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By Peggy Savage In the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school, a group of Silverton High School students are organizing a walkout to protest gun violence in schools and the lack of change that has occurred to stop the violence. Sophomore Orion White and senior Elijah Rakha-Sheketoff are coordinating the event as part of the March 14 National Student Walkout. They said it is meant to bring together communities and students to demand that Congress pass legislation to keep kids safe from gun violence. “We are standing for school safety, with a specific slant towards tighter regulation on guns,” said Rakha-Sheketoff. “Our group does not believe the way to make safe schools is to increase the presence of deadly killing machines as some would believe.” Principal Wade Lockett said he supports the students’ efforts. “We want to provide a safe environment for our students where their voices can be

heard, but that doesn’t create friction in the school,” Lockett said. “When we learned that this was a nationwide event, with a lot of schools looking to take part in a walkout, we had a meeting with the kids to discuss this, and I said yes, let’s schedule it. “We have a very politically active student body, which is something we encourage,” Lockett said. “We want our kids to express opinions and in a safe environment. My first reaction was that if our kids want to take part in this, then we want them to take part in it. That said, we want to create a safe environment that doesn’t disrupt our school day. “If they do this, we want it to be a growth and learning process for our students,” he said. We will have kids on both sides of this issue, which will make this a potentially valuable learning experience.” White, Rakha-Sheketoff and about 40 other students invited parents, educators and fellow students to a meeting Feb. 25 at Oak Street Church. The plan calls for students to gather at 10 a.m. on March

14 for 17 minutes in the school courtyard, Rakha-Sheketoff said. The purpose is to honor the victims in Florida, support gun control and to stand in solidarity with students marching in Washington D.C.

That doesn’t mean we are less valuable, it might mean we are more valuable, because we have the numbers in terms of support, not just the dollars. We have actual people supporting us instead of just money.”

“We are not saying Silverton is a problem. We are trying to put Silverton into the national conversation, something a lot of people feel they are being left out of right now,” White said. “We have been having a lot of school shootings, way too many. It’s not going to be helped by putting more guns into circulation. We need to put higher restrictions on weapons of mass destruction. The solution is not to throw more guns into the mix, but to start realizing the capability for damage.

The question of student safety hit home Feb. 23 when a social media post alluding to a possible threat at an unnamed “SHS” had the school and police on alert. After investigating, Lockett wrote a message to parents that the viral post originated in Ohio, not Silverton. “So, we were relatively certain when we walked into school this morning, that the social media did not refer to this Silverton High School,” he said. “That said, it still makes people uncomfortable, so we have law enforcement here today to help guarantee the safety of our kids.

“Specifically, congressmen should be prioritizing student safety over the donations of the NRA,” he said. “I think a lot of students across the nation feel their voices haven’t been heard. Not only because we are under 18, but because we don’t’ have that kind of money. We are saving money for college instead of putting millions of dollars into a congressman’s war chest.

“Safety for our students is our number one job. Sure, academics are very important. But when parents send their kids to school, what parents expect is that their kids will come home at night, and we take that very seriously.”

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Plastic bags By Melissa Wagoner Silverton resident Dana Smith wears many hats; one as an active and concerned community member, one as a City Councilor and one as chairperson of the Environmental Management Committee formed by the Council in November 2015. “On most issues I try not to impose my personal opinion on other people,” she said. “My role on the Environmental Committee is just to lead the conversation and craft procedure on how to address the issues.” The original purpose of the committee was as a liaison with Republic Services regarding rate increases. In response to that issue the committee was able to work with the waste and recycling company to facilitate residential composting into green bins as a way to reduce the tonnage of incinerator-bound trash. “A lot of people were able to go down a container size and thus a monthly rate,” Smith said. “There was so much energy after that success that Rick Lewis, then


Committee seeks business opinions, options Silverton Environmental Management Committee Tuesday, March 20, 3 p.m. City Council Chambers, 421 S. Water Silverton’s mayor, said, ‘I think we should expand this committee.’ We went from a five member committee to a seven member committee.” A new item is on the agenda – one that appeared as a question on the 2016 Community Survey – is should the city ban the use of plastic bags and polystyrene disposable containers. Although the committee has had initial discussions on the subject, both Smith and Mayor Kyle Palmer stress that the process is in very early days. “[T]his is a discussion and consideration at this point and should not be confused with an ‘agenda’ that the council may have or a decision that is already made,” Palmer said. “Just the opposite, this process is designed

The Environmental Management Committee recently reached out to local businesses with an invitation to attend its February session. Only one business representative attended, a discouraging fact in light of the council’s hope that the issue can be solved by the businesses, not the city. “My own personal opinion is that all of these types of issues would be better handled privately by the businesses themselves rather than by government intervention, but in some cases, that just may not be possible,” Palmer said. Smith said the committee plans to make another attempt to reach out to business owners with its March 20, 3 p.m. meeting, especially those who would be most affected by a ban. “Come and talk to us,” she urged, “and tell us what we can do to reduce your waste stream.”


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Too much tech? By Melissa Wagoner Cellphones in the hands of children – when and how often and is it safe – is currently a big area of concern for parents, teachers and health care providers here in the Willamette Valley and around the world. “As a chiropractor I am concerned not just with structural problems of the body, but most importantly with the affects structure will have on nerve function,” Dr. Chris Allen, owner of Allen Chiropractic Wellness Center in Silverton said. “As the saying goes, ‘it doesn’t take a rocket scientist’ to see on a daily basis the postural strain the use of cell phones/tablets has on our children.”

to eye level instead of looking down for extended time periods,” Allen said. Another health issue that Allen is concerned with, specifically when dealing with children, is known as “digital dementia,” a concept popularized by German neuroscientist Manfred Spitzer that proposes there may be cognitive development issues in children who spend time on devices. “While a somewhat controversial topic,” Allen said, “the bottom line is it just makes sense that too much time on devices, especially during developmental years, will alter brain development.”

This strain, currently being referred to as “tech neck,” develops because of prolonged pressure on the neck due to hunching over devices. Allen explained that with ideal posture the head is exerting zero degrees of forward flexion and only 10 to 12 pounds of pressure but with every degree the head moves forward, the weight increases significantly – at 15 degrees the weight is 27 pounds and at 30 degrees it jumps to 40. Symptoms of this stress are believed to manifest as headaches, neck pain, jaw pain and even respiratory stress.

Allen went on to list some of the key components in child and infant development: physical touch, human connection and exposure to nature.

“The obvious solution is to watch your neck position when texting or looking at devices, attempting to keep the eyes focused straight ahead and bring the device up

Allen explained that on his own devices as well as those of his family and employees he has engaged a “radiationto-light” device which lowers electromagnetic

“Hours of time on cell phones and digital devices do not fill any of those needs,” he said. Lastly, Allen said he is concerned about the emission of electromagnetic fields by cellphones, another controversial topic which most scientists agree cannot be fully understood without more data and scientific studies.

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Debate on children’s cellphone-use centers on health, social development, consequences distraction and then a power struggle in class.”

to fully delete information once it is posted and, once released, is no longer controlled by the initial party. In the short-term Broad also worries about cyberbullying.

Jessica Newton, health teacher at Silverton High School has had similar experiences. Though her students are only supposed to use their phones between classes they often struggle with the temptation to use them at other times.

“The whole thing has just been trying to keep a pulse on it and provide her with the tools,” Broad said. “My goal at this point is more about teaching her to fish than making sure she’s fed. If I wasn’t having a conversation about it she would find a way to circumvent me.”

“Some students have a difficult time making the right choices,” she said. “I see a broad range of impulse control abilities.” Although neither Middlestetter nor Newton’s children are currently in possession of phones, John Paul Broad’s daughter Aubry has had her own basic flip phone since the sixth grade when she began to walk alone to school. More recently at the age of 15 Aubry asked for an iPhone with internet capabilities. “I made a deal with her that I would pay for half,” Broad said. Broad developed this co-pay arrangement so that Aubry would have an understanding and respect for the costliness and fragility of her new phone, but also so that he could maintain some measure of control over how it was utilized. “I’m very up front about the fact that I have access to her accounts,” he said.

Whether it is the possible health implications or the social effect, everyone agreed that cellphones are a tool and should be used as such by children. “What’s your opinion?”

“I’m skeptical.”

Although Broad said he has not felt compelled to access Aubry’s phone more than a handful of times, the arrangement gives him some modicum of control. Broad has also begun educating Aubry about the dangers of internet usage, and as an IT consultant, he is well versed on these. “I talked to her about secure deletion and encryption and about different protocols,” he said. He also cautioned Aubry about the long-term and shortterm effects of posting personal information using social media. In the long-term he said it is nearly impossible

“We definitely want them to understand that it is a tool,” Newton said. “Primarily we have wanted to have other in-the-flesh humans be their primary influences. We prioritize human connection and outdoor time and early access to a phone doesn’t support those priorities.” Allen agreed adding, “I would say remember what childhood was like for you. Limit your kids’ time on devices and encourage them to play in nature. Being connected is not what we have been conditioned to believe – it is not how many Facebook friends you have or how many likes you got on your last post. It is about connecting eye-to-eye and face-to-face with the people you love and respect.”

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Rocks, often intricately painted, have begun popping up in the parks, outside of businesses, even in the trees all over Silverton. Three groups, organized using Facebook pages, are responsible for many of these little gems all with a similar purpose. “In a world that can be so frustrating, sad and with all of the tragedies that seem to be on the TV what seems like every day, it can be hard to see the good the world has to offer,” Shannon Haney, founder of Angel Rocks Silverton, OR said. “One of the things that I fell in love with was the fact that this project has no race, religion, political agenda, etc. It’s about people supporting people, people wanting to have fun and wanting to inspire others, or make others smile.” Haney, who has collected rocks all of her life, came to the idea of painting them last year while on vacation with her husband and children. Upon finding a rock with “Oxford Rocks FB”, the family uncovered a whole society devoted to painted stone.

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“They have thousands and thousands of people that participate and it was so much fun,” she said. “I love the stories... of all the states a certain rock had traveled through or how much they meant to someone.” Upon her return to Oregon she created Angel Rocks as a way to continue the fun. “We started painting rocks here because I realized many people in Silverton were searching for something or wanted something to look forward too and really wanted to get away from phones etc.,” she said. Rock artist, Chelsea Dahlberg, founder of the Silverton Rocks – Oregon Facebook page, had a similar experience. She was introduced to the hobby via her cousin who hosts a page in Port Angeles, Washington. “I started painting rocks as a way to express myself creatively and share my art with others,” she said. “Many times we create art and it stays in our home with us; this is a way to share it with the outside world and it brightens people’s days. I think we all can use a little happiness no matter where we are in our lives. These painted stones

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Painted reminders of shared humanity are tiny reminders that there is goodness and positivity in the world.” Elyse McGowan-Kidd also thinks something as small as a painted rock can make a big difference in someone’s day, or life. A participant in both groups, McGowan-Kidd has banded with others and begun painting rocks with an important purpose – to support LGBTQ children in Silverton. “I wanted to find a way to show these kids, a kid in particular that we are here, that we have his back, that we are present and we are trying as a community to show support,” she said. Along with themed rocks McGowanKidd, a graphic artist, has also designed a pin which she is using to raise money for the local Gay Straight Alliance and other similar non-profits. “If one kid or person in town is struggling to find their place or their voice and is lifted

up by my pins or my rocks, then I have been successful,” she said. All three women agree that the hobby of painting and hunting for rocks is gaining popularity and that it may have less to do with rocks and more to do with the connectedness the hobby creates. “I can tell you that when you are having a rough day and you look over and find a painted rock whether it was by a two year old or the most talented artist, it makes your day,” Haney said. “I hope that people, despite their beliefs, political affiliation, life choices etc. will remember that we are all human, that underneath everything we are more alike as people than we are different, to be the change you want to see in the world, to take time and stop to talk to someone new. If anything, unplug, get out of the house, enjoy this one life, and to have fun. It goes fast.”

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No two were ever alike.

The stately two-story historical landmark was originally built in 1878 by namesake Jake McClaine and his wife, Sophronia. Now, the refurbished cream-colored house with bright blue trim, has accommodated guests from near and far.

There was the pair who booked every year with one goal. “This couple would stay in their room for six hours just talking to each other. It was like a board meeting for their marriage. They would stay for two full days. They’ve been together for a long time,” she smiled.

“I had a couple from China stay last year during the eclipse,” Karen said. Included in the 3,000 sq. ft. house are two master suites: “The Terrace” (downstairs) and “The Falls” (upstairs). Each suite has its own full bath, a coffee station and a wall-mounted Smart TV. Homemade breakfasts, including poached eggs over risotto, are served each morning – along with fresh fruit. Gluten-free or dietary restrictions can be accommodated. The inn also serves as an indoor/outdoor venue for small weddings and elopements. An ornate gazebo in the backyard provides a romantic backdrop. Before moving to Silverton in December 2016, Karen, 59, owned and managed “The Carlton Inn B&B” for five years in Carlton, Oregon. One weekday in April 2016, she and her boyfriend, Andrew Halls, took a leisurely drive to Silverton. Browsing through downtown led to the Victorian house set off by a white picket fence. It was for sale. Suddenly, Karen’s future plans became clear. “I really wasn’t looking to move, but the town was so charming with the little creek running through it,” she said.

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The “girlfriend groups” were fun. One bunch kept her up with them playing cards and drinking wine until 1 a.m.

Karen Choules looks forward to new guests at The McClaine House. NANCY JENNINGS

Once the paperwork was finished, the physical work of refurbishing began. “It took about six months. Inside, the ceilings are 11 feet high. It took about six weeks to scrape off all the old wallpaper in the living room and do repairs. There were probably about six or seven layers. We had to paint outside during the summer.” Karen has two grown daughters, Theresa and Jessica, and two grandchildren, Cameron and Reese. They all live in Southern California. The Carlton Inn gave her a few memorable snippets from past guests.

Then there was the group of cyclists who came every year taking wine tasting tours. “We became great friends. My slogan ‘Arrive as a Guest, Depart as a Friend’ was created there.” When able to spend time together away from their businesses (Andrew owns Pacific Hazelnut Candy Factory in nearby Aurora), they enjoy taking their own wine tasting excursions. “We got very familiar with the wineries in the Carlton area,” she said, adding they have now found new local favorites. Plans may include hosting occasional wine tasting socials, and tea parties for guests ages 12+. Karen’s youngest daughter and son-in-law visited in October. She told her mother, “Carlton was nice, but, wow, this has so much more to offer.”

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datebook Frequent Addresses

JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 Charles St. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Legacy Silverton Health, 342 Fairview St. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield

Monday Stay Fit Exercise Class, 9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. $3 members, $4 non. Repeats Wednesdays, Fridays. 503-873-3093

Yoga, 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.,

Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. $8 members, $10 non. Repeats Wednesdays, Fridays. 503-873-3093

Recovery at Noon,

Noon – 1 p.m., Third and High streets, Silverton. Every day except Sunday. 503-873-1320

Gordon House Tours, Noon, 1, 2 p.m.

Lego Lab, 4:15 p.m., Mt. Angel Public

Silverton Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m.,

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,

Silverton Women Connect, 8:45am.,

Library. Build original creation from Legos. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401 Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952

Silverton Business Group, 8 a.m., Silverton

Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Free. 503-873-5615

Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-873-4198 Main Street Bistro, 201 E. Main St. Networking for personal, business growth with like-minded women. Val Lemings, 503-877-8381

Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Mt.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:15 a.m.,

Dynamic Aging Exercise Class, 10:30 a.m.,

Silvertones Community Singers, 10

Angel Public Library. Stories, singing with caregivers. Free. 503-845-6401 Silverton Senior Center. $7 members, $8 non. Seniors 50+. 503-873-3093

Indoor Playtime, 11:15 a.m., Mt.

Angel Public Library. Play with toys, friends. Toddlers with caregivers. Free. 503-845-6401

Chickadees Storytime, 12:30 p.m.,

Silver Falls Library. Storytime for 3 - 5 years old. Free. 503-873-7633

Bingo, 1 p.m., Silverton Senior

Center. 50+. $2.50 per card. 503-873-3093

Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. Tickets:

Open Art Studio, 1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50+. Free. 503-873-3093

Clay Time with Grandparents, 3:30 p.m.,

Stardust Village Club House, 1418 Pine St., Silverton Sandy, 503-871-3729 a.m., United Methodist Church, 203 Main St., Silverton. Open to anyone who loves to sing. Tomi, 503-873-2033

Duplo Day, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver

Falls Library. Build with blocks. Ages 0 - 5. Free. 503-873-7633

Saturday AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silverton

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 10 a.m.,

Monday Meal, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Silverton

STEAM LaB, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Silver Falls

Falls Library. For families with children of all ages. Free. 503-873-7633

Family Game Day, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Saturday Lunch, Noon - 1:30 p.m., Trinity

Evening Yoga, 5:45 p.m., Silverton Grange

Library. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math: Learning and Building. Age 5 11. Free. 503-873-7633

Free Dinner, 5 - 7 p.m., First Christian

AA Meetings, 8 p.m., Scotts Mills

Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. All ages. Free; donations accepted. 503-873-6620


Tuesday Zumba, 8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center.

Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Learn positive qualities such as clarity and understanding. Thru April 10. Free.


50 and older. Repeats Thursday. $5 members, $6 non. 503-873-3093

Kiwanis Club of Silverton, 7 a.m., Main St.

Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Silverton

Baby Bird Storytime, 11 a.m., Silver Falls

Senior Center. 50 and older. Thursdays, too. $3 members, $4 non. 503-873-3093

Mt. Angel Food Bank, 9:30 - 11:30

a.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wednesday, Thursday. 503-845-6998

Crafty Kids, 3 - 9 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Create arts, crafts projects. Supplies provide. Age 5 - 11. Free. 503-873-7633

Stories & STEAM, 3:30 p.m., Mount

Angel Public Library. Stories, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art project. Best for age 6 - 10. Free. 503-845-6401

Bistro, 201 E Main St. 503-510-3525

Library. Storytime for age 0 - 36 months. Free. 503-873-7633

Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Free. 503-873-2635

Silverton Spiritual Life Community, 10:30 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services.

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Monday, March 5 Daughters of American Revolution

10 a.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Abigail Scott Duniway Chapter business meeting followed by program on DNA with Kristen Lowe-Bartell. Free. All welcome. 503-769-5951 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free for members. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

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

Tuesday, March 6

Silverton Lions Club

Ladies Hat Tricks

Friday, March 2

Open Quilting Time

7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Open to all. Also March 15. 503-873-7119

Bereavement Workshop

3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Free. 503-873-3093


2 - 4 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Artists reception for show of various mediums and subject matter, including tasteful nudes. Free class on portraits. Exhibit open to public through April 1. Barbara, 801-414-3875

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

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

Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Support for those with eating problems. 503-551-3671

Silverton Salon

Silverton Scribes

Compassionate Presence Sangha, 7 –

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 – 8 p.m., St.

Community Pancake Breakfast

Ukulele Song Circle

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6 p.m., Silverton

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

7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 Silverton Road, Silverton. Tickets $10 adults, $8 children, seniors, students with ID. Tickets at Books-N-Time, 210 N Water St., Silverton, or at door. Also 7 p.m. March 3; 2 p.m. March 4. 503-508-3682,

5 p.m., Glockenspiel Restaurant, 190 E Charles St., Mt. Angel. Adult book club with special wine, beer offered. Free. Open to public. Maureen, 503-910-5417 7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Share, critique writing projects. Also March 15. 503-873-8796

United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Dave, 503-501-9824

Robin Hood: Crusader for Justice

8 - 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $6 adults, $5 senior center members, $4 children under 12, $3 veterans. Children under 4 are free. 503-873-3093

noon, 432 McClaine St., Silverton.

Silverton Senior Center. 503-873-3093

Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Repeats Thursdays, Saturdays. David, 503-383-83277

7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Marjory Lane, violin and viola, performs with pianist Christopher Wicks. Free-will offering. Open to public.

Late Season Saturday Market, 10 a.m. -

1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. $2. All skill levels. 503-873-2480

Peace Education Program, 7 - 8 p.m.,

First Friday Music

Saturday, March 3

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions

Hall, 201 Division St. All levels. $5. Repeats Wednesdays. Robin, 503-930-1896

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

Senior Center. Free tax preparation for all. Walk-in only. 503-873-3093

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

Oak Street Church, 502 Oak St. All invited. Free; donations OK. John, 503-873-5446

First Friday in Silverton

1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Make Easter, Mother’s Day hats. $30. 50 and older. 503-873-3093 1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bring project to work, share. 50 and older. Free. Also March 20. 503-873-3093

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Child Anxiety Workshop

2 - 3:30 p.m., Silverton Hospital. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. Suzy, 503-304-3429

6:30 p.m., Silverton High. Learn about anxiety in school-aged children. Free.

The Compassionate Friends

7 p.m., Discuss ways to fund, implement projects that benefit Silverton community. Call Barbara for information/meeting place, 801-414-3875

6 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. The Compassionate Friends provides comfort, hope, support to parents who lost a child. Carol Williams, 503-873-6944

Scotts Mills Neighborhood Watch

GFWC Silverton Zenith Women’s Club

Civics for Adults

7 p.m., Scotts Mill Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Potluck at 6:30 p.m. All welcome.

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Workshop on misinformation, fake news, political propaganda presented by Donna Cohen. Free. 503-873-8796

Mt. Angel American Legion Post

Friday, March 9

7 p.m., 740 E College St., Mt. Angel. 503-845-6119

Silverton Garden Club

7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bill Schiedler of Gardenripe speaks on vegetable gardening: new varieties, old favorites, heirlooms. Free. Open to public.

Wednesday, March 7 Interdenominational Lenten Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Breakfast, worship, speaker. Free; donations accepted. 503-829-5061

Strengthening Families Program

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Increase family communication skills. Sessions for parents and preteens/ teens age 10 - 14. Register: janh@, 503-873-0405

Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Improvisational games; no experience needed. Adults, high school students. Repeats March 21. Ron, 503-873-8796

Thursday, March 8 Evergreen Aviation Trip

8:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Trip to Evergreen Aviation. $20 members, $22 non. 503-873-3093

Love & Logic Class

10 a.m. - noon, Silverton Community Center. Parenting the Love and Logic Way gives practical skills to end to arguing, back talk, begging. $40 per family. Childcare provided. Scholarships available. Register:, 503-873-0405.

Levels of Care Presentation

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Presented by Heather Davis from Davenport Place. 50 and older. Free. 503-873-3093

Singles Dine Out Club

6 p.m., 3 Ten Water Restaurant, 310 N Water St., Silverton. 503-873-3093

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Supervision for Spiritual Directors

9 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. All spiritual directors welcome for ongoing formation, education. $30. Sr. Pokorny, 503-949-6284

Silverton Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 - 1 p.m., Legacy Silverton Health. $12 members, $15 prospective members, late registrations. Reservations due noon, March 7. 503-873-5615

First Aid, CPR Training

1 - 5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. First aid, AED, CPR training. Open to public. $50 for two-year certificate. Pre-register at Senior Center or call 503-873-3093

All Rider Horsemanship Weekend

5:30 p.m., Canyonview Camp, 13000 NE Finlay Road, Silverton. Weekend of riding, games. $120, scholarships available. Age 8 - 17. Register: 971-239-1347

Saturday, March 10 FBYC Dinner Auction

5 p.m., Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy., Mt. Angel. Father Bernard Youth Center annual dinner auction. Tickets $40 each; 2 for $75. Golden Ticket Raffles $50 each. Tickets at or 503-845-4097

Silver Falls Owl Prowl

6 - 8 p.m., Silver Falls State Park. Learn about, hike to find owls at North Falls Meeting Hall. Free; $5 day-use parking permit required. Space is limited; pre-register at owlprowl2018. also 7 - 9 p.m. March 24. 503-874-0201

Sunday, March 11 Daylight Savings Time Starts

Monday, March 12 Mt. Angel School District

6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel. Open to public. 503-845-2345 7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5303

Monthly Dream Group

Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Learn how listening to dreams help show God’s presence in image, word in awakened life. $20. RSVP: 503-845-6141

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Ties & Tiaras

10 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Doug Crosby presents “Atlantic Crossing: The Emigrant Experience.” Free. All welcome. 7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-874-2207

Wednesday, March 14 Dementia Awareness Class

3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Taught by Donna Bennett of Senior Helpers. Free. 50 and older. 503873-3093

Thursday, March 15 Recycle 101!

Noon, St. Paul Church, 1410 Pine St., Silverton. Candy Weatherly on informed recycling choices. Light lunch, $6.50. Reservations necessary by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by Mt. AngelSilverton Women’s Connection.

Beginning Calligraphy

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Learn calligraphy basics. Supplies provided. Teens, adults. Free. Space limited. Register: 503-845-6401

Pudding River Watershed Council

6 - 8 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First St., Silverton. Learn about recent earthquakes, weather prediction in watershed.

Friday, March 16 Day Trip to McLoughlin House

9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Visit historic Oregon City. $18 members, $20 non. 503-873-3093

Healing Heart Grief Support

3 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Grief support circle with Bristol Hospice’s Naomi Asselin. Free; no registration needed. Repeats March 30. 503-873-3093

Friday Movie Matinee

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Coco (PG). Popcorn. Free. 503-845-6401

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Saturday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day March Book Talk

9:30 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Sacred Fire by Ronald Rolheiser. Free. Sr. Beyer, 503-991-9929

6 - 9 p.m., Silverton High. Silverton Rotary Daddy-Daughter dance and dessert. $30 for dad/daughter tickets; $10 each additional daughter. Tickets at or at Country Financial, 204 W Main St., Silverton. For Rotary Scholarship Fund.

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7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. $5 members, $7 non. 50 and older.

Sunday, March 18 Organ Recital

9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Featuring Gil Wittman. Free. 503-873-6620

Taizé Prayer

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

Tuesday, March 20 Day Trip to Fort Vancouver

8:15 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Visit Pendleton Woolen Mills Factory, Fort Vancouver. $20 members, $22 non. 503-873-3093

Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. For spouses, family. Free. 50+. 503-873-3093

Prayer of the Heart

3:30 p.m., Queen of Angel Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Contemplative prayer group. All welcome. Free.

Seed to Supper Course

6 - 8 p.m, SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Free gardening course for low-income participants. Repeats six Mondays through April. Sign up at under “programs,” or call Lexi Stickel, 503-581-3855 ext. 333

Family Communication Workshop

6:30 - 8 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Learn effective communication skills to get cooperation, encourage conversation. Free; dinner provided. Register: janh@, 503-873-0405

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Book Club for Adults

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Featuring The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. Open to public. 503-873-8796

American Legion Post 7

7 p.m., Silverton Elk Lodge, 300 High St. All veterans welcome. 503-871-8160

Wednesday, March 21 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 KIS Designs. Everyone welcome. Contact Kisdesigns on Facebook for information.

Thursday, March 22 Living Options Fair

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Information on various housing options. Free. Open to public. 503-873-3093

Jumanji Jamboree

Noon, Mt. Angel Public Library. Binge on the 1995 (PG) and 2017 (PG-13) versions of Jumanji. Jungle snacks, popcorn. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

Friday, March 30

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Tuesday, March 27

3D Printer Project

Spring Break Horsemanship Camp

Pysanky Eggs

Saturday, March 24

Thursday, March 29

Fourth Saturday Maker’s Market

Life Line Screening

Saturday, March 31 Passover Begins

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Experiment with 3D printer, make creation with 3D pen. Teens. Space is limited. Register by calling 503-845-6401.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Macleay Grange, 8312 Macleay Road, Salem. Indoor farmers market, baked goods, handmade crafts from local suppliers. Free. 503-873-3593

Sunday, March 25 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $6 per person. 503-874-9575

Monday, March 26 Vigil for Peace

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. Silverton People for Peace gather holding signs pleading for peace, end of wars. Open to all. 503-580-8893

10:30 a.m., Canyonview Camp, 13000 NE Finlay Road, Silverton. Girls 8 - 17. $299, scholarships available. Register: 971-239-1347

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Five screenings offered to scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of arteries in legs, atrial fibrillation, bone density. $149; $139 members for all tests. Receive $10 discount by registering at lifelinescreening. com/communitycircle or calling 888653-6441. Or sign-up at Silverton Senior Center. 503-873-3093

Children’s Bot

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Create, race own mini-robot. Best for ages 6 - 10. Free. 503-845-6401

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3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Make traditional dyed Ukrainian eggs. Teens. Free. 503-845-6401

Pancake Breakfast

7 - 9:15 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Free pancake breakfast followed by Easter Egg Hunt. 503-859-5061

Easter Egg Hunt

10 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Easter egg hunt, crafts, snacks. Children through fourth grade. Free. 503-859-5061

Read to the Dogs!

11 a.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Make an appointment to read to the therapy dog, Maggie. All ages. Register: 503-845-6401.

Easter Egg Hunt

11 a.m., Silver Creeek Fellowship, 822 Industry Way, Silverton. Kids, 5th grade and under. Free hot dog lunch will be served afterwards. 503-873-7353

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By Melissa Wagoner In an unassuming building off Eska Way in Silverton, not a lot of traffic heading in or out but with the smell of food drifting on the air is a processing plant for Diana Food. “As far as processing and production plants go it’s very small,” Stan Stajduhar, Silverton’s Diana Food site director said. Diana Food, which opened the local branch in 2011, is owned by the German company Symrise. This company’s mission is to provide the natural ingredients that make up larger products distributed by major brands across the globe. “At the Silverton plant what we do is we take different fruits and vegetables and make them into different powders and pastes for different customers,” Stajduhar explained. “Some of the things we get are from local farmers and we bring in stuff from international products, too.” Stajduhar, a resident of Keizer, has worked for Diana Food since September. “Most of my career has been in food,” he said. “It was a good fit.” Stajduhar, who works with between 65 and 70 employees

Diana Food Aside from the Industrial Site/Research & Development Center in Silverton, there are similar sites in Quebec, Chile and Ecuador, the UK, and Singapore.

at the Silverton site, said although the plant is small it is extremely busy, meaning each employee’s job is very important. “They’re the heart and soul of the plant,” he said.

Although the everyday consumer will not come across a Diana Food label in the grocery store, Caroline Avier, Consumer Insights and Communication Manager based in France, said the ingredients Diana Food creates are found in everything from yogurt and smoothies to soups, noodles and baby food. “We are supporting our consumers so that our ingredients are enriching their products,” Avier said. “It’s a very high gross market for us in the West.” Despite maintaining a low profile in Silverton, Stajduhar said Diana Food is honored to be here, close to the natural ingredients it utilizes. “We are very proud and happy to be a part of the community,” he said.

Rotary’s Daddy-Daughter Dance, Dessert set for March 17 The Silverton Rotary Daddy-Daughter Dance and Dessert is set for Saturday, March 17, 6 - 9 p.m. at Silverton High School. The evening is designed to help strengthen the father-daughter relationships and build memories that dads and daughters can share for a lifetime. It is also an opportunity for fathers to show their daughters how a woman should be treated. The proceeds go toward the Silverton Rotary Scholarship Fund to grant scholarships to outgoing seniors at Silverton High School. This year’s theme is “Ties & Tiaras” and will feature dessert, a live DJ and dancing, a formal daddydaughter photo, face painting, crafts and games, a photo booth, chocolate fountains, and Disney princess character appearances. Tickets are $30 for a Dad/Daughter ticket and $10 for each additional daughter. The price goes up to $40 after March 12, so don’t wait to get registered. Tickets can be purchased at www.SilvertonDDD. com or register in person at the Country Financial office, 204 W. Main St., Silverton.



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1 cup whole milk

In the quest to always have enough cornbread to go with my chili I often make too much. If you’ve ever eaten left over cornbread you know that after a couple of days it gets very dry, perfect for this recipe! 2 T butter

1 red onion (finely chopped) 1 ½ cups corn (fresh, frozen or canned)

2 cups diced cooked ham

1 clove garlic (finely chopped) 2 cups cornbread (cut into small cubes) ½ tsp chili powder 3 large eggs

1 cup plain yogurt

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Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt butter and sauté onions until translucent. Add corn, ham, garlic, cornbread and chili powder. Continue cooking until the edges of the ham and cornbread begin to brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl whisk eggs. One at a time add the remaining ingredients, whisking between each addition. Pour evenly over the ingredients in the skillet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the crust slightly browning. Enjoy!

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Teodulo Leija Sr. Teodulo V. Leija, Sr., 83, of Salem peacefully passed on Feb. 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Feb. 17, 1934 in San Jose de las Flores, Mexico to Felipe and Emerenciana (Vasquez) Leija. He married Cesaria Guevara; also of San Jose de la Flores, in 1958.

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Teodulo came to the United States in the 1960s through the Bracero Program. He relocated his family to Moses Lake, Washington in 1966. He spent the next 35 years in agriculture and became a U.S. citizen in 1987. He was a devout Catholic; attending Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church several times a week. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and was an avid athlete who enjoyed working out regularly and competing in local long distance races, including Bloomsday, until he was 70 and poor health ended his running days.

Feb. 17, 1934 – Feb. 10, 2018 Teodulo enjoyed gardening and spending time with his 11 children and 12 grandchildren. Health led him to relocate to Salem with his wife and several of his children in 2007.  He is survived by his wife, Cesaria; children Phillip (Lisa) Leija, Velino (Cara Marshall) Leija, Antonia, Miguel, Maria, Santiago, Jesus, and Rosalina Leija, Teresa (Meani) Brim, Teodulo Jr. (Aileen) Leija, Juanita (Timothy) Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents, his three siblings and children Maria de los Angeles and Jose.  A funeral mass was held Feb. 16 at St. Vincent's Catholic Church, Salem, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in Mount Angel. Arrangements were by Unger Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Providence Benedictine Hospice or Salem Hospital.

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Donna J. King of Mount Angel died Feb. 10, 2018. She was 88 years old. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on Feb. 7, 1930. She married Robert J. King in March 1965 and they moved to Molalla, Oregon with their six children later that month. Besides raising children and sheep, Donna and Bob were active members of the Molalla Saddle Club and enjoyed many trail rides. Helping others was very important to Donna and she gave many hours of service to the Molalla Food Bank. When she moved to Silverton, the Silverton Hospital Care Van benefited from her dedicated service for many years. Volunteering to coordinate the annual Giving Tree at Trinity Lutheran was one of her favorite ways to help others. She attended Grace Lutheran Church in Molalla until her move to Silverton, where she was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Following her move to Mount Angel, she attended Trinity Lutheran Church.

Donna is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, David Brock; grandson, Andrew Barth; and parents, Victor and Allie Mae Wishert.

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She is survived by her children Gail Barth; Dell (Patti) King; Ken (Karen) Brock; Willy (Ida) Cochel; Jerry King, 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15534 E. Marquam Road. NE, Mount Angel on Feb. 19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church for its outreach programs.

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Sports & Recreation

Special hoops season The next two weeks could be pretty special for area high school basketball fans. All four teams at Silverton and Kennedy are ranked in the top 10 in their class. Both Kennedy teams already have qualified for the Class 2A tournament. And both Foxes squads are one win away from the 5A tourney. Here is the rundown: The Kennedy girls will take the top seed into their March 1 quarterfinal in Pendleton against Heppner. The Trojans are 26-1 overall, advancing to state via a 53-17 home win last Friday against Vernonia. Kennedy is looking to duplicate its 2016 title, and its veteran roster includes seven players from the championship squad. The Kennedy boys are ranked ninth in the state and advanced to state via a 52-36 win at Pilot Rock, a round trip of 500-plus miles. The Trojans have a tough draw in their quarterfinal, No. 2 Columbia Christian. The Silverton boys are ranked No. 1 in Class 5A after a 14-0 Mid-Willamette Conference season in which 12 of the victories were by 20 points or more, capped by an emphatic 86-44 win against Dallas last Friday night. Silverton will host a round of 16 playoff game Saturday, March 3 against a team that had not been determined by Our Town’s presstime. The Foxes’ girls squad, which won a state title in 2016 and finished second a year ago, is ranked fifth in the state. Silverton drained 11 3-pointers in a 56-35 win last Friday at Dallas which clinched the Mid-Willamette Conference title. The Foxes play at home March 2 against a team to be determined. The

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5A tournament begins March 6 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis. How about a couple more numbers? The four teams are 83-20 overall and finished a combined 45-7 in league play. And speaking of basketball champs, Silverton’s Unified team won a Special Olympics district tournament over the weekend in Corvallis. Athletes and partners on the roster include Ayden Russell, Jared Johnson, Eleasha Zitzelberger, Liz Dahl, Jhonathan Shackelford, Daniel Briseno, Brian Sung, Sadie Enderle, Cooper Hannan, Mehey Kraskov, Dalton Curtis, Marco Garcia-Ramirez, Christina Effimov, Carson Ortega, Maddy Mead, Brooke McCarty, Aracell Gaspar, Jordyn Hanse, James Dahl and Tristan Catrett. The squad is coached by Neal Glynn, Will Silcox, Brenda Beyer and Hank Ulven.

50 free in 22.50. Before this year the top finish by a boys swimmer or relay at state was fifth.

Kuenzi had upset Brower in the 106 semifinals a year ago, but Saturday night Brower turned the tables via a 5-2 score.

All five relay teams the Foxes sent to state finished on the podium (top six). The girls 200 medley relay team of Samantha Zurcher, Marie Tolmachoff, Maggie Kelley and Maddie Broyhill was fourth in 1:56.88. The boys 200 medley relay team of Orr, Kyle Reiser, David Reeves and Blake Doerfler was fifth in 1:43.22. The girls 200 free relay team of Maggie Kelley, Breanna Castell, Broyhill and Tolmachoff took fourth in 1:44.39. The boys 200 free relay team of Tristan Allen, Doerfler, Reeves and Orr swam to fourth in 1:33.03. And the girls 400 free relay unit of Jayla Toland, Hailey Kelley, Andrea Fitch and Castell was sixth in 3:59.13.

Kuenzi’s efforts helped the Foxes score 32 points and finish 20th in the competition. Also scoring for Silverton were sophomore Matthew Guenther (132), freshman Isaac Whitehead (126) and sophomore Hayden Roth (195).

No girls relay had finished better than sixth at state before. And from 1983 to 2017 Silverton swimmers or relay teams reached the podium six times. They were there seven times on Feb. 17. “I’m so proud to be an Aqua Fox,” said third-year coach Lucky Rogers. “Our swimmers were amazing. Our fans were even more amazing. I had so many compliments about our cheering section. I really just don’t want this season to end.”

Swimming: Silverton made history Feb. 16-17 at the Class 5A swimming championships at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.

Wrestling: Silverton soph Kaden Kuenzi took second place at 120 pounds Feb. 17 in the state wrestling tournament at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

The girls finished seventh in the Class 5A team race with 14 points. The boys were eighth with 18. This was the first time in school history that the Foxes have cracked the top 10. Senior Jason Orr took second in the 100 back in 54.41 and fourth in the

The top-seeded Kuenzi, who won a state title as a freshman at 106, won his first three matches by pin or technical fall to advance to the final against No. 2 Zeth Brower, a senior from Crater of Central Point.

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“It was a fun, long and tough season with lots of trials and triumphs but most importantly lots of moments of growth from our wrestlers,” coach Keegan Davis told Our Town. “With a team that consists of nine freshmen, ten sophomores, six juniors and just four seniors we are extremely young with tons of room for improvement, however, despite being young we were able to accomplish some pretty awesome things.” The new program at Kennedy advanced Mathew Marrow (106) and Carlos Saravia (120) to the Class 2A-1A meet but neither wrestler placed. Tennis anyone? Practice for the spring sports of tennis, golf, track and field, baseball and softball started Feb. 26. The first contest date is March 12. Our Town is predicting rain. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@ Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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“Well, uh, I think it was a good one,” I told my teammates. My wife and I had just watched that movie about a month ago. The poker scene must have taken place while I was checking out the refrigerator.

“Oh, wait. I thought I knew that.” “Come to think of it, maybe I didn’t know that at all.”

Anyway, I took a wild guess and was wrong, and missed another chance at trivia stardom.

“I must’ve been mistaken.” That cycle of thought goes through my head often these days, but never more than when I’m engaged in battle. Not real, hand-to-hand combat, which I would lose to anyone taller than a second-grader. Rather, the battles I’m thinking of take place in a bar. I should explain. I’m a newly minted trivia junkie. Nowhere else have I found six-plus decades worth of accumulated useless knowledge so useful. I do trivia quizzes online a couple times a day, and for kicks one of our sons, my wife and I occasionally go to the “big leagues” of trivia at Salem Ale Works. This isn’t a plug; it’s just the only trivia contest I know about and have checked out. Then we play a hot-and-heavy game of trivia, eat lots of food and have a lemonade or two. Usually, I find that I’m better at the eating and drinking part than the trivia part. I can remember that I used to know the answer to a

question, but I can’t remember the answer. That is how you lose at trivia. Trivia also has a way of being addictive. When I was the only guy at the table who knew the kind of speaker ‘60s rock bands like Vanilla Fudge used with their Hammond B-3 organs – a Leslie – then I was hooked. The table looked at me like I was a hero for knowing something any high school kid in the ‘60s would have known. How many other totally useless factoids do I know that could make me a hero?

But that’s the charm of the game. Another question was to name 10 of the 15 largest cities in the U.S. whose names don’t have an “A” in them. Our team did great in that category. The surprises were Columbus, Ohio; Fresno and Riverside, California; and Tucson, Arizona. But it’s all for fun, and a good excuse to get out of the house on a weeknight.

That’s the attraction of the game.

In the meantime, I’ll keep “studying” by doing what I always do – sitting around reading and stuffing meaningless factoids into my cranium.

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#T2449 classic silVerTon HoMe #T2452 2.13 coMMercial acres 2 BR, 1 BA 1140 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 2.13 acre lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 #T2450 PriVaTe locaTion 4 BR, $189,000 (WVMLS#727845) 3 BA 2680 sqft 3.2 Acres Call Meredith at ext. silVerTon- #T2454 residenTial BUild324, Ryan at ext. 322 $489,8 00 (WVMLS#727928) ing loT.15 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 silVerTon- #T2454 residenTial BUild$69,900 (WVMLS#728134) ing loT.15 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $69,900 (WVMLS#728134) neW-#T2456 MoVe in readY 3 BR, 1 BA COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 1340 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $268,400 (WVMLS#729143) neW-#T2459 silVer FronTage FORcreek LEASE/COMMERCIAL 4 BR, 2 BA, 2249 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 or Chuck at ext. 325 $279,900 (WVMLS#729320)

24 • March 2018

#T2440 locaTion, locaTion, locaTion $344,000 303 Oak Street • Silverton •

503.873.3545 • 1-800-863-3545

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Our Town North: March 1, 2018  

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