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Cyberbullying

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Swanson said he handles five to 10 incidents a year having “some element of cyberbullying.”

It’s often called “the dark side of technology.” It’s been in the news after teen suicides and when a famous baseball player defended his daughter. It’s easy to do – the tools are ubiquitous – cell phones, iPads, computers and social media sites such as Facebook, Tumbler, Instagram, Kik, Twitter or Snapchat. And it’s something that happens everywhere, including in schools.

“That is not to say it only occurs that often, it is just how many are brought to us each year,” Swanson said. “It is difficult to say who the bullies are because it varies.” Both Silver Falls and Mount Angel School districts have policies on how to handle cyberbullying. There are also lessons in health or other class on what cyberbullying is and how to prevent it. When a student reports he or she is the victim of cyberbullying, a school official will investigate, Swanson said. If there is a possible crime, school administrators work with the police.  

Cyberbullying is happening in our communities too. “We have had about three cases this year, which I think is the most I have seen in the past three years since coming to Robert Frost,” said Robert Frost Principal Kirstin Jorgenson. At Silverton High School, Assistant Principal Jodi Drescher handles several cases each month. According to stopbullying.gov, a website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cyberbullying is when someone uses an electronic technology to send a mean text message or email, start a rumor, or uses social media to embarrass, humiliate or harass another. Often the bully uses a fake profile so the victim won’t know who the attacker is. Because technology and social media sites change quickly, the research on cyberbullying is continuing to develop. The 2010-11 School Crime Supplement from the National Center for Educational Statistics and Bureau of

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Justice Statistics shows 9 percent of sixth to 12th grade students experienced cyberbullying. The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey found 15 percent of high school students were bullied in the previous year. Kennedy High School Principal Craig Swanson said one challenge adults face is that as soon as adults figure out how to use a social media site, the students move to another. It’s a chase to follow students use of technology.

“If it is a criminal investigation, the police would take over.  If it is just a school incident, we would take all appropriate actions to ensure safety for all students and hope that our actions help create the best learning environment possible for our students,” Swanson said. Educators said bullies can be either boys and girls – going after the opposite sex or their own gender. They can be straight-A students, athletes, student leaders, kids who attend church every Sunday as well as kids who miss school or appear dissatisfied with life. The idea only the “bad kids” are bullies is untrue. Technology allows anyone to hide behind an electronic device and social media. “I’ve seen cell phone conversations between kids whose

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parents would be in complete disbelief if they were to see them,” Butte Creek Elementary Principal Kevin Palmer said. “Anyone can be the victim, anyone can be the bully.”

likely to use alcohol and drugs; skip school; be bullied in person; receive poor grades; not want to go to school; have lower self-esteem and have more health problems.

“Bullies are anyone and everyone because they can hide behind the curtain and coverage that social media provides,” Drescher said.

Clues to cyberbullying include quickly switching or closing computer programs or cell phones when an adult is in the room; using a computer at all hours; becoming upset if he or she can’t use a computer, avoiding discussing what he or she is doing on the computer and having multiple accounts with one or more unfamiliar names.

Palmer and Jorgenson both say they have met with students who claim they didn’t send the message, insisting someone else used their phone. Parents are urged to talk about the importance of not sharing pass codes. Palmer said the majority of cyberbullying incidents take place outside school – at home or over weekends. A cyberbully can anonymously post a message or image and quickly distribute it. Because the message is posted anonymously, it can be sometimes impossible to trace. And deleting inappropriate or harassing messages, texts, and pictures is extremely difficult. When a student is the victim of cyberbullying, it is recommended he or she take a screen shot of the photo or message. It’s also recommended they talk with an adult – either their parent or someone at school – about the incident. Palmer said cyberbullying is usually handled at school because that is where the victim turns for help. It affects a student’s ability to perform in school. According to stopbullying.gov, students who are cyberbullied are more

Drescher said cyberbullying goes beyond victim and bully. “Even people who do not start the cyberbullying but share it, go along with it or say nothing to stop it are contributing and participating,” she said. “Even if they aren’t the first to start the bullying, they become the audience the bully performs for or tries to impress.” Drescher said bullies try to make others look weak in an attempt to build themselves up and appear more powerful. “We do not tolerate bullying, but tracking down the instigators can be next to impossible,” she said.  “We try to stop all that we can. We give students tools to deal with these instances and sometimes contact the particular sites about inappropriate posts.” For example, Drescher said Instagram has been receptive to school requests to have posts deleted or blocked.

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In fact Kinsey’s lamps, which recently showcased at Lunaria Gallery in Silverton, are made entirely of new materials many of which the artist creates himself. Even the metalwork is often poured in his basement workshop. “The Mystarium Lamp has over 370 parts and 95 percent are handmade,” said Kinsey, who began his art career in childhood working with kit models. “I would make my own design from hundreds of models,” Kinsey remembered. But his dream was to work in special effects.

“After 911 Silicon Valley collapsed. In 2002 I was doing anything I could to survive. Even though I was published and had one of my pieces in a prestigious design book, I just disappeared,” Kinsey said, adding he remembers lines of people in designer suits waiting for entry level jobs. Those jobs went to people who lacked experience but would work for less pay. Kinsey, who was married with two young children, couldn’t take the cut in income.

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One of the most common misconceptions about artist Josh Kinsey’s creations is their origin. His sculptures, which can be classified as steampunk, a genre commonly featuring steam powered machinery, are a wonder of intricacy and delicate moving parts. “People think they’re found objects,” Kinsey said.

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“When you’re good it’s hard to find work,” Kinsey said. A turning point came for Kinsey at church one Sunday when a woman approached him asking if he knew someone who could remodel her kitchen. Kinsey took the job. Over the next several years Kinsey attended college in San Jose, earning a degree in computer graphics, then on to a high paying job in Silicon Valley. Everything was going as planned until Sept. 11, 2001.

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By the time jobs began opening up in computer graphics he was entrenched.

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“I couldn’t walk away. There was now a glut and all these young computer graphic guys were willing to work cheap,” he said. Things went well for Kinsey’s cabinet business for the next 10 years until the recession hit and he was forced to close his shop. After that he and his wife, Katie, made the decision to move their family to Oregon. “I couldn’t even sell my equipment. I landed a job in Portland doing patterns for metal castings,” Kinsey said. Kinsey worked there for about a year, then in Salem as a cabinet installer. All the while he was working on his hobby – making light fixtures. “The lamps were a diversion from the cabinet job. All this stuff started out as trying to impress my wife,” Kinsey explained. After being laid off once again, Kinsey decided to try to make a go of selling his light fixtures and opened J.W.

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The Borland Gallery was packed with local art lovers on March 6 for the First Friday opening of an exhibition of representational paintings and drawings by local artists Ulan Moore, Helen Bouchard and Brian Sheridan. The walls of the small gallery space were covered “salon-style” - floor to ceiling with dozens of drawings and paintings by the trio, who last year completed an intensive four-year training with Juliet Aristides in an atelier program at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. The exhibition, which continues through the end of March, features original works in a classical realism style, and is creating a lot of buzz in the local art community. “Ulan has a devoted local following, who appreciate him as an artist and as an instructor,” Silverton Art Association Education Coordinator Stacy Higby said. “This style is now re-emerging in popularity. More people are becoming

Ulan Moore teaches at the Silverton Art Association Class information: 503-873-2480 www.silvertonarts.org Moore and Bouchard plan to offer private lessons in the future. interested in classical realism and the pursuit of beauty, and schools are re-opening across the country.” Since the triumph of impressionism and subsequent modern art movements, classical realism has fallen out of favor in the art establishment, as well as in art schools and college programs. Moore believes that a return to a focus on technical skill in painting and drawing would serve the art world well. “The pendulum always swings back,” Moore said. “Since the time of Cezanne and Picasso and those guys, things have

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Discover what is creating a buzz at the Borland Gallery a commercial artist and graphic designer. His real interest was always to draw and paint what was in his head, but these aspirations were nearly derailed when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in his 30s. “At that point, I couldn’t even write my name anymore, so how was I going to draw,” Moore said. He spent a year training himself to draw with his left hand, then was accepted into the atelier. The painting and drawings of atelier-trained artists Ulan Moore (left), Helen Bouchard (center), and Brian Sheridan (right) are on display at the Silverton Arts Association’s Borland Gallery through March.

gone kind of crazy. What I mean by that is for centuries artists were trained. Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Holbein were all trained. . . What has been lost is the technical training aspects of drawing and painting.”

course of study at an art school. Every day was spent learning and practicing drawing. For an entire year, they did only charcoal drawings, learning the importance of “value” and using the full scale of white to black. Following that, they spent another year painting in black and white. In the The training in the atelier, or artist third year, they began using a limited workshop, that Moore, Bouchard and palette of one cool color and one warm Sheridan attended was rigorous, and more color, and explored the range of hues that ad-3 625x5-2clr-ShilohWater-14oct-spot color.pdf 10/6/14 7:14 PM closely resembled an apprenticeship than a can be1 derived from just two colors.

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“It’s like practicing any (musical) instrument,” Bouchard said. “You’re not born with the ability to play piano or the cello. You need to take lessons and to practice and practice and practice. That’s what we’re doing. It has been such a long journey to get where we’re at and it will take a lifetime.” Moore, 46,  a self-described “country boy,” grew up near Silverton, and became

“I figured if I could get through the first year, I’d be OK. I was able to do that and actually (my symptoms) improved a little bit. It’s a hard game to be an artist. It always has been. It can be discouraging with all the obstacles put in front of you, but the person who isn’t discouraged can make it . . . In our society it’s all about having it now,” he said. “You need to slow down and do what it takes to be good. It’s not necessarily a race for the fastest horse, it takes some endurance and perseverance. But the rewards are just so amazing that you can’t even put them into words.”

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BOARD POSITIONS There are 5 Candidates running for the open Board Positions... Ballots will be mailed out soon to ACTIVE Members for voting on Sunday, April 12 at the Annual Membership Meeting from 1 – 3 pm... Members need to have paid their dues in order to vote... There also needs to be a Quorum to vote on other issues, approve Minutes & Financials, Members, please try to attend! CONGRATULATIONS TO RUTh COCk Silverton Senior Center’s Volunteer of the Year! ThANk YOU to everyone for shopping and supporting the Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop, located at 209 High St. in beautiful downtown Silverton... where tax deductible donations are always welcome! Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 10 am to 2 pm. FUN’RAISING & ACTIVITY COMMITTEE FUN Folks needed to join the Fun’raising (fundraising) & Activity Committee... Every first & third Thursday at 1 pm... Should be a senior 60+. DRIVER’S SAFETY CLASS AARP Driver’s Safety Class is coming... Thursday & Friday 9 am to 12/noon for Seniors 60+... $15 for AARP Members & $20 for Nonmembers... preregistration required... 503-873-3093

Wine and all that jazz Silverton pairs wine, food with music

Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz Festival FRIDAY, MARCH 27

Tony Pacini and Greta Metassa perform Saturday, March 28 at The Oregon Garden.

Pair a series of delectable dishes with the perfect wines and add jazz in a multitude of styles and you’ve created an inviting weekend in historic Silverton. The Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival board has teamed with the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and The Oregon Garden to present the Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz fest Friday and Saturday, March 27-28. The event begins with local chefs pairing East Valley/Cascade Foothills wines with one of their signature dishes on Friday evening. Festival ticketholders can pickup a passport at The Chocolate Box in downtown Silverton listing participating restaurants’ food, wine and music offerings. In addition to dining discounts, ticketholders receive free admission to Devin Phillips and New Orleans Straight Ahead at the Silverton Elks Club at 8 p.m. Saturday opens with a Jazz Brunch and self guided tour through Silverton 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and then moves to The Oregon Garden for wine tasting and jazz from 2 9 p.m. in the Pavilion.

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Pacific Northwest jazz greats Tony Pacini, Greta Metassa and Mark Simon will perform.

BATTLE BUDDIES FOR VETERANS Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 pm free for Veterans with refreshments provided! FELTING FUN Monday, March 30 at 1 pm. $5 for supplies... Making Pet Balls

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The East Valley/Cascade Foothill Wineries featured include 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 and Silver Falls Vineyards. For tickets or more information go to www.willamettevalleywineandjazz.com or call the chamber, 503-873-5615.

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6-8 p.m. Local restaurants offer wine and small plate food pairings and live jazz... Venue hop to try several. Festival ticketholders receive special discounts. Participating restaurants: • Creekside Grill, Dan Balmer Trio • Howard Hinsdale Cellars & Bistro, jazz vocalist Mitzi Zilka • Seven Brides, Three Leg Torso • 3Ten Water, Manny Keller Band 8 p.m. Devin Phillips and New Orleans Straight Ahead Silverton Elk’s Lodge, 300 High St. Admission free for festival ticket holders, or $10 for this event only SATURDAY, MARCH 28 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wine & Jazz Brunch More music, more pairings, plus Festival Passport discounts. Participating restaurants: • Creekside Grill, Mark Simon • The Gathering Spot, Tim Glison with Nancy Hamilton • 3 Ten Water • Seven Brides Brewing 2-9 p.m. Wine Tasting & Jazz The Oregon Garden, 879 West Main 10 wineries and three jazz concerts • Tony Pacini, 2 p.m. • Greta Metassa Quartet, 4:30 p.m. • Mark SimonQuintet, 7 p.m. Festival Tickets: $25, include: • Admission to Oregon Garden for wine tasting and jazz in the pavilion on Saturday, 2 - 9 p.m.; • Wine glass plus five script tickets for tastes from local wineries; • Admission to Devin Phillips, New Orleans Straight Ahead Friday night; • Discounts on wine and food pairings and passport to discover historic Silverton. Minors are welcome. $15 for minors and designated drivers. Tickets are available at Silverton Chamber of Commerce, Creekside Grill, Howard Hinsdale’s Wine Cellar and Seven Brides Brewery or www. willamettevalleywineandjazz.com

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A uniformed marching band for the first Silverton High Fox football game of 2015? The clock is ticking, and the answer is not assured. Silverton High School Marching Band leader Frank Petrik says now’s the time for the community to step up if it wants to see the band members properly attired. The school last purchased marching band uniforms in 1980; they were discarded years back. Now, Petrik said, it’s up to the community to show its support and help complete the drive to properly outfit band students. “The district does not have a budget in regard to the marching band,” Petrik said. “It has not officially been a marching band since 1991. The band has been wearing T-shirts and jeans.” Petrik is counting on the community to help band members reach the fundraising goal. He is encouraging parents, alumni, music lovers, football fans and businesses to sponsor a uniform. “The kids have gone door to door and to community events like First Friday,” Petrik said. “The community has fallen into step, providing funds for 50 of the 80 uniforms needed.” But the clock is running out. In order to be ready for the first football game all the uniforms should be ordered by April 1. Specially constructed for marching bands and made to last 15 to 20 years, each uniform costs $350. Band members still need to raise $10,500. During the year the band has been able to modify design components, fine tuning the look to a contemporary design everybody’s excited about, Petrik said. He added the students are excited about wearing actual band uniforms. He said it will make a difference when the band

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Silverton Area Community Aid Silverton High School Marching Band leader Frank Petrik with trumpet player Alex Seifer. The SHS senior is modeling a prototype of the new uniforms for which they seek donations.

Donations needed for Silverton High band uniforms by April 1 How to help: Donations, administered through Silver Fox Foundation are tax deductible. A donation form may be found at: silvertonbands.silverfallsschools. org/shs-uniform-and-instrumentdrive/.

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The Foxes’ football team won the Mid-Willamette Conference title and advanced to the championship game of the Class 5A tournament before falling to Hermiston, 34-12. Coach John Mannion was named Mid-Willamette coach of the year and quarterback Cole Chandler and linebacker Sam Kuschnick were named offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively. Fast forward to winter … and the success has continued. The Foxes’ boys basketball team won the Mid-Willamette title, and the girls team shared the title with Corvallis. Boys coach Steve Roth was named coach of the year, as was girls coach Tal Wold. Players of the year? Silverton’s Sam Roth for the boys and Alia Parsons for the girls. Folks, this … just … does … not … happen very often. And it has never happened at Silverton. “We just have great kids,” athletic director Greg Kaatz told Our Town. “It’s not me, that’s for sure. Our kids have a blue-collar mentality. They are smart enough to know that hard work is the key to being successful. And they’ll go through a brick wall for the guy next to them.” Kaatz is being a little modest here. Mannion and Wold were terrific hires and when boys hoops coach Darren Shryock moved on to become the AD at Stayton, longtime assistant and former head coach Steve Roth was ready to take over seamlessly.

And both the girls and boys teams still are playing. The boys closed Tuesday’s state quarterfinal game against Churchill on a 14-2 run to win 46-41 and move into a semifinal matchup Thursday (after Our Town’s presstime) with No. 1 Mountain View. The girls, meanwhile, lost a 41-40 heartbreaker Wednesday to Corvallis and dropped into a consolation bracket game Thursday against Pendleton. (Follow the Foxes throughout the tournament on my Twitter feed, @jameshday or on the Our Town Facebook page.) Kennedy girls hoops: The Trojans had a magical season, rising to No. 2 in the OSAA rankings and advancing to the semifinals of the Class 2A state tournament in Pendleton. Kennedy beat Tri-River Conference rival Regis in the quarterfinals, lost a hard-fought overtime semifinal game vs. Burns and finished in fifth place. “This season was amazing,” said Kerry Hall, who co-coaches the team with her #848 Licensed Bonded Insured

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TONER: GRR 11 for Canon copiers New - Magenta/Cyan/Yellow. Reg. $111.95, sell $60 ea.  We changed copiers.  503-845-9499 Preschool For Sale Everything you need for two classrooms and playroom. Would have to find building to rent or just to add to your already establish school. Lockers, desk, chairs, lots of supplies, teaching material from 25 years of teaching, nice desk and bookshelves, so much to list. Must see! Asking $6,500. Becky, 971 2095413. Ready to pick up on June 1. The Kennedy High girls basketball team finished fifth in the State in 2A play

husband, Peter. “The girls had a fantastic season. Yes I wish we could have made it into the finals. We played so well in that semifinal game. Our girls showed heart by not giving up. The girls accomplished so much this year they made it to Pendleton. We beat Regis three times, which is never easy.” Lakin Susee of the Trojans was named first team all-tournament, while teammate Kenzie Ratliff was named to the second team. Both players are juniors, and the Halls are losing just two seniors, Amelia Grosjacques and Hannah Kloft. “We should be pretty tough next season,” Kerry Hall said. Wrestling: Silverton took 14th as a team in Class 5A at the OSAA championships Feb. 27-28 in Portland. Austin Reed (third at 126) was the top finisher for the Foxes, who were third in the MidWillamette district meet. Also placing

were Cody Gubbels (fourth, 220) and Jacob Whitehead (sixth, 106). Also participating were Valentin Garcia (106), Boston Merrifeild (113), Braden Sinn (160) and Camryn Clokey (285). Banquet triumphs: Foxes boys basketball coach and history teacher Steve Roth was honored as Silverton High’s teacher of the year at the Feb. 28 First Citizens Banquet at the Festhalle in Mount Angel. Longtime Foxes coach and science teacher Jim Brueckner was awarded the lifetime achievement honor and cross country runner Valeria Vazquez-Trejo was named future first citizen. Spring is here: Practice for the new season began March 2, with first contests set to start Monday. Of course it is raining as I write this so you never know. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@gmail.com

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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 www.thegordonhouse. org/volunteerrnow.  Pick a day, pick a job, have fun NATURE STORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT SILVER FALLS STATE PARK – If you enjoy talking to people and would like to help visitors enjoy the park, the Friends of Silver Falls State Park need you as a volunteer to help in the Nature Store! If you are interested in volunteering, give Alison a call at 503-873-8735 or e-mail her at admin@friendsofsilverfalls.net. MT. ANGEL COMMUNITY & SENIOR CENTER IS HAVING A BAKE SALE ,195 E Charles St. March 27– 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and March 28 – 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All Bake Sale proceeds go to the daily operation costs of the Mt Angel Community & Senior Center, mealsite and food bank. Please come support the Community & Senior Center.  Any and all donations are tax deductible.

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The Forum

Four-Way Test

I went to a Rotary International conference for presidentelects this month and came away more impressed than ever. It is nice to be part of a group that has virtually wiped polio off the face of the map, helped thousands of people worldwide get access to clean water, and make their own communities better through local service projects. As Rotarians, our driving force is “The FourWay Test of the things we think, say, or do.” It would behoove many people to ask these four questions prior to thinking, saying, and doing things that can’t be taken back.

can go viral in a matter of moments. Destroy a business? Check.

The Four-Way Test questions are: 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships? 4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Try the Four-Way Test. Is it the truth? For the person whose meal was served cold, probably. For the other 200 meals served that week, probably not.

A good example? I don’t know, Facebook, maybe?  I may start calling it Faceless Book, because so many people think they are hiding behind the curtain with the so-called great and powerful Oz and lose all social filters, writing things they would never say in person.

Is it fair to trash a business or person on social media for one error? Not really, because in nanoseconds, you help dozens of people decide the place is not worth their patronage, and they are going to perpetuate someone else’s “perception” as a fact for the masses to live by.

A few weeks ago on Faceless Book, a comment was made about terrible service at a local Silverton restaurant on the site, “Silverton Restaurant Reviews.” Excuse the pun, but it started a “feeding frenzy.” 

Will it build goodwill and friendships? No way, except perhaps between two parties trying to put a competitor out of business.

People started lobbying for their own favorites and denigrating others. In the old days, if we had crummy food or bad service at any business, we told a few others in our circle of friends. If we had guts and tact, we would tell the server or the owner constructively so he or she would know how they were doing and could correct problems. Now all you have to do is post it on Facebook and it

Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Absolutely not, with one exception - Was it really food poisoning or a virus just passing through? If it is the former and confirmed by your doctor or a preponderance of evidence (four people in your party had the prawns and all became ill), you are doing a community service but please start with the owner. If it is the latter but you post that it was the former, it fails all four tenets of the test, miserably.

What should we do? Tell the server the food is cold and ask to have it heated up. Send it back if it is terrible. Take the owner aside, thank them for all they do in the community like buying your kid’s Girl Scout Cookies or band uniform, then tell them about your experience, in a helpful way. They will do one of three things - A) Correct the problem, B) Ignore the problem, or 3) Deny/excuse the problem. Most business owners are smart enough to know that there is only one logical choice. For the dense ones, let me help - the answer is A.  By offering an upset customer a complimentary dessert or to pay for their dinner, you show them you care about them and want their business. It’s also good for your business’ public relations – ask yourself would you want people hearing how you corrected the situation or hear the unresolved complaint? As long as we draw our relationships from the human race, there will be human errors. Your “taupe” may be my “tan.” But if you hear it, read it, see it, or feel it, do your homework and try the Four-Way Test before you “feed” it to the lemmings. It’s impossible to get a horse back into a burning barn. 

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#T2120 READYNEW TO BUILD YOURCONSTRUCTION DREAM HOME! IN TOWN CONSTRUCTION IN TOWN HOME SOLD! – #T2163NEW HOMEHOME IN THE CITY, ON ACREAGE! 2.09 acres Call Mike at ext. 326 and Meredith at ext. 324 3BR, 2.5BA 2519 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $429,900 $114,999 (WVMLS#674595) #T2103 HIGH VISIBILITY/TRAFFIC COMMERCIAL (WVMLS#682015) PROPERTY 1.46 acres Call Mike at ext. 326 or MereIN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION dith at ext. 324 $485,000 (WVMLS#672150)

COUNTRY/ACREAGE

SOLD! – #T2160 NEAT AS A PIN! 2BR, 2BA 1056 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $45,000 (WVMLS#681557)

TOWN

#T2157 FANTASTIC HOME WITH ALL THE EXTRAS! #T2054 DEVELOPERS TAKE NOTICE! 45.03 acres FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL 3BR, 2.5BA 2834 sqft. 1.39 acres. Call Mike at ext. 326 Call Michael at ext. 314 $750,000 (WVMLS#670158) C or Meredith at ext. 324 $527,800 (WVMLS#681183) #T2042 LOT #88 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 acre lot #T2156 RANCH STYLE HOME ON 85 ACRES! 3BR, Call Chuck at ext. 325 $35,900 (WVMLS#660605) 1.5BA 1311 sqft. 85.52 acres. Call Chuck at ext. 325 or #T2041 BEST VALUE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD! .20 Marcia at ext. 318 $549,900 (WVMLS#680896) STAYTO acre lot Call Michael at ext. 314 $79,500 (WVMLS#660768) SOLD! – #T2146 PRIVATE & SECLUDED 2BR, #T2171 WONDERFULLY KEPT AND UPDATED IN TOWN NEW H 1BA 768 sqft. 66.22 acres. Call Michael at ext. 314 1950’S RANCHER 3BR, 2.5BA 1706 sqft. Call Mike at $325,000 (WVMLS#679341) ext. 326 and Meredith at ext. 324 $237,800

AUMSVILLE/TUR

WOODBURN

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