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Contents

Business Changes at Silverton Health.................4

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White Oak Wellness opens....................6

Civics 101 School board elections coming up.........8

Our Neighbors A love story with an early start...........10

Briefs........................................12 Something to Celebrate Dr. Michael Gabe retires......................14 Cheryl Miles retires fron fire district.....15 Farmer’s Notebook Fisher Ridge Farm at 135....................16 Arts & Entertainment A Bench in the Sun at Brush Creek........18

Dining Out..............................24 Something Fun Mr. SHS pageant on a roll....................26

Datebook...............................20

The Girl Next Door

Sports & Recreation

Meghan Stadeli reflects on FFA............28

On the cover

Above

The Old Curmudgeon..29

The Silverton Boys Basketball team took first in the Class 5A tournament on March 12

The Grin At The End.....30

Ted Miller

The last time Silverton High School’s Boys Basketball team was state champion was in the 1909-1910 school year.

Strong finishes for Fox girls................22 Foxes take state championship...........25

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Business

Changes

Silverton Health names Legacy as potential partner, CEO to retire

By Kristine Thomas

a surprise to many community members who thought Providence Health was the most likely partner.

At Silverton Health, it is a time of change, endings and beginnings.

In an interview last June, Cagen said he told the board he believed it would be best to enter into a management agreement with Providence, and then for Silverton Health to be acquired.

On March 11 the Silverton Health Board voted to begin formal discussions with Legacy Health about partnering. Five days later the medical staff received the news via an email from Silverton Health Board Chairwoman Gayle Goschie. Then on March 24, Silverton Health President/CEO Rick Cagen announced he will retire July 1. He said he will work with the leadership team to create a letter of intent to form a partnership with Legacy over the next few months. Sarah Fronza has been named to serve as interim CEO when Cagen retires. In early March, Fronza was promoted from chief operating officer of accountable care and service transformation to vice president by the Silverton Health Board of Directors Silverton Health Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer Rob Johnson will retire June 1. Speculation about impending changes had been swirling through the health care community since October. “As you recall, last October the Governing Board

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agreed that in order for Silverton Health to remain vital, it could no longer remain a stand alone health system,” Goschie wrote to the staff. “Since that time, the Board has been diligently working to determine an organization most suitable to help us grow and continue to be the healthcare leader of our community.... We are excited about what this means for the future of Silverton Health. We understand how difficult this waiting time has been and are extremely thankful to all of you for your support throughout this process,” Goschie said. The news Silverton Health was working to form a partnership with Portland-based Legacy Health came as

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“From a data and financial standpoint, we are struggling financially,” Cagen said at the time. “We have large capital projects we need to do and we don’t have the cash to fund those projects. If we want to continue to grow and provide quality service to our community, we must partner.” On March 24, Cagen, Goschie, Fronza and Silverton Health Marketing Communications Director Rita Kester all stressed they could not discuss any details of what led the board of directors to select Legacy, or details of the negotiations of the letter of intent. “There are still many details to work out and the letter of intent is just the first step of many prior to finalizing an agreement between both healthcare systems,” Kester said. Cagen said he expects it to take six to 10 months before an agreement is reached and approved the Oregon State Attorney General. Legacy Health operates five hospitals in the Portland

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area and one Vancouver. The partnership with Silverton Health would be its first south of Tualatin. Right time to retire When Cagen started at Silverton Health almost five years ago, he said it was his goal to retire by the time he was 65. He will be 64 in May. “When we began this process 18 months ago to find a suitable partner, I knew there needed to be a transition in the management team and this is the perfect time for the transition,” Cagen said. He joined Silverton Health in October 2010. He was promoted to president/CEO in 2011 when Bill Winter retired. Cagen has seen the hospital through layoffs, a furlough for managers in 2013, and cutbacks in services. He made the recommendation to the board that if Silverton Health is to remain vital and serve its community, it would have to partner. “We can’t stay small,” Cagen said. “We can’t be successful as a small organization.” During his tenure, Cagen oversaw the introduction of healthcare reform and reduced the cost of providing care by cutting expenses from decreasing unnecessary emergency room visits to increasing the number of preventative screenings and primary care visits.

“I am grateful to have worked with a board, providers and staff that have a shared commitment to the communities we serve,” Cagen said in announcing his retirement. “This is an extremely innovative and courageous organization.” While community hospitals have closed in many small towns cross America, Cagen said Silverton Health expanded to increase access to care with the opening of the Keizer Health Center and the transformation of the Woodburn Health Center. “We’ve grown our specialty services to include pediatrics and telemedicine, we’ve established a physician-hospital organization and have become a state and national leader in the development of accountable care,” Cagen said. “Being part of Silverton Health and having the opportunity to lead such a wonderful team has been one of the greatest joys of my life.” New ideas and initiatives Cagen praised his successor Fronza for her leadership style, adding she is a visionary who knows how to collaborate and bring people with different opinions to the table to focus on a single cause. “She is a competent and innovative leader,” Cagen said. In a time of healthcare reform, he said, there needs to be leaders who “think differently and who are creative.”

Goschie said Fronza’s experience in accountable care and service transformation “makes her the perfect person to leader our organization into the future.” Fronza started with Silverton Hospital in 2007 as a registered dietitian and diabetes educator. She was named chief operating officer of accountable care and service transformation in December.  Fronza received her bachelor and graduate degrees from Purdue University. She is a 1993 graduate of Silverton High School. Fronza said she is someone who takes words and puts them into action. Things are changing, from demographics to how healthcare is provided, Fronza said. Her goal is to make sure the hospital keeps abreast of the change. Fronza led the implementation of the patient-centered medical home model in all four of Silverton Health’s primary care clinics. “I am grateful for this opportunity,” Fronza, 39, said. “It’s an honor and privilege to continue to work with the medical staff, employees and board of directors as we carry on the tradition of providing exceptional care and upholding the commitment of Silverton Health has made to our communities.”

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Business

Wellness

White Oak Wellness creates a setting for many health care disciplines

By Melissa Wagoner

Katie Rablin has known what she wanted to do for her career since a science class at Silverton High School when she gave a presentation on acupuncture. “I’ve always been interested in Chinese medicine,” Rablin said. Although her interests have never wavered, her path has encompassed more than she originally imagined. Starting out by attending massage school on the island of Kauai in Hawaii, Rablin spent six years enjoying the island’s many attributes, eventually attending community college there and receiving her nursing license. “At the college in Hawaii the counselor convinced me to go into the nursing program to know the Western side of medicine. It taught me when Western medicine is really truly necessary,” Rablin said.

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After moving back to Oregon, Katie worked at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland while at the same time attending the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. “So much memorization. It’s lifelong learning and a big undertaking, especially once I had a good job,” Rablin said. “For a long time I worked on weekends and went to school during the week.” After receiving a master’s degree in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Rablin moved back to her hometown

working both at Silverton Hospital as a nurse and with her sister Beverly Rablin, also a massage therapist, at Eng Acupuncture. Now Rablin has decided to take another big step in her career and open her own clinic. Opening under the name White Oak Wellness, the new clinic is housed in the space formerly home to Schmidt Chiropractic. “I was a patient of Dr. John’s and when I heard he passed away someone said, ‘You should look at the space,’” she said. Rablin, who was pregnant with her first child at the time, was initially unsure about the timing, but when a family member agreed to purchase the building and lease it to her, she decided to act. “I just felt a really strong impetus to do it,” she said. “Dr. Schmidt’s dad was a chiropractor and naturopath. They were here for three or four decades. I felt it was fitting to keep the space as a

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healing space.” Like Schmidt Chiropractic, White Oak Wellness is a family affair. “Our whole family remodeled this building. I couldn’t have done it without everyone,” Rablin said. Joined by her sister Beverly, the two have opened the doors to both clients and other practitioners including five massage therapists, a cranial sacral therapist and a nutritional consultant. “My goal was to create a place for the people who were coming to me saying they needed a space,” Katie said. “Some people don’t want to rent a space five days a week.” White Oak Wellness is open seven days a week, with various practitioners there according to their own schedules, as well as Katie and Beverly’s infants Ancil and Etta, born two months apart. “The receptionist we call Mother Teresa because she watches the babies,”

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Under the Chandelier Ball raises $38,000 The first Under the Chandelier Ball raised $38,000 for ASAP, After School Activities Program in Silverton. That’s 88 percent of the program’s operating costs for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Held on March 14 as a tribute to the late Susan Goschie Denny, the fundraiser had a limit of 128 attendees and the event sold out. The Under the Chandelier Ball honors Denny, who died April 23, 2014. It was her idea to have a ball to benefit ASAP. The committee members are Richard Denny, Sue Roessler, Connie Hinsdale, Rosi Desantis Green, Laura Wanker, Marlene Wellin, Ron Thompson, Howard Hinsdale, Beth Davisson, Randy Stockdale and Laura Anderson. Katie Rablin giving neice Etta a needle-less acupuncture treatment with sister Beverly and Katie’s son Ancil Fisher nearby.

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shown me. Something has to wait,” she said. “We’re so fast paced now; this is like a retreat or reprieve. We’re trying to create a gathering space for everyone to come and receive treatment.”

Even with help from family opening a new business isn’t easy but Rablin is working on keeping a good balance. “That’s something motherhood has

“One of the biggest successes of the evening was people learned about what ASAP does and how much it helps kids and helps our community,” Wanker said. ASAP for middle school students provides academic support, tutoring,

healthy food, and activities through the effort of staff and community volunteers. Roessler has seen students who are struggling academically go from having failing grades to Bs and Cs because of the assistance they received at ASAP. Both Wanker and Roessler said they are grateful for the work by the committee members and the support of the community for the after school program for middle school students. The committee members thanked their sponsors: Silverton Health; Howard Hinsdale Cellars and Bistro; Richard Denny; Mountain West Investments; Citizen’s Bank; NW Oregon Realty Group; Roth’s Fresh Market; Ron and Jane Jones; AmeriTitle; Ticor Title; Roberts, Ring and Fischer Wealth Inc.; and Silverton Rotary. Donations to ASAP can be made by sending a check to ASAP at ILC, 303 N. Church St., Silverton, OR 97381.

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Civics 101

School board candidates set for May 19 elections Elections will be held for seats on both the Mount Angel and Silver Falls School boards in the May 19 vote-bymail election. The deadline for candidates to file was March 19. Our Town will have stories on each of the candidates in its May 1 edition. If you have a question you would like to ask a candidate, send an email to kristine.t@mtangelpub.com There are no contested races for the Mount Angel School Board. The candidates running for the Mount Angel School Board are: Position 1: Daniel Zene Crowe Position 3: Shari Bochsler Riedman Position 4: Raymond E Frey One candidate from each zone will be selected in the Silver Falls election. Contenders are: Zone 1: Gary A Layton, Tim Roth or Philip Wiesner Zone 2: Dan Johnson, Jim Squires or Ron Valoff Zone 5: Steve Kaser or Aaron Koch Zone 6 – Todd White Zone 7 –Christopher Bailey or Tom Buchholz If you have questions about what zone you are in for the Silver Falls, visit www.silverfallsschools.org or call 503873-5303. For the Mount Angel School District, visit www.mtangel.k12.or.us or call 503-845-2345

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* Improvements, repairs to the five district fire stations. * Pay associated bond issuance costs Bonds would mature in a period not to exceed 16 years from the issue date and may be issued in one or more series. The initial tax rate is estimated to be approximately $0.28 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Based on this estimate, the bond tax rate is not expected to increase from the 2014-15 rate due to the retirement of existing debt and is estimated not to increase taxes.

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A love story

Who says you can’t find the person of your dreams in the first grade? winning an Emmy and execelling in computer animation. After high school, Maggie moved to Salem and started a successful career in finance and real estate, that led to moving to Portland.

By Kristine Thomas The milestones in a person’s life are accompanied by a great deal of change. For Maggie Jones and John Parenteau, change has been a constant companion. They each married, traveled, switched jobs, cared for family members and divorced other people.

A few years ago, John posted on Facebook he would be at Mac’s in Silverton, inviting his high school classmates to join him. Maggie was hesitant. “I am very shy and he was in town from Hollywood,” Maggie said. “I was done with the dating thing plus he lived in California.”

But they discovered some things stay the same. Take the magic of a kiss. Whether a kiss of discovery in sixth grade or rediscovery in one’s 40s. Despite all the cynical stories about failed romance, they know true love exists and it’s possible to meet the boy or girl of your dream at a very young age.

And she was a little fearful that the boy she had known since first grade would “have become a snotty Hollywood type.” But she went. They chatted. Went to lunch and John returned to Hollywood.

But, as John would point out, that’s skipping a big chunk of the story.

“Our date was very business-like,” John said. “It was more about catching up. I didn’t think she was interested.”

John and Maggie went to Silver Crest Elementary School until Maggie moved to town in middle school. They reconnected at Silverton High. He took her to the junior prom.

End of story? Not even close.

“Just look at the look on her face,” John said pointing to a picture. “It doesn’t look like she was having a good time.”

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Sixth months later, John posted on Facebook he was in town for his brother’s 50th birthday. And to his surprise, he received a text from Maggie asking him if he wanted to go out. He made reservations at Silver Grille. “I had been thinking about him since he left and realized he hadn’t changed at all,” Maggie said. “I was smitten.”

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Love story

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Their love story is one John gleefully tells anyone who will listen. They laugh when it is compared to When Harry Met Sally. After going back and forth for a while, Maggie moved to Los Angeles.

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“All I know is that I have loved this boy since I was a kid,” Maggie said. “I guess I just didn’t know it until I was an adult.”

Have you ever seen the TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? and thought it looked like fun? Drop by the library’s Actor/Improv Group the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. for a variety of improvisational games. No experience is required.

Then they decided it was time to return to Silverton. Now they have started two businesses: Grub Courier and Big Foot Robot. They are thrilled to be back, starting their new adventures together.

Pushing the Limits… again!

“When we decided to move back to Silverton to step outside of our comfort zones and create small businesses, it was with the main purpose of ensconcing ourselves in this little town that we both loved while providing services that we thought would benefit the community,” Maggie said. “We both wake up each morning, so happy to be here in Silverton once again, and so happy that the community is embracing our ideas.” 

Pushing the Limits is an interactive literature/ science program funded by the American Science Foundation designed to foster discussion. The next session is 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 to discuss A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.

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They are planning to marry this summer. And they have other plans: John wants to teach filmmaking classes and organize a film festival.

Whether you write poetry, fiction or nonfiction, the Silverton Scribes invites you to join them at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month. Share what you’ve written, get feedback, or simply listen to others. All older teens and adults welcome.

“I think what we have both learned that it is never too late to find true happiness,” Maggie said. “And every aspect of life, the good and the bad, leads you to where you need to go.”

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A bee or not a bee? An answer to the question The mason bee gets swatted for the wrong reasons. It’s a case of mistaken identity. Learn about the mason bee as the Silverton Garden Club welcomes speaker Sherian Wright, author of Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener. With her humorous slide/movie presentation about the native bee often mistaken for a garbage fly, Wright helps gardeners know who is who or what is what. Wright’s free presentation is 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at Silver Creek Fellowship’s social hall, 822 Industrial Way N.E. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kathy Hunter, 503-873-0159.

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$190,000 1763 N. 2nd Street. 2BD/1.5BA. 1360 sq. ft. .75 acre lot near town. Shop/guest quarters. Bledsoe/Santana Team. WVMLS#682006

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Something to celebrate

Dr. Gabe After more than 26 years of practicing medicine in Silverton, Dr. Michael Gabe is retiring. Just don’t make the mistake of confusing retiring with slowing down because Dr. Gabe has a long list of things he is eager to do including traveling, hiking and playing music.

Retirement party April 6 Join the send off The public is invited to help Dr. Gabe celebrate his new adventure Monday, April 6, 4 to 6 p.m. Silverton Hospital, Room D/E (above Family Birth Center)

“It’s a challenging field, and it’s rewarding to practice medicine at that level,” he said. “It’s a state-of-the art thing, and you have to practice at the state-of-the art level.”

Dr. Gabe and his wife Marty spent the first part of their married lives in large cities. They decided they wanted to live in a small town.

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“We had seen a lot of small towns,” Dr. Gabe said, “but Silverton had the best community.” He and Marty have no plans to move. Dr. Gabe said he will miss practicing medicine.

When Dr. Gabe finished his residency, the couple moved to Quincy, Calif., with their two boys to settle into a rural mountain setting. The fit was not quite right, though, and when a recruitment trip to Idaho included a last-minute visit to Silverton, the family knew they had found their home.

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Gabe will continue to visit his sons in California every summer for their annual hiking trip in the Sierras, and he will log even more miles of local trails every week. He also plans to return to Switzerland, where he once enjoyed a lengthy hiking excursion in the Alps. When he is not out in the wild, he might be seen around town working on his bluegrass musical talents.

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Miles retires 25 years with SFD After 25 years of service to her community, Silverton Fire District Office Manager Cheryl Miles has retired. Miles began her career with the Silverton Fire District on Jan. 15, 1990 as an ambulance billing clerk, and subsequently became an accounting clerk and Cheryl Miles later office manager. A retirement party was held for Miles March 20 with more than 40 people congratulating Miles on her retirement and showing their appreciation for the work she has done. Although she is officially retired, she is still helping out at the station, training new office manager Candace Cantu. During her time with the fire district, Miles worked for four fire chiefs, including her husband, Bill Miles, and helped numerous volunteer firefighters

with almost anything that they needed. Her colleagues say she accepted the stress and challenges that comes with managing an office with compassion, grace and hard work. Miles was an active part of the adult leadership for the district’s youth explorer program. She understood how important it was for the youth of the community and spent numerous hours helping the program become the asset it is today. Miles has said she is looking forward to tackling a long list of projects at her home. She also plans to volunteer in the community, but hasn’t decided where. Most importantly, she looks forward to spending time with her four grandchildren.

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Farmer’s Notebook

Seven generations By Brenna Wiegand Ralph Fisher doesn’t just know of his predecessors; every day he traverses the same 100 acres Joseph and Theresa Fisher settled in 1879, keeping alive the family tradition of raising livestock. The two grand children that Ralph and Sue Fisher were blessed with in the last two years mark seven generations on the family farm. The Fishers journeyed from Bohemia to Wisconsin in the 1860s and moved to Oregon 10 years later, some via the Oregon Trail. Stories of times past are cherished – like how Ralph’s grandfather Eric raised chickens to carry his family through the Great Depression. Fisher Ridge Farm blankets a pastoral ridge in the rolling Waldo Hills overlooking the valley from which Pudding River springs. Sue has been a counselor at Silverton High School nearly 30 years. While she

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and I like the livestock. “The last two nights it has been absolutely clear sky, full moon, that crispness outside and you’re out there taking care of the animals – it’s pretty good therapy,” she added. They raised Sara, Staci, Ryan and Erik on the farm. Kristianna (Silva) and Erik Fisher have 2-year-old Troy; Sara (Fisher) and Brian Scott’s son Uriah was born just months ago. All the while Fisher Ridge has produced pork, chicken, beef and lamb and has a customer base of about 200. Brian and Sara recently joined the operation, working from their home in Portland to push business beyond solely word-of-mouth.

page and a website, allowing customers to order online. They got involved in Silverton’s Rooted in Food movement and joined Silverton Farmers Market. Since last year they’ve quadrupled their hog business, raising 80 to last year’s 20.

Instead, they raise GMO-free wheat, oats and flax on the farm for their pastureraised animals. He further attributes the quality of their product to their processor, Century Oak Packing in Mount Angel.

“Right now we can’t raise enough to keep up with the demand,” Ralph said, noting that bacon’s always the first thing to sell out on Saturdays.

Melissa Wagoner of Rooted in Food sees Oregon as a leader in a movement of people willing to seek out and pay for fresh, local, healthily grown food.

To the surprise of his family, Ralph likes the weekly departure from an otherwise quiet, somewhat solitary life. “The market helps you get out and meet the customers,” Ralph said. “You can be a smaller farm and be successful, directly involved with your customers and producing a product they’ll want.”

“We saw an opportunity to help mom and dad expand their market, and we are working to get them into markets, food shares and co-ops in the Portland area,” Sara said.

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Gift of laughter By Brenna Wiegand Though there’s a cast of only three in Brush Creek Theatre’s upcoming play A Bench in the Sun, together they bring 150 years of experience to the stage. The play, written by Ron Clark, revolves around the musings and squabbles of two elderly gentlemen who spend their days on a garden bench at their retirement home. Shannon Copeland plays Burt, a cynical, crabby ex-accountant, to Norman Gouveia’s decidedly more optimistic, carefree Harold. Their friendship is tested when once-famous movie star Adrienne Bliss, played by Candace Pressnall, moves in. The play is extra fun for Copeland and Gouveia, real life friends of 50 years. Copeland is a founding Brush Creek Player who enlisted his friend early on. The favorable ratio of girls to boys sweetened the deal.

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laugh a little while is a precious, precious gift.”

Another theater major, Pressnall stepped on stage in 1976. Though she’s logged some 50 plays, within her passion is a seed of discontent.

Beverly Wilson is stage manager; her husband Moe is set designer. They hail from Aumsville Community Theatre where they met Sonja; who enlisted their help with A Bench in the Sun.

“There’s a frustration – mostly because I can’t devote my whole life to it,” she said. “I really enjoy the community aspect.” Bench is comedy actress Sonja Persey’s directorial debut. Since moving to Silverton two years ago, she’s been transitioning from Aumsville Community Theatre to Brush Creek. “It’s a really sweet, lighthearted story about older people,” she said. “All three of our actors are 70 and older and they’re just having a blast at rehearsal.” She hopes the audience catches that enthusiasm. “There’s just something about making people laugh that’s really powerful,” she said. “Life is hard sometimes; just to take two hours away to be entertained and

“I try to create a background for the actors that enhances what they’re doing,” Moe said. “It’s kind of a marriage between the set and the cast and they’ve got to come together and peak at the same time.” “We’ve been wanting to network with the people from Brush Creek for a long time and I tell you, I am having a lot of fun,” Moe added. Michael Wood directs BCT’s next play, Accidentally Yours. Auditions are April 11-13. “We love to get new folks auditioning,” Wood said. “People surprise themselves with what they can do.”

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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.

Brain Health Class 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. FREE for Seniors 60+!

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

FREE ADMISSION!

Tai Chi 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. Tues/Thurs. $3 member; $4 nonmember.

Casino Hop to Spirit Mountain 9 a.m. Monday, April 13. FREE for Silverton Senior Center Volunteers for Volunteer Appreciation Month! $10 for everyone else and anyone over 21 can go. Reserve your seat by calling 503-873-3093.

FREE Blood Pressure Checks 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7. Provided by Silverton Health. FREE for Seniors 60+!

Volunteer and Receive

Zumba Gold 8 a.m. Tues/Thurs. $5 member; $6 nonmember.

Yoga 9:30 a.m. Mon/Wed/Fri, $8 member, $10 nonmember.

Silverton Hospital Foot Clinic By appointment Tuesdays and every other Wednesday. 503-873-1784.

AARP Driver’s Safety Class 9 a.m. Thursday & Friday, April 2 & 3. $15 AARP members; $20 for non-members. Need to pre-register at 503-873-3093. Gardening Class with Dale Small 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8. FREE for Seniors 60+! Nuestros Abuelos – Cooking Class & Demo 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30. FREE for Seniors 60+! Drawing Class 2 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 7. $20 for 4 weeks. Knitting 911 10 a.m. Wednesdays. FREE for knitters 60+! Crocheters welcome too!

Crafty Wednesdays 2 p.m. Wednesdays. Bring a craft project to share or ideas of projects to do. FREE for Seniors 60+. Spanish Class 10 a.m. Thursdays. $45 for 5 weeks (ending April 30). Please pre-register by calling 503-873-3093.

Cards & Games Bingo 1 p.m. Wednesdays. .25 cents a game; total cost for a card for 10 games is $2.50. Social Gaming 12:30 p.m. Mondays. Pinochle Noon. Tues/Fri. Bridge 1 p.m. Thursdays. Any players out there? Please call to see if there are any players. Chicken Foot Dominoes / Table Games 1 p.m. Fridays for Mah Johngg and Word Games – Call for info. FREE for Seniors 60+.

Other Programs Board Meeting 1 p.m. Monday, April 6. Public age 60+ invited! S.N.A.P. By appointment only! Call 503-873-3093. Lunch 11:30 a.m. Mon – Fri. (Suggested donation, $3).

Thank you to everyone for supporting the Silverton Senior Center (SASI) Thrift Shop... so it can contitnue to support the Silverton Senior Center. Tax deductible donations are always WELCOME!

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Bloom Guide 2015 We live in a lush agricultural region that includes some of the best-loved flowers in the world. Tulips, irises, peonies, roses and dahlias are wonderful additions to any perennial border and you’ll fall in love with these and more when you visit them at their peak of loveliness. Here are some of mid Willamette Valley’s favorite spots for enjoying plants, flowers and trees in all their glory.

Tulip Festival

WOODBURN – The Spring Tulip Festival at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm features more than 40 eye-popping acres of tulips in all their glory and one photo opp after another. Open daily 9 am-6 pm through May 3, the farm boasts display gardens, a children’s garden, Dutch sausage and antique farm machinery. Weekends bring the crafter’s marketplace, pony rides, wooden shoe making, steam tractors and live entertainment. 33814 S Meridian Road. Saturday-Sunday admission is $5 per p e r s o n ; maximum $20 per vehicle; weekdays, $5 per carload. 33814 S. Meridian Road; www.woodenshoe.com; 503-634-2243

Silver Falls State Park

SUBLIMITY – Learn about native wildflowers and the birds that find haven in Silver Falls State Park during its Mother’s Day Wildflower & Birding Weekend 10 am-4 pm May 9-10 in the park at South Falls Lodge. Plant displays

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and a rare opportunity to purchase native plants. Free; $5 day use fee per vehicle. 20024 Silver Falls Highway; www. oregonstateparks.org; 503-873-8735. Note: Help prepare the park for the event by volunteering at Earth Day Cleanup, 10 am-2 pm. April 18.

Sebright Gardens

BROOKS – Sebright Gardens is a two-acre hosta haven with botanical display gardens featuring hundreds of its 850-plus varieties including several new Sebright introductions. Sebright also specializes in two great hosta companions: hardy ferns and epimedium. Open 10 am-5 pm through July 6; 10 am-5 pm Thursday through Monday July 9-Oct. 5. 7185 Lakeside Drive NE; www.sebrightgardens. com; 503-463-9615

one of Oregon’s largest mature tree peony collections and a 3-acre arboretum/display garden. Peak bloom times: early peonies and irises, April 25-May 5; tree and herbaceous peonies, May 5-12; overall peak peony bloom and cut flowers, May 12-June 10. Open 10 am-6 pm daily April 18-June 7. 6219 Topaz Street NE; www.brooksgardens. com; 503-393-7999

Mid-America Garden

SALEM – Mid-America Garden is a visitor’s delight boasting 7 acres of colorful and unique bearded irises, dwarf to giant, including many award winners and nearly 60 varieties introduced by owners Paul Black and Thomas Johnson. Open Thursday through Monday, 10 am-5 pm April 17 through June 7. 7185 Lakeside Drive NE. www.mid-americagarden.com; 503390-6072

Brooks Gardens

BROOKS – Brooks Gardens Peony & Iris Farm has one of the Northwest’s largest collections of historic bearded iris;

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Adelman Peony Gardens BROOKS – Former farmers Jim and Carol Adelman got into peonies in 1993 to give people the chance to stroll amongst big blocks of these colorful garden stars in full bloom. The 20 acres contain 250 old-fashioned and new varieties, most on display indoors, accessible to those with limited mobility. Open daily 9 am-6 pm May 2-June 14. 5690 Brooklake Road NE; www.peonyparadise.com; 503393-6185 Continued on Page 2

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Schreiner’s Iris Gardens

plants from mid Willamette growers. www. friendsofbushgardens.org; face book; 503588-2410

KEIZER – The nation’s largest retail grower of iris, Schreiner’s Gardens offers 10 acres of display gardens featuring more than 500 named varieties surrounded by 200 acres of iris fields; open dawn to dusk May 8-31. Picnic tables, gift shop, and daily cut flower show; Keizer Iris Festival May 15-17. 3625 Quinaby Road NE; www.schreinersgardens.com; 503393-3232

SILVERTON – Rooted in Food’s annual Garden Tour is 9 am-4 pm June 6, a selfguided excursion of 6-8 private home gardens, a portion of proceeds benefiting Silverton Garden Club’s scholarship fund. Tickets, $10 (kids 10 and under free), include a brochure with a detailed map and are available via the website or at Silverton Farmers Market at Fiske and Main; www.rootedinfood.com; 503-871-4019

Bush’s Pasture Park

Frey’s Dahlias

SALEM – Bush’s Pasture Park boasts an extensive rose garden in bloom mid-May through October. Stroll through mighty oaks, see the fully furnished original farmhouse and the art center in the farm’s former barn. 600 Mission St. SE; www.cityofsalem.net; 503-588-6261

Friends of Bush Gardens

SALEM – Friends of Bush Gardens hosts its annual plant sale 10 am-7 pm April 24 and 10-5 April 25. Location: Salem’s Riverfront Park. Event features backyard gardening, herbs, organic vegetable starts and other choice

Silverton Garden Tour

TURNER – Two acres of dahlias come into their own in early August through first frost at Frey’s Dahlias, open daily 9 am-5 pm for selfguided tours. Frey’s annual Open House, 10 am-5 pm Sept. 11-12, features tours, flower arranging, culture demonstrations and sales of cut and potted dahlias.12054 Brick Road SE; www. freysdahlias.com; 503-7433910

Swan Island Dahlias

CANBY – Stroll through 40 acres of dahlias in bloom Aug. 1-Sept. 30 at Swan Island Dahlias; its annual festival is Aug. 29-31 and Sept. 4-6, with demonstrations, live music, food booths and more than 400 floral arrangements and 1,500 cut blooms indoors. Fields open dawn to dusk; indoor display 10 am-6 pm 995 NW 22nd Ave.; www.dahlias.com; 503-266-7711

Deepwood Garden

SALEM – Experience history while enjoying lush and peaceful gardens. Historic Deepwood Estate is a beautiful Queen Anne home built in 1894, now a city park. Its six acres of formal English gardens were designed by Lord & Schryver. Beyond, nature trails wend through natural woods toward Bush Park. Open dawn to dusk. 1116 Mission St.; www.historicdeepwoodestate.org; 503-363-1825

The Oregon Garden

SILVERTON – There is always something to be inspired by at the Oregon Garden, containing a patchwork of more than 20 specialty gardens, including the Children’s Garden, Conifer Garden and Silverton Market Garden. Spring’s masses of natives and other perennials, bulbs, specimen trees and stellar shrubs give way to summer’s annuals, roses, water lilies and shrubs including hydrangea and butterfly bush. Autumn is heralded by crocus, asters, more spectacular roses, shrubs and maples in striking array. Winter’s camellias, crab apples and witch hazel blossoms prove it’s possible to have something in bloom all year. Oregon Garden also offers year round events, classes and concerts. 879 W Main St.; www. oregongarden.org; 503-874-8100

Mission Mill Museum

SALEM – Step back in time to Mission Mill Museum where historic homes come to rest alongside the old Thomas Kay

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Woolen Mill. The peaceful grounds include quaint flower beds and an herb garden containing many medicinal and culinary plants used by Oregon pioneers. Open 10 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday. 1313 Mill St. SE; www. missionmill.org; 503-585-7012

Botanical, Rose Gardens

Willson Park Trees

SALEM – Hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers provide a dazzling display for all seasons at Willson Park in the Capitol Park Mall, 900 Court St.; brochures available in the Capitol. www.leg.state.or.us; 503-986-1388

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Top Garden Projects for April Spring is finally here with rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, forsythia and all the other spring-flowering plants reaching their peak of beauty. Here are a few ways to keep your garden looking its best and cut down on garden maintenance the rest of year.

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WATERING

Make sure that plants located under the eaves of your house and under tall evergreens are getting sufficient moisture. They can often become bone dry and at risk during fluctuating weather. Container plantings should also be given watering attention.

MULCH

Spread an inch or two of mulch between flowers, shrubs and vegetable rows to retain moisture and control weeds all summer. Most commonly used for vegetable gardens: straw, sawdust, bark, newspapers, grass clippings and black plastic. Clear out the weeds before applying mulch.

SUMMER FLOWERING BULBS

It’s a good time to plant summer-flowering bulbs such as dahlias, gladiolas and lilies. Mix bulb fertilizer, processed manure and peat moss into the planting soil.

HOUSEPLANTS

It’s time to re-pot overwintered geraniums and fuchsias. Re-pot with fresh soil and feed regularly for a few weeks. They’ll be ready to set outdoors when weather conditions are favorable.

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LAWN CARE

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of carrots, for example, can produce the equivalent of a 48-foot single row. It also cuts down on watering and fertilizer and crowds out weeds. Keep beds less than 4 feet wide for ease of weeding, watering and harvesting.

Aerate the lawn so water can penetrate deeper. Fertilize to improve overall health and appearance. If moss is growing in the lawn, choose a fertilizer that includes a moss killer. This is also a good time to thatch and over-seed if needed.

FRUIT TREES & BERRIES

Local garden outlets currently offer their finest selection of fruit trees and berry plants; pick them a spot that gets full sun.

There is still time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials, but it is getting a bit late to transplant large trees or shrubs. Rockery perennials and hardy annuals may also be planted now.

PRUNING

March, April and May are ideal for pruning evergreens like juniper, conifer and cypress. Keep your cuts within the green (foliage) parts of the plant; cutting into bare branches can make it difficult or impossible for the plant to generate new growth.

WIDE-ROW GARDENING

If space is limited, consider wide-row vegetable gardening. A 4-by-20 foot row

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datebook Weekly Activities Alcoholic Anonymous

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

Serenity Al-Anon

Wednesday, April 1 Interdenominational Lenten Breakfast

7:30 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213, Mount Angel. Breakfast, speaker. Free; 503-829-5061

Silverton vs Corvallis Baseball

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

Actors/Improv Group

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

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Improvisational games. Repeats April 15. Ron, 503-873-8796

Mount Angel Library Activities

Thursday, April 2

3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Storytime ages 3 - 6. Mt. Angel Library, 290 Charles St. 4:45 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. Network, hear speaker. Free. 503-873-5615


Storytimes at Library

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; same time Fridays. Duplo Day, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. all ages Fridays. Caregiver must attend with child. 503-873-7633

Woodcarving Sessions

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

Gordon House Tours

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

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Weekly Meditation Group

7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. A Quiet Place Sangha invites people of all spiritual traditions to weekly guided meditation and shared dialog. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

Silverton Toastmasters

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

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AARP Driver’s Safety

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. $15 AARP members, $20 nonmembers. Also April 3. 503-873-3093

Silverton vs Crescent Valley Girls Tennis 4 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. Informal group to share,writing projects. Also April 16. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Friday, April 3 White Oak Opening

11 a.m. - 6 p.m., White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St., Silverton. open Wednesday Saturday; Sunday - Tuesday by appointment.

First Friday in Silverton

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

Lunaria Reception

7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Flowers and special anniversary show, Celebrating Spring Celebrating Art. 503-873-7734,

Saturday, April 4 Indoor Flea Market 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Free admission. Spaces $15. Dennis, 503-569-0148

Elks Easter Egg Hunt

10 a.m., Mark Twain Middle School, 425 N Church, Silverton. Prizes. 12 and younger

Garden Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Speaker Sherian Wright, mason bee specialist and author. All welcome. Free. Kathy, 503-873-0159

Wednesday, April 8

Gardening Class 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Gardening with Dale Small. Free. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Silverton vs Crescent Valley Track

3:45 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Thursday, April 9 Senior Spanish Class

Free Tax Aide

Silverton vs South Albany Boys Tennis

10 a.m., Mount Angel Towers, One Towers Lane, Mount Angel. Ages 12 and younger. Easter Bunny. 503-845-7211 10:30 - 3:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Sponsored by AARP. Walk-in service only; no appointments. Saturdays through April 11. 503-873-8796

Sunday, April 5 Easter Monday, April 6 Open Swim

4 p.m., Marquis Silver Gardens, 115 S James St., Silverton. Ages 10 and younger. Rain or shine. Megan, 503-873-5362

JFK Baseball, Softball

Silverton City Council

4:30 pm, JFK High, 890 E Marquam, Mount Angel.

7 p.m., Silverton Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. Agenda available.

Kids Art Show Reception

Mount Angel City Council

6 - 8 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Silver Falls School District artists, K - sixth grade. Runs noon - 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday thru April 26. Free; open to public.

7 p.m., Mount Angel Library, 290 E Charles St. Agenda available.

Safety Tips for Summer

Blood Pressure Check

Tuesday, April 7

6 p.m., Old Stone Coffee & Collectibles, 95 N Main St., Mount Angel. Learn safety, selfdefense tips from local law enforcement. Free. Open to public. 503-845-2151

9 - 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Free blood pressure tests. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Parent’s Night Out!

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. $20 for four weeks. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

6 - 10 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Supervised childcare. Suggested donation $10 per child; $25 per family of three or more. Donations cover cost of snacks, supplies; benefit Peace and Social Concerns. Newborn - 12 years old. RSVP: Jaime, 503-516-7427.

4:30 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

1 - 3 p.m., Silverton Pool, 601 Miller St. YMCA early release open swim. Members free. Residents $4. Non-residents $5. Also April 27. 503-873-6456, theYonline.org

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JFK vs East Linn Christian Baseball

Senior Drawing Class

Silverton Tennis, Baseball

4 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Girls tennis vs Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Baseball vs South Albany.

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10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. $45 for five Thursdays. Seniors 60 and older. Pre-register: 503-873-3093 4 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Victor Point Chili Feed

5 - 8 p.m., Victor Point School, 1175 SE Victor Point Road, Silverton. Annual chili feed, drawing, dinner, cakewalk. Admission $5 adults, $3 children, seniors. Family pass $20. Drawing tickets $1 each. Tickets at school or door. 503-873-8048

Singles Dine Out Club

6 p.m., O’Brien’s, 105 N Water St., Silverton. For singles 40+ and seniors 60+. Order off menu, dutch treat. 503-873-3093

Zenith Woman’s Club

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

Friday, April 10 Smart Phone, Tablet Class

9 - 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Seniors 60 and older. $60 for five weeks on Fridays. 503-873-3093

Chamber Forum Lunch

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

Silverton Baseball, Softball

4:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Baseball vs South Albany. Softball vs Woodburn.

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A Bench in the Sun

7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Brush Creek Players. Adults $10. Seniors, children under 12 $8. Tickets at door or Books-N-Time, 210 N Water St., Silverton. Repeats 7 p.m. April 11, 17, 18, 24, 25; 2 p.m. April 12, 19, 26. 503-508-3682, brushcreekplayhouse.com

Saturday, April 11 In Stitches at Silver Falls Library

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

Sunday, April 12 Senior Center Membership Meeting

1 - 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Annual meeting. 503-873-3093

Monday, April 13 Casino Hop

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

JFK vs Toledo Baseball, Softball

4:30 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St.

Mount Angel School District

6:30 p.m., Mount Angel Middle School, 460 E Marquam St., Mount Angel.

Silver Falls School District

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

Tuesday, April 14 Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. - noon, Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Courthouse research; trip to Columbia County Courthouse April 21. Open to all. Free. Donna, 503-209-3183, ancestrydetectives.org

Crafty Kids

3:30 - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Free. Ages 5 - 10. Caregiver must attend. Repeats 
April 28.

Silverton vs Woodburn Boys Tennis 4 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Pints & Purls

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

Friday, April 17 Silverton vs. Crescent Valley Softball 4:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

JFK Baseball, Softball

Saturday, April 18 Mid-Willamette Band Festival

Second Hand Fashions

Noon, Trinity Lutheran, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Model best outfit from secondhand store. Prizes. Linda: 503-829-2505. Lunch $6.50. RSVP April 13 503-999-2291.

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Evening in Italy

Brain Health Class

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Seniors 60 and older. Free. 503-873-3093

Silverton vs Lebanon Girls Tennis

4:30 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel.

Thursday, April 23 JFK Track and Field

Earth Day Celebration

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stardust Village Clubhouse, 1418 Pine St., Silverton. Benefits American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Thrivers Relay for Life Team. Repeats April 25.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Educational exhibits, games, family activities. Free. 503-8748100, oregongarden.org

Young Life Auction

6:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Silver Falls Young Life dessert and auction fundraiser. Free admission. 503-873-4600

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

Friday, April 24 Rummage Sale Fundraiser

Silverton Basebll, Softballs

4 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Boys tennis vs Crescent Valley. 4:30 p.m. Baseball vs Dallas, Softball vs Central

JFK vs Central Linn Softball

4:30 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St.

Sunday, April 19

Scotts Mills Bingo Night

Taizé Prayer

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

Monday, April 20 Silverton vs Dallas Girls Tennis

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

JFK vs Vernonia Softball

4:30 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St..

9 a.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 Industrial Way, Silverton. Guest speaker Eunice Hansen, Christian Renewal Center.

Thursday, April 16

Wednesday, April 22 Earth Day

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton High School, 1456 Pine St. Sixth annual Mid-Willamette Adult Band Festival. Public welcome. Free. Sponsored by Marion County Citizen’s Band. 503-428-8438,

Wednesday, April 15 3:45 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Boys track. 4:30 p.m. Baseball vs Central.

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Sports & Recreation

Stellar seasons The Silverton High School dance and drill team has continued the superb record for the Foxes in OSAA competition this school year. The Foxes took second in the Class 5A small division of the state championships, held March 18-19 at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Silverton, which won the 2014 championship, finished with 80.53 points, trailing only champion The Dalles, which scored 81.56. Add it up: That’s a state title for boys basketball, second-place finishes for football and dance and a sixth-place trophy for girls basketball. Not a bad start to the school year, huh? Long-time Silverton dance Coach Paula Magee said dropping down a spot from last year was not an issue for her squad. “This is a very highly trained team who take competition very seriously,” Magee told Our Town. “Truly there wasn’t much disappointment at all. The team was thrilled to bring a second place state trophy home to SHS.” Magee noted that the team had to battle through a technical snafu during its finals program.

said. “Because of their training they all recovered flawlessly, going on to improve their scores from first round and give an inspiring performance. The judges all commented on the team’s professionalism and superb technique which made the girls all but forget about the miscue.” Nine members of this year’s squad took home gold medals last season. They are: India Bosshardt, Maddy Hulett, Nicole Finch, Chelsea Godon, Jena Hendrix, Emma Freauff, Sierra Lowry, Alina Stratton and Chryssi Wagner. Also participating this season were Autumn Parsons, Brenna Beyer, Abby Hulett and alternates Kati Haskell, Elizabeth Wallace, Jenna Slater, Natalie Reutov and Mikayla Hamilton.

“There was a small glitch at the beginning Magee, who also coached the Foxes to of our music causing brief confusion state titles in 1999 and 2000, was assisted among the dancers as to whether they by Emily Sword and Alex Reese. should continue dancing or stop and ad-3 625x5-2clr-ShilohWater-14oct-spot color.pdf 1 10/6/14 7:14 PM wait for the music to restart,” Magee “This team was able to accomplish in the

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Silverton dance and girls basketball teams bring home trophies Foxes junior Alia Parsons and freshman Maggie Roth both were named to the all-tournament second team. Parsons, the Mid-Willamette player of the year, was shut out in the quarters against Corvallis, but rallied strongly with 14 points against Pendleton and poured in 26 more vs. Springfield to finish sixth in the tournament in scoring.

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two weeks leading up to state what would take most teams two months,” Magee said. “Through all of the hard work and countless hours practicing, these girls formed some amazing bonds and made memories that will last a lifetime.” Girls hoops: The Lady Foxes won one game and lost two in the state tournament after sharing the Mid-Willamette Conference title with Corvallis.

“It was a great year for the Lady Foxes,” second-year Coach Tal Wold told Our Town. “The girls were very easy to coach and were great teammates to each other. We really progressed as the season went along. I think that is going to happen when you have six freshmen and sophomores in your top nine.” The Foxes, who finished 19-9, lost their quarterfinal match, 41-40, to Corvallis but stayed alive with a 54-42 victory

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“I have not thought about the future too much.” Wold said. “I have been trying to soak in the special memories and feelings I have for this team. We graduated six great seniors and lost (Sequoia Rysdam) our senior captain (to injury) at Thanksgiving, so how they came together was special.” Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@gmail.com

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By James Day Three games that were won by eight points or less. A first-year head coach, albeit one with previous varsity experience. A blizzard of 3-pointers. The toughness that comes with having three football players in the starting lineup. It all added up to a memorable run for the Silverton High School boys basketball team in the Class 5A boys basketball tournament. The Foxes, who won the MidWillamette Conference title by three games, rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Churchill in the quarterfinals, bombed in 12 3-pointers in the semifinals against toprated Mountain View and survived a nail-biting defensive struggle in a 33-32 championship game win over Wilsonville. Delirious Silverton fans mobbed the team, cried and hugged, chanted and snapped pictures as the net was cut down and the team received medals and the trophy. The Foxes are state champions in boys basketball for the first time since … well, since before there was an Oregon School Activities Association. OSAA records only go back to 1919, but there is a banner in the school gym that notes a 1910 state title. Records compiled by Oregon hoops historian Mark Deuel show the title was in 1909, not 1910. No matter. It was more than 100 years coming. “Who knew what could happen,” said Coach Steve Roth, the long-time assistant to Darren Shryock who took over the squad when Shryock left to become the athletic director at Stayton. Roth, who had preceded Shryock as the head coach (1998-2002), “noted that the team had to make a transition” to a new head coach. “They were disappointed by (Darren’s leaving). I was disappointed. I hoped we could battle for a league title, but I heard some rumbling among the guys about the state tournament. They played with a lot of confidence and really believed that they could win and should win.” Here is how it happened: The Foxes trailed 33-25 heading to the fourth quarter in the quarterfinals against Churchill and Mid-Willamette player of the year Sam Roth fouled out with four minutes left. No matter. The Foxes rode unlikely heroes senior Nathan Jamsa (a key three-point play) and junior Blake Cosgrove (six points down the stretch) during a 14-2 closing run that cemented a 46-41 victory. In the semifinals Silverton faced Mountain View, the state’s No. 1 ranked team. Six Foxes nailed 12 3-pointers, led by sharpshooting flu-ridden sophomore Julian Downey, who bombed in 5 of 7 shots from long range to spark the 59-51 win. “It was just going in,” Downey told Our Town. “Everything felt normal, and I just played through it (the flu).” In the championship game Silverton saw a 21-13 lead evaporate amid a withering 9-0 Wilsonville run. But

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Silverton guard Sam Roth tries to maneuver around Harrison Steiger of Wilsonville Foxes teammate Daniel Larionov moves in to assist. Roth was named to the all-tournament first team.

Blake Cosgrove and Matthew Peters celebrate the moment as the Foxes closed in on the state title.

the 3-pointer came to the rescue again. Logan Munson and Sam Roth sank 3-pointers down the stretch and the Foxes held on, helped by late rebounds from Munson and Trevor Côté.

success was toughness. That was No. 1. That’s who we are. You can’t put a value on what was gained by those guys in the weight room. They were so strong. But even more was the mental aspect of that. When you know you’ve put in the work there is an expectation that it is going to pay off. The success in football really carried over to the basketball program.”

“It’s awesome, hard to describe,” Côté said amid the tears, hugs and pandemonium on the court after the game. “It’s almost surreal. You can’t imagine how it feels to be No. 1.” Roth, who was tied for third in the tourney with 42 points, received chants of “MVP! MVP” as he helped cut down the net. “It’s beyond words. It’s crazy. I’m speechless,” he said. “We played great defense, like we have all year. I can’t say enough about the guys. It’s awesome.” “Oh, my God!” Cole Chandler said. “I have no words. We both fought hard. Our strength was our defense and that was theirs, too. 33-32 … I didn’t think that would be the score. We battled. I’m so proud of our guys.” “We played our best basketball (in the tournament),” Munson said. “It was so great the way everyone came out to support us.” Chandler, Munson and Côté all were starters on the Foxes’ football team, which advanced to the 5A title game before losing to Hermiston. Did the football success carry over? “Absolutely,” Coach Roth said. “The blueprint for our

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Chandler led the team with 24 rebounds and seven assists in the tournament. Munson had seven points and seven rebounds in the semis and seven and six in the title. Côté made a key free throw that helped the Foxes pull away from LaSalle in the round of 16, participated in the barrage of 3-pointers in the semis and had a huge rebound in the final. Sam Roth was a first-team all-tournament selection, and Downey made the second team. Both will be back next season, along with Cosgrove and starting guard Daniel Larionov. “I wanted so badly for the guys to do well,” Coach Roth said. “I feel pretty blessed to be able to work with them day after day. And I hope our guys from the past accept some ownership for this. There were years of building the program by Darren and guys buying into the system. “We got to see the fruit of that work this year in the biggest way possible.”

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The eight senior contestants for the 2015 Mr. SHS are Cole Chandler, Trevor Côté, Wyatt Crofts, Wyatt Fruehauf, Robbie Le Parc, Dustin Meyer, Matthew Peters and Tanner Rosenberry. All eight contestants want to be Mr. SHS because they admire previous Mr. SHS winners, want to end their high school career on a fun note and raise money and awareness for Medical Teams International. “I loved every minute of high school and this is the best way for me to finish high school with a bang while working for a good cause through MTI,” Chandler said. Each contestant has to have a talent, raise money for MTI, answer questions and dance and sing. While they are eager to share other details about the pageant, none of the contestants would disclose what their talent will be. “Wouldn’t you like to know,” Peters said. The other contestants simply encouraged community members to attend and find out. On a recent day in March at The Oregon Garden, the eight boys laughed, teased

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one another, goofed off and debated where they would have lunch. They all agree about the mission of Mr. SHS – to raise as much money as they can to benefit Medical Teams International, (MTI), a global health organization helping people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty by delivering medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and development programs. The group toured MTI to learn about what it does. The Mr. SHS show is Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m. at the Silverton High Theater, 1456 Pine St. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance from any of the contestants, from the high school bookkeeper or at the door. Seating is limited.

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Johnie Ferro, the high school’s activities director, said the Mr. SHS participants are always a great group of young men to work with and the 2015 contestants are no different. “What I appreciate about this group is that they represent so much of the student body,” Ferro said. “They are kind, charismatic, funny and truly concerned with making a positive impact on their local and global community.” Fruehauf, who said he is the competition’s first transgender contestant, feels fortunate to be part of Mr. SHS and “work with seven other great guys and to raise money for people who really need it. It’s humbling.” Being part of the competition has also given each contestant an opportunity to work with students outside their usual circle. Before the practices began for the competition, Fruehauf said he didn’t know the other contestants very well. “They are characters and fun to be around,” Fruehauf said. “They’re creative, funny and smart and I think represent our school very well.” When asked how he would describe the contestants, Rosenberry said it’s a tough

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The Girl Next Door

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Meghan Stadeli has learned she has “family” throughout Oregon.

“It was a huge culture shock,” she said. “Before we left, we took classes so we were able to understand the history. Overall, I learned I am really blessed. We met a family of eight living in a tin shack with three walls and a roof.”

Last spring, Stadeli was elected as the sentinel of Oregon’s FFA leadership team. A 2014 Silverton High School graduate, Stadeli has spent the last year traveling throughout Oregon and visiting with high school FFA chapters and agricultural businesses and industries. She also helped plan the state FFA convention in Silverton and traveled to South Africa.

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Wherever she traveled, she was always felt welcomed. And she learned her FFA family extends beyond Silverton.

to show off her hometown and how important FFA is.

“Everywhere we went, people were so kind,” she said. “We stayed in the homes of chapter members and we treated like their own kids. FFA is really like an extended family.” Having the state FFA convention at Silverton High School was exciting for Stadeli because she had the chance

She also visited the Kliptown Youth Program, whose mission it is to eradicate the poverty of mind, body and soul and to fight against the disadvantages imposed on the children by providing educational support and after school activities.

“We’ve had a successful FFA chapter in Silverton for so many years and I’m so proud to show it off to FFA members from across Oregon,” Stadeli said. Before the convention began, Stadeli spent some time reflecting on her whirlwind year. One of the highlights was traveling to South Africa, visiting

“This is a place where they planted grass so kids could play,” she said. “Before they planted the grass, the kids had never seen grass. The program was a sanctuary for the kids who were the happiest kids I have met.” In the fall, Stadeli will attend the University of Portland to study nursing. Between now and then, she plans to travel to California, Illinois and New York to help at their state FFA conventions. And she plans to find a summer job.

Being on the state leadership team has taught her valuable lessons she can use in college and life. She’s learned the art of compromise, especially when working with people who are all leaders. “We all learned we can’t always be right all of the time,” she said. The theme for the state convention was Summit, Stadeli said, adding throughout the convention FFA members were encouraged to overcome obstacles and to obtain goals they never thought possible. At the state convention, Stadeli retired as sentinel, saying she is hanging up her corduroy suit one final time. “As far as I know I will be the first Oregon FFA state officer to ever retire in her hometown,” Stadeli said. She’s encourages other students to learn more about FFA. “Being part of FFA has taught me so many things, including what I am good at and it has given me the confidence to do whatever comes next.”

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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. TONER: GRR 11 for Canon copiers - New still in boxes - Magenta/ Cyan/Yellow. Reg. $111.95, sell for $60ea.  We have recently changed copiers, and have no need for the toners. 503-845-9499 TFN 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.

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IMMEDIATE TEACHER OPENING at TLC Daycare, Mt. Angel. Must be teacher qualified.  Position is M-F. 503-634-2760.  

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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!

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BEFORE THE FALL Yardwork & Yard Maintenance - Pressure washing, Mowing, Trimming/Edging, Pruning, Rototilling, Bark/Soil Placement, Gutter Cleaning, Hauling, Chainsaw work.  Free Estimates.  503-508-0388 or 503-871-7295.  

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.  503 569-3316     CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215. 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   tinaslandscapemaint.com 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 cccinstruction.com or Call 503-580-0753  

VEHICLES 2005 CHEVY 3500 Express Van, 12 passenger, 52k, $13,500.   503-991-8566

WANTED PLEASE HELP: Retired primary teacher needs an affordable place to live/work. Paul, 503-897-3918. OLD WOODWORKING TOOLS WANTED – I’m looking for old Stanley or wooden hand planes, tool chests, or any related/unusual items. 503-364-5856 OLD LOGGING TOOLS WANTED – I’m a private collector buying logging undercutters, falling axes, hook bottles, crosscut saw filing tools, any unusual items. 503-364-5856.

FABRIC NEEDED My sister sews Christmas Stockings for those less fortunate and the demand is exhausting their fabric supply.  The all volunteer non-profit group, “Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart” (501c3)  could really use any COTTON fabric you could donate.  It doesn’t have to be holiday theme.  The handmade stockings are filled with personal necessities like shampoo and small age appropriate gifts.  THANKS for helping to make the holidays a little happier for so many in need.  I’ll meet you locally to pick up any fabric you can spare.  Please call Paula 503873-7946

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I devised a plan to either: 1. End political weirdness as we know it or 2. Create the best reality TV show ever. Here’s why I envision doing - All state and federal politicians would be required to wear body cameras 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. For the past several months, there has been a lot of chatter about requiring police officers to wear cameras as a way of monitoring officers. I’m not sure what that would accomplish, but some folks, primarily politicians, think it’s a good idea. With my plan, politicians would have to wear body cameras. All of the video would be edited into a halfhour TV show that would air every night. The goings-on at the state Capitol, in Congress and the White House would provide a treasure trove of comedy. For example, folks in Congress have recently been armwrestling over President Barack Obama’s immigration actions. He decided on his own to allow work permits for 5 million people who arrived here illegally before they were age 16 or who are parents of U.S. citizens. Some members of Congress don’t like it because they say only they have the authority to make those decisions. Except they refuse to do that. For years both Democratic- and Republican-led Congresses have

piddled around on the immigration issue. So now that the president has done something, they’ve had a hissy fit and wanted to defund that presidential action as part of a Department of Homeland Security budget bill. All forms of comedy ensued. The Senate looked foolish, the House looked more foolish, and the president totally missed an opportunity to work on a more comprehensive immigration bill. A wise senator — and there are a few of those — once told me that politics is about timing and arithmetic. If the timing isn’t right, or if you don’t have the votes, it’s best to either work out a compromise that more people can support or shut up. Folks in Congress have forgotten that advice. That’s where the body cameras come in. I want to see these brainiacs in action. In their caucuses, the halls of the Capitol and elsewhere. It would be House of Cards meets Laugh-In. Don’t get me wrong. I have equal contempt for both sides of the political aisle. But what honks me off most is when these folks know what they need to do but refuse.

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It’s like a big, multi-trillion-dollar version of a teenager refusing to clean his room. Even though he knows he will eventually have to clean it or face the consequences. At the state level, Oregon could have provided some great footage during the past few months, with the governor and his “first lady” heading for the tall grass once the FBI started poking around. Just imagine the footage body cameras could have provided. You could have sold tickets so people could actually see how many times the governor changed his mind and how his mind was changed. I know this makes me sound cynical. Oh, well. Whenever politicians work harder for themselves and their party than for the public — who, by the way, is footing the bill — I get a little twitchy. After all, April 15 is around the corner, and I just sent big, whopping tax checks to Washington, D.C., and Salem. I know in my heart that most of that money will be frittered away. With body cameras on politicians, I could at least see where it goes. And get a few laughs. Carl Sampson is a freelance editor and writer.

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Raven Graham Broker 873-3545 ext. 315

Michael Schmidt Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 314

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COMMERCIAL/INDUSTR #T2186 CLASSIC RANCH WITH UPGRADES THROUGHOUT $219,900 New siding; new paint inside & out; new carpets, baseboards, and hardware. Backyard has new landscaping ready for family fun and entertaining. Perfect for first time buyer, buyers looking to down size. 3BR, 2BA 1286 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 326 (WVMLS#686841)

NEW! – #T2187 COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST 5BR, 3BA 2726 sqft. Call Mike or Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext.322 $448,700 (WVMLS#687040) NEW! – #T2183 VIEW AND PRIVACY IN THE COUNTRY 3BR, 3BA 3447 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $499,900 (WVMLS#686726) #T2179 HOME IN THE HEART OF TOWN 3BR, 1BA 1440 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $189,900

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#T2185 WONDERFUL WEBB LAKE HOME $268,700 Newer paint inside and out. Kitchen opens up into dining and living room. Large rec room upstairs. Fully fenced backyard with professionally manicured landscaping. 3BR, 2.5 BA 2245 sqft. Call Mike or Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#686888)

#T2153 FANTASTIC POTENTIAL IN 13.4 ACRE FARM 4BR, 3BA 3201 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $399,000 (WVMLS#680213)

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#T2144 1940’S CHARMER! 4BR, 2.5BA 2010 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325. $269,900 (WVMLS#678920)

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IN TOWN NEW HOME HOME CONSTRUCTION #T2184 IMMACULATE HOME WITH VIEWS SOLD – #T2181 1965 ONE LEVEL FOR LEASE/COMMER OF THE VALLEY! $248,700 Fenced and $179,900 Fireplace in living room. Wood floors COUNTRY/ACREAGE C cross fenced. Well-kept home with family in bedrooms. New roof and gutter on home. BARELAND/LOTS room and living room. Wood stove in the Newer furnace and hot water heater. Studio in family room with large deck to entertain. Open backyard. 2BR, 1.5BA 1234 sqft. Call Marcia floor plan. Ready to moveSTAYTON/SUBLIMITY into! 3BR, 2BA at ext. 318 (WVMLS#686097) BAREL 1768 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 (WVMLS#686990)

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#T2157 FANTASTIC HOME WITH ALL #T2041 BEST VALUE IN THE NEIGHLEASE/COMMERCIAL THE EXTRAS! 3BR, 2.5BA 2834FOR sqft. 1.39 BORHOOD! .20 acre lot Call Michael at acres. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 314 $79,500 (WVMLS#660768) ext. 324 $527,800 (WVMLS#681183) BARELAND/LOTS #T2156 RANCH STYLE HOME ON 85 ACRES! 3BR, 1.5BA 1311 sqft. 85.52 SOLD – #T2173 2007 BUILT HOME IN IN TOWN NEW HO acres. Call Chuck at ext. 325 or Marcia at GREAT CONDITION 3BR, 2BA 1802 COUNTRY/ACREAGE ext. 318 $549,900 (WVMLS#680896) sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $269,000 (WVMLS#685084)

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PENDING – #T2180 GREAT STARTER MOUNTAINS 9.8 Acre lot. Call Chuck at PENDING – #T2178 VERY WELL MAINHOME 3BR, 2.5BA 1378 sqft. Call Mike at IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION (WVLMS#685076) ext. 325 $289,000 (WVMLS#685987) TANED SINGLE WIDE 2BR, 1BA 720 sqft. ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $178,700 COUNTRY/ACREAGE Call Marcia at ext. 318COUNTRY/ACREAGE $5,500 (WVMLS#686062) COMM #T2174 1971 HOME ON A SMALL #T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ES(WVMLS#686093) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL #T2176 GREAT FAMILY HOME! 3BR, CO ACREAGE 3BR, 1.5 BA 1080 sqft. 5.450 IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION TATES .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 FOR 2BA 1424. Call Michael at ext. 314 $229,900 acres. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 COUNTRY/ACREAGE FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL $33,500 (WVMLS#682938) (WVMLS#685508) (WVLMS#685050) STAYTON/SUBLIMITY STAYTON/SUBLIMITY #T2168 PERFECT RETAIL/LUMBER #T2042 LOT #88 IN SILVER CLIFF ES#T2172 WONDERFUL HOME IN DESIRED PENDING – #T2164 SILVERTON VIEW BARELAND BARELAND/LOTS SALES PARCEL 1.76 acres, 6000 sqft. NEIGHBORHOOD 3BR, 2.5 BA 2308 sqft. BARELA TATES .12 acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 PROPERTY 4BR, 2BA 2021 sqft. Call warehouse w/ 2100 sqft. retail Call Mason STAYTON/SUBLIMITY Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 Michael at ext. 314. $349,000 (WVMLS#682018) $35,900 (WVMLS#660605) at ext. 303 $559,000 (WVMLS#684100) $359,900 (WVMLS#684845) #T2103 HIGH VISIBILITY/TRAFFIC COMCOMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL #T2171 WONDERFULLY KEPT AND UPMERCIAL PROPERTY 1.46 acres Call DATED 1950’S RANCHER 3BR, 2.5 BA Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL 1706 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL $485,000 (WVMLS#672150) at ext. 324 $237,800 (WVMLS#684784)

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