Something to Celebrate
Mount Angel begins 125th anniversary celebration – Page 4
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COMMUNITY NEWS Serving Mt. Angel, Silverton, and Scotts Mills
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Something to Celebrate Mount Angel turns 125.............................................. 4
Arts & Entertainment Festhalle mural receives Roth Foundation funding..... 5
Civics101 Silverton High students lead peaceful walkout...........7 On Development: Updates on city projects..................8
Something Fun Butte Creek robotics team heads to national meet.... 10
Food & Drink Taste. Learn. Celebrate! showcases local wines ......... 13 Food Co-op revitalized with new board members...... 14
Passages..................................................... 16 Datebook.................................................... 18 Sports & Recreation Clements to be George Fox Bruin, dance takes 4th.....20
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Message in a bottle By Peggy Savage
Officially incorporated on April 3, 1893, the city of Mount Angel will open this year’s celebration of its 125th anniversary with a time capsule ceremony on April 3 at the Festhalle. City Manager Amber Mathiesen is coordinating the event with Mayor Andy Otte. “We welcome everyone to the ceremony,” Mathiesen said. “We are inviting community members to contribute items for the time capsule, any memorabilia that would be fun to reminisce about in 25 years when it is opened on our 150th anniversary. We’ve asked people to bring small items to the event. One thing we are suggesting for anyone who owns a business in town is to bring their business card for the capsule.” Mathiesen said the size of the time capsule depends on how many items will go into it, and the ultimate location
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of the capsule will depend on its size. The city’s new commemorative pins will be available for purchase at the event for $5 each.
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The Mount Festivities will Angel Historical begin at 5 p.m. Society will display April 3 with the new Heritage children’s activities, Trail markers at the followed by a event and members The new commemorative pin for program at Mount Angel’s 125th annivesary. will give information 6 p.m. that will include about the trail and five-minute presentations present a slide show of historical from a few members of the community. photographs. “We will hear from a handful of people The trail, a 3.5-mile loop through some about how they came to be in Mount of Mount Angel’s historic landmarks, Angel,” Mathiesen said. will include the Abbey, St. Mary The program will include presentations Catholic Church, Weissenfel’s by Abbott Jeremy on the Abbey and Blacksmith Shop, the Saalfeld House, its community relationship; Father the Glockenspiel and other historic Martin from the Benedictine Brewery downtown buildings. With the new
markers, the trail will serve as an active way for people to learn about the history of the town. Cake, light snacks and punch will be served at the ceremony, followed by the city council meeting at 7 p.m., which is open to the public. Mount Angel’s history began with its settlement in 1850 by Benjamin Cleaver, who planned a townsite which he named Roy. By 1881, a railroad station and post office had been built. That same year, Rev. Father Adelheim Odermatt, O.S.B. came to Oregon with Benedictine monks from Engelberg, Switzerland. With the establishment of the abbey on Lone Butte, more immigrants from Bavaria settled in the area, and the city of Mount Angel was incorporated on April 3, 1893. Mathiesen said the city is busy working on plans to continue the celebration with more events throughout the year in honor of the Mount Angel anniversary.
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Crowning touch By Brenna Wiegand A generous donation from the Roth Family Foundation is making possible the final flourish to the exterior of Mount Angel Community Festhalle. Roth’s granted Mount Angel Community Foundation $10,000 for a 16-by-24-foot mural encapsulating the town of Mount Angel. “You can stand in front of the mural and virtually see the whole community,” Mount Angel Community Foundation President John Gooley said. “This will finish the front of the building, which is already beautiful.” Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce chimed in with a $3,000 donation for the mural’s installation. The mural will be painted by David McDonald, who has painted 12 Silverton murals. McDonald, Gooley and Silverton architect Victor Madge met several times to develop a design that depicts the spirit
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and landmarks of Mount Angel. “We wanted the entire town of Mount Angel to be reflected in that mural,” Gooley said. “You’re going to see Mount Hood and Abbey Hill in the background; you’ll see the church, the train station, and right in the middle are Oktoberfest dancers.”
behind for wedding preparations, a commercial kitchen and upstairs, meeting rooms, including a boardroom for the Mount Angel Community Foundation. However, the crowning glory of the interior is yet to come. Plans also call for a mezzanine encircling the main gathering area.
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“When I look at the building I always ache to see the mural in place,” Madge said. That’s how I originally envisioned it. This is really the crowning touch to the outside.” Madge and fellow Silverton architect Mike Wellman produced the conceptual design for the Festhalle itself and Madge ran with it.
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“It will make that big empty space feel more intimate, allow for better acoustics and will just be a great place to be able to look down on the stage and interact in the space,” Madge said.
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“It was great fun; very rewarding,” Madge said. “One of the things I brought to the table was a sense of design authenticity on the interior; the beefiness of the wood elements and the traditional proportions of Bavarian architecture that was something I am really proud of.”
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“You’ll be able to sit at tables and look down into the main space like you see in all the traditional Bavarian beer tents,” Madge said. “There will be a second bar, food and additional bathrooms. These are all things that have yet to be fund-raised for but once it’s done it’s just going to be amazing.
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with a top grill for the Festhalle kitchen. Orville passed away in 2013, and Michael Roth said this mural is just what his dad would have wanted.
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“The Oktoberfest was truly one of the highlights of the year for Orville,” Michael Roth said. “He thoroughly enjoyed every minute that he was walking the grounds, dancing or listening to the bands. He loved the community spirit and seeing his friends there.”
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In addition to his Silverton murals, McDonald has created others elsewhere, including Sacramento, California and Washington D.C., where he was in the Army Honor Guard. “We did funerals at Arlington Cemetery and security for the White House but somehow I managed to hustle this really cushy job and most of the time I was doing murals,” he said.
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“I’ve been doing this a long time,” he added. “When I was in elementary school I was putting butcher paper up on the wall and at lunch would go in and make a
mural about the American Revolution. I was the class artist.” McDonald said he owes a debt of gratitude to longtime Oktoberfest costumer Marilyn Hall, who spent hours showing him pictures of costumes and dancers. “By the end of that afternoon all the hard work was done,” McDonald said. McDonald has been a Roth’s employee for more than 15 years. “That’s where I do the real hard work,” he said. “I have to do signs; I have to spell and get the prices right.” “We’re very, very pleased,” Gooley said. “The Roth family has been so kind to the Foundation so many times. It’s really incredible how they’ve stepped up to the plate every time they’ve been asked.” The mural is expected to be installed in early June, with a public unveiling shortly thereafter.
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Students lead peaceful walkout on school grounds
By Peggy Savage
As students returned to class, several parents voiced their pride and respect for the students’ carefully organized effort.
About 100 Silverton High School students participated March 14 in a silent student walkout to protest gun violence in schools and show solidarity with victims of school shootings. The event progressed peacefully and without incident.
“I’ve known most of these kids since the time they were very young,” said Lisa Leslie. “I am proud of them and the fact that they can think for themselves. This was well-planned, not random, and I hope they will have an impact.”
The action was part of a national walkout to honor the victims of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.
Chuck Sheketoff, father of student organizer Elijah Rakha-Sheketoff, expressed his hope that the students’ action will help bring about safer schools.
At 10 a.m. the group silently filed out the school door to form a circle on the school lawn near Grant Street while about a dozen parents and community members watched silently from the public sidewalk adjoining the school property. Onlookers were not allowed on school property during the event.
“I am really proud of the kids,” he said. “I think they organized and executed this well. They made a statement by their sheer numbers and behavior. I hope the school district will respond by taking actions that will make our students safe.”
Silverton High students taking part in the national walkout.
About eight students lay on the ground inside a circle of students with joined hands for a 17-minute moment of silence. After 17 minutes, the students filed silently back into the school to resume their day.
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Silverton High School Principal Wade Lockett had assured parents in a March 6 letter that the school district was working with local law enforcement and staff members to maintain a safe environment during the event. Silverton Police officers were present throughout
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While waiting, Sarah White, the mother of sophomore Orion White, an SHS student who helped organize the event, voiced her support of the students.
District Superintendent Andy Bellando posted a notice on the district website on March 5, saying that the district recognizes the event as an “opportunity for genuine and authentic dialogue about a topic that generates a significant difference in opinions and we want to facilitate that for our students.”
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By James Day Look around. What do you see? Quite a bit of building. New townhouses on Silverton’s Main Street. A Dollar General store on the highway between Mount Angel and Silverton. A massive apartment complex at the western entrance to the Silverton. What is going on? Silverton and Mount Angel are growing and Our Town plans to try to keep tabs on it for you in our new section “On Development”. Below are updates on three projects. Please use the contact information below to get in touch regarding projects you would like to see discussed in this space.
The plan by developer Gene Oster to subdivide the 9.51 acres on North James Street between Jefferson and Hobart into 56 lots is back before city staff. Community Development Director Jason Gottgetreu told Our Town that the application currently is being reviewed
for completeness. Once the application is deemed complete it will receive a public hearing before the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission approved an earlier plan for the development last October, but that decision was unanimously overturned Dec. 4 by the City Council in a hearing that lasted more than four hours. Residents and councilors expressed concerns about stormwater runoff, traffic and pedestrian safety, the street grid and access to the development, school capacity and “connectedness” to the rest of Silverton.
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limits on the west end of town is four months into construction on expansion of the facility. Silver Spur is adding 60 full hookup RV sites as well as a new restroom building, meeting areas, pool and hot tub. The project is scheduled to open in June.
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If you build it... Butte Creek robotics earn spot at Nationals, World competitions By Melissa Wagoner Big things are happening in the Butte Creek Elementary School Robotics Program.
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“[W]e have four teams leaving for the CREATE U.S. Open (Nationals) in Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 2,” head coach Stacy Boost said. “We have one team who earned a spot at Worlds in Louisville, Kentucky in late April.”
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“It was amazing. The parking lot was packed, the gym was packed, the cafeteria was packed,” Boost enthused. “It was so fun to sit back and watch the incredible atmosphere of kids of all ages, working, cheering, doing their best, supporting each other when things were not working out well, running to their parents to share scores, etc.” Butte Creek competes in VEX IQ Robotics which spans science, technology, engineering and math. Each competition involves three separate forms of this system as well as presentations before the judge. “Teams really need to be honest and good communicators
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to make a plan that involves scoring points without getting in each other’s way,” Boost said. The program is funded almost exclusively by a $75 membership fee each child pays to join. This amount, however, comes nowhere near covering the costs of materials and travel to tournaments – a fact that became painfully clear to Boost when a previous team was forced to forfeit its place in the VEX Worlds Competition in 2015. Now a new team once again has the opportunity to compete and Boost, as well as fellow coaches and
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Spring training Consider Taste. Learn. Celebrate! as spring training for wine enthusiasts on Saturday, April 28 – before Oregon Wine month begins in May. Hosted by Cascade Foothills Winegrowers, the third annual Taste. Learn. Celebrate! is a chance to taste wine crafted by 15 winemakers and learn about winemaking and vineyard management. “With our wineries stretching from Oregon City to Sublimity, Taste. Learn. Celebrate! is an occasion for wine lovers to visit all 15 wineries in one day and learn about the varietals and award-winning wines being crafted by family-owned and operated winemakers,” Whiskey Hill winemaker and vineyard manager Chris Helbling said. Along with food for purchase from local restaurants, there will be displays of winemaking and vineyard management tools and machines. An additional feature this year will be hourly talks by winemakers and grapegrowers, sharing insights on how wine is made in the Willamette Valley. “When guests visit any of our tasting rooms, their wine will most likely be poured by the winemaker or one of their family members,” Carl McKnight of St. Josef’s and Pheasant Run wineries said. “Because the pace is a little slower and quieter in the Cascade Foothills, it’s a
15 wineries gather for tastings unique opportunity for wine enthusiasts to visit with the winemakers and often get to see the process of making wine or harvesting grapes, depending on what time of year they are visiting.” While there are fewer wineries in the Willamette Valley’s eastern side, more than 1,500 acres of vineyards provide grapes to many of Oregon’s well-known and prestigious wineries. And wine grapes have been growing here for more than 50 years.
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“As winemakers, we have a long history of working together, whether it’s to promote an event, discuss what’s happening in our vineyards or share something we learned at the Oregon Wine Symposium,” Sean Driggers of Pudding River said. “We understand the best way to sell our wines, and tell our stories, is by working together. And Taste. Learn. Celebrate! is a great example of our small, family wineries coming together for an afternoon of fun and wine.”
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“We’re now, more than ever, unified in moving in the right direction,” board president Jason Codner said. Codner said a good deal of this invigoration is owing to a recent influx of new board members, volunteers and the addition of several events to the year’s calendar. “With the new board we just got this surge,” Codner said. “We’re feeling so energized to move forward.”
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Currently at 393 owners, the co-op’s next goal is to reach 600 to 700, at which time they will begin the next phase – site selection. “We need to show that we’ve got the community backing us and customer support,” Codner explained. “We hope when we cut the ribbons on the place that we have 1,000 owners.” Once the requisite number of owners is
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Julia Knudsen, board secretary, said. “We would love to see it open by 2020.” In the meantime, the board’s main goal is garnering more community support. They are doing this through owner events like the pop-up co-op, community meet-ups and the annual farm to fork dinner. They are also working with local documentarian Michael Turner, who will be producing a series of five minute short videos profiling co-op owners and farmers. “Showing the community who the co-op is,” Turner explained.
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Codner and his board recently gained a new confidence in the future of the co-op and the plans for a brick and mortar store when, this past September, they received the results of a market study showing the community of Silverton could reasonably support a 4,500 sq. ft. store. “Now we are able to articulate things more because we have some more data,”
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Partnership with the community is a big part of what the co-op stands for and, to that end, the co-op recently joined the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and partnered with nine Silverton businesses offering owners Co-op Owner Rewards (C.O.RE). Now each owner, upon purchase of a $150 ownership share, will receive a C.O.RE card which provides discounts at participating Silverton businesses on things like food, drinks and even yoga.
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WWII Marine’s remains return home
Silverton’s Marine Corps Pfc. Lyle E. Charpilloz was killed at age 19 in the Pacific Theater of World War II, but only now are his remains being returned to his family. Identified through scientific testing, his body was accounted for on Sept. 26, 2017. He will be returned with full military honors, and will be buried Saturday, April 7 in Salem. In November 1943, Charpilloz was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, which landed against stiff Japanese resistance in an attempt to secure the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands. Over several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded. The Japanese were virtually annihilated. Charpilloz died on the first day of the battle, Nov. 20, 1943. In the immediate aftermath of the fighting on Tarawa, U.S. service members who died in the battle were buried in a number of battlefield cemeteries on the island. In
MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) received remains from a site where Charpilloz was believed to have been buried. The recovered remains were sent to the laboratory for analysis. On Oct. 17, 2016, the DPAA disinterred “Tarawa Unknown X-5” from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as the Punchbowl, in Honolulu, and submitted the remains for analysis. Based on consistent recovery context and shared DNA, the remains were consolidated with those accessioned in 2014. Pfc. Lyle E. Charpilloz
1946 and 1947, the 604th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company conducted remains recovery operations on Betio Island, but Charpilloz’ remains were not recovered. On Feb. 10, 1949, a military review board declared Charpilloz’ remains non-recoverable. In May 2014, through a partnership with History Flight, Inc., the Defense POW/
To identify Charpilloz’ remains, scientists from the DPAA and the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System used mitochondrial (mtDNA) to match his family, dental and anthropological analysis, and his records, as well as circumstantial evidence. His name is listed at Freedom Memorial Plaza in Silverton’s Town Square Park. For information on the mission to account for missing servicemen, visit www.dpaa. mil.facebook.com/dodpaa.
Spencer Patrick Enderle Nov. 12, 2003 – March 8, 2018
Spencer Enderle passed away, at home surrounded by his family, on March 8, after a hard fought battle against an undiagnosed, uncontrollable neurological condition. One thing that everyone knew about Spencer was his love for his family. He is survived by his parents Tiffany and Lawrence Enderle, his sister Sadie and brother Sawyer. He was a proud Falcon at Silverton Middle School. His favorite class was PE with Mr. Buckholz, and he loved his eighth grade classmates. A Celebration of Life was held at Silverton Middle School gym on March 31. Consider making a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation, in Spencer’s name.
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JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel Mount Angel Public Library, 290 Charles St. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Legacy Silverton Health, 342 Fairview St. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield.
Monday Stay Fit Exercise or Yoga, 9:30 a.m.,
Silvertones Community Singers, 10 a.m.,
Wednesday Silverton Business Group, 8 a.m., Silverton
Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Sponsored by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Free. 503-873-5615
Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Free. 503-845-6401
Dynamic Aging Exercise Class, 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Call 503-873-3093 for cost.
Indoor Playtime, 11:15 a.m., Mount Angel
Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Wednesdays, Fridays. Call 503-873-3093 for cost.
Public Library. Free. 503-845-6401
Floral Arranging, 10 a.m., Silverton Senior
Chair Shiatsu, 1 - 5 p.m., Silverton Senior
Center. Learn mechanics of design. Come back Thursday to make design. $2 members, $5 non-members. 50 and older. 503-873-3093
Recovery at Noon, Noon – 1 p.m., Third
Chickadees Storytime, 12:30 p.m., Silver
Falls Library. Age 3 - 5. Free. 503-873-7633 Center. Appointment only. $15 for 15 minutes. 50 and older. 503-873-3093
Bingo, 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50
and older. Members free; $1 non-members. $2.50 per card. 503-873-3093
United Methodist Church, 203 Main St., Silverton. Males with bass voice needed. Tomi, 503-873-2033
Saturday Late Season Saturday Market, 10 a.m. noon, 432 McClaine St., Silverton.
Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 10 a.m.,
Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952
Saturday Lunch, Noon - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Free. 503-873-2635
Sunday Silverton Spiritual Life Community,
10:30 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services.
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Thursday, April 5 Diabetes Prevention Program
10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Six-week class. Free. 50 and older. RSVP: Elaine, 503-967-1834.
Throwback Movie Thursday
1 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Easter Parade. Popcorn. Free. All ages. 503-845-6401
Family History Class
1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Members free, $2 non-members. 503-873-3093
Wine & Words
5 p.m., Glockenspiel Restaurant, 190 E Charles St., Mount Angel. Adult book club. Free. Open to public. 503-910-5417
St. Mary Kindergarten Round-Up
6:30 - 8 p.m., St. Mary Public School, 590 E College St., Mount Angel. Kindergarten Round-up for children turning 5 by Aug. 31. Pick up registration packet ahead of time. 503-845-2547
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STEAM LaB, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Silver Falls
Monday Meal, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Oak Street
Free Dinner, 5 - 7 p.m., First Christian
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7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Have a concern about local, state, federal laws? Learn about strategies for change. Free. 503-873-8796
AA Meetings, 8 p.m., Scotts Mills Community
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Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. Free; donations accepted. John, 503-873-5446
Evening Yoga, 5 - 6:15 p.m., Silverton
Grange Hall, 201 Division St. All levels. $5. Repeats Wednesdays. 503-930-1896
Tuesday Zumba, 8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. Call 503-873-3093 for cost.
Clubb Massage, 9 - 4 p.m., Silverton
Senior Center. 50 and older. Appointment only. $10 for 15 minutes. 503-873-3093
Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.,
Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. Call 503-873-3093 for cost.
Mt. Angel Food Bank,
9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wednesday, Thursday. 503-845-6998
Crafty Kids, 3 - 9 p.m., Silver
Falls Library. Age 5 - 11. Free. 503-873-7633
Stories & STEAM, 3:30
p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Best for age 6 - 10. Free. 503-845-6401
Lego Lab, 4:15 p.m., Mount
Angel Public Library. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401
Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
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Library. Age 5 - 11. Free. 503-873-7633 Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Free; donations accepted. 503-873-6620
Center, 298 Fourth St. Repeats Saturdays. David, 503-383-8327
Thursday Kiwanis Club, 7 a.m., Main St. Bistro,
201 E Main St., Silverton. 503-510-3525.
Baby Bird Storytime, 11 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Age 0 - 3. Free. 503-873-7633
Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Dave, 503-501-9824
Compassionate Presence Sangha, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Mindful meditation, shared dialog. 971-218-6641
Overeaters Anonymous, 7 – 8 p.m.,
St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. All welcome. 503551-3671
Friday Silverton Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m.,
Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-873-4198
Silverton Women Connect, 8:45am., Main Street Bistro, 201 E. Main St., Silverton. Val Lemings, 503-877-8381 Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:15 a.m.,
Stardust Village Club House, 1418 Pine St., Silverton. All welcome. Sandy, 503-871-3729 Duplo Day, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Age 0 - 5. Free. 503-873-7633
Monday, April 2 7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5321
Dyslexia coffee chat 10-11 a.m. Traverse Dyslexia, 305 Oak St. Free, informal chat about students who struggle with reading and writing. Bring your questions! Limited space - please RSVP call or text: 971-343-2525
Civics for Adults
7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. Open to public. 503-873-5435
Silverton Lions Club
7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Repeats April 19. 503-873-7119
Friday, April 6
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Teen Advisory Group
2 - 3:30 p.m., Silverton Hospital. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. Suzy, 503-304-3429 5 - 7 p.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Celebrate the city’s 125th anniversary. Activities for kids, community presentations, cake, appetizers. City council meeting follows at 7 p.m. All ages. Free.
The Compassionate Friends
6 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. The Compassionate Friends provides comfort, support to parents who lost a child. Carol Williams, 503-873-6944
Mount Angel American Legion
6:30 p.m., Legion Hall, 740 E College St., Mount Angel. 503-845-6119
Silverton Garden Club
7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Steve Open to public. Kathy, 503-873-0159
Scotts Mills Neighborhood Watch
7 p.m., Scotts Mill Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Potluck at 6:30 p.m. Open to public. smnwcp.org
1 -4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. $10 members, $15 non-members. 50 and older. 503-873-3093 4:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Contribute ideas for library. Age 13 and older. Free. 503-845-6401
7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Artists’ reception for exhibit featuring Karen Nadeau, Chelsea Goin. In loft, Marsha Matschek presents collection of watercolors. 503-508-7488
Saturday, April 7 Pancake Breakfast
8 - 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $6 adults, $5 senior center members, $3 veterans, $4 children under 12. Children under 4 eat free. 503-873-3093
AARP Driver Safety Class
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. $15 AARP members, $20 non-members. Register: 503-873-3093.
AARP Tax Aide
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free tax preparation. Walk-in only. Repeats April 14. 503-873-3093
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Ceramic Art Show
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. View ceramic artwork. Lee Jacobson teaches the clay technique. Alex Chaney, 503-508-7488
Leonide Martin Book Signing
4 - 6 p.m., Silverton Grange, 201 NE Division St. Silverton author Leonide Martin reads from her book The Mayan Red Queen: Tz’aakb’u Ahau of Palenque. Discussion, book signing follows reading. Free.
7 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Bunco fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club projects. $15 per person, includes snacks. 21 and older only. Tickets must be purchased in advance by contacting any Zenith member; Bridget Crivella, 503-8738126; Kathy Kintzley, 503-873-7037.
Tuesday, April 10 Ancestry Detectives
10 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Discover how ship manifests reveal immigration stories about ancestors. Free. Open to public. Ancestrydetectives.org
Free Career Services
10 - 11:30 a.m., Santiam Center, 11656 SE Sublimity Road, Ste. 200, Sublimity. Learn about Santiam Center’s free career, training, exploratory services. Presented by Worksource Oregon.
Fishing with Bernie
4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bernie Hoene shares fishing experiences. Free. 50 and older. 503-873-3093
Wednesday, April 11 Gardening Class
2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Gardening with Dale Small. 50 and older. Members free, $3 non-members. 503-873-3093
Thursday, April 12 Columbia River Gorge Trip
9 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Day trip to Columbia River Gorge. $22 members, $24 non-members. Register: 503-873-3093.
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Noon, Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 Industrial Way, Silverton. Terry Muilenburg shares what insects are needed to preserve gardens. Light luncheon, $6.50. Reservations necessary by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by The Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection.
3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Make spring flowers out of paper. Teens, adults. Materials provided. Free. 503-845-6401
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Singles Dine Out Club
6 p.m., Silver Falls Brewery, 207 Jersey St., Silverton. Meet, eat with other singles. Order off menu, food carts. 503-873-3093
Friday, April 13 Supervision for Spiritual Directors
9 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. $30. Monthly supervision meeting for formation, education. Sr. Joan Pokorny, 503-949-6284
3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Decorate library’s sidewalk with poems, drawings. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401
Saturday, April 14 Craft Time with Grandparents
10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $5 for child, adult free. To register, call 503-873-3093
Resource & Job Fair
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Local social service agencies, businesses looking to hire, vendors on hand to provide information, referrals, services. Free. Open to public. Sponsored by Silverton Area Community Aid. 503-873-3446
Sunday, April 15 Taizé Prayer
7 p.m., Benedictine Sisters’ Queen of Angels Chapel, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Open to public. 503-845-6773
Tuesday, April 17 Alzheimer’s Support Group
2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. For spouses, family members. Free. 503-873-3093
Prayer of the Heart
3:30 p.m., Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Contemplative prayer group. Free. 503-991-9929
Silver Falls Book Club
7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs by Linda Atwell. Author will be present for questions, book signing. Open to all. 503-873-8796
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Thursday, April 26
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Earth Day Seed Bombs
1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Thrift Shop volunteers invited. RSVP: 503-873-3093.
Friday Movie Matinee
3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Ferdinand (PG). Popcorn. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401
5:30 - 9 p.m., Scotts Mills School, 805 First St. Family-friendly bingo, drawing, silent auction night. Games, face painting. Refreshments available for purchase. Nicole, 503-991-3168
Saturday, April 21 Pratum Pancake Breakfast
7 - 11 a.m., Pratum School, 8995 NE Sunnyview Road, Salem. Breakfast $5 adults, $3 children 4 - 12, $20 families. Drawing tickets are $1 and $5. Benefits Pratum Parents Club. 503-362-8812
Crab Feed at Depoe Bay
9 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Cost includes transportation, crab feed. $72 members, $75 non-members, $69 veterans. RSVP: 503-873-3093.
April Book Talk
9:30 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Free. Sr. Beyer, 503-991-9929
Earth Day Fair
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Earth-focused activities, presentations, make reusable bag, create seed starter pot. Food vendors. Free parking, shuttle service from Roth’s. On-site parking $5. Free admission to activities. Oregongarden.org
7 p.m., Silverton Elk Lodge, 300 High St. All veterans welcome. 503-871-8160
4:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Day trip to Hawaiian luau at Willamette University. Cost for transportation, luau ticket is $26 members, $28 nonmembers. RSVP: 503-873-3093.
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6 - 8 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First, Silverton. Meet other knitters, crocheters for an evening of pints and some purls. Hosted by KIS Designs.
Thursday, April 19 Writer’s Workshop
3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Workshop led by local author Lee Shaw. 50 and older. 503-873-3093
6:30 p.m., Silverton High. Silver Falls Young Life dessert, auction fundraiser. Free admission. 971-239-9630
Wednesday, April 25 Trip to Spirit Mountain Casino
21 and older. Cost $5 for all Silverton Senior Center volunteers with 15 service hours since September. $10 members, $12 non-members, $6 veterans. Reservation deadline 1 p.m. April 16. 503-873-3093
3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Create wildflower seed bombs. Age 6 and older. Free. 503-845-6401
Kiwanis Garage Sale
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Santiam Tractor Supply, 812 McClaine St., Silverton. Repeats April 27-28.
Friday, April 27 Fear Factor
3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Test your limits of flavors, textures with food tasting competition. Age 13 and older. Free. Registration needed. 503-845-6401.
Saturday, April 28 Prescription Drug Take Back
10a.m. - 2 p.m., Kennedy High. Dispose of expired, unused prescription medications. Hosted by Student Councilor Abby Frey, Mount Angel Police Department. Free.
Fourth Saturday Maker’s Market
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Macleay Grange, 8312 Macleay Road, Salem. Indoor farmers market. Free admission. 503-873-3593
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Noon - 5 p.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Taste wine of Cascade Foothills. Demonstrations of wine-making tools, techniques. Live music. Ticket $15 each. Get four tickets for $50 through April 15. Tickets at cascadefoothillswines.com.
5:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Lasagna dinner with all the trimmings, dessert, soft drinks. Gift baskets drawings, door prizes. $20. Tickets at Legacy Silverton Health Medical Center Volunteer Office or Gift Shop, Silverton Chamber of Commerce, First Christian Church, Silverton Senior Center, Benefits Free Community Wednesday Night Dinner, Legacy Silverton Health Auxiliary.
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Sports & Recreation
Clements to George Fox
Bruins good fit for Foxes receiver
Silverton wide receiver Spencer Clements is heading to George Fox University in Newberg to play football and study toward a hoped-for career as an orthopedic surgeon. Clements caught 59 passes for 941 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Foxes, who finished 7-4 last fall. The 6-3, 190-pounder is the latest in a series of excellent Foxes wideouts that also includes Preston Kirk and Logan Munson. Clements told Our Town that George Fox was the first school to recruit him and that he had “built a relationship with them early.” Clements also considered walking on at Boise State, Oregon State and Portland State.
like everything about Spencer Clements and feel he has the attitude, work ethic, athletic ability, ball skills and growth potential to be an all-league caliber wide receiver. We are thrilled he decided to become a George Fox Bruin.” George Fox plays in the Northwest Conference in NCAA Division III.
The Silverton High dance squad is shown after finishing fourth in the Class 5A championships in Portland.
The league also includes Oregon schools Linfield, Willamette, Pacific and Lewis & Clark.
“But the more I thought about Spencer Clements it,” he said, “I knew I could JAMES DAY compete for a sport early at George Fox and I had earned a really Clements said that playing close to home good scholarship. It was a lot to pass up, was not necessarily a goal, although he but the relationship piece was really big.” viewed it as an “added bonus.” Clements has an aunt and uncle who live in The Bruins, who are heading into the Newberg and said he “might be able to fourth season of their restored program, sneak over and do my laundry.” run a spread offense that uses as many as five wide receivers. It’s a perfect fit for Clements, who has the height to outleap smaller defensive backs and is good at finding space in the secondary.
Bruins coach Chris Casey said he and his staff had been tracking Clements since first watching him at a summer passing league tournament before his junior year. “We felt he was the very best receiver at that tournament,” Casey told Our Town. “He is an outstanding person, student, and football athlete and comes from a great family background. We
Clements separated his shoulder in a snowboarding accident at Mt. Hood that limited his basketball participation to two games. But he remained with the team throughout the season, which ended with a fourth-place finish at the Class 5A state tournament. Top memories of his high school career include the 31-30 win at Lebanon last fall as well as the 31-14 victory against Thurston in the Class 5A playoffs. The Foxes drove 81 yards to the winning score against Lebanon, led by a not-
to-be-believed 4th-and-27 scramble by quarterback Levi Nielsen. And the 24-0 hurt that the Foxes put on Thurston in the second half marked perhaps their best work of the season. Clements, who also played defensive back for the Foxes, forced two fumbles from standout wide receiver Tyson Haas of the Colts in that contest. A low point? The 42-40 loss at Mountain View of Bend in this season’s quarterfinals. “If we would have won that game we could have been in the state championship,” which was eventually won by Churchill. “But we didn’t lose that game… we learned from it.” Dance and drill: The Silverton dance squad finished fourth in the OSAA Class 5A championships held March 15-17 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
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finals, trailing champion Pendleton (81.92), runner-up Milwaukie (81.77) and Hermiston (75.43). Silverton finished third in the preliminaries. Three Foxes seniors made the all-state team, Emily Huyck, Abby Hulett and Natalie Reutov. Senior Breanna Beyer, meanwhile, won a Dance and Drill Coaches Association of Oregon academic scholarship, which requires a grade point average of at least 3.75. Also on the team are Mikayla Hamilton, Hannah Barrett, Rebekeh Huebsch, Lisa Kurns, Sarah Zitzelberger, Corinne Berning, Lottie Hamilton, Sarah Little, Samantha Zurcher, Sophie Bergstahl, Claire Crager-Stadeli, Orianna Farrell, Alicea Little and Euphrasia Reutov. The squad is coached by Paula Magee, Emily Sword and Alex Reese. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday.
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A Grin at the End
Manipulation abounds on the Internet
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write, and these posts appear to be fake. Oh, and I minored in Russian language in college, so I know a little about that, too.
According to special prosecutor Robert Mueller, the Russians have invaded U.S. social media and bought online ads that are messing with Americans’ minds. According to a federal indictment, Russians used social media to interfere with the presidential election. Oh, and while they were at it, they also posted false “stories” about food poisoning, trying to mess with consumers. And that’s just what we know about. I have previously written that the Internet is destroying civilization as we know it. Nowhere else can your find more vile, stupid and downright evil stuff than the Internet. It is also a fountainhead for inaccurate information about anyone and anything. And a very few people are making billions of dollars trading on this open sewer. Take Facebook – please. I have a Facebook page. On it I have “friended” a handful of people I know. But a weird thing has been
happening. On occasion, I’ll see a post that looks like it came from a friend. It’ll say something like this: “Joe Smith likes The Wall Street Journal.” I know for a fact that is wrong, primarily because Joe Smith publishes his own newspaper. If he was going to promote a publication, he would promote his, not someone else’s. That’s not all. Have you ever looked closely at the posts? I believe many are not written by native English speakers. For example, some of those purportedly coming from witnesses to the most recent shooting tragedy in Florida have syntax and word choices that make me wonder if a foreigner (Russian?) might have written them. I say this having been an editor for 40-plus years. I think I know how Americans
One dead give-away is that these posts are grammatically correct. Americans by and large cannot write that well. Flannery O’Connor – my hero – is the only American who ever wrote perfect English. Everyone else is a distant second. But beyond the fact that many Facebook posts appear to be fake, or just lame ads, I believe the folks at Facebook, or wherever, are monitoring us and our interests. Here’s an example. Over the recent holidays, my oldest son was home, and he and I were talking about Bruce Springsteen. I mentioned that in the 1970s he played several times at the Main Point, a small coffee house in Bryn Mawr, outside Philadelphia. As a teenager, I lived near there. After the holidays, my son returned home to New Jersey and his computer popped up an ad for a 1970s poster advertising Springsteen playing at the Main Point.
That, dear reader, is no coincidence. Someone, or something, was paying attention to a random conversation in our dining room in Oregon and then figured out that one of the participants lived 3,000 miles away in Highland Park, New Jersey, and posted that ad. I always try to follow the money. I looked up Facebook’s financials. Last year, the company made $39.9 billion in advertising revenue. About half of that came from the U.S. The rest came from outside the U.S. Think about that. Suffice it to say, I think everyone would be better off without the Russians messing around with social media. Everyone, that is, except the profiteers at Facebook and those other open sewers. Here’s a quote from Flannery O’Connor that I found: “Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul.” Carl Sampson is a freelance editor and writer.
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