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Civics 101 Rhett Martin takes seat on council.........4 Scotts Mills Community Center re-do......5

NEWS

Family Matters TeleBaby technology helps save lives.....6

PROGRAMS & EVENTS • MAY 2 0 1 7

Something for the Soul Benedictine Sisters’ new leadership.......8

Your Health Women’s health care expansion............9

Events

Sports & Recreation

The Forum..............................10 Helping Hands

Speech team fourth at championships..24

Nonprofit resource roundup................12

Morgan Anderson’s last Pac 12 race .....25

Passages

Marketplace.......................25 A Grin At The End...........26

‘Medic 29’ Larry Andres .......................15

Mannion headed to Beaverton.............24

Clement Ruef – a tale of love and duty...16

On the cover

Grant family engagements..................22

Briefs.........................................23

May is packed with things to do, including the Legacy Silverton Fun Run, Cascade Foothills Winegrowers’ “taste. learn. celebrate.” event, and the season opening for the Silverton Farmers Market. PHOTOS BY JIM KINGHORN,

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A fresh face

Rhett Martin, 25, wins seat on Silverton City Council

By James Day

our younger generations to not only be involved in community decisions but to also know that their opinions will be heard and valued.

“I’m looking forward to something fresh,” Silverton Mayor Kyle Palmer said at a special City Council meeting on April 17. Palmer’s comment came as the vote totals were about to be announced for the seat that came open when he took over as mayor.

“Young people do care about politics,” Martin added while vowing to bring them “in here” to council meetings by doing outreach.

“Something fresh” turned out to be Rhett Martin, a 25-year-old Silverton High School alum, who won the vote by the narrowest of margins.

Martin, who upon election as a councilor became a member of the city’s Budget Committee, already is getting his feet wet on that budget education process. Committee members received the preliminary 2017-18 spending plan April 18, with the first committee meeting taking place April 25. Councilors are scheduled to take final action on the budget at their June 19 meeting.

Martin, who was selected for the council ahead of Brandi Leos and Jaime Fuhrman in a vote in which two points separated the three candidates, was immediately sworn in and went to work. “Joining the Silverton City Council has been a goal of mine since I was a child,” said Martin, who works as an inspection supervisor with Columbia Helicopters at the Aurora State Airport. “What I lack in experience I will make up for in passion.”

Rhett Martin was sworn in as a Silverton City Councilor immediately after his selection April 17.

Martin said the three biggest challenges facing the council are public safety, responsible spending and controlled growth, adding that infrastructure, services and clean and safe water were part of the public safety component. Martin said that in his first six months he hopes “to grasp and get a better view of the city budget and how the process works.”

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Renovated, ready

Volunteers improve Scotts Mills Community Center

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and a pancake breakfast on the last Sunday of the month from 7 a.m. to noon. Free coffee and snacks are offered every Thursday morning from 7 to 10 a.m.

Thanks to a Marion County Grant of nearly $23,000 and over a dozen community volunteers, the Scotts Mills Community Center has been renovated. The original paint and wallpaper shop, which was modified into a house in the mid-80s and then converted to the community center, was officially completed and reopened on April 4.

A “Women’s Friendship Coffee” group started in February on the last Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Scotts Mills Mayor Paul Brakeman offered praise for a job well done.

A variety of players were responsible for this effort coming together. Silverton Architect Michael Wellman donated his professional assistance at the drafting table. Withers Lumber, Lone Pine Septic, Republic Services and Abiqua Roofing supplied the needed building materials through donations or by generously reducing prices. Random acts of kindness helped, too. Community Center President Nikolina Barber recalled talking to a person driving by who just happened to see the construction. He stopped and offered her two free brandnew windows right then and there. She accepted.

“Thank you very much to all the people who donated their time and products. It looks fantastic now,” Brakeman said. Joe Plas, lifelong resident of Scotts Mills and a community volunteer, oversaw the construction from start to finish. “It went so well because of all the great community involvement and volunteers that helped us – and the businesses who were so willing to help us,” he said.

Joe Plas and Nikolina Barber are thankful for the outpouring of volunteers who made the renovation a reality.

Inside and out, the renovation has been extensive. The center now offers more useful space for larger events.

in 1984, looks forward to seeing even more shared community activities.

Barber credits County Commissioner Janet Carlson with initially securing the grant through the Oregon Lottery.

The Community Center provides food boxes for the needy throughout the year. Residents in the Scotts Mills/Butte Creek/Monitor areas are welcome to drop off donations or receive food boxes on Tuesdays between 9 and 11 a.m.

Barber, whose mother, Esther Fennimore, and late mother-in-law, Peggy Barber, bought the building

Center activities include monthly neighborhood watch meetings, AA support group meetings three times a week

“It’s lovely to rent out to people looking for a facility to fit 30 people. We just had a concealed weapons class that we couldn’t hold before. It’s very comfortable now,” Barber said. For more information on the center. located at 298 4th St., contact the Scotts Mills City Clerk’s office at 503873-5435, or Nikolina Barber at 503-873-5059.

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Family Matters

TeleBaby By Kristine Thomas

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Lori Neufeld and Erica Young both said things might have turned out dramatically different after their delivery of their children if it weren’t for a machine that was recently installed at the Family Birth Center at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. Lori and Erica are grateful for TeleBaby along with the medical staff at the Family Birth Center at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. Calling TeleBaby a lifesaver, they believe it made a huge difference helping things go right when things were going frightfully wrong. A Skype-like high definition telemedicine robot, TeleBaby allows the staff at the Family Birth Center in Silverton to immediately communicate with expert neonatal nurses and physicians for infant resuscitation and collaboration. Installed last fall, the state-of-the art robot has a video camera that allows medical teams at Portland’s Randall Children’s Hospital to see exactly what is happening in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Silverton. The two-way video conferencing allows a real-time exchange of information on the newborn’s condition and care and greatly improves response times, ultimately contributing to successful outcomes. Lori and Erica credit TeleBaby’s 24/7 access to neonatal experts with helping save the lives of their children.

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At the Legacy Woodburn Medical Center, Lori, who works as a physician outreach liaison, had recently returned to work after giving birth to Emily on Oct. 16. Sitting next to her financé, Lori held Emily, who joyfully wiggled in her mom’s lap. Her due date was Oct. 9, Lori said, but she went into labor on Oct. 17, almost two weeks late. While in labor, her doctor told her the baby was in distress and she needed to have an immediate Cesarean section. Through the whirl of activity in the delivery room, Lori recalls Emily being quickly taken out of the room. She asked if her baby was OK. “I remembered being told ‘no’ and there was a lot of commotion in the room,” Lori said. Tim Temple, Emily’s father, remembers the doctors trying to resuscitate the infant, who did not have a pulse. Seeing his daughter seemingly lifeless, and Lori upset, Tim recalls he did a great deal of praying in those moments. Going between the delivery room and the intensive care unit, Tim said he just remembers a flurry of activity. “It took eight minutes to resuscitate Emily,” he said, adding the doctors later determined she had ingested meconium. Silverton Legacy Health Public and Community Relations Public Information Officer Melinda Veliz said one advantage

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of Silverton Health partnering with Legacy was the ability to bring the newest and best technology from an urban hospital to a rural one. Both Lori and Tim said they believe having access to TeleBaby saved their daughter’s life. The unit had only recently arrived at the hospital. “If we didn’t have that wonderful support…,” Lori said her voice fading off. “I feel things could have turned out different. I am so glad we had access to it. If all the things weren’t in place, there was a possibility I could have gone home without a baby. Instead, I have a healthy baby.” Tim said a team from Randall Children’s Hospital arrived to transport Emily up to Portland. He accompanied her. Lori was transported the next day.

Before making the journey, Emily was brought to Lori. “She was in an incubator and I was reassured all her vital signs looked positive,” Lori said. “When I got to see her, she squeezed my finger.” Both Lori and Tim said they can’t express how thankful they are TeleBaby was available at Legacy Silverton Health.

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them to go to the Family Birthing Center to wait for her. They sensed something could be wrong when they saw her running toward them, out-of-breath. “My doctor was trying to act calm when she told us she had to deliver the babies now, by C-section,” Erica recalled. “We didn’t have time for anything,” Derek said. “We didn’t even have our baby bags.” Describing herself as a “planner,” Erica said it was frightening to be whisked into the delivery room at 7:30 p.m. By 8:32 p.m. Samuel was born. Two minutes later, John was delivered. He had fluid in his lungs and signs of heart failure. Derek remembers the intense activity after his sons were born and being told an ambulance would be taking the boys to Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland.

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Northwest. When asked why she picked OB-GYN as her specialty, she was quick to respond. “It’s about the relationships you get to experience with patients and colleagues,” said Dr. Rayburn. “The platinum rule that guides our work is we go a step further to treat patients the way they want their mother, sister and wives to be treated.” Dr. Rayburn is a mother and wife who enjoys family time and hiking in her spare time. Other providers include Denis Dalisky, MD; Margaret Bowden, MD; Glenn Bernstein, MD; John Yang, MD; Mary Tippin, NP; Nancy MacMorris-Adix, CNM; Molly MacMorris-Adix, DNP, CNM; Lisa Malmquist, CNM; Lori Swain, DNP, CNM; Devin Salazar, CNM; and Michelle Lane, CNM.

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School Board. Chris Buckley, Denise Chun, Jessica Newton, Christine Eubanks, Loretta Kaser, Brian and Sarah Reif, Andy Diacetis, April Newton and Tom Newton, David and Poppy Shell, Ashley Orr, Gayle Goschie, Charles Baldwin, Larry Black, Chris Mayou, Victor Madge, Dana Smith, Adam and Enez Bradford, Todd and Ann Ferrell, Jason and Shannon Codner, Laurie Chadwick, Rosi Green, Jackie (Jackson) Renoud, Phil and Amy Mullins, Bob and Sue Henry, Kate Pattison, Rachel Lesire, Mark and Julie Rediske, Ryan and Summer Sheldon, Elizabeth Neves, Jessica Lehrfield, Kalia Miller, Eva Meyer, Susan Rawson, Gail Mitchell, Virginia and Arthur Brown, Megan Benedict, Shandra Greig, Chuck Sheketoff, Naseem Rakha, Amanda Petrik, Ginger Rogg, Ricky and Robin Drawhorn, Shari Lord, Jeff Hamblin, Douglas and Antonia Jenkins Submitted by Hilary Dumitrescu

Proven leadership, caring I would encourage you to vote for Wally Lierman to continue as a Silver Falls School District board member. Wally has faithfully served on the Board for 20 years and has demonstrated that he cares deeply about our community, staff, and especially, our students. Wally and I served together on the School Board for five years and then I have worked with him on the Silver Falls Schools Budget Committee the last 15 years, so I have firsthand experience with Wally’s qualifications. Wally is a man of integrity

and he is an excellent leader (serving as the Board Chair for nine of his 20 years on the Board). Wally has proven that he is very committed to providing an excellent education for each and every student, a fulfilling work place for our employees, and schools that we in the Silver Falls district can be proud of. Please join me in re-electing Wally Lierman for Silver Falls School Board, Zone 4. Betty Jo Steele Silverton

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Larry Wayne Andres March 6, 1954 – April 17, 2017 Larry Andres of Mount Angel passed away at OHSU from complications related to Myelodysplastic Syndrome April 17, 2017.

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the young and especially the elderly. In 2015 Larry retired from Woodburn Ambulance because of his medical condition; you will be missed Medic 29!

Born on March 6, 1954, Larry was the son of the Larry, a renowned fishing late George and Gloria guide, was owner and Andres.. Larry spent his Captain of Velvet Touch childhood on the family Ventures for many years, farm in Gervais, Oregon. where he pursued his He attended Sacred Heart lifetime passion of fishing Grade School, graduated Larry Wayne Andres from Gervais High School and crabbing. A skilled and later earned his Associates fisherman and sportsman, he Degree in Law Enforcement from took pleasure in teaching others, always Chemeketa Community College. guaranteeing their limit at the end of the He married Diane Esch in 1974 and together they raised two daughters, Stefani Jean and Sarah Anne. He married Michelle Hudgins in 1989. He was the proud Papa to six grandchildren.

A man of many accomplishments, he worked for many years as a security guard at the Benedictine Sisters Monastery. He served as a devoted volunteer firefighter and paramedic with Mount Angel Fire Department from 1976 until 1989. He and Chief Vic Hoffer founded the Mount Angel Fire Department Ambulance in 1980, which later became part of the Woodburn Ambulance Service. He became one of the first licensed paramedics in the State of Oregon and served as the first Dive Master Medic in the region. Larry was awarded Firefighter of the Year in Mount Angel in 1981, was recognized many times for his exemplary service and acted as a mentor for countless paramedics who now work all over the state. He worked for Metro West Ambulance before becoming an employee of Woodburn Ambulance Service, managing its Mount Angel operations. He responded to thousands of medical emergencies over his career; saving lives and delivering babies. His passion was serving his community, both

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Tight lines, Captain Larry, until we meet again… He was a member Silverton Elks BPOE #2210 and of the “Guide Community”. Larry is survived by his wife Michelle, daughters Stefani and Sarah, and grandchildren Liam, Sofie, Simon, Auvie, Lucia and Clara, step-mother Jann Andres, brother Marvin (Lori) Andres, sister Linda (Mike) Gerig, foster brother Jack Burgett, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to HART – Horse Adaptive Riding and Therapy in honor of his granddaughter Auvie AndresGuentner for her riding therapy sessions. Auvie has a rare genetic disorder “PittHopkins Syndrome”. Checks should be made payable to HART and mailed to Sarah Andres; P.O. Box 758, Silverton, OR 97381. Funeral Services were held April 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mount Angel. Interment followed services at Calvary Cemetery, Mount Angel.

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Love is described as a flame, most times. A bright light that leads us out of dark spaces. It was that way for my grandparents, a girl of 19 and a boy of 22. Clement was a farm boy from the wilds of Oregon, tall and steady like the pines. Maria was a southern belle just shy of 20 with long raven hair that he adored.  Theirs was a romance that started simple enough. On their first date to a new Technicolor movie, he wiped away a tear during an emotional scene. That was the glimpse into his soul she needed. He wore his emotions on his sleeve. The rest wasn’t hard to figure out. 

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They were married seven months later and he was whisked off to war-torn Germany to join the Berlin Airlift. He would send for her as soon he could.

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Young men started families early in that time, and he provided for his growing family of six who followed his call of duty from the gulf of Mississippi to the white sand beaches of Florida. When duty called, the young boy went running, many times at great personal risk. But he always came back like he promised. His sons described him as watchful. “If something went awry, his low rumbling growl, was as menacing and ferocious as his smile was sunny and warm.” 

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hammer fell hard. In their careless moments of delayed obedience, he snapped like a bullwhip. He demanded respect in every setting, especially of his kids. His gentler counterpart in marriage helped to temper the sting of his impatience.

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faucet. Steadying each little face in his hand, he brushed their wet mops of hair until it laid flat. Flinch or fuss, and his vise grip tightened. No feat of strength was a match for him. When his boys or daughter got into mischief, the

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While stationed in Florida, he was asked to join an elite squadron of air commandos that flew tense Cold War-era missions. His kids and wife only knew them as “Temporary Duty Assignments” where he could be gone weeks or months at a time. She was explicitly warned not to question her husband on his whereabouts before or after any mission. Those who did some poking around, did so at their peril. When the base commander at Eglin airfield in Florida held up grandpa for questioning while his squadron was spinning up to leave, the top brass got ahold of him in short order and reassigned the commander – to Alaska.  On paper, those four years my grandpa flew with the air commandos never existed. It’s a blank space on his military service record. The family knows little of what he

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Until the day that he died, he never gave full disclosure about those missions or who he worked for. He took an oath and it died with a man who was good for his word. There is a quote by Winston Churchill that describes his innate sense of duty: “The destiny of mankind is not decided

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space and time, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.” Duty is a word we swear away from love. If we don’t feel it, we don’t do it. Yet I can’t help but see the beautiful coupling of duty and love in the lives of my grandparents. They threw in their lots together and it proved to be the biggest win of all. Time was kind to that farm boy and his southern bride. They would take walks in the cool of the evening to check out the state of affairs in their apple orchard or sit out on the back patio at sundown. There were cups of coffee and toast at four a.m. and countless birthdays, Easters and Christmases in that small house that swelled miraculously to fit six children, 19 grandchildren, and 13 great grandkids, sometimes all at once. There were dozens of new babies held in those wide weathered palms and countless cups of juice spilled on the carpet.  My grandparents were two islands of personalities and gifts that leaned together whether the tide of good times receded or swelled. Their promises sealed with a holy vow: “For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.”  I heard my grandmother whisper those words over her love of 68 years, as his soul quietly slipped out of the room on a cold morning in March.  Spring lightning clipped distant clouds and just as dawn broke, his spirit fled with the shadows. We held those big hands that gathered and steadied three generations and wept.  After it was over, a few of us walked outside to feel the wind sweep the earth like a hollow veil before our faces. As we raised his flag to half-staff in the backyard, I swore

I could feel the nauseating turn of the planet from where I stood, hurtling us through time and space without him. Time was a lonely corridor – a hallway, perpetually narrowing into death. He had gone before us as he always wished, our brave patriarch of 89 years. Many in our present climate use the term “patriarch” as a byword, as if strong male leadership is something to despise. But when the life of a good man is observed at its full measure, there is nothing more awe-inspiring. His death has left a permanent scar on our hearts. I will never walk down the hallway again and hear his “Howdy” bellowing from the kitchen. I still mourn the loss of that exceptional, commanding voice. After they took his body away, I walked into the back bedroom to stand in the tiny closet he shared with my grandma. I wanted some piece of him to hold. Breathing in the aroma of his wardrobe mixed with a splash of Brut cologne, dust, and warm skin, it almost felt like he was still lingering. I ran my fingers along the hem of his favorite shirt. His love still beats in the heart of his wife. My grandmother is the holdout of their shared life. She reminds us of the beauty of family that uplifts and secures all things – togetherness, love, beauty, and the blessing that goes forward.  There is a hedge of rose bushes around the family home that my grandpa loved. Pruned back to stubs, some won’t bloom at all this year. We will count the days till they return. The roses are in mourning, but in time, will show their beauty again.

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Evening Yoga 5:45 p.m., Silverton Grange Hall, 201 Division St. All levels welcome. $5. Repeats Wednesdays. 503-930-1896

AA Meetings 8 p.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Repeats Thursdays, Saturdays. David, 503-383-8327

Tuesdays Senior Center Exercise 8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Zumba. 9 a.m. Tai Chi. Seniors 60 and older. Repeats Thursday. 503-873-3093

Mt. Angel Food Bank 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wednesday, Thursday. 503-845-6998

Hypnotherapy Lecture 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free hypnotherapy lecture, demonstrations. Seniors 60 and older. 503-769-3093

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

Storytime Artists! 3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Library. All ages storytime with song, games, books, dancing crafts, more. Free. 503-845-6401

Lego Club 4:45 p.m., Mount Angel Library. Lego Club. Ages 5 and up. Free. 503-845-6401

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting 5:30 p.m., Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952

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

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10:30 a.m., Mount Angel Library. Toddler Storytime, age 0 - 3. 11:30 a.m., Indoor Playtime. Free. 503-845-6401

Chickadees Storytime 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 3 - 5. Free. 503-873-7633

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge. Sessions $2/week. 503-873-2480

Free Dinner 5 - 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. All ages. Free; donations accepted. Volunteers needed. 503-873-6620

Thursdays Baby Birds Storytime 11 a.m. Silver Falls Library. Ages 0 - 36 months. Free. Repeats Fridays. 503-873-7633

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 6 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. 503-501-9824

Compassionate Presence Sangha 7 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St. Mindful meditation. All spiritual traditions welcome. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

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

Fridays Silverton Toastmasters 7:30 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. 503-873-4198

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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. Free. 503-873-2635

Sundays Silverton Spiritual Life Community 10:30 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services. 503-873-8026.

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Introduction to Meditation

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

Mt. Angel City Council 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-845-9291

Tuesday, May 2 Caregiver Connection 4 - 5:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. For anyone 60 and older taking care of someone at home. Free. 503-845-6998

Adult Coloring Night 6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Adult conversation, refreshments, coloring. All materials provided. Free. 503-873-8796

The Compassionate Friends

Duplo Day

Silverton Garden Club

Family Storytime 10:30 a.m., Silver Falls Library. All ages. Free. 503-873-7633

Family Game Day 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Free.

Victor Point Kindergarten Round-up

5 p.m., Glockenspiel Restaurant, 190 E Charles St., Mt. Angel. Monthly book club. Free; open to public. 503-910-5417

6:30 p.m., 740 E College St., Mt. Angel. American Legion Post 89. 503-845-6119 7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Gardens of Japan, travel ideas. Refreshments. Free. Guests welcome. 503-873-5690

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9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Town Square Park, Main Street, Silverton. Fresh produce, plants, flowers. Saturdays beginning May 13. 503-873-5615

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Four-week class. Supplies provided. Grandchildren welcome. $65. Lori, 503-931-4517

Wine & Words

Mt. Angel American Legion

Silverton Farmers Market

Watercolor Class

6 p.m, Silver Creek Coffee House, 111 N Water St., Silverton. Informal conversation about Silverton Food Co-op. Coffee, tea provided. Free. 503-701-2206

10 - 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Join Silvertones, four-part harmony. Tomi, 503-873-2033

Saturdays

9 - 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Fourweek smartphone, tablet class. $50. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Silverton Food Co-op Meet-up

Silvertones Community Chorus

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Build with Mega Bloks, Duplo blocks. Ages 0 - 5. Free. 503-873-7633

Smartphone, Tablet Class

2 p.m., Victor Point School, 1175 SE Victor Point Road. Bring immunizations, birth certificate, proof of address. 503-873-4987

Monday, May 1

6:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. The Compassionate Friends provides comfort, hope, support to parents who lost a child. Carol Williams, 503-873-6944

9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton. All welcome. 503-871-3729

Thursday, May 4

Evergreen Kindergarten Round-up 2 p.m., Evergreen School, 3727 NE Cascade Hwy., Silverton. Bring copy of immunization record, birth certificate, proof of address. 503-873-4845

Actors/Improv Group 7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats May 17. Ron, 503-873-8796

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6 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Free. David, 971-218-6641

Silverton Scribes 7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats May 18. 503-873-8796

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

Silverton Lions Club 7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Open to everyone interested in service to community. Repeats May 18. 503-873-7119

Friday, May 5 Multi-Family Garage Sale 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Community Roots Charter School, 229 Eureka Ave., Silverton. Fundraising garage sale. Repeats May 6.

Rummage Sale 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Repeats noon - 3 p.m. May 6 with $5 a bag.

Teen Show 6 - 9 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet Silverton Falls School District 7th - 12th grade students; view work. Pieces on display during gallery’s open hours. Megan, 503-779-3606

Cinco de Mayo & First Friday 6 - 9 p.m., downtown Silverton. Stroll, dine, visit with neighbors. Flywheels car show. Free.

First Friday Music 7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Clarinetist Sara Truelove performs. Music by Stamitz, Reger, Wicks. Free-will offering. 503-873-3461

Random Small Pieces Reception 7 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water, Silverton. Exhibit by Pamela Edwards and Elaine Tan. Show runs thru May 29.

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Saturday, May 6 Facing Anger Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Two-day seminar on using meditation practices for healing inner child. $135 overnight, $70 commuter. Register, 503-845-6773.

taste. learn. celebrate. Noon - 5 p.m., Festhalle. Cascade Foothills Winegrowers grandtasting event tasting, music, wine education. $15 per person at cascadefoothillswine.com. Additional tastes, food available for purchase.

Sunday, May 7 St. Joseph the Worker Dinner 5 p.m., St. Mary Parish Center, 575 E College St., Mt. Angel. Enjoy social, dinner while learning about building brighter future for homeless. $50 per person. Benefits St. Joseph Shelter, Mission Benedict. Tickets: Sister Dorothy Jean Beyer, 503-845-6141.

Monday, May 8 Mt. Angel School District 6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel. Open to public. 503-845-2345

Silver Falls School District 7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5303

Tuesday, May 9 Ancestry Detectives 10 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Doug Crosby discusses using census data in genealogical research. ancestrydetectives.org

Ukulele Jams 6 - 7:30 p.m.,Silver Falls Library. Ukulele lesson followed by playing, sing-along. Bring ukulele, Daily Ukulele music book, music stand. Some ukuleles available. Few ukulele kits available to check out, take home for a week. Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by adult. 503-873-8796

A Love Story Noon, Markum United Methodist Church, 36971 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Meet Christy Wurster, new Silverton city manager. Hear story of love, tragedy, hope from speaker Faye Pruitt. Light luncheon, $6.50. Reservations due May 9. Cathy, 503-999-2291.

Estate Planning 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free estate planning with attorney Stephen Montgomery. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

‘Hungrytown’ Concert 7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Free concert featuring ‘Hungrytown.’ Open to public. 503-873-8796

Friday, May 12 Chamber Golf Tournament Noon, Evergreen Golf Course, 11694 NE West Church Road, Mount Angel. Annual Silverton Chamber golf tournament, dinner, auction. $70 per golfer includes registration, dinner. 503-873-5615, silvertonchamber.org

Saturday, May 13 Legacy Silverton Fun Run 7:30 a.m., Silverton Hospital. Children under 10 1-mile race at 8:30 a.m. 5K run/walk at 8:45 a.m. $15. Register: silvertonhealth.org/ funrun. 503-873-1786

Bake Sale 8 - 10 a.m., Silverton Hospital. Homebaked goods provided by Silverton Health Auxiliary members. Benefits Judy Schmidt Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Birding & Wildflower Festival 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silver Falls State Park, 20024 SE Silver Falls Hwy., Sublimity. Bird watching, native plant display, guided hikes, photography, plant sale. $5 per vehicle day-use fee. Repeats May 14. 503-873-0201

Mother’s Day Fashion Show

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-874-2207

2 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Celebrate Mother’s Day with tea, fashion show. Tickets $15, must be purchased in advance. 503-873-3093

Wednesday, May 10

Clown Benefit Show

Co-op Happy Hour

2 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Face painting, balloon animals, 25-cent carnival games. Clown show begins at 3 p.m. $10 in advance; $12 at door. Children 2 and under are free. Proceeds help send local clown, Gigglebritches, to Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp. Tickets by texting 503-884-8860, or at Whimsy’s, Silverton Coffee Station, Odd Fellow Electronics.

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5:30 - 7 p.m., The Gallon House, 219 Oak St. Meet Silverton Food Co-op council members, learn about group, become owner. Open to public. Free. 503-701-2206

Thursday, May 11 Memory Screenings 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free memory screenings for seniors 60 and older. Pre-register, 503-873-3093.

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Sunday, May 14 Mother’s Day Mother’s Day Breakfast 7 a.m. - noon, Silverton Fire Station, 819 Rail Way. Silverton Firefighter’s Mother’s Day breakfast. Breakfast, tours, FirePup. Adults $8, moms and youth 5 - 12 $4. Kids 4 and under free. Bring three nonperishable items for SACA, receive $2 off.

Tuesday, May 16 Silver Falls Library Book Club 7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. “The Lost Wife” by Alyson Richman. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. 503-897-8796

American Legion Post 7 7 p.m., Wolfe Building Mezzanine, 201 E Main St., Silverton. 503-871-8160

Wednesday, May 17 Gardening Seminar 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free gardening advice with Dale Small. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

STEAM Lab 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Today: 3-D printing. May 24: Arduino. Free. Ages 5 - 11. Free. 503-873-7633

Pints & Purls 6 - 8 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First, Silverton. Meet other knitters, crocheters for an evening of pints and some purls. Hosted by KIS Designs. Everyone welcome.

Saturday, May 20 Armed Forces Day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Main & Charles street, Mt. Angel. Military vehicle display, weather permitting. 503-845-2400

Silverton Pet Parade 10 a.m., Silverton. Bring pets, join parade. No registration. Line up at 9:30 a.m. at Coolidge and Apple. Free. 503-873-5615

Bike Fair 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fall Line, 302 Lewis St., Silverton. Bike Fair. Local agencies, companies provide bikes to kids in need. To donate bike, bring to Bicycle Recycle Station at Silverton City Shops. Bikes repaired, tuned up, used as parts.

Sunday, May 21 Walk for Life 2 - 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 721 NE Chemeketa St., Salem. Auction, lunch, walk benefitting Michael the Archangel & St. Germaine pregnancy support centers in Salem. Noon - 2 p.m. lunch. 503-581-2229

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The Best of Broadway 2:30 p.m., Silverton High. Unger Academy of Ballet performance. Admission $5, with proceeds benefiting Father Taaffe Homes. 503-949-8412

Thursday, May 25 Legal Advice 9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free legal questions, answers with attorney Phil Kelley. Seniors 60 and older. Appointments, 503-873-3093

Bethany Kindergarten Round-up 1 - 2 p.m., Bethany Charter School, 11824 Hazelgreen Road, Silverton. 503-873-4300

Building Blocks of Health Insurance 6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Building Blocks of Health Insurance is free presentation covering fundamentals of health insurance options in Oregon, including individual plans, Oregon Health Plan, Medicare. 503-268-3767

Friday, May 26 Family Work Weekend 5:30 p.m., Canyonview Camp, 13000 NE Finlay Road, Silverton. Help revitalize camp. $45 per family or $5 per person a day. Ends 4 p.m. Monday. 971-239-1347, canyonviewministries.org

Saturday, May 27 Pancake Breakfast 8 - 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Family-friendly pancake breakfast. $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Children under 4 free. 503-873-3093

Compost Class Noon - 2:30 p.m., Silver Creek Coffee House, 111 N Water St., Silverton. Learn ins and outs of composting. Hosted by Silverton Food Co-op, NW Permaculture Institute. $15 Co-op owners, $20 general. 503-449-8077, ljuneclasses@gmail.com

Sunday, May 28 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $5 per person. 503874-9575

Organ Recital 9:30 a.m., Silverton First Christian Church, 402 N First St. Organ, piano recital featuring Gil Wittman. Free. 503-873-6620

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Volunteer

Engagements abound It’s going to be a busy season of graduations and weddings, and a memorable year for John and Julia Grant of Silverton. They have three children getting married in the next four months.

at the Garden

Abigail Grant – Derek Olson

Learn more about the volunteer opportunities The Oregon Garden has to offer during their open house series.

Volunteer Open House Dates: May 6th - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. May 10th - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 20th - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Abigail Grant will wed Derek Olson May 25, 2017. She is the daughter of John and Julia of Silverton. She graduated from Silverton High in 2013. She and her twin sister have been attending Northwest Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho. Abbie will graduate in May from the nursing program as a registered nurse. Derek is the son of Cathi Caldwell and

Greg Olson of Salem. He graduated in 2012 from West Salem High. He is now a full-time firefighter in the city of Roseburg. Derek invited his family and Abbie’s to hike to the peak of Cow Horn Mountain. There he proposed to her on the ledge – the rest of the hikers did not dare venture out on it. The wedding will be at the Green Villa Barn in Independence.

Megan Korsness – Calvin Grant

Meet in the Education Center near the Visitor Center.

The Oregon Garden has positions in the following areas:

- Horticulture - Visitor Services - Events - Special Projects - And More!

Calvin Grant will wed Megan Korness July 1, 2017. He is the son of John and Julia Grant of Silverton. Calvin graduated from Silverton High in 2008. He spent 7 years in the Coast Guard and is now going to Clackamas Community College to earn his associated degree in business. Megan is the daughter of Bernt and Christi Korsness of Bend. She is a

2010 graduate of Bend Senior High. She is a registered nurse for Kaiser Permanente in Clackamas. The two met through mutual friends. Calvin proposed to Megan on a backpacking trip at sunrise on Triangulation Peak in the Jefferson Wilderness. They will be celebrating their wedding at her parents’ property south of Oregon City. The couple plans to live locally as they love the Canby-Silverton area.

Madeline Grant – Colton Loomis Madeline Grant will wed Colton Loomis Aug. 5, 2017. She is the daughter of John and Julia Grant of Silverton. Madeline graduated from Silverton High in 2013. She is graduating from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho with a degree in social work.

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Colton is the son of Mike and Ann Marie Loomis of Vancouver, Wash. He is a 2012

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graduate of Cashmere High in Washington. He will graduate from Northwest Nazarene in May with a degree in Primary Education with an emphasis on Social Studies. Colton was a pitcher for four years in college. He proposed to Maddie on the pitcher’s mound last winter. They plan to live in Nampa one more year while Maddie completes her Master’s degree.

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GeerCrest receives leadership grant GeerCrest Farm & Historical Society received a $6,000 grant from Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) to further develop its farm-life educational programming. The award will be used for a new arts and crafts classroom and necessary materials for GeerCrest’s immersive educational experiences. The funds will allow GeerCrest to expand programs that provide leadership opportunities for local middle and high school students in support of all currently offered programs. The new classroom will be used for traditional craft and skill instruction on wool working, basket weaving, making herbal medicines, and more.   “By learning about animal and land care and the use of renewable local resources produced from the land, students also learn vital self-reliance skills that connect them to our collective human history as well as that of local pioneers,” said GeerCrest Farm Director Cayla Catino.  AGSM graduate students administered the first-year grant program as part of

their own experiential learning project. Other recipients of this year’s grants include: Bridgeway Recovery Services, Inc., Children’s Educational Theatre, Historic Elsinore Theatre, Family Building Blocks, Friends of Straub Environmental Center, Marion-Polk Food Share, Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality, Salem Leadership Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club of Salem and Willamette Heritage Center. GeerCrest Farm is a historic homestead just outside Silverton, established in 1847. Since 2007, GeerCrest Farm has offered farm-life experience programs to families, schools and individuals. Visitors learn about growing, preserving and sharing food, the care of animals, landbased community and land stewardship, allowing them to gain a sense of their place in time and community. GeerCrest Farm offers field trips for classes and groups, overnight stays, family farm stays and events.  For information about GeerCrest Farm and its upcoming events, visit  www.geercrest.org.

celebrate. at Festhalle Winemakers stage taste. learn. ets, $15, are available from

Fifteen local wineries are participating in “taste. learn. celebrate.” Saturday, May 6, 12 - 5 p.m. It is an educational and tasting event presented by winemakers as they kick off Oregon Wine Month. s The Cascade Foothills Winegrower n, row ily-g fam will showcase the cool-climate wines of the Willamette Valley’s east side at the Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel.

Tick cascadefoothillswines.com and include 10 tastes. Additional tastes and food are available.

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Dancing... Together There was a time when dancing was for two people. They danced together in close proximity – very close – the man’s right hand at the woman’s waist, the left holding her right hand extended and a bit higher. Both hands signaled her feet which way to move and where to place her feet. The man always led, a delightful interlude. The Waltz and the Fox Trot were popular back then. Then came Rock & Roll. The energetic dance it inspired invited men and women out on the dance floor, but not touching each other. Each doing their own thing. So much for romance. To me, it was a dance more suited for a gymnasium floor. A case in point... during a Curtis Salgado engagement a year or so ago at Mac’s Place, the band started playing a very inspiring blues tune that had me jivin’ to the beat. Only a couple or two were out on the dance floor. Out of nowhere, a woman also inspired by the music slipped into my arms and there we went, dancing cheek to cheek. We were doing some fancy steps and she

Wineries include: Alexeli, Aurora Cellars, Christopher Bridge, Forest t Edge, Hanson, King’s Raven, Pheasan f’s, Jose St. r, Run, Piluso, Pudding Rive e, Silver Falls, Villa Catalana, Vitis Ridg Whiskey Hill, and Wooden Shoe.

never missed one of them. We were both sweating a bit by the time it was over, oblivious of all the eyes following us. It was heavenly. When the music stopped, all the men around us applauded. We got a few high fives on the way back to our chairs. My partner wound her way back to her table without my getting her name. I regret that. The dancing took me back to when my departed wife and I danced until we were wet with sweat. That was romance. Young men don’t know how to dance like that anymore. Or, of those few that do, most look like they are pulling a bale of hay. It doesn’t look very romantic to me. So much for Rock & Roll. I’m 95, almost 96 now. Maybe that accounts for it.

Jennifer Traeger Current Public School Teacher (20 Years) School Founder & Small Business Owner

Silverton Opportunity scholarship deadline nears Silverton Opportunity, a Silverton organization supporting women in local leadership, is offering two $500 scholarships. The first will go to a graduating senior to further her education or training. The second will go a teacher – male or female – who wants to implement an innovative way to make their classroom a more equitable and safe place for all students.

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Student applicants should submit a short (max 350) word essay on why it is important for women to be in positions of leadership and how the grant will help further their education. The teachers should outline how the grant would help them create a more welcoming and inviting experience for all students. Deadline is May 20. Guidelines are at silvertonopportunity. org/scholarships.

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Sports & Recreation

Speech and debate

Mannion leaves Foxes

Silverton fourth at OSAA championships

Silverton High Football Coach John Mannion is leaving the Foxes to take a job with a new high school in Beaverton.

Silverton took fourth in its division at the April 21-22 OSAA speech and debate championships at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Silverton scored 18 team points, trailing Ashland, Summit and Bend in its class. The top finisher for Silverton was Melody Kazel, who took second in the memorized humorous category with her performance of “The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time.” Rachel Simon of Marshfield won the competition. Julie Golan of Silverton finished fourth in memorized serious with her performance of “A Piece of My Heart.” Three other Silverton participants advanced to the semifinals: Brady Tavernier (prose reading), Erin Marcellais (after dinner speech) and Hannah Brown (oratory). A total of 13 Silverton students participated. Softball: Kennedy and Silverton both are looking like they expect to make another deep run in the playoffs. The Trojans, who advanced to the Class 2A-1A semifinals a year ago, are 7-0 in the Tri-River and ranked No. 1 in 2A-1A by the OSAA. The Foxes, who made it to the state quarterfinals a year ago, are second in the Mid-Willamette Conference behind Dallas and ranked No. 5 in Class 5A. Leading the way for Silverton, veteran coach Ralph Cortez told Our Town, is a group of veteran players “who have played together since they were 12.” The list includes pitcher Alex Molloy, catcher Maggie Roth, infielders Megan Mannion, Maggie Buckholz and Daisy Hernandez and outfielders Katelyn Hickam and Vanessa Merez. “It’s a game of who makes the least errors mentally or physically and who gets the breaks,” Cortez said. “It should be a great season for us.” Baseball: Kennedy, which upset Reedsport on the road before falling to Irrigon in last year’s 2A-1A quarterfinals are in second place in the Tri-River

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behind Regis and ranked No. 8 by the OSAA. Coach Kevin Moffatt has returning second-team all-state players Jack Suing (pitcher and catcher) and Brett Traeger (pitcher and shortstop) on hand for their senior years. “They are the heart and soul of the team... great leaders, players, students... the whole package,” Moffatt told Our Town. Also playing key roles for the Trojans are senior utility player Henry Melsness, designated hitter Diego Hernandez, pitcher-third baseman Daniel Moreno and infielder Jorge Espinoza.

Mannion will be the first coach for Mountainside High, which opens in the fall with just freshmen and sophomores. The school will play a junior varsity schedule in 2017, an independent varsity schedule in 2018 when it will have three classes and will play a full Metro League schedule in 2019. He told The Oregonian that it was the opportunity to start a program from scratch that led him to take the job. Mannion, who will teach social studies and physical education at Mountainside, noted that “this was a really hard decision to make.” The Foxes were 57-20 in Mannion’s seven years in Silverton, and advanced to the state playoffs the past six seasons. Silverton advanced to at least the Class

Coach John Mannion

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5A semifinals from 2012-14, a 33-4 run in which Silverton lost only to the eventual state champion. The Foxes lost to Hermiston in the 2014 title game. See the May 15 Our Town for a look back at Mannion’s Silverton career and information on the search for his successor.

“Great group of kids,” Moffatt said. “Maybe not as talented as the past few years but another amazing group to work with. No one ever complains … they just come to work and get after it.” Silverton, meanwhile, came into the week battling with Central, Lebanon and South Albany for the final three playoff spots in the Mid-Willamette Conference behind front-runners Crescent Valley, Corvallis and Dallas. Third-year coach James Rise told Our Town “we have been in every league game thus far. We just need to get some key hits to get over the hump.” Leading the way for the Foxes is senior shortstop Brice Shippen, who is hitting better than .400 and is looking to play next season at Chemeketa Community College. Junior left-hander Colton Meyer is the team’s ace, with senior Tristan Lanier behind the plate. Sophomores Owen Bischoff and Hunter Runion have added a spark for the squad, Rise said. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday5w90@gmail.com. Follow Our Town on Facebook.

Silverton High football players Elijah Nielsen, Dustin Gubbels and Lance Cline sign documents April 13 noting their plans for college. Nielsen will play tight end at Linfield College, while Gubbels will be an offensive lineman for the Wildcats. Cline will play outside linebacker at Willamette University, which plays in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference along with Linfield.

Sports Datebook Tuesday, May 2

Wednesday, May 10

4 p.m. Silverton vs Lebanon Boys Tennis 4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Corvallis Baseball 4:30 p.m. JFK vs Regis Baseball, Softball

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Crescent Valley Baseball, Softball

Wednesday, May 3

4:30 p.m. JFK vs St. Paul Baseball, Softball

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs South Albany Softball

Thursday, May 4

4 p.m. Silverton vs Central Boys Tennis

Friday, May 5

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Corvallis Baseball

Friday, May 12

Monday, May 15

4:30 p.m. JFK vs St. Paul Softball

Thursday, May 18

4:30 p.m. JFK vs Western Mennonite Baseball, Softball

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Final stretch

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Anderson gets set

By James Day

GENERAL

Five years ago when Silverton High standout runner Morgan Anderson arrived at Oregon State University the school had just opened its new track and field facility.

HUGE MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE OF THE COMMUNITY ROOTS CHARTER SCHOOL, SILVERTON The Community Roots School will hold a fundraising garage sale on May 5 - 6 from 9 am - 5 pm at the school location (Silverton Friends Church on 229 Eureka Ave). Something for everyone and lots of children’s items. Come and support us!

The track and field office was so tiny, Anderson said, that athletes were spilling out into the hallway during team meetings. The program, which was revived in 2004 after a 16-year hiatus, consisted only of distance runners. Flash forward to 2017. The track complex is getting set to host the decathlon and heptathlon at the Pac-12 championships, the team competes in all events and Anderson has run her way onto a series of Beavers top-10 lists (see box). “It feels a little bittersweet,” Anderson told Our Town in an interview at the much larger track and field at Gill Coliseum. “The time has gone by really fast. Freshman year was a long time ago. I don’t feel sad it’s my last year. I’m happy to be here.” Anderson spent five years in the program. She “redshirted” during her sophomore season, graduated last June with a degree in kinesiology and plans to complete her masters in the discipline next year. Competing in intercollegiate athletics while in graduate school has been as adjustment – both for Anderson and her instructors. “It’s a very different experience with some new responsibilities,” Anderson said. “It’s difficult for instructors, too. They haven’t dealt with many student-athletes before. Other grad students commit their whole life to the program. My life is different. I structure my schedule around running.” Anderson will compete in her final Pac12 meet May 13-14 at Hayward Field in Eugene, a familiar venue from her high school and college careers. She will run the 1,500 and the 5,000. She finished 12th in the 5,000 at the Pac-12 meet a year ago, but did not make the finals in the 1,500. Anderson set some lofty goals during her sophomore year. She wanted to achieve allAmerica status in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, set the school record in the 1,500 and qualify for nationals. “It hasn’t happen yet,” she said, “but the season isn’t over. I don’t feel I failed. Those were big goals and I made a lot of progress. I needed to set big goals... even if they didn’t happen.” Special memories of her days as a Beaver

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Morgan Anderson’s standings on all-time performance list at OSU: Outdoor Indoor 800: 5th, 2:11.54 800: 4th, 2:15.26 nd 1,500: 2 , 4:22.94 Mile: 2nd, 4:47.32 rd 5,000: 3 , 16:25.47 3,000: 4th, 9:43.11 Relays: 1st in 4x800 and ran anchor on the squads with top four times Academics: Selected for seven allacademic teams by the Pac-12 and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation include the first home meet on the new track and the camaraderie in the program. “There is so much support from your teammates and the coaching staff. It’s just phenomenal,” she said. “When you have success it feeds you because of all the people around you and how your teammates react and carry everyone along.” Being able to run so close to her Scotts Mills home also has been a bonus. “I didn’t think that was going to be so important to me,” she said, adding that it “will be nice to be running (in the Pac-12 meet) in Oregon where my family and friends will be able to see me.” Anderson does not have a defined career path post-masters but said she would like to work in research, particularly in human performance. A dream job would be to work at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. She plans to run competitively for at least the next few years. And after that? “I’ll become a normal runner,” she said, “but very competitive at local 5Ks.”

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MOUNT ANGEL COMMUNITY CENTER is a food bank site. We serve people who live in Mount Angel. The food bank hours are 9:30 to 11:30, Tuesday through Thursday. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. EL CENTRO DE COMUNIDAD DE MOUNT ANGEL es un banco de comida. Nosotros servimos a las personas que viven en la área de Mount Angel. El horario de el banco de comida es de 9:30 de la mañana a las 11:30 de la mañana, Martes y Jueves. Esta institución es un proveedor de oportunidades iguales.

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Grandmas Parents and other groups, need somewhere to fit 25 to 80 people or more for a Baby Shower Birthday party etc?? We at St Edward’s want to share our space with the community, yes on Sunday it is our church.. But it could be almost anything you need. We have an amazing kitchen with 4 ovens, 8 burners.. NO it is not a certified space. But Yes it is rentable for canning or baking or to host an extended family dinner or family reunion. Think Christmas parties, etc… Currently space is available beginning Dec 1, 2016 with Hourly, daily, weekly or Monthly rates depending on your needs. Please contact Heather at 503-569-9874 for future information and to reserve your space.

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A newspaper lovers’ guide to columnists

God, I love newspapers. Not the faint whispers of journalism you see stumbling along these days, but real, robust newspapers packed full of insightful and important things that I need to know. I’m talking about The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. The best, I think, is The Wall Street Journal. It gives me a broad view of what’s going on not only in the U.S. but around the world. Its reporting is, by my lights, fair and comprehensive. You will not find “fake” news – whatever that is – in it. But the best part of a real newspaper is the editorial page, which should be chock full of interesting stuff – letters, columns and editorials spanning the political spectrum. Having written editorials and columns for more than 40 years, I find the editorial page to be the heart of a newspaper and its community. First, a primer on editorials and columns. An editorial is not one person’s opinion. It is the product of the newspaper’s editorial board sitting down and discussing a topic. It does not carry a byline. Sometimes, agreement among the board’s members comes quickly; other times it does not come at all. Sometimes, a conversation with a newsmaker can clarify an issue. Whatever makes it into print has been discussed, argued and vetted so that it represents more than just another opinion; it represents a policy option that readers can rely on. A column, on the other hand, offers the opinion of only

about President Donald Trump you will understand what’s going on – and not going on – in the White House today. No other columnist offers that. Mike Royko isn’t around anymore, but his columns are. He wrote in Chicago and it showed. He could take a subject in that city and make you want to laugh, or cry. Sometimes both.

the author. What you’re reading now is a column. It is my favorite part of any newspaper. A good newspaper will offer a variety of columns and columnists that represent a variety of viewpoints. Over the years, I have developed an “all-star” team of columnists. Some are still around, and some are long gone. Every time I have read one of them I have felt informed, entertained and challenged. I have a better understanding of a topic or an issue. Columnists can be funny, serious or analytical but they must be insightful. Here are my all-stars. Peggy Noonan writes for The Wall Street Journal. Before writing columns, she wrote speeches for President Ronald Reagan, so she brings an insider’s perspective to her work. She also does actual research, something rare among the talking heads on the tube and radio. If you read her columns

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Ellen Goodman’s columns range from personal to political. I would describe her viewpoints as something between “right on” and maddening. But she has always made me think. I need that. We all do. Bob Greene is also from Chicago – that city seems to produce more great newspaper writers than anywhere. Every time I read his columns I learn something. As importantly, I feel something. If Noonan, Royko, Goodman and Greene are the main course, I would categorize Dave Barry as the dessert of columnists. Not many people can make me laugh out loud. My kids can. So can my wife. But Barry is one of a kind. He once described Dockers as “pants for the bigger-butted man.” As a Dockers wearer, I knew exactly what he was talking about. He knows what makes people tick, and it shows. All of these folks have published books that are collections of their columns. I suggest a trip to your local library to check them out. You won’t be disappointed.

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#T2338 SiLVeRTon PARCeL Buildable 6,365 sqft Lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 (WVMLS#709283)

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#T2356 WonDeRFUL SiLVeRTon LoCATion 2 BR, 1.5 BA 1116 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $194 ,500 (WVMLS#711736)

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#T2384 CReek FRonTAge 1.09 acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 (WVMLS#715869)

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