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MAY • 2019

Something to Think About Nurses reflect on their chosen profession..4

Closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day Mother’s Day: May 12

Something to Do Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival hits the floor in Silverton............6

SILVERTON SENIOR CENTER

Passages....................................7 Civics 101

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK 10:30 am Tue. May 14 Free through Legacy Silverton Health

Q&A with Silver Fals School District board candidates....................................8 Lewis appointed to special legislative committees..........................................9

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Something Fun Cutest Kid photo contest returns............ 10

JIM KINGHORN

Indoor Park creates safe place to play.16 Datebook.................................. 12 The Forum................................ 18 Sports & Recreation Kleinschmit throws masterful no-hitter.. 20 Marketplace......................... 21 A Grin at the End............... 22

On The Cover

The Silverton High speech and debate team is shown at the conclusion of the OSAA state championships at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. Top row, from left, coach Katie Kantrowitz, Jackson Blomgren, Dylan Pool, Mya Kuzmin, Tristan Craig, Jordan Nobles, Dakota Becerra and coach Stephen McClanahan. Front row, from left, Catie McCarty, Anne Hurley, Lily DeSantis, Zahra DeShaw, Chloe Platt and Brady Tavernier. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Our Town

Paula Mabry Editor & Publisher

Elyse McGowan-Kidd Graphic Artist

Jim Kinghorn Advertising Director

Steve Beckner Custom Design

DeeDe Williams Office Manager

Tavis Bettoli-Lotten Copy Editor

P.O. Box 927 Mount Angel, OR 97362 401 Oak St. Silverton, OR 97381 503-845-9499 ourtown.life@mtangelpub.com

ourtownlive.com Our Town mailed free to residents and businesses in the 97362, 97375, 97381 zip codes. Subscriptions for outside this area are available for $48 annually. The deadline for placing an ad in the May 15 issue is May 6.

Contributing Artists, Editors, Writers, Photographers Dixon Bledsoe • James Day • Nancy Jennings Sara Morgan • Steve Ritchie • Carl Sampson Melissa Wagoner • Brenna Wiegand Katie Basset

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Our Town Monthly

FREE LEGAL ADVICE 9-11 Thur. May 23 W/ attorney Phil Kelley Call 503-873-3093 for appointment

Thank you for spending time with Our Town. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

ROCKIN’ CASINO FUNDRAISER! Sat. May 4, Senior Center

Doors open 3pm for auction previews Casino open for play anytime between 4 and 9 pm. $25 per person, no host bar, $10 optional potato bar. Tickets at the Center, silvertonseniorcenter.org/casino, or Eventbrite. com. Play casino games and bid on silent auction with “Rockin’ Bucks”. Cash/check/card for live auction and other amusements. Thank you for your support! A 21+ community-wide fundraising event for the Senior Center GIFT BASKET RAFFLES Tickets on sale May 6-11 Drawing at Mother’s Day Tea. Need not be present to win FREE CONCERT 1pm Fri. May 10 The Silvertones MOTHER’S DAY TEA 2-4 Sat. May 11 Tickets $15 each, hats encouraged. Door prize and raffle drawing CLUBB TABLE MASSAGE 8:30am-4pm Tue/Thur Call 503-873-3093 for appts and fees SILVER ANGELS FOOT CARE Tue & Wed Call 503-201-6461 for appointment $40 cash or check at time of appt

LUNCH DAILY 11:30am Mon-Fri

MEDICAL INSURANCE 1-4 pm Mon. May 20 Free advice from Lance Kamstra Profitable Planning, Inc. GARDENING DALE SMALL 2pm Wed. May 8 Free advice from a gardening expert GARDEN CLUB 7pm Tue. May 7 ZENITH WOMEN’S CLUB 7pm Thur. May 9

EVERY WEEK

For regularly scheduled weekly activities, check our website or Facebook page, or call us at 503-873-3093.

$3 suggested donation. Menu on website. Order your lunch 2 days ahead: 503-873-6906

SUPPORT GROUPS Free, open to the community

CARING FRIENDS 7pm Tue. May 7

For those who’ve lost a child or sibling ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT

2pm Tues. May 21

For spouses and families SENIOR CENTER THRIFT SHOP

207 High St. Open: Tues-Sat 10-5 Sun 11-4 503-874-1154

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 2pm Wed, May 22

At Senior Center Provided by Providence Benedictine Home Health Services

Activities open to members and non-members 50+ unless otherwise noted

www.silvertonseniorcenter.org ourtownlive.com

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Profile for MAP Publications

Our Town North: May 01, 2019  

Our Town Community News serving Silverton, Mt. Angel & Scotts Mills

Our Town North: May 01, 2019  

Our Town Community News serving Silverton, Mt. Angel & Scotts Mills