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By Kristine Thomas More than 25 classified employees attended Silver Falls School District board meeting May 11 to express their disappointment in the current food services program provided by Sodexo. Wearing buttons reading “Local kid. Local food. Local control,” members shared stories about the quality of the food and the increase in work load since Sodexo was given a contract six-months ago. Robert Frost Elementary School assistant cook Ross Bryant said the district’s kitchen staff was told there would not be too many changes with the Sodexo contract. “That’s not the case,” Bryant said. “Our work load has increased but our hours are the same.” Handing out lunches the next day, Bryant said he has noticed a lot of food is thrown away. “The quality of the food has gone down,” he said. Mary Jo Lundquist is the lead cook at Silver Crest Elementary. She has worked for the district for 16 years. “We have always taken such pride in bringing to our children a well-balanced nutritional meal for daily breakfast and lunches following the guidelines provided by the ODE and the national school lunch program,” she said.

Now, Lundquist said, many weekly produce orders are poor quality, shipped to the incorrect school or never arrive. “In addition, our produce arrives on Friday as opposed to Monday as in the past.”

“Our participation numbers have been dropping over the past few years, especially at the elementary level,” he said. The district also needs to be in full compliance with federal nutrition requirements and state rules.

“We are asking the school board to truly look into these recent changes of our school lunch program,” Lundquist said.

“We have identified areas where we needed to improve and those are being addressed,” Bellando said. “Additionally, our next Department of Education audit is scheduled for this fall and it is important that we demonstrate that we are in full compliance.”

Ron Duda is the classified employees president. “I ask the district give the food services another chance,” Duda said. “We want to keep the quality and the variety. We want our food to be local.” Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando said the school board will discuss Sodexo’s contract May 18 at the 7 p.m. work session at the district office. A full food service report will be presented. Sodexo’s contract runs to June 30. The board will need to take action for next year. Bellando said food sales are up in the district. He said he has heard a few complaints and he has received compliments as a result of the changes. “We take pride in providing a nutritious breakfast and lunch program at all food service sites across the district,” Bellando said. He added a recent internal review of the food program helped the board identify three goal areas. The first is to increase student participation.

The district also seeks to maintain a self-sufficient food program that does not rely upon general fund dollars.   “We place a high value on the input from the community and the suggestions for improvement,” Bellando said. “They will be considered as we move ahead to address the board goals and to improve the overall food service program.” In other school board news: The board voted 5-1 to move the third grade students from Eugene Field to Robert Frost for the 2015-16 school year. Board member Julie Norris voted no and board member David Beeson was absent. Bellando said the move is necessary to provide additional classroom space to accommodate all-day kindergarten at Eugene Field Elementary School in the fall. For the 2016-17 year, Robert Frost will house third, fourth and fifth grades.


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Silverton boys basketball team serves as Grand Marshal for Pet Parade Every year, Silverton residents look forward to the 80-plus year tradition of the May Pet Parade. Pets – of all varieties – are encouraged to bring their owners to the Saturday, May 16 event. The Silverton High School State Champion boys basketball team has been named Grand Marshal for this year’s parade. “The Foxes Boys Basketball Grand Marshal offers an inspiring opportunity to honor the students, faculty, and administration of Silverton High School for their commitment to emphasize academics in the classroom, and skill and respect for their opponents on the court or in the field,” Kiwanis Pet Parade Chairman Randal Thomas said. The Silverton team won its first State Championship in 105 years on March 13, at Gill Coliseum. Coach Steve Roth said the team is

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It’s not like in the movies. Prostitutes are not glamorous like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Those buying sex – the “johns” – are not polite like actor Richard Gere. The pimps – exploiting others sexually for financial gain – don’t all wear fedoras with pink feathers and chunky gold necklaces. And sex trafficking is not like the movie Taken. Ask Kirstin Heydel and Esther Craig, each with years of experience working with the survivors of sex trafficking The stories they tell aren’t glamorous, polite and flashy. They are gritty, frightening and grim. The two quickly dispel the myths and provide the facts. While they don’t share confidential information about individuals, they do make the case that sex trafficking happens closer to home than most people would like to acknowledge or know. Heydel works for the Center of Hope and Safety in Salem. Craig started County Line Safety Compass last year. On April 30, the pair presented a sextrafficking awareness program to about 25 people in the Silverton High School auditorium. The event was hosted by Silverton Area Community Aid. “We want to start a conversation to increase sex-trafficking awareness,” Craig said. “To begin with, instead of calling it trafficking, we call it commercial sexual exploitation.”

Modern-day slavery According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website, “Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain.” The website states that millions of men, women and children are trafficked around the world, including the United States. “It is estimated that human trafficking is a $32 billion per year industry, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime,” the website reports. “Human trafficking is a hidden crime, as victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement.” Too often, Craig said, people think sex trafficking means people are taken

Help is available There is confidential support regarding any kind of interpersonal violence – sexual assault, domestic violence or child abuse, Ester Craig County Line Safety Compass 503-400-2801 (confidential voicemail) Countyline_safetycompass@yahoo. com or see Facebook page. Kirstin Heydel Center for Hope and Safety 503-378-1572; 24-Hour hotline: 503-399-7722 from one country to another to work. Commercial sexual exploitation is happening everywhere in the United States, she said, including in Salem and nearby small communities.

An ‘organized’ crime Craig said the majority of commercial sexual exploitation is done by organized crime groups, like traditional gangs. While a gang member can sell drugs or weapons and get a one-time profit, a person can be sold numerous times in one day. Pimps take the money “earned”; the women and children used don’t receive it. “We must educate people that buying a girl is not supporting her as she works her way through college or whatever myth the consumer is telling themselves to feel good about themselves while they buy that girl or woman,” Craig said. “Every child has a pimp who is taking all that money. So none of them are personally profiting.” What sex buyers should realize, Craig said, is that when they buy sex they should feel confident their dollars are going to fund organized crime and in some cases even terrorist groups. 

Profiles of ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’ Craig said people have a false stereotype about or the men who pay for sex. “Johns” are anybody and everybody, Craig said, adding she used to teach a diversion class to men who were arrested for soliciting sex. The men she met weren’t men people would think would pay for sex. Craig asked the audience what words they

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Closer, more threatening, misunderstood associated with the word prostitute. Responses included hooker, drugs, money, homeless kids, criminal and stripper. Then she asked for words that came to mind when she said, “child sexual abuse victim/survivor.” The audience responded with rape, innocent, exploited, secret, trauma, shame and fear. Craig told her audience most people in the sex trade are not in it by choice. “We heap a lot of negativity on people in the sex trade,” Craig said. “What we need to understand is people working in the sex trade were coerced or forced into it, often by the pimp lying to her.” She educates people about commercial sexual exploitation so they can understand the dynamics and put the blame on the pimps and johns and come to see the survivors as “strong, respectable people who deserve justice.”

Grooming the victim Craig said pimps carefully pick their victims, often looking for females who are vulnerable. Initially, the girl or woman thinks the pimp is her boyfriend. He is kind, attentive and makes her believe he genuinely cares for her. He asks lots of questions and then he becomes those things that she needs. Meanwhile the pimp does little things to separate his victim from her family and friends, making her rely on him even more. “Pimps know how to recruit and groom the person,” Craig said. “They know the right words to say so a strong bond is created between them.” Pimps also will try to recruit girls at shopping malls or other public places. A common ploy involves the pimp telling the target he works for a modeling agency and thinks the girl is beautiful. But the most common recruitment zone is even more frightening because it is so pervasive – social media sites. “I have seen it where the girl puts on her Facebook page she is in a relationship and the guy puts on his page ‘ho in training,” Craig said. Both Heydel and Craig said pimps pry on the person’s insecurities. Then there is the breaking stage, where the girl is “broken in” by gang members. The pimp will tell the victim he will protect her, but she has to listen to what

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Craig says the victim becomes too fearful to report what has happened. Frequently, she said, a pimp will tell a victim he will kill her or hurt her family members if she does not follow the rules.

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Pimps often work in pairs and usually are sexually exploiting more than one person. If caught, Craig said, pimps rarely go to jail because they have put everything in a women’s name, so she takes the fall.

Warning signs There are warning signs that a person may being groomed by a pimp and is at risk of becoming a sex-trafficking victim. They may include: • having more than one cell phone; • a secret Facebook account; NDER E Umakes V I • a change in clothing or look that T C CT A NTRA the victim more sexualized;CO • fake acrylic nails • a new boyfriend, and, • use of gang language or lifestyle. Craig said she has been approached three times in the last six months about possible incidents of commercial sexual exploitation cases from students in the Silver Falls School District.

Resources to aid victims In starting County Line Safety Compass, Craig discovered the depth of the need for assistance for victims of domestic and sexual crimes. Calling herself a navigator, Craig said County Line is a project partner with SACA, where she puts victims in touch with resources. Heydel said the Center of Hope and Safety provides information, a safe house and support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking. Heydel said survivors are given options, including on whether to report to the police crimes committed against them. Heydel and Craig have made presentations at police departments, schools, civic groups and churches. “We both can provide resources on where to get help and support,” Craig said. Next: In the June 1 Our Town a local mother shares the story of her daughters who fell prey to social media scams.

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Ready to launch By Vince Teresi It’s a milestone in a teenagers’ life when they receive a high school diploma on graduation day, confident they are prepared for the next challenge of succeeding in college and career goals.

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Helping to provide that confidence, Mt. Angel School District announced Kennedy High School will introduce a “readiness system” in the 2015-2016 school year curriculum to beter prepare students for on-going life-goals. The school will partner with AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a global non-profit organization dedicated to closing the achievement-gap by preparing all students for college and other opportunities following their high school graduation. AVID today impacts more than 800,000 students in 44 states and 16 other countries/territories. The achievement-gap refers to the

difference in the educational performance of groups of students, especially those groups defined by socio-economic status, race, ethnicity and gender. College readiness refers to the level of preparation a student needs in order to enroll and succeed, without remediation, in for-credit general education coursework at a college or university. Kennedy Principal Craig Swanson worked with AVID while an administrator at Sprague High School in Salem. He said the results are impressive and believes it could benefit Kennedy High as well. “AVID is a system that provides support to students who are capable of going to college but may not necessarily have the support-system in place to get there,” Swanson said. “We are all very excited to provide this for our students. We have great kids with lofty goals.” The first year of implementation at Kennedy will begin with sophomores in

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JFK adopts AVID college, career program AVID 10 this fall.

“Students will be better equipped to

The AVID elective targets students in the middle academic group who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These students are capable of completing a rigorous curriculum but need support to attain those goals.

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They often move through school without any special recognition, positive or negative. While many students within the middle academic range go on to graduate from high school since they haven’t been pushed academically often they are not ready for rigorous coursework in college.

themselves and how to be successful.”

Swanson is eager to introduce AVID to his staff. A team participated in an AVID implementation seminar.

education,” Copley said. “As counselor,

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Harris believes that “AVID will be an

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Joining Swanson were Superintendent Troy Stoops, Marie Ballance, Kennedy Counselor Jacob Copley, science teacher Carlie Harris and math teacher Chadd Shotwell.

demands now placed on American

students, but also open up post-secondary pathways,” she added.

Their mission was to determine if AVID was something that would benefit Kennedy students. “The team left that training convinced that the AVID system would have a major impact upon student achievement at JFK,” Swanson said.

Shotwell will serve as district coordinator for the AVID system at Kennedy.

“AVID’s goal is to give bright, motivated students access to curriculum that

they’ll need for success in college and

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Copley said AVID will provide students with a purposeful means to discover their strengths and possibilities.

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Youngsters job shadow in animal clinic “Chloe has a high level of maturity and is a welcome presence in our practice,” Palmer said. “Normally it would be a little early for somebody to make a career choice, but she seems pretty committed to it.”

By Brenna Wiegand Pressing into the operating table at Silver Creek Animal Clinic, 11-year-old Brynn Walker’s eyes are fastened on the incision veterinarian Jenny Bate is making in the belly of an out-cold dog. Now on tiptoe, she’s riveted as the vet produces the patient’s uterus and ovaries. Brynn listens intently to the veterinarian’s warm and generous instruction.

When she started volunteering at the clinic Chloe was surprised at how involved they let her be. “I was thinking of just standing off to the side watching,” Chloe said. “They treat me amazing and whenever I miss a week they think I’ve been gone a while. It’s nice to know they look forward to having me.”

Usually such time and attention is reserved for high school students, clinic director/ animal dentist Kyle Palmer said. However, both Brynn, a student at Silverton’s Community Roots Charter School, and her friend Chloe Nealon, sixth grader at Abiqua Academy in Salem, have proven they’ve got what it takes. One of Silver Creek’s summer veterinary camps piqued Brynn’s interest. When Palmer told the kids they could come into the clinic sometime to shadow, she took him at his word. Though 11-year-old Brynn had more in mind, Palmer invited her to come in once so they could see how it went. “After that it started being once a week in the afternoons,” Brynn’s mother Heidi said. “Then last summer they said she could also come mornings because they do more surgeries then, and I appreciate how supportive Community Roots has been in her taking time off to do that.” After a similar test, Chloe Nealon, 12, was also invited back on a regular basis.

Running the camps that inspired these girls is one of Palmer’s favorite things.

Silver Creek Animal Clinic veterinarian Jenny Bate, left, explains a surgery to Brynn Walker.

Palmer is enhancing their experience by supplying them with veterinary textbooks.

than watch them suffer,” Brynn said. “I definitely want to do this for a living.”

“...anatomy and physiology, basic knowledge; pharmaceutical knowledge... Brynn’s just learning a ton and they’ve done an amazing job mentoring her,” Heidi said. “She’s always been very interested in medical things and never squeamish; we have our own animals and she’s always right in there helping with whatever we have to do.”

Veterinarian Jenny Bate spends the most time with Brynn.

Even the hardest things, like euthanasia, the girls are learning to take in stride. “I kind of think that I’d rather help them

“Brynn asks terrific questions, works fast and remembers things that some high schoolers don’t – she’s a pretty impressive kid,” Bate said. “A lot of vets have wanted to since they were kids.’s not really a smart financial decision in a lot of ways but it’s a calling. I was the same way.” It’s why Chloe’s willing to spend an afternoon a week there.

“It’s a really great camp,” Chloe said. “We got to watch some surgeries from behind the window and go to a racehorse ranch.” The whole clinic is on board with providing hands-on learning opportunities to students of all ages. “I didn’t have access to that stuff through school,” Palmer said. “Back then, we didn’t have any career guidance and it could have made a lot of difference in my life.” Shelly Nealon said it’s yet another example of what makes Silverton so special. “Who else would let a 12-year-old girl into their vet clinic every week and truly have this wonderful relationship with them – to let her be a part of that life and that love?”

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All-State honors

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By Brenna Wiegand Silverton High School seniors Nicole Finch and Jena Hendrix were named to the All-State dance team at the OSAA tournament in March.

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“The final day the all-state team performed; that was an honor,” Jena said. “We also helped out at the junior state championships and performed there.” Jena was the only 5A dancer to receive the $800 scholarship and next fall she’ll attend Dean College in Franklin, Mass., on a dance scholarship.

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“They have a really good program with all kinds of dance,” she said. When she was 4 she began taking classes from Magee at Silverton Ballet & Performing Arts Co. and is part of Portland Youth Ballet’s performing troupe. As a senior project she conducted a four-day dance camp for sixth through eighth graders. “Right now my plan is to go to college and get a degree then I want to dance while I still can,” she said, “and in the future open my own studio and teach.” She and Nicole are close friends. “Jena worked really hard to get where she is,” Nicole said. “She was one of the first people to introduce me and make me feel at home at the studio.” Nicole grew up dancing at her mother Ann Finch’s Woodburn studio DanceDanceDance prior to moving to Silverton in eighth grade. “That dancing was similar to tumbling,” she said. “My mom’s studio gave me the ability and movement of dance to get to

…with a little help from her friend. When she was made an alternate on the team her freshman year Nicole began to doubt her ability. “Jena told me ‘No, you can’t quit; you’ve got to keep moving forward.’” Nicole will attend Chemeketa Community College in the fall. She plans to become a medical or dental assistant and perhaps one day open her own dance studio. Meanwhile she’ll keep dancing. “If you take a break from dance you’re going to lose all your flexibility and technique,” Nicole said. “Your brain might remember it but your body and your muscles won’t remember anything.”

The Great Fox Hunt debuts Saturday Mark Twain Middle School PTC is hosting The Great Fox Hunt Saturday, May 16, beginning at 2 p.m. A citywide scavenger hunt, teams of four will have to find clues throughout Silverton, discovering the city’s secrets – and paper foxes – by searching businesses, historical sites and restaurants.

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The money raised will go to update the school’s technology. Organizers estimate it will take about three hours to complete the hunt for foxes hidden throughout town.

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Headed to districts

Spring athletes in the final stretch of the season

Kennedy and Silverton participated in district track and field competition this week, with the Trojans hosting their meet Thursday and Friday at their newly remodeled facility and the Foxes competing Wednesday and Thursday at Western Oregon University. Heading into districts Kennedy athletes led the Tri-River in six events, including Taylor Brown (long jump and triple jump), Loghan Sprauer (400), David Wright (discus), Bishop Mitchell (100 and Alyssa Eklund (pole vault). In addition, 10 other Kennedy athletes were ranked second in their respective events. Silverton has the top Mid-Willamette marks in five events, including Allyson Ridling (100 hurdles), Cheyenne Partlow (shot put), Lucas Wilson (pole vault) and the girls 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Foxes are ranked No. 2 in an additional five events. Baseball update: Kennedy has clinched a spot in the Class 2A-1A playoffs but also still has a shot at its fifth consecutive Tri-River Conference title. The Trojans were 9-2, 1.5 games behind 10-0 Regis heading into their showdown May 13 against the Rams in Stayton. Regis won 14-1 when the two teams played April 22 in Mount Angel. Silverton, meanwhile, is 9-9 in the Mid-Willamette and in a

New twists By James Day Gymnastics’ loss proved to be diving’s gain in the case of Silverton’s Madison Cock. A former level 9 gymnast for the Athletic Edge in Salem who had to give up the sport for health reasons, Madison switched to diving just over a year ago and has made a big splash in the new sport. In her first year, she was a state tower and springboard champion and the Silverton High School senior has signed to compete for the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Madison said she was attracted to the Utes because it is a Pac-12 Conference school with a “fabulous team and coach.” Madison stepped away from gymnastics after her second ankle surgery … with the possibility of a third looming. “I had done gymnastics hard core since I

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solid position to make the play-in round after the Foxes close the regular season with a three-game series vs. the Lebanon/ Central Linn cooperative team. Silverton currently is fifth in the MidWillamette and if that ranking stays the Foxes would play the No. 4 team from the Midwestern (likely either Marist or Crater) in the play-in round. Softball update: Silverton is 14-3 in the Mid-Willamette and a half-game ahead of Lebanon heading into the final week of the league season. The Foxes have four games this week, including a doubleheader against 12-5 Central and a single game against 13-5 Dallas.

Victor Point run: Victor Point School hosts the Run for the Hills on May 30, with a 1-mile run for kids 12 and under and 5K and 15K run/walks. All events start and finish at the school, with the 1-mile getting underway at 8 a.m., the 5K at 8:30 and the 15K at 8:45. Races cost $10 for the 1-miler and $20 for the 5K and 15K. T-shirts are free for kids 12 and younger and $10 for others. Fees rise $10 per race after May 22. Register online by going to and entering “Victor Point School’s Run for the Hills.” Proceeds will help pay for school equipment, classroom supplies, field trips, Lego Club and outdoor school. College track: A pair of former Silverton athletes are performing well for George Fox University in Newberg. Sophomore Devin Geiger took third in the high jump with a leap of 6-2¼ and 12th in the long jump at 20-4 at the Northwest Conference championships. Geiger achieved personal bests of 6-6 and 21-4 ¼ in the events earlier this season in a meet at Lewis & Clark College. Meanwhile, Bruins senior Aaron Molstad took ninth in the 1,500 at the NWC meet in 4:10.77. Speech: Silverton finished tied for sixth in the OSAA Class 5A speech and debate championships held April 23-25 at

Western Oregon University. Individually, Erin Marcellais made finals in afterdinner speaking, Melly Kazel made the semifinals in memorized humorous, Noah Clemmons made the semifinals in memorized serious, Ashley Versteeg made the semifinals in poetry reading and Julie Golan made semifinals in prose reading. Kennedy coaching opening: The Trojans are looking for a new head volleyball coach. Those interested should look for information and an application on the district website, Tennis: The Silverton girls team carried an 11-4 Mid-Willamette Conference record and a 13-4 overall mark into the final week of the regular season. The Foxes’ boys and girls teams participated in districts after Our Town’s presstime at Crescent Valley. Boys golf: Silveton’s Michael Kuenzi tied for eighth with a two-day total of 161 at the Special District 1 championships at the Reserve in Aloha. Kuenzi will participate in the Class 5A state tournament on May 18-19 at Emerald Valley in Creswell. Got a news tip?

Former gymnast turns into diving star was 9 years old so essentially that was all I knew,” she said. “Unfortunately my body just wouldn’t cooperate and allow me to do it any longer. They (the gymnastics club) were my friends, family and support group, so it was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done.” Difficult also describes the challenge of competing in diving as a high-schooler, since the Oregon School Activities Assoc. does not sanction the sport. Madison trained at the Tualatin Hills Dive Club in Beaverton. It is the only competitive diving club in Oregon. “So I have to drive an hour each way six days a week to train then I get to do my homework and study after practice,” Madison said. “It is also hard since the typical/traditional high school sports seem to get all the recognition and truthfully most of those athletes won’t continue on

“I can use a lot of my same twisting/ flipping and body control skills I learned from gymnastics,” she said. Madison, a National Honor Society member with a 3.71 grade-point average, is looking to major in exercise science/ pre-med at Utah. She became interested in chiropractic after being a patient of Silverton’s Dr. Christopher Allen.

Madison Cock will compete in diving for Unversity of Utah

to college competing in those sports, let alone get a scholarship to a Division I Pac-12 school.” Madison said the gymnastics skills she learned made for a smooth transition.

Madison’s older brother Austin also knows a bit about competing in a nontraditional sport. After a stellar junior shooting career Austin signed to join the rifle team at Jacksonville State in Alabama. Austin was a sophomore for the Gamecocks this season and the squad won its fourth consecutive Ohio Valley Conference championship and took fifth in the NCAA championships. Jacksonville State has participated at the NCAA meet in each of the past five years.

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Letters to the editor Candidates of character I am a resident of Silverton and have grandchildren that attend or have attended Eugene Field School. I have known Jennifer Hannan for over 15 years.  Jennifer Hannan is a person of impeccable character. I believe that she loves her school and her students.  I totally agree with her statement “To expect me and my staff to be excluded from a conversation that impacts all of our students and our ability to do our jobs because some have chosen to make this a political issue is, in my opinion, unreasonable.  It is my responsibility as a principal to advocate for the safety and the educational needs of my students and staff.” Our Silver Falls School District is doing everything it can to make the correct decisions. This issue is not political, it is a real fact. People have had serious medical complications due to the serious structural issues within its walls.  Please do not make Eugene Field’s building problems the basis of a political maneuver. We need to put our children, grandchildren, and the staff as our #1 priority, not whether or not we agree politically. I am looking at the candidates for the school board very seriously before I mark my ballot.  Their motives for why they want to be on the school board will matter to me. Character and dedication to the right thing will be the determining factor for my vote.   Dale Mathews Silverton

Time for a new start This announcement of “FIVE” candidates is very important relative to our school district getting back on track to fiscal responsibility and the spending priority of scholastic achievement. Had a recent past bond measure been passed, fully 47 percent of the property taxes, that come from the true owners of SFSD, would have gone up in smoke for new buildings. Having served previously on Silverton school budget committees for close to a 25 year period, as chairman, and as chairman of the high school relocation committees of 1993 and 1999, I personally long for the day that we will have dedicated board members who do not rely just on the word of the superintendent or outside consultants. For example, you may remember Ole Paulson, Bob Humphreys and Bob Roth. These were dedicated men who focused on fiscal responsibility, not to just approve

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a cost without their thorough discussion; but even made suggestions as to how unnecessary lights should be turned off. The board meetings were not permeated with slaps on the back and how popular the cookies were that a board member delivered to various schools. We were blessed with a superintendent, John Thompson, who impressed the department heads, like Andy Bellando, to “prioritize” when their various budget requests were excessive or over-reaching. The “pledges” representing the “five” currently running to correct the problems and return harmony to Silverton is in the same vein of integrity and devotion the we enjoyed in the past. There is no “rubber stamp” in their purpose; and we will see strong discussion in expression of each of their outlooks as we witness discussions in the open; rather than discussions cultivated by the superintendent, improperly outside of the announced open meetings. This is the right start. Please vote for the “FIVE.” Vote for Dan, Phil, Steve, Todd, and Tom. Please pass this along to many; yes, even those you may think are negative. My belief is that most are ready for a positive change in Silverton. Gene Pfeifer Silverton

Actions speak loudly I would like to thank the SFEA for sponsoring the Silver Falls School District School Board Candidate Forum. The candidates who chose to participate in the forum (Christopher Bailey, Aaron Koch, Tim Roth, Jim Squires, and Ron Valoff) were well spoken, sincere, and respectful in sharing their thoughts and ideas on issues presently faced by the Silver Falls District. After listening to their comments, I am confident that each of these individuals would represent their respective zones well. The candidates who chose not to participate in the forum (Tom Buchholz, Dan Johnson, Steve Kaser, and Phillip Wiesner) missed a good opportunity to publically express their views, causing me to question whether they are as committed to “open and honest” dialogue as their advertisements and social media posts would seem to suggest. Actions (or inaction in this case) speak louder than words. David M. Roth Silverton

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Everyone needs a go-to person in their life. Someone you just know has your back. A person that will tell you the white camping-tent size polo shirt makes you look heavier than the black one with its slimming effect. A friend who will make sure you get home after your Spaten-Optimator birthday party at the subdued September 2001 Oktoberfest just two days after 9-11.   A buddy who hears and keeps your deepest secrets, and who says just the right touching thing  at the right time, like “You need to get to the gym” after your brief hospital stay. Someone who should have been featured in the “I Want to Be Like Mike” television ad and isn’t named Jordan;  admired because of his work ethic, his values, his humor, his down-to-earth style and his remarkable candor and common sense. I know you will keep my deepest and darkest secrets for two reasons - You are a good man, and I know yours. Here’s wishing Mike Bothum a Happy Birthday on May 23. “Bo” is the same guy who asks, “Why do you even go there” when a topic of controversy comes up and I just have to comment. This is an opinion column, and knowing me for some 50 plus years, Bo knows that “shy” and “Dixon” have never been seen in the same sentence. Out of respect for my long-time friend, I will soft-pedal the following message about the May 19 Silver Falls School Board election. Aaron Koch, Chris Bailey, Ron Valoff, Jim Squires and incumbent Chairman Tim Roth showed up to the Silver Falls Educational Association’s Candidates’ Forum this month, along with Zone 6 write-in candidate DaNette Wernette.  Wernette met with attendees before and after

the forum to answer questions and let them get to know her. Chuck White did a great job as moderator and asked tough written questions offered by members of the audience. The candidates’ answers were solid, insightful, and independent since most had never met each other before that night. I appreciated all of them making and taking time to address the more than 80 voters who came to find out more about the candidates before voting. Oddly enough, their opponents had “conflicts.” All five of them. The ones who are running as a “team.”   Their “mentor” didn’t like my use of the term “commandeer” last month as I described a group with a coordinated message trying to “commandeer” the school board. The Oxford Dictionary says commandeer means “to take over.” Since five people with one message who apparently skipped the candidate’s forum as a team, perhaps because the questions might get tough, “commandeer” kind of fit for me, since it is a seven member board and four members running on one slate and winning might be called a “takeover.”  Would those same candidates miss out on the school board meeting if they heard they might face some tough questions from the audience?

From my view, I am going with Tim Roth for his professionalism, track record, balanced approach and valuable leadership in tough times. I am endorsing Aaron Koch and Ron Valoff because they have no agenda except to serve kids well but in a fiscally responsible way. Chris Bailey is getting my vote, too, as a relative new comer with a bright mind who is forward thinking, and has recent experience working with schools.   DaNette Wernette has a tough challenge as a write-in candidate, but I will take the time to write her in for the Zone 6 position. She is sharp as a tack, has a lot of experience with kids in the district, including those with special challenges, and deserves to be on the board as it faces some tough choices in the years ahead.   She is focused on ensuring the rural community is represented as well as the “urban” community. As an aside, she is a highly qualified candidate who happens to be a woman, in a time where the only woman is stepping down from the board.    Please be sure to vote on or before May 19 and remember that your ballot needs to be dropped off, not mailed, at the city’s Lewis Street parking lot.   This is one important election for the Silver Falls School Board, and the Fire District bond has my full support as well.

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NEW – #T2200 GREAT CONDITION HOME IN SILVERTON 3 BR, 2 BA 1925 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $319,900 (WVMLS#688908)


NEW – #T2199 CRAFTSMAN ON EAST HILL 3BR, 1.5BA 1806 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $219,900 (WVMLS#688572)

#T2195 GREAT FAMILY HOME 4BR, 2.5BA 2139 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $294,900 (WVMLS#688429) #T2193 CUSTOM RANCH ON EAST HILL 3BR, 2.5BA 2069 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $339,900 (WVMLS#688180)


#T2192- CUSTOM CONTEMPORARY IN PIONEER VILLAGE 4BR, 3BA 2774 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $374,900 (WVMLS#688013)


#T2190 BEAUTIFUL TWO STORE HOME ON LARGE FLAG LOT 3BR, 2BA 1323 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 326 $229,900 (WVMLS#687883) #T2186 CLASSIC RANCH WITH UPGRADES THROUGHOUT 3BR, 2BA 1286 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 326 $219,900 (WVMLS#686841)

#T2153 FANTASTIC POTENTIAL IN 13.4 ACRE FARM 4BR, 3BA 3201 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326 or Meredith at ext. 324 $409,900 (WVMLS#680213)


#T2144 1940’S CHARMER! 4BR, 2.5BA 2010 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325. $267,000 (WVMLS#678920)


#T2194 SPACIOUS HOME IN THE COUNTRY 4BR, 2BA 2922 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $485,000 (WVMLS#688561) #T2188 WONDERFULLY REMODELED HOME CLOSE TO TOWN 4BR, 2.5BA 2824 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext 324. $389,900 (WVMLS#687453) #T2187 COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST 5BR, 3BA 2726 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext 324. $448,700 (WVMLS#687040) #T2184 IMMACULATE HOME WITH THE VIEWS OF THE VALLEY 3BR, 2BA 1768 sqft Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext 324. $248,700 (WVMLS#686990) #T2183 VIEW AND PRIVACY IN THE COUNTRY 3BR, 3BA 3447 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext 324. 324 $470,000 (WVMLS#686726)



FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FORTOWN RENT at ext. 325 $679,000 #T2174-GREAT SMALL ACREAGE 3BR, 1.5BA 1080 sqft. Call TOWN KEIZER HUBBARD Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 BARELAND/LOTS COUNTRY #T2198 CLASSIC CRAFTSMAN HOME 5BR, 2.5BA 2470 sqft. Call #T2156 RANCH STYLE HOME ON 85 ACRES! 3BR, 1.5BA 1311 #T2177-BREATHTAKING VIEWS 9.8 acres bare land. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $289,000 (WVMLS#685987)




sqft. 85.52 acres. Call Chuck at ext. 325 or Marcia at ext. 318 $549,900 (WVMLS#680896)


#T2153 FANTASTIC POTENTIAL IN 13.4 ACRE FARM 4BR, 3BA 3201 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext 324. $399,000 (WVMLS#680213)

Mike at ext. 326, Ryan ext. 322 or Meredith at ext. 324 $329,000 (WVMLS#688622)

SOLD! – #T2171 WONDERFULLY KEPT AND UPDATED 1950’S C AUMSVILLE/TURNER RANCHER 3BR, 2.5BA 1706 sqft Call Mike at ext. 326, or Meredith IN TOWN NEW H

WOODBURN at ext. 324. $237,800



STA STAYTO TL NEW – #T2201 TO BE BUILT CUSTOM CRAFTSMAN 3BR, 2 BA LAND STA 1850 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext STAYTON/SUBLIMITY 324. $289,900 (WVMLS#689049) L IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION


#T2197 DUPLEX IN GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD 2 UNITS, 6BR, 4BA 3180 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $317,500 (WVMLS#688571)


#T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 Acre lot. Call


#T2196 MILLION DOLLAR SETTING 4BR,3.5BA 3514 sqft. Call

#T2042 LOT #88 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 acre lot Call

COUNTRY/ACREAGE Chuck at ext. 325 $35,900



SOLD! – #T2179 HOME IN THE HEART OF TOWN 3BR, 1BA 1440 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext 324. $189,900 (WVMLS#686018)

#T2172 WONDERFUL HOME IN A DESIRED NEIGHBORHOOD! 3BR, 2.5BA 2025 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext 322 or Meredith at ext. 324 $359,900 (WVMLS#684845)


PENDING– #T2176 GREAT FAMILY HOME! 3BR, 2BA 1424 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $229,900 (WVMLS# 685508)




#T2168 PERFECT RETAIL/LUMBER SALES PARCEL 1.76 acres, 6000 sqft. warehouse w/ 2100 sqft. retail Call Mason at ext. 303 $499,000 (WVMLS#684100)


BARELAND/LOTS call Micha at 503-873-1425


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at ext. 325 $33,500 (WVMLS#682938) at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext. 324 $575,000 COUNTRY/ACREAGE IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Chuck IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION Mike (WVMLS#688329)


SOLD! – #T2185 WONDERFUL WEBB LAKE HOME 3BR, 2.5 BA 2245 sqft. Call Mike at ext. 326, Ryan at ext. 322 or Meredith at ext 324. $268,700 (WVMLS#686888)

SILVERTON #T2175-PRIVATE LAKE ESTATE 4BR, 3BA 3537 sqft. Call Chuck


Principal Broker, GRI HUBBARD 873-3545 ext. 303




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Our Town North: May 15, 2015  

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

Our Town North: May 15, 2015  

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