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Up, up and . . . Butte Creek students reflect on balloon launch lessons Editor’s Note: This story is written by the Butte Creek High Altitude Balloon Team. Silverton High will launch a weather balloon as part of a NASA program during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

pounds and be able to include a few different pieces of equipment like the GoPro, air pressure measurement device, a thermometer, and a bag full of ingredients for ice cream. After we found out what we needed to do we decided to make different payloads and vote on them. When everyone finished we voted on our favorite with the most usability. The one we voted on will be going 9,000-20,000 ft. on our launch date, and hold all of our supplies.

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be passing over Silverton. A solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves in between the Earth and the Sun. In doing so it creates a path of darkness, called the “Path of Totality.” When you look up at the eclipse, it can still be super bright so make sure you wear your safety glasses! This is a very rare event, truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Butte Creek HAB Team working with Silverton High prepares for launch.

We are serving as a practice launch for the Silverton High School’s launch for the solar eclipse. Our job was to design and build a “payload” or container that will take flight, that is attached to the balloon. When designing the payload we had to keep in mind all of the experiments and data that we wanted to collect. When we send up the Balloon we will be collecting a variety of data. One of the


things we will be looking at is temperature. We are measuring the temperature so we can see how it changes at varying altitudes. We are also measuring air pressure. We are measuring air pressure so we can see how it varies at different altitudes as well. Measuring these variables will teach us about our atmosphere, and how common things change the further up we measure.

will be sending an insect up too, in order to see how it reacts to the effects of high altitudes.

Another experiment we will be conducting is attempting to make ice cream by sending the ingredients up with the payload. We

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We will be recording the entire flight of the balloon using a GoPro camera, so we can experience the ascent and descent from a different point of view. With the footage, we will get a once in a lifetime sight of the troposphere.

With this project we have learned to trust everyone in order to finish the job because if only one person is trusted, we are not using everyone’s talents. When only one person is coming up with the ideas, often people will start arguing about how they want their payload to be. We are all grateful to be working with Silverton High School and this was our opportunity to work with them. And honestly, if we hadn’t cooperated with each other, we wouldn’t have made our launch date. This has been a huge learning experience so far, and we are all so thankful for this opportunity!

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Wade Lockett will be the principal at Silverton High School this fall.

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Lockett, 41, has served as the school’s assistant principal/athletic director during the 2016-17 school year. He replaces Justin Lieuallen, who served one year in the position. “Mr. Lockett lets his students and colleagues know that they are his highest priority,” said Silver Falls School District Superintendent Andy Bellando. “He has strong skills in building and monitoring relations, he understands the importance of school tradition, and he creates a school culture that is welcoming and supportive of all students.” Lockett, who briefly attended Silverton during his high school years, came to the district after 12 years as a teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator at Sandy High. “This past year serving as assistant

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Education: bachelor’s in history from Whitman, masters in teaching from Lewis & Clark, administrative certification from Concordia of Portland. Family: wife Anna (runs her own bookkeeping business), son Joey 7, daughter Molly 4. principal for Silverton High School has helped me get to know our students, staff, families and community,” Lockett said. “I’m looking forward to strengthening our team partnerships, building on student success and enhancing the culture at our school.” Lockett will be the third principal at the high school in three years, and Bellando has assigned Assistant Superintendent Dandy Stevens to mentor and support Lockett during the transition.


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“I thought I would need some support,” Lockett said, “and this is a great plan, quite honestly. You need all the help you can get. There are things I can do, things (Assistant Principal) Jodi Drescher can do,

Lockett, who has been busy this spring filling coaching vacancies now must look to replace himself as athletic director. Lieuallen, meanwhile, said that he “greatly appreciated my time and experiences at Silverton High School.” He said that he “will sadly miss the staff, students and families… and looks forward to supporting the school as we transition to new leadership.” Lieuallen said that he is pursuing opportunities that he is not in a position to announce. Bellando said that Lieuallen, who came to the district from McNary High in Keizer, “helped us move forward in teaching and learning practices, technology access, CTE efforts (and) data analysis. He developed positive relationships with our standings and made an important impact on their individual growth.”

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“All our new principals are provided a mentor and additional support,” he said. “Using the temporary assignment of a part-time district administrator as a mentor is less common. In this case, the selection teams and I felt that more direct support for Mr. Lockett is an important addition.”

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Silverton Opportunity working to increase leadership diversity

By Steve Ritchie The Silverton Opportunity Political Action Committee was officially formed in early March, but its genesis was the November election day rally at Silverton High School that left some students feeling harassed and brought Silverton unwanted national attention. Naseem Rakha, who is the mother of a high school student, was concerned about the uproar at school on election day and felt uneasy about what might happen the next day, the day after the election. At 12:30 a.m. on election night she posted a message on Facebook saying she would be at the high school at 7:30 a.m. “to make sure that kids were getting into school safely without being harassed or intimidated,” and invited others to join her. She didn’t really think her post would have much effect and thought she would likely be the only one there in the morning.

“The way a lot of people are trying to reclaim their power and their sense of belonging to a community is to be active locally. People want to be engaged.” Naseem Rakha, Silverton Opportunity behold, we had a group of people who were saying, ‘we can’t have this.’”

But Rakha was delighted to see five other women at the school who had seen the post. And not just five women, but five women she had never met before.

Rakha said the conversations that started that morning snowballed into discussions, meetings, making personal connections, and, eventually, starting a political action committee that would take an active role in supporting three candidates – Jennifer Traeger, Michelle Stone Finicle and Shelly Nealon – in May’s school board election. The core group of a dozen people recruited family, friends, and others to join in advocating for their school board candidates.

“When I heard about the bullying incident (on election day) at the school, I thought this cannot go on. We can’t have kids in school who are scared. And here, lo and

“We did a very good job getting the word out,” Rakha said. “We knocked on over 2,000 doors. We made phone calls... the best way to have people mark a ballot in your

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Mandy Petrik, Silverton Opportunity treasurer, said that a couple of issues they raised in the campaign particularly resonated with voters. One was the fact that none of the current board members had direct experience in education, and the women who were running had a level of experience that impressed people. The second was the all-male composition of the board. “It wasn’t a hard sell. Those were two issues people could really see the importance of. Having a board that represents the community should not be a partisan issue. We saw a board that was not diverse and there were three positions up for election. We wanted to find candidates who would represent our community... not all of our candidates are Democrats and not everyone in our group (of volunteers) is a Democrat.”



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With Traeger elected, Nealon holding a narrow lead, and Finicle garnering 45 percent of the vote against a well-known opponent, the group is even more energized now in its stated mission to “bring more Silverton area women into positions of leadership in our community and state, and to support women’s personal growth and development through grants and education.”

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Graduation ceremonies set It’s graduation time, with an estimated 310 seniors from Silverton High and 53 seniors from Kennedy scheduled to cross the stage and receive their diplomas.

Petrik said the group understood a political action committee (PAC) might have negative connotations, but they took that step for “the ease of campaigning, better purchasing, and transparency – all contributors are listed and virtually all are local.”

Silverton’s graduation is Thursday, June 8 , 7 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets are required for gym seating, however, overflow seating with live coverage is available in the auditorium and commons.

Petrik and Rakha say Silverton Opportunity will be active in a variety of areas, not just in the political arena. “There’s a lot of energy and excitement (in the group),” Petrik noted. “We have a scholarship (award process) coming up. And we all agree we’re not going to just be election focused. We’re really looking to increase diversity in leadership in general. That may be helping a woman start a small business, or take advantage of other leadership opportunities.”

The Class of 2017 valedictorians include Gabriela Cortes Cortes, Alyssa Eklund, Rebecca Pranger, Jack Suing, Brett Traeger and David Wright. Salutatorians are Noe Jines Garcia and Bishop Mitchell.

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“What is happening nationwide is that people are experiencing the greater levels of divisiveness,” Rakha said. “This presidential election really divided the country and made people feel powerless and angry. The way a lot of people are trying to reclaim their power and their sense of belonging to a community is to be active locally. People want to be engaged.”

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The 15 valedictorians are Darren Buckley, Alex Cross, Leah Doeden, Aiden Edsinga, Julie Golan, Marcus Hemshorn, Elizabeth Hoke, Kylie Lulich, Megan Mannion, Desiree Sinn, Samantha Sinn, Malinda Stadeli, Alina Stratton, Robyn Traber and Madison Ulven. The 2017 salutatorians are Bryce Shippen and Kayce McLaughlin.

Rakha and Petrik readily say that Silverton Opportunity is fueled in part by a reaction to the national political scene.

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Traeger, Stadeli elected to school board, Nealon holds 19-vote lead

By Steve Ritchie Challengers in the May 16, 2017 Silver Falls School Board election successfully unseated at least one and possibly two incumbent board members. While results are still unofficial and votes from some unsigned ballots will be added to the totals on May 31, Zone 4 challenger Jennifer Traeger has an insurmountable 513 vote lead over Wally Lierman. Lierman, who has served for the past 20 years on the Silver Falls School Board, is the current board chair. In Zone 5 challenger Shelly Nealon holds a slim, 19 vote lead over Aaron Koch, who is the current vice-chair of the board. Nealon’s total is 2,004 versus Koch’s 1,985. Ervin Stadeli, the board incumbent in Zone 2, led challenger Michelle Stone Finicle by nearly 400 votes, a lead that, like Traeger’s, appears to be safe. Voters who forgot to sign their ballot, or whose signature did not match their registration, were able to resolve those issues through May 30 at the county elections office. Marion County Clerk Bill Burgess said on May 23 that “ten ballots have been cleared to be counted and there could be a few more by the deadline.” Burgess also said his office would certify the election results on or before June 5, and the results would then be

sent to the Silver Falls School District, which certifies that the winning candidates are eligible to serve. However, if the Nealon-Koch race is decided by less than one-fifth of one percent of the votes cast in the election the result will trigger an automatic recount. The losing candidate could also request a recount, if the margin is greater than the automatic recount standard. It is unclear whether either candidate would choose to do so, if they lost. Koch said, “I haven’t even thought about it,” and Nealon declined to comment. The newly-formed Silverton Opportunity Political Action Committee was active in the school board election, raising nearly $6,000 and recruiting volunteers for the challengers.

more people didn’t support me.” But Lierman complimented Traeger on her campaign, saying, “I think that Jennifer ran a positive campaign. She kept it to the issues and there were no personal attacks and I appreciated that and I did the same.” In a Facebook message, Traeger said she was honored to have won a seat on the board, and thanked Lierman for his years of service to the district schools. She also thanked her husband, children, mother and “all the many volunteers who worked tirelessly with Silverton Opportunity to get out our message about creating a responsive, thriving, and equitable school system in our district.”

The overall voter turnout rate for the Special District election in Marion County was approximately 24 percent. The Silver Falls School Board election had significantly higher participation at 33.6 percent. Turnouts for special elections involving school board, fire districts and library boards are typically much lower than for general elections.

Asked about her priorities on the board, Traeger said, “Right now, I see an opportunity to improve school climate. At the candidate forum, a recent SHS grad raised the subject of racism. Likewise, a current SHS student recently told me a story about her younger sibling, who has autism, being treated unkindly at school because of his differences. Students don’t learn if they don’t feel safe.

Still, Lierman felt the turnout may have hurt him. He acknowledged that his two decades on the board could have been a factor in his defeat as well. “It probably worked against me to a point,” he said, “I completely understand that, but again the results of the school district are pretty outstanding right now, and I’m disappointed

“I want to have an accurate picture of school climate. I want to be able to address issues and determine if what we are doing is working and identify resources for areas that may need shoring up. The good news is that improvements in school climate contribute to increased graduation rates which is a priority goal for the district.”

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End of an era By Nancy Jennings For 40 years, Susannah Robinson has laid solid foundations of faith for more than 300 children through the Silver Crest School Bible Release Time Program. Inside of the quaint Chapel on the Hill Church in the Silverton hills, students from kindergarten through sixth grade have learned about the Bible through fun fellowship. Dropped off from a school bus and picked up by their parents, the children meet every Tuesday for one hour each week. There are three requirements that need to be fulfilled before taking part in the faith-based program: Parental permission must be given, instruction must take place off school grounds and no state resources may be used. Now Robinson is retiring. June 6 will be her last day. “I think I will be sad because I love children,” she said. “I will keep on praying for the program. I feel so blessed that I could do this during these past 40 years.”

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An “Appreciation Open House” in her honor will be held on Saturday, June 17, at the church. Director Roxanne McQuain, who teaches third and fourth graders, has known Robinson for 25 years. She hopes past students will hear about her upcoming retirement – and find a way to take part in the celebration.

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Appreciation Open House Saturday, June 17, 1-4 p.m. Chapel in the Hills, 111 Silver Falls Dr., Silverton Coffee, refreshments and an opportunity to say thank you to Susannah Robinson. “She’s very dedicated and faithful, and the kids love her. She shares the Word of God in a way they could understand and relate to. When she said she was going to retire, I said ‘No,’” McQuain joked. “But then I said ‘Yes.’” Janet Maulding will be her replacement when the program resumes in September. Born in Lydenburg, South Africa, Robinson, 75, said she has deep family roots there spanning about “300 years.” Her sister and brother still live there. She attended the University of Pretoria in South Africa’s capitol and earned a B.A. degree in teaching. She met her American husband, Kenneth, 82, on a blind date in 1964 during her first year of teaching. She taught the Afrikaans language (which grew out of the Dutch language), and English as a Second Language (ESL). The Robinsons married in 1965, had two children and

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Susannah Robinson retires from Bible Release program moved to Silverton in 1972. “We were looking for a Christian Reform Church in Salem. We talked to several teachers and they told us ‘if you want a good country school for your children, pick Silver Crest.’” She became a U.S. citizen in 1978. The couple managed their family-run Christmas tree farm in the Silverton hills for 37 years, naming it “Kaya Entabeni,” which means “home on the mountain” in Zulu. “For two years in a row, we were able to provide a tree to the capitol building in Salem. They cut it on the farm and transported it. We were there for the opening Susannah Robinson ceremony. It was a fun time,” she said. Their daughter, Elmarie, and son-in-law have been missionaries in Beirut, Lebanon, for the past four years. Their son, Stephen, lives in Silverton with his 14-yearold son, Blake. Like his father before him, Blake will graduate from Silver Crest School this month. Robinson beams with pride that she could teach her own grandson from Kindergarten through fifth grade. She said there are many pluses to teaching children at a young age. “We lay the foundation, and if they have that they can always go back to the Bible. We teach them the

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JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel Mount Angel Library, 290 Charles St. Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy 214. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton, 503-873-7633 Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Silverton Hospital, 342 Fairview St. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main, Silverton

Family Storytime

White Oak Gallery First Friday

10:30 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Stories, crafts, activities. All ages welcome. Free. 503-873-7633

6 - 8:30 p.m., White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St. June in Bloom featuring Gigi Black, Jens Ler Back, Hal Mathew. 503-399-9193

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

Family Game Day

First Friday in Silverton

Chickadees Storytime

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

Needle Craft Group

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Mt. Angel Library Activities

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

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1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free open art studio: painting, crafts, all art projects. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

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Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions

Noon, Third and High streets, Silverton. Every day except Sunday. 503-873-1320

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Free. 503-873-7633 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

Gordon House Tours

1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Sessions for $2/week. All skill levels. 503-873-2480

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

Sit & Be Fit

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

5:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Wednesday. $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093


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Evening Yoga

11 a.m. - noon, Silver Falls Library. Age 0 - 36 months. Free. Repeats Friday. 503-873-7633

Noon, 1, 2 p.m. Every day. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. 503-874-6006

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

Tuesday Mt. Angel Food Bank

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

Crafty Kids

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

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Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Compassionate Presence Sangha

7 – 8:30 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Mindful meditation, shared dialog. 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., Silverton. Group meets weekly to discuss tips, support those with eating problems. All welcome. 503-910-6862

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

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

Tai Chi

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

5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Zumba. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

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

Wednesday Silverton Business Group

8 a.m., Silverton Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Sponsored by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Network, hear speaker. Free. 503-873-5615

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Sunday Silverton Spiritual Life Community

Thursday, June 1 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Court Appointed Special Advocates recruitment, orientation. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Introduction to Meditation

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

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Writer’s share, critique writing projects. Repeats June 15. 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 those interested in community service. Repeats June 15. 503-873-7119

Friday, June 2 Silvertones Performance

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1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free Silvertones concert. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Duplo Day

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

Saturday Silverton Farmer’s Market

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

6 - 9 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 N Coolidge St., Silverton. Artists’ reception for outdoor-themed artwork. EArt continues on display during open hours through July 2. Megan, 503-779-3606

Scandinavian Dinner

6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Trinity Lutheran celebrates 125 years. $20 adults, $12 children 12 and under. Tickets at church office. 503-873-2635

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

Lunaria Gallery June Reception

Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton.

Saturday, June 3 Grange Breakfast

7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. Eat breakfast before hopping a shuttle to fish. $10 families, $5 person. Aaron Embree, 503-873-5393

Free Fish Day

8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Silverton Reservoir. Fishing poles, bait, hooks provided. Kiwanis provides free hot dogs, drinks. No cars or boats allowed at Reservoir. Bus shuttles from Roth’s, Dairy Queen, Silver Falls Library, Church of Nazarene, Silverton Grange.

Silver Falls Challenge

9 a.m., Silver Falls State Park. 5K, 6-mile run, kids 1,500-meter run. Day-of registration $30. Youth run 1,500 free, but must register. Free barbecue follows race. Admission to park is free. 503-874-0201

Galleries, Artists Studio Tour

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton. Galleries & Artists Studio Tour allows you to see area artists work in own studios. Artists without studios at Silverton Arts Association and White Oak. Artwork for sale. Repeats June 4. $5, good for both days, at silvertonarts. org or Silverton Arts Association, White Oak Gallery starting June 2.

Saturday Lunch

Noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Free community lunch, tours of church to celebrate 125 years. 503-873-2635

Tunnel to Towers Fundraiser

2 - 8 p.m., Burger Time, 450 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Portion of sales benefit Tunnel to Towers Foundation. 503-845-2438

Sunday, June 4 Organ Recital

11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Worship service featuring organist Karl Jurison. Free lunch with slideshow at 1 p.m. 503-873-2635

Monday, June 5 Ukulele Jamin’

3:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

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

Mt. Angel City Council

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

Tuesday, June 6 Red Cross Blood Drive

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Harcourts NW Oregon Realty Group, 119 N Water St., Silverton. Appointments: 503-873-8600,

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

Caregiver Connection

4 - 5:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Class for anyone who is over 60 and taking care of someone at home. Free. 503-845-6998

The Compassionate Friends

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

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Saturday, June 10 Silverton Garden Tour

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton. Tour eight gardens. $15 in advance, $20 day-of. Children 10 and under free. Tickets at, Silverton Farmers Market. Benefits Silverton Together and Silverton Garden Club. 503-873-0405

Frank Lloyd Wright Birthday

10 a.m. - noon, Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. Open House, selfguided tours. $5. Benefit concert featuring Kendalin from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets at 503-874-6006

JFK High Graduation 2 p.m., JFK High.

Actors/Improv Group

1 - 5 p.m., Scotts Mills Museum, 210 Grandview Ave. Suggested donation, $5. For tours, call Margaret, 503-873-6596

Mt. Angel School District

6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St. Open to public. 503-845-2345

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5303

Tuesday, June 13 Alzheimer’s Support Group

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7 p.m., Silverton High.

Friday, June 9 Silverton Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Networking venue. $12 Chamber members; $15 prospective members, those without reservation. 503-873-5615

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Thursday, June 15 Senior Day Trip

8:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Day trip to Oregon Olive Mill & Heirloom Roses Garden. $15, lunch is extra. 503-873-3093

3 - 11 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Featuring 120 handcrafted beers, ciders, mead from 60 breweries across the nation. Fire pits, live music, covered areas. Repeats noon - 11 p.m. June 18, noon - 6 p.m. June 19. Minors welcome noon - 5 p.m. June 17, all day June 18. One-day admission $15 threeday $30; VIP ticket $100.

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Improvisational games. No experience required. Adults, high school students. Repeats June 21. Ron, 503-873-8796

Silverton High Graduation

2 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free class for caregivers. 2 p.m. Dementia Seminar presented by Brookstone. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

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Monday, June 12

5 - 6 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 11 and older develop, enhance skills. Free. 503-873-7633

Caregivers Class

Noon, St. Edward’s Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Bridal fashion show and wedding needs. Speaker Shirley Mozena. Luncheon, $6.50. Reservations due June 13, Cathy, 503-999-2291.

Wednesday, June 7

Youth Improv

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Gardening with Dale Small. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

2 - 9 p.m., Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Silverton. Regional, local bands including Rock Band Academy, 2 -3 p.m.; The BasinBillies, 3 - 4 p.m.; The Oak Bottom Boys, 4 - 5 p.m.; The Crying Eyes, 5 - 6 p.m.; Eric Lovre Band, 6 - 7 p.m.; Goshwood, 7 - 8 p.m.; Hearts of Oak, 8 - 9 p.m. Master of Ceremonies is Roman Giberson of Blue City Diesel. Free entrance. Seven Brides Brewing, Creekside Grill, local food vendors.

Scotts Mills Museum Open

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Gardening Seminar

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Fischer Mill Music Fest

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Landscape lighting by Wes Kuenzi of Kuenzi Electric Inc. Guests welcome. Sandi, 503-873-5690

Gambling Prevention Program

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2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Alzheimer’s support group for spouses. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093 6 - 7:30 p.m.,Silver Falls Library. Beginner ukulele lesson followed by play and singalong time. Bring ukulele, Daily Ukulele music book, music stand. Some ukuleles available. Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by adult. Sponsored by Ukulele Fans of Oregon, Silver Falls Library. 503-873-8796

Silverton Planning Commission

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

Taizé Prayer

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

Tuesday, June 20 Garden Day Trip

8:45 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Trip to Japanese Garden & International Rose Test Garden. $18, lunch is extra. 503-873-3093

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. La’s Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. 503-897-8796

American Legion Post 7

7 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. All veterans welcome.

Wednesday, June 21 Summer Solstice Pints & Purls

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, invent a fishing tool. Free. All ages. 503-873-7633

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. Contact Kisdesigns on Facebook for information.

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“All in the Timing”

7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Brush Creek Players presents ‘All in the Timing.’ Adults $10. Seniors, children under 12 $8. Tickets available at door or Books-N-Time, Silverton. Repeats 7 p.m. June 17, 23, 24, 30, July 1; 2 p.m. June 18, 25, July 2. 503508-3682,

Saturday, June 17 Open House for Susannah Robinson 1 - 4 p.m., Chapel in the Hills, 111 SE Silver Falls Hwy., Silverton. Celebrating Susannah Robinson for her 40 years of volunteering with Bible Release Time Program for Silver Crest School. Open to public.

Sunday, June 18 Father’s Day Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. 66th annual Strawberry Festival. Crafts, music, food, beer garden, strawberry shortcake with ice cream. 503-873-5615

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9 - 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Legal advice with attorney Phil Kelley. 6 p.m. Unlocking Social Security. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Traveling Lantern Theater Company

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Traveling Lantern Theater Company presents interactive play “The Ribbles Build a Residence: The ABCs Architecture, Building and Construction.” Free. All ages. 503-873-7633

Saturday, June 24 Petal Pedal

7 a.m. - 6 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Day includes bike ride, three meals, wine, beer, live music. Register by June 22 for $99. Day-of $120. Benefits The Oregon Garden Foundation.

Pancake Breakfast

8 - 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Under 4 eat free. 503-873-3093

Sunday, June 25 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $5. 503-874-9575

Thursday, June 29 Summer Reading Performer

7 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park. Creature Feature with Steve Lattanzi. Free. All ages. 503-873-7633

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Arts & Entertainment

Two treats A visual arts studio tour and a music fest fill the first two weekends of Silverton’s June calendar.

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June 3-4 the Galleries & Artists Studio Tour spotlights local artists. Visitors can see artists at work in their studios or home, or in the Greenough room at the Silverton Arts Association building or White Oak Gallery. Works will be for sale with all the proceeds going to the artist. Organizers say welcoming the public into private studios gives them the opportunity to speak one-on-one with artists, learn about their medium, and appreciate the creativity and labor that goes into each piece. Tour passport and map, $5 per person, is available on the Silverton Arts Association website for pre-purchase: or at the SAA Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., and White Oak Gallery, 216 E. Main St. beginning June 2. Proceeds from the passports benefit the SAA. The rain-or-shine, self-

The 12 studios and three galleries provide a look at miniatures, glass, oils, acrylics, pastels, photography, mosaics, fiber and pique assiette. Artists are Ann Altman, Judy Sleavin, Margie Rieff, Darla Lynn, Joe Craig, Susie Newell, O.B. Bergin, Stephanie Jernstedt, Barbara FischerChase, Ulan Moore, Helen Bouchard and Linda Rauch. Participating galleries are Silverton’s Borland, Lunaria and White Oak. This is the SAA’s first studio tour. If successful they hope to make it an annual event. On June 10 Soundstream Music presents the Fischer’s Mill Music Fest 2017 at Silverton’s Old Mill Park Amphitheater. The free community event features seven bands, beer from Seven Brides Brewing, and food from ​Creekside Grill and other local vendors. Master of ceremonies will be Roman Giberson of Blue City Diesel. ​ he festival amphitheater sits on what T was once the foundation of the Fischer flour mill adjacent to Silver Creek. In

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Old Mill Amphitheater behind Silver Falls Library Saturday, June 10 Soundstream ​Rock Band Academy (Silverton) Classic and Modern Rock, 2-3 p.m. The Basinbillies (Vernonia) Thrashgrass Americana, 3-4 p.m. Painter Ulan Moore’s studio will be on the June 3-4 tour.

1898 the Fischer family bought the Oregon Milling Co. and in 1918 the Fischer Flour Mill was built. The mill closed in July 1932 and torn down in 1942. The remnants near the East Bank Park behind the library crumbled into the creek in 2011. Community volunteers led by Victor Madge constructed the amphitheater in 2016. All are welcome to bring a lawn blanket and enjoy the show.

The Oak Bottom Boys (Portland) Bluegrass, 4-5 p.m. The Crying Eyes (Silverton) Alt Rock, 5-6 p.m. Eric Lovre Band (Salem) Rock, 6-7 p.m.

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Safe practices outlined for debris burns Now is the time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat. Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal urge you to consider chipping or recycling yard debris. If burning is the only option, follow safe burning practices. Escaped debris burns are the leading human cause of wildfire in Oregon, particularly in the spring and fall when people think it is safe and permissible to burn. In 2016, backyard debris burns that escaped control resulted in 143 wildfires burning 145 acres at a cost of nearly $225,000 to suppress. Follow these simple safety tips: Call before you burn -- Regulations are not the same in all areas and can vary with weather and fuel conditions. Check with your local ODF district, fire protective association, or air protection authority to learn if there are any current burning restrictions and if a permit is required. Know the weather forecast -- Never burn on dry or windy days.

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Clear a 10-foot radius around the pile -No branches or power lines above. Keep your burn pile small -- 4x4 feet piles are recommended. Add debris in small amounts. Always have water and fire tools on site -- Have a charged water hose, bucket of water, and shovel and dirt nearby to extinguish the fire. Drown the pile, stir the coals, drown again, until fire is dead out. Stay with the fire until it is completely out -- Monitoring continually from start to finish is required by state law. Go back and recheck old burn piles. They can retain heat for weeks and rekindle when the weather warms and wind begins to blow. Never use gasoline or other accelerants to start or increase an open fire. Every year, 10 to 15 percent of burn injuries are the result of backyard debris burning. More tips on wildfire prevention, including campfire safety, use of motorized equipment, and fire-resistant landscaping can be found on Keep Oregon Green’s website,

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Lawrence Emil Bochsler Lawrence Emil Bochsler passed away peacefully at the age of 87. Lawrence (Larry) was born in Mount Angel, Ore. to Charles and Francis Bochsler, the youngest of six children. He lived his entire life in the Silverton-Salem area, except for a brief time in Georgia during his Army service. He owned a farm in Silverton for many years. Lawrence worked and retired as a surveyor for the Marion County Highway Department. One of his greatest joys was to take a drive on the roads in the county and recount the turns, grades and bridges he surveyed as the roads were built.

Oct. 31, 1929 – May 19, 2017 He enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his siblings – one sister and four brothers, and one grandson.

Lawrence is survived by his four children: Dan (Linda), Bernie (Regina), Susan (Brian) and Sally. He has five grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. The family would like to thank Davenport Place who cared for him the last three years and Serenity Hospice. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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Going out on top Kennedy High senior Bishop Mitchell put his personal stamp on the Class 2A state track and field championships at Hayward Field in Eugene.

JFK senior Bishop Mitchell wins three events at state meet Ackermann (tied for 6th, 6-2). Also participating were Ackermann in the discus (ninth), Hosea Catterall (10th in 1,500), Ben Willis (10th, shot put) and Colin Walker (12th, javelin).

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Mitchell won three events – the 200, the long jump and the triple jump – and finished second in the 100 by an incredibly narrow margin. He was named 2A male athlete of the team and his 38 team points is the most in Kennedy history. The Trojans finished with 47 points to finish fourth as a team. It was the highest finish for the Kennedy boys since the 2010 squad took third. On day one Mitchell won the long with a leap of 22-5.5, tying the state meet record while also qualifying in the 100 and the 200. On day two Mitchell took second to Colin Koenig of Delphian in the 100. Both athletes were officially timed in 10.98 and officials had to go to the thousands column to unknot it, with Koenig at 10.972 and Mitchell at 10.978. Both athletes fell to the track while straining to reach the finish line first, with Mitchell receiving a deep gash in his arm from a spike. Just 30 minutes later Mitchell won the triple jump in 43-0.25, scurrying away from that event to win the 200 in 22.53. Mitchell’s 100 and 200 times broke his own school records. Also scoring points for the Kennedy boys were Brandon Rendon (4th in the 400, 53.89) and Jeremy Kliewer (7th, shot put

43-4.75) and the 4x100 relay team of Nick Perez, Rednon, Anthony Garcia and Christian Reyes, which ran 46.57 for sixth place. Distance runners Kaylin Cantu and Alejandra Lopez led the Kennedy girls to a ninth-place finish, extending the Trojans’ streak of top 10 finishes to seven years. Cantu was second in the 1,500 in a personal best 4:54.89 and took third in the 3,000 in 10:39.94, a PR and the second-best time in school history. Lopez, meanwhile, was fourth in the 1,500 (5:01.97) and the 3,000 (10:42.04). Lopez, a sophomore, improved her 3,000 time by 30 seconds in her final three meets of the season. Also scoring for the Kennedy girls was Abby Frey (7th, javelin, 98-7), while Alyssa Ecklund took 10th in the pole vault. Brock Rogers, meanwhile, led the way for Silverton in the Class 5A meet. Rogers won the 110 hurdles and took third in the 100 meters to lead the Foxes to a 12th-place finish. Rogers won the hurdles in 14.47, setting a new personal best and a Silverton school record. Rogers ran 11.02 in the 100. Rogers accounted for 16 of the Foxes’ 23.5 boys team points. Also scoring for the Foxes’ boys squad were high jumpers Coleton Myers (4th, 6-3) and Shon

Tuesday that she will play college softball at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. The Kennedy baseball team, meanwhile, lost 11-4 against the Sherman-ArlingtonCondon team and ended its season 18-7.

The Foxes’ girls squad, meanwhile, scored 24 points and tied with Thurston for ninth.

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Leading the way were the 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads, which finished fourth and sixth, respectively.

Tennis: The Silverton doubles team of Clay Martinson and Dillon Fogarty finished second at the MidWillamette district meet and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state tournament before falling to the thirdseeded team of Natahn Liu and Jeff Wang of Crescent Valley. Martinson and Fogarty had a lot of help along the way. The Foxes, under coach Dan Miller, finished 12-3 overall and second in the Mid-Willamette with an 11-3 dual match record. Key contributors, Miller said, were the senior class of Fogarty, Cole Visser, Marcus Hemshorn, Zach Zenchenko, Koby Howell, Adam Bischoff, Jonathan Reyna, juniors Martinson, Sam Rosenblad and Ryan Ferry and freshman Isaac Milner.

Running on the short relay were Madi Arrington, Desiree Sinn, Paige Alexander and Katie Sinn, who finished in 49.78. Running on the long relay were Addie Schmitz, Samantha Sinn, Jori Paradis and Desiree Sinn, who clocked 4:09.93. Paradis also finished sixth in the 800 (2:23.22) and seventh in the 1,500) 4:57.48) for the Foxes girls, who also won the Mid-Willamette district competition. Others scoring points were Savannah Reilly (5th, high jump, 5-3), Christine Bjerremand (6th, triple jump, 35-2.75) and Desiree Sinn (6th, 400, 1:00.55). In addition, Arrington was 12th in the 100 meters. Baseball and softball: The Kennedy and Silverton softball teams both have advanced to the quarterfinals in their respective classes. Top-ranked Kennedy downed Gaston 15-2 on May 24 in Class 2A-1A, while the No. 5 Foxes moved on in Class 5A with a 9-0 win vs. Sandy on a six-hit shutout by ace Alex Molloy, Alex Molloy who announced

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Golf: Foxes senior Connor Jensen qualified for the Class 5A state tournament by finishing fifth in the district meet with a 27-hole score of 123. Jensen was 41st in the state tournament with a 36-hole score of 188. Both tournaments were hosted by Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks. Roth in Asia: Former Foxes hoop standout Sam Roth is in Asia as a member of the USA Eagles basketball team that will play games against university, club and provincial teams as well as conduct camps. Roth, a 6-3 guard who helped lead Silverton to the 2015 Class 5A state title, just finished his freshman year at Northwest Nazarene University, where he Have a home to rent? Call are us! redshirted. Ten colleges and universities

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represented on the 12-man roster, which includes Dylan Brink, Roth’s Northwest Nazarene teammate. The tour touched down in Asia May 14 and returns to the U.S. on June 4.

Anderson in regionals: Former Silverton runner Morgan Anderson is competing in the NCAA track and field regionals in Austin, Texas. Anderson, a senior from Scotts Mills, finished 10th in the 1,500 at the Pac-12 championships. She also is running the 5,000 at the regionals. Fun run: Nearly 225 runners and walkers participated in the May 13 Legacy Silverton Fun Run. Dylan Cudd, 16, of Stayton, won the 5K event in 19:03, 16 seconds ahead of Daniel Rofeity, 18, of Silverton. Abigail Swain, 15, of Salem, was the top female finisher in 21:17, good for seventh overall. Grady Orton, 9, of Salem won the kids’ mile in 9:15, followed by Fabian Cruz, 9, of Silverton in 9:31. Naia Gigeria, 10, was the top female finisher, taking seventh in 10:24. Middle school track: Five Silverton Middle School athletes won events in the

Mid-Valley track and field championships held May 11 at Philomath High School. Meghan Russell won the 200 (27.24), while teammate Amanda Dahlquist won the shot put (36-9), Reegan Buchheit took the javelin (94-1), Truitt Reilly won the high jump (4-6) and Kirstein Kuenzi was first in the long jump (14-2). The top boys finishers were Carter Gauvin (2nd, 1,500, 4:53.83) and Troy Santana (2nd, shot put, 36-5). Finishing second for the girls were Audrey Dunn (400, 1:07.01), Jasmine Carlin (javelin, 86-11) and two relay squads. The 4x100 team of Oriana Farrell, Reilly Chloe Fisher and Russell finished second in 56.11, while the 4x400 quartet of Dunn, Johanna Otter, Elayne Short and Reilly, took second in 4:34.33. The Silverton athletes moved on to the Meet of Champions at Corvallis High which was held after Our Town’s presstime. See the June 15 Our Town for results. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@gmail. com. Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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Coaching whirlwind By James Day There has been a flurry of sports activity at Silverton High in the past few weeks. And it’s not limited to the district and state competition going on in eight sports. The Foxes have been hard at work hiring new coaches in football, boys basketball and boys soccer. Here are the changes:

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extremely thankful for what coach Mannion set in place. He knew how to do it right, but I bring a lot to the table as well.” “I love him to death,” said SHS athletic director Wade Lockett, who will be the principal this fall. “He’s great for the kids, he’s great for the sport. It will be great to see that youthful energy during the season.”

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Football John Mannion moves on to a new school in Beaverton after seven successful seasons at Silverton that included a 57-20 record and three trips to the Class 5A semifinals. The Foxes have hired Josh Craig, an Oregon State University graduate, who is in his third year teaching English at the high school. He led the freshmen football team to an undefeated season last fall and was on the sidelines with Mannion and his other assistants on Friday nights. “Bringing a fun, positive energy to the situation is really important,” Craig said. “Don’t focus on anything that won’t make you a better team or a better coach. I’m

Jamie McCarty, who led Stayton High to the Class 4A finals in 2007, has taken over for Steve Roth, who led the Foxes to the 2015 Class 5A title. McCarty left coaching after that 2007 season and went into administration. He serves in the Silver Falls School District as principal for Victor Point and Evergreen. “I knew at some point I would get back into it,” McCarty said. “It was really tough to give it up back in 2007, but I had a 7-year-old and a 3-year-old and I really wanted to put all I had into raising them and our family. Now my 7-year-old will be a senior and my 3-year-old with be an eighth-grader.

That senior is Brooke McCarty, the point guard for Silverton girls squads that have made back-to-back appearances in the state Class 5A championship game, winning it all in a 28-0 season in 2016. “The passion for coaching basketball and teaching young men how to become better people has never left. Timing is everything, and the Silverton job opened. It was really my family that encouraged me to apply. Once I had their support and the district’s support I was all in on pursuing becoming a head coach again.” “Steve Roth is an amazing coach and replacing him is a tall order,” Lockett said, “but Jamie is a known commodity. We know what we’re going to get with Jamie – tough, disciplined, hard worker. There will be no ‘who is this guy period’? He’s ready to hit the ground running and serve kids really well.”

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master’s degree at Oregon State University and coach at Crescent Valley. Derek McElfresh, who already serves multiple roles for the district and high school, is adding boys soccer coach to his list. McElfresh has spent 11 years at the high school and coached the Foxes’ girls squad from 2006-08. He serves as district assessment and communications coordinator, manages web and Facebook operations and supervises the yearbook. The timing was important for McElfresh. He is just about to finish his master’s in creative writing at Seton Hall University. “Last year the team saw some great successes and we’d like to build on that despite losing some key players to graduation,” McElfresh said. “I’d like the program to be known for an exceptional work ethic both on and off the field – that we’ll develop student-athletes who give everything they’ve got to the game and then do the same thing in the classroom the next day.”

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Take a tour of the Hammer ‘N’ Ale Trail North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity is once again teaming up with local pubs and breweries for The House That Beer Built passport. In its first year the program raised more than $20,000 to help build homes families could afford. This year the organization’s goal is to raise $50,000. The map that accompanies the passport guides travelers through the eastern Willamette Valley to 25 breweries and pubs where they receive one free pint of beer or cider when they show their passport. Passports cost $25. The participating businesses donate the pints so all the proceeds go to Habitat.  Passports, valid June 1 - Aug. 31, are available at Online purchase provides a ticket that can be redeemed for the passport at Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N. First St., Silverton. Passports also will be available at The Oregon Garden Brewfest June 16 - 18. The local Habitat chapter plans to start its 45th home – this one in Silverton – the end of June. It will be for Kimberly Betker and her son Shawn. They currently rent a room in a trailer. She works for Speedco Truck Lube and Tires in Aurora. If all goes as planned, their new Silverton home will be ready for them this time next year. Betker said this home will mean “Stability for me and my son. It is a huge blessing. To be able to have something that is mine, something that I worked for and that I can offer my son is amazing.” Not including land cost, the construction of a Habitat home runs about $60,000. The

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“The camaraderie of building as a team, the satisfaction of helping turn bare land into a family home, the skills developed during a build, and the joy of watching the family receive the keys to their very own home is an extremely rewarding experience,” NWV Habitat Development Director Michele Finicle said. Families selected for a Habitat home must put in at least 500 hours of “sweat equity” or volunteer time. The family does not receive the home for free. It is sold to them at a reduced cost so that the mortgage payment including taxes and insurance is under 30 percent of their income. 


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“The family’s mortgage payment goes back into building homes for future family home builds so we can continue and advance our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” Finicle explained. NWV Habitat is the pioneer for The House That Beer Built passport. Other branches have reached out for advice on how to implement the program. “One of our area’s biggest assets in our rich beer history. We are also known for our community spirit... It only made sense to combine the two in the Hammer N’ Ale and Trail,” she said.

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The happiest places I know If you want to see happy people I can think of no better place to go than a graduation. Graduations are all about happy. Whether they celebrate a child’s “survival” of kindergarten, eighth grade, high school or college, every graduation is one big happy event.

So often we hear about the worst in people. A scan of Facebook – which will ultimately destroy all civilization with its fake news and fake people – shows me more vitriol than I could ever imagine. People bad mouth politicians, celebrities, strangers – whoever is unfortunate enough to come onto their radar. Looking at Facebook is like looking at the rear end of mankind.

Whether the student was valedictorian or barely squeaked through with a D-minus average, everyone is happy to see him, or her, walk across that stage and collect a diploma. No matter what the commencement speaker pontificated on, it doesn’t matter. They could have read from the directions for microwaving a burrito and the students would be been fine with it. A stroll around after the ceremony will reveal one Norman Rockwell moment after another – the students surrounded by various combinations of siblings, moms, dads, grandparents, friends, maybe an aunt or uncle or two. What could be better? I’ve been to a few graduations, mainly for our boys. But I recently attended a special graduation, one that I thought I would never see. My wife received her master’s degree in counseling. That moment, when she walked across the stage, was the culmination of years of work, and I couldn’t have been more proud.

I used to think I worked hard, but I’m a complete slacker compared to her. Not only did she have to go to a massive number of classes and do a massive number of research papers – I reckon about a million – but she also interned for a year at the Union Gospel Mission locations in Portland and Beaverton, counseling the folks who live there. I quit counting the number of late nights, the hours of studying. To me, it was a blur of effort by someone who felt called to help people. After the graduation, she walked across the foyer of the auditorium and – I’m not making this up – her feet didn’t touch the ground. Her classmates’ feet didn’t touch the ground, either. The scene was one big fur ball of happiness.




Then I go to a graduation, which is a celebration of success, knowledge, perseverance, hard work and character. And I see students, no matter the age, who did it, who ran the race and succeeded. And their parents are happy, their siblings and friends are happy – even their broken down old husbands are happy. This is graduation season. Colleges, high schools and other institutions of learning are affixing their imprimatur on the latest battalions of graduates. They, in turn, will descend on the world and proceed to make it a more civil, educated and better world. They will take their places beside the rest of us, who will be rooting for them every inch of the way. It is a special time, for special people who have accomplished special things. They have achieved an education that no one or no thing will ever take away from them. And they have found a happy place like no other.

We’d like to thank all our runners, walkers, sponsors, volunteers and staff for helping the Fun Run remain one of Silverton’s outstanding celebrations of health, fun and community spirit. Here are the results of the 34th Annual Silverton Health Fun Run, held May 13.

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5K Male 1st – Dylan Cudd

5K Female 1st – Abigail Swain

1 Mile Male (10 and under) 1st – Grady Orton 2nd – Fabian Cruz 3rd – Levi Schurter

1 Mile Female (10 and under) 1st – Naia Gigena 2nd – Kailea Buckley 3rd – Chloe Koster

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#T2398 laRge CoRneR loT $225,000 Historically a rental!! May work for first time buyer. Large lot on corner. Pellet stove in Living Room. Dishwasher is brand new. Move in ready!! Call Marcia at ext. 318 (WVMLS 718138)


SILVE TOW Wonderfully vintage 1950’s home in the heart of downIN TOWNWOODBURN town. Dual fireplaces, Wood floors throughout, original KEIZER woodwork, built-ins. Both bathrooms have been upCOUNTRY/ACR BARELAND/LOTS HU dated with marble tile and marble counter tops, new CO New paint inside and out, refinished wood TOWN fixtures. floors, new roof, furnace, hot water heater and heat

#T2394 on Mill CReek $465,000 TURNER PROPERTY ON MILL CREEK! This huge lot has water frontage and water rights to Mill Creek. Custom home was built in 2007 with attention to detail. High open beam vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, granite counter tops, maple floors, knotty alder doors, upgraded plumbing fixtures. Gas Forced air and A/C, city utilities and has 3 bay garage. Call Michael at ext. 314 (WVMLS 717102)

neW-#T2397 WondeRFUllY MainTained


4 BR, 2 BA 2163 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $389,000 (WVMLS#717815) neW-#T2398 laRge CoRneR loT 3 BR, 1 BA 1346 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $225,000 (WVMLS#718138) neW-#T2399 ReadY FoR dReaM HoMe .34 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $79,900 (WVMLS#718207) neW-#T2400 VINTAGE 1950’s HOME 2 BR, 2 BA, 1760 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $348,700 (WVMLS#718215)




#T2265 2.13 UndeVeloPed aCReS 2.13 acre lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $199,000 (WVMLS#698462) #T2338 SilVeRTon PaRCeL Buildable 6,365 sqft Lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 (WVMLS#709283)

#T2233 2 aCRe loT 2 acres Call Chuck at


ext. 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008)

#T2383 WaTeRFRonT PRoPeRTY 1.10 acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000 (WVMLS#715865)


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

neW-#T2399 ReadY FoR dReaM HoMe




#T2311 HoWell PRaiRie FaRM 3 BR, 2 BA 1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $538,750 (WVMLS#706154) #T2341 2 HoMeS on 2 aCReS 3 BR, 2 BA 1367 sqft. 2.630 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900 (WVMLS#709561) #T2354 3 HoMe inVeSTMenT PRoPeRTY 4 BR, 3 BA 1776 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000 (WVMLS#711358)


neW-#T2381 gReaT inVeSTMenT 4 BR, 2 BA 1224 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $230,000


WVMLS# 718215)


#T2265 2.13 UndeVeloPedCOMMERCIAL/INDUSTRI aCReS 2.13 acre OTHER COMMUNITIES lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $199,000



#T2311 HoWell PRaiRie FaRM 3 BR, 2 BA 1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $538,750 (WVMLS#706154)

STAYT AUMSVIL F WOODBURN LAN #T2391 gReaT dUPleX 6 BR, 5 BA 2800sqft Call TO HUBBARD Chuck at ext. 325 $538,750 (WVMLS#716730) BARELA #T2393 gReaT keiZeR HoUSe 3BR, leVel 3 BR, 2 BA, 1222 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $205,700 (WVMLS#716276)


1BA 1040 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $205,500


#T2233 2 aCRe loT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008) #T2389 laRge HoMe in QUieT neigHBoRHood 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2470sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $278,900





.34IN Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION #T2316 PRiVaTe & SeClUded 4 BR, 4 BA 322 $79,900 (WVMLS#718207) 82.000 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $799,000


4 BR, 2 BA 1888 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $249,900 (WVMLS#715349)



pump. Ready to move into! Live in the heart of Historic AUMSVILLE/TURNER STAYTON/SUBLIMITY Downtown Silverton! Call Meredith at ext. 324 or WOODBURN TOWN Ryan at ext. 322. ( LAND/ACREAGE


#T2316 PRiVaTe & SeClUded 4 BR, 4 BA 82.000 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $799,000 (WVMLS#706727) neW-#T2380 SilVeRTon dUPleX




#T2377 oUTSTanding CoMMeRCial loCaTion 4444 sqft Call Mason at ext. 303

$299,900 (WVMLS#715616)





neW-#T2396 ManY UPgRadeS

2 BR, 1 BA, 1096 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $233,700 (WVMLS#717811)






inVeSTMenT PRoPeRTY 3 BR, 1 BA LAND/ACREAGE 1210 sqft. Call Mary at ext. 320 $400,000


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