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Marketplace.......................21 A Grin At The End...........23 On the cover Angie Lindstedt leads a round of roller derby.


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Moms get a little ‘me time’ in roller derby action

By Melissa Wagoner Four local mothers have discovered the key to parenting might be found in an unexpected place – the roller derby rink. “It’s important for me to do something for myself and something that I like to do,” 38-year-old Silverton resident Angie Lindstedt explained. Lindstedt became interested in roller derby in her early twenties while living in Portland. “When Rose City started I was like, ‘I’m going to do that one day.’ Then life happened and I didn’t actually join until I was old,” she laughed. Lindstedt, who works as a hospice nurse and is also a certified midwife, joined a team in Salem in 2011 and immediately found comradery in fellow skater, 28-year-old Scotts Mills resident, Gina Olson. “We would have never met without derby,” Lindstedt said. “I think the best thing that’s come from derby are the

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almost no other sport, and then there are the derby names.

shoulders and concussions, a fact skater Brianna Wolterman knows all too well. A Silverton resident, 29-yearold Wolterman, recently received a concussion in a match and had to take five weeks off, missing several important bouts.

“We didn’t choose our real names, but we get to pick our derby names,” Lindstedt said. Her derby name, Cervix-a-Lot, is a tribute to her midwifery career. Olson’s name, Slam Elliott, is a tribute to a favorite actor and Pickner, who hasn’t yet chosen a name, feels like it is hard choice.

“I was really bummed to miss them,” she said. “But, I was reminded over and over by friends that my brain is important – it really is – and that I’m in it for the long haul, not just for two weekends that are a blip on the radar when it comes to this sport I love.”

“People have some really cool names,” Pickner chuckled.    Derby is not all fun and games however, and skating at top speed around a concrete arena can take its toll on bodies. Safety is a constant concern. Both teams are suited up in elbow and knee pads and helmets, and there is an extensive training process, still players know that injuries are always a part of the game. “At times it’s kind of intimidating – the injury element,” Pickner said. “It’s motivating me that if I don’t practice this and get this strong it’s going to hurt me

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Apart from the risk of injury, being a derby skater also requires a big commitment of time away from children and spouses. Lindstedt, a co-captain of her team, Thrill Kill Kittens, estimates she spends around 10 hours per week either in practice or in derby related duties.

later. It’s a workout.”

“It’s cooler than the gym, I’ll tell you that,” Lindstedt said.

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their two boys, Jack who is five and Harry who is three, has been an adjustment. “We’ve had our struggles in learning to balance the time I’m away,” she said. “I went from being home 100 percent to being gone three nights a week. That’s an adjustment for any family. But, Paul loves the community too and the person I’ve become. We have really figured out the balance.” Pickner thinks the time away actually makes her a better parent and role model for her two children; Sage, age 10, and Willow, 8. “Willow is pretty proud that her mom is a part of something,” Pickner said. “I think for the last few years my identity has been wrapped up in motherhood and community and I think my daughter sees that and has some pride. I appreciate being an athletic model for my child. “I grew up doing sports but my children don’t know that side of me. I get to model that for my children and I’m really excited.”

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Home sweet home By Nancy Jennings Never say never. Matt Barker, 38, never thought he would be mowing the same lawn he tended as a teenager. He laughs at the irony. “My first job when I was 14 was here mowing the lawns – and I’m still mowing the lawns.” Now Barker handles much more than just the lawns at Silverton’s Silver Spur RV Park, which was once a saw mill. He and his wife, Jamie, 39, co-manage the 134-site RV Park, which opened in 2002. Matt is also on the Silverton Chamber of Commerce Board and is part of the city’s Tourism Council.

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Silver Spur RV Park 12622 Silverton Road NE, Silverton Email: 866-854-7785 grounds include a “catch and release” fish pond stocked with trout, bass, blue gill and crappie. Fish food pellets can be purchased in the lodge. For the furry residents, a fenced off-leash dog exercise area provides a safe place to frolic.

Married for 17 years and residents there themselves, the Barkers live in a house onsite and have three children, ages 15, 13 and 11.

Residents and visitors alike can feel welcoming touches as they walk through the front door of the lodge. Large woodcarved wildlife figures greet them from every vantage point. A bookshelf holds a hefty variety of paperbacks. An oldfashioned popcorn maker provides all-day snacking, which becomes especially handy during their “movies on the lawn” event during summer months.

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takes place every summer in the dining hall. There is no shortage of social activities yearround. The Barkers host a Harvest Dinner at the park to celebrate Thanksgiving, and a “Christmas at the Lodge Dinner” as well. F

of nature’s beauty are here to enjoy as you’re walking around,” Matt said.

or a $5fee, a shuttle service transports residents for round-trip excursions to local events.

“You get to know everyone here and you love them,” Jamie said.

“Our lodge is one of the neatest parts of the whole property. It’s over 7000 square feet. We have nice meeting spaces for families and travel groups, a full kitchen, meal service on weekends, a game room upstairs, laundry facilities, a little country store, and a great room with a fireplace,” Matt said. Venturing onto the grounds, one notices neatly manicured landscaping, courtesy of Matt. Resident volunteers pitch in on the upkeep. “We tried to make it a ‘park’ in the essence of the word where trees, flowers and things

The residents run the gamut in ages, marital status and backgrounds. One man returns every summer from Florida to visit family.

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Cuban adventure By Steve Ritchie It was 9 a.m. on a Monday morning in early February. We were God knows where, bouncing around the pot-holed back roads of Cuba in the second rear seat of a 1948 Plymouth sedan packed with nine people and all our bags.

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Needless to say, this was no tour group. The older, long-haired Frenchman in front of me was drinking rum and coke, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes, and treating all of us to his renditions of ‘70s rock anthems. Coming off a bout of food poisoning, I was struggling to keep my equilibrium. His singing was not helping. Finishing up Here I Am, On the Road Again, he turned around and gave me a toothy, lopsided grin. “It’s your lucky day, my friend,” he shouted over the considerable din of the ancient engine. “You have beautiful women on both sides,” referring to my wife, Susan, on my left and the young Danish woman on my right.

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A land old, new, and changing

Stilt walkers and street musicians add to the colorfulness of Old Havana

Marxist state with an anemic economy to a more contemporary society with greater economic freedom and opportunities. With its thousands of ‘50s era American cars cruising around and its stunning colonial architecture, Havana has been described as a “living car museum” and as “frozen in time.”

Housed in a former cooking oil factory in an aging, industrial part of the city, we found several live music stages, various cocktail bars and food vendors, visual art exhibitions, multi-media projects and fashion shows. There were hundreds of people enjoying the scene until the wee hours on the week night we were there.

That sense of a time warp is real, but like an aging actress of great beauty, Havana is taking on a new role to play, one that highlights its fascinating past while beginning to embrace an exciting but uncertain future.

Havana ranks in my list of great cities for walking. Near-perfect weather, very little crime, friendly people, and a constant collage of visual treats make Havana a great place for walkers. Signage is spotty, but residents are usually willing to point you in the right direction.

One night during our week in Havana, we went to a popular night spot that gave us a glimpse of how things are changing for Cubans. Fabrica de Arte Cubano is a kind of fusion of an arts and cultural center and a nightclub, something you might expect to find in Berlin or London.

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Habana Vieja (Old Havana), with its large, romantic plazas and tourist-friendly narrow cobblestone streets, is a must-see for any traveler. As I stood on the edge of the Plaza de Armas, where the city was founded in 1519, looking out to

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Havana Bay, I could easily picture Spanish galleons sailing into the harbor. It is that kind of special place where the distant past readily comes into focus. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Old Havana boasts nearly 1,000 buildings of historical significance, many of which have been meticulously restored. The predominantly neoclassical and baroque architecture, with art deco touches everywhere, is a pleasing eclectic mix. The restoration of Old Havana has taken place largely through the use of a tourism fund which gets a large share of the profits from state-run, previouslyrestored restaurants, hotels and boutiques in the area. Wandering the streets of Old Havana makes it easy to see why Cuba attracts three million visitors a year from all over the world. Another great spot for walking, or an early morning run, is the Malecon which runs alongside the sea wall for five miles from Old Havana to the Vedado neighborhood. We walked most of it one

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afternoon, pausing to take in views of the walled fortress across the bay and watch fishermen cast their lines. Reports of crime in Cuba are rare. Guns are illegal and jail sentences harsh. We walked in different districts of the city at

all hours of the day and night, and had no problems. The only time we felt vaguely threatened was when we were looking for a restaurant and asked directions from a security guard with a thick Russian accent who was outside an exclusive looking nightclub. We did not linger.

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The absence of crime is especially fortunate because American tourists are also not able to use credit cards or access ATMs in Cuba. Banking restrictions related to the ongoing U.S. embargo mean visitors can’t withdraw money from their accounts once they are in Cuba. Carrying around a lot of cash can be annoying, but there is little risk of being robbed.

A collectivo, or collective taxi, it was a reasonably-priced way to get back to Havana in case we needed further medical care (but we didn’t).

Cuba does have its shortcomings, though, and independent travel here can be more challenging than in, say, Europe. Shortages are common, and basic household supplies like soap and toilet paper were hard for us to find. We tried to buy a watch for days, but could not find any for sale. At a music venue in the rural town of Vinales on a Saturday night, the beer was gone way before the band stopped playing.

To those considering Cuba as a destination, I suggest going. President Trump has made it harder for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba, but it appears to still be possible. You won’t be able to go as a “tourist,” but there are approved reasons to travel there, including humanitarian, religious, person-to-person, education, etc. You will likely have to have some documentation to establish the validity of your trip.

It was also in Vinales that we both got sick from food poisoning. We needed medical assistance and went to the local clinic, which was the most primitive

Along the way, we met people who also had some amazing adventures in Cuba. My only regret was not being able to see more of this fascinating country and experience its unique culture and friendly people.

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9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. Discount for members $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093

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Evening Yoga

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

AA Meetings

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

Tuesdays Zumba

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

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

Wednesdays Silverton Business Group

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

Mount Angel Library Activities

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

Chickadees Storytime

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Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

10 a.m., Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952

Saturday Lunch

Noon - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St. Free. 503-873-2635

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

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

Free Dinner

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

Thursdays Baby Birds Storytime

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Compassionate Presence Sangha

7 – 8:30 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St. Mindful meditation, shared dialog. All spiritual traditions. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

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11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Family game day for families with children of all ages. Free. 503-873-7633

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

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

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

8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093 9 a.m. & 5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093

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Silverton Toastmasters

7:30 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-873-4198 9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton. All welcome. Sandy, 503-871-3729

Silvertones Community Chorus

10 - 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St., Silverton. Four-part harmony of old, new favorites, seasonal and patriotic pieces. Tomi, 503-873-2033

Duplo Day

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

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Monday, July 3 July 3rd Celebration

9 a.m., The Oregon Garden. Day-long event features yoga classes, family activities, geocaching, live music, fireworks. Admission until 6 p.m. is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $9 students 12 - 17, $6 children 5 - 11. Free for children 4 and under, Oregon Garden members, Silverton residents. After 6 p.m., free admission with suggested $5 donation to cover fireworks cost. Onsite parking is $5 after 6 p.m.; free shuttle from Silverton Roth’s. Refreshments available. Fireworks at 10 p.m. No pets. For listing of events, visit

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

Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day Mount Angel Fourth of July

11 a.m., downtown Mount Angel. Fourth of July parade. 8:30 p.m. JFK High. Marion County Citizens Band performs. Food, beverages for sale. Root beer floats. Fireworks around 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 5 Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Improvisational games. No experience required. Adults, high school students. Repeats July 19. Ron, 503-873-8796

Thursday, July 6 CASA Recruitment

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

Summer Reading Performer

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Juggling with Henri Bothe. July 13: Comedy with Michael O’Neill. All ages. Free. 503-873-7633

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats July 20. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Silverton Lions Club

7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Open to everyone interested in service to community. Repeats July 20. 503-873-7119

Friday, July 7 Physique Explored Opening Reception

6 - 9 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Artists’ reception for show exploring beauty of human form. Exhibit open through July 30. Megan, 503-779-3606

First Friday in Silverton

7 – 9 p.m. Explore the historic downtown, have dinner, shop, browse galleries,

First Friday Music

7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Cellist Katherine Parks, pianist Christopher Wicks, White Oak String Quartet, play music by Lalo, Wicks, Beethoven, Brahms. Free-will offering.

Saturday, July 8 Quilt Show Day Trip

7 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Day trip to Sisters Quilt Show. $45, doesn’t include lunch. 503-873-3093

Historic Silver Falls Day

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silver Falls State Park. Antique logging tools, horse logging demos, storytelling, games, live music, historical displays. Miniature canoe race to celebrate Al Faussett’s 1928 canoe trip over the South Falls. Event schedule at $5 parking fee. Also July 9. 503-581-4155

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Saint Benedict Festival

Noon - 4 p.m., Mt. Angel Abbey, One Abbey Dr. Celebration of monastic culture. Tours, beer from Benedictine Brewery, liturgy, live music, auction, farm-to-fork picnic lunch, Bocce, Croquet. 21 and older. Tickets, $50, at 503-845-3066

Monday, July 10 Mount Angel School District

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

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Saluting Our Veterans

Noon, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. Speakers veteran Jack Hande, Pam Pingle. Soloist Bob Shike. Luncheon, $6.50; reservations due by July 11: Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by Mt Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection, Stonecroft Ministries.

Sports Physical Clinic

6 - 8 p.m., Silverton High. Open to students in Silver Falls and Molunt Angel school districts who need a sports physical for 2017-18 school year. $25 donation to Silver Fox Foundation. Examination form at eligibility-forms.

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6 p.m., 3 Ten Water, 310 Water St., Silverton. Order off menu; dutch treat. 503-873-3093

1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bring quilt projects to share, work on. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Summer Reading

3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Library. Today: Okaikja Afroso, singing, dancing, stories. July 18: Henrik Bothe, juggling. July 25: Michael O’Neill, juggling. Free. All ages. 503-845-6401

Ukulele Jams

6 - 7:30 p.m.,Silver Falls Library. Ukulele lesson, play and sing-along time. Bring ukulele, Daily Ukulele music book. Some ukuleles available. Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by adult. Sponsored by Ukulele Fans of Oregon, Silver Falls Library. 503-873-8796

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

Silverton Planning Commission

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

Logger Forum

7 - 9 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Oregon Small Woodlands Association hosts Logger Forum, moderated panel discussion. Entrance to Garden, parking free.

Wednesday, July 12 Gardening Seminar

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

Thursday, July 13 Timberline Lodge Trip

8:45 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Lunch at Timberline Lodge. Transportation $42; lunch is extra. 503-873-3093

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7 p.m., Silverton Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1307 S Water St. All welcome. Norm, 503-874-8101

Movies in the Garden

7 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Today: Independence Day (PG-13). July 20: The Notebook (PG-13). July 27: Field of Dreams (PG). $4 adults, $3 ages 12 - 17, $2 ages 5 11. Children 4 and under free. Season pass $15. Well-behaved pets on leash welcome. Attendees must show ID for R-rated movies; under 18 not admitted without adult. Movies start at dusk.

Friday, July 14 Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 a.m., Silverton Hospital. Networking, educational program. $12 members with reservation. $15 prospective members or no reservation. 503-873-5615

Button Making Challenge

3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Library. Make buttons with provided materials. Grades 6 12. Free; register: 503-845-6401

Art in the Garden

6:30 - 10 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Artists’ reception for Art in the Garden, featuring outdoor art by local artists. Admission $25 in advance; $30 at door. Artist talks, music, appetizers, wine tasting. Viewing through Sept. 30.

Saturday, July 15 Silverton Relay for Life

Noon - Midnight, Silverton High. Opening ceremony. 12:30 p.m. Survivor’s Lap. 1 p.m. Caregiver’s Lap. 10 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony. 11:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony. 503-873-5615

GeerCrest Hoedown

3 - 9 p.m., GeerCrest Farm, 12390 NE Sunnyview Road, Salem. Fourth annual Hoedown and Silent Auction. Music, food, dancing, crafts, beer, wine, silent auction. Suggested donation $30 adults, $12 children. 503-873-3406,

Monday, July 17 Silverton City Council

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

Tuesday, July 18 Pizza in the Park

6 - 8 p.m., Scotts Mills City Park, 330 First St. Pizza, salad, beverages, games. Suggested donation $5 pizza, $1 beverage. Donations used for park maintenance. 503-873-5435.

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Discuss “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. 503-873-8796

Concert in the Park

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Marion County Citizens Band performs. Bring chairs, blankets. Free. 503-873-8796

Tuesday, July 25 Oregon Coast Aquarium Trip

7:45 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Transportation $45; admission to aquarium, lunch extra. 503-873-3093

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Wednesday, July 26 Abbey Bach Festival

5:15 p.m., Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Dr., St. Benedict. Three-day classical music celebration. Picnic supper. $45/night, $125/ three nights.

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Friday, July 21 Engineer It!

3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Library. Explore ancient technologies. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

Summer Sizzle Bazaar

5 - 8 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Local distributors, crafters, food, prizes. Also 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. July 22. 503-873-5131

Saturday, July 22 Canterbury Renaissance Faire

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Whitewind Far, 6118 Mt. Angel Hwy. Jousting, royal court, magicians, marketplace. Adults $14/day, $24/weekend. Seniors 60 and older, children 6 - 12 $11/ day, $20 weekend. Under 5 free. Repeats July 23, 29, 30.

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9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free legal advice with attorney Phil Kelley. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093.

Movie Matinee

3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Library. Family feature with free popcorn. All ages. Free.

Saturday, July 29 Pancake Breakfast

8 - 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Family-friendly fundraising event. $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Children under 4 eat free. 503-873-3093

Community Barbecue

4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Free barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, side dishes. Open to public.

Sunday, July 30 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

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

Monday, July 31 Vigil for Peace 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. Silverton People for Peace gather holding signs pleading for peace, end of wars. Open to all.

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will I write about?’ She said ‘Any darn thing you want to.’” Mabry found a treasured friend in The Ol’ Curmudgeon. “Vern’s attitude and approach to life is a gift he shares. He is interested and open. I think those who know him aspire to those qualities when they near the century mark,” she said. Born in Sharon, N.D., Vern’s life path has led him through Montana, Nevada, California and now Oregon He met his first wife in Livingston, Mont. Her father owned a bar there and one day she asked him to dance -- and they quickly began dating. They were married for 14 years and had three children. Her family was in the Arabian horse breeding business. The young couple had the distinction of selling one of their Arabian colts to Gene Autry, the famous movie star and “singing cowboy” of the 1930s and 1940s. The colt’s name was “Borkan,” which means “volcano” in Arabic. Other professions included jewelry store watchmaker, appliance salesman, furniture

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every time I see our flag go by in a parade. We didn’t talk much about what we did because it was all in a day’s work. We didn’t consider ourselves ‘heroes,’” he said.

Married for 47 years to his second wife, Velva, they raised his three children from his first marriage and her daughter -- and had eight grandchildren. He now has one great-grandchild. Holmquist moved from Mount Angel to Silverton in 2007, not long after Velva’s passing that year. “I was a Protestant in a Catholic town – and a Liberal in a Conservative town,” he said. He loved Silverton’s artistic community. “This town is full of talent. There’s a lot of musicians, artists and writers. That was of interest,” he said. Vern has an artistic flair of his own. He has pieced together an elaborate tapestry of photos, which adorns a wall in his home. Included in the montage of family and friends made over the years is a photo of well-known Pastor Cecil Williams, of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, Calif. Vern recalls seeing Angela Davis, the radical political activist of the 1970s,

However, in 1938, Vern did something which made him a “hero” of sorts in the eyes of local mothers in a dance class. While teaching junior high school children some dance moves in a church basement in Bozeman, Mont., he incorporated “a swing step that took a little extra energy, and the mothers saw this. They thought it was a great way to keep in shape. They formed a club and I became their instructor of ‘jazzercise.’ The word wasn’t even invented yet,” he joked.

Vern Holmquist with his wall of faces.

What’s his secret to starting a good day?

sitting in the pews. He served in WWII as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force. “I was in the Norden bombsite department, which enabled daylight bombing. I instructed the pilots on how to do an accurate bomb run,” he said. “I’m very patriotic. My eyes cloud up

“In the morning, I take a half a glass of milk, some Metamucil, a half a banana and every vitamin known to man. I stick it in a blender and drink it. That’s my breakfast.” His recipe for longevity has only one ingredient: “My love of life is what keeps me going,” he said.

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Looking Back

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Silver Falls State Park hosts demonstrations of pioneer skills

The history of the area that is now Silver Falls State Park will be celebrated July 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the South Falls Historic District at the Historic Silver Falls Days. On Saturday, there will be Model T and Model A antique cars; demonstrations of antique logging tools; flint knapping; spinning wheel demonstrations; families participating in old-fashioned games; story telling of historic days in the area; and a farrier will demonstrate making horse shoes and other iron work. Area historical societies will have displays in the historic Silver Falls Lodge. The Forest History Center will have a display of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) artifacts and a list of thousands of names of the 80,000 men who served in the CCC in Oregon. A miniature canoe race Saturday will celebrate Al Faussett’s 1928 canoe trip over the South Falls. First, second and third place finishes will receive prizes. On Sunday the only activities will be

demonstrations of antique logging tools and farrier demonstrations. For a detailed schedule, visit Silver Falls’ Blog under “Historic Silver Falls Days” in the “Events” tab at SilverFallsStatePark. For more information, call Lou at 503-581-4155 or e-mail Or call Matt Palmquist at 503-874-0201.

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Traditional skills demonstrations – like logging and spinning – are a highlight of Historic Silver Falls Days.

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Frederick (Fritz) Winkler

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Fritz Winkler passed away June 5, 2017. He was born in Woodland, Ca. and lived in the San Francisco Bay area for most of his life, moving to Silverton in late 2013 with his wife, Susan Kershner.  He loved hiking, bicycling, exploring on his motorcycle, and checking out the level of Silver Creek. He was a general contractor before he retired, and continued to always have a project.  He volunteered for the Silverton Senior Center Thrift Store and for The Oregon Garden.

Mary-Kathleen Copeland, 51, of Mount Angel, Ore. passed away June 20, 2017 in her home in Gardners, Pa. She was born April 14, 1966 in Astoria, Ore. to her mother, Rosemary Gallagher of Salem, and her late father, James Gallagher.

Mackenzie Margaret Moreno, 20, passed away in her home on June 12, 2017, in Keizer, Ore.

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Mary grew up in Salem, and had lived in various places in the U.S. and Germany. She had recently moved to Pennsylvania with her husband to be closer to their son. Mary always considered herself an Oregonian no matter where she lived. She considered her greatest accomplishment to have been a stay-at-home mom devoted to raising her son, Isaac. She attained an Associate’s Degree in Travel and Tourism and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, honor society. Mary is survived by her husband, Brian Copeland, whom she married in 1989, and son, Isaac Copeland. Also surviving are her mother, Rosemary, and siblings, Michael Gallagher of Tennessee, Maureen Gallagher of Salem, and Colleen Gallagher Moist of Dundee, Ore.

He tragically died in an accident coming home from working on a family property in California. He had come to love his Oregon home, and will be greatly missed by new friends here, many longtime friends in the Bay Area and by his loving family members.

A Memorial Mass was held June 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mount Angel with Father Philip Waibel, OSB, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge, 636 W. Lexington St. Baltimore, Md. 21201.

A memorial celebration of his life will be held on July 15 in Silverton. Details may be found on the Fritz Winkler Memorial Facebook page.

Oct. 6, 1996 – June 12, 2017

She was born on Oct. 6, 1996, to Felipe and Debra (Haynes) Moreno in Silverton. Mackenzie grew up in the Silverton/ Mount Angel area and graduated from Mt. Angel High School in 2014. After graduation she attended Pioneer Pacific College in Wilsonville to become a medical assistant. Mackenzie enjoyed photography and nature’s beauty. She loved her family and spending time with them was one of her greatest joys. She was an amazing aunt to her nieces and nephews in Colorado.

Mackenzie is preceded in death by her mother, Deborah. She is survived by her father, Felipe (Lupe Gomez) Moreno of Keizer; step-siblings: Nick (Lacey) Haynes of Strasburg, Colo., Steve Almanza, Stephanie Almanza, Johnny Almanza and Kristal Rodriguez all of Salem; many uncles and aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 16 at St. Mary Catholic Church of Mount Angel.




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Land plan

Farmer, water district battle invaders

Invasive Himalayan blackberry and aggressive weedy plants were winning despite a local landowner’s good faith efforts to replant native shrubs and trees after logging near a stream in 2012.

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Jeff Butsch of 4B Farms replanted seven acres near a tributary to Rock Creek, but the conifers he planted were slow to grow due to drought conditions in 2014 and 2015. The young plants were quickly overgrown by the rapidly growing weeds and became stunted because of the inadequate sunlight and water. Butsch is now working with Scott Eden at Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District to implement a conservation plan to restore the creekside and manage the noxious weeds. Currently after two seasons of brush management and weed control, approximately 400 conifers from the original replanting are recovering. Butsch is the chairman of the Pudding River Watershed Council. He opted to work with Clackamas SWCD as a part of the partnership between the council and the district. The partnership project is focused on the Clackamas side of the Pudding River watershed, specifically Rock, Garret, and Lower Butte creeks. The project’s goals are to help landowners solve problems that affect water quality. Butsch said that he decided to work with Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation district because they have

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a lot of expertise on erosion. He wanted to ensure that he protected his soil from eroding into the nearby stream and to reduce the amount of herbicide needed to manage the slope. He said that one of the benefits to working with the district is that they were able to advise him on specific plants for limiting slope erosion. He shared that he viewed the partnership project as a smart financial move, reducing the need for herbicide control. The shade created by healthy trees near creeks also help keep water temperature cool for steelhead trout and salmon. Healthy streamside vegetation also helps filter excess nutrients and prevents pesticide drift from reaching the creek. Filtering out chemicals and nutrients before they reach the creek is one of the easiest strategies for improving water quality. Over the next two years, more than 9,000 plants will be put in the ground at the Butsch farm. In addition to purchased plants, cuttings from existing native dogwoods and willows will be planted. The SWCD designed a planting plan that includes a selection of native shrubs, conifers, and herbaceous plants. Butch said his experience with district staff shows “they really understand what farmers’ challenges are.” For more information on the program, contact Pudding River Watershed Council Coordinator Anna Rankin, 503-548-7159 or go to

Farm to Table Dinner tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Farm to Table Dinner and Auction, to benefit Marion-Polk Food Share. This celebration of local food will take place on Saturday, July 15, at The Oregon Garden in Silverton.  The event is presented by Bonaventure Senior Living and all proceeds will feed people in our community through MarionPolk Food Share. Guests will savor the flavors of the season with food donated from local farmers picked at the peak of ripeness and prepared by Chef Daryl Gossack at Loustic Catering. Tickets, $95, are available at or by phone, 503-581-3855.

High school athlete sports physicals offered A $25 Sports Physical Clinic will be held Thursday, July 13, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Silverton High School Commons. This clinic is for all students in the Silver Falls and Mount Angel School Districts who need a sports physical for the 20172018 school year. The $25 becomes a donation to the Silver Fox Foundation.

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The Big LeBocce tournament at The Oregon Garden Aug. 9 benefits local non-profits The Big LeBocce tournaments organized by AmeriTitle have raised nearly $65,000 for non-profit organizations, and sign ups are under way for the next Silverton edition. Family, friends, kids, and community members are welcome. No previous experience or skill required. The charity bocce ball tournament will be Aug. 9, 12:30 p.m. at The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St. Registration deadline is July 26. The registration fee, $25 per person, helps make a difference for local nonprofits. To register go to www.amerititle. com/Resources/WebDocs/The_Big_ LeBocce_2017_Silverton.pdf.   Organizer Rosi Green urges everyone to gather a team, choose a favorite Willamette Valley area non-profit, and join in for a truly unique gathering to raise funds for the community. For more information contact Green at 503-873-7200. or

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Redrawn Cartoon contest returns By Steve Ritchie After a three-year hiatus, the Homer Davenport International Cartoon Contest is back, and organizers are planning to make it bigger and better.

The bill never became law, but it did inspire many more Davenport cartoons lampooning political bosses and their lackeys. While one could argue that political cartoons have been replaced, to some extent, by political satire shows like SNL, The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight, Frederick says cartoons with a political message are coming back due to the popularity of comic books like those published by Dark Horse Comics, based near Portland, as well as the heightened political tensions of 2017. He believes the changes in the contest will spark greater interest. The contest three years agor generated just 11 entries. “I started looking at other cartoon contests because, frankly, we hadn’t raised our contest prize levels since 1984,” Frederick noted. The first prize in the contest has been increased to $750 from $200, with $500 for second, $300 for third, and $200 for fourth. In addition, the entry fee has been increased from $10 to $25. “It will give us a little more credibility as a contest,” Frederick said. “I think a success would be (to have) 100 entries and that is not out of the realm of possibility. That is admittedly optimistic, but I have been spreading the word far and wide.”

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“After all, a festival celebrating a famous political cartoonist seems almost naked without some kind of cartoon contest,” contest coordinator Gus Frederick said, repeating the words of his friend Gordy Goschie. A native of Silverton, Homer Davenport became famous for his no-holds-barred political cartoons published in William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal in the 1890s and early 20th century. Davenport’s caricatures of political bosses during the 1896 U.S. presidential campaign and the 1897 “consolidation” of New York City caused so much angst among his targets that a bill was introduced in the New York State Senate to “restrain the unauthorized printing and publishing of portraits or alleged portraits of individuals.”

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The Homer Davenport International Cartoon Contest has a history extending back more than 30 years. Frederick said that Lou Androes started the contest in 1984, and, later, Jack Hande coordinated it for a number of years. Frederick said he has been working on it since the mid-1990s. Judging this year’s contest will be the responsibility of three judges: Lew Frederick, a state senator from Portland; Rick Lewis, formerly Silverton’s police chief and mayor and current state representative; and Dr. David Lewis, a cultural anthropologist from Salem. Contest entries, which will be judged on artistic skill, clearly implied message, and overall appeal, will be displayed in the City Council chambers in the Silverton Community Center during the festival. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to pick their favorite cartoons, as five non-monetary “People’s Choice” awards will be given based on popular vote. Winners will be announced on Saturday afternoon at the festival. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 28 at 5 p.m. Contest rules, entry forms, and much more information are available at tooncon.

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Civics 101

Funding a dream

Trail receives grants for trail marker installation

By Melissa Wagoner Those who wish to experience the history and heritage of Mount Angel while getting in a good walk or bike ride will have a little help soon thanks to two grants which will provide informational plaques along the Mount Angel Heritage Trail. There will be “a series of markers noting the historical significance of locations throughout the city,” Mount Angel City Manager Amber Mathiesen explained. Developing a heritage trail has been has been a multi-year project of the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce working in collaboration with the city, and representatives of Mount Angel Abbey, St. Mary Church, Queen of Angels Monastery, Fr. Bernard Youth Center and Mount Angel Historical Society, among others. “The purpose is to provide opportunities for exercise, tourism and history to come together,” Mathiesen said.

The project received an Oregon Community Foundation grant for $10,000 and a Marion County Community Project grant for $25,000 to move the trail from planning into construction and installation of the plaques for the up to 15 locations identified by the committee for the first phase.

The final number of markers installed will depend upon the bids received. The plaques will identify each sites and its historic or architectural significance.

“Both agencies award grants to projects that incorporate partnerships, tourism, outdoor activity and in-kind work or matching funds,” Mathiesen said.

In 2016 the chamber brought in a tourism professional from Portland to review the walking tour plan and compile site descriptions. Meanwhile the city

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Sports & Recreation

Moving up

Ex-Foxes star to play Division I baseball

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Ex-Silverton High standout Anders Green will continue to pursue his baseball dreams at the highest level.

Morgan Anderson: The former Silverton athlete from Scotts Mills took 28th in the 1,500 and 37th in the 5,000 at the NCAA West Regional meet in Austin, Texas. The redshirt senior finished her Oregon State University career with the No. 2 outdoor mark in the 1,500 (4:22.94), the third-best in the 5,000 (16:25.47) and fifth in the 800 (2:11.54). Indoors Anderson was second on the all-time OSU list in the mile (4:47.32), fourth in the 3,000 (9:43.11) and 800 (2:15.26).

Green, a 2015 Foxes graduate who just finished two star-studded seasons at the College of San Mateo in California, will move on to Dallas Baptist University in the fall. The Patriots, a Division I school that plays baseball in the Missouri Valley Conference, lost in the NCAA regionals this season to eventual College World Series participant TCU and has played in the post-season six of the past seven years under coach Dan Heefner.

She also participated on the Beavers’ No. 1 4x800 and distance medley relay squads while in the classroom she was selected to seven all-academic teams in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track by the Pac-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

“It’s been my dream school since my junior year in high school,” Green told Our Town in a telephone interview from Seattle, where he is participating in a summer training program. “I’m real excited to be going there.” At San Mateo Green, a 6-1, 190-pound switchhitting shortstop, helped lead the Bulldogs to a 60-23 record, including a glittering 18-2 Coast Golden Gate Conference mark this past season. Green batted .351 this year, including seven home runs, 43 runs scored and 44 RBIs. “Anders was outstanding for us this year,” CSM coach Doug Williams told Our Town. “Statistically he was the best offensive player in the state the first half of the season. He was steady at shortstop and a team leader. Great student and absolute class act. No one worked harder in the batting cages.” Which is what Green is doing this summer with Driveline Baseball in Seattle. “Everything,” Green said when asked what he is working on. “A lot of physical training. A lot of at-bats off of live pitching. It’s a good deal.”

Devin Geiger: The George Fox University senior from Silverton took third in the high jump (6-4.25) and fifth in the long jump (21-5.5) to help lead the Bruins to their first Northwest Conference men’s track and field championship. Former Fox Anders Green will play for the Dallas Baptist University Patriots. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Green plans to major in kinesiology at Dallas Baptist and said a possible future career path might be in “player development.” Perhaps his own. “He has a bright future in and out of the game,” Williams said. “I truly believe he will be successful in whatever he does. He caught the eyes of many professional scouts and I think he will have a chance to play professional baseball soon.” Here is a look at how other athletes with area ties fared

Dustin Meyer: The Pacific University sophomore infielder from Silverton played in 30 games and started 25 for the 15-23 Boxers. Meyer batted .165 with six RBIs, five sacrifices and four stolen bases. J’Rett Baker: The junior track and field athlete for Corban University took eighth for the Warriors in the javelin (165-8) and 11th in the discus (121-2) at the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships. Aiden Bahr: The freshman men’s soccer defender at University of Northwestern/St. Paul saw action in two games for the Eagles.

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Kennedy High has won the Oregonian Cup for a second consecutive year. The Trojans accumulated 2,190 points, which are awarded for team and activity performance in all Oregon School Activities Association-sanctioned competitions as well as academic and sportsmanship. West McEwen (1,947.5) was second in Class 2A, with Regis, Kennedy’s Tri-River Conference rival, finishing third with 1,890. “The Oregonian Cup is a great honor,” said Kennedy Athletic Director Kevin Moffatt. “I think we have the best athletic program in all of 2A. We were always near the top, but we have been really good the past two years on the field and in the classroom. Almost all of our teams made the state playoffs, we had five teams finish in the top four and all our teams had GPAs over 3.0. Pretty incredible.” Those top four teams were football, softball, girls cross country, girls basketball and boys track and field. The Oregonian Cup will be awarded to Kennedy at a school assembly in the fall. Silverton, meanwhile, also turned in an excellent all-around performance. The Foxes scored 2,937.5 points, good for fifth in Class 5A. Two Silverton squads, girls soccer and girls basketball, were runner-ups in the state, with the softball squad making it to the state semifinals. The Foxes also turned in strong academic performances as well (see next item). Academic all-state: For the fourth consecutive year all Kennedy sports and activity teams had at least a 3.0 gradepoint average. “It helps when your best athletes are (also) your best students,” Moffatt said, mentioning salutatorian Bishop Mitchell, straight-A student Kaylin Cantu, co-valedictorians Brett Traeger and Jack Suing, plus Tressa Riedman and Hannah Arritola, both of whom turned in 4.0s. “We really have an amazing group of kids going through here right now.,” Moffatt said. “They really have earned all these accolades through hard work. We also have great parent and community support, great coaches and great teachers. Will be interesting if the new group of kids takes the same approach.”

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The best team academic performance for the Trojans was girls cross country with a 3.82. Volleyball had a 3.81, with softball at 3.73 and girls basketball at 3.71. Softball and baseball (3.58) finished with the top marks in their class, with volleyball and boys track and field (3.38) taking second. The top academic performer for Silverton was girls cross country at 3.91, tied for fifth in Class 5A. Girls basketball and girls tracks and field, meanwhile, turned in 3.75s. Six Foxes teams finished third in their class: girls basketball, volleyball (3.65), boys track and field (3.63), choir (3.5), baseball (3.44) and football (3.19). In addition, the Foxes’ dance and drill team’s 3.67 was fifth, with all classes competing together. Silverton volleyball: The Foxes have hired 1993 Silverton graduate Linda Riedman to take over the program from Jill Walker. A three-sport standout at Silverton, Riedman earned her bachelor’s from Santa Clara University and picked up an MBA later on. She served as a basketball assistant at the University of Portland before embarking on a career in public relations. “Silverton High School feels fortunate that she is back home and eager to contribute to the growth of the kids in the community,” said Foxes Athletic Director Wade Lockett. “She is extremely dedicated and committed to maximizing Silverton High School student athletes’ potential both on and off the court.” Oregon sports awards: Kennedy High three-sport star Bishop Mitchell was one of three finalists for Johnny Carpenter Male Athlete of the Year for Class 4A-1A. Hunter Knox of Harrisburg won the award. The other finalist was Blake Sentman of Cottage Grove. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@ Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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A Grin at the End

Old Glory and more

Time to celebrate the spirit of America

July is the time of year when a lot of people do a lot of flagwaving, and I’m one of them. But there’s more to America than Old Glory. Much more.

And they have prevailed. Americans – all Americans – have a strength of character that has seen them through the lowest lows.

I just turned 64 – I know, I don’t look a day over 63 – and I’ve seen a lot of this country. I’ve lived on the East Coast, the West Coast, Alaska, Florida, Minnesota, Ohio and even on the island of Guam.

Americans know that the nation will thrive not because of an innate greatness but because of a strength of character and optimism that will make tomorrow better than today. That strength is not confined to the rich, or to the white, black or hispanic. It is shared by all Americans who believe in our collective good.

I’ve almost died three different times – once when an Air Force bomber crashed into my family’s house. I’ve been to 49 states. Don’t worry, North Dakota, I’ll make it there some day. I’ve stood on a Florida motel balcony at 1 a.m. and watched a space shuttle ride a column of flame into space and light the sky brighter than daylight. I’ve stood by myself on a country road in Minnesota and been surrounded by thousands of Monarch butterflies perched on the limbs of cottonwood trees, all moving their wings in unison, as though they were breathing together. I’ve been chased by a bear in Alaska and attacked by a meth addict in Oregon. Through it all I’ve concluded that nothing, and no one, will ever diminish the love I have for this great nation. But that love is based not so much on geography as it is

on the people who call themselves Americans. They might have arrived on the Mayflower – a Sampson was on board, probably the ship’s janitor. Or they might have arrived yesterday. They might have arrived at Ellis Island in New York, or crossed the border from Mexico into Texas looking for work. They are all Americans. Time and time again, they’ve been asked to send their sons and daughters into harm’s way. Time and again, they have been reminded to “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Time and again, they’ve come through the darkest hours of wars, economic meltdowns, natural disasters, personal tragedies.

If you doubt me, look around, and listen. Americans speak with their hearts. Yes, some are ornery, and some are snarky, but all speak what they believe, not what they are told. I like the Fourth of July, a lot. The hometown parades, the picnics and barbecues, and the fireworks. I like the fact that we remember where the United States of America came from, and that our nation, since 1776, remains a vibrant, quirky, loud and, above all else, a totally unique nation devoted to the many things we all love – life and liberty among them. So have a happy Fourth of July. As you stand watching a fireworks display or parade, take a minute to turn to your fellow Americans and congratulate them on a job well done.

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COUNTRY Marcia Branstetter Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 318

Mary Cam Broker 873-3545 ext. 320

Micha Christman Office Manager 873-1425

Michael Schmidt Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 314

Becky Craig Broker 873-3545 ext. 313

Meredith Wertz Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 324

Ryan Wertz Broker 873-3545 ext. 322

Christina Williamson Broker 873-3545 IN TOWN ext. 315

Chuck White Broker 873-3545 ext. 325

Branstetter Principal Broker, GRI CONSTRUCTION NEW HOME 873-3545 ext. 303




COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL #T2409 eXCellenT CondiTion $402,500 NEW TO THE MARKET! In Silverton’s Abiqua Heights! This home is in excellent condition. A custom built two story in 2009. This 4BR, 2.5BA, 2112sqft. home has several nice features; an open great room w/ gas fireplace, vaulted MBR, soaking tub in masterbath, quartz counter tops, Hickory hardwood floor, additional office / den, and wonderful backyard with patio and sprinkler system. Stainless steel GE appliances included. Washer & Dryer Energy Star. Call Michael at ext. 314 (WVMLS#719657)


#T2338 SilVeRTon PaRCel Buildable 6,365 sqft Lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 (WVMLS#709283) #T2354 3 HoMe inVeSTMenT PRoPeRTY 4 BR, 3 BA 1776 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000 (WVMLS#711358)


#T2387 CRaFTSMan CHaRM 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1752 sqft Call Mary at ext. 320 or Michael at ext. 314 $279,900 (WVMLS#716395) neW-#T2399 eXCellenT ManUFaCTURed HoMe 3 BR, 2 BA 1196 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $52,900 (WVMLS#718600) #T2316 PRiVaTe & SeClUded 4 BR, 4 BA 82.000 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $799,000 (WVMLS#706727) Sold-#T2380 SilVeRTon dUPleX 4 BR, 2 BA 1888 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $249,900 (WVMLS#715349) neW-#T2381 gReaT inVeSTMenT 4 BR, 2 BA 1224 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $230,000



#T2405 oPPoRTUniTY FoR inCoMe $425,000 Opportunity to live in a 3BR 2.5BA w/ income coming from other unit. Or, great for a two family / dual living situation. Silverton Duplex. Lot with ample parking. Fenced backyard. Please respect tenants privacy. Call Michael at ext. 314 (WVMLS#719341)

#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) #T2390 ReadY To MoVe inTo 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1250sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $269,900 (WVMLS#716874) #T2397 WondeRFUllY MainTained 4 BR, 2 BA 2163 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $389,000 (WVMLS#717815) #T2398 laRge CoRneR loT 3 BR, 1 BA 1346 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $225,000 (WVMLS#718138) #T2411 ReadY FoR dReaM HoMe .34 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $79,900




#T2408 1925 BUngaloW $179,900 Historic Silverton 1925 bungalow with many original touches, this home needs some TLC to get it to shine. 2 bedroom, 1 bath with more potential in the full basement. Tall ceilings with original woodwork throughout. Property sold as is. Would love to have this home returned to its prime!Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322. (WVMLS# 719578)

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

pump. Ready to move into! Live inCOMMERCIAL/INDUSTRI the heart of Historic AUMSVILLE/TURNER Downtown Silverton! Call Meredith at ext. 324 or WOODBURN Ryan at ext. 322. ( FOR LEASE/COMMER FOR REN TOWNWOODBUR KEIZER BARELAND/LOTS #T2265 2.13 UndeVeloPed aCReS 2.13 acre #T2311 HoWell PRaiRie FaRM 3 BR, 2 BA TOWN OTHER COMMUNITIES lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 STAY STAYT $199,000 (WVMLS#698462) $538,750 (WVMLS#706154) AUMSVI LA #T2338 SilVeRTon PaRCeL Buildable #T2391 gReaT dUPleX 6 BR, 5 BA 2800sqft Call WOODBURN LAN 6,365 sqft Lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 Chuck at ext. 325 $538,750 (WVMLS#716730) WVMLS# 718215)

#T2410 VINTAGE 1950’s HOME 2 BR, 2 BA, 1760 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $348,700 (WVMLS#718215) neW-#T2405 oPPoRTUniTY FoR inCoMe 2 Units 6 BR, 5 BA 2848 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $425,000 (WVMLS#719341) neW-#T2406 PRaCTiCallY neW 3 BR, 2.5 BA 1383 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $219,500





neW-#T2407 Well kePT ManUFaCTURed HoMe 3 BR, 2 BA, 1152 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $37,950 (WVMLS#719575) neW-#T2408 1925 BUngaloW 2 BR, 1 BA, 1025 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $179,900 (WVMLS#719578) neW-#T2409 eXCelenT CondiTion 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2112 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $402,500


Pending-#T2393 gReaT keiZeR HoUSe


#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) #T2411 ReadY FoR dReaM HoMe.34 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $79,900 (WVMLS#718207)


3BR, 1BA 1040 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $205,500 (WVMLS#716955)



#T2377 oUTSTanding CoMMeRCial loCaTion 4444 sqft Call Mason at ext. 303 $299,900 (WVMLS#715616)








COUNTRY/ACREAGE #T2233 2 aCRe loT 2 acres Call Chuck at

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

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





COUNTRY Pending-#T2396 ManY UPgRadeS 2 BR, 1 LAND/ACREAGE

#T2354 3 HoMe inVeSTMenT PRoPeRTY 4 BR,

BA, 1096 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $233,700 (WVMLS#717811) #T2265 2.13 UndeVeloPed aCReS 2.13 acre lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $199,000

3 BA 1776 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $425,000 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL (WVMLS#711358) (WVMLS#698462)








#T2358-CORVALLIS- PeRFeCT inVeSTMenT IN TOWN NEW PRoPeRTY 3 BR, 1 BA 1210 sqft. Call Mary at COUNTRY/ACREAGE ext. 320 $400,000 (WVMLS#711879) neW-TURneR-#T2394 on Mill CReek 5 BR, 2.5 BA 3090 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $465,000STAYTON/SUBLIMITY (WVMLS#717102) neW-Mollala-#T2400 on YoUR oWn aCRe LAND/ACREAGE 4 BR, 2 BA, 1872 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, TOWN NEW Ryan at ext. 322HOME $299,900CONSTRUCTION (WVMLS#719045)






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