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In the July 1 edition of Our Town Silverton trailbuilder and Eagle Scout Ethan Frederick’s father was misidentified. Ethan is the son of Ward and Julie Frederick. We apologize for the error.

Summer festivals abound.....................4 Looking Back Union Hill Hall still serving community..5

Civics 101 Council to hear more on code changes...6 SHS, JFK Principals prepare ...................8

Briefs.......................................... 7

Family Matters Help for postpartum depression......... 20

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Chemeketans take to the trails........... 22

Sheltering the homeless.....................10

SHS, JFK teams score academically..... 24

Passages................................ 12


Datebook............................... 14

A Grin At The End..........26

Food & Drink 503 Distilling: Cocktails in a can.......... 18

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On the cover The Chemeketans hiking group are on the path of friendship and well-being.

‘Recycled’ public art ...........................19


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Festival season Coolidge McClaine Park plays host to two community favorites The sun is out, the days are warm and it is the time of year when friends and neighbors look for opportunities to be together and share some fun. August features two of Silverton’s favorite festivals, one a celebration of community and one a tapestry of the arts, both in Coolidge McClaine Park. This year’s Homer Davenport Community Festival runs Aug. 3-5 with all the key ingredients: music – featuring Ben Rue, crafts, food – including early morning pancakes hot off the griddle, and drink. Plus there are the fan favorites that spill out into the streets like Saturday’s Hometown Parade at 10 a.m. and the Flywheels Car Show and Sunday’s 9 a.m. Fun Run and mid-day Davenport Races. As a community event the festival salutes Homer Davenport. He’s a hometown boy who made good in the Big Apple as a famed political cartoonist for Hearst Newspapers.


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Upon the hill

121-year-old Grange Hall continues to serve community

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A descendant of the original pioneers that organized the local grange, White, now 90 years young, was born, raised and still resides on the family farm just down the road from the Grange Hall. White and her parents met at the hall on Friday nights for the business and planning meetings for both the adult and juvenile grange activities. “This was followed by Saturday evenings of social activities such as dinner, a friendly game of pinochle, or watching as her parents and their friends danced the night away,” said Annette Jensen. “The Grange has always been a hub for friendships and gathering as well as supporting the community by offering its spacious environment to host local events for nonprofits like local fire departments, Santiam Canyon Stampede, and others such as Molly Moe’s Antique Faire.” Historically, Jensen said the Grange organization itself dates back to 1867 and Civil War times, and is the oldest American agriculture advocacy group. “During that time to current, granges were created across the state to gather communities together to advocate for laws and policies to support the farmer,” she explained. “Local buildings were used as gathering places for meetings and social events for families and friends. A sense of community allowed friends and neighbors to band together to support each other through difficult times as well as celebrate

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successes and their bounty.” Located between Silverton and Sublimity, Union Hill Grange Hall is the only structure on Grange Road. “It’s surrounded by beautiful farmland,” Jensen said, who is a third-generation member and currently holds the positions of secretary and rental venue organizer. The structure was originally built in 1897 and used as a church. In 1919, its function changed to that of a dance hall, and in 1929 Union Hill Grange Hall #728 was established. In addition to the original church-turnedGrange Hall, the local Oak Grove oneroom school house was moved from its previous location a short distance down the road on Victor Point Road to its current home adjacent and attached to the Union Hill Grange Hall. “The development of the Grange Hall

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started with many of the farming pioneers of the area and still continues with second, third and fourth generations of those families,” Jensen said. “Historically, the Grange was comprised of farmers drawing together to support each other back when the majority of the population was involved in the farming process in one way or another. Today everyone is involved in the consumption of the food that the farmer produces, but only a small fraction is involved in the farming process itself. “Many of the members of the community now hold additional employment outside of farming and although they may live on a farm, farming is no longer the center of their lives as it once was,” she added. “As a result, membership has dwindled.” Also in part due to the natural aging of the longtime pioneers who are reaching into their 80s and 90s, Jensen said the

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“We are also available for local nonprofits such as 4-H groups and Future Farmers of America to hold meetings or events,” Jensen said. “We use these funds for the preservation and repairs of the hall and grounds as well as to establish scholarships for local FFA groups of other community needs via requests from the local Service Integration Teams.” Monthly potlucks are held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Grange Hall. Meetings are held at the same time and date. “Come and join us!” Jensen said. The Grange, officially known as the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, is a fraternal organization with a rich history and highly visible community presents in the United States. Its motto is: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” For more information, visit or the Union Hill Grange Hall Facebook page. Grange rentals can be reserved by calling Jensen at 503-769-4244.

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By James Day Long anticipated work to turn the former Eugene Field School site on North Water Street into a new Silverton civic center may begin soon. The city is accepting bids on the first phase of the plan: asbestos and underground storage tank removal on the school site. City Manager Christy Wurster told Our Town that nine companies participated in walkthroughs at the site, with final bids due to be received on July 26. The City Council is scheduled to review the bids at its Aug. 6 meeting. The winning contractor will face a 45-day deadline to complete the work. A demolition contract will come later, Wurster said. In addition, the city will spend $30,000 this fall on a community outreach process for the project, which is scheduled to include a police station, City Hall and new council chambers.

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Fall event calendar notices due of Lake Oswego to build a subdivision on the west side of Mount Angel went before the city’s Planning Commission at a July 19 public hearing, but a request by Stafford for a continuance postponed any deliberations until the commission’s Aug. 30 meeting. Stafford hopes to subdivide 20 acres of the Wachter Meadows land between West Church Street and West Marquam Street into 63 lots. An earlier application to the Planning Commission was deemed incomplete by city staff because of the lack of traffic and geotechnical information. If Wachter Meadows is ultimately approved it would be one of the largest developments in town in recent years, according to Amber Mathiesen, city manager. The Maryhill Park project, approved in 2005, includes a total of 99 units, with the final phase still in progress. The Grandview 55-and-over community, which features 56 units, was approved in 2015 and remains under construction.

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By James Day School was out for the summer, the parking lot was empty, but Silverton High Principal Wade Lockett was in his office, wrapping up the hiring that always takes place when you transition from one year to the next. He was wearing a white dress shirt, with the shorts and flip-flops – plus the quiet hallways -- the only clues that he was in summer mode.

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“Regardless of experience, regardless of what you know about education and people, challenges will come and even if you expect them sometimes the lack of experience makes you ill prepared,” he said. “You learn a lot. How to deal with situations and communicate carefully. Everyone communicates differently. I like to think I’m friendly, outgoing, open and honest, but you need to make sure you are communicating effectively with every person. But the challenges were there.

Lockett took over as principal after two years as assistant principal-athletic director. Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando shifted some personnel to ensure Lockett had the backing and mentorship he would need to succeed. “The support system worked well,” Bellando said. “Assistant Superintendent Dandy Stevens served as Wade’s professional mentor for the year. The first year as a high school principal can be quite challenging and Wade proved that he is up for it. I appreciate his communication efforts, his involvement in the community and his personal connections with students and staff members. “Students in a large high school are sometimes not even aware who their principal is. That’s not the case with Wade. SHS students know Wade and have a great deal of respect for him. I am excited for Wade’s second year at the helm.” Lockett said he was particularly proud of this year’s freshman class, with 333 of the

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340 students on track to graduate. “That’s remarkable,” Lockett said. “Success during the freshman year has a strong correlation to success throughout their entire career. And that’s a hard transition. A lot of these kids have gone to the same school for eight years. And those are small schools. We have 1,300 students, and it looks and feels different. “I love the fact that our staff works to get to know these kids and their families and gets them involved. That makes this school very unique. It’s a big school with a small-town approach. That’s why you see a lot of success here. “We’re helping guide kids at a very formative time in their lives and it’s fun. There are not that many occupations in life where you get involved like this. We are guiding, we are interacting, we are a part of fun experiences for kids. That’s pretty unique.” Bellando noted that there will be just one principal-level change in the Silver Falls district this fall. Kevin Palmer, who served this past year as co-athletic director and human resources administrator, will move back to the principal slot at Butte Creek. Therese Gerlits, who ran Butte Creek last year, is taking a leave of absence. Meanwhile, the Mt. Angel School District will be welcoming a pair of new principals. Dale Pedersen takes over at the high school for Sean Aker, and Jared Tiecke is the new middle school principal. Tiecke replaces Jennifer McCallum, who left after five years in the post because of the challenge of her commute from Vancouver. Pedersen comes from McKay High

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is an extremely challenging leadership position. Principals in small rural high schools wear a lot of hats and have hands-on responsibilities that encompass all areas of leading and managing a comprehensive high school. We selected Mr. Pedersen because he is ready for the challenge, he is prepared professionally and truly wants to be in our community at Kennedy High School.”

He was selected from a pool of 19 applicants, said Superintendent Troy Stoops. Because of recent turnover in the post, the district used a different screening process, involving teachers, students and parents. “The process was the most comprehensive process we have been through for hiring a principal,” said Stoops, a former Kennedy principal. “Each candidate went through three 45-minute interviews, a studentled tour and a writing activity. Two of the interview panels included parents, teachers and administrators. The third committee was entirely high school students. The students leading the tours also provided feedback. Mr. Pedersen rose to the top in all five areas of the process. Twenty students, 14 staff and five parents were directly involved. “The role of the high school principal

Pedersen’s first official day on the job will be Aug. 1, although he participated in listening sessions with school staff before the end of the school year in June. Tiecke also comes from the Salem-Keizer district, where he has been a behavioral specialist and Instructional Mentor at Brush College Elementary School this past year. Prior to Brush College, Tiecke was at Houck Middle School where he taught math, was an instructional coach and held multiple leadership roles. He also is an adjunct faculty member at Chemeketa Community College where he has taught accounting and business classes since 2012.

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Helping Hands

The third freedom By Brenna Wiegand

New group seeks to address shelter needs for homeless

lot of food and shelter insecurity, so it really tailored who I was as an educator,” Finicle said. Yet her real training started long before.

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As a child Finicle suffered bouts of housing insecurity, her family of five traveling up and down the coast living out of their car or a tiny travel trailer.

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“When you’re out on the street and invisible it’s the worst feeling in the world,” Finicle said. “I saw my parents working 12, 14 hours a day. Some of the hardest working people I’ve ever seen can’t afford housing – and a lot of it is luck.”

A core group enlisted support and by April nonprofit Silverton Sheltering Services was born. “We needed to address the situation in a more focused, organized way,” Brent Jacobsen, Silverton Sheltering Services Board President said. “We’ve got a board made up of dynamic, caring people, each with their own areas of expertise and experience.” Jacobsen, Ph.D, recently retired from a 40-year career in education.

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Of the visitors to last winter’s warming shelter at Oak Street Church, 31 individuals were homeless – 25 with strong Silverton ties. Silver Falls School District identifies 70 to 90 students as homeless. “Our fear is that those numbers will continue to grow,” Finicle said. “Right now, it’s pretty invisible; they’re tucked away in the bushes in several locations around town. We need to get on the front end of things before it becomes a very visible problem like it has in Salem and Portland.

“We’re out in the trenches; we understand how significant a problem it is,” Jacobsen said. “You can either sit back and pretend it’s not happening or get proactive; see how to plug some holes, help some people and help them help themselves.”

“We won’t be successful unless the whole community gets involved,” Finicle said. “We’re just the body bringing all the players to the table.”

Huge affirmation came in the form of a $25,000 grant from mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency – the agency’s entire yearly funding for rural Marion County.

They support the St. Edward’s Episcopal Church proposal for “cottages” for women needing shelter and services and are seeking to hold a community homeless education summit.

“The grant is huge; it provides seed money for the warming shelter but it’s also a vote of confidence that the team we put together is professional enough and that they believe in us,” Michele Finicle, SSS Secretary and Development Director, said. She served as North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity Development Director and was the alternative education teacher for suspended and expelled students in three school districts.

Most important, however, is securing a place for Silverton Sheltering Service’s hub of operations. They’re looking around. By Thanksgiving they plan to open a seven-day-a-week shelter through February. “Someday we’d like to have a place that’s open during the day, where people can leave their belongings while

“The majority of those students were homeless and had a

they go to work, use laundry facilities or get some case management so Sarah isn’t running all over alone to meet with folks,” Jacobsen said. “If you haven’t known people who are homeless, it can be intimidating,” SSS Executive Director and Case Manager Sarah White said. “We have preconceived notions of what leads to homelessness that don’t always align with the reality. When you do get to know them, you understand that they’re just like the rest of us. They simply lack housing.” She told of an ailing grandfather who got custody of three grandsons. He arranged for a bigger apartment and moved out his things. The boys arrived, but the moving date kept getting pushed back and the little family resorted to camping at Silver Falls Park while they waited. The apartment deal ultimately fell through and with

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“One of the Four Freedoms is Freedom from Want. That’s what we’re trying to accomplish here.” – Michele Finicle, Silverton Sheltering Services showed up at First Christian one Wednesday night. The church put her up in a hotel and she met with the sheltering group who found she had people in Boise. They made the connection and provided a bus ticket. Because of that she thrives today.

Silverton Sheltering Services was formed to address Silverton’s growing homeless crisis. Its Board of Directors are, from left, Sarah White, Pastor Leah Stolte-Doerfler, Judy Goetz, Michele Finicle and Brent Jacobsen. Not shown: Andrew Sprauer. BRENNA WIEGAND

scarce low-income apartments in town they found themselves camping in the woods indefinitely, sometimes sneaking into parks or onto private land. “Some of the kids were really little at the time,” White said. “The grandpa had serious health problems and ended up having a heart attack while they were out in the woods. His grandson, who was not old enough, had to drive him to the emergency room in the middle of the night.” When too many family members under one roof raises threats of eviction, adult children will often protect their parents’ housing by moving out, telling their parents they have a place to stay so they don’t worry. But they don’t.

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“From a community point of view, it is our responsibility and our joy to share what we have and to come alongside our neighbor, and whoever has the most need is the neighbor we are called to first,” said Pastor Leah StolteDoerfler of Immanuel Lutheran Church and SWS Vice President. “People with homes have all kinds of ideas about what it looks like or feels like for people who don’t necessarily have a home right now, and to be able to have those conversations in the community absolutely will benefit us all.”

Three years ago, as a caseworker for Silverton Area Community Aid, White calculated the average rental price in Silverton at $1,300; now she thinks it’s closer to $1,600.

Judy Goetz is new to town, landing in Michele Finicle’s neighborhood nine months ago. The 30-year self-employed accountant is now plunging into the community as Silverton Sheltering Services Treasurer.

“It’s a math problem,” White said. “My heart is with those who are having a hard time and I’m definitely not alone in trying to help wherever I can.”

“I’ve never been homeless, but I feel like everybody is a paycheck away from there,” Goetz said. “I’ve never worked for a nonprofit and I’m excited about it.”

For years local churches have provided free, weekly community meals: Monday dinner at Oak Street Church; Wednesday dinner at First Christian Church; and Saturday lunch at Trinity Lutheran. Volunteers typically serve 500 people a week and are poised to respond to people who show up in dire circumstances, as when an older woman, disoriented and without a place to sleep,

Jacobsen, third generation Silverton native, said the effort comes from a place of heart and concern – for all of Silverton.

“We all love our little community,” Jacobsen said. “We’re trying to get out ahead of this and keep Silverton the beautiful, unique little village it is.”

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Scholarship winners Mt. Angel Community Foundation The Mt. Angel Community Foundation selected five graduating seniors from Mt. Angel’s John F. Kennedy High School class of 2018 to redeive scholarships. Foundation scholarships award $1,500 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study at any university, college, technical or vocational school. In addition to academic criteria, scholarship awards consider the applicants’ community service activities and involvement, demonstrated leadership, and life goals preparation. The scholarships are named in honor of the community members, families or businesses that created them. Yesenia Gomez Vaquera is the Ivo and Thrasilla Bauman Family Scholar. Yesenia will attend Chemeketa Community College to study nursing, with plans to transfer to the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing at Western Oregon University. She wants to become an obstetrics nurse. The Mt. Angel Telecommunications Scholar is Natividad Ortiz. Natividad will attend Chemeketa Community College for her Associate’s degree, and then plans to transfer to Western Oregon University to major in Psychology. She looks forward to a career in counseling. The Katie Westbrook Memorial Scholar is Marcos Sanchez. Marcos will attend Chemeketa Community College, eventually transferring to Linfield College to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. As founder of a pro-life club in high school, Marcos is passionate about helping newborns survive and thrive. Marcos plans a career in pediatric medicine as a Registered Nurse and certified mid-wife. Abigail Frey is the Bob Fessler Family Scholar. As a

high school senior, Abigail served Mt. Angel as a Junior City Councilor and its youngest volunteer firefighter. Abigail will attend Chemeketa Community College’s Fire Suppression and Paramedic programs, eventually transferring to Western Oregon University to study Fire Prevention. Abigail plans to be an emergency first responder, firefighter and paramedic. The Henrietta T. Saalfeld Scholar is Tressa Riedman. Honored in March as Mt. Angel’s Junior First Citizen, Tressa will attend Oregon State University this fall on a pre-med track, majoring in either History or Psychology. In high school, Tressa was able to job shadow several OHSU surgeons, which encouraged Tressa’s interests in a medical career. Since 1997, MACF scholarships have enabled over 90 JFK High School graduates to pursue their educational and career goals. The foundation’s scholarship endowment is funded by donations from Mt. Angel businesses, community members, local families, and the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest.

Silverton Health Foundation A nurse at Legacy Silverton Medical Center has been awarded the Carol J. Kenagy Nursing Education Scholarship. Kari Humphrey received the $1,000 scholarship, which was funded by the Silverton Health Foundation. Humphrey began working at Legacy Silverton in 2010 and recently earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University. Humphrey, who was awarded an associate’s degree in nursing from Clackamas Community College in 2009, has worked in the Family Birth Center, an outpatient clinic and on the medical surgical unit.

Kory Pranger - Lauren Otton Kory John Pranger and Lauren Lee Otton were married on June 30, 2018 in Canby. Reverend Frank Prantl officiated. The groom is the son of Richard and Lynn Pranger of Gervais, Oregon. The bride is the daughter of Darrin and Sherry Otton of Nome, Alaska. Kory and Lauren live in Mt. Angel with their three dogs, Keta, Quinnie and Cinder. 



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datebook Frequent Addresses Mount Angel Public Library, 290 Charles St., 503-845-6401 Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., 503-873-7633 Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield, 503-873-3093. Age 50 and older.

Weekly Events Monday Craft Store, Mt. Angel Community &

Senior Center, 195 E Charles St. Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays. 503-845-6998

Stay Fit Exercise Class, 9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $3 members, $4 nonmembers. Repeats Wednesdays, Fridays.

Senior Meal Site, 11:30 a.m., Mt. Angel

Community & Senior Center, 195 E Charles St. Pre-order meals a week ahead by calling 503-845-9464. Repeats Thursdays. Meals-on-Wheels delivered Monday - Friday.

Recovery at Noon, Noon – 1 p.m., Third and High streets, Silverton. Every day except Sunday. 503-873-1320

Gordon House Tours, Noon, 1, 2 p.m.

T, TH, Fri., Sat., Sun. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. Reservations: 503-874-6006

Ukulele Song Circle, 4 p.m., Silverton

Lego Lab, 4:15 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. All ages. Free.

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

Silverton Business Group, 8 a.m., Silverton Inn

Silverton Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m.,

Needlecrafts Group,

Silverton Women Connect, 8:45am., Main

& Suites, 310 N Water St. Hosted by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. 503-873-5615

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

Toddler Storytime,

10:30 a.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Stories, singing. Toddlers with caregivers.

Indoor Playtime, 11:00 a.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Toddlers with caregivers.

Bingo, 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. $1.50 per card. Two for $2. Non-members pay $1 extra to play.

Open Art Studio, 1 p.m., Silverton Senior

Center. Bring art project to work on. Free.

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions, 1 –

4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. $2. All skill levels. 503-873-2480

Free Dinner, 5 - 7 p.m., First Christian

Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Free; donations accepted. Volunteers needed. 503-873-6620

AA Meetings, 8 p.m., Scotts Mills

Senior Center. Free.

Monday Meal, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Oak Street


Tuesday Zumba, 8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center.

Repeats Thursdays. $5 members, $6 nonmembers.

Tai Chi, 9:00 a.m. & 5 p.m.,

Silverton Senior Center. Repeats Thursday. $3 members, $4 non-members.

Mt. Angel Food Bank,

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

Pinochle, 11:30 a.m.,

Silverton Senior Center. Repeats Fridays. Members free, $2 non-members.

Stories and STEAM, 3:30 p.m., Mount

Angel Public Library. Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, related story. Age 6 - 10. Free.

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St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Discuss tips, support those with eating problems. All welcome. 503-551-3671



Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Repeats Saturdays. David, 503-383-8327

Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. All welcome. Free; donations accepted. John, 503-873-5446

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 – 8 p.m.,

Kiwanis Club of Silverton, 7 a.m., Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. 503-510-3525

Mt. Angel Wochenmarkt, 9 a.m. - 1: 30 p.m.,

East Charles Street. German farmer’s market, activities for children, local musicians. 503-951-9361

Wochenmarkt Storytime, 11:15

a.m., Mount Angel Public Library.

Family History Class, 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Members free, nonmembers $2. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6 p.m., Silverton

United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Dave, 503-501-9824

Compassionate Presence Sangha

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

Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-873-4198 Street Bistro, 201 E. Main St., Silverton. Networking group for personal, business growth with like-minded women. Val Lemings, 503-877-8381

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:15 a.m.,

Stardust Village Club House, 1418 Pine St., Silverton All welcome. 503-871-3729

Silvertones Community Singers, 10 a.m.,

Free Summer Lunch Oregon kids and teens (ages 1 - 18) get free summer meals at the following locations. Adult lunches can be purchased for $1.50. Coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St., Silverton. 12 - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. thru Aug. 24. Mark Twain Elementary, 425 N Church St., Silverton. 11 - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday. thru Aug. 24. Scotts Mills Elementary, 805 First St. 11 - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday. thru - Aug. 24. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Breakfast 7:30 - 8 a.m. Monday - Thurs. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. thru - Aug. 16. St. Mary’s Public Elementary, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel. Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Monday - Friday. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. thru - Aug. 17.

Mt. Angel School District Registration

Center. $10 members, $12 non-members.

St. Mary Public School: Returning students, kindergarteners, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 21, noon - 7 pm. Aug. 22. New students, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14 - 15. Mt. Angel Middle School: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 21, Noon - 7 p.m. Aug. 22. JFK High: Seniors, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Aug. 21. Juniors, 1 - 4 p.m. Aug. 21. Sophomores, 8 - 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Freshmen, 1 - 4 p.m. Aug. 22. Open registration 5 - 7 p.m. Aug. 22.


Wednesday, Aug. 1

United Methodist Church, 203 Main St., Silverton. Tomi, 503-873-2033

Apply Hour, 11 a.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Technical assistance for devices, apps. Free. Starts Aug. 10.

Duplo Day, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 0 - 5 with caregiver.

Painting Class, 1 p.m., Silverton Senior

Silverton Farmers Market,

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

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

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

Falls Library. All ages. Free; caregiver must attend with children 0 - 5.

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

Vintage Board Games, 7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free for members and guest. Bring snack to share.

Sunday Silverton Spiritual Life Community,

10:30 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services.

Notices Silverton High Registration Aug. 22: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. seniors, juniors. Aug. 23: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. sophomore, freshmen, new students. 503-873-6331

Rewire to Read and Write Open registration for intensive summer language institute for grades K - 12. Traverse Dyslexia, 305 Oak St., Silverton. 971-343-2525,

Water Wednesday 1 - 3 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Water activities in courtyard. Bring towel, sunscreen. Age 10 and under with caregiver. Free. 503-845-6401

Thursday, Aug. 2 Rock Decorating 3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Decorate rocks to hide, exchange through town. Free. All ages. 503-845-6401

Movies in the Garden 7 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Today: Top Gun (PG). Aug. 9: Pitch Perfect (PG-13). Aug. 16: ET (PG). Aug. 23: Karate Kid (PG). Aug. 30: Ice Age (PG). $4 adults, $3 ages 12 - 17, $2 ages 5 - 11. Children 4 and under free. Well-behaved pets on leash welcome. Beer, wine, concessions available. Movies start at dusk.

Silverton Scribes 7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Aug 16. 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., Legacy Silverton Health, 342 Fairview St. Repeats Aug. 16. 503-873-7119

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Homer Kick Off Party

Who is Homer Davenport?

7 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Music by The Junebugs. Gates open at 6 p.m. with beer, wine, food. Free admission.

1:30 & 3 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Gus Frederick presents overview of life, times of political cartoonist, Homer Davenport. Open to public. Free. 503-873-8796

Friday, Aug. 3

Members Art Show

Homer Davenport Community Festival 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Arts & crafts, food, music, kids activities, parade, fun run, car show. Repeats 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 4, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

Ol’ Fashioned Picnic Party Noon - 2 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Finale of Summer Reading Program with hotdog picnic, games. Free. 503-845-6401

Concert on the Green 6 p.m., Mt. Angel Towers, One Towers Lane. Music by Charlie & his Angels. Prizes. Drinks. Free admission. 503-845-7211

Mayhem at the Faire 7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Brush Creek Players performance. Adults $10. Seniors, children under 12 $8. Tickets available at door or Books-N-Time, 210 N Water St., Ste. B, Silverton. Repeats 7 p.m. Aug. 4, 10, 11, 17, 18; 2 p.m. Aug. 5, 12, 19. 503-508-3682,

The Sanctity of Water 7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Opening artists’ reception for show featuring paintings of Willamette Valley rivers, stream by Theresa Sharrar. Loft show features Points of Interest Along the Eastern Sierras paintings by Carolyn Canoy and Susan Appleby. 503-873-7734

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

Saturday, Aug. 4 Harvest Breakfast 7 a.m. - noon, Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Silverton Lions Club annual pancake breakfast. Benefits community service projects. Repeats Aug. 5.

Homer Parade 10 a.m., downtown Silverton. Celebrating Silverton Hospital’s 100 Year Legacy.

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2 - 4 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Artists reception for show featuring artwork created by local artists. 801-4143875

Silver Falls Star Party 9 p.m. - midnight, Silver Falls State Park, Sublimity. View the stars with Salem’s Night Sky 45 Astronomy Club at South Falls day-use area. $5 parking fee. 503-874-0201

Sunday, Aug. 5 Homer Classic Fun Run 9 a.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. 5K, 8K runs, 2-mile run/walk. $18 if preregistered by Aug. 4 at $20 day-of registration.

Davenport Races Noon - 3 p.m., Main Street, Silverton. Come watch crews race decorated couches at Barb Rue Memorial Davenport Races.

Monday, Aug. 6

Mt. Angel National Night Out

Mt. Angel School District

6 p.m., Glock Block, Mt. Angel. Free hot dog barbecue, salads, beverages, paper products, music. Bring commercially prepared chips, dessert, fruit to share.

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

Scotts Mills National Night Out

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

6 p.m., Scotts Mill City Park, 330 First St. Meet your neighbors. Potluck; bring main dish, side dish or dessert to share. Bring lawn chairs, blankets. Coffee, punch, water. Donations accepted to cover cost of basic potluck supplies. 503-873-5563

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

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free blood pressure checks, wellness games, goodies, giveaways with Signature Hospice. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Thursday, Aug. 9 Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 16

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

1:30 - 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. For an appointment, visit and click on “find a drive.” Walk-ins welcome. 3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Bring craft from home. Free. Teens, adults. Free. 503-845-6401

Friday, Aug. 10

Great American Read

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Wild West Show 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Whitewinds, 6569 Valley View Road, Silverton. Explore Wild West period shows from 1840 - 1900. Western merchants, live entertainment, food, kids games, more. Adults $14/day, $24/ weekend; children 6 - 12 & seniors over 60 $12day, $20/weekend. Children 5 and under free. Repeats Aug. 12, 18, 19.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Play bingo for library, book theme prizes. Ages 5 - 11. 503-873-7633

Marquam National Night Out 5 - 7 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Free community barbecue, activities, car show. 503-829-5061

Back to School Fashion Show 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Back to school fashion show. Speaker is marathoner Donna Paris. Light lunch, $6.50. Reservations due Aug. 14 by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection, Stonecroft Ministries.

Saturday, Aug. 11

Library Bingo

Pints & Purls

7 p.m., Holy Rosary Mission, Crooked Finger 7442 NE Crooked Finger Road, Scotts Mills. 65th annual pilgrimage in honor of the Assumption of Mary. Recitation of Rosary in procession followed by Mass. Refreshments after Mass. Margaret Gersch, 503-873-6596.

Gardening Class

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

2 - 3:30 p.m., Legacy Silverton Health, 342 Fairview St. For family caregivers, unpaid family caregivers. Free. Suzy, 503-304-3429

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Holy Rosary Pilgrimage

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Caregiver Connection

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

Wednesday, Aug. 8

3 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Ready Player One. Popcorn. Teens. Free. 503-845-6401

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

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Open to public. Free. 503-873-0159

Silverton Garden Club

Teen Movie

Silverton City Council

Tuesday, Aug. 14

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

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Monday, Aug. 13 Music on Monday 6:30 p.m., Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Silverton. Marion County Citizens Band performs. Free. Sponsored by Silverton Friends of Music.

6 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Gather with other bibliophiles to discuss, campaign for favorite titles on PBS’ list. Daily voting continues through October. Adults. Free. 503-845-6401

Friday, Aug. 17 Silver Falls Book Sale 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Hosted by Friends of Silver Falls Library. All books $1 or less. Repeats 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aug. 18 with bag sale. $3 per bag.

Grief Support Circle 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Healing Hearts grief support circle provided by Bristol Hospice. Free. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Friday Movie 3 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). Popcorn.All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

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datebook Saturday, Aug. 18 Free Pancake Breakfast 7 - 9:15 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Open to public. 503-829-5061

Mt. Angel Garage Sale All day, Mt. Angel. City-wide garage sale.

Jumble Sale 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Friends of the Library sale. Free admission. 503-845-6401

Silverton Fine Arts Festival 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Artists, food vendors, local groups. Live music, activities for children, adults. Repeats 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aug. 19. 503-873-2480,

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Art Attack 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Create art that involve everything library, books. Free. All ages. 503-873-7633

Prayer of the Heart 3:30 p.m., Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Contemplative prayer group. Open to public. 503-845-6141

Book Upcycle Event

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. For spouses, family members. Free. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Transform old books into new creation. Teens. Free. 503-845-6401

American Legion Post 7

One Hot August Night

7 p.m., Silverton Elk Lodge, 300 High St. All veterans welcome. 503-871-8160

4 - 7:30 p.m., Mount Angel Towers, One Towers Lane. Show N Shine car show, $5 barbecue, drawings, awards. Russ Strohmeyer DJs. 503-845-7211,

Thursday, Aug. 23 Resource Round-Up 1 - 5:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Center gathers contact information for resources, people available to help seniors with transportation, housekeeping, pet sitters, caregiving, visiting, repairs. Stop by and leave your information. 503-873-3093

Patriotic Wreath 3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Create decorative paper wreath. Teens, adults. Free. 503-845-6401

Friday, Aug. 24 Red Cross Blood Drive 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Fire Department, 300 Monroe St. For an appointment visit and click on “find a drive.” Walk-ins welcome. 503-845-2438

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Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $6 per person. 503-874-9575

Monday, Aug. 27 Vigil for Peace

4 - 8 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Free food, live music, bingo, games. Free family portraits. 503-873-3093

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. 503-580-8893

Saturday, Aug. 25

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Wellness Weekend Silverton Senior Center. Wellness Weekend with Tsipora’s Wings. $10 members, $12 non-members. $25 for all weekend. Register, pay at center. 503-873-3093,

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10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Macleay Grange, 8312 Macleay Road, Salem. Indoor farmers market, baked goods, handmade crafts from local suppliers. Free admission. 503-873-3593

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Kick like a mule By Melissa Wagoner When 503 Distilling began producing their first canned cocktail – the Wicked Mule – they didn’t know what to expect. “The response has been really, really good,” 41-year-old Silvertonian Andy Diacetis said. “We’re selling 150 cases a month. We’re selling everything we can make.” The 503 Distilling trio – which includes Diacetis as well as Oregon City friends Dave Schleef and Rusty Caldwell – started their company in the fall of 2017 almost by accident. Diacetis – who owns a wine filtration business – had been looking into expanding into alcohol removal. “In California these large wineries will ship wine to these companies to remove – say 0.2 percent of alcohol,” Diacetis said. “You get to keep the byproduct which is neutral spirits and a lot of them will sell it to brandy makers – for instance.” Diacetis and his friends were contemplating utilizing the neutral spirits Diacetis’ company would be producing to

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Diacetis also noted the majority of firsttime customers expect to be disappointed but are pleasantly surprised. “One of my favorite things is seeing people’s responses,” Diacetis laughed. “They’re eyes light up and they say, ‘This is really good.’”

Around that time Diacetis’ potential alcohol removal system fell through and the team made a leap in an entirely new direction.

Word of mouth has been spreading fast and the Wicked Mule is flying off the shelves in liquor stores around the state and in California.

“We thought, ‘What if we started canning cocktails,” Diacetis said. “It all just fell into place.”

“If what was in the can wasn’t very good it wouldn’t be successful,” Diacetis said. “We’re having a hard time keeping up with production. We’re in 70 liquor stores around the state.”

The group decided to take their initial plunge by releasing their version of the well-known cocktail, the Moscow Mule because of both its popularity and its familiarity.

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You may have noticed the over 10-foottall, 450-pound majestic elk looming large on C Street – and the deer family (buck, doe and fawn) on Front Street in Silverton.

“All of our kids attended Northwest Bible College in Kirkland, Washington. Kirkland has a statue on every corner.”

Making their debut in April, the figures are so lifelike they almost appear to move. Silverton resident Jim Prince, 70, sourced and purchased the wildlife forms, which are made from all-recycled aluminum, including Coke and Pepsi cans. “I got them on eBay. They were less than 10 percent of the cost of a bronze statue. These came from Texas. The molds are made at a sister company in Mexico. They don’t age and have a lifetime wear policy,” Prince said. “I read an article on affordable statues. What caught my interest was instead of being brass with a bronze finish, these are aluminum with a paint finish.” Jim’s true inspiration to further beautify Silverton came from a unique feature in

Cathy and Jim Prince next to C Street’s elk. NANCY JENNINGS


Jim and his wife, Cathy, own Front Street Properties where the sculptures were installed. The couple has been married for 47 years, have four children and eight grandchildren. Jim assumed he’d need a permit from the city to install the statues. He was pleasantly surprised. The sight lines for drivers around the corners weren’t obstructed, so he was free to place the figures without a permit. “We hope others get onboard with it,” Cathy said. “Silverton is our home and we just want to have it attractive and nice.” “We have plans to place one or two more. I’d like to see the Mural Society get involved. I think this would go hand-inhand with them,” Jim said. The new apartment complex behind Wilco now also displays an elk.

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Postpartum depression By Melissa Wagoner Hilary Dumitrescu knew what postpartum depression was before she became a mom – she had heard stories of famous mothers who battled the illness and had a sister who suffered from its effects – but none of that knowledge prepared her for what she experienced after the birth of her first child. “I thought having the baby would be the hardest part,” she said. “I figured once she was safely out that I’d be an old pro – wrong. The next three months were a mishmash of intense, terrifying love, and complete physical and psychological misery. Oh, and sleep deprivation.” Dumitrescu is far from alone in her experience. The third leading cause of maternal death in this country, an estimated one out of six women will experience some degree of postpartum depression, according to Jennifer Ungarwulff – a therapist at Mother Heart Counseling in Silverton. “All the life change, the huge role shift,

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hopelessness, negative self-judgment and a hyper-focus on the baby.

Audry Van Houweling – a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner specializing in women and girls at She Soars Psychiatry in Silverton – agrees that diagnosis and treatment is incredibly important. She sees healthy mothers as the backbone of the community and worries that – if unaddressed – postpartum depression can develop into ongoing sadness, isolation and despair for the sufferer leading to very real impacts on the health and development of the infant.

“There was the immediate reaction of being constantly anxious about her safety and comfort,” she said. “I was crying all the time. I was terrified to put the baby down – couldn’t sleep unless she was on me or my husband had her. I couldn’t leave her with anyone, not even my parents or sisters. I was just miserable.”

“Healthy, happy moms raise healthy, happy kids,” Ungarwulff said. “There’s this trickle down.” But determining if a woman is suffering from depression can be difficult. Often the woman herself may not recognize the symptoms, which can manifest in a variety of ways including: irritability, feeling overwhelmed, tearfulness,

For Dumitrescu, her depression included a combination of all of these symptoms.

The cause of feelings like these – depression, inadequacy and anxiety – is not entirely known but there are theories. Genetic predisposition – including a family history of bi-polar disorder, depression or anxiety – as well as psychosocial influences – such as a lack of support system, stress and sleep deprivation – can all be contributing factors, according to Ungarwulff. “Postpartum depression is a really normal reaction to a really hard situation,” she said.

Added to the risk factors are the very real physiological and hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth, ones that can exacerbate or even cause illnesses like hypothyroidism and autoimmune disorders. “There are very real physiological changes that occur during and post pregnancy,” Van Houweling said. “Following birth, hormone levels drop dramatically, which also directly cause fluctuations in neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine that can contribute to depressive symptoms.” Ungarwulff noted that the symptoms of depression generally occur any time between pregnancy and a year after the birth but some women may still feel the effects for years and can even experience a continuing depression from one pregnancy to the next. That overlap is what Silverton resident and mother of two Brianna Wolterman experienced. “Postpartum was so difficult,” she remembered. “Nothing about


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There’s no support for childcare and preschool culturally. We’re not supporting you – there’s no support for you.” Dumitrescu agrees and suggests one method communities can aid new mothers is by not waiting until they ask for help. Instead, she recommends banding together in support and commandeering daily chores like house cleaning, laundry and cooking dinner.

Wolterman explained that she never sought treatment for her depression and instead made excuses for how she felt, telling herself she was “fine.” According to Ungarwulff this kind of denial is common and can make it difficult to recognize which women are suffering. “It’s the idea that being a mom should be easy – that it’s not really work – it sort of undermines the value of mothers,” she said. “It’s part of that ‘women need to be perfect’ in the world. They’re not allowed to be imperfect or struggling.” Ungarwulff thinks the solution lies in community support for families – and mothers in particular. “People don’t live in the same city or state as their relatives,” she said. “A lot of people don’t get paid maternity leave.

she said. “Everybody feels guilty when they take time for themselves, but it doesn’t have to be super extreme. It’s always good to take care of yourself.” Ungarwulff also urges women who are newly pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant to be proactive in discussing their personal risk factors for postpartum depression with their doctor, midwife or a mental healthcare provider and to come up with a preliminary plan.

“Because if you ask her, ‘what can I do?’ you’re just adding another decision to five billion decisions she’s already making,” she said. Ungarwulff also suggests women make time for self-care. Although it can seem overwhelming to a new mother; good nutrition, 25 to 30 minutes of mild to moderate exercise every day, aromatherapy, sad lights and support groups can all be helpful ways of boosting both physical and mental health. “I know what it’s like, and it’s not easy,”

“The earlier you go in the better,” she said. Van Houweling also advised mothers to treat themselves and each other with compassion and to avoid the pitfalls of expecting perfection. “I think there is a lot of comparison, judgment, and continued stigma that is made even more immediate by social media,” she said. “Women can be hard on “Aneach d theother. Making room for authenticity said it y and would admission of struggle is so important n’t lasin t!”order that women can feel truly supported.”

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In 1992 Mary Coleman decided to take a hike. Normally an avid golfer, Coleman wanted to branch out but her husband and golfing partner wasn’t all that interested. Her hiking career could have ended there but then she discovered the Chemeketans – an outdoor club of over 600 members whose primary activity is day hiking.

Chemeketan leaders are also the persons who select the hikes or activities on offer – each taking a month and choosing their favorite spots for that time of year. “I’m queen of July,” Coleman laughed. “My favorites are Jefferson Park, Coffin Mountain – whatever hike is blooming is always awesome.”

“My husband doesn’t hike and so I have several hundred of my best friends to go hike,” Coleman laughed. “I had to rent a friend – the Chemeketans.” Established in 1928, the idea for the Chemeketans came about when a group of climbers summited Mount Hood and – looking over the valley below – decided to establish a hiking group in Salem. “They summited all the mountains around here,” Coleman said. “They were a force.” Still going strong over 90 years later, the Chemeketans are a hub of information and activities for hikers, backpackers, climbers and even paddlers. “We cover all gamuts,” Coleman said. “It doesn’t matter who you are, if you can do it with joy in your heart, you’re in.” An established non-profit, the Chemeketans are completely volunteer-run. And with a membership fee of $20 per year, it is affordable for just about everyone. “It’s cheap, it’s healthy, it makes no impact,” Coleman said. “There are no negatives but sweat and bad knees.” With two to three hikes on each weekend day and several scheduled during the week, it is an option for those with a busy schedule. Each outing is listed with drive time, hike distance and elevation gain. They are also rated by difficulty ranging from “Dawdler” – for photographers and those who are slow moving – through “Very Hard” – for those who like a longer, more strenuous climb. “Go to the website and read what to take with you and

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Chemeketans is open to all ages – including those with children – but not to dogs. “We don’t take dogs – period,” Coleman stressed.

Mary Coleman (right) with fellow Chemeketan Linda Willnow on a hike in Canyon Creek Meadows near Mount Jefferson. BILL GEIBEL


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For those with children Coleman suggested paying attention to the hike’s difficulty and coming prepared. “It’s an all-day event,” she said. “You leave home at eight and you get home at five.” Hikes generally begin at a common meeting place – often the Sublimity Park and Ride – and drivers are compensated for their gas. “We’re hopelessly prompt,” she warned. “When they say, ‘Eight o’clock meeting time,’ we’re ready to roll at eight o’clock.” Apart from day hikes, Coleman also enjoys the Chemeketans’ annual outing. Held in a remote wilderness area, 95 campers convene every year for a week – or two – of tent camping, day hikes and outdoor fun. “All you do is set up your tent and hike with your friends,” she said. “I’ve missed two in the last 30 years because it’s a wonderful time.” Coleman suggests that anyone who is interested in giving hiking a go – or who is new to the area and looking to explore – sign on with the Chemeketans. “I always tell people to sign up and ask questions,” she said. “If you even think you might want to try it, give it a try.”

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On the scoreboard that matters most athletes at Silverton and Kennedy turned into some superlative academic results for the 2018-19 school year. The Foxes featured 21 sports and activity teams that averaged a 3.2 grade point average or better. The top performer by GPA was girls cross country, with a 3.92 that earned Silverton the seventh spot in Class 5A. The top-ranked team was girls basketball, which was second with a 3.87. Here, in rank order, is a list of the other top 10 teams: choir (tie 3rd, 3.49), baseball (tie 4th, 3.48), boys track and field (tie 5th, 3.52), football (5th, 3.21), girls track and field (6th, 3.73), boys basketball (7th, 3.42), boys soccer (7th, 3.33), girls tennis (tie 7th, 3.74), girls swimming (8th, 3.65), boys golf (8th, 3.36), band (8th, 3.51) and boys tennis (8th, 3.62). Also scoring well above 3.0 but finishing outside the top 10 were volleyball (3.61), softball (3.59), dance and drill (3.57), girls soccer (3.5), boys cross country (3.41),

speech (3.38) and boys swimming (3.36). Kennedy, meanwhile, had two squads place first, girls basketball with a 3.91 and boys swimming with a 3.81. Overall the Trojans had 11 teams at 3.0 or above. In order of rank they were: volleyball (2nd, 3.85), softball (2nd, 3.83), baseball (2nd, 3.61), boys track and field (3rd, 3.33), band (4th, 3.05), boys basketball (tie 5th, 3.49), girls track and field (6th, 3.62), girls cross country (tie 10th, 3.67). ), girls swimming (tie 12th, 3.6), Bowling: Silverton’s Madi Burton traveled to Dallas, Texas, to compete in the Junior Gold national tournament. Burton advanced via her performance in the state tournament.

Burton competed in the U20 division because the Junior Gold does not have the U17 category that Oregon uses. Competing against many more experienced bowlers Burton finished 501st out of 855 entrants. Burton averaged 166.75 and closed the tournament with her best game, a 226. Madi Burton Nearly 4,000 American and international bowlers participated. Bowling runs in the family. Burton’s grandmother, Darline Vanderbeck, was a league bowler and bowling instructor in Silverton in the 1960s. Trap shooting: Silverton’s first-year squad sent two athletes to a national tournament in Mason, Michigan. Chris Shepherd finished 339th out of 1,274 shooters, He qualified for the finals and hit 97 out of 100 targets in the preliminary round. He was 88 for 100 in

the finals. Cameron Phillips also participated, hitting 93 out of 100 in qualifying and wound up 507th. Phillips finished just one target short of the finals cutoff mark.


“All told the season was a success and we’ve got a solid foundation going into the 2019 spring league season,” Foxes coach Kevin Palmer told Our Town.

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The Silverton High trap shooting squad at the state competition in Hillsboro in June. Standing. from left, are coach Doug Garrett, Jake Zurbrugg, Hannah Zurbrugg, Linzie Purvis, Nate Gubbels, Chris Shepherd, coach Kevin Palmer and Cameron Phillips. Kneeling (left to right) are coach Jamie Phillips, Wyatt Tegan, ColeCarpenter, Ethan Gubbels and Kaden Rand. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Friday, Aug. 31 Football 7 p.m. Silverton vs Central formal practices are set for Aug. 13, with Aug. 23 the first contest/jamboree date. The first football clashes are Aug. 31, with Silverton opening league play with a 7 p.m. home game vs. Central. Kennedy, meanwhile, opens its nonleague slate with a 7:30 p.m. against Blanchet Catholic at McCulloch Stadium in Salem. Here comes fall everyone! Follow me on @jameshday.

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A Grin at the End

‘Another perfect day...’ Randy Newman had it right: “I Love L.A.” – with an exclamation mark! I and a couple of my kids recently spent a long weekend in Los Angeles and, while I’m certainly no expert on that city, there’s way more to it than meets the eye. I once was talking with an acquaintance who moved to L.A. from the Midwest. I asked him if he liked it. He thought a minute, and said, ”I like everything about it, especially the dysfunction of it.” I thought about that as I drove across L.A. with one of my sons, who was moving there after a couple of years in San Francisco. The contrast between the two cities was stark. San Francisco is a gorgeous town. It looks as though it was designed by Disney Imagineers. Everything – well, almost everything – seems to be in the right place and the right size and scale. The hills give the landscape drama and context. Come to think of it, I don’t think the folks at

Thoughts on the City of Angels, or Dreams Leary, the Harvard professor who made a name for himself by promoting LSD. And that was just the first day.

Disney could do better. But, boy howdy, San Francisco is expensive. A “cheap” apartment there goes for $3,200 a month. Try making those ends meet. San Francisco is perfect if you have a fat wallet. L.A. is completely different. While San Francisco is handsome, L.A. seems to me to be a working city, a place where people aspire to big things. It’s a beehive.

L.A. is also the city of dreams. Big dreams, small dreams, shattered dreams, and dreams that came true. You can see it as you walk around any part of that sprawling city. We met an aspiring actress from Atlanta, a woman from Croatia, another from France, others from near and far, all following their dreams. Those are the people I envy. Each of us has a dream, usually when we are younger, and because of a variety of factors, we decide to compromise.

We learned about interesting stuff that you would probably never learn anywhere else.

The next thing we know, we are 65 and wondering what life would have been like if we weren’t so willing to give up on our dreams. In L.A., those dreams are still alive.

A lady in a hotel bar told us about selling arms to the Kurds in eastern Turkey. And what it was like to hang out with “Tim”

L.A. is full of surprises. We spent a Saturday exploring and literally stumbled across the most amazing car museum

I’ve ever seen – the Peterson Automotive Museum – which was just down the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Too cool! I always worry about driving in L.A. After all, about 10 million people live in Los Angeles County. That’s 2 1/2 times the population of Oregon. As we headed to the L.A. airport, we were worried about traffic, and while it didn’t go 70 mph it kept moving and we arrived in plenty of time for our flight. I was reminded of that when we got back to Portland, found our car and, at 11 p.m. on a Sunday, sat in a traffic jam, parked on I-205. And that was before all the roadwork started. Yep, I love L.A., for all of its vibrance, its quirks and its dreams, just as I don’t love Portland for its ineptitude. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Stayton.




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#T2490 dUal liVing on agreage $430,000 Dual living on the peaceful 5 acres with 30x36 shop. Set in the forest with open views to the south, this mission styled home has great character and multiple uses. Two kitchens. A bath and bedrooms on each floor with separate entrances. Pellet stove and wood stove. Good well. Fruit trees and huge garden area. 10 miles from Silverton. Call Michael at ext. 314. (WVMLS#735244)

HU FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT STAYTON/SUBLIMITY TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER LAND/ACREAGE TOWN BARELAND/LOTS #T2466 energY eFFicienT #T2489 CLASSICTOWN 1950’s $399,950 geodesic HoMe $429,500 Classic 1950’s 3 bed, 2.5 bath in Fairmont Hill COU COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL AUMSVILLE/ Energy efficient, geodesic home with 4 bedroom, area. Located across street from Fairmont Park. WOODBURN 3 bath, open floor plan on 2.18 acres,FOR 3 miles from Home has been updated with gas fireplace in LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT downtown Silverton. Flat lot with pastoral views LR and custom vinyl windows, however the 50’s TOWN KEIZER and lots of gardening and/or hobby farm space WOODBURN charm remains with covered entry, wood floors, SILVERTON BARELAND/LOTS with room for animals. Detached 2 car garage & and radiant ceiling heat. Downstairs basement SILVERTON plenty SILVERTON of parking & space for RV.TOWN Recent updates area is finished and provides access to twoOTHER car COMMUN HUBBARD include windows & patio doors. Sellers are related garage w/ 1/2 bath and includes family/rec room HUBBARD AUMSVILLE/TURNER to listing agent. Call Kirsten at ext. 326 or Chuck w/fireplace, utility area, and workshop. STAYT HUBBARD WOODBURN at ext. 325. Call Chuck at ext. 325. LAN TOWN TOWN TOWN #T2457 HWY 213 FronTage .30 Acres Call #T2457 HWY 213COMMUNITIES FronTage .30 Acres Call COMM OTHER COUNTRY Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $99,900 Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $99,900 COUNTRY FOR COUNTRY #T2468 readY For dreaM HoMe .34 Acres #T2469 scoTTs Mills – loTs oF TOW Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $79,900 PoTenTial 3 BR, 2 BA 1296 sqft 1.51 Acres IN TOWN NEW (WVMLS#730954)


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

Our Town North: August 1, 2018  

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