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NEWS PROGRAMS & EVENTS • SEPTEMBER 2 0 1 7 Events

Something To Talk About Total eclipse a cosmic eye opener...........4 Something Fun Center plans new activities for 50+ .......6

Something to Do Oktoberfest adds new bands to lineup...8 Our Neighbors

SINGLES DINE OUT CLUB

Datebook................................14 Something for the Soul

6 p.m. Wed. Sept. 13. Meet & Eating. Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant

Randy Traeger’s medical victory..........18

COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Passages............................20, 22 Dining Out..............................21 The Forum Letters from our readers......................23

The Lalickers – sights set on diamond..10

Your Health Silverton healers collaborate...............12 Indigeneous remedies shared..............16

8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Sat. Sept. 23 $5 adults & $3 for kids under 12 Outdoor and indoor seating available.

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Runners get ready for cross country.....24

Health & Exercise

Marketplace.......................25 A Grin At The End...........26

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Editor & Publisher

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Everything is in tune By Melissa Wagoner Cosmic awe swept over Silverton the morning of Aug. 21 in the form a total solar eclipse. Right on time it amazed cheering crowds from all over the globe. “That was the most amazing thing I’ve seen in all my 15 years,” exclaimed Giselle Linn who could not stop grinning as the sudden dusk brightened back into day. More spectacular even than this once in a lifetime solar event was the positivity, kindness and overall joy found within the humanity that witnessed it. At 10:17 a.m. onlookers turned their eyes to the heavens and the sight evoked spontaneous cheering in some, tears of wonder in others. “Oh my gosh, when people started cheering – that was amazing,” Ana Price a photographer from California said. “It was amazing,” recent Silverton High School graduate Gavin Owings agreed. “I can’t even explain it. It was easily the most amazing thing I will ever see. It was emotional.”

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Total eclipse proves to be cosmic experience of a lifetime employee Shawn Nicol said on the Sunday before the eclipse. “Today’s just another ordinary day in the garden – except we have a full campground.” Nicol estimated the garden was expecting between 2,000 and 3,000 campers some from as far away as Scotland and Japan. With the number of visitors running into the thousands, one might expect The Garden to be overrun and chaos to be the theme. Not so. Clearly labeled signs pointed campers to group sites, a general store sold ice, and Silverton’s Gear-Up Espresso kept everyone happily caffeinated. Giselle Linn sitting in among the eclipse crescents at Silverton High MELISSA WAGONER

peace reigned and tourists slid seamlessly into parking spaces, campsites and restaurants showcasing Silverton at its finest. “It’s going great,” Oregon Garden

Many campers took the opportunity to explore The Garden on Sunday wandering the grounds and picnicking around various food trucks. “I thought it would be really loud,” a camper with family in town from Ecuador said, “but it’s been really great.” Most visitors spent at least some time in downtown as well, spreading the crowds

out further and boosting the local economy. “There are people going everywhere,” Nicol said. Some of those wanderers made their way to this year’s Fine Arts Festival where the Silverton Arts Association saw a bump of 1,500 attendees over last year on Saturday alone, according to board member Carol DeMar. “We’ve got a lot more people here than last year,” arts association member Marilyn Schlechter agreed. Although normally an unusual place to find tourists, many out of towners found their way to the fields surrounding Silverton High School on Monday morning to watch the launching of a special balloon. Equipped with a video camera and sanctioned by NASA, this balloon was one of 55 taking flight across the country, sending eclipse information back to teams of scientists on earth.

At the appointed 8:45 a.m. launch time a countdown commenced. The giant white balloon sailed into the stratosphere and footage began relaying back to a team of astronomy students on the ground. As these students watched real time video footage, hundreds of others also attempted to capture the moment. Professional photographers lined up tripods aiming cameras fitted with filters to protect their high powered lenses while novice photographers held disposable eclipse glasses in front of their phones. Everyone struggled to get a shot of what looked like magic and – lasting less than two minutes – was as fleeting as it was miraculous. When the stars faded and the twilight brightened into sudden day young Giselle Linn found a spot in the shade of a tree. Dotted with crescent shadows from the still partially obscured sun she exuded silent joy, while across the field photographer Ana Price may have summed it up best saying, “Every second counts.”

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month on important topics. Upcoming agenda items are subject to change.

City Leaders Want You to Know 1. Sept. 11 City Council Meeting at 7:00pm – Ordinance establishing a Transportation Advisory Committee. Watch for the vacancy announcement on the City's website.

2. Sept. 18 City Council Work Session at 6:00pm – Joint Work Session with Planning Commission to discuss affordable housing.

3. Back to School Safety Tips – As summer draws to a close, the back-to-school season is in full

effect. Check out vehicle and pedestrian safety tips on the City’s website at www.silverton.or.us/safety.

4. Steelhammer Road Improvements Update – For periodic updates check out the Public Works web page at www.silverton.or.us/steelhamer.

5. September is National Preparedness Month – Check out ten easy ways you and your family can prepare for a disasterat www.silverton.or.us/emergencymanagement.

6. Eugene Field Property Update – City Council approved the Purchase and Sale Agreement for

acquisition of the property for a future Police Station/Civic Center. The City is in the due diligence period and is currently conducting environmental assessment on the property. Stay tuned for periodic updates.

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Nifty fifty Senior Center welcomes younger crowd By Nancy Jennings Fifty is the new 60 at Silverton’s senior center. The lower age requirement for center membership took effect in April, and the center hopes to add fresh faces to its current 546 members. “More exercise classes will be offered late in the day when more people who work can get there and participate,” Kathy Hunter said. Kathy is the chair of the Fundraising-Activities Committee. She and her husband, Ray, have been active members of the Silverton Senior Center since 2007. Ray started out delivering Meals on Wheels as a volunteer and has been a fixture there ever since. He is the building manager and is a past president, having served on an earlier board.

year. He recalled the strict stipulation the grant terms placed on the original member eligibility. “It was a (government) block grant. For the first five years, the age had to be 60.” “The age restriction caused a lot of controversy in the community,” Kathy added. “Some donors couldn’t even walk into the center if they weren’t 60.” Aging can be a sensitive topic, and for some, it comes with negative connotations. Not everybody embraces being associated with the word “senior.” Senior Center Executive Director Dodie Brockamp chooses to think on the positive side – and extend greater flexibility to new members. “Let’s focus on the future. I want everybody to be available to having all kinds of information for proactive aging,” she said. “We are looking to offer activities in the evenings and on weekends, changing our hours and being more accessible to people still in the workforce.”

He and the early board members were instrumental in the design of the center. “Public Works has done a great job supporting the center,” he added.

Social activities have included meals, concerts, casino daytrips, talent shows and barbeques. More fun is planned.

“The city owns the land and the building. We get to rent it, so we’re responsible for the interior to a certain extent,” Kathy said.

“It’s a wonderful place for community gatherings and you can take advantage of some of the benefits. People need to look at it in a different way than just the age factor,” Kathy said.

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Fundraising events are common at the center – and the community shows its support year-round. “All-age fundraisers are required to allocate that the money goes specifically to the center,” Kathy said. When the door was opened to all, things really changed. For example, everybody can go on the casino outings as long as they’re at least 21.”

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Brockamp encourages the 50+ age group to get a head start by being proactive before entering the next decade in their lives. “There’s a lot of information they need to have before they’re 60. We want them to know ahead of time so they can make better informed choices,” she said. The center’s plans include activities geared toward giving back to the community to show its appreciation. “Maybe that will be in the form of a scholarship, sponsoring another event or having a donor’s party,” Brockamp said. For information, check out the center’s updated website: silvertonseniorcenter.org, drop by the center at 115 Westfield St., or see the Silverton Senior Center’s activities ad in Our Town.

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Mount Angel prepares a few new notes for 2017 Oktoberfest

New bands, new beers, and new culinary treats will be part of the 52nd annual Mt. Angel Oktoberfest Sept. 14 - 17.

the Prostgarten! with an offering from Dinkelacker. Paulaner beers will reign in the Biergarten, but the menu will mix it up with HUB microbrews.

“We don’t want to change from the great traditions of quality entertainment, great beers and wines, incredible foods, and fun for the family,” Monica Bochsler, public relations director for the Oktoberfest allvolunteer board said. “Instead we try to add items that will enhance the great festival.”

New activities this year will include ZuZu Acrobats performing in the Kindergarten Saturday and Sunday. Oktoberfest presents a feast of favorites, and Pro Chefs Oregon will add Schweinshaxe – a cider braised pork shank with baby red potatoes and beer braised red cabbage – to the list. Their booth will be near the Prostgarten. McNary Fine Arts will add grilled tortilla wraps (chicken bacon, pulled pork and veggie) to the things to try, too.

On the entertainment front, Oberkreiner Juhej from Slovenia will bring traditional biergarten style to the Alpinegarten. Dopplebockers, an Oregon band, will entertain with polka in the Biergarten. Festival-goers may remember them from the Wurstfest in February, or may have seen a couple of the musicians when they played with Johnny Limbo’s band. The Chardon Polka Band is where polka meets punk. The group has an extensive catalog of traditional polkas, but they are not afraid to bring their own tunes into the mix along with polka-pop covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lady Ga Ga. They

If all this puts you in the mood to indulge in Oktoberfest at its origins, the festival is offering a chance to win a “Passport to Germany.” A $10 ticket puts you into a drawing for airfare from Seattle to anywhere in Germany, courtesy of Lufthansa. will be performing in the Biergarten. Beers to be featured include Mt. Angel Volksbier – a special collaboration with

Hopworks Urban Brewery; Frankenheim Alt – imported by Warsteiner; HackerPschorr – traditional beer straight from Munich; and Andechs – takes over

For information visit oktoberfest.org or see the Mt. Angel Shopper Official Oktoberfest Program available Sept. 13 at businesses throughout the area.

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“We decided we were going to leave Kansas. When we got back, John gave a two-week notice at his job. His father built a trailer and we brought all we could.” With two young children in tow and no jobs, the Lalicker’s did whatever was needed to make ends meet. “I worked at the cannery (pre-Bruce Pac) for two or three months and he babysat until he found a job,” Eileen said. Eventually, the couple prospered, managing their own grocery store/meat market on downtown’s iconic Water Street. During those years, they moved their store twice into different buildings on the same street. Eileen laughed, recalling how many of their friends in town helped them move their store “with pushcarts.” In time, John heard that ‘Fred Meyer’

was building two stores in the Salem area. Having grocery experience, he applied and ended up working there for more than 20 years. In that era, making time for “face-to-face” relationships was commonplace. “Fred would come into the stores and visit with his employees,” John said. Eileen started working for Avon in 1972. Her customers were residents at the Mount Angel Towers. Originally she thought she would just “do it for a year.” Forty-five years later, she still occasionally drops off Avon orders. “Visiting with friends is my social time,” she said. In addition to their two children, they have five grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Their son lives in Spokane, Wash., and their daughter lives in the Hazelgreen area, halfway to Salem. John shared they have endured their share of surgeries, and Eileen recalled a time her hardiness surprised even herself.

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“We were in the storm cellar for 13 nights out of 17,” she said. They sold their property there and came to visit her sister in Silverton on vacation.

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Whimsy Etc. has all the FUN back to school supplies you need! While in her mid-60s, she drove to the beach to meet John – not knowing she had a broken shoulder. She had tripped and fallen in their garden earlier that day. When John saw her sitting inside of her car, she looked “as white as a sheet.” “I thought it was just a bad bruise,” she said.

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In 1950, Eileen began singing as a soloist at local weddings and funerals. She still loves to sing.

The couple’s John and Eileen Lalicker have been married for 74 years. secrets to longevity include “You have to have a reason to get yourself maintaining social activities such as yearly out of bed and moving,” she said, adding July reunions with Eileen’s “Page” side of they both love being outside and enjoy the family. They have been members at their garden.

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Your Health

Intertwined By Melissa Wagoner Christine Carlisle and Gail Gummin, are collaborating to increase awareness of two ancient forms of Chinese medicine; foot reflexology and acupressure therapy. Carlisle, originally from Spokane, Wash. became involved in the connection between feet and health during her career as a professional ballerina in New York and around the country. “I spent 25 years dancing in point shoes,” she laughed. “Dancers know feet.” Gummin, a California native, developed an interest in nutrition and alternative methods of healing while teaching special education. “I knew what to do for children psychologically,” she said “but not nutritionally.” In 2007 Gummin enrolled in Bauman College and received training in Nutrition Consultation and Asian Bodywork, which she began using in conjunction to help treat her patients’ whole bodies. “I direct people toward foods that help their needs at that time,” she said “and I focus on moving a lot of emotional debris out of the body.” In 2013 Gummin and her husband Mark, who works remotely as a nuclear physicist for NASA and Lockheed Martin, left California and moved to Oregon. “California is where I was born and raised but I don’t relate to it anymore,”

Chinese medicine practitioners collaborate Christine Carlisle: foot reflexology Abiqua Bowen ClinicABC Wellness, LLC 104 South Water St., Silverton 503-873-3855 www.marypurdy.com

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104 North First St. Suite #7, Silverton 503-269-0641 Live Local Marketplace (chair shiatsu) 107 North Water St., Silverton www.thenurturingpath.com Gummin said. Carlisle’s path to Silverton was more meandering. Working as a professional dancer in New York she suffered a series of injuries to her ankles during her early 20s that left her with “bone on bone” friction and unable to perform.

Gail Gummin performing shiatsu accupressure therapy on Christine Carlisle.

“We all have our first serious crisis as a young adult,” she said. “This was my first serious crisis.”

pain and tension in the body through corresponding reflex points in the feet.

Devastated, Carlisle sought the comfort of her parents, who lived in Silverton, and told them, “If I can’t be God’s dancer, I’ll go to India and work with Mother Teresa.” She did not end up in India but she did spend time studying the world’s religions and apprenticing with a reflexologist who taught her the concept of relieving

Eventually Carlisle, who most recently lived with her husband in Minnesota, came back to Silverton to care for her aging mother and to spend time in the climate she loves. “I told my husband, ‘I do not want to die in a snowbank. I want to die in a rosebush in Oregon,’” she laughed. After the move Carlisle became a ballet

teacher for the American Academy of Performing Arts Company in Silverton and the lead artist for the fountain mosaic in Silverton’s Coolidge McClaine Park. That is where she met Gummin. “I saw this tent thing over by where the fountain is,” Gummin recalled. “I saw this person over there and it was Christine; she was working on the mosaic.” The two women struck up a conversation and Gummin was moved to volunteer for

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the venture but in a unique way.

minutes,” she said. “I get a lot of visitors who are shopping.”

“I said, ‘I will donate to this project by giving you free treatments every Monday,’” she said. Carlisle was suffering from lack of sleep as well as physical pain from the 12 hour days she was working. “She literally worked on me until she got my meridians back in balance. The next day after she worked on me I had a sustaining energy for the next four days. She got my body out of deep pain,” Carlisle said. Around this time Gummin received a Silverton Food Coop membership as a gift from her husband and felt inspired to contribute more. A creative donor, she decided to rent a space in Live Local Marketplace, where the Coop currently resides, in order to help bring in business. Utilizing a small space overlooking the store and with a panoramic view of the creek, Gummin set up a simple Shiatsu massage chair and a few assorted wellness items for sale. “It’s a zen retreat,” Carlisle said. Although Gummin maintains a larger office above Whimsy Etc., where she does most of her bodywork and nutritional consultations, she uses the smaller space to reach out to busy clients on a consistent basis and for a nominal fee. “I start with the $15 for 15 minutes – it’s a dollar a minute – and I go up to 30

This summer, in order to promote her new venture and to help Carlisle, who was opening a practice of her own in Abiqua Bowen Clinic-ABC Wellness, LLC down the street, the two women teamed up, manning a booth at the Silverton Farmers Market offering chair Shiatsu and reflexology to shoppers. “We had lots of people,” Carlisle said. “We handed out all of our cards.” Both women are excited about the future and plan to continue working in partnership on health and wellness classes that will help educate the community about various ways to relieve stress and pain and to combat weight issues. “We have a stressful planet and environment we’re living in,” Carlisle said. “Sometimes people are so buried under tremendous burdens.” Both women agree that the journey to healing the body can take many different methods and involve many different practitioners, but it can also begin with a single step.

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datebook Frequent Addresses

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

Monday Sit & Be Fit, Yoga

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

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

Family Game Day

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

Wednesday Silverton Business Group

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

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

Tuesday Zumba

8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. $3, $4 nonmembers. 503-873-3093

Clubb Massage

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Massage by appointment. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Tai Chi

Open Art Studio

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

Friday, Sept. 1

Compassionate Presence Sangha

6 - 9 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Opening reception for exhibit of food, drink, celebrationthemed artwork. Free. Continues on display during business hours through Sept. 30. 503-873-2480

Overeaters Anonymous

7 – 8 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Group meets weekly to discuss tips, support those with eating problems. All welcome. 503-551-3671

Friday

Mt. Angel Food Bank

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

11:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Crafty Kids

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

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

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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Pinochle

The Mt. Angel Library will be closed Sept. 5 - 12 for staff hiring, training. Children’s activities on hiatus until October.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Duplo Day

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

Saturday Silverton Farmer’s Market

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

2 - 3:30 p.m., Silverton Hospital. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. Suzy, 503-304-3429

Adult Coloring Night

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Thursday

Caregiver Connection

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

Blood Pressure Checks

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Adult conversation, refreshments, coloring. All materials provided. Free. 503-873-8796

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Silverton Spiritual Life Community

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

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions

9 a.m. & 5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wednesday, Thursday. 503-845-6998

10 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free blood pressure checks by Legacy Silverton Health. Seniors 50+. 503-873-3093

Sunday

1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Gordon House Tours Association, 303 Coolidge Noon, 1, 2 p.m. Every LIGHTWISE © 123RF.COM St. Sessions for $2/week. All day. Frank Lloyd Wright skill levels. 503-873-2480 Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. thegordonhouse.org, 503-874-6006

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

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

1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bring supplies to use, share. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Noon – 1 p.m., Third and High streets, Silverton. Mon. - Sat. 503-873-1320

First Day of School

Saturday Lunch

10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Open to knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, quilters. Seniors 50 and older. Free. 503-873-3093

Recovery at Noon

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Family game day for families with children of all ages. Free; caregiver must attend with children 0 - 5. 503-873-7633 10 a.m., Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952

Needle Crafters

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Lunaria Gallery Show Opening

7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Artists reception for It’s Iconic, exhibit of paintings by Ann Altman, sculpture by Deborah Unger. Gallery loft features Artmarks: Nature’s Own, featuring nature paintings. Free. Continues on display during business hours through Sept. 30. 503-873-7734

First Friday in Silverton

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

First Friday Music

6:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Comfort, hope, support to parents who lost a child. Carol Williams, 503-873-6944

Mt. Angel American Legion Post 89

6:30 p.m., 740 E College St. 503-845-6119

Silverton Garden Club

7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Water features, planning, planting. Refreshments. Free. Sandi, 503-873-5690

Mt. Angel City Council

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

Wednesday, Sept. 6 Home School Day @ Garden

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Outdoor learning, science, art activities. Age 5 - 12. $9 adults, $4 students. No preregistration. oregongarden.org.

Teen Improv

5 - 6 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Develop, enhance improv skills. No experience necessary. Age 11 and older. 503-873-7633

Thursday, Sept. 7 Wine & Words

5 p.m., Glockenspiel Restaurant, 190 E Charles St., Mount Angel. Book club with wines offered. Free. 503-910-5417

Introduction to Meditation

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

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Sept. 21. 503-873-8796

7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church 203 W Main St. Christopher Wicks performs an all Beethoven piano recital. Free-will offering accepted. 503-873-3461

Scotts Mills City Council

Monday, Sept. 4 Labor Day

7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Open to those interested in service to community. Repeats Sept. 21. 503-873-7119

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Friday, Sept. 8 Supervision for Spiritual Directors

9 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Supervised meeting for ongoing formation, education for spiritual directors. $30. Sister Joan Pokorny, 503-949-6284, to RSVP.

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, silvertonchamber.org

Saturday, Sept. 9 AARP Driving Class

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Driver’s safety class. Seniors 50 and older. Pre-registration required. 503-873-3093

Buddhist Reading Group

11 a.m., Coffee Shop, 111 N Water St., Silverton. Read, question, discuss practical Buddhist literature. All spiritual traditions welcome. Free. David, 971-218-6641.

Shalom Open House

Silverton Planning Commission

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

Wednesday, Sept. 13 Gardening Seminar

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

Singles Dine Out Club

6 p.m., Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, 321 Westfield, Silverton. Order off menu, dutch treat. 503-873-3093

Thursday, Sept. 14 Mount Angel Oktoberfest Opens

11 a.m. - midnight. Food, crafts, music, dancing. Thru Sept. 17; free children’s area Sept 16, 17. Sept. 17 festival hours 11 a.m. 9 p.m.. oktoberfest.org

Aging Brain Class

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Learn about aging brain, dementia with Brookstone Memory Care. Free. 503-873-3093

Friday, Sept. 15

1 - 4 p.m., Shalom Prayer Center at Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Celebrate opening of Shalom Prayer Center. 503-845-6141

Oktoberfest Street Dance

Monday, Sept. 11 Patriot Day

Saturday, Sept. 16

Abigail Scott Duniway DAR

10 a.m., Historic Charles & Martha Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Special guest Oregon Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Regent Alice Miles. Refreshments served. Open to public.

8 p.m., Mount Angel Bandstand. Learn to polka, schottische. Chicken dance. All ages. Repeats Sept. 16. oktoberfest.org

Oktoberfest Golf Tournament

8 a.m., Evergreen Golf Course, 11694 NE West Church Road, Mount Angel. 18-hole, shotgun start. $240 per foursome; includes buffet lunch, prizes. Benefits local junior golf equipment. oktoberfest.org

Oktoberfest Road Race

Veteran Benefits Presentation

1 - 2 p.m., NorthWest Senior and Disability Services, 3410 NE Cherry Ave., Salem. Free presentation about benefits available to those who served in military, loved ones. Call Julie, 503-304-3432, to register.

Mt. Angel City Council

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

Silverton City Council

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

Tuesday, Sept. 12 Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. - noon, Silver Falls Library. What’s new in genealogical research. Free. ancestrydetectives.org

Open Quilting Time

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

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9 a.m., Humpert Park, 400 Alder St., Mount Angel. 5K run/ walk, 10K run, half marathon. 5K/10K $30 by Sept. 13; $35 day-of. Half marathon $75 by Sept. 13; $80 day-of. Register oktoberfestroadrace.com

Military Vehicle Display

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Legion Hall, 740 College St., Mount Angel. Tanks, halftracks, humvees from World War II thru Vietnam era. Repeats Sept. 17. Free. oktoberfest.org

Oktoberfest Cruz ‘n Car Show

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Mary School, 590 E College St., Mount Angel. View 100 cars each day in separate shows. Pre-register at oktoberfest.org, or register at 8 a.m. today or Sept. 17. $15 to register; free to view.

Book Talk

9:30 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Discuss The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. Free. Bring lunch or buy at monastery for $8.50. RSVP: 503-845-6141

Dream Group

10 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Listening to dreams in group can help see God’s presence. RSVP to 503-84-6141.

Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races

11:30 a.m., St. Mary School, 590 E College St., Mount Angel. Repeats Sept. 17. Free to watch; $5 to enter. oktoberfest.org

Sunday, Sept. 17 Oktoberfest Volkswalk

10 a.m., Mount Angel. Noncompetitive walking event. Register at south side of Biergarten. All ages. Free. oktoberfest.org

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Spanish Storytime

10:30 - 11 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Stories, fun in Spanish. All ages. Free. 503-873-7633

Hypnotherapy Seminar

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Hypnotherapy seminar on carpal tunnel. Repeats Sept. 26. 503-873-3093

Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Alzheimer’s support group for spouses. 503-873-3093

Silver Falls Book Club

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Adult book club. Discuss When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Open to all. 503-873-8796

American Legion Post 7

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

Wednesday, Sept. 20 Chickadees Storytime

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. 3 - 5 year olds. Caregivers must attend. Free. Repeats Sept. 27. 503-873-7633.

Prayer of the Heart

3:30 p.m., Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Contemplative prayer group. Free. 503-845-6141 to RSVP.

STEAM LaB

3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math: Learning and Building. Supplies provided. Age 5 - 11. Repeats Sept. 27. 503-873-7633

Pints & Purls

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.

Thursday, Sept. 21 Baby Birds Storytime

11 a.m. - noon, Silver Falls Library. 0 - 36 months. Caregivers must attend. Free. Repeats Sept. 22, 28, 29. 503-873-7633

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Zenith Women’s Club

7 p.m., location varies. GFWC Silverton Zenith Women’s Club fund, implement projects benefitting Silverton community. Call Barbara, 801-414-3875, for meeting place, information.

Friday, Sept. 22 Fall Begins Fall Prevention

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Learn to prevent falls with Home Instead. Free. 503-873-3093

The Kitchen Witches

7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Brush Creek Players presents The Kitchen Witches. $10 adults, $8 senior 60 and older, students under 12. Tickets at Books-N-Time or at door. Repeats 7 p.m. Sept. 23, 29, 30; 2 p.m. Sept. 24; 7 p.m. Sept. 28. brushcreekplayhouse.com

Saturday, Sept. 23 Community Pancake Breakfast

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

Sunday, Sept. 24 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

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

Organ Recital

9:30 - 9:55 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First Ave., Silverton. Gil Wittman performs. Free. 503-873-6620

Monday, Sept. 25 Vigil for Peace

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Towne Square Park. People for Peace gather to plead for peace, end of wars. Open to all. 503-580-8893

Wednesday, Sept. 27 Sunset in the Garden

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, tram tours, sunset. Beer, wine, spirit tastings. Admission: $20 online at oregongarden.org, $25 at door. Under 21, garden members, $10.

Thursday, Sept. 28 Travel Fair

1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free travel information. Door prizes. Open to public. 503-873-3093

Friday, Sept. 29 Moving Through Transition

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St. Consider change, transition. $60/one day, $100/both days. 503-845-6141

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Your Health

Herbalists gather By Melissa Wagoner Herbalists from across the nation will meet in Silverton Oct. 5-9 for the American Herbalists Guild Symposium. Featuring more than 50 classes on subjects ranging from treatments for common health problems and practical applications of Northwest flora to creating an herbal first aid kit, the symposium’s goal is to explore herbalism in diverse ways. Dr. Patrisia Gonzales, the symposium’s keynote speaker, is a part of that diversity. Gonzales, a descendant of the Kickapoo, Comanche and Macehual people, has a family history that includes many generations of Mesoamerican healers who used plants and herbs both for ceremony and as medicine. “Herbs were consulted before a doctor,” she said. Gonzales, a former journalist, got her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin with a specialty in Indigenous healing systems and currently teaches courses on traditional Indigenous medicine at the University of Arizona. She is the author of five books including Traditional Indian Medicine: American Indian Wellness. Gonzales will be speaking on the evening of Oct. 6 about the way in which the world of plants and humans interact

Indigenous knowledge of plants shared in Silverton

American Herbalists Guild Symposium Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W. Main St., Silverton Oct. 5-9, 2017 Register: americanherbalistsguild.com/symposium according to Indigenous teachings. “I will be discussing how the plant world teaches us how to live,” she said. “Plants support life, they can also humble us.” Plants have affected Gonzales’s own life and health in profound ways. In 1990 she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue disorder and told she would never lead a normal life. After spending months at a time unable to get out of bed, Gonzales finally began healing herself. “With plants, prayer, ceremony and finding internal balance, I live a normal healthy life and get a cold about once a year,” she said. Although Gonzales views herbs as a way of life and the connection “to our first mother,” she knows that conference attendees will come from various backgrounds and assorted views. “I respect where people are at,” she said. “Sometimes they

come to plants when they are ill, so establishing knowledge when you are healthy allows you to have a deeper relationship when you need them.” New to the American Herbalists Guild, Gonzales joined to keep abreast of what is happening in herbalism today. “It’s good to see innovations,” she said. “I prefer to keep my lineage of original medicines, but I enjoy seeing how others think about or experience the plant medicines.” Gonzales is excited about attending this year’s symposium and especially “learning and interacting with other plant people” but she hopes that others will attend in order to “reconnect and develop an ethic with plants.” She worries that there is “too much use of herbs and plants in ways that may not be necessary and are expensive and unsustainable” and hopes that the education the symposium provides will help with these issues. She also hopes to bring some of the Indigenous culture and knowledge to the daily life of those who may not be familiar with it. “Teas, spices in food, treating colds, and calming people – in my world, they are part of daily life,” Gonzales said. “Not all people grow up with that. For Indigenous origins peoples, this knowledge is part of family knowledge and just part of living.”

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Motorcyclist hits bear on Britenbush Road A motorcyclist riding on Britenbush Road near mile post 18.5 Aug. 27 crashed into a black bear thar was in the middle of the lane of travel. Marion County Sheriff’s office reports the motorcyclist was flown to a hospital to be treated for injuries. The black bear died at the scene. Its remains were taken care of by the US Forest Service. Deputy Zahn from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigator

in the incident, assisted by members of the Detroit-Idahna Fire Dept., Lyons Ambulance Service, and the United States Forest Service Fire and Police. WVCC and METCOM emergency dispatch services and Lifeflight also participated.. Sheriff’s office officials say this incident is a reminder to be careful while driving in the rural area as well as camping or hiking. Wild animals share the environment and the roadways.

Lunaria opens It’s Iconic show Sept. 1 Lunaria Gallery presents “It’s Iconic,” an exhibit of paintings by Ann Altman and sculpture by Deborah Unger. Both shows are on display Sept, 1 - 30 during regular gallery hours and at the First Friday artists’ reception Sept. 1, 7-9 p.m. Each artist has used figures as symbols of an attribute of life in a way that refers to history while being modern and forwardlooking. Inspired by the shape of ironing boards, resonant of both domesticity and Gothic architecture, Altman’s paintings represent the figure as icon in a broad

sense. She has collected antique wooden ironing boards of all different shapes and sizes to use as canvases for this series. Unger has created small scale figurative sculptures in carved wood and mixed media. These figures often exist within environments, which create context. Also on display in the the gallery’s loft, “Artmarks: Nature’s Own,” featuring nature paintings by seven artists. The gallery, located 113 N. Water St., Silverton, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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Something for the Soul

Dodging death

Randy Traeger faces his toughest opponent

By Steve Ritchie

The severe confusion he was experiencing resulted from extremely high ammonia levels in his body. The condition was so serious it could easily have killed him.

After years of serious health issues, Randy Traeger knew in early June that he was just about out of time. He had already been on the liver transplant list for 30 months, and he could sense that his body was giving out. His will to keep going was faltering, too.

“When people hear that it is a liver problem, they assume it is connected to alcoholism because that is so common. When people said that to me, I said, ‘well if I knew I was going to end up like this, I probably would have drank more.’”

“I knew I was bad,” Traeger said. “I was just done.” Among the regular procedures he was going through was “getting tapped” weekly to remove the excess fluid buildup left by the liver’s dysfunction. The procedure removed 25 lbs of his body weight in 45 minutes, and left him feeling wasted.

In fact, Traeger suffered from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver, as well as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, chronic stage III kidney disease, splenomegaly, esophageal varices and severe ascites.

Then came the call from OHSU that they had been praying for. A liver had been donated, and Randy would be the recipient. Randy and his wife, Lynnette, waited at OHSU for the liver to arrive from Boise. It was nearly midnight and the pre-op room was deserted. They tried to envision how the liver would arrive from the airport – by helicopter perhaps? No, they were told. It would come by car from PDX. The transplant was a success. The new liver was named “Spud,” since it had come from Idaho. After examining the removed liver, doctors told Traeger he would have been dead within two weeks without the transplant. His intuition had been correct. Even before his rehab started, Traeger received some shockingly bad news. The liver donor, a man who died from an aneurism, had undergone an autopsy, which revealed a tumor behind the blood clot. A biopsy confirmed the tumor was cancerous. This meant that the cancer could have already spread to his other organs, including the liver. There was no way to know for sure, but the medical team said there was a strong likelihood the cancer would soon appear in Traeger’s body. The Traegers agreed to do a “re-transplant,” and Randy was back on the transplant list. But the very next day there was more bad news. The second transplant would not take place. There was something oddlooking on Randy’s lymph nodes. If it was cancer, he would not qualify to receive a donated liver.

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“Chief “– the nickname for the new liver to replace Spud – came from Seattle. At 1 a.m. on July 20 – the birthday of Randy’s deceased sister Kimmy who suffered from Rett’s Syndrome – he was wheeled into the operating room. Lynnette got phone calls every two hours to update progress, and by 7:30 a.m. the doctor called to say Chief was in and they were stitching her husband up. The transplant had gone flawlessly.

Lynnette and Randy Traeger post-operation. Inset: Randy in November 2014.

“They went through this whole deal with pathology to try and figure out whether it was cancer, or not,” Traeger said. “The OHSU guy could not identify whether it was cancer. No one they knew could either. Ultimately, they talked to one of the top cancer guys in the world and he said, ‘I don’t know what it is but I don’t think it is cancer. It’s something really weird but it’s not cancer.’ Based on that (opinion), they came back and said, ‘OK, it’s not cancer, do you still want to go ahead?’ “You go this whole time on the transplant list, then you get a transplant, and then they tell you you’ve got cancer. And then you’ve got to wait four or five weeks, and I’ve got this liver in me that could be killing me.” The best option was to get Spud out and put a new one in.

Randy Traeger’s health problems started in September of 2012 with an excruciatingly painful infection of the pelvic bone. It was so serious and persistent that physicians had to use nine different antibiotics and put a PIC line into his heart. Eventually, surgery was needed to combat the infection. Later, when symptoms from his poorlyfunctioning liver started to appear, the Traegers assumed that these were lingering issues from the infection. They had no idea there was an entirely new problem. “Once, in the middle of the night, Lynnette found me on the kitchen floor looking up at the ceiling talking to a light bulb. And the light bulb was talking back to me. They took me to the hospital and that’s when the new diagnosis began to take shape.”

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Lynnette brought Randy home on July 24, and on the 25th their daughter Krystal and husband Ryan had twin grandsons, Easton and Everett. Life continues. “The people up there (at OHSU) are fantastic,” Traeger said. “The nurses, the surgeons, the doctors... the last words they used for me were ‘a miracle’ because of the two livers in a month. A poster child because I healed up so fast after the second surgery. The first liver improved my health so I healed up faster the second time.” The two transplants, treatments, drugs, and hospital stays were not something the Traegers could have paid for themselves. In fact, they were broke even before the medical expenses totaling millions began to pile up. Success in business – Traeger Grills – had allowed them to support seven children, and give hundreds of thousands to charity, but, after selling the business in 2007, they were left with next to nothing

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when the economy fell apart. They couldn’t sell the homes they owned, and Randy was unable to get a job.

“It’s a lot of prayers. Literally, thousands of people were praying for me. I don’t know how people who don’t have a strong faith do it. I can’t fathom that. I struggled at times. I’d say it all the time – ‘I can’t take it anymore.’ “

In hindsight, this was a blessing. “Even if I had had money (at that point), it would have been gone,” he said. “As it was, we were wiped out before the medical expenses (were incurred).

Traeger said he had a strong sense of the presence of Jesus at the most difficult times which helped him get through the physical and emotional pain. He believes it was all in God’s plan.

“We started working with social workers, the Oregon Health Plan, disability and Medicaid. We went through that whole confusing process and it all came together.”

“I had this life before where I was always chasing my own ego. Academically, athletically, business-wise, politically, always trying to climb to the top of the mountain. And I had some success with that. But I think, like St. Paul, I had to be knocked off my horse. Several times.

He ended up getting on disability and OHP, as their income at that point was zero. Traeger said that, as difficult as his life has been in recent years, he considers it “a great journey. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. “I attribute much of my positive outcome to my family and especially Lynnette. My high school sweetheart, mother of our seven children, and wife of over 38 years.  I figure she logged over 17,000 miles

Randy Traeger received two liver transplants at OHSU.

driving me to hospitals and doctors. She administered all my drugs and injections

at home. She was with me every minute of every day taking care of me.

“I needed to recommit myself that everything I do, everything is for Jesus. He’s got to have a reason for me still to be here. I’m not fully sure what that is but my ears are wide open... there is no other reason for me to be alive.”

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Sr. Immaculata Tuma, O.S.B. Sister Immaculata Tuma, O.S.B., a member of Queen of Angels Monastery, died Aug. 13, 2017 at Queen of Angels Monastery in Mount Angel. She was 86.

Dietary Administration for Food Service Managers at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. in 1973 and received a certificate as a Master Cake Decorator in 1974.

Sr. Immaculata began life May 17, 1931 as Lillian Tuma. She was born and raised on an 80-acre farm, just outside of Lebanon, Ore. She and her twin brother Jim were the youngest of five children of James and Lillian Tuma.

In 1969 Sr. Immaculata was put in charge of the Sisters’ kitchen. She served her community in this position for over 40 years. Sr. Immaculata was well-known for her elaborate and beautiful wedding and special occasion cakes, which have graced hundreds of celebrations over the years. At the holidays, she baked hundreds of cookies, her famous fruit cake, and pastries such as bear claws and butter horns. She also baked the buttermilk coffee cakes, which were sold by the Sisters at the Mount Angel Oktoberfest and given as gifts to friends and supporters of the Sisters.

A tomboy who loved riding horses and picking berries, she felt like she “was in heaven already” on the family farm. As a youngster, she attended the two-room Crowfoot School and graduated from Lebanon Union High School in 1949. Each summer she and her brothers went to catechism classes taught by the Benedictine Sisters. She admired the Sisters who taught those classes, but said she “never thought” about becoming a Sister until she was 17 or 18. She entered Queen of Angels Monastery in 1952 at the age of 21, after working at Durlam’s Bakery in Lebanon. Sr.

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Sister Immaculata Tuma, O.S.B.

Immaculata professed first vows as a Benedictine Sister on Feb. 10, 1954. Soon after her monastic profession, Sr. Immaculata began working as a cook, serving at the Monastery, as well as at Mount Angel Abbey and the Benedictine Nursing Center. She took courses in

During most of her 60-plus years of monastic life, including last summer, Sister Immaculata canned hundreds of gallon jars of fruit and froze gallons of jams for the sisters’ food pantry each summer.

Sr. Immaculata was an avid Portland Trail Blazers fan and faithfully followed their performance through the years. One of her great delights was to go to a home game and cheer them on personally. At the time of her 50th Jubilee in 2004, reflecting on her years as a Benedictine Sister, Sr. Immaculata said, “I feel that my life as a religious has been fruitful, life-giving and joyful. It has been very, very happy.” At her 60th Jubilee in 2014, Sr. Immaculata, who was retired but still quite active, liked to say, “I made it this far and the rest is icing on the cake!” Sr. Immaculata is preceded in death by her four brothers: Fred, Ernest, Louis, and James, and is survived by her nieces and nephews, cousins, many friends, and her monastic community, the Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel. Memorial gifts may be made to the retirement fund of the Benedictine Sisters, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel, OR 97362.

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Compassionate Friends welcomes all Parents and grandparents who have lost children or grandchildren are welcome to come together with others as Compassionate Friends the first Tuesday of every month at the Silverton Senior Center.

The group meets from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at 115 Westfield, Silverton. There is no cost to attend. There is no age restriction.

and to respect the confidences that are shared. Some participate for a long time while others for a brief time. Some attend soon after the death of a child. Others may wait years to participate. Newcomers are welcome to visit any time they are ready.

Some of the children lost were quite young when they died, others were adults. Organizers say the goal is to understand the grief that accompanies the loss of any child at any age.

Meetings occasionally include guest speakers and special programs. Experiences range from sadness and tears as participants talk about the children lost, to celebration and laughter as special times are shared.

A peer-led group, Compassionate Friends is not affiliated with any religion, and members strive not to judge anyone’s circumstances,

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Greg Verbeck Greg Verbeck, 54, of Lebanon passed away in his sleep on Aug. 10. He was born in Silverton to Gary and Mary Verbeck on Jan. 30, 1963. He leaves behind a number of family members and loved ones, including beloved wife of 10 years Julie Verbeck, sons Clay and Cade Verbeck and daughter Melissa and her husband Clayton Toquero. Greg was one of six siblings. He is been survived by: Rick (Wanda) Verbeck, Heidi (Scott) Hamilton, Kelly (Curly) Lovelady, Mike (Laurie) Verbeck, and Candy (Dan) Morgan. He has numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and little niece, great niece, and a first grandchild to arrive this year. He was employed by Good Samaritan for more than 15 years. He helped coach various sports in Lebanon for more than 10 years and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon and has served on various boards and committees. At the time of his death he was an elder for the church.

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Runners get ready

Kennedy girls likely state meet contenders

Kennedy High School returns all five runners from the 2016 cross country squad that won a district title by 42 points, and veteran coach Steve Ritchie thinks the squad is capable of improving on its fourth-place finish at state. Leading the way for the Trojans is senior Kaylin Cantu, a three-time district champion who was third at state a season ago. Right behind her is junior Alejandra Lopez, second in the district and fifth at state. Clarissa Traeger (sixth at district), Azaris Velazquez (eighth at district) and Nati Ortiz (ninth at district) also return, but Ritchie noted that other top state contenders in the 3A-2A-1A level, Catlin Gabel, Union, Enterprise and Oak Hill, also return many of their top runners. “The top echelon of 3A-2A-1A is the best I have seen in my two decades of coaching at Kennedy,” Ritchie said. The Trojans lost their top two boys runners from a year ago, Noe Jines and Brendon Rendon, but sophomores Luke Hall and Nick Riedman return after finishing in the top 10 at districts as freshmen. Also in the mix are juniors Nick Spicklemeir (32nd at districts in 2016) and Carlos Saravia, a junior hurdler on Ritchie’s track squad who is trying cross country for the first time. The Kennedy boys will be looking to make it to state for the 18th time in 19 years. On the schedule: The Trojans and Silverton host the Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational Sept. 13 at Silver Falls State Park. The district meet is Oct. 26, with state on Nov. 4. Silverton, meanwhile, is coming off its first boys district title in 25 years. Haile Stutzman, Will Sisley, Will Wright and Matthew Stravens are back, but coach

Erik Cross said a repeat title will be a challenge because of the depth in the Mid-Willamette Conference. Newcomers Charlie Petrik, David Reaves III and Clay Martinson will add depth. Junior Jori Paradis, who came within two spots of qualifying for state in her first cross country season, returns for the Foxes girls, along with Addie Schmitz, Eleasha Zitzelberger and Justice McBride. Cross also has promising freshmen Anne Hurley, Kaity McElfresh and Mya Kuzmin and seniors Rowan Lieggi and Brooke McCarty on hand to try to get the Foxes to the state meet for the first time since 1996. On the schedule: Cross and the Foxes co-host the Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational Sept. 13 at Silver Falls State Park. The Mid-Willamette district meet is Oct. 25, with state on Nov. 4. Softball: Silverton 2017 graduate Alex Molloy helped lead her club team to second place in a national tournament held July 31-Aug. 6 at Wallace Marine Park in Salem. Molloy was 4-0 pitching for the All-American Mizuno 18A Gold squad that finished second to the Carolina Cardinals from Rural Hall, N. C. This is the third season Molloy has played for All-American Mizuno, which is based in Redding, Calif. Previously Molloy participated on a Pioneer Little League that won a District

Silverton’s Alex Molloy, flanked by mother Elsa and father James, holds her plaque after helping lead her club team to a runner-up finish in a national softball tournament at Wallace Marine Park in Salem.

7 10U title, won a 12U state title with the Oregon Panthers and a 14U state title with the Oregon Titans. Her Silverton High team made the state Class 5A semifinals in 2015 and this past season. She was a three-time all-Mid-Willamette Conference first-team pitcher. She will play college softball at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. Tower run: A total of 65 individuals participated on the first Tunnel 2 Towers 5-kilometer event in Mount Angel. The event is part of a national series that honors first-responders and 9-11. Joseph Hiller, 20, of St. Paul won the race in 20:41.9. Carlos Saravia, 16, of Aurora was second in 20:50. Nicole Guyer, 34, of Silverton finished 10th overall in 29:57.9 and was the top woman runner. “It was a good turnout for the first year,” said organizer Amanda Beyer, who added that organizers are considering a move to May next year to avoid the fire season.

A runner totes an American flag Aug. 12 during the first Towers 2 Towers benefit run in Mount Angel.

Oktoberfest run: The annual 5K, 10K and half-marathon runs in conjunction with Oktoberfest are set for Saturday, Sept. 16 at Humpert Park in Mount Angel. The 13.1-mile half-marathon starts at 8 a.m., with the 5K and 10K set for 9 a.m. Registration costs $30, with prices going up to $35 on Sept. 14. Fees include a beer glass and a beer token for Oktoberfest’s Prostgarten. For information go to www. oktoberfestroadrace.com. All-star baseball: Foxes junior to be Hunter Runion participated in the Pacific Northwest Regional all-star competition in Kent, Wash. Runion, a pitcher and outfielder played on the Oregon all-stars, who competed against Washington and Colorado teams as well as a mixed squad. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday.

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A Grin at the End

What ‘fake news’ is

. . . and isn’t

A great deal of confusion has been generated over the past year about the term “fake news.” As a purveyor of a column that could be labeled as such, I will try to clear up any confusion that politicians and others might have. First, let’s talk about “news.” That’s when a reporter tries his or her best to tell readers, or listeners, what’s going on. It’s really that simple. A reporter will hear about something that might be newsworthy — interesting — and write a news story. As an example, let’s use a house fire. Good reporters will follow these steps: go to the scene and report what they see and hear; then check with a primary source such as the fire district. By interviewing the chief or a spokesman, a reporter will be able to get the nuts and bolts of the story — who, what, when, where and possibly how. Often the cause of a fire will remain under investigation, so the reporter will need to check back to see if a cause can be identified.

much as possible about the facts and context of a story.

Then the reporter might talk to the property owner and neighbors to find out more context — if a family lived there or if the house was vacant are important facts to determine. The reporter will write the first draft of the story and submit it to an editor. He or she will then read it and correct it for grammar, style and double-check facts. Most importantly, the editor will look for “holes” in the story — key facts that are missing. Once the editor and reporter are satisfied that the story answers as many questions as possible, it will be published. That’s news — stories that are thoroughly reported and edited to tell readers as

What’s not news is what you see on cable news channels, which I would describe as a goat rope. That’s when two or three — or more — people sit around jawing about stuff, whether they have any direct knowledge about it or not. This is a way to fill time when a network or station is too cheap or lazy to get actual reporters to write actual stories about the events of the day. It is a close relative of talk radio. These networks will also interview newsmakers representing one side of a story. Still another development is one reporter interviewing another reporter. What you mainly get is conjecture, not news. I would not call these “fake news” so much as I would call them “no news.” Another area that some people confuse with news is opinion. These appear in the form of columns — like this one — in which a single person expresses his or her opinion. He may have some special

insight into an issue — I have been a journalist for more than 40 years — that can help readers understand the context of an issue. Letters to the editor are cousins of columns, except they come from readers. Editorials also appear on the opinion page of newspapers and are labeled as such. They are written by members of a newspaper’s editorial board, often the publisher and editor of the paper, and are the product of a discussion of a topic, news stories that have been in the paper and interviews with newsmakers involved in an issue. Editorials express the opinion of the editorial board and are meant to cultivate thought and discussion of a particular topic and, hopefully, prod those in power to solve problems. So “fake news,” “news” and “opinion” are three different things. As an American you can choose what to read, listen to and believe. You just need to know the difference between the three. Carl Sampson is a freelance editor and writer. He lives in Stayton.

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#T2416 loTs oF PoTenTial $686,800 This property has lots of potential, over 6,000 finished square feet, two buildings, two kitchens, 6 baths. Two access this home with Evans Valley Creek running thru the property. Single level dwellings, could continue with established daycare. Buyer to do due diligence with county to have two separate legal dwellings, each have their own septic tanks. Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322. (WVMLS# 721150)

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#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 $399,000 (WVMLS#711358)

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#T2399 eXcellenT ManUFacTUred HoMe 3 BR, 2 BA 1196 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $52,900 (WVMLS#718600)

#T2381 greaT inVesTMenT 4 BR, 2 BA 1224 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $230,000 (WVMLS#715519) #T2383 WaTerFronT ProPerTY 1.10 acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000

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

#T2382 HisToric silVerTon HoMe 4 BR, 2 BA, 2256 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $419,900 (WVMLS#715770) #T2411 readY For dreaM HoMe .34 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $79,900

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SILVE IN TOW Formal living and dining, open kitchen to a family LAND/ACREAGE COUNTRY/ACR room, plus a rec room with additional bedrooms on the HU lower level. Upper level with Master Suite and additional bedrooms. Lower level includes Wine Cellar and CO workshop that is not included in the sqft. This home SILVERTON has it all! Decks the span the back of the home to COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL enjoy the views of the valley,STAYTON/SUBLIMIT house sits in the heart of TOWN highly desired neighborhood. Call Meredith at ext. 324 HUBBARD LAND/ACREAGE FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT or Ryan at ext. 322. TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER COU BARELAND/LOTS COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRI #T2265TOWN 2.13 UndeVeloPed acres 2.13 acre 3 BA 1776 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $399,000 TOWN lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $199,000 FOR LEASE/COMMER FORSTAY REN AUMSVILLE/TURNER neW- #T2416 loTs oF PoTenTial 5 BR, 6 BA #T2311 HoWell Prairie FarM 3 BR, 2 BA LA COUNTRY 6057 sqft 5.120 Acres Call Meredith at ext.WOODBURN 324, TOWN KEIZER 1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 WOODBUR Ryan at ext. 322 $686,800 STAYTON/SUBLIMITY #T2402 WonderFUl esTaTe $549,900

#T2424 greaT coUnTrY HoMe $645,000 Great Country Home on 1.53 acres just minutes from Silverton. Lots of family living space with updated kitchen & baths. New exterior paint; landscaping creates a park like setting; in-ground sprinkler system; & covered patio for outdoor entertaining. Garden area includes 68 mature blueberry bushes, Marion berries, & a variety of apple trees. Also includes separate Shop (720 s. ft.)/Recreation (432 sq. ft.) Building which provides multiple uses. Call for an appointment today! Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS# 722233)

#T2404 Will FiT eVerYone (WVMLS#711358) 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2496 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, (WVMLS#698462) Ryan at ext. 322 $399,900 (WVMLS#720148) #T2412 QUaliTY HoME (WVMLS#721150) 4 BR 3.5 BA 3226 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $525,000 (WVMLS#706154) $569,000 (WVMLS#719940) #T2420 Has iT all 5 BR, 4 BA 3400 sqft Call #T2402 WonderFUl esTaTe Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $635,000 COM IN TOWN NEW HO 5 BR, 4 BA 3751 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan (WVMLS#721759) #T2265 2.13 UndeVeloPed acres 2.13 acre at ext. 322 $549,900 (WVMLS#720151) lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 COUNTRY/ACREAGE #a2422-keiZer-WonderFUllY UPdaTed OTHER COMMUNITIES neW-#T2416 loTs oF PoTenTiaL 5 BR, 6 BA F $199,000 (WVMLS#698462) 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 2733 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, 6057 sqft 5.120 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $418,700 (WVMLS#722076) #T2338 silVerTon ParceL Buildable Ryan at ext. 322 $686,800 (WVMLS#721150) neW-#T2423-keiZer- oVer HalF an acre in 6,365 sqft Lot Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 #T2418 one YoU HaVe Been WaiTing For 3 ToWn 3 BR, 2 BA, 1986 sqft .6 Acres Call Becky at (WVMLS#709283) BR 2 BA 1336 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 or Mason COMM ext. 313 $310,000 (WVMLS#722125) at ext. 303 $267,000 (WVMLS#721646) #T2233 2 acre loT 2 acres Call Chuck at OTHER CO neW-silVerTon -#a2424 greaT coUnTrY ext. 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008) FOR HoMe 3 BR 3 BANEW 2808 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 IN TOWN HOME CONSTRUCTION IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION #T2383 WaTerFronT ProPerTY 1.10 acres $645,000 (WVMLS#722233) Call Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000 (WVMLS#715865) #T2377 oUTsTanding coMMercial #T2384 creek FronTage 1.09 acres locaTion 4444 sqft Call Mason at ext. 303 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Call Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 (WVMLS#715869) $230,000 (WVMLS#715616) #T2316 PriVaTe & seclUded 4 BR, 4 BA 82.000 #T2411 readY For dreaM HoMe.34 Acres FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $799,000 (WVMLS#706727) Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 #T2311 HoWell Prairie FarM 3 BR, 2 BA $79,900 (WVMLS#718207) 1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $499,900 (WVMLS#706154) #T2358-corVallis- PerFecT inVesTMenT ProPerTY 3 BR, 1 BA 1210 sqft. Call Mary at #T2341 2 HoMes on 2 acres 3 BR, 2 BA 1367 ext. 320 $339,900 (WVMLS#711879) sqft. 2.630 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900 IN TOWN NEW neW-TUrner-#T2394 on Mill creek #T2233 2 acre loT 2 acres Call Chuck at (WVMLS#709561) IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION COUNTRY/ACREAGE ext. 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008) 5 BR, 2.5 BA 3090 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 #T2354 3 HoMe inVesTMenT ProPerTY 4 BR, $465,000 (WVMLS#717102) COUNTRY/ACREAGE neW-Mollala-#T2400 on YoUr oWn acre 4 BR, 2 BA, 1872 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, STAYTON/SUBLIMITY Ryan at ext. 322 $299,900 (WVMLS#719045)

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#T2410 VINTAGE 1950’s HOME 2 BR, 2 BA, 1760 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $334,900 (WVMLS#718215) Pending-#T2405 oPPorTUniTY For incoMe 2 Units 6 BR, 5 BA 2848 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $425,000 (WVMLS#719341) sold-#T2406 PracTicallY neW 3 BR, 2.5 BA 1383 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $219,500

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sold-#T2408 1925 BUngaloW 2 BR, 1 BA, 1025 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $179,900 (WVMLS#719578) sold-#T2409 eXcellenT condiTion 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2112 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $402,500

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