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Something To Celebrate Judy Skinner honored............................4 Parish Center to be dedicated.................5

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Judy Skinner has been recycling for as long as she can remember.

“Over the years things changed,” she said of her recycling opportunities. “I adapted and continued to learn and teach.”

“I took the Marion County Master Recycler class in 2000,” Skinner said. “The Master Recycler program requires 30 hours of payback teaching others. I decided that I wanted to do my payback in the Stayton area.” For her “payback” to her community, Skinner has been named the StaytonSublimity Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Service Award for 2016. “I know first-hand how much Judy does for the community, often with little thanks, and certainly with no compensation,” said Susan Masse, who nominated Skinner for the award. “She contributes to her community an awareness of the importance of keeping as many things as possible out of the trash. She provides alternatives to just throwing things away. She also physically recycles at community events, including the Stayton Fire Department breakfast,

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But that’s not all Skinner does for her community. She and a friend started the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the St. Boniface Parish Hall, which was highly successful. A few years later, a cafe owner took over the dinner at his restaurant on Third Avenue in downtown Stayton, and Skinner turned her talents to recycling for the event. Ten years ago, the Covered Bridge Café bought Charlie Mike’s and carried on the tradition. Skinner has helped to recycle and compost as much as possible at the event each year. Skinner was also a member of the Stayton committee in the early 2000s that looked at expanding the city’s curbside recycling and composting opportunities. “This committee recommended several changes, including co-mingled recycling

– the big blue roll cart – instead of having to separate materials in the red basket,” she said. “We also recommended automated roll carts for garbage, yard debris and co-mingled recycling and a significant rate increase to pay for the increased services, and city council approved it.” Skinner is a lay member of the Marion County Solid Waste Management Advisory Council where she said, “I bring the Stayton and small town perspective to current issues.” “When the Stayton City Council considered a rate increase a few months ago, I testified that they should consider adding food waste to our yard debris roll carts,” Skinner said. “The hauler, Republic, said that this change could be made with no additional charge. The council agreed to make the change, and now Stayton residents have the opportunity to reduce their waste by composting food scraps.” With permission to wash cups in the

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Parish Center to be dedicated commercial dishwasher at the Covered Bridge Café, Skinner takes washable cups to most SSCOC Greeters gatherings to help reduce waste. And she has volunteered to recycle and compost some of the waste generated at several local SOLVE cleanup events. “I am always trying to teach people about how to recycle and compost properly,” Skinner said. “If people put inappropriate items in their recycling or compost, it can contaminate other materials in the recycling or compost and cause all the contaminated materials to end up in the trash.” Skinner was very surprised that her efforts to help her community earned her chamber’s Distinguished Service Award. Panezanellie Breadstick Shoppe in Sublimity took the Chamber Award of Excellence for small businesses with less than 15 employees. Nominators Larry Etzel, Carmelle Bielenberg and Masse said the Cates family “built their small business into ‘the meeting place for local and out-of-towners,’ making everyone feel

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a part of the family.” The Chamber Award of Excellence for large businesses with more than 15 employees goes to the North Santiam School District, called “a cornerstone of community” by nominator Elaina Turpin. The chamber’s First Impressions Award for 2016 goes to Moxieberry, Inc. Nominators Masse, Turpin and Donna Dugan lauded owners Teri and Jon Mesa’s remodeling of the café and The Grove to match the historic aesthetic of Third Avenue. Earning Rising Star honors is Ryan Hendricks, owner of Finishing Touch Auto Detailing. Nominators credited Hendricks as exemplifying “professionalism and dedication.” The winners will be honored at the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce’s Awards Celebration and luncheon Feb. 16 at Foothills Church in Stayton. For tickets contact the chamber at 503-769-3464, or drop by the office at 175 E. High St., Stayton.

Immaculate Conception Church’s new Parish Center is finally a reality. “The dream to build a new Parish Center was conceived several years ago when Father Panneer Selvam was pastor,” Mike Jaeger said. “We embarked on a three-legged campaign to build an activity center at Regis High School, add some classrooms at St. Mary Grade School, and complete a Parish Center at Immaculate Conception.” Jaeger said the community raised more than $5 million, and the Regis and St. Mary projects were completed. “There were some funds reserved for the Immaculate Conception project, but really just what amounted to seed money,” Jaeger said. “Many parishioners felt the church project was left on the back burner. This past year a committee was formed, led by Juli Bochsler and Kim Koehnke, to re-address the need for a parish center. The congregation was asked to pray about it, and if there was a

strong enough feeling that it was meant to pass, then the funds would come in.” Within six months, $3.6 million was raised in gifts and pledges, and bids were put out for construction. Immaculate Conception is preparing to open the center this month, with a dedication Feb. 8. Portland Archbishop Alexander Sample will preside at a Eucharistic Celebration at 6 p.m., followed by the dedication. The 11,500sq-ft center is attached to the church via a covered walkway. “There is a courtyard in the center with a grotto to the Blessed Virgin,” Jaeger said. “There is seating for 250 in the general reception hall, with the room dividable into as many as five classrooms. There will be a commercialgrade kitchen, six offices, a conference room and a fireside room. The facility should provide a well-needed space for the church and the general community.” A video of the building can be accessed at

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Floating solutions By Mary Owen Proposed updates to Detroit Lake may save local marinas from having to close early when water levels are low. “In 2015, the lake never filled high enough to cover the docks,” said Kevin Cameron, Marion County commissioner. “A lot of time and energy resources were spent on moving locations to accommodate boats and RVs.” In 2016, the water rose again and actually floated the docks for a while, but lack of snowpack and rain caused water levels to drop again, Cameron said. “Detroit Lake Marina actually lost a whole month of their season,” he said. “Kane’s was able to stay open another week or two. So basically we’re looking at how to put in plans to be more resilient during low water level years.” Last July, Congressman Kurt Schrader (Dist. 5-OR) and Gov. Kate Brown’s Regional Solutions team joined Cameron in touring all three marinas at Detroit Lake: Kane’s, Detroit Lake and Sportsman Club Private Marina. “We went to see firsthand the effects of low water on small businesses up and down the Santiam Canyon, including the Detroit Lake Reservoir,” said Schrader in a recent letter to his constituents. “Tourism, driven largely by boating and the capacity to moor boats at the marinas on the reservoir, is essential to Detroit Lake’s economic success.”

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Cameron said the effects ripple down the Santiam Canyon to businesses, such as boat sales, that cater to lake use. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the water level in the reservoir during summer months is primarily dependent on timely spring rainfall. During summer, stored water from dams in the system is released to maintain minimum flows in tributaries and provide a healthy water flow throughout the entire system.

As of October 2016, the project received a “Business Oregon, Business Retention Service Grant” to hire a consultant to assist with obtaining permits, getting approval from other state departments and providing guidance on a strategic work plan to maximize business benefits, he added.

“When spring delivers less than normal rainfall, the whole system, including the reservoir, is affected,” Schrader said.

“We want to provide a current tentative timeline and, as with many decisions for small businesses, the marinas’ work schedule remains adaptable,” Schrader said. “We anticipate finalizing the permit process and having a clear work plan before the 2017 boating season begins.”

At a meeting several months ago, two viable solutions were proposed: extend the ramps to make them more userfriendly, and excavate the ground under the footprint of the marinas to allow the docks to float in lower water.

Schrader said marina owners hope to complete prep work by the spring of 2017 which includes reinforcing road ways for heavy equipment, installing additional pilings and extending gang planks along with required dock services.

“A grant through the Marine Board will help the marinas put in extensions to gangplanks so if the water is low, people can still get down to the docks,” Cameron said. “We’ve also applied for a grant through Marion County lottery dollars. This project will move forward and we hope to get it done before the marinas open for the summer.”

“This would put us on track to complete the project by the end of 2017 to early 2018, allowing for a large enough window to complete the necessary work safely,” he said.

Slated for a completion for summer 2018, Phase 2 is projected to be “long term, complex and costly,” partly due to permits that are required before work can be started in winter, Schrader said.

Commissioner Cameron will speak at the meeting on regional solutions and progress at a meeting Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. at the Gates Fire Hall. For information, call Schrader at 503-588-9100, Gov. Brown at 503-378-4582, or the Marion County Board of Commissioners at 503-588-5212.

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Everyone counts By Mary Owen The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency’s ARCHES Project wants to advocate for the homeless or those at risk of being homeless in the Santiam Canyon. “For that, we need a snapshot of what the homeless population looks like,” said Ken Houghton, with MWVCAA. “Once we know how many, we can advocate for services – alcohol and drug prevention, mental health providers, medical help and more – to return to the Canyon.” MWVCAA will hold a 24-hour count beginning at midnight on Jan. 24 and ending at midnight on Jan. 25. “For the last several years, no count has been done,” said Jimmy Jones, with MWVCAA. “The area is not represented in any of the data we give to HUD and the state, and more and more services are being cut. These counts are crucial to getting accurate information to use in our funding process.”

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The organization needs volunteers to help with the count, which entails having homeless persons and families being willing to come to the meeting. “A lot of individuals are leery of being counted,” Houghton said. “We want them to know we aren’t going to take any personal information or full names. There is no way any information they provide will lead us back to them.” To attract the homeless, the count will be done at a warming center in Mill City. “We’re hoping for donations of hygiene supplies and baked goods to give out,” he said. “Right now, we need a church or another place to step forward and open their doors.” Houghton said rough estimates of the homeless population in the Santiam Canyon range from about 200 to as high as 800. Some 15 percent of the population in Mill City is living under the poverty line, he added. “Many of the homeless are living

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The ARCHES Project serves as a center designed to provide referral and services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and those at risk of becoming homeless.

According to an ARCHES report, thousands of individuals in Marion and Polk counties experience homelessness each year. The majority are individuals for whom life has dealt a crushing blow: serious illness, abuse, addiction, inability to work, collapse of a family, and ultimately the loss of a place to live.

Last year, more than 70 community volunteers conducted interviews with people who were homeless, with no permanent residence in Marion and Polk counties. The interviews were conducted on the street, in parks, under bridges, in camps, and at area homeless service organizations; 192 individuals, in 153 households, participated in the survey. The majority were singles adults in the 40-49 age group.

The Homeless Count serves to: increase understanding of homelessness; provide information needed to plan and identify resources and services; and provide accurate homeless statistics for federal funding. “These counts are crucial to get accurate information for the funding process,” Jones said. Figures gathered from the count will be included in the agency’s statewide report to be distributed to HUD and the Oregon Legislature.

Representatives from ARCHES, Marion County and the Canyon Crisis Center will be at a Homeless Needs Forum Jan. 4, 6 p.m. at Liberty Fellowship in Mill City, off Highway 22 next to Circle K and Rivers Edge Restaurant. Interested individuals can sign up to volunteer on the count at the meeting. For information, call 503-399-9080.

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New direction The Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce is saying good-bye President/ CEO Kelly Schreiber. She has resigned to take a position with Work Source Oregon, the state’s public workforce system. “Making the decision to leave my position with the Chamber is bittersweet,” Schreiber said. “I’ve had the privilege of working with so many Chamber members over the years, and I am deeply grateful for those relationships. I have been fortunate for the past nine years to be involved in improving our local economic vitality and community livability. I will be taking those skills I’ve acquired with me to my new position as a Business Services Consultant with Work Source Oregon.”

has a bright future, thanks to the leadership Kelly has provided throughout the years.” In 2016 the chamber membership Kelly Schreiber grew by nearly 10 percent. “Kelly took over this position at a very difficult time, with a recession, housing crunch, business pulling back, etc.,” board member Dave Valencia said. “She has done a remarkable job and will be sorely missed. I know she will do well at her new position, and they are lucky to have her.” “This position requires wearing many hats: business advocacy, community involvement and support, collaboration with local government and community leaders, operations management – finances, HR,

marketing, legal compliance, etc. – and awareness of the everchanging legislative impacts to economic vitality and community Carmélle Bielenberg livability. Kelly has done well balancing these competing and complex priorities,” Skip Neill, board chair-elect said.  The chamber board is now recruiting for Schreiber’s replacement. It hopes to name a new president/CEO by April. In the meantime it has appointed Chamber Membership and Communications Coordinator Carmélle Bielenberg as Interim President/CEO effective. “We are confident that Carmélle will effectively fulfill the duties of chamber leadership, during this time of transition,”

said Tass Morrison, Immediate Past Chairman of the board. The Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is a 501(c)6 private organization that seeks to be the driving force, igniting passion for business success, and providing residents and tourists with information and opportunities that enhance community prosperity. The Chamber provides programs including network building events, on-going training and business resources, and the annual Santiam SummerFest. It is a leader in community advocacy for local businesses and collaboration with other organizations. One current major project is the preparation for the influx of visitors for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse this August. Those interested in inquiring about the position may contact Oliver at 503769-3489, ext. 1008, or email alisha@

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Freres Lumber Company Youth Benefit Golf Tournament is taking applications for grants to youth organizations and others wishing to support youth programs in the Santiam Canyon. Download a funding assistance grant application at Applications are also available on the site for scholarships for seniors graduating from Regis, Santiam and Stayton high schools and from Oregon Online School ORCA who live in the Santiam Canyon. Application deadlines are March 17. Santiam Hospital Auxiliary is taking applications for its 2017 scholarship program. Eligible students must live in the Santiam Hospital service area and be pursuing a degree in a medical/ hospital field. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 7. Applications are available at; at the hospital front desk, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton; or by emailing Applications also available at local high schools by Jan. 15. For information, call Linda Minten, 503-394-2180.

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Friday, Jan. 6 Santiam Valley Grange

7:30 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. 6:30 p.m. potluck

Sunday, Jan. 8 Softball Clinic

3 - 5 p.m., Stayton High. Five-week softball clinic hosted by Stayton High softball program. Each week includes hitting practice, defensive position. Today: catching. Jan. 15: pitching. Jan. 22: corner infielders. Jan. 29: middle infielders. Feb. 12: outfield. Free. Grades 1 - 8. Jeff Silbernagel, 503-559-4285,

Monday, Jan. 9 Art Club

Odd Fellows Bingo

7 p.m., Stayton Odd Fellows Lodge, 122 N Third Ave. $20 plays all games. Cash prizes. Open to public. Repeats Jan. 17.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Monthly art club for ages 5 and older. Limited to 20 participants; check with library for openings. 503-769-3313

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Sublimity City Council

7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503769-3425

7 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-5475

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Aumsville City Council

Noon, Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Santiam Heritage Foundation members work to restore historic Charles and Martha Brown House. New members welcome. 503-769-8860

Stayton Fire District Board

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Red Hat Strutters

7 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-749-2030 7 p.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-2601

Noon, Santiam Golf Club, 8724 SE Golf Club Road, Aumsville. New Year’s luncheon. Call hostess Margie Forrest, 503-859-3119, for reservations.

Lyons Fire District Board

Stayton Parks and Rec Board

Lyons Library Board

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-769-3425

Thursday, Jan. 5 Alzheimer’s Support Group

10 a.m., Maurice’s Bistro, 390 SE Church St., Sublimity. Open to all. 503-769-3499

7 p.m., Lyons Fire Station, 1114 Main St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503859-2410 7 p.m., Lyons Public Library, 279 Eighth St. Open to public. 503-859-2366

Tuesday, Jan. 10 Commissioner’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m., Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Meet, eat with Marion County commissioners. Open to public. 503-588-5212

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Santiam Historical Society

6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Business meeting followed by presentation by Gil Stewart, Aumsville author of “The Hidden History of the Central Willamette Valley.” Free. Open to public.

Mill City Council

6:30 p.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-897-2302

Cascade School Board

7 p.m., Cascade District Office, 10226 SE Marion Road, Turner. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-749-8010

VFW Meeting

7 p.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5638 and Ladies Auxiliary meet. All veterans are eligible to join. VFW also meets Jan. 24. John Koger, 503-743-3117

Wednesday, Jan. 11 Mom to Mom

9 - 11 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Mom to Mom is for mothers of children ages birth to six years Meet other moms, share stories. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Moxieberry, 429 N Third Ave., Stayton. Networking, publicity lunch. Free to attend; no-host lunch. Repeats Jan. 25.

Lyons Garden Club

1 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. Hosts Celeste Rush, Jean Evett. New members, guests welcome. John Hollensteiner, 503-508-5913

Marian Estates Auxiliary Bingo

2 – 4 p.m., Maurice’s Bistro, 390 SE Church St., Sublimity. $5 per packet. Open to public. 503-769-3499 6:30 p.m., Santiam Elementary School, 450 SW Evergreen, Mill City. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-897-2321

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7 p.m., Sublimity Fire Station, 115 NW Parker St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-3282

7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-3425

6:30 p.m., Lyons City Hall, 449 Fifth St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503859-2167

Friends of Stayton Pool

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Wednesday, Jan. 25

6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Open to public. 503-769-3313

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Monthly book discussion group for adults. This month: “Girls Waits with Gun” by Amy Stewart. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313

7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. 503-569-1392,

Thursday, Jan. 12 Candle Cafe

Stayton Library Board SHS Booster Club

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Adults create own candle. Supplies provided. Free; register for supplies. 503-769-3313

7 p.m., Stayton High School. New members welcome. 503-769-2171

North Santiam Watershed Council

Young Professionals Meet-Up

6 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. 503-930-8202

Friday, Jan. 13 Duct Tape Everything

3:30 - 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Afternoon of duct tape creations. All supplies provided. Grades 6 - 12. Free; register for supplies. 503-769-3313

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Tuesday, Jan. 17

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5:30 p.m., Santiam High. Santiam Showcase, silent auction hosted by Santiam Wolverettes Dance Team. Free admission; donations welcome. kaylabudlong@

Monday, Jan. 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Free Books at Last!

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Celebration Martin Luther King Day with free books for every children who comes to the library. 503-769-3313

Friends of the Library

11 a.m, Stayton Public Library. Open to public. 503-769-3313

Red Cross Blood Drive

1 - 6 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Dr., Stayton. Appointments encouraged by calling 1-800-REDCROSS, Walk-ins scheduled at door. Carolyn Sunderman, 503-580-8318

Thursday, Jan. 19

8 a.m., Trexler Farm, 20146 SE Ferry Road, Stayton. Young Professionals is open to business people throughout the canyon under 40. Sponsored by GROW-EDC. 503769-3464

Santiam Hospital Auxiliary

1 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Santiam Hospital Auxiliary meeting. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Interested in becoming a member? Call Char Bartosz, 5030749-2910.

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Regis High School Information Day

1 p.m. 550 W Regis St., Stayton. If you are interested in learning about Regis, here’s your chance. All faiths welcome.

Monday, Jan. 30 Marian Estates Auxiliary

2 p.m., Sloper Cafe, 590 SE Conifer Circle, Sublimity. All community, residents, family invited. Short program or entertainment followed by general meeting. Door prizes. Refreshments. 503769-8100

Aumsville Planning Commission

6:30 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Open to the public. Agenda available. 503-749-2030

NSSD Board

7 p.m., Stayton Intermediate/ Middle School, 1021 Shaff Road. Board meeting for North Santiam School District. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-6924

Oregon Author Visit

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Cat Winters, author of adult and young adult novels, speaks. Reception accompanies event. Free. Open to public. 503-769-3313

Monday, Jan. 23 Aumsville City Council

7 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-749-2030

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Random Readers

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public LIbrary. Book club for youth reading more challenging chapter books. Sign-ups recommended. 503-551-6673

Stayton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to the public. Agenda available. 503-7693425

Mill City Council

6:30 p.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-897-2302

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The Lourdes students have consistently scored higher than the state average for Oregon in both reading and math. The school has been commended for features that appear to contribute to academic success: blended classes throughout 1-8 enable children to move up or down the curriculum according to ability. One-on-one tutoring is a prominent feature throughout the day. The annual reports on the website lists the scores for the MAPS and State tests.

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according to information in a recent press release. Baldrige said the new tip411 system allows MCSO, which currently contracts with the city of Sublimity, to engage with the public and share information that will help make Marion County safer. Additionally, community members can register to receive alerts from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office via e-mail and/or text message to their cell phones. There’s an option to receive neighborhood-specific or citywide alerts about public safety issues. To sign up, visit sign-up-for-alerts. Chief Rich Sebens said the Stayton Police Department doesn’t have an equivalent tip line, but the 911 center now takes texts for emergency calls. Aumsville Police offer the same 911 service as Stayton. “Turner, Aumsville and Stayton all run under the same dispatch service, Metcom out of Woodburn,” said Sgt. Damian Flowers with Aumsville PD.

To text 911: Look for the message icon on your cell phone. Put 911 in the number field of your text message screen. Then, put the location and type of emergency in the message field. Law enforcement officials agree that texting 911 is intended to benefit people who may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner, as well as individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have limited speech capabilities. In the future, photos and videos may be able to be texted to 911, but for now, text only. Sheriff Bruce Riley said Linn County, serving parts of the Santiam Canyon, uses a regular number for a tip line. “We have been using it for years,” Riley said. “It’s a 1-800 number and is located on our website.” The tip line for Linn County Sheriff’s Office is 866-557-9988.

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College update Corban University turned in the best men’s soccer performance in school history this season with a ton of help from a pair of brothers from Cascade High. The Warriors finished with a 20-3 record, won the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA nationals in Delray Beach, Florida, before falling to defending national champion Rio Grande. The Warriors finished the year ranked 12th in NAIA.

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Jordan Farr, a junior goalkeeper had a 19-3 record in goal for Corban with 101 saves and 10 individual shutouts – he shared an 11th clean sheet with backup keeper Jordan Salim. Farr, a first-team all CCC selection, played 2,041 of a possible 2,086 minutes. His 35 shutouts are tops in school history and he has the top three single-season marks. Ditto for goals again average, where his career mark of 0.68 goals allowed per game leads the Corban record book. Farr’s brother Nic, a sophomore forward, played in 21 matches and made 18 starts for Corban. He was eighth in the team in minutes played with 1,224 while scoring two goals and adding two assists. Here is a look at how other athletes with Santiam Canyon area ties fared in college this fall season: Kristen LaChappelle, a junior cross country runner from Cascade, battled injuries most of the season and was only able to compete twice for Corban, taking 22nd in the Cascade Conference preview meet in 22:21 and finishing 47th in 22:33.7 in the conference championships. Sophomore Mackenzie Wier of Stayton recorded 68 saves in goal for the Chemeketa Community College women’s soccer team, while sophomore teammate Kayla Loukojarvi from Cascade recorded an assist.

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Stayton is 2-2 so far in non-league games and Shryock said “the girls are working hard. It is a different game, but the principles are the same. The team has some talent but not a lot of depth. The league should be tough., so we will see how we measure up.”

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HELP WANTED THE MOUNT ANGEL COMMUNITY CENTER is in need of volunteers to man the crafter store in the afternoons, and to fill in when needed. We also need one person to help put food away twice a month on Wednesday mornings. Anyone interested, please call Robin Bochsler at 503-569-2555, for more details. Any help we can get is truly appreciated.

NOTICES THE LEGACY SILVERTON HEALTH AUXILIARY will once again award scholarships to students pursuing a medical career. High school seniors and college students from the surrounding area are encouraged to apply. Applications at the Silverton Hospital Admitting Desk or online at, click on In the Community and then under Volunteers click on Medical Career Scholarship Application. Due Feb. 24, 2017. Questions to Barbara Guenther 503-873-7241 CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT!! THE GLOCKENSPIEL RESTAURANT INVITES YOU to a Cribbage Tournament on Jan. 17, 4 p.m. Here’s a great way to beat the winter “blahs” and join your friends with a game of Cribbage! Seating is limited so the first 16 people to sign up are guaranteed a spot in the tournament. Cash prizes! $5 buy in per game. Beginners are welcome. For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Maureen Ernst at 503.910.5417 or email at

THE WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY ATKINSON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT and Mountain West Investment Corporation have created a $150,000 fund focused on making a social impact in Marion, Polk, Benton, Linn, and Yamhill counties. Grants will be given to projects supporting education, green energy, and arts and culture. Applicants must be members of the Center for Community Innovation. The program will not accept proposals for individuals, lobbying groups or religious initiatives. The RFP can be downloaded at https://agsm. The application period is Dec. 24 to Feb. 2, 2017. Applications will be submitted online. For information, visit https:// or call 1-800-217-4716.


RDR HANDYMAN & HOME REPAIR SERVICe installation and repair of fencing, decks,doors, windows, gutter cleaner CCB 206637 licenced, bonded and insured. Call Ryan 503-881-3802 CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215. CASCADE CONCEALED CARRY INSTRUCTIONS INC. is teaching Oregon concealed hand gun classes on the 1st and multi state on the 3rd Saturday. Call for location. Visit our website at or Call 503-580-0753


FOR SALE 39FT 5TH WHEEL. 2015 “Cougar”. Like new, fireplace, RENTALS island kitchen, air, 3 slide outs. Lots IS SPACE A PROBLEM: We may of extras. $38,500. Tow vehicle have your answer. Businesses,need a with hitch available. Silverton 503larger Board room? Place for a training? 874-4275 Somewhere to host a Hiring Fair? Maybe a professional person looking to have an office or place to meet clients away From your own home? Moms, Grandmas Parents and other groups, need somewhere to fit 25 to 80 people or more for a Baby Shower Birthday party etc?? We at St Edward’s want to share our space with the community, yes on Sunday it is our church.. But it could be almost anything you need. We have an amazing kitchen with 4 ovens, 8 burners.. NO it is not a certified space. But Yes it is rentable for canning or baking or to host an extended family dinner or family reunion. Think Christmas parties, etc… Currently space is available beginning Dec 1, 2016 with Hourly, daily, weekly or Monthly rates depending on your needs. Please contact Heather at 503569-9874 for future information and to reserve your space. ROOM TO RENT: NEWER MT. ANGEL HOME. Roommate wanted to share with two Christian women. 4BD, 2BA. Includes utilities, DirectTV, AC, $550/ mo. 503-330-7563. OFFICE SPACE 103 S. First St in Silverton. 2nd floor suites, includes utility and parking 503-874-8111

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a Grin at the end

Trump’s turn

How the new president and Congress can fix health care

A few years ago, I invented a new health care system that would be far superior to Obamacare, Medicare and all the other forms of care we taxpayers are now forced to finance. With Donald Trump’s election as the next president, I naively decided to send a synopsis of Carlcare to several members of Congress and others in an attempt start a conversation about how best to care for the health of 319 million Americans.

can’t afford to pay their own. Just imagine lifting those ever-increasing burdens off the shoulders of the federal government. And imagine lifting that burden off the shoulders of private businesses. General Motors was once described as a health care company that built cars. It was buried in health care costs. Nearly every U.S. company, small or large, is saddled with a huge financial burden in the form of health insurance.

The response: crickets. Not one person wrote back saying, “Thanks,” or “You’re crazy.” This brought me to two conclusions. First, most members of Congress, at least the ones I sent my letter to, can’t read. They did not respond to my letter. This has been shown to be the case before. In fact, when Obamacare was first passed, several members of Congress admitted they hadn’t read the whole bill. I still believe they couldn’t read it, hence all the craziness that has transpired because of its flaws. Second, many members of Congress appear to have no idea what they are doing when it comes to health care. My worst fear is that they will take a hatchet to Obamacare and make things even worse, not better. Carlcare, on the other hand, would provide governmentpaid health care, including emergency room visits, preventive services such as physicals and weight-loss clinics, counseling and addiction treatment, and even dental and vision care, including checkups and glasses. Only the most expensive health plans currently do that. For example, some corporations and governments provide that level of care to employees but at an extravagant price. Just pick up a newspaper and you’ll find a CEO or legislator complaining about the cost of health care insurance. So what is Carlcare? Under Carlcare, every man, woman and child legally residing in the U.S. would receive a voucher for up to $5,000 in medical services each year. It could be used for doctor visits, dental work anything but purely vanityrelated procedures. The doctors and hospitals would be paid directly by Uncle Sam. They no longer would have to chase patients

seeking payment for an emergency room visit or being forced to write off the expense. Hospitals alone wrote off $41 billion in unpaid bills in 2013. To make up for those losses, they increase the costs paid by others - you, for example. To access Carlcare, every man, woman and child would have to purchase $5,000 deductible health insurance from a private company. Some people have asked how someone on unemployment could keep their health insurance. That’s where the states come in. They would pay the premiums of those residents in need, and it would be far cheaper than what the states are currently paying. Because the size of the “pool” of customers would be 319 million, the premiums would be reasonable — say, $50 a month per person. In Oregon, the state’s best and brightest spent $250 million just trying to get an Obamacare website to work. Under Carlcare, there would be no websites. A certified letter or other document showing a patient has a paid-up health insurance policy would be sufficient. Some people say the government can’t afford footing the health care bill for 319 million Americans. On the contrary, the government would actually save money. The federal government last year spent more than $1.2 trillion on health care and corporate tax breaks related to health care, according to the Tax Policy Center, a think tank. Under Carlcare, Medicare, Medicaid and even veterans’ health care would be included, the only difference is that the federal government also would pay the insurance premiums for all veterans and those seniors over 65 who

Some companies dodge that obligation by hiring only part-time employees who don’t qualify for Obamacare. This helps the companies but hurts the employees and the economy. Under Carlcare, every American would have his or her own health insurance, so employers would no longer have to bear that burden. Carlcare would be another U.S. economic driver instead of a drag on the economy like Obamacare. One other thing: Carlcare would serve as an incentive for illegal immigrants to become legal. Instead of wasting billions of dollars chasing and deporting illegal immigrants, the federal government could shift much of that funding to Carlcare. Instead of hiding, immigrants would be lining up to pay fines and learn English to become legalized and eligible for Carlcare. The ones who wouldn’t qualify because of criminal records would just leave. I know I haven’t thought about every little flaw in my plan but the benefits — every American would have access to affordable health care and the federal government’s liability would be capped, among them — far outweigh any conceivable downside. In fact, Americans would become healthier as they are able to afford annual checkups and detect diseases at early stages, saving even more money in the long run. So there you have it: Carlcare, a new way to think about health insurance for every American. Carl Sampson is a journalist. He lives in Stayton, Ore.


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Our Imaging Services are Picture Perfect Advanced imaging technology and expert radiologists.


antiam Hospital & The Diagnostic Imaging Staff are continually assessing advancements in imaging technology for our community. We are thrilled to have purchased brand new imaging equipment from Philips, a new leader in imaging technology.

• CT scanner

Faster, with new low dose technology, which significantly reduces the amount of radiation needed for high-quality images.

• O-MAR (Metal Artifact Reduction) software

A new innovation built into our CT scanner is which gives clarity of image with finer detail.

• Stationary Digital X-Ray

Low dose technology, significantly reducing the amount of radiation involved in taking an x-ray, and provides a superior image.

• Mobile Digital X-Ray

Portable convenience for those times when it’s important for patients to remain in the privacy of their rooms or in the Emergency Department.

• Ultrasound

Our most recent ultrasound addition will serve obstetrical patients in the Women’s Health Clinic part of Santiam Hospital.

• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

State-of-the art Philips Ingenia 1.5T MR system with faster, first-time-right, high quality images which enhance patient comfort.

• Intellispace software

Safely allows images from any of our Philips Imaging equipment to be shared with other healthcare providers.

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