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Librarian’s dismissal contested, investigation begins ...4 Town hall meeting planned on water quality ..............5


Have You Winterized?

Travel Oregon, GROWedc stage rural tourism ‘studio’....6

Passages Ronald Johnson..........................................................7 Lance Cpl. Ty Hart.........................................................8

Our Neighbors - Special Section Chamber awards banquet Feb. 18...............................1N Large business honoree – Santiam Hospital..................2N Small business honoree – Where to Start Fitness..........7N Rotary presents Future First Citizens.........................9N First Impressions honoree – Stayton Veterinary..........11N

Datebook......................................................14 Sports & Recreation Coach Turner retires after Cascade state title..............13

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Personnel matters By Mary Owen

The termination of the Stayton Library director last month has catapulted into an investigation into the management styles of several city managers. The decision to pursue looking into recent allegations of wrong-doing that started with the dismissal of Katinka Bryk was authorized by the Stayton City Council at its Jan. 19 meeting. Bryk announced at the meeting that she is appealing her termination by City Administrator Keith Campbell. Also speaking at the meeting was Rèse Bourdeau, who resigned her position on the Stayton Planning Commission to be able to speak publicly about the issue. “A memo was issued at the end of October notifying staff, advisory boards and commissions that basically they were not allowed to converse, discuss or take a position on city policy,” Bourdeau told the council. “It is not currently a wonderful life for our community,” she added. “In recent weeks, we’ve had a city employee who was put on unpaid administrative leave, removed from their place of employment during business hours in full view of patrons, staff and by a

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Stayton police officer. This has never happened in the history of Stayton.” Bourdeau told the council that an atmosphere of intimidation was permeating throughout the city.

Bourdeau encouraged the council to initiate a completely independent review of recent staffing decisions, administrative actions and the current state of staff morale.

“There are too many staff issues coming up on a daily basis for us not to have someone to address them,” he said.

“This should be conducted by an accredited human resource professional who has not been involved to this point,” she said. “It should include city employees, current and past, for the last two years and business, board and community leaders. If you do less than this, you cheat Stayton.”

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“The reports won’t include much specificity, but will say where we are in the process,” Rhoten said. Councilor Brian Quigley suggested the city look into hiring a human resources person and wants staff to consider covering the position in the upcoming budget.

“No one should fear asking questions, seeking facts and talking to their business neighbors,” she said.

At the meeting, the city council approved the hiring of Portland law firm Bullard Law to investigate the matter.

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Glidewell agreed, adding that Campbell asking for Bryk’s resignation and the other management issues “seemed too big a thing to happen without council having knowledge of it.” Because of her pending appeal, Bryk was unable to comment. However, the Stayton Library Board’s letter to the city council in support of Bryk said she had “helped members greatly to become a better board.” In the letter, the board cited Bryk’s help with revising the library’s mission statement, updating bylaws and policies to be more consistent with a modern library, educating staff on library issues, and treating staff

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members with professionalism, encouraging them to be advocates for the library. “We appreciate the time and effort Katinka took on behalf of the library board. We are thankful for the way she has become involved in our community and have seen the many ways she has worked to make the library a positive place for Stayton. We did not see issues that warranted her dismissal.” Signing the letter were board members Sara Trott, Laurie Steele, Margaret Able, Susan Brandt (chair), and Asia Strawn. Campbell told Our Town that since the issue is a personnel matter, he is not allowed to say or discuss details beyond what has already been made public. An executive session has been scheduled to immediately follow the adjournment of the Feb. 1 city council meeting at the Stayton Community Center. The purpose of the session is to consult with legal counsel regarding current litigation or litigation likely to be filed. Executive sessions are closed to the public. For further information, call Deputy City Recorder Alissa Angelo at 503-769-3425.

Water quality town hall topic Marion Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Ag Water Quality Management Plan and the Mill Creek Focus Area Project Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia St. All agricultural and rural landowners, agricultural operators and streamside landowners in the Mill Creek Watershed area are invited to attend. An RSVP is requested, but walk-ins will be welcome. The meeting will be led by district program coordinator Brenda Sanchez, who will discuss cost-share and incentive programs for agricultural water quality management. District invasive plant specialist Jenny Meisel, will provide information on invasive plants in the watershed.

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Rural tourism ‘studio’ By Mary Owen Starting in March, a pilot program from Travel Oregon will give the communities of the North Santiam River region a chance to explore ways to link assets and attract visitors. “We began a conversation with Travel Oregon last summer about being their pilot project for the new format,” said Allison McKenzie, executive director for GROW-EDC, who will oversee the progressive program designed to assist rural communities in sustainable tourism development. McKenzie views the partnership as a way for Travel Oregon to increase high-value, authentic experiences for travelers and for the North Santiam region to explore tourism as an economic driver for the area. “With varied outdoor recreation assets, we have an opportunity to build a robust tourism economy in our own backyard,” she said. “It can be very difficult to create a tourism destination in one small community, however much we would like

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GROW thanks those who provided support for this project, including: Rural Development Initiatives; the incorporated cities from Aumsville to Idanha; Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments; Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce; North Santiam Chamber of Commerce; Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association; Travel Salem; Marion and Linn County Commissioners; North Santiam Young Professionals; Representative Sherrie Sprenger; and the U.S. Forest Service/ Detroit Ranger District. “Depending on what we hear from local people, we will likely offer a recap of the training highlights later in April to those who are unable to attend the Tuesday trainings,” McKenzie said. “The more people who learn about and understand these tourism principals, the better.” For more information on the studio or to register, e-mail McKenzie at allison@


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Cascade Coach Steve Turner retires after state title

It’s a whole new world for Steve Turner.

work with Steve the past four years. He is what every school wants their head football coach to be. We have large shoes to fill as we search for a replacement head football coach.”

The long-time high school football coach, who led Cascade to the Class 4A state title last season, has retired. “After 40 years of coaching football, I have announced my retirement,” Turner said in a release on “Next football season will be the first time since 1966 that I will not be part of a football team.” Turner, 61, told Our Town that he plans to “travel, play some golf and do a little fishing.” Turner said he made his decision during the holidays. “My wife (Mary) and I took the break to think things out,” Turner said. “There was no real a-ha moment.” Turner added that coming back to the Cascade area after 28 years coaching throughout Oregon was a positive fit for his family (the couple’s two sons live in Eugene). He was a roaring success in his final four years, running up a 37-9 record that included a 4A semifinals appearance in 2012 as well as the 2015 title. “Steve Turner has been an outstanding mentor to our student-athletes,” Cascade Athletic Director Heidi Hermansen told Our Town. “He knows the game of football well, and he has built a personal connection with every player in the program. Steve has built relationships with parents, and

THE TURNER FILE Name: Steve Turner Age: 61 Hometown: San Bruno, Calif. Education: Willamette University Family: wife Mary (retired, taught elementary school for 24 years), 2 sons Robert and John Coaching career: Cascade 1976-84 (includes 1980 state title); Rainier (3 years as head coach); North Medford (11 seasons as assistant coach, includes 1993 state title); Crook County (7 years as head coach); Mountain View (7 years as head coach, includes 2011 state title); Cascade: 2012-2015 (37-9 record, includes 2015 state title) re-established relationships with community members. “I am thankful that I had the opportunity to

Turner’s Cougars finished 12-1 this season, with the squad avenging its lone regularseason loss to Oregon West rival Philomath with a thrilling 35-34 win in the state quarterfinals. Cascade outscored Banks 42-21 in the semifinals and rallied from a 14-0 deficit to beat Scappoose 37-28 in the title game. So what will Turner remember most about the magical 2015 campaign? “How do you prioritize a season like this?” he said. “No moment was better than any other. The fun part is when you look back and talk about it with the players. As things are happening, you don’t look at it as special because you are pressing to win and move on.” Hoops: This is the week in which things will start to sort themselves out for Oregon West Conference girls basketball squads. Top-ranked Cascade, No. 10 Stayton and No. 12 North Marion all entered the week 2-0 in league. However, Stayton hosted North Marion on Tuesday (after press time) and Cascade on Friday, with the Cougars hosting North Marion Feb. 2. Both of the local squads are hot as a pistol. Cascade has won 14 in a row since a season-opening loss to a team from Hawaii. Stayton, meanwhile, is on a seven-game winning streak and the Eagles’ three losses

are to Silverton, ranked No. 1 in Class 5A, plus top 10 4A teams Seaside (No. 2) and Molalla (No. 7). Wrestling: Cascade wrestling finished second at districts and sixth at state last season and coach Jason Lovell thinks he has another good batch ready to make its mark. “This year we have had lots of dual meets,” Lovell told Our Town. “We started out a little slow and now are doing a lot better. The kids are working very hard in practice and we are starting to see big improvements. We have some returners that did well last year and are big contributors now,” noting Darien Fagin, Connor Kelly, Austin Brill, Collin Brill, Asa Alexander, Hayes VanDeHey, Seth Everetts, and Chris Allen.” Also contributing for the Cougars are freshman Devin Privratsky, Marshal Christman, who was injured last year, freshman Adam Stratemeyer, senior Sam Garee (5-0 at the Oregon Classic), James Baxter and 220-pound sophomore Louie Sanchez (also 5-0 at the Oregon Classic). “I know we have some ranked wrestlers, but I honestly couldn’t tell you which ones,” Lovell said.. “Rankings really don’t mean anything. How they perform at the end of February is what is important.” Cascade wrestles in district competition Feb. 19-20, with the state meet Feb. 26-27. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at Look for sports updates on the Our Town Facebook page.

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Motion Monday, 10:15 a.m. Monday. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance. Free. 503-769-3313 Bridge Lessons, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday. Senior Yoga, 1 - 2 p.m. Senior Line Dancing, 4 - 5 p.m. Santiam Senior Center. 503-767-2009 AA Meetings, 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Calvary Lutheran, 198 SE Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 6 p.m. Wednesday. women only, Riverview Community Bank, 112 Main St., Aumsville. 6 p.m. Sunday. Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. 502-399-0599 Story Time, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Stayton Public Library. Repeats at 3:30 Bingo, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Mondays/Thursday. Santiam Senior Center. $.05/game, $.10/ blackout. 503-767-2009 St. Boniface Museum, 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday. St. Boniface Community Archives and Museum, 371 Main St., Sublimity. Free. 503-769-5381 Senior Writing Club, 10 am., Tuesday. Signups required. Cribbage Lessons, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Genealogy Class, 1 p.m. Hand and Foot Canasta, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Santiam Senior Center. 503-767-2009 Harvey’s Help!, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday. Stayton Public Library. Questions answered on computer hardware, operations, email. Free. Stayton Lions Club, Noon Tuesday. Covered Bridge Café, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. 503-769-4062 Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mt. View Wesleyan Church, 111 Main St., Aumsville. Tai Chi for Seniors, 10 a.m. Pinochle Lessons, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday/ Friday. Santiam Senior Center. Members free; $5 nonmembers. 503-767-2009 Stayton Rotary, Noon Wednesday. Santiam Golf Club, 8724 Golf Club Road

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Cascade Country Quilters, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Senior Center. 503-767-2009 Sublimity Quilters, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Thursday. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity. 503-769-6459 Thumpin’ Thursday, 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance. Free. 503-769-3313 Veterans Group, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Santiam Senior Center. 503-767-2009 Narcotics Anonymous, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Friday. Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 603-990-0861

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Odd Fellows Bingo

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

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Sunday, Feb. 7

Stayton Parks and Rec Board

Red Hat Strutters

Shaw Knights of Columbus Breakfast

Noon, The Covered Bridge Coffee House, 38765 N Main St., Scio. RSVP to Betty, 503-859-4604, Jean, 503-859-2563

7:30 - 10 a.m., St. Mary Parish Hall, 9168 Silver Falls Hwy., Shaw. Cost: $7 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 503-362-6159

Teen Space

Monday, Feb. 8

3 - 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Free play with Wii, board and card games. Do homework, socialize. Grades 6 - 12. Free. Every Wednesday. 503-769-3313

Santiam vs Regis Basketball

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Adult Coloring Night

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. For youth who are beginning to read chapter books. Sign-ups not required. Free. 503-769-3313

Stayton Elementary PTC

6 p.m., Stayton Elementary, 875 Third Ave. 503-769-2336

Regis vs Western Mennonite

6:30 p.m., Basketball, Regis High. Girls followed by boys.

Sublimity Parent Teacher Club

6:30 p.m., Sublimity Elementary, 431 E Main St. 503-769-2459

Stayton City Council

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

Tuesday, Feb. 2 Groundhog Day Cascade vs North Marion Basketball

5:30 p.m., Cascade High. Boys then girls .

Sublimity City Council

Thursday, Feb. 4

Monday, Feb. 1

Book Bobs

7 p.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Open to public. 503-769-2601 7 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson. Open to public. 503-769-5475

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

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. Free hearing aid cleaning, hearing tests. Appointments needed. 503-767-2009

Stayton Fire District Board

6:30 p.m., Santiam High. Girls fboys.

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Senior Hearing Tests

Theater Auditions

1 - 3 p.m., Little Red Schoolhouse, 151 W Locust St., Stayton. Auditions for Aumsville Community Theatre’s spring show, Things My Mother Taught Me. No preparation needed. Repeats 3 - 5 p.m. Feb. 7.

7 p.m., Stayton Odd Fellows Lodge, 122 N Third Ave. $20 plays all games. Cash prizes. Open to public. Repeats Feb. 16.

Stayton Playgroup

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Doris’s Place, 383 N Third Ave., Stayton. Snacks served 11 a.m. Indoor park, gym area, reading nook, more. Ages 0-5. Free. Repeats Feb. 18. RSVP: 503-769-1120

Alzheimer’s Support Group

5:30 - 6:45 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Relaxing evening of coloring for adults. Supplies, provided. Free. 503-769-3313

Aumsville Planning Commission

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

Friday, Feb. 5 Regis vs St. Paul Basketball

6:30 p.m., Regis High. Girls then boys.

Santiam Valley Grange

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

Saturday, Feb. 6 Youth Baseball, Softball Registration

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Stayton Intermediate School, 1021 SE Shaff Road. Registration for Stayton Youth Sports T-ball to eighth grade baseball, softball. Bring registration form, forms, two separate checks for registration fee, volunteer fee. Cost is $50 T-ball, $55 coach pitch, $80 third-fourth JBO, $100 fifth-eighth JBO, $70 softball. Repeats Feb. 13, 20.

7 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Open to public.

Lyons Library Board

7 p.m., Lyons Public Library, 279 Eighth St. 503-859-2366

Tuesday, Feb. 9 Commissioner’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m., Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Meet Marion County commissioners. Open to public.

Santiam Historical Society

6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Presentation on history of Santiam Canyon. Open to public. Refreshments.

Santiam vs W. Mennonite Basketball

6:30 p.m., Santiam High. Girls then boys.

Mill City Council

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

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 Feb. 23. John Koger, 503-743-3117

Wednesday, Feb. 10 Mom to Mom

9 - 11 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. For mothers of children 0 - 6. Meet other moms, share stories.

Lyons Garden Club

1 p.m., Lyons Fire Dept, 1114 Main St. Speaker Jennifer Godfrey of Godfrey’s Nursery. Jean, 503-859-2563 or John, 503-508-5913.

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Marian Estates Auxiliary Bingo

2 – 4 p.m., Maurice’s Bistro, 390 SE Church St., Sublimity. $5 per packet. Open to public.

Teen Valentine Event

3 - 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Movie, art project, refreshments. Grades 6 - 12. Free. 503-769-3313

Friends of Stayton Pool

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

Thursday, Feb. 11 North Santiam Watershed Council 6 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. 503-930-8202

Sublimity Fire District Board

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

Friday, Feb. 12 Stayton vs YC Basketball

5:30 p.m., Stayton High. Girls then boys.

Cascade vs Newport

Sweetheart Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Mehama Fire Station, 21475 Ferry Road, Stayton. Fundraiser for Stayton Volunteer Protection Company No. 1. $6 adults, $5 children. 503-769-2601,

Free Softball Clinic

7 p.m., Little Red School House, 151 W Locust St., Stayton. Aumsville Community Theatre. Parental discretion advised due to adult content. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children. Repeats 7 p.m. Feb. 13, 19-20, 2-27; 2 p.m. Feb. 14, 21, 28. 503-385-6653

Saturday, Feb. 13 Bake Sale

11 a.m, Stayton Public Library. Open to public.

Friday, Feb. 19

Stayton City Council

5:30 p.m., Cascade High. Girls then boys.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 Stayton Library Board

6:30 - 9 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Internet, Wii, board, card games. All trading card games welcome. Grades 6 12. Free. 503-769-3313

Saturday, Feb. 20 Flea Market

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Crafts, collectibles. Hamburgers. Free admission, parking.

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

Monday, Feb. 22

SHS Booster Club

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

7 p.m., Stayton High. New members welcome. 503-7692171

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7 p.m., Ugo’s Pizza, 190 E Ida St., Stayton. Join Stayton Public Library for evening of friendly competition, trivia. Prizes. Open to all ages. 503-769-3313

SHS Booster Club Auction

6 - 9 p.m., Mehama Fire Station, 21475 Ferry Road. Prizes, concessions. Play for $.25 a game. $100 blackout at 9 p.m. Open to public. 503-769-2601

Cascade vs Stayton

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

Thursday, Feb. 18

Sweetheart Bingo

7 p.m., Stayton Middle School, 1021 SE Shaff Road. Open to public. 503-769-6924

Friends of the Library

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sloper Lobby at Marian Estates, 390 SE Church St., Sublimity. Bake sale Marian Estates Auxiliary. 5:30 p.m., Cascade Hall at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 NE 17th St., Salem. Dinner at 6:15 p.m., oral auction 7 p.m. A special paddle raise to fund turf the field for soccer, football. Tickets, $25 in advance, available at staytonevents. com. $30 at door.

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Trivia Night

Butterflies Are Free

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

Monday, Feb. 15 President’s Day

Santiam vs ELC Basketball

6:30 p.m., Regis High. Girls then boys.

Aumsville Planning Commission

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. 2014 Oregon Book Award finalist for Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory. Wine, cheese reception. Open to public. Free. 503-769-3313

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Regis vs Central Linn Basketball

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Children under 6 must be accompanied by adult; adults must be accompanied by child. 503-769-3313

3 - 5 p.m., Stayton High. Free outfield softball training for1st - 8th graders. Offered by Stayton High coaching staff, players. Jeff Silbernagel, 503-559-4285.

5:30 p.m., Cascade High. Girls then boys. 6:30 p.m., Santiam High. Girls then boys.

Lego Club

Sunday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day

Aumsville City Council

Tuesday, Feb. 23 Senior Legal Help

10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. Trusts, wills, powers of attorneys, advance directives. Free. 503-767-2009

Stayton vs Philomath Basketball

8 a.m., Trexler Farm, 20146 SE Ferry Road, Stayton. Open to business people throughout the canyon under 40. Sponsored by GROW-EDC. 503-769-3464

5:30 p.m., Stayton High. Girls then boys.

Chamber Awards Celebration

Lyons City Council

11:30 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Honoring those who make significant contributions to enhance the quality of life, make community a better place to live, work, play. Tickets $20; payment required at Stayton/Sublimity Chamber office by Feb. 12. 503-7693464,

Mill City Council

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

Tea Time for Book Lovers

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Monthly discussion group for adults. This month, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Tea, cookies provided. 503-769-3313

Thursday, Feb. 25 Marian Estates Auxiliary

2 p.m., 590 SE Conifer Circle, Sublimity. Open to public. $5 annual membership. 503-769-8100

Friday, Feb. 26 St. Mary Run/Walk

Today is the last day to register and get a shirt for the annual St. Mary Catholic School 5K/3K run, walk. The event starts at 9 a.m. March 5 at St. Mary’s, 1066 N Sixth Ave., Stayton. Entry $20 adults, $10 children 15 and under. Shirts are $8. Register at stayton/stmarys5k. Misty, 503-910-6049

Sunday, Feb. 28 Youth Baseball, Softball Draft

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Stayton High. Draft for Santiam Youth Sports. 10 a.m. - noon softball. Noon - 1:30 p.m. senior baseball (7th-8th grades). 1:30 - 3 p.m. junior baseball (5th-6th). 3 - 5 p.m., midgets baseball (3rd-4th). Bring glove, bat, helmet, indoor and outdoor shoes.

Spaghetti Dinner

3 - 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, 2168 Silver Falls Hwy., Shaw. All-you-can-eat dinner. Adults $10. 503-362-6159

Monday, Feb. 29 Leap Day Random Readers Book Club

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. For youth who want to read longer chapter books than Book Bobs. This month’s selection is Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen. Sign-ups not required, but recommended. 503-769-3313

Stayton Planning Commission

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

6:30 p.m., Lyons City Hall, 449 Fifth St. Open to public. 503-859-2167

Wednesday, Feb. 24 Teen Makerspace

3 - 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Technology, creativity collide with invention and innovation. Grades 6 - 12. Free. Registration necessary at main circulation desk. 503-769-3313

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Awards of Excellence winners for 2015 to be honored Feb. 18 The Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce will present the 2015 Awards of Excellence at the the Hats Off Awards Celebration Luncheon Feb. 18, 11:30 a.m. at Foothills Church in Stayton. The event is sponsored by Columbia Bank. The Stayton Rotary also will present the Future First Citizen awards. For tickets , contact the Chamber at 503-769-3464 or

Santiam Hospital, 2015 Large Business of the Year, Story Our Neighbors, page 2.

The honorees are:

Future First Citizen Awards: Sam Nieslanik, Regis High and Abbie Lucas, Stayton High. Story Our Neighbors, page 9.

Dave Valencia, 2015 Distinguished Service Award. Story Jan. 1 Our Town.

Where to Start Fitness, 2015 Small Business of the Year. Story Our Neighbors, page 7 Stayton Veterinary Hospital, 2015 First Impressions Award. Story Our Neighbors, page 14

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Santiam Hospital takes honors as 2015 Large Business of the Year. “We are honored and pleased to have the support of the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce in selecting us for this award,” said Terry Fletchall, chief executive officer. “As the primary healthcare provider in this community, we have provided health services to Santiam Canyon residents for more than 70 years.” In announcing the award, the chamber credited SH for being an institution that invests with “energy, commitment and willingness to embrace” the communities it serves. Fletchall calls the hospital’s staff, both medical and nonmedical, its most important asset. “Their professionalism, compassion, skills and knowledge shine through each member’s engagement with patients every day,” he said. “Dr. Jennifer Brewer, OB/GYN, and Maria Turney, family nurse practitioner, are the most recent members of our growing medical community.” Another highlight is the purchase of a new Phillips Ingenuity CAT Scanner with low-dose radiation and contrast management software, including artifact reduction, Fletchall said. The scanner will be installed in the next 10 to 12 weeks, he added.

Community investment, service, earns award

“We are also please with our new inpatient and Surgical Services Tower, which has more than doubled the size of our hospital,” he said. “Our expansion resulted in new private rooms for medical surgical, intermediate care and intensive care inpatient services along with all-new support service areas, a stateof-the-art Santiam Surgery Center (and) a beautiful Family Birth Center.”

quarter of this year. Plans are being completed for a new emergency department, as well enlarged pharmacy, laboratory, and public and support areas, he added. “We have an eye to healthcare reform and continue to move toward associated trends in the hospital’s interest, while we strive to remain a community-based hospital, responsible to those we serve,” Fletchall said. Community engagement is also important to the hospital.

Terry Fletchall Santiam Hospital Chief Executive Officer

The $30 million, 50,000-square-foot, four-story hospital expansion opened in 2013, adding to the capacity of the original 1951 hospital. “To provide and enhance quality services, the hospital recruited medical professionals from across the country and brought them to live and work in our communities,” Paula Mabry, one of the nominators, said. “And to ensure ease of access to medical care over the years, Santiam Hospital has opened clinics in Sublimity, Aumsville and Mill City.” Fletchall said physician recruitment is ongoing, and that a urology clinic is anticipated to be in operation the first

“We provide reduced-cost sports physicals for local students, healthcare education including breast care, diabetes and educational presentations, reduced-cost and free flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics, and reducedcost immunizations,” Fletchall said. To encourage individuals to pursue healthy living, SH will hold its 27th annual Fun Run and Health Walk this June. To promote breast cancer awareness, the 17th annual Paint the Town Pink event will take place October. The hospital sponsors and participates in other community events, including: Relay for Life, SummerFest, donations for safe graduation events, playground and sports equipment, science fairs, Books for Children, the Sublimity Harvest Festival, the Stayton Sprint Triathlon, the Stayton Public Library’s Toast of the Town, and SSCOC’s Awards Celebration.

Owned By The Community We Serve Low Loan Rates • Mortgage and Home Equity Loans • Credit Cards Savings Accounts • Certificates & IRAs • Free Checking Accounts NW Preferred Federal Credit Union offers a full line of personal financial products and services designed to help consumers save money. The Credit Union has been providing financial products and services to its members for 75 years. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in the communities of Aumsville, Detroit, Gates, Idanha, Lyons, Mill City, Mehama, Scio, Stayton and Sublimity. Hours: Monday-Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-5:30

393 E Florence Street • PO Box 68 • Stayton, OR 97383 • 503-769-3489 2 • February 2016

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Oil Can Henry’s Oil Can Henry’s proudly serves the Santiam Canyon area, providing oil changes and other preventive maintenance to help your vehicles run better and last longer. We also support the community through donations to local schools and non-profit groups. Our Famous 20-Point Full-Service Oil Change includes high-quality oil, a complete check of your vehicle’s maintenance needs, and free top-ups of your oil, fluids and tires within three months of your last service. We’ll explain your vehicle manufacturer’s service recommendations, but never pressure you to buy anything you don’t want or need. You’ll relax in the comfort of your vehicle, enjoy a free newspaper and watch as our trained technicians perform the services you request. For your convenience, we’re open seven days a week – no appointment needed.

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Phone: (503) 767-2190 • 1750 Shaff Rd., Stayton Website:

At the corner of Shaff and Wilco Rd.

Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday (6 p.m. closing in winter) • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday

Weddle Funeral Services

Ugo’ Pizza Parlor

You Deserve the Best

Pound for pound, the best pizza around

The possibilities are endless at Ugo’s, with a wide variety of high quality pizzas, chicken, salad bar, and now serving premium 1/3 lb. fresh burgers. With an arcade & HDTV / entertainment room, our restaurant can accommodate any of your party needs! We started here in 1991 and found Stayton/ Sublimity area to be fun, friendly and supportive – it is a wonderful place to live and work. We have put most of our support to the athletic teams and schools in our area for the past 25 years.

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Weddle Funeral Services is family owned by Randy & Carrie( Etzel) Durig. Carrie grew up in Stayton on the family Century Farm passed on for 4 generations. Weddle’s has been serving the community for almost 100 years. Both continue this deep commitment to this community through service, family and friendship.

Funeral Service • Local Crematory • Large Chapel • Affordable Urns and Caskets Memorial Tribute DVDs • Unique and Accommodating to all Faiths and Traditions

1777 N Third Ave, Stayton • 503-769-2423 • On Call 24 Hours a Day

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Neufeldt’s Restaurant

“Breakfast, French Dips, Burgers, Meatloaf, Fish & Chips, Home-made Pies, And Much More!” Neufeldt’s Restaurant is in its 29th year in business. Among favorites on the menu are Country Potatoes, Country Gravy, Chicken Fried Steak, Club Sandwiches, French Dip, Hot Turkey Sandwiches, and our Prime Rib. All pies are homemade. Jary & Esther Neufeldt, sole proprietors, have supported various community activities and fundraisers during their 20 years in Aumsville.

190 Main Street Aumsville • 503-749-4095

“It’s refund season – get your billions back.” Affordable Care Act specialist, no charge consultation, file with us and pay nothing outof-pocket with refund. We specialize in finding deductions and credits others miss! We have been serving Stayton and the Santiam Canyon since 1980. We like to work in the community where we live. We have eight licensed professionals, with many levels of expertise. Walk-ins are welcome, appointments available. Taxes filed until April 18.

Monday-Saturday 6:30 am till 9:00 pm Sundays 7:00 am till 4:00 pm

843 N. First Ave, Stayton • 503-769-7235

9-9 Mon-Sat; 9-5 Sun; walk-ins and appointments • OBTP# B13696

Riverview Community Bank Bank Local For A Strong Community As the only bank in Aumsville, Riverview Community Bank is dedicated to serving our local communities through stimulating economic growth by creating jobs, helping build dreams, expanding businesses, enriching futures, and supporting local charities. Riverview is the proud sponsor of local events such as the Corn Festival, the Aumsville PARC Program, the Santiam Canyon Stampede and the Detroit Lake Fishing Derby. Our dedicated employees in Aumsville volunteer their personal time to local organizations such as, Fill-A-Bag Food Drive, The North Santiam Canyon Economic Development Corporation, and The Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association. They serve as members of local boards, charity volunteers, and participants in fund raising events. Aumsville is a close-knit community where everyone knows each other’s names, cares for each other, and lends a helping hand for the great good. Riverview was founded on these principles in 1923 and continues to operate this way today. At Riverview, it is not just the services that the Bank provides; it is the spirit of service that bridges the gap between the Bank, our customers and the community. The Aumsville Staff is dedicated to serving their neighbors from the valley to the canyon. It is this dedication and action that closely ties our neighbors in Aumsville and our canyon community with the Riverview family.

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Santiam Heating and Sheet Metal, Inc. Heating And Cooling With An Air Of Quality Sales, Service and Installation of Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Air Quality Systems and Controls Architectural Sheet Metal Roofing and Flashings Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication Large Selection of Air Filters In business for 22 years, Santiam Heating and Sheet Metal is happy to serve a community that believes in supporting local businesses and organizations. As a community, Stayton raised enough money to build its own library - just one example of what makes Santiam Heating and Sheet Metal so proud to be a part of Stayton!

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Not only is Santiam Heating and Sheet Metal’s office open 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but service is also available 24 hours a day. The company is a training agent for the Sheet Metal and HVAC Apprenticeship programs. • 503-769-8483 • • Located Just South of the Santiam River on Stayton-Scio Rd.

Sugar & Spice Bakery

Stayton Tire & Automotive LLC

Making your day a little bit sweeter.

Quality is always our focus. We proudly serve walk-in customers, fleets and insurance companies (and everything in between). Our engine and tire/alignment services range from computer diagnostics, oil changes, scheduled services to laser alignment service and tires. You can expect professional, friendly service. You’ll be on the road and loving your car again in no time!

Muffins, Scones, Cinnamon Rolls, Sticky Buns, Coffee Cake, Cookies, Cakes and Cupcakes. All handmade and baked fresh daily. We welcome special orders . Delivery available. We love having the opportunity to get to know our customers and making things exactly the way they like them. We want each and everyone of our customers to feel special and appreciate.

711 Main St., Lyons • 503-859-4144

Stayton Tire & Automotive is the only local independent shop that does both auto engine maintenance and tire alignment. We perform every service you need to keep your vehicle safe and reliable, whether foreign or domestic. We support all local school programs and fund-raisers.

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Comprehensive Medical Carechronic Including: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program: Patients with obstructive pulmonary Pulmonary Rehabilitation Patients chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/ emphysemaProgram: and asthma maywith benefit from participation in this program. disease (COPD)/ emphysema andthe asthma may benefitoffrom in this program. In-Home Sleep Studies for identification sleepparticipation apnea/other sleep disorders In-Home Sleep Studies for the identification of sleep apnea/other sleep and disorders FirstLine Therapy, a nutritionally based program to treat disease encourage healthy loss. FirstLineweight Therapy, a nutritionally based program to treat disease and encourage healthy weight loss.

All the Places life Can Go!

We specialize in Assisted Living and Independent Living. Each Senior’s life will be enhanced by a professional, caring, and passionate team. That includes Nurses, Caregivers, Dietary Team, and an Activity Program. We have Home Health, Physical and Occupational Therapy available. Our joy is bringing our residents joy. We are always seeking ways to support our community. If we can help please contact Sue Horn – 503-509-0256.

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Farmers Insurance – Michael Bochsler

“We are Farmers.”

Red Apple Restaurant & Lounge

Chinese & American Cuisine At Its Best

The Insurance products we offer include: Auto, Antique, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Snowmobiles, RV, Homeowners, Renters, Manufactured Homes, Earthquake, Rental Home, Flood, Umbrella, Business, and Life. Mike and his family live in the local community and feel it is a privilege to own a local business here. Serving our customers is our number one priority. We are proud to give back to the community by supporting local schools, non-profits and sports teams, as well as many other community programs, including local police and fire.

Lounge • Pool Tables • Live Music • Special Events Karaoke Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays • Pool Tournaments Friday Nights Happy Hours Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Bar 503-769-7588

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Su’s family owns Red Apple Restaurant, and they treat their staff and customers like family. They’ll celebrate their tenth anniversary of ownership at the Red Apple in August 2016.

We Specialize in GreAt Food!

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Healthy community contributions recognized “You never know what we’ll start next,” he said. “Our future plans are to keep building the fitness and natural health combination that will help people not just be thinner but help people be healthy in a more complete way.”

By Mary Owen For Daniel and Tirzah Hawkins, Where to Start Fitness in Stayton earning recognition as the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Small Business of the Year is an exciting culmination of six years of being a community business. “During this time, we have always tried to be active members of the community and give back as much as we can,” Tirzah Hawkins, co-owner with husband, Daniel. “We want people to know that there is a safe place they can go to get their health and fitness questions answered. It’s a gym owned by real people who have the same real life struggles as anyone else.” The Hawkins started the business in 2010 to take their personal weight loss journeys to a new level. Together, they lost a combined 130 pounds by modifying their lifestyles to make healthy choices, including becoming physically active. Now they provide professional fitness coaching and serve as accountability partners to individuals who are motivated to lose weight and become fit. Both Daniel and Tirzah earned their Certified Personal

Daniel and Tirzah Hawkins of Where to Start Fitness

Trainer Certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The Hawkins, who also recently purchased Vital Health, are most proud of the relationships they have built. “We’ve helped so many clients achieve so many amazing results and have found so many lifelong friends along that way that we would never have met otherwise,” Tirzah said. They always dream big, and their goals, Daniel said, keep growing.

Award selection committee member Priscilla Glidewell credits the Hawkins for their “excellent support of the community” through their K-9 run each year that benefits the Stayton Police Department’s K-9 program, and “excellent service and products.”

Where to Start Fitness has sponsored a person looking to change their personal health and fitness levels, providing free training for a year. They held a Zumbathon to raise money for autism awareness, hosted a Fool Your Fat Run on April Fool’s Day, provided the means for students to raise money for school trips, and held fundraisers for churches and charities. “Together, their desire to help people live happier and healthier lives is transforming our community,” said Janis Spurgeon Hite in her nomination letter.

At SCTC we're your neighbors and we help you stay connected to your world. • 503 769-2121 • 502 N 2nd Ave., Stayton Hours: Phone – M-F 8:00am-5:00pm; Walk-in – M-F 8:30am-6:00pm

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We support local schools like Cascade High School.


When it comes to quality, we deliver! SALES & SERVICE




State Farm InSurance

Western Interiors Inc.

Dave Valencia, Owner/agent

“Drive A Little - Save A Lot!” We offer service with a smile from an experienced professional team. We are ready to offer competitive prices with common sense solutions to your insurance needs. Stop by, call, e-mail for a no-obligation quote. We would love to hear from you! 1203 north First avenue, Stayton, Or 97383

Carpet • Vinyl • Wood • Laminate • Area Rugs • Ceramic & Porcelain Tile • Specializing in RV Installation • Family Owned & Operated • Serving You for 45 Years Western Interiors Inc. offers the largest selection of inventory in the Willamette Valley, free estimates, and a comfortable shopping experience with no-pressure assistance and non-commissioned staff. Come check out the showroom Monday-Friday 8-5:30 or Saturday 9-5.

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Future First Citizens By Mary Owen Stayton Rotary Club has named Sam Nieslanik, Regis High School, and Abbie Lucas, Stayton High School, as this year’s Future First Citizens. “Stayton Area Rotary is excited and proud for this opportunity to honor Sam and Abbie as Future First Citizens,” said Karen Andall, Rotary spokesperson. “Rotary values the objectives of service, high ethical standards, personal commitment to serve our community and fellowship. It is clear in knowing the accomplishments and attributes of both Sam and Abbie that they have pursued and demonstrated these values. We congratulate them and wish the best in what are certain for both to be successful and rich futures as they move forward in their lives.”

Sam Nieslanik “It would be very easy to find another at Regis High School that is just as deserving of this award as myself,” said Nieslanik, who is grateful for the honor. During his four years at Regis, Nieslanik has worked hard to become a well-rounded student. “Well-versed in not just one area, but multiple,” said Nieslanik, of Scio. “My favorite subject is anything science related. Science is the perfect balance between math – absolute truth – where there is only one correct answer

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Sam Nieslanik, Regis, and Abbie Lucas, Stayton

– and literature where anything can be the right answer.” As a freshman transfer student from Colorado, Nieslanik immersed himself in academics and extracurricular activities, starting with serving on student council. “I served as a class Sam Nieslanik, Regis High representative for my freshman and sophomore years, the activities director my junior year, and topped it all off with a successful run at the presidency this year,” he said. “Another leadership-oriented group I got involved with was National Honor Society. I am currently a secondyear member.” Nieslanik also participated in cross country as a freshman and sophomore, football as a senior, and basketball and track for all four years. Highlights included: a semi-final run in football; third- and fifth-place finishes in basketball at the state tournament; and a state championship as a member of the 4x400m relay team. “Sam is an extraordinary young man for many reasons,”

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said Regis Principal Scott Coulter. “Academically, Sam is already studying his second year of calculus, a year ahead of most accelerated high school students. He is a three-sport varsity athlete, but I believe Sam’s most valuable talent is his ability to engage and lead our students, helping them to better themselves by the experience.” After graduation, Nieslanik plans to attend Gonzaga University to study “something science related.” “Regis High School has prepared me well for not only this next step, but for the next few steps in my young life,” he said. Nieslanik said Regis helped him grow as a student, an athlete and a person. “I was welcomed with open arms, and it has been a marvelous experience,” he said. “The values displayed at RHS are what have encouraged me to continue my education at another Catholic institution, Gonzaga.”

Abbie Lucas

Lucas was “surprised and humbled” when she found out she was chosen to represent SHS as Future First Citizen. “Stayton High Class of 2016 has many deserving candidates,” said Lucas, of Sublimity. “Part of my success, both in academics and service, is due to the encouragement and support of my fellow classmates.”

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The right people. The right answers. We care about what the numbers mean to you. + Income Tax Services Tax Planning and Preparation for individuals, businesses, corporations, estates, trusts, and not-for-profit organizations.

“If we can’t guarantee it, we won’t sell it.”

+ Accounting & Business Consulting Consulting to improve business financing, cash flow, inventory control, tax management, bookkeeping and payroll. Certified QuickBooks Advisor.

– Tires, Brakes, Wheels, Shocks, Alignment, Batteries – Our commitment to our community is to provide world-class service for our customers. “Customer First” is what we are all about. As part of our community, we support Special Olympics. OSSA, Harvest Festival, and the Santiam Canyon Rodeo. Our manager is Lorne Jones, and our assistant manager is Toby Pires.

400 SW Sublimity Blvd, Sublimity • 503-769-3446 Fax: 503-769-4647 • Mon-Fri 8-6, Sat 8-5

+ Information Technology Services Services to support clients with planning and installation of network technology, hardware and software, and peer-to-peer and client-server networks.

Stayton Mini Storage Clint Bentz,CPA

Security Gate Controlled Access • Extra-Wide Doors Self Storage Ranging in Size from a 5'x5' up to 10'x30' Units Boat and RV Storage Spaces • Totally Fenced Well-Lit Inside & Out • Long-Term Rate Discounts

1880 Pacific Ct, Stayton • 503-769-6464(Mini) • M-F 9-5, Sat 9-1, Sun closed 10 • February 2016

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Work ethic, drive for excellence, desire to help praised Continued from page 9

freshman year – Haiti.”

Lucas also credits her “many amazing teachers” for teaching and inspiring her to succeed.

After graduating from Corban, she wants to take a year off to apply to medical schools. Oregon Health Sciences University is at the top of her list, she said. Lucas plans to put a medical degree to work offering free medical care, serving the underprivileged and marginalized.

“Overall, I really enjoy school, from the classes I take to the laughter shared with friends,” she said. Her favorite subjects are English and science, and Lucas loves reading and writing, a passion she gleaned from her father, who holds a doctorate in literature, but science, biology specifically, “wooed and won” her as a freshman. “My room couldn’t provide a more accurate representation of these passions,” she said. “My bookshelf is overflowing with Austen, Dickens, Rowling, Shakespeare, the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain, and P.D. James. On my nightstand, however, below my periodic table of elements, sits my collection of science and medical texts. Biology, physics, organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, a professional guide to diseases, an anatomy coloring book, and a book written by Dr. Tweedy regarding race in the medical world. “After high school, I wish to pursue my passion and become a doctor, if this wasn’t made obvious by my nightstand,” added Lucas, who plans to attend Corban University to pursue a degree in health science on a pre-medical track. “While there, I hope to continue participating in undergraduate medical research and return to the country that caused me to fall in love with medical missions my

“Stayton High has prepared me for the future in many ways,” Lucas said. “It is small enough to allow for personal interactions with staff, whose goal is to help you reach your fullest potential, but it’s also big enough to provide a wide variety of activities and rigorous coursework.” Lucas is involved in Varsity tennis, Link Crew and the National Honor Society. She is vice-president of Rotary’s Interact Club, and has been involved in the Associated Student Body since her freshman year. “ASB has given me the opportunities to lead and organize events, work with a team, and communicate with faculty and business members of Stayton,” she said. “This year, I am Assemblies Committee director. It is a demanding position as there are often multiple assemblies in a month.” Lucas participated in iServe in Stayton and attends Foothills Church. She has gone on two construction mission trips to Mexico and one medical mission trip to Haiti that included working with physicians. She also studied the correlation between sugar drink consumption and diabetes in mice, a

We salute the 2015 award recipients!

Abbie Lucas, Stayton High

Corban University project that examined how diabetes in the mother affects obesity in the offspring. “Abbie is one our very top SHS students,” said Alan Kirby, SHS principal. “She is organized and committed, and strives for excellence in all that she does, whether it be academics, leading in the Associated Student Body, or anything else. She cares about others and has spent many, many hours giving service in the school, community, and even in other countries. I have no doubt her work ethic, drive for excellence, and desire to help others are going to lead to great things for her in the future, as they have at SHS.”

Santiam Vision Source

See you at the Awards Celebration Thursday, Feb. 18 • 11:30 a.m. at Foothills Church Computerized Eye Exams • Pediatric Eye Services • Contact Lens Care Optical Services • Medical & Surgical Eye Services Santiam Vision Source staff and doctor are all local residents and grew up in the community. They agree with keeping services local.

COMMUNITY NEWS 400 N. Third Ave., Stayton • 503-769-9525 • Facebook: Our Town / Santiam

Santiam Vison Source provides two scholarships each year to Regis High School and Stayton High School.

515 North 3rd Avenue, Stayton • 503-769-3441 Fax: 503-769-1419 • Open 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday

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Santiam RV Storage Patricia & Tim Sauls Owner/Proprietors Individual lock key storage Owners live on grounds Security gate and cameras

503-897-4746 • Fax 503-897-3627

Back left to right: Reyna, Kylee, Richard, Elizabeth. Front left to right: Megan (manager), Rachel We are excited to be celebrating our 10th year in the community. Please come in and say hi to our local staff: Reyna, Kylee, Richard, Elizabeth, Megan (manager), and Rachel. Our pizzas are made with 100% whole milk mozzarella shredded fresh in store daily. Our dough is mixed in store every day and all of our vegetables are delivered fresh and cut on premiss. We have a huge variety of pizza crust and topping options. Help us celebrate the launch of our latest and greatest crust- FRESH PAN! Available February 18th. We are proud to support the local schools, non-profits and relay for life teams with our monthly fund-raisers.

30190 N. Santiam Hwy • PO Box 996 Mill City, OR 97360

1754 N First Ave Stayton • 503-767-7272 11am-9pm Seven Days a Week

Budget Blinds of East Marion County

Farmers Insurance Garcia Agency

A Style for Every Point of View

“Auto~Renters~Home~Life~Business Insurance”

Budget Blinds provides all types of window treatments – everything from mini blinds to draperies. We bring the showroom to the customer in our vans and do free in-home consultations. We also provide the installation. I am a licensed contractor. I am the owner of Budget Blinds for East Marion County, which includes Stayton, Sublimity and Aumsville. I would like people to know I am a member of the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, as well as Salem Chamber, and Marion County Homebuilders Association.

503-990-6590 • Fax: 503-990-6813

Farmers Insurance Garcia Agency has grown at a very rapid pace. Owners/agents Jose & Eva Garcia want to thank the community for this. “We couldn't have done it without you. We put our customers first and help them with all their insurance needs. We listen to the customer’s needs and offer the products that are the best fit for their needs. Stop by and let us offer a complimentary review of your current insurance with no obligation. Our job is to make sure you understand your policy and what you are paying for.

1486 N First Ave, Stayton • 503-769-2383

Go to & enter your zipcode • 9am-5pm, weekends by appt.

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Focus Heating & Construction, Inc Where old-fashioned service, unmatched quality and value intersect. We service all brands of heating and air conditioning, specialing in RUUD and Daikin installs – ducted and ductless heating and cooling systems, and gas conversions. We employ local people. This is home! We love the area and the people. That’s why our business is in this community. We support numerous events and activities in the community. Watch for us, and you will see us. :-)

1740 Shaff Rd SE, Stayton, OR • 503-769-7519 • Fax 503-767-7519 • Hours: M-F 8-5

North Santiam Funeral Service

Dairy Queen Come See Our New Look! Enjoy your meal by the Fireplace and Two 43" TVs

Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid Cake Perfectly sized for two, starting at


“Our Family Serving Yours” Being the only locally owned and operated funeral home in the area, we are able to serve family, friends and neighbors. North Santiam Funeral Service is a full service funeral home, offering burials, cremations and headstones. We offer a large selection of caskets, urns and headstones that can be personalized for how you want to honor your loved one. If you have pre-arrangements with another funeral home, they are totally transferable without losing any benefits. Obviously, since we live here, we love and care about the community, and are very involved. Glenn has been personally serving area families for over 29 years. We treat families how we want to be treated – with honesty and integrity.

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Covered Bridge Cafe

Stayton Veterinary’s work appreciated By Mary Owen

Stayton Veterinary Hospital earns this year’s First Impressions award from the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce.

“Proudly Supporting Our Community One Piece of Bacon at a Time.” Covered Bridge Cafe offers quality products and great food – Breakfast, Lunch and Catering. Our meeting rooms are free of charge. We love Stayton, and we enjoy supporting our community and schools! We are the proud hosts of the Free Annual Community Dinner, for ten years feeding people for free every Thanksgiving.

510 N. Third Ave, Stayton • 503-767-3945 ~ Open daily 7am–2pm ~

The award is given to the business or organization that completed exterior improvements or remodeling and/ or major landscaping enhancements, maintaining high standards for curb appeal. “It is a distinct honor to be given this award with so many other deserving businesses in this city,” said Dr. Jeffrey Brubaker, co-owner of the veterinary hospital with Dr. Michael Reynolds. Associate veterinarians at the clinic are doctors James Welch and Brittany Hale.

SVH provides veterinary care to large and small animals, makes farm/house calls, and provides free nutritional assessment and counseling, among other offerings. “We take pride in what our business has to offer this city,” Brubaker said. “Part of what we have to offer is an attractive appearance that will enhance our city.” Stayton Veterinary Hospital added shrubs and other landscaping improvements to spruce up the building, an update that has promoted numerous compliments from clients, Brubaker said. “We plan to continue to maintain and improve the appearance of our business,” he added. Stayton Veterinary Hospital is located at 1308 N. First Ave.

Advantage Dental

Harold Wolf & Son Insurance

Advantage Dental Clinic is a full service dental practice for all ages. Most dental insurance is accepted and Advantage takes Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) patients. Patient financing options are available to all patients if needed, amounts vary based on qualification. Those without insurance may qualify for a reduced fee schedule.

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The Advantage Dental Clinic is open Monday through Thursday most weeks of the year. We have provided free dental screenings at local schools.

503-769-6203 • Fax: 503-769-7531

521 N First Avenue, Stayton, OR 97383 888-468-0022, ext.61877

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We offer a variety of burgers, hot dogs, and our famous root beer. Shrimp, fish, salads, chicken and soups are also available. Our new hand-breaded chicken tenders are a big hit, as well. Our A&W has been here since 1960. We love being active in the community.

503-769-5654 – Fax 503-769-6450 1215 W. Washington st., stayton

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JET Auto & Repair

AWARDS CELEBRATION Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Foothills Church

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to the Chamber office, 175 High Street or call 503-769-3464 This event to honor business success and volunteerism in our community is made possible by the following sponsors: TITLE SPONSOR

“ASE Certified Master Mechanic Since 1990” We provide general maintenance, mechanical and electrical repair of automotive vehicles, RVs and boats with 26 years in the business. We enjoy the atmosphere of this small town and the close community feel, as compared to larger towns. We support our community through the Brent Strohmeyer Foundation and Stayton High School Basketball.

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“Think Sublimity” Sublimity Insurance Company offers a complete line of personal insurance products including homeowners, automobile, farm and farm truck, rental property and personal umbrella to customers in Oregon, Idaho and Utah. Sublimity has served the local community since 1896! We are proud to provide protection and security to policyholders in the community, and support community projects, school fundraisers, and chamber events in the area.

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Tax aid offered locally beginning Feb. 6 Beginning in February, free tax services for local seniors and low-income residents will be available through AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program. Federal and Oregon tax returns will be done at all sites. Help will be available on Saturdays in Stayton at Stayton Public Library, 515 N. First St., and in Silverton at the Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Walk-in services, with no appointments, will be available. The

10-week schedule begins Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will operate through April 9. Sites in Salem and Keizer that will offer assistance on weekdays through April 15. Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax consulting and preparation service. All volunteers in the program are certified and trained by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and the Oregon Dept. of Revenue.

North Santiam Chamber seeks nominations The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations to recognize outstanding community members. Nominations are being accepted for: Non-Profit of the Year, Young Adult Citizen Award, Business of the Year, Youth of the Year (K-12 student who lives or attends school in the Santiam

Canyon) and Citizen of the Year The 2016 Santiam Awards Night will be April 27, 6 p.m. at Santiam High School Auditorium, 265 SW Evergreen St., Mill City. For further information go to www., call 503-897-5000 or email

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Best of the wurst The Mardi Gras of Mount Angel, the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce WurstFest is a chance eat, drink and be merry Feb. 5-6, before the Lenten season begins on Feb. 10. The eighth annual WurstFest is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy. General admission is $5 or $10 with specialty stein or glass (limited availability). Young folk under 21 accompanied by an adult are admitted free. Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is Senior Day. Those 65 and older will receive special give-a-ways as long as supplies last. For those who plan to use the Lenten season to take charge of their health or need a way to burn some calories, the Wurst Run starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. There is both a 5K and a 10K run/walk. Fees include registration, course map,

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entry to Wurstfest, beer glass and a complimentary beverage. The Festhalle is transformed into a small village during Wurstfest with three area sausage makers – Mt. Angel Sausage, Glockenspiel and Urban German – presenting 19 varieties of the best of their wurst including bratwurst, currywurst, frickadelwurst, and many others optionally garnished with sauerkraut, grilled onions and mustards plus other great German dishes. Featured at the bar are the worldfamous Warsteiner beers from Germany and a special Wurstfest brew from Silverton’s Seven Brides called Stammtisch. There also will be an array of German and regional wines plus non-alcoholic beverages. Many local artisans and craftspeople will be selling foods, condiments, hats, clothing and more.


NEED A CAREGIVER? Do you know someone who does?  Eight years experience, training classes. Private pay/through state  $13-$15 per hour weekdays-daytime hours, Silverton/Mt Angel and surrounding areas.  503-874-9116 FOR SALE – 13” MacBook, 1.6 Ghz/5GB/128. New Aug. ’15, 10 hours use. 503-979-0111. $800 O.B.O.  


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BE A BIG LOSER: Join Tops-Take off pounds sensibly.  Call 503-5019824 or 503-569-0442.  Meets every Thursday 6 p.m. at St Paul’s Church on Pine. “Faith, Hope & Love”  Holy Family Academy Benefit Auction is Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Mount Angel Festhalle.  Doors open at 5pm with appetizers.  Silent and Live Auction.  Dinner and drawing.  Tickets $25, $30 at the door.  Must be 14 years or older.  Laura at 503-551-4265. ADULT COLORING HOUR at the Mount Angel Community Center starting Tuesday Feb. 2. Cloring from 1 to 2 p.m . Bring coloring books and supplies and have some INSTALLED PRICE -$3295 fun. 195 E Charles St, Mount Angel. For information call 503-845-6998. INCENTIVES INCLUDE: caregiverTo Connections at the Oregon Tax Credit-Up to $1500 Utility Rebate-Up $800 Mount Angel Community Center, INCLUDES: Refrigerant lineset, outdoor equipment pad, labor, electrical, condensate piping. 195 E Charles St, third Tuesday of the month, 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Class is for anyone who is over 60 and *If all incentives apply. *If all incentives apply. taking care of someone they love at Offer good through 2/29/2016 Offer good through 12/31/2014. Original Installed Price home. 503-845-6998. INSTALLED PRICE -$3295 INSTALLED PRICE -$3295 MOUNT ANGEL AREA LITTLE INCENTIVES INCLUDE: INCENTIVES INCLUDE: LEAGUE 2016 Registration Oregon Credit-Up to $1500 Utility Rebate-Up To $800 Oregon Tax Tax Credit-Up to $1500 Utility Rebate-Up To $800 Online registration is now open. INCLUDES: Refrigerant lineset, outdoor equipment electrical, condensate piping. INCLUDES: Refrigerant lineset, outdoor equipment pad,pad, labor,labor, electrical, condensate piping. Heats up to 1,500 sq.ft. Go to SALES &MAALL/ SERVICE Includes: Refrigerant INSTALLED AFTER INCENTIVESlineset, for more information. INSTALLED AFTER INCENTIVES outdoor equipment pad, labor, *Ifincentives all incentives apply. *If all apply. Walk-in signups are: Saturday, Offer good through 12/31/2014. Offer good through 12/31/2014. electrical, condensate piping. ccb #104080 Feb. 6 (9-12) and Tuesday, Feb. 9 OR-0000351504 (6-8). Evalutations: Sunday, Feb. 28. Baseball 1pm and Softball 3pm. Questions: email us at mtangel_ SALES & SERVICE SALES & SERVICE 2/10bl





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RDR Handyman & Home Repair Service installation and repair of fencing, decks,doors, windows, siding and roofing.  CCB 206637 licenced, bonded and insured.  Call Ryan at 503-881-3802 YARDWORK & LAWN MAINTENANCE. Pressure washing, trimming/edging, mowing, pruning, rototilling, bark/soil placement, gutter cleaning, hauling chainsaw work. Free estimates. Call or text 503-508-0388 or 503-871-7295 HERNANDEZ LANDSCAPING mowing,edging,fertilizing, weed control, clean-ups, bark dust, on going maintenance, and more. Free yard debris hauling. Free estimates. Lic# 10370   503-989-5694 or 503-719-9953 WOOD DOCTOR Furniture restoration. Revive - Restore -  Metal - Wood - Antique Furniture -  Family Heirlooms.  Also specialize in custom wood craft.  Free Estimates.  James Scialabba  971-208-4348 GASPER’S CLEANING SERVICE SOLUTIONS Complete general Janitorial Services, Home and Business and Construction Cleaning.  Deep cleaning to prepare the home for sale. Move in-Move out. Window cleaning - Housekeeping. Frances 503-9495040 or 503-873-6209 CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215

TINA’S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Mowing – Edging - Bark Dusting – Fertilizing – Pruning - Thatching and Aerating - On Going Maintenance and clean up – yard debris/ Hauling.  CBL# 9404    971-2161093 or 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

Are you starting your spring cleaning? Sell those unwanted items. Your ad in Marketplace reaches the mailboxes of your neighbors in Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Lyons, Mehama, Mount Angel, Silverton, Scotts Mills. . . TO ADVERTISE CALL 503-769-9525 February 2016 • 17

A Grin at the End

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In search of the perfect doc

I think I’m going to hire a doctor.

Get to know all about me

Well, not really hire one, but get one to occasionally take a look at me. I’m feeling good but I just want to get a 100,000-mile check-up.

Even things you don’t want to see. Never make me wait, or be late

First, a disclaimer. I’m not a fan of the medical profession. Every doctor I’ve ever seen – except for a few at the Mayo Clinic – treated me as though I was keeping them from something more important, like a tee time.

Never give me castor oil or gruel

I’ve always marveled at the fact that the folks who take care of my car know more about me – and seem to care more about me – than the doctors I’ve seen.

If you won’t scold or lecture me

Also, with one major exception, when I lived in Minnesota my gall bladder crashed and burned. I’ve been pretty lucky in the medical department. No major illnesses or accidents. This I attribute to staying away from (most) alcohol, not smoking and exercising. But I figure I’ll need a good doctor sooner or later. Those of us on the cool side of 60 know we aren’t immortal. Plus, now that Obamacare has fixed everything that was wrong with the medical profession, or so I’ve been told, it’s time to find out just what that means. But first a proviso for all future applicants. Although my health is pretty good, my health insurance isn’t what it used to be. I have a high deductible – or else I couldn’t

Care for me as a father And never smell of barley water afford it at all. That means I won’t be interested in getting every test you can cook up.

I will never give you cause to hate me

So here’s my request for proposals from local doctors. You can sing along, if you want, to the tune of The Perfect Nanny from the film Mary Poppins. Wanted: A doctor for an adorable 62-year-old man. If you want this choice position,

I won’t hide your stethoscope So you can’t hear Put notes in your bills Or scratch your Mercedes Hurry doctor!

Have a cheery disposition.

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Our Town Community News serving Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, and the Santiam Canyon.