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environment, career awareness and communication skills – “all through the principles and practices of architecture and design,” according to AFO. “It addresses both understanding of design’s potential for achieving excellence in the continued development of our state, and standard-rich content for increasingly stretched teachers and systems in Oregon’s schools.”

St. Mary Elementary School fourth-graders get to show off their architectural skills by participating in the Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s Architects in Schools program. The statewide six-week residency program for elementary schools is AFO’s longest-running, signature program, in which practicing architects and other design professionals volunteer to partner with classroom teachers. “Our design professional is Dhee-Ghee Fereshth Palmer of Independence,” said Sarah Woodley, who teaches fourth grade at the Catholic school in Stayton. “Her background is in interior design, but she has previously partnered with other architects in the program.” Woodley said this is the first time St. Mary has participated. The program serves more than 3,700 students in the Portland Metropolitan area, Central Oregon, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Ashland. COMFORT “Our updated curriculum guide supports Oregon’s learning goals and include environmental sustainability content,” Woodley said. “The goal of the program is to develop awareness and understanding of the design and built environment and our responsibility for it among

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these rural kids to experience and access resources and professionals in a way that would never have been available otherwise.

“They also loved using all the different materials from fabric and pipe cleaners, to Popsicle sticks and glue guns,” she said.

“My goal as a teacher is to help my students reach their fullest potential and gain confidence so they can be college and career ready,” she said. “I wholeheartedly believe this program will allow my students the opportunity to do just that.”

“All too often students forget why they are in school in the first place,” she added. “I want my students to understand that school actually relates to the real world and to begin to make connections from their classroom learning and skills development to life situations. I want to inspire inquiry and thought by giving students an understanding and recognition of construction and the build world around them.”

Student Jackson Gaul said he knew nothing about styles and houses before participating in the program. “I thought they were just the same old houses, but they all have a style,” he said. “Another thing I learned was that these styles were used in a particular period of time, which is cool.”

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“You had to think about what you had to do and measure instead of just putting it on,” he said.

Mark Hammelman enjoyed learning how to build and classify model houses. “We learned about architecture and how to make a house,” Kollin Schumacher said. “We made an awesome house! I like making the rainwater harvester best. I hadn’t taken measurements for houses before this.”

Tyler Shumacher said, “I never knew what a gable roof was before now. I also know so many styles. My mom even quizzes me, and she learned a lot while helping us, too!”

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A new ‘Pathway’ By Mary Owen A residential lot donation has inspired a new Stayton High School Pathway: building homes. Long-time Stayton resident Bill Martinak and his family, operating jointly as JCNW, LLC, donated a property on West Washington Street in Stayton for SHS students to work alongside professional contractors in building a residential home starting in September. The donation resulted in a new SHS pathway that has SHS Principal Alan Kirby excited. “It has taken lots of community and district support to get it going and it is going to be a huge benefit to the students who participate,” Kirby said. “They should leave the program with skills, workplace environment experience, and knowledge of the trade that they would be hard pressed to get in any other way. It’s another great step forward for our school and community.” North Santiam School District Superintendent Andy Gardner said the construction” pathway” – the latest in a list of learning experiences in the SHS program – will allow students hands-on and real-world experience in home construction. “Pathways helps kids make a choice in high school that

Land donation leads to Stayton High home building classes increases the relevance of what they are doing,” Gardner said. By participating in the construction pathway, he added, “They will get to see a project take shape as a result of their efforts and learn about all the systems which come together in a home,” Gardner said.

NSSD is attempting to provide is about ‘industry-driven’ skills.” Martinak of Emery and Sons knows the importance of training skilled laborers. “The vision is to work with kids whose futures are not in college, to create a place where they can learn a trade,” he said. “I grew up learning these skills from my father. Youths don’t have as many hands-on opportunities as we used to have.”

“Our intent is to make the work continual and selfsustaining, which is accomplished through the sale of the homes when they are built. The model already is being done in the Forest Grove School District.” After the lot donation was confirmed, NSSD formed an advisory committee of experts in the construction industry and business community to join construction class teacher Rodney Weeks and Kirby in establishing the strategy to develop and implement plans for the Construction Pathway and its home-building classes.

Emery and Sons and Stettler Supply will contribute to the project, in the form of training and skill-building. “Workforce development is a critical piece of this for us,” Gardner said. “For kids to experience this kind of thing – to work with contractors, to see the complexity of the work, and to do the various types of work that contribute to construction, from bidding all the way down to the actual building – that’s a real life experience and that’s incredibly valuable.”

Advisory committee member Nick Harville, business retention and expansion manager for SEDCOR, focuses his work on supporting the needs of businesses and workers in three counties. “SEDCOR worked with companies throughout the region to identify the skills that industries, including construction, need,” Harville said. “Companies like Emery and Sons, NORPAC and dozens of others helped create a database of documented skills unmatched in Oregon. The training

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Canyon Collaborative By Mary Owen Local non-profits and agencies are working together through the Canyon Collaborative to better provide for the people they serve. “Our goal is local non-profits and agencies empower those they serve to make choices that help themselves to identify and create goals toward selfsufficiency,” said Lisa Graber of Friends of the Family. The Canyon Collaborative includes 25 active non-profits and businesses from Aumsville to Mill City. A leaders meeting is Wednesday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. at 784 N. Third Ave., Stayton. A Canyon Collaborative gathering will take place Wednesday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. at the Stayton Public Library. “Anyone living in or providing services in the Santiam Canyon is invited to participate in the Canyon Collaborative gatherings by visiting our Facebook page

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and clicking on ‘sign up,’” Graber said. Graber, a member of the Canyon Collaborative Leadership Team, said collaborating and communicating with one another leads to being more efficient with time, finances and resources. “When we seek support, we tend to make and impact on our own lives and create

positive outcomes for ourselves and our families,” she said. “If we do not know one another exists, we are not able to strive toward a healthier community.”

Additionally, participating groups are able to share with one another via e-mail contact lists about upcoming events, fundraisers, and family and agency needs.

The collaborative provides a free bi-monthly gathering space for nonprofits and businesses to network, share concerns, ask questions regarding needs in the community, and to create a dialogue about best practices, Graber said.

“We plan to continue meeting bi-monthly to better communicate and collaborate with one another,” Graber said.

“An example of what best practices means is that, if four agencies are serving the same family and are providing similar services, a best practice would involve Canyon Collaborative agencies communicating with one another to determine that perhaps only one agency might be able to meet the needs of that particular family rather than four agencies,” she explained. “Best practices also include identifying what our clients and families have to offer their own community beyond just receiving from their community.”

The team meets bi-monthly on the off months from the Canyon Collaborative gatherings to determine speakers for meetings, topics for discussion, and bring in local leaders and trainers for free workshops. “We would love anyone interested to attend our large Canyon Collaborative gathering or sit in on a leadership team meeting,” Graber said. The group has created the Santiam Canyon Resource Guide, located online via websites of all cities in the Santiam Canyon, the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, and Family Building Blocks’ Doris’ Place.

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Families can enjoy walks, lessons, and crafts on a wide range of nature topics. Visitors can create springtime crafts or, for the cost of materials ($5), assemble a bird-nesting box with the Salem Audubon Society at the Lodge.

Visitors can enjoy guided wildflower walks, ranging from a ½-mile walk to a more intensive two-mile, two-hour “Walk through the Mist Zone.” No pets are allowed on these walks.

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By Mary Owen The Stayton Fire District is looking for volunteers. “We need another three more for each of our four stations to be at our ideal numbers,” said Matt Aalto, firefighter, EMT and recruitment and retention coordinator for the district. “That’s anywhere from 10 to 15 more volunteers needed for the district.” Currently, Aalto said the district has about 60 combat-line firefighters, who “wear gear, packs and masks, and go into burning buildings.” “Equally important is our support and rehab team,” he said. “We have about 20 volunteers who respond to large incidents with a trailer to provide food, take the vitals of firefighters, and handle other tasks. They also help prepare food at the station when we have big community events like our pancake feed or when we have meetings.” No matter what their task, volunteers keep the station humming, he added. Volunteers must be 18 or older, live in the fire district, have a valid Oregon driver’s license with a good driving record, must be able to pass a drug test, and be free of any felony convictions. “And they have to be able to spend time,” Aalto said. “It’s a very time-consuming commitment.” Once accepted, the rookie firefighter will go through a fire academy, half online and half on the training grounds. The no-cost training is twice a week for four months, Aalto said. “And then there is the ongoing training,” he added. “We hold weekly drills and other special opportunities throughout the year. A firefighter’s training never ends!” After volunteers receive initial fire training, Aalto said they start to learn the medical side of response. “Many train to the first level, emergency medical responder,” he said. “Some take their training further and become emergency medical technicians. To become an EMR takes three months and an EMT another 6-9 months.” Aalto said 70 percent of district responses are medically related. The rest are to fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials responses, alarms and rescues, he added.

Wildfire Awareness Month May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month, during which federal state, tribal and local fire agencies will spread the word about wildfire prevention and the steps to stop most fires before they start. “Last year, we had one of the worst fire seasons due to lack of rain,” said Matt Aalto, recruitment and retention coordinator for the Stayton Fire District. When it comes to preventing wildfires, officials caution that lives, property, and the values provided by Oregon’s forests and rangelands are at stake. In 2015, Oregon Department of Forestry reported some 630,000 acres in Oregon were consumed by wildfire. In Oregon, some 850 human-caused fires ravaged the landscape, burning nearly 87,000 acres.

Aalto also said to make sure to provide access in and out of a property for emergency vehicles, should they be needed. State Fire Marshal Jim Walker said “having an adequate turnaround area is critical for firefighters.” Walker recommended long driveways be at least 12 feet wide, have 10 feet of vegetation clearance from the centerline to the edge of the driveway, and about 14 feet of overhead clearance. “The more accessible the properties are, the easier it is for us to eliminate the problem,” Aalto said. “And if a permit is required, get the permit. Be prepared to handle every issue that can arise.”

Since wildfires can start at home, spreading to nearby wildlands, simple prevention strategies must be in place, ODF reports.

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 7 calls for neighbors to reduce their community’s wildfire risk by working together on projects that can help protect homes and entire communities from the threat of fire. The day is a team-sponsored effort by State Farm Insurance and the National Fire Protection Association.

“Make sure to be aware of when burning restrictions are in place,” Aalto said. “The human factor is the most dangerous. To burn responsibly, have tools and water at hand to put a fire out – and have a cell phone handy in case the fire becomes an issue.”

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“If Sublimity has a fire, we go as well,” he said. “If the fire is in Turner, dispatch may not add us right away. We provide mutual aid to everybody in the canyon. Whenever they call, we always respond.

district’s call volume will continue to rise. “The increasing call volume can be extremely taxing on a group of firefighters,” he said. “The more volunteers available, the more work can be spread out. So we expect to have an ongoing need for firefighters.”

“We also respond statewide to wildland fires,” he added. “Last year we responded to six fires across the state. We had one of the worst fire seasons due to the lack of rain.” Having a full complement of volunteers allows the fire district to respond to emergencies in a quicker fashion, Aalto said. “More volunteers also allows for better public education, fire prevention and community involvement.”

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May 2016 • 11

Civics 101

Winning water ways

Stayton treatment plant earns industry accolades

The City of Stayton’s Wastewater Treatment Facility was selected Wastewater Plant of the Year for 2015 at the April meeting of the West Central Section of Oregon of the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. Each year one wastewater treatment facility earns the award. Factors considered include permit compliance, staff knowledge and physical condition of plant. Stayton was nominated along with the cities of Corvallis and Eugene. Stayton’s selection was a unanimous decision. “The operators set their minds to work toward this goal and their hard work paid off,” said Brenda Kuiken, sewer system supervisor. In January 2015 the wastewater staff was challenged to make a difference for the plant. The goal of winning Plant of the Year was selected as a way to measure that effort. “I live in Stayton and work here, too,” said Joe Gesek, wastewater operator. “To be recognized like this means a lot to me while I serve my neighbors and make a

The city of Stayton’s water treatment team earned 2015 Wastewater Plant of the Year honors from their peers.

difference in my community.” Public Work Director Lance Ludwick said, “I have found our public works employees hardworking and completely invested in making this city a great place to live. This award is indicative of that.” “We have many talented employees who work for the

City of Stayton with little attention or fanfare. It is nice that this award allows us to publicly acknowledge their hard work for our community” said Keith Campbell, city administrator. An awards ceremony will be held in July when the operators will be honored by their statewide peers.

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Madeline’s Adventures

Lessons learned

My mom is my greatest teacher in being a mom own, but you let me be me.

There are many times in life when people will annoyingly tell you, “you won’t understand until you’ve been through it yourself” but motherhood is one heck of a great example.

Your own background as an urban tumbleweed always made you such an interesting contrast to our small town life: your interest in fashion, for one, was a huge influence on me, and helped instill a strong sense of personal style and creative expression that sticks with me today.

When you are a child, you have no idea the fortitude, love, endurance and selflessness your mother exhibits every day, and there’s just no way to appreciate it until one day you are the one talking your toddler out of playing with the kitchen knives. It’s that simple, and it’s a terrible struggle in empathy to not understand someone’s journey until you’ve walked it yourself, but at least in hindsight, children of loving parents who have gone on to have children themselves can take the time to thank those who raised them. This is for my mother. Thank you for exposing us to culture from a young age: playing the Beatles and Rolling Stones instead of whatever passing ‘90s trend pop was big in my childhood, making sure I knew all of the classics. I am a Bob Dylan fan because of you, and a Deadhead because of my dad. I can’t thank you both enough! Thank you for saving up to take us to Europe to see Paris and meet our French family, instead of doing some kind of home remodeling project. You always said your priority for us was travel and culture, and you proved it. Etiquette, literature – learning about these things helped me hold my own at dinners with CEOs and academics. Every city we visited growing up, we made sure to find the art museum and sample some of the great restaurants, and when, upon returning from France, we hadn’t been able to have lunch at the Ritz like you’d hoped, you took us to the Ritz Diner on Lancaster in Salem, and the experience was just as good as any Parisian café. On that note, thank you for your keen understanding of irony, cliché, onomatopoeia, rebuses, and countless other iterations of language that few people understand, and even fewer master. Thanks for your incredible vocabulary, for saying things

like “contribute to the party atmosphere” to a two year old, then (ironically!) being notorious for sneaking out the back-door of pretty much any social function you’re invited to. Thanks for having high expectations for your kids in pretty much any category (minus sports, thank God). It just wasn’t an option for us to give up on things, and it was assumed that we would do at least as well as our siblings on any given subject or activity, which was generally pretty stiff competition. You assumed that we would be among the top at the things we were good at, and hang in there with our weaker areas. Thanks for never really giving us a choice to pursue higher education; though I now think there are definitely times when it’s appropriate not to go to college, for our situation and our interests, you knew a four-year degree would be a strong asset. I’m grateful that you allowed me the freedom to grow up and develop on my own. From spending countless solitary hours playing Barbies in the living room closet, to pursuing my fledgling music career as a teenager (not to mention dating a local bad boy – swoon!) you were content to observe me become the person I was supposed to be, with your love and guidance as support. As a parent myself, I can’t help but notice so many kids be smothered by their mom or dad’s attention and focus – I sometimes wonder who the kid would be on their

I remember when my husband and I were living in Chicago you came to visit often and seemed so at home in the city; I asked you about it and you told me that the city was where you most felt like yourself. After knowing you for 23 years of my life living in Stayton that revelation came as a total shock, but the thing is, you manage to fit in wherever you go. Thank you for being a survivor and not a victim. Hard things happened in your life but you never, ever let them define you, and I admire that so much about you I get teary eyed even thinking about it. You are the definition of perseverance and proof that a person’s happiness is in his or her own hands. All of us kids are happy that you and our wackadoodle father have maintained your loving, if not offbeat, relationship for close to 40 years. An odder couple I’m sure exists, though I’ve yet to meet them, but your two combined personalities made for many hilarious memories in the Lau house, and bred a gaggle of equally offbeat and interesting kids. I wouldn’t change my family for anything, and that closeness is another wonderful byproduct of my upbringing, thanks to you. As parents we try to do our best, and we try to do what we think is best; parenting fads come and go, and what was totally acceptable one day becomes hazardous the next. The one thing that never changes, will never change, is the love that comes from a devoted, hardworking mom or dad, tirelessly striving to raise good, kind, productive members of society. Your kids are grateful for you, and if they haven’t told you yet, just wait until they’re parents themselves. You might just get a newspaper column dedicated to you.

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Something to celebrate

Canyon’s best

Mike Long earns President’s Choice, community service honored

By Mary Owen Mike Long earned top honors as the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Choice award winner for his “endurance as a cornerstone and foundation of the community.” “Mike Long is the backbone of our Chamber and has been the Mike Long unwavering force behind the Youth Benefit Golf Tournament, which has helped countless students and youth groups in our area,” said Michelle Gates. “He has significantly changed the outlook of the Santiam Canyon through his work as a dedicated volunteer. He has also been dedicated to the Canyon Senior Center and serves as a respected council member for Mill City.” Long and other winners were honored at the NSCC’s 2016 Santiam Awards Night on April 27 at the Santiam High School auditorium in Mill City. Guest presenters were Marion County Commissioner Sam Brentano and state Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (R-Scio). Performances were given by the Santiam Canyon


Community Chorus and Santiam High School music students. Also earning honors were: Citizen of the Year, Hermann Frieden, for “generous artistic contributions to many local organizations.” Business of the Year, Trexler Farm, for “longstanding support of local community causes and activities.” Student of the Year, Lindsey Reeser, for “dedication to athletic, scholastic and volunteer endeavors.” Young Adult Citizen, Michelle Gates, for “total commitment to the Santiam Canyon and beyond.” Non-Profit of the Year, Santiam Hearts to Arts, for “dedication to supporting arts in the Santiam Canyon.” The 2016 Marion White Volunteerism Award recipient was George Long. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of $18,000 in youth scholarships and grants from the annual Youth Benefit Golf Tournament, organized by Mike and Jan Long and made possible by many volunteers. In 15 years, the tournament has raised and donated almost $150,000 to local and youth causes. The next tournament will be held Aug. 6 at Elkhorn Valley Golf Course.

The 2015-16 Youth Benefit Scholarship recipients were: Camille Dickey and Emma Van Veen of Regis High School; Abbie Lucas, Alexandria Hanna, Karina Velasco, Kalani Kliewer and Samantha Croff of Stayton High School; and Lila Kennedy, Rebecca Bright, Lindsey Reeser and Misty Hunt of Santiam High School. Eleven scholarships were awarded for a total of $6,500. The 2015-16 YBGT Funding Assistance Requests went to: SCYFA for Missoula Children’s Theatre, $1,500; Santiam High International Club, $1,000; Mari-Linn fifth-grade outdoor school, $500; Santiam High Maker’s Club, $250; Santiam High Student Council Camp, $800; Santiam High track team, $150; Diamondback Clovers 4-H, $500; Eagles Halloween Night Carnival, $750; Lyons Public Library, $500; Santiam High Student Leadership Camp, $580; First Book, $500; Santiam High wrestling, $150; Santiam High boys basketball, $320; Santiam robotics program, $500; Santiam 7/8-grade baseball, $150; Santiam Elementary outdoor school, $500; Santiam High Huma-Shakespeare Festival, $500; Santiam High softball, $150; Mill City skate park, $750; Santiam High cross country, $150; Santiam Canyon Wyldlife, $500; Santiam 5/8-grade track, $150; Santiam Canyon Young Life, $500. The total amount given out was $11,500.


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Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center, 555 Main St., Aumsville Cascade Jr./Sr. High, 10226 SE Marion Road, Turner Regis High, 550 W Regis St., Stayton Santiam Jr./Sr. High, 265 SW Evergreen, Mill City Santiam Senior Center, 41818 KingstonJordan Road, Stayton Stayton Community Center, 400 W Virginia St., Stayton Stayton High, 757 W Locust St., Stayton Stayton Public Library, 515 N First Ave., Stayton Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, 175 E High St., Stayton

Monday Motion Monday, 10:15 a.m. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance. Free. 503-769-3313

Bridge Lessons, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Senior

Stayton Rotary Lunch, Noon. Santiam

Golf Club, 8724 Golf Club Road, Sublimity.

Cascade Country Quilters, 1 p.m. Senior Center. 503-767-2009

AA Meeting, 6 p.m. Women only,

Coffee With Marcey 2 - 4 p.m., Marcey’s Place Adult Foster Care Home, 1150 NE Magnolia Ave., Sublimity. Coffee, tea, cookies, tour of facility. Open to public; no reservations necessary. Dianne, 503-769-1313

Riverview Community Bank, 112 Main St., Aumsville.

Wednesday, May 4


8 a.m., Stayton Public Library. Hosted by A Bridge to the Past. 503-769-3464

Sublimity Quilters, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30

p.m. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity. 503-769-6459

Chamber Greeters

Stayton Playgroup

Thumpin’ Thursday, 10:15 a.m. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance. Free. 503769-3313

10:30 a.m. - noon, Doris’s Place, 383 N Third Ave., Stayton. Indoor park, gym area, reading nook, snacks. Age 0-5. Free. Repeats May 18. RSVP: 503-769-1120

Veterans Group, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Santiam

Santiam Heritage Foundation

Senior Center. 503-767-2009.


Narcotics Anonymous, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Noon, Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Open to public. 503-769-8860

Red Hat Strutters

Yoga, 1 - 2 p.m. Senior Line Dancing, 4 - 5 p.m. Santiam Senior Center. 503-767-2009

Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 603-990-0861

Bingo, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Santiam Senior


Noon, Paddington Pizza North, 410 Pine St., Salem. Contact hostesses Jeannie, 503999-2262, or Valorie, 503-900-0051, for reservations. Guests welcome.

AA Meeting, 6 pm Chester Bridges

T(w)een Space

Center. $.05/game, $.10/blackout. Repeats Thursdays. 503-767-2009

AA Meetings, 7 p.m. Calvary

Lutheran, 198 SE Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Repeats Tuesdays, Thursdays.

Tuesday Story Time, 10:15 a.m. Stayton

Public Library. Repeats at 3:30 p.m. NO Story Time May 24 & 31. 503-769-3313

St. Boniface Museum, 9 a.m. – noon. St. Boniface Community Archives and Museum, 371 Main St., Sublimity. Free. Senior Writing Club, 10 am. 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

Senior Meals, noon. First Presbyterian

Church, 236 Broadway, Mill City. Lunch for those 60 and older. Suggested donation of $3.50. Repeats Thursdays. 503-897-2204

Stayton Lions Club, Noon. Covered

Bridge Café, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton.

Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Mt. View Wesleyan Church, 111 Main St., Aumsville.

Wednesday Tai Chi for Seniors, 10 a.m. Pinochle Lessons, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Santiam Senior Center. Members free; $5 nonmembers. Repeats Fridays. 503-767-2009 16 • May 2016

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Notices Strawberry Sale

Stayton Area Rotary is taking orders for its annual strawberry sale during May. Cost is $35 for 15 pounds of fresh, sliced, locally-grown, unsweetened strawberries. Proceeds benefit youth and community activities. Orders must be received by June 1 with a tentative pickup date of 4 - 7 p.m. June 15 at Roth’s Fresh Market, 1770 Shaff Road, Stayton. To order, visit Mike Jaeger, 503-769-7307

Sunday, May 1 Shaw Knights of Columbus Breakfast

7:30 - 10 a.m., St. Mary Parish Hall, 9168 Silver Falls Hwy., Shaw. Pre-Mother’s Day special. Moms eat free. Cost: $7 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 503-362-6159

3:30 - 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Today: Wii Game Day. May 18: Tabletop & Trading Gaming. May 25: Color & Chill. Snacks provided. Open to all middle and high schoolers. 503-769-3313

Phone/Internet Safety 6 - 8 p.m., Silverton Area Community Aid, 421 S Water St. Safety Compass shares information on protecting children from unsafe behaviors and people online. Free. Pre-register: 503-873-3446

Thursday, May 5 Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

Adult Coloring Night

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

Friday, May 6 Stayton FFA Plant Sale

Monday, May 2 Stayton City Council

3 - 5 p.m., Stayton High. Petunia baskets, mixed bowls, bedding plants, veggies. Repeats 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 7.

Tuesday, May 3

Elephant & Piggie Release Party

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

Senior Meals

Noon, First Presbyterian Church, 236 Broadway, Mill City. Lunch for those 60 and older. Suggested donation, $3.50. Every Tuesday, Thursday. Provided by Oregon Cascade West Council of Government. Ruth, 503-897-2204

Things My Mother Taught Me

7 p.m., Little Red School House, 151 W Locust St., Stayton. Aumsville Community Theatre production. Repeats 7 p.m. May 7, 13, 14, 20, 21; 2 p.m. May 8, 5, 22. Tickets $15 general, $12 seniors/students, $6 children 12 and under. 503-385-6653,

Santiam Valley Grange

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

Saturday, May 7 Plant Sale

8 a.m. - noon, Calvary Lutheran Church, 198 Fern Ridge Road. 503-769-6144

Football Youth Camp

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Regis High. Hosted by BC Lions quarterback Travis Lulay. $20 per child or $30 for two or more immediate family members. Registration forms available at Lulay Financial,LLC, 1171 N First Ave., Stayton or by emailing Day-of registration available. All proceeds benefit Stayton area youth sports.

5K Fun Run/Walk

9 a.m., Scio Public Library, 38957 NW First Ave. Third annual 5K fun run/walk. Pre-registration $5-20 depending on age; add $5 day of run. Register at secure. or on-site day of run. Susan, 503-480-6406

Birding, Wildflower Festival

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silver Falls State Park, South Falls Historic District. Visitors enjoy guided wildflower walks, bird tours, raptor meet-and-greet, native plant sale, sketching lessons, crafts, liv owl presentation. Most activities free; $5 for crafts. Day-use parking fee of $5. For detailed event schedule, visit

Sunday, May 8 Mother’s Day

6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. The final Piggie & Gerald book, “The Thank You Book!” is released today. Celebrate all things Elephant & Piggie with activities, treats, drawing to win the book. Plus future announcement of future Mo Willems projects. Free. 503-769-3313

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Monday, May 9 Essential Oils Class

1 p.m., Stayton Vital Health, 238 N Third Ave. Learn how to make face mask, hair treatments, scrubs, bath soaks using essential oils. Free. Also 7 pm May 12, 10 am May 14. Register: 503-769-4676.

Sublimity City Council

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

Aumsville City Council

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

Art Club

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

Tuesday, May 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

Mill City Council

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

Santiam Historical Society

6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Presentation of history of the Santiam Canyon, surrounding area. All welcome. Refreshments served.

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 May 24. John Koger, 503-743-3117

Wednesday, May 11 Chamber Greeters

8 a.m., Doris’s Place, 383 N Third Ave., Stayton. Hosted by Family Building Blocks.

Mom to Mom

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. “The 5th Wave.” PG-13. Popcorn, drinks provided. For middle and high schoolers. Free. 503-769-3313

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

Thursday, May 12 Wright This Way

5 p.m., Design Within Reach, 1200 NW Everett St., Portland. Gordon House Conservancy presents evening celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright, Usonian small house design. Presentation on Usonian Design, panel discussion on affordable housing. Keynote speaker, Dr. Dale Gyure. Hosted wine, light appetizers. $50 general admission. $25 emerging professional. $10 students with current school ID. Tickets at

Friday, May 13 Detroit Fishing Derby

6 a.m. - 4 p.m., Detroit Lake. Also runs 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. May 14 & 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. May 15. Prizes awarded at 3 p.m. May 15; must be present to win. Adults $15. Children 13 and under $8. Register on Detroit Avenue next to city hall. Benefits Detroit Lake Fourth of July fireworks.

North Santiam Watershed Council

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

Saturday, May 14 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Neal Creek Resort, 44644 Camp Morrison, Scio. Tour completed winter projects, bridal show. Floating Gazebo Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Prizes. Free admission. Lunch vendors. 503-394-3547

Sunday, May 15 7 a.m. - noon, Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Pancake, ham, egg breakfast. Benefits volunteer firefighters. $6 adults, $5 seniors 62+ and children 6-12. 5 and under free. 503-769-2601

Monday, May 16

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Friends of the Library

11 a.m, Stayton Public Library. Open to public. 503-769-3313 1 - 6 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Dr., Stayton. Appointments encouraged: 1-800-REDCROSS or visiting Walk-ins scheduled at door.

Walk for Life

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8 a.m., Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Hosted by Electronic Payments of Oregon. 503-769-3464

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Wednesday, May 18

Young Professionals Meet-Up

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. 503-769-3464

Lego Club

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

Oregon Author Series

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Lois Leveen, author of “The Secrets of Mary Bowser,” speaks on her works. Wine, cheese reception. Free. 503-769-3313

NSSD Meeting

7 p.m., Stayton High. North Santiam School District board meeting. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-6924

Friday, May 20 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Enjoy handcrafted items. Those interested in exhibiting can pick up a registration form at the library. Exhibitors must be members of Friends of the Library or Crown Jewel Society. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Free admission. Repeats May 21 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 503-769-3313

Saturday, May 21

Firefighters Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 22 9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 721 NE Chemeketa St., Salem. Silent auction, lunch available noon - 2 p.m. Walk for Life runs 2 - 3 p.m. Benefits Michael the Archangel, St. Germaine Pregnancy Support Centers. 503-5812229

Needle & Thread Art Show

Open House, Bridal Show

9 - 11 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Mom to Mom is for mothers of children ages birth to six years old. Meet other moms, share stories. Noon, Cascade Grill, 110 NE Opal St., Albany. Lunch followed by trip to Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis. Members can meet at 11 a.m. at Stayton Park N Ride. New members, guests welcome. John, 503-508-5913

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9 a.m. - noon, The Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Volunteer to help with projects around the Charles & Martha Brown House. Volunteers should be 12 years and older and need not be OSU alumns. T-shirt, snacks, lunch, tools provided. Call 503-769-8860 to volunteers.

Aumsville City Council

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

Tuesday, May 24 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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6:30 p.m., Lyons City Hall, 449 Fifth St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503859-2167

Wednesday, May 25 Chamber Greeters

8 a.m., Finishing Touch Auto, 333 N First Ave., Stayton. 503-769-3464

Tea Time for Book Lovers

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Discussion group for adults. This month, “Cleopatra” by Stacy Schiff. Tea, cookies provided. Free. 503-769-3313

Saturday, May 28 Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country from May 28-30 starts the

summer wine tasting season. Enjoy new releases, have a picnic, relax in the scenic splendor and enjoy good food. To learn what local wineries are planning, visit the Cascade Foothills Winegrowers website at

Monday, May 30 Memorial Day

Regis Fine, Performing Arts

7 p.m., Regis High. Regis students showcase talents. Free; donations welcome. 503-769-2159

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Sports & Recreation

Twilight Invitational Regis High School is gearing up for its fourth annual Regis Community Twilight Invitational track and field meet. “There will be about 800 athletes in attendance,” said Mike Bauer, Regis counselor and track coach. “It is truly a community endeavor starting with honoring our local Stayton Police Department for all they do. There will be a Boys Scout Color Guard, the national anthem played on a guitar, the release of doves, and that is just to get things started.” The meet is Friday, May 6, 3 to 9:30 p.m. Concessions will be open and meet T-shirts will be on sale for $15. “The purpose of the meet is to generate funds to resurface the track in the future,” Bauer said. “Four years ago our school and community raised close to $300,000 to upgrade and resurface the track. Approximately every 10 years a track needs to be resurfaced at about $100,000. The Regis Community Twilight Committee

was formed to put on a meet that would generate funds to be put away for this purpose. Basically, we wanted to find a way to involve our community in a fun event that would help avoid another major fundraiser.” To date, 32 teams from throughout the Willamette Valley and Northern Oregon are planning to attend, bringing hundreds of spectators to Stayton. Local businesses are sponsoring 34 events, including 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes and 800-, 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs as well as field events, including shot put, discus, javelin, pole vault, high jump, long jump and triple jump. Each event has boys and girls divisions. “Rotary runs the long jump, the Knights of Columbus runs the high jump, the Stayton Methodist Church runs the triple jump, Kiwanis runs the shot put, Oregon State Bridge Construction Inc. runs the javelin, and the Lions Club runs the pole vault,” Bauer said. “We hope the Stayton Police Department will run the discus.”

Scene from the 2015 meet.

Bauer said about 100 volunteers help run the meet, including many Regis students. “Last year we had a 20-by-40-foot video display board that had replays, results, and videos,” he said. “The athletes and spectators loved it because it is unique (for) high school level track. (The) kids look forward to it because the best in the state will be there.” “This meet is the best preparation there


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Track to the forefront Perennial track and field powers Regis and Cascade are making noise again this year. But perhaps in a slightly different way. The Regis 4x400 relay team participated in a high school competition involving seven other Oregon relay squads March 26 at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Center. The Regis team of Eric Gustin, Ethan Lulay, Brendon Woodcock, and Sam Nieslanik finished second in what coach Mike Bauer described as a “good early season time” of 3:38. The race included two teams each from Class 1A, Class 2A, Class 3A and Class 4A. The Rams qualified by winning the 4x400 at the OSAA Class 2A championships last May at Hayward Field in Eugene. Gustin, Woodcock and Nieslanik all participated in that state meet race, with

senior Daniel Koellman rounding out the foursome. Koellman has graduated, with Lulay moving into his slot.

Baseball update, too faster time, a 3:31.36, to win the April 23 Meet of Champions in Salem. The mark is second all time at Regis. In addition, Gustin set a school record with 50.67 winning time in the 400 meters, while Josh Mumey, the state leader in the high jump at 6-8.5, won the event in 6-2.

second in the state in the shot put (401/4), Elisa Kanoff is second in the 100 (12.91) and fourth in the 200 (26.56), Amanda Wiebenga is tied for second in the pole vault (11-0), Kalulu Ngaida is third in the high jump (5-3) and triple jump (34-1) and Christy Seaton is third in the 100 hurdles (16.40).

The Cascade program, meanwhile, received some high-wattage workout assistance on April 22 when Olympic weight training coach John Corbett, three-time Olympian javelin thrower Karin Smith and up-and-coming javelin competitor Monika Gruszecki came by to train with the Cougars.

On the boys side Cascade’s Brandon Martin is second in the state in the 100 (11.25) and teamed up with Austin Martin, Lucas Bjorklund and Garrett Yunker to turn in the second-fastest 4x100 relay time of 43.61, while Austin Martin is fifth in the 400 at 51.35.

“After the race the students got to watch the world’s best track and field athletes go at it in a variety of events,” Bauer told Our Town. “It was the experience of a lifetime for these athletes from Regis High School.”

“Good times at Cascade,” summed up veteran Cougars coach Dan Petersen, who has a good crop of athletes who will be competing later this month in the Oregon West Conference district meet and at the Class 4A championships in Eugene.

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in Special District 2. St. Paul (6-2) and Kennedy (5-1) are in a virtual tie for the lead, with Regis and Western Mennonite tied for third at 5-2 and Santiam just a half-game back at 4-2. Stayton signings: Three athletes at Stayton have announced their college plans and signings were held April 27 at the school library. Football quarterback Kyle Schwarm and lineman Devon Garber signed to play at George Fox and Pacific, respectively, while Kymberlin Bush will participate in cross country and track and field at Pacific. All-state basketball: Two members of Cascade’s Class 4A state runner-up basketball team received all-state honors. Senior Alyssa St. Peter and sophomore Halle Wright, who shared Oregon West Conference player of the year honors, both were named to the all-state first team. The Cougars finished 26-2, losing only to a team from Hawaii and Sutherlin in the 4A title game.

Academic awards: Santiam and Regis both placed several teams on the winter OSAA all-academic lists. Santiam featured the top squad in the state in dance and drill with a 3.81 cumulative grade-point average. The Wolverines also were second in Class 2A in boys basketball with a 3.62 GPA and eighth in girls hoops with a 3.68. Regis, meanwhile, was fifth in the state in cheerleading (3.62) and seventh in Class 2A boys basketball (3.41). The Rams did not make the top 10 in girls basketball but turned in a fine 3.28 GPA. Boston Marathon: Wendy Garrett of Turner completed in America’s most renowned marathon on April 18. Garrett, 37, ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in 5:13:13, an 11:57 pace per mile. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@ Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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GLOCKENSPIEL MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET BRUNCH By popular request, the Glockenspiel restaurant in Mount Angel will be hosting its first Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch, May 8, from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our buffet tables will have: Fruit & Green Salads, Sweet & Savory Crepes, Fresh Vegetable Salads, Waffles with Fresh Berry Syrup, Grilled Fresh Vegetables, Frittatas, a Meat & Seafood Station with Prime Rib & Salmon, and Desserts. The cost is $22.95 for adults and $12 for children. Our regular menu will also be available during and after the buffet. To make reservations please call 503-845-6222. MIXED GRASS HAY Discount price to clear barn for new crop. #50 bales. Cattle quality. $4 per bale, less for over 2 tones.  Cash on pickup, or delivery (with fee). Call 503-991-1294 SPARGELZEIT Nothing says spring  like the Glockenspiel restaurant’s annual special asparagus menu. Spargel Karte is available starting April 22 and runs till June 4. This year’s menu includes: Asparagus & Melted German Cambozola Cheese Bruschetta, Asparagus, Orzo and Baby Spinach Salad (Tossed with fresh dill and whole grain mustard vinaigrette), Asparagus Crepes (Filled with Black Forest Ham and melted German Cambozola cheese topped with lemon tarragon cream sauce served with salad), Grilled Asparagus and Pancetta Carbonara (Fettuccini with shaved Parmesan,olive oil and fresh herbs served with salad), Surf & Turf (Flame Broiled 6 oz. sirloin steak, Tiger Prawns, and grilled asparagus topped with Bearnaise sauce served with potato or spatzle, and soup or salad) and Classic German Spargel Platte (Steamed asparagus, potatoes, prosciutto, and classic Hollandaise sauce, soup or salad). This year’s Spargelzeit will conclude with our 8th annual Asparagus cook off contest Saturday, June 4 at 4 p.m. First Prize is an overnight stay at The Oregon Gardens. You can pick up an entry form at the Glockenspiel restaurant. To make a reservation please call 503-8456222.

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Harleys Coffee in Silverton is looking for a part-time barista. 15 to 20 hours a week to start. Experience preferred but will consider training. Wage plus tips.  Must have transportation and a phone.  People going to school or need a second job encouraged to apply.  Must be 18 or older.  To apply please drop off a resume at Harleys, 1411 north 1st street. Part-Time Secretary Position at Kennedy High School open for 2016-2017. Experience required; bilingual preferred. See website: or call 503-845-2345.


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A surprising visit yields tips for enjoying ‘The City’

I go to New York City every 35 years whether I need to or not. And I always believed that was plenty.

Sixth, go to a show. They’re not cheap but boy howdy, are they amazing. We went to Les Miserables.

I mean, how often should a guy, whose idea of the perfect town is measured in hundreds and whose goal in life is never to stand in line for anything, go to a city whose population is approximately 544 bazillion?

And though I have pretty much memorized every part, this production had special effects and things I’ve never seen done with sound and lighting.

But here’s the thing. Today’s New York City is amazing. I mean it. It’s not perfect, but the things that a person can see and do in one day are mind-boggling. I’m not an expert on New York, but here’s my guide to spending a day in the The City. For starters, take the Staten Island Ferry — it’s free. You read that right. And parking at the terminal is $8 for an entire day. You cannot park in Portland for that. The ferry also goes past the Statue of Liberty and Governor’s Island and lets you off at the southern tip of Manhattan. Second, walk. New York has a vibe unlike any other city. In Portland, I start to lose my enthusiasm after 15 minutes of dodging bums. In New York, I saw exactly three panhandlers the entire day. Third, spend some time at the 9/11 memorial, where the footprints of the twin towers are engraved with the names of the people who died there in 2001. It is a gorgeous

memorial and a fitting tribute to those innocents who were caught up in that awful attack. Fourth, when you’re tired of walking, take the subway. It’s fast and — a vast change from 35 years ago — clean. And the folks we ran into were friendly and helpful.  Fifth, learn French. I don’t know what was going on, but we ran into French people everywhere we went. We were in Chelsea Market, one of those foodie places with dozens of restaurants, and a French lady came up to us. “Where can’t I buy a hamburger?” she asked. I told her that this is America. You cannot throw a rock without hitting three hamburger stands. Sure enough, hamburgers were on the menu at a place 15 feet away. She was happy. Bon appetit.

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Seventh, take in the sights. We saw Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. We took a look at a lot of the skyscrapers. We even took a photo of Trump Tower. It looked small, like the guy who built it. Eighth, talk with people. We struck up a conversation with a New York City cop, who answered about a million and a half questions about his job and the city. I wondered why I’ve never been able to talk with a Salem cop on the street, even though I’ve worked downtown 13 years. Probably because they never seem to get out of their cars. Ninth, plan to go back. You’re not going to see or do everything in a day or even a week. We barely scraped the surface. So we’re planning to return. We don’t know when, but it’ll probably be in less than 35 years. Carl Sampson is a freelance editor and writer.

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