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Bulls, broncs, benefits By Mary Owen The Santiam Canyon Stampede is more than a great professional rodeo. For two decades, the Stampede has been a way to benefit the community. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year’s Stampede is July 22-23 at the Sublimity Harvest Festival grounds. “As we look back, it’s hard to believe that it has been two decades of donating back to the community, creating change and betterment for all – volunteering, family entertainment, working with kids, lots of growth and change, and let’s not forget, professional rodeo competition,” Stampede spokeswoman Corky Justis said. Justis credits the rodeo’s success to the Stampede Board, volunteers and business partners. “Many of them have been with the Stampede since its start,” she said. “We couldn’t do the rodeo without them. The

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This year, the Stampede is bringing back the Donkey Races, and Justis recommends getting a team together and to register for the event.

“Mutton Bustin’ always finds the crowd hopping to their feet to follow the small riders wherever the sheep takes them.”

“It only takes two people,” she said. “One leads and one rides to the marked spot in the arena and then riders switch spots and race for the finish line. It’s a lot of fun and laughs.” A barrel race for motorcycles versus horses is new this year. Before the rodeo starts, visitors 21 and older can visit the big tent for the Stampede Tailgate for games, prizes and fun, she said. “We have some special items planned for the Grand Entry this year in honor of our 20th anniversary,” Justis said.

“And junior barrel racing has caught people’s attention. Another kids’ favorite is the Kids’ Corral, and kids get to take advantage of all the fun, free on Friday night thanks to our partner, Sublimity Insurance.” After the rodeo ends, the high-flying action of X Game Gold medalist and Metal Mulisha rider Justin Homan gets started. “The crowd loves the thrills and excitement of whip it, superman and backflips, just to name a few,” Justis said.

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Teams raise money to fight against cancer Stayton Relay for Life Regis High School track 550 W. Regis St., Stayton Opening Friday, July 8, 6 p.m. Closes Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. Community members are invited to form walking relay teams or join one. To sponsor or volunteer at the event, Lynlee Young, lynlee.young@cancer. org or 541-434-3115 Information on activities: relayforlife. org/staytonor. A Luminaria Ceremony of Hope, honoring and/or in memory of those who have fought the battle, will begin about 10 p.m. “Our luminaria ceremony ushers in one hour of softer music, bringing reflection and remembrance as we honor those who have passed,” Young said. “The rest of the night and into the morning is filled with fun

activities, including a scavenger hunt and new this year, human foosball!” The closing ceremony Saturday will celebrate what participants accomplished together at the Relay of Life. Organizers agree the event is a time to remember the lives of those lost, and to commit to continuing the fight against the disease. “Check out this free, overnight community event to raise awareness about cancer and fund raiser for a cure,” Young said. “All ages are welcome to join in the assortment of activities and enthusiastic walkers dedicated to finish the fight against the nasty disease of cancer.

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Stayton In Stayton, Suzi Kilby is the parade co-chair for Stayon’s Fourth of July events called “an old-fashioned celebration.” She said the big news in Stayton is the fireworks and evening’s events will be again at the high school practice field. With the help of many new community volunteers, Kilby said this year’s celebration will be bigger than ever, with the return of the kids’ games and two bounce houses provided by Electronic Payments of Oregon and manned by the Stayton High School cheerleaders. The games run 5:30 p.m. to dark. “This year’s parade theme is ‘A Star Spangled Spectacular,’” said Kilby, who is passing on her role of parade director, a job she has carried for 10 years.

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“The Loyal Order of Moose has presented the Grand Parade for the past decade and will continue to volunteer with this great event.” This year, Kilby said the Ty Hart Family will be the Grand Marshal’s for the parade. Family members will be joined by the Stayton High football team and cheerleading squad. Stayton’s festivities start off with the 33rd annual Stayton Old-Time Fourth of July Fun Run & Walk, organized by Stayton Boy Scout Troop 50 with the help of the Stayton Roadrunners. Offering professional timing, the event will have a 3K walk/run, 5K trail run and 10K run. Registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. at the Stayton Community Center. Participants not pre-registered will pay a $15 entry fee at time of registration. T-shirts are available to order with online registration, which is $10. A limited number will be available for purchase on race day. “Both the runs and walk of this event

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The Grand Parade, presented by the Stayton Loyal Order of Moose, begins at 4 p.m. starting at and returning to Regis Street. All floats will reflect the theme, and registration opens at 1 p.m. in front of Regis High School. The entry fee is $15, and entry forms are available at the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce,, Stayton City Hall, or e-mail stayton4thparade. com.

At 10 p.m., the Stayton Lions Club fireworks display will dazzle the crowd. The 30-minute display is funded by group and individual donations, collected at cans displayed at Rotary Fireworks booths through July 4. Donations can also be made at the registration desk for the parade, or mail to Stayton Lions Club, 4th of July, P.O. Box 98, Stayton, OR 97383.

Entries that are lined up by 2:30 p.m. will be judged and ribbons will be awarded before the parade begins. Evening events will take place on the Stayton High School football practice field, with music by deejay Alan Pinto. A variety of treats will be sold 6 to 10 p.m.,

No personal fireworks or alcohol or pets will be allowed on school grounds. Viewers are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to the event. The celebration is sponsored by the Stayton Fourth of July Committee, with additional sponsors: Hillyer’s Stayton

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“People fill the day with boating, hiking, sunning, socializing and getting ready for an exciting evening,” said Bob Franz, a member of Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association, the major sponsor for the annual event. Franz calls the approximately 30-minute show an annual favorite, causing the tiny resort town to swell from a few hundred to thousands. The fireworks show is funded by local residents, businesses and clubs, including DLRABA, and annual events such as the

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SummerFest! Like dogs? There’s something for you. Like food – plenty of it. Whether you are a car buff, volleyball fan or like theater, or love shopping, there’s something for almost everyone’s taste at the 21st annual Santiam SummerFest. SummerFest organizers are looking forward to another bustling day of events on Saturday, July 30 along Third Avenue in historic downtown Stayton. “We’re excited to offer the 21st annual Santiam SummerFest that brings friends and neighbors together to enjoy the sights, smells and activities of an outdoor street fair,” said Kelly Schreiber, President/CEO of the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, the organization coordinating the event. “Fond memories are created at SummerFest as people connect with each other in a way that’s so important in building community spirit and pride,” Schreiber added. “In an age of disconnection with social media,

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community events such as this bring people together in an essential way.” SummerFest offers a potpourri of activities, foods and entertainment, including the popular Family Fun Zone, Rotary Ducky Derby, bed races, and the street fair with artisans, craftsmen and groups displaying their products and services they provide for the community. Organizers expect more than 80 booths, including local businesses and organizations, to line Third Avenue. The live entertainment tent, in its new location between Monte’s Coins and Upward Bound Camp’s office, will open at 10 a.m. with a theater presentation by the Aumsville Community Theater. Day-long performances by dancers and musicians and a lunchtime showcase by Reptile Man will follow, with music continuing until 5 p.m. A variety of food, as well as local brews provided by Santiam Brewery, will be available near the tent. “Open all day is the Family Fun Zone, an area dedicated to games, rides, activities,

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Bus Company’s small-bus shuttle to and from the street fair, the historic Brown House open house and the car show. The shuttles are free, but donations are appreciated. “At the chamber, we strive to promote local economic vitality and community livability,” Schreiber said. “Stayton, Sublimity, this event is for you!”

New this year, thanks to the help of Knife River, Emery & Sons, and the City of Stayton, the Santiam Canyon Volleyball Club will be organizing games throughout the day, and there will open court times available for festival attendees to enjoy a pick up game of volleyball in the sand.

Santiam SummerFest’s title sponsor is NW Preferred Federal Credit Union. Major sponsors are: the City of Stayton, Our Town, Pacific Power, Santiam Hospital, Sublimity Insurance, and Boldt, Carlisle and Smith. Supporting sponsors are: Judy Skinner, Lucky Dog Designs, Republic Services, Roth’s Fresh Markets, Stayton Mini Storage, Stayton Builders Mart, and White Water Signs.

Car buffs will find plenty of interest at the car show, where more than 200 cars line up on the grass at Pioneer Park, just a short distance from downtown. People can take Mill Creek Carriages’ horse-drawn wagon or Mid-Columbia

“You’re sure to see many friends from the surrounding area as well as out-oftown visitors at this popular festival,” Schreiber said. “There are enjoyable activities available for people of all ages and interests. See you July 30.”

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relocated to Salem several years ago. I had to quit work a couple of years ago to have neck surgery. After that, I took an early retirement and moved to Oregon last winter. After years of wanting to escape the big city, I’m so glad I’m here. I love it, rain and all!”

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A Mill City landmark has new owners who are working hard to keep it the best “burger joint” in town. “Knowing we’ve purchased a real piece of Santiam Canyon history, we are very committed to preserving the Poppa Al’s name and reputation,” said Kevin Muniz, who bought the restaurant in April with long-time friend Ellen Murphy.

Muniz found himself “too young and to poor” to retire. With just a little money and a lot of time on his hands, he searched for a way to start his own business.

“The previous owners have done a great job of building a good reputation and you just can’t buy that,” Muniz added. “You have to work to keep it.”

“Also looking for a place to live in the general Salem area, I came across an ad showing that Poppa Al’s was up for sale on the back of a real estate magazine,” he said. “Having stopped there before myself in my travels between the Valley and Central Oregon, I said to myself, ‘Hey, I know that place! Mom-and-pop burger stand, hum, I can do that!”

Muniz said the restaurant will have the same name and menu. “We’ve been very lucky to keep most of the same employees that have helped build a very loyal customer base.”

Muniz contacted a real estate agent and that resulted in forming a business partnership with Murphy and taking over on April 1.

Like Poppa Al’s, Muniz and Murphy have a long history. The two met in high school when she began dating one of his best friends. “Ellen and that best friend of mine went on to raise a family, while I did the same with a gal I met at work,” he said. “My friend and I kept in touch, and we would often get the families together and go on outings.”

“It’s been a wild ride ever since,” Muniz said. The new partners have done some minor sprucing up of the restaurant and purchased slightly used but much more modern and efficient refrigerators and freezers. Muniz said they have plans to remodel the restaurant and expand the outdoor deck after the summer season.

Years past, children grew up and moved out on their own, and then both couples grew apart. “But we all remained friends, and I continued to keep in touch with Ellen through my best friend, her ex,” Muniz said. “Ellen had

“Right now our focus is gearing up for a very busy summer

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Stayton Saturday park movies start July 9 The Young Family and Young Mobile Entertainment will show movies in Stayton’s Community Park again this year, thanks to local sponsors. On the marquee are: Minions, July 9; AntMan, July 23; Inside Out, Aug. 13; and Star Wars, Aug. 27. Weather permitting, movies start at dusk in the park behind the Stayton Public Library.

“People can bring their own snacks and drinks,” Dale Young said. “Remember, no alcoholic beverages.” Sponsors to date are: AWI, Stayton Fire Department, MAPS, Freres Lumber, NW Preferred Credit Union, and Don and Mary Albert. To sponsor a movie or for more information, call 503-769-8048 or e-mail

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“This is an easy way to raise some funds from fees businesses are already paying anyway,” he added. “It’s pretty simple. The more referrals, the more money GIFT will receive. The hope is that when GIFT launches its next project, there will already be money available to give them a head start financially to complete the project.”

Forrette pointed out that EPO has quickly become one of the SHS Booster Club’s largest supporters. EPO was a major part of the club’s record-setting annual auction this year, he added.

“We currently have several businesses making the move to this program as they see the benefits it holds for future Eagles in the Stayton community,” he said. “It will grow! I call it a marathon, not a sprint.” Spokesperson Randy Forrette said the new partnership between EPO and the SHS Booster Club’s GIFT committee will provide consistent sustainable funding for Stayton High School athletics.

Leeper said several businesses have already signed up for the program, which gives back 50 percent of what EPO earns each month to the school.

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

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Bingo, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Santiam Senior 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. 503-769-5381

Cribbage Lessons, 11 a.m. - 3:30 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. 503-7694062 Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Mt. View

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Stayton Rotary Lunch, Noon. Santiam Golf Club, 8724 Golf Club Road, Sublimity. 503769-7307

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

AA Meeting, 6 p.m. Women only, Riverview Community Bank, 112 Main St., Aumsville.

Thursday Sublimity Quilters, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity. 503-769-6459

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Monday, July 4 Independence Day Stayton Fourth of July Celebration

9 a.m., Stayton Community Center. 33rd annual Stayton Old-Tie Fourth of July Fun Run & Walk. Entry fee $15. Applications at 4 p.m. Stayton Grand Parade, “A Star Spangled Spectacular.” Entry fee $15. Entry forms are available at Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, 175 E High St.; Stayton City Hall, 362 N Third Ave.; 6 - 10 p.m., Stayton High. Concessions, pulled pork or sausage dinner. DJ Alan Pinto will entertain the crowd. Bounce house, kids’ games. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

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Veterans Group, 1 - 3:30 p.m. Santiam Senior Center. 503-767-2009.

Friday Narcotics Anonymous, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 603-990-0861

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Friday, July 1 Teen Library Events

3 - 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Today: Super Smash Bros Brawl. July 8: Crafternoon. July 15: Life Size Clue. July 29: Party in the Park, Epic Water Fight. Grades 6 - 12. Free; 503-769-3313

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

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9:45 p.m., Detroit Lake. Enjoy fireworks over the lake.

Sunday, July 3 July 3rd Celebration

9 a.m., The Oregon Garden. Day-long activities, geocaching, lmusic, fireworks. After 6 p.m., admission is free for everyone with suggested donation of $5. No pets.

9 a.m., Kimmel Park. Independence Day celebration with beer garden, food, vendors, arts and crafts, live music, fireworks. For a schedule of events, see the July edition of Our Town. 503-897-2302

Tuesday, July 5 Tween Tuesdays!

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Activities for children in second through sixth grade. Today: Melted bead keychains. July 12: Felted sushi. Limited to 20 participants per session - 3:30 - 5 p.m. & 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Sign up at library. July 19: Martial arts demo with Stayton Self Defense. July 28: Life-sized games. Free; no registration

First Tuesday in the Park

5 - 8 p.m., Church Park, 350 E Main St., Sublimity. Vendor booths, live music with Tony Graham. Bring blankets, lawn chairs.

Odd Fellows Bingo

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Wednesday, July 6 Stayton Playgroup

10:30 a.m. - noon, Doris’s Place, 383 N. Third Ave., Stayton. Indoor park, reading nook, snacks. Age 0-5. Free. Also July 20. RSVP: 503-769-1120

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Noon, Sierra Mexican Restaurant, 302 W North Santiam Hwy., Gates. Contact Alice, 503-897-2681, for reservations.


5 - 8 p.m.,Stayton A&W, 1215 W Washington St. Awards, ‘50s music. Repeats July 20. 503-769-5060,

Thursday, July 7 Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

Lyons Summer Reading

3 p.m., Lyons City Hall, 448 Cedar St. Today: amputee Kacey McCallister speaks. July 14: Let the Games Begin. July 21: Music in Action with Rich Glauber. July 28: Border Collies International. Free. 503-859-2366

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4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Today: Angel Ocasio’s ‘Komedy 4 da Kids 2.’ July 14: Rockin’ out with Mo Phillips. July 21: Jugglemania with Rhys Thomas. July 28: Interpretive naturalist Jennifer Godfrey. Free.

Adult Coloring Night

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Friday, July 8 Relay for Life of Santiam Canyon

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Dusk, Stayton Community Center Park, 400 W Virginia St. Today: Minions. July 23: Ant Man. Free. Open to public.

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Thursday, July 21

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

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6:30 p.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Open to public. 503-897-2302 6:30 p.m., Lyons City Hall, 449 Fifth St. Open to public. 503-859-2167

Wednesday, July 27 Tea Time for Book Lovers

7 p.m., District Office, 1155 Third Ave., Stayton. 503-769-6924

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Book discussion on “At the Water’s Edge” by Sara Gruen. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313

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St. Mary Rummage Sale

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Mary Church, 9168 SE Silver Falls Hwy., Aumsville. Repeats July 23.

Santiam Canyon Stampede

7 p.m., Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds, 11880 SE Sublimity Road. NPRA pro rodeo, extreme motorcycles, dance, music. Opens at 5:30 p.m. Repeats July 23.

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‘Dam’ Good Time 9 am., Detroit Lake. Wakeboarding, wakeskating, wakesurfing. Amatuer tournament, all ages, skill levels. Register: also July 10.

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9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aumsville City Hall, 595 Main St. Seasonal produce, yard art, home decor, more. Door prizes. Every second Saturday through September. Booth spaces $15. Colleen, 503-749-2030

Dusk, Porter Boone Park, 1105 Main St., Aumsville. The Sandlot. 503-749-2030

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Crafts, collectibles. Hamburger lunch. 503-859-2161

7 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson. 503-769-5475

6 p.m., Regis High. Opening Ceremony celebrating cancer survivors. Luminaria, 10 p.m., in remembrance of those lost to cancer and honoring those fighting cancer. Ends at 11 a.m. July 9. Benefits American Cancer Society. 503-302-4356,

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

7 a.m. - noon, Sublimity Fire Station, 115 NW Parker. All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, eggs. $5 adults, $3 seniors 55+, ages 4 12, c3 and under free. Benefits Sublimity Volunteer Firefighters Association. 503-769-3282

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An Internet search reveals hundreds of easy recipes for homemade sprays and lotions.

Summer in Oregon is a time for enjoying the great outdoors.

Items like catnip oil, oil of citronella and oil of lemon eucalyptus can be found at local health food stores.

Unfortunately, a walk in the park, a hike in the woods, a camping trip or even sitting on your front porch can be downright painful when those outdoor spaces are filled with hungry mosquitoes.

If you would rather buy a ready-made product, Silverton resident and owner of Abiqua Naturals Nicole Dennis makes an all-natural insect repellent sold at Shayla Lynn on Water Street.

Before you reach for the chemical sprays, try a few easy methods to keep them at bay. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquito larvae. Make sure to empty buckets, pots and other containers where water may collect.

“It has distilled water, witch hazel and a variety of essential oils. It works quite well,” Dennis said. She advises avoiding scented lotions, hair products and perfumes, as these can attract unwanted insect attention. Silverton resident Kera Howell said she has used Listerine mouthwash to keep mosquitoes away.

Remember that mosquitoes are most active during the early morning and evening hours. If you can, avoid being outside during those times.

“It needs to be applied behind your ears, on your wrists and behind your knees,” she said. “It seemed to have worked.”

If alfresco dining and enjoying a beautiful sunrise are on your agenda, keep covered up with long sleeves and pants. Turn on a fan on the patio or light a citronella candle to convince mosquitoes you mean business.

At the Elder Spirit Herbals Herbal Basics course, Randi Embree teaches students how to use commonly available herbs and weeds for household and cosmetic purposes and simple ailments.

Moving air helps to deter flying insects and citronella has been known to repel them.

To keep mosquitoes away from your picnic or barbecue, Embree said a smudge of garden or white sage is an effective way.

If all else fails, there are some plantbased products that help protect exposed areas of skin.

“Simply dry the herbs and place in a fireproof ceramic or other container and light for a slow burn,” Embree said.

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If you do get bit, Embree recommends to her herbal students to chew up a leaf of plantain (plantago lancelota or plantago major) and apply it to bites or stings. A drop of lavender essential oil will help as well.

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Historic Silver Falls Day Saturday, July 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Draft horses will be used in demonstrations of how logging was done in Oregon’s early days during Historic Silver Falls Day at Silver Falls State Park July 9.

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Regis High School baseball coach Don Heuberger is in some rare company. Heuberger’s Rams finished 14-9 this season and shared the Tri-River Conference title with Kennedy and St. Paul before falling to Weston-McEwen in the Class 2A-1A playoffs. The 14 victories put him at 700 for his 38-year high school career, which includes 34 years at Regis. The Rams have won or shared 18 league baseball titles under Heuberger, who also has served as the school’s athletic director for 29 years. Heuberger is just the second Oregon high school baseball coach to reach 700 wins, following the still-active Dave Gasser of Astoria. But as is usual, The Rams started slowly, opening with a 1-4 record, with three games being canceled by the weather affecting the young team’s development. But Regis caught fire in the league season, going 13-3 and only an 8-7 loss to Kennedy on the final day of the regular season prevented the Rams from claiming the Tri-River title outright. Regis was led by three pitchers, all of whom will return next season. Sophomore Brandon Piete led the way with a 0.94 earned run average, while juniors Brycen Schumacher (1.74 ERA) and JaVon Logan (2.29 ERA) also turned in fine seasons. The team’s lone senior, catcher Andrew Schmitt, led the hitters with a .493

average and 26 RBIs. Logan hit .439 and scored 34 runs, while leadoff hitter Piete batted .361 with 31 runs. The Rams hit .310 as a team. Piete was named pitcher of the year and player of the year in the TRC, with Piete and Logan also earning first team all-state recognition for Class 2A-1A. “I look forward to next season,” Heuberger said, noting that with all of his pitchers returning the Rams again should be in the thick of things in the Tri-River. Heuberger also is hoping to add an indoor hitting facility for baseball and softball before the start of the 2017 season. “We will be actively raising money for the facility to make the dream come true,” Heuberger said. College results: Here is a look at how athletes with Stayton-area ties fared with college teams this spring (and please get in touch with me if I have missed someone): Nathan Martin: The Corban University sophomore from Cascade won the 200 meters at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in a schoolrecord 21.80. Martin also ran a leg on the

Nathan Martin, running for Corban University at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships, won the 200 meters in a school-record 21.80 seconds.

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were Matthew Frazeur of Stayton (men’s 10K in 40:28), Claudia Garcia (women’s 10K 46:04) and Jasmine Princess (women’s 5K in 24:23). Soccer camp: Stayton High is running a soccer camp for all incoming first- through eighth-grade boys and girls. This camp, led by Eagles girls coach Lael Anderson and boys coach Chris Shields, will focus on drills to improve soccer skills and knowledge of the game. It will run from July 5-8, 9 a.m. to noon at the Stayton High soccer field. To sign-up: http://goo. gl/forms/CROqDMpiUV403yih1 Sports physicals: Physicals for prospective Cascade High student-athletes for fall sports are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Cascade gym. No appointment is necessary. The physicals cost $10 and are required for all participants in school-sponsored athletics. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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But these are different times, and it doesn’t make me feel any more secure to know that North Korea, Pakistan, China and Russia have those things pointed at us, or anyone else.

We could definitely do without nuclear weapons. I grew up at the height of the Cold War, and my dad was stationed at the Air Force Strategic Air Command Base closest to Cuban when Krushchev and Kennedy were playing brinkmanship with nuclear-tipped missiles.

We would all be better off without them. Another item we could do very well without is the smart phone.

I remember the traffic jams caused by people leaving the area because they were sure the area would be the first to get nuked.

When the cell phone first came along, I thought it was pretty terrific. I could call my wife to tell her I was running late at work or get a hold of any of the kids at anytime and tell them they were late and better get home ASAP.

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935 N. 1st, Stayton 503-769-5500

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Save 10% up to $15 per load on crushed rock...or other project. Promotion Ends December 31, 2016

*Discounts will be taken off of normal retail prices, for rock and delivery. Purchases must be paid for at the time of delivery. Maximum 2 loads per household at the discounted rates. You must mention this flier when placing an order and give it to the driver at the time of delivery. Expires Dec. 31, 2016.

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July 2016 • 23

Your OB Team Delivers.

the Birth Center Difference 503.769.2175

Santiam Hospital Family Birth Center 1401 N. 10th Ave., Stayton, OR 97383



Part of Santiam Hospital

The Santiam Women’s Clinic Team provides: • Personalized pre-natal care • Birthing rooms offering numerous amenities, including private in-room labor tubs • Delivery by your OB Team in the state-of-the-art birthing center at Santiam Hospital

Dr. Brewer and Dr. Taylor are accepting new patients.


1373 N 10th Ave., Stayton 24 • July 2016

Susan Taylor, MD, OB/GYN

Jennifer Brewer, MD, OB/GYN

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Our Town South: July 1, 2016  

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

Our Town South: July 1, 2016  

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