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Passages.............................. 14

Stayton refers mushroom ban to voters.4

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Your Health Van provides mental health access........ 5

Business The Stayton Mail ends publication..........6

Legal Matters

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Sports & Recreation Fall high school football preview......... 16 Baseball, softball youth champs......... 17

A Grin At The End...........18 Marketplace....................18

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Something to Think About Salmon run up at Minto hatchery.......... 8

Datebook.............................10 School Spotlight Schools ready to welcome students.......12

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The City of Stayton has joined neighboring communities in referring a ban on psilocybin businesses to voters for the Nov. 8 election, though with split opinions on the City Council.

McDonald’s comment was made during a first reading of the ban proposal Aug. 15, during which he and Hook initially opposed the issue. Had approval been unanimous, it would have passed on first reading, but with opposition a second reading was required and the Aug. 19 special meeting was held for this purpose.

Hook said she took issue with the ban itself, saying it amounted to just five people making a decision for an entire community. She acknowledged a majority of Stayton voters opposed the 2020 legalization measure, which saw 56.3 percent local opposition, but said much has changed in the community during the following two years.

But 56.3 percent was ample opposition for other councilors, who saw the ban as an opportunity to assert the will of voters.

The proposed ban passed 3-2 during a special meeting of the council Aug. 19, the final day the city could file paperwork with Marion County to be included in the 2022 General Election.

“I’m not in support of just banning things in our community,” said Hook. “I’m in support of freedom.”

McDonald said he personally knew individuals who benefitted from the therapeutic use of psilocybin, which advocates say can help patients with depression, anxiety, PTSD and other conditions that have resisted traditional treatment. Such therapeutic use was the intent of a statewide measure legalizing psilocybin in 2020, which allowed the substance to be administered to patients 21 or older by a licensed clinician.

“I am not in the habit of moralizing any specific substance when we as a society allow, legalize and consume as much alcohol as we do,” said McDonald. “I don’t see, personally, the difference.”

During the Aug. 19 meeting, McDonald emphasized this therapeutic intent, saying the manufacture and use of legalized psilocybin would not be the same as purchasing marijuana from a dispensary.

Opposing the ban were councilors Paige Hook and Ben McDonald, who said it was not the city’s place to limit access to the substance, which is the main psychoactive component in psychedelic mushrooms.

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Councilor Jordan Ohrt said COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and other recent regulations have diminished the city’s control over local policy, and passing a psilocybin ban would be a step toward re-asserting that control. “The problem is we’ve lost home rule and this is our perfect opportunity to take something back,” said Ohrt, adding voters retain the right to vote against the ban. Councilor Brian Quigley said ignoring voter preferences would be “irresponsible” and a councilor’s personal preference should not guide their decision making. “It’s not a matter of morality, it’s not a matter of the plus and minuses of psilocybin,” he said. “... All we’re doing is asking voters in 90 days whether they want this in our community or not.”

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management, PTSD, alcoholism, drug use or history of use.” The pilot program is not limited to Santiam Medical Clinic patients, Klotz added.

MCHHS’s Wellness Van was onsite July 20 and will be at the clinic every Wednesday, adjusting the schedule and availability as needed. The van is staffed by an MCHHS counselor/therapist and/or a certified recovery mentor or peer. “The program started with only a few appointment spots available, and we have been able to increase that already,” Klotz said. “Each week the appointments spots have been full, but we have been able to accommodate some at the last minute from our waitlist. “Through the first appointment the specific type of help will be determined and the member will be connected to the correct provider type,” she said. “Some areas of help have been for depression, anxiety, anger

“MCHHS has been wonderful in addressing the true need by making their services available to all persons willing to seek treatment,” she said. “Community members are not limited by whether or not they have insurance, what type of insurance nor what side of the county line that they reside on.” Klotz encourages people who need mental health or substance use assistance to make an appointment for an initial appointment with Marion County representatives. “We try to provide alternative resources as people wait for an appointment spot to become available with a matching/ appropriate provider for their need such as support groups, community groups and using their healthcare provider/behavioral health clinician,” she said. “For some, assisting them with other resource needs has a side benefit of early access to programs that can also assist with mental health or

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By Stephen Floyd After more than one-and-a-quarter centuries, The Stayton Mail is being discontinued as owner Gannett shifts its focus away from print media. A Gannett spokesperson confirmed Aug. 17 the weekly newspaper’s publication would be suspended indefinitely after its final issue Sept. 14. Michael Kane, Gannett senior vice president of strategic initiatives and operations, said this decision was “part of our company’s on-going digital transformation” and included other smalltown publications such as The Silverton Appeal Tribune. The Mail had been published in recent years through the Statesman Journal, also a Gannett property, and Kane said Statesman reporters will remain committed to “reliable, accurate, and community-focused news.” However, when asked if the Statesman would continue covering Stayton and

surrounding communities, a Gannett spokesperson said that decision was waiting on development of their larger coverage strategy. The Stayton Mail was founded in February of 1896 by E. F. Bennett, according to research by George Stanley Turnbull in his 1939 monograph History of Oregon Newspapers. The Stayton Mail was not the first newspaper in the community, as this title was claimed by The Stayton Times six years earlier, but it would have the greatest staying power. In 1915 The Mail consolidated with The Stayton Standard, founded the year before. By 1937, publisher Lawrence Spraker took the helm and led The Mail until 1970. The paper then passed to owner and publisher Frank Crow, who in 1983 brought The Mail, The Silverton Appeal Tribune and Mount Angel News together under publishing group North Santiam Newspapers, Inc. But the 1980s were not kind to local papers and in 1990 Crow was forced to sell during bankruptcy

proceedings to the Statesman Journal, which at that time had been owned by Gannett for 17 years. Gerry Aboud, former Stayton mayor and an amateur historian of print media, said there was a distinct difference between the quality of news in The Mail before and after the sale to Gannett. “They were a good local newspaper that reflected a lot of the views of the community,” he said. “.... They had lots of local articles, they had letters to the editor, they had an editorial page. That to me was The Stayton Mail. “To say that I’m sorry to see it going is an understatement,” he said. “But I don’t care about the current Stayton Mail.” Aboud said The Mail eventually published more and more national content, particularly as Gannett began prioritizing syndication of articles through its USA Today network. Eventually it reached its current state of mostly regional and national content, often

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HP Civil denies discrimination, says CEO firing was justified and Smith when Silbernagel’s son, Zach Silbernagel, an HPC employee who identifies as Black, complained last year of racially insensitive behavior in the workplace. The complaint was made against co-worker Jake Gescher, nephew of Larry Gescher and personal friend of Smith. Silbernagel claimed the company failed to investigate properly, then retaliated against himself and Zach through harassment and ultimately a forced buyout. However, defendants said Silbernagel was terminated as CEO with cause and his claims of retaliation are made in bad faith. “Defendants deny that plaintiff Silbernagel’s employment was terminated for any unlawful reason, and that the adjusted book value purchase structure set forth in the agreed-upon Buy-Sell agreement represents an undervaluation,” said the Aug. 12 court filing. Defendants admitted they received a complaint in 2021 against Jake for

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Minto operation is far more expansive and automated than its predecessor, which was replaced in 2013 after a 2008 biological opinion noted the negative impact of the Detroit and Big Cliff dams on the health of the salmon and steelhead runs. A bank of massive pumps takes care of cleaning the screens where the fish enter. Grenbemer and his staff used to maintain them by hand. Radar and sonar are part of an automated valve system that Grenbemer jokingly says “scares me to death.”A crane and hopper contraption rated at 7.5 tons pulls brood salmon out of the holding ponds and loads them into the tanker truck without human hands ever touching the fish. “How do we get these fish back there and how do we provide a good environment upstream and downstream?” said Grenbemer, who has been working the North Santiam spawning grounds for more than 30 years, with the first 20 or so at Marion Forks.

“Sometimes I feel like a dad and sometimes I feel like a fish,” he said. How do the fish feel? That’s an easy construct to appreciate when you watch 30 pounds or so of salmon careen down a chute like a kid at a water park before being expertly sorted by Grenbemer and his technician, Tyler Starkey. The thrill ride finale comes at the conclusion of an incredible journey. North Santiam salmon live most of their lives in an oceanic environment and then switch back to fresh water at Astoria for the trip up the Columbia and up the Willamette and up the Santiam to their North Santiam spawning grounds. Some of them arrive looking a bit worse for wear because of weight loss or sea lion scratches or parasites in their gills, but Grenbemer says that “they have to be in pretty good shape to get all the way up here.” And every fish is an individual. When asked how long it takes for a salmon to make the run from Astoria to Minto,

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“Some do it in seven to ten days, some do it in two-and-a-half months,” he said. “It depends on water flows, temperature and what kind of fish they are.”

“The fire happened at the worst time,” Grenbemer said. “We were one day away from spawning. We would have lost the entire run. This facility was designed to get fish in quickly but not to get them out quickly. That was damn scary.”

It’s the same mixed bag for young smolts when they head back for Astoria. Some will get to Oregon City on the Willamette in five or six days, Grenbemer said, with others moseying around, despite having the current behind them, for a month or so.

The effort to keep the hatchery going was immortalized in a video that shows masked crews harvesting the eggs of the female salmon amid a blanket-like yellowish haze. See www.youtube.com/ watch?v=jhgrIvpJues for the video.

The hatchery, like many other Santiam Canyon landmarks, faced a trial by fire on Labor Day weekend in 2020, and it has the scars to prove it. The Beachie Creek Fire roared down the canyon, took out most of the trees that surrounded the hatchery, leveled its maintenance building and a couple of trucks and melted pieces of plastic and aluminum into the hatchery’s concrete pad. But the concrete didn’t burn, Grenbemer

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Stayton Community Food Bank, 9 a.m. - noon, 1210 Wilco Road. Repeats Monday - Friday. 503-769-4088 Santiam Senior Center, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.. Seniors 50 and older. Daily, weekly, monthly events. 503-767-2009, santiamseniorcenter.com Senior Meals, 11:30 a.m. Delivery only. Age 60 and older. Serves Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Lyons, Marion, Mehama. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. $3 donation suggested. For delivery, call Ginger, 503-769-7995. Free Covid-19 Testing, 2 - 6 p.m., Ditter’s Square, 134 W Main St., Sublimity. No physician’s order required. Pre-register at labdash.net, 503-769-3230. Appointments are required by visiting santiamhospital. org/coronavirus. Repeats 2 - 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Covid-19 Vaccinations, 2 – 5 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. First and second pediatric vaccines as well as pediatric boosters for children ages 5 – 11. Moderna vaccine available for pediatric patients who are 6 months to 5 years old. First and second adult vaccines, adult boosters. Mon - Fri. Schedule an appointment at santiamhospital.org. Bingo, 1 - 3:30 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. Regular games $.05 a card. Blackout $.10 a card. 50 and older. Repeats Thursdays. 503-767-2009 Community Yoga, 7 p.m., St. Patrick’s Hall, 362 Seventh St., Lyons. Suggested donation $5 - 15. All levels welcome. Repeats Wednesday. Kathy, mail2reed@ gmail.com

Tuesday

Senior Gardening with Diane Hyde, 10:30 a.m., Santiam Senior Center. 503767-2009, santiamseniorcenter.com

Wednesday

Stayton/Sublimity Chamber Business Network, 8:30 a.m. Network building event for local business, non-profit professionals. Coffee, light refreshments served. Location varies each week. For location, call 503-769-3464.

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St. Boniface Archives and Museum, 9 a.m. - noon, 370 Main St., Sublimity. Learn about Sublimity and possibly your family history. Free. 503-508-0312 Tai Chi for Intermediates, 10:15 - 11 a.m., Santiam Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Friday. 503-767-2009 Tai Chi for Beginners, 11:15 a.m. noon, Santiam Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Friday. 503-767-2009 Stayton Area Rotary, noon, Santiam Golf Club, 8724 Golf Club Road, Aumsville. Guests welcome. 503-5089431, staytonarearotary.org Cascade Country Quilters, 12:30 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-767-2009 Beginner Line Dancing Class, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-767-2009 Advanced Line Dancing Class, 2 - 3 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-767-2009 Stayton Farmers Market, 4 - 7 p.m., downtown Stayton. Produce, flowers, crafts and more. Every Wednesday through Sept. 28. On Facebook @ StaytonFarmersMarket. Griefshare, 6 - 8 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 13-week session to anyone in need of help and encouragement while navigating through the death of a loved one. Runs Sept. 21 - Dec. 21. Free. Sign up at griefshare.org. 503-769-2731.

Thursday

Sublimity Quilters, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., St. Boniface Catholic Church, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity. Make quilts for local community donations and charities. Everything is provided. New members welcome. Mama´s Community Market, 1 - 6 p.m., Aumsville Pentecostal Church, 10153 Mill Creek Road. Food Pantry. 971-710-5665 Point Man Ministries, 6 p.m., Canyon Bible Fellowship, 446 Cedar St., Lyons. Veterans support organization. 503-859-2627

Friday

Cars & Coffee, 8 a.m., Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Bring your classic vehicles for coffee, breakfast.

Saturday

Aumsville Saturday Market, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Porter-Boone Park, 1105 Main St., Aumsville. Fresh produce, specialty food, baked goods, flowers and more. Last day is Sept. 10. 503-749-2030, aumsville.us

Oregon Crafters Market, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 215 N Water St., Silverton. Local crafters & artists, live music, food & spirits. Repeats noon - 5 p.m. Sundays. oregoncraftersmarket. com Aumsville Historical Museum, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 599 Main St. To visit by appointment, call Ted Shepard at 503-749-2744.

Saturday, Sept. 3 Aumsville Movies in the Park

Dusk, Porter-Boone Park, 1105 Main St., Aumsville. Free. Open to all. Today: Wall-E. Sept. 10: Onward. 503-749-2030, aumsville.us

Monday, Sept. 5 Labor Day Tuesday, Sept. 6 Stayton Parks and Rec Board

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

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

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Chamber Business Network

8:30 a.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 SW Johnson St. Hosted by the city of Sublimity. Network building event for local business, non-profit professionals. Sponsored by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. 503-769-3464

Home School Day 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Home school students age 5 to 12 can experience a day of outdoor learning. Hands-on, selfpaced learning stations throughout the Garden. Adults $12, $9 students age 12 - 17, $6 children age 5 - 11. Rikki Heath, 503-799-4792, heath@ofri.org

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Friday, Sept. 9 Sublimity Harvest Festival

5 p.m., Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds, 11880 SE Sublimity Road. Truck, tractor, monster truck competition. Food booths, vendors, Kid-Zone, Entertainment Tent, live music. Repeats Sept. 10-11. For complete list of events and daily admission, visit sublimityharvestfestival. com

Saturday, Sept. 10

Road Run & Walk

9 a.m., Sublimity School, 431 E Main St. 10K, 5K, 3K races. Proceeds benefit Sublimity School Parent Teacher Club. $20/person. Youth 12 and under are free. Register at sublimityharvestfest.com.

Harvest Festival Parade 11 a.m., Sublimity. Route winds through Sublimity, beginning at Sublimity School. sublimityharvestfest.com

Bridges, Bike & Brews 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Linn County Lamb & Wool Fairgrounds, 38999 NE First Ave., Scio. Covered bridge biking event, guided van tours, live music, food trucks, local breweries. For a schedule of events and to register, visit scioevents.com.

Sunday, Sept. 11 Patriot Day Harvest Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Sublimity Fire Hall, 115 N Parker St. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, drinks. Adults $7, seniors 60+ $6, children 5 - 10 $5; children 4 and under free. Proceeds benefit Santiam Hospital Auxiliary’s scholarship program. 503-769-3381

Brown House Tour Noon - 2 p.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Tour the historic Charles and Martha Brown House. Free. Open to public. 503-769-8860

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10 a.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. Celebrate the start of the Abigail Scott Duniway Chapter year by welcoming the new officers and introduction to President General Wright’s administration. Refreshments served. Open to anyone interested in learning about DAR. Linda, 503-689-6991

6:30 p.m., Aumsville Fire Station, 490 Church St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-749-2894, aumsvillefire.org

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

6:30 p.m., Lyons City Park, 449 Fifth St. Music, prayer, fellowship, encouragement. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Canyon Bible Fellowship, Mehama Community Church, Santiam Chapel. Repeats Sept. 14.

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Sublimity City Council 6 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson. Open to public. 503-769-5475, cityofsublimity.org

Lyons Fire District Board 7 p.m., Lyons Fire Station, 1114 Main St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503859-2410, lyonsrfd.org

Stayton Fire District 7 p.m.,. Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-769-2601, staytonfire.org

Tuesday, Sept. 13 Tiny Art Show Preparation

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Pick up a kit with a tiny canvas, some paint and return completed canvas to the library by the end of the month to be displayed during October’s Tiny Art Show. All ages; modified kits for ages 3 6. 1 per person. Free. 503-769-3313

RDS Board Meeting 6 p.m., Beauchamp Building, 278 E High St., Stayton. Revitalize Downtown Stayton monthly meeting. Open to public. 503767-2317, downtownstayton.org

Cascade School Board 7 p.m., Cascade District Office, 10226 SE Marion Road, Turner. Open to public. 503-749-8010, cascade.k12.or.us

Wednesday, Sept. 14 Red Cross Blood Drive

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Aumsville Fire Station, 490 Church St. Appointments needed by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Caregiver Connection 1 - 2:30 p.m. For family caregivers and/ or unpaid family caregivers. Free. To register, contact Suzy, 503-304-3429, suzy.deeds@nwsds.org.

Retiring Joyfully Workshop 5:30 p.m., Union Hill Grange, 15775 SE Grange Road, Sublimity. Get more clarity and purpose to retirement. Free. Contact AnnetteJensen@RetireJoyfully.com.

Thursday, Sept. 15 Mount Angel Oktoberfest

All day, Mt. Angel. Food, crafts, music, dancing, car shows, free children’s area. Repeats through Sept. 18. For a complete list of events, visit oktoberfest.org.

NSSD Board 6 p.m., District Office, 1155 N First Ave., Stayton. Board meeting for North Santiam School District. Open to public. 503-769-6924, nsantiam.k12.or.us

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Tuesday, Sept. 27

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9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Crafts, collectibles. Lunch available to go and limited seating. Free admission, parking. 503-859-2161

10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 39043 Jordan Road, Scio. All you can eat ham, noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert. Adults $20. Children age 6 - 10 $5. Children under 6 free. Country store, vendors, cruise-in and fly-in. Advance tickets can be purchased through the church. lourdesjordan.com

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

Saturday, Sept. 17

Bethel Clothing Closet 10 a.m. - noon, Bethel Baptist Church, 645 Cleveland St., Aumsville. Clothing from newborn to 2x. Free. 503-749-2128

Joseph´s Storehouse of Hope 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mari-Linn School, 641 Fifth St., Lyons. Food boxes. 503-881-9846

Sunday, Sept. 18 Oktoberfest Road Race

9 a.m., Kennedy High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel. 5K run/walk, 10K run. 10K $35; $40 day-of. 5K $30; $35 day-of. Register at oktoberfest.org.

Monday, Sept. 19 Red Cross Blood Drive

1 - 6 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Appointments needed by visiting redcrossblood.org.

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

Monday, Sept. 26 Red Cross Blood Drive

11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sublimity Fire Department, 115 NW Parker St. Appointments needed by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Sublimity Planning Commission 4:30 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-5475, cityofsubllmity.org

Stayton Planning Commission 7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to the public. Agenda available. 503-769-2998, staytonoregon.gov

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Wednesday, Sept. 28 Chamber Business Network

8:30 a.m., TBD. Hosted by Ashley Wingett, McLeod Group Real Estate. Network building event for local business, nonprofit professionals. Sponsored by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. 503-769-3464

Stayton Book Club 4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Discuss The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. A limited number of copies are available at the circulation desk. Adults. Free. 503-769-3313 ••••••••••••••••••

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Tuesday, Sept. 20

North Santiam Watershed Council 6 p.m. Zoom. Open to public. For Zoom link information, call 503-930-8202 or email council@northsantiam.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 Chamber Business Network

8:30 a.m., Snow Peak Brewing, 280 E Water St., Stayton. Hosted by SMI Property Management. Network building event for local business, non-profit professionals. Sponsored by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. 503-769-3464

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

Thursday, Sept. 22 Autumnal Equinox Teen Makerspace

4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Explore design with a 3D printing pen. Ages 12 - 18. Registration is required. Signup at staytonoregon.gov/page/ library. 503-769-3313

Saturday, Sept. 24 Turkey Dinner

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“Stayton High is experiencing significant increases in participation in athletic programs across all fall sports, and we are gearing up for the first drama production of the school year with tryouts happening the first week of classes,” Storey said. “SHS is looking forward to a year of robust, highly-successful academic and co-curricular programs.” Sublimity Principal Ryan Westenskow said his staff is looking to kick things into high gear as the 2022-23 school year begins. “We felt a lot of positive momentum last Spring as masks came off, volunteers re-entered our building, and teachers were allowed to engage students in various field trips and collaborative learning activities,” Westenskow said. “Last year also ended with the collection of a plethora of student achievement data. And although we were pleasantly surprised by our end-of-year assessments, we still have plenty of ground to make up from the learning loss all students

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Schools ready for post-pandemic catch up experienced during the pandemic.” Principal Alan Kirby said North Santiam School District’s Options Academy is looking forward to moving into its new building, located just east of SHS. “This building will house Locust Street Academy, a school for 11th and 12th graders who have struggled in a traditional high school setting,” Kirby said. “Students there will gain credits towards graduation with face-to-face teaching in the core subjects of math, science, English and social studies, as well as some electives.” Cascade School District is preparing and excited for school to start on, said Superintendent Darin Drill. “Cascade has worked on the seismic grant upgrade for our Junior High School all summer and we should be wrapped up and ready to go for classes by the start of the school year,” Drill said. “At Cloverdale Elementary school, four new prefabricated classrooms will be added to the campus by the first week of

November. The heating/cooling unit fire that damaged two modular classrooms this past April have been taken out and will be replaced with the new structure. “Right now lots of cleaning, painting and furniture arrangement is happening on all campuses across the district in preparation for the start of the school year.” Cascade High School sports and activity programs have begun practices for the fall season and will begin competition right as school starts, Drill said. “At Cascade, our goal this year is to make school for our students as normal as possible considering what everyone has been through with the pandemic these past few years,” Drill said. “Cascade is fortunate to have a great staff who are ready to educate students. They will provide learning experiences that will make our students more confident, more resilient, and more prepared for the world around them.”

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before the monster truck show on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Coors Light Entertainment tent. No partners needed! Saturday’s line-up starts at 9 a.m. with the annual SHF Road Run and Walk with the Harvest Festival parade, “Make Life as Sweet as Candy,” to follow at 11 a.m. in Sublimity. The Sublimity Fire Department’s annual Harvest Breakfast will take place from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday. A 9/11 Tribute will take place at 1 p.m. Kids can have a blast with the variety of inflatable slides and obstacle courses in the Fun Zone, which opens at 5 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, and 10 a.m. Sunday. The festival grounds are located at 11880 Sublimity Road, SE next to Highway 22. All admission tickets are general admission into the event for each day. Seating is first come, first served and not reserved. No coolers and no pets allowed. For a full slate of activities, prices and more information about the Harvest Fest events, visit www. sublimityharvestfest.com.

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The fall high school sports season is underway, with the first football games set for Friday, Sept. 2. But it’s been an offseason loaded with change for Staytonarea schools and teams.

management, with James Rise moving from Silverton to take over as athletic director. The Foxes won state titles in football and boys track and field a year ago while finishing second in boys basketball and girls golf.

Regis It starts at the top for the Rams, with Jeff Chandler taking over as athletic director for Dave Johnson, who left to take a job in Salem that is closer to South Salem High and George Fox University, schools two of his sons attend. Johnson a four-time national champion in the decathlon and bronze medalist in the event at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, helped “get fall sports going” until Chandler took over Aug. 1 Chandler, who has 23 years of coaching and ten years of AD experience, mainly in Washington state, told Our Town he was still engaged in familiarizing himself with the Regis staff. “I do know we are playing 9-man football and I am excited to see how that develops,” he said. “I’ve seen 8-man football but never coached it. I can tell

you the 8-man games I’ve watched are CRAZY FUN.” Regis, like most of Class 2A, will be playing 9-man football starting with its opener Friday, Sept. 2 night at Gaston. The Oregon School Activities Association switched from 11-man to 9-man for Class 2A because of safety concerns driven by falling roster sizes. Alex King and Joe Manibusan will be co-coaching the Rams, who will be playing in the Tri-River Conference with Blanchet, Colton, Culver, Gervais, Santiam and Willamina. The Rams were 6-4 a year ago under coach Brynie Robinson.

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Cascade also will feature new coaches in the high profile sports of football, boys basketball and girls basketball. Tyler Turner will coach football. He replaces Brandon Bennett, who moved to Texas because of a position his wife took in the medical field. Bennett, who won or shared five league titles in his six years and had a 36-19 overall record, will coach a middle school team in Sherman, Texas. Turner’s team opens Saturday, Sept. 3 against visiting Baker at Federico Field. Justin Amaya takes over for Calvin Molan in boys basketball. Molan led the Cougars to a state title last winter, the first Cascade boys hoops championship since 1974. Nick Randall takes over Cascade hoops from the retiring Mark Stevens, who won 583 games in his 32

years, including a state title in 2011 and six runner-up finishes.

Stayton The Eagles have two new coaches, reports AD Darren Shryock. Bree Hughes, an educational assistant at the middle school who also serves as a media consultant for the Eagles, takes over the Highlights dance and drill team. Ryan Borde, meanwhile, takes over for Bill Baxter, who led Stayton softball to a 22-6 record and a slot in the Class 4A semifinals. Borde was 102-24 from 201621 at West Albany and won four league titles. Borde also serves as an assistant coach with Stayton football. Facilities-wise Shryock noted the completion of the turf project at the softball field and thanked the boosters for painting the field house during the summer. Shryock also said that he is “looking forward to a more ‘regular’ school year without massive restrictions.” Amen to that!

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Baseball, softball champs By James Day

Lebanon, falling to Mount Angel in the championship match.

Santiam Youth Sports came away from summer competition with a pair of highlevel championships.

Two other local softball squads found success at their district tournaments. The 5th-6th squad took third and the 3rd-4th finished second, falling 4-3 to Monroe in the district final.

The group’s junior American Junior Baseball Organization team, coached by Kyle Hughes, downed Dallas 10-3 in the July 17 title game at North Clackamas Park in Milwaukie.

“This was a very successful year for our program,” said Jeff Bohnke, board president of Santiam Youth Sports. “It’s not every year that we win a state title, but we are used to having good success.”

Santiam Youth Sports’ 7th-8th grade Valley League softball team, meanwhile, won its district tournament with a 14-10 win against Harrisburg in Lebanon (no state event was held). The team was coached by Brandon John. In addition to the two big winners, the Stayton JBO senior national team battled its way to a third-place finish at Central High in Independence, with Stayton player Ryland Thiessen taking home the top trophy, the individual sportsmanship award. He was selected by the tournament directors and the game umpires.

Here is a closer look at the state JBO baseball champion and district title winners for softball.

Ryland Thiessen of the Stayton JBO senior national team his awards from the July 15-17 state tournament in Independence. Thiessen’s team finished in third place and Thiessen received the top sportsman award. SUBMITTED

The minor American team, meanwhile, took second in its tournament in

Sports Datebook Thursday, Sept. 1 Cross Country

4:30 p.m. Darrel Deedon Invite @ Cascade

Volleyball

6 p.m. Stayton vs Elmira 6 p.m. Cascade vs Valley Catholic

Friday, Sept. 2 Football

7 p.m. Stayton vs Molalla

Saturday, Sept. 3 Football

2 p.m. Cascade vs Baker

Thursday, Sept. 8 Boys Soccer

6 p.m. Stayton vs Cottage Grove

Volleyball

6 p.m. Cascade vs Molalla

Football

7 p.m. Cascade vs Marshfield 7 p.m. Regis vs Grant Union

Saturday, Sept. 10 Volleyball

TBD Cascade Tournament

Girls Soccer

Noon Cascade vs Cottage Grove

Cross Country

4 p.m. Stayton Invitational

Monday, Sept. 12 Volleyball

6 p.m. Stayton vs Estacada

Tuesday, Sept. 13 Girls Soccer

6 p.m. Stayton vs Gladstone

Thursday, Sept. 15 4:30 p.m. Cascade vs Marshfield

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JBO: Stayton opened with a 12-1 win vs. Tigard, downed Estacada 10-1 and then edged Dallas 5-4 to advance to the title match. Dallas then battled its way through the lower bracket to get a second chance at Stayton, but the local squad cemented the trophy with the 10-3 victory. On the roster for Stayton were Easton

Arnold, Kellen Barth, Maddox Basl, Charlie Benefiel, Liam Brown, Stephen Carlgren, Madden Hughes, Dylan Kerrigan, Ben Kierce, Reed Laro, Coen Roberts and Carter Vinson. Assisting Kyle Hughes with the coaching were Dan Kierce, Luke Vincon and Chris Arnold. Softball: The Stayton squad, which won the Valley League regular-season title with a 13-0 record, drew a first-round bye before outscoring Diamond Clean 22-14 in the semifinals. The local squad then outlasted Harrisburg 14-10 in the title matchup. The Stayton roster included Khloe John, Tenley Miotke, Mila Morley, Kourtney Samek, Kathryn Samek, Makenzie Schacher, Madison Schacher, Zinea Andersen, Zuri Andersen, Addison Bishop, Madelyn Hendricks and Hadley Foster. Head coach Brandon John was assisted by Tim Miotke and Jennifer Morley.

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Girls Soccer

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Volleyball

Friday, Sept. 23

Volleyball

6 p.m. Cascade vs Stayton 6 p.m. Regis vs Culver

Football

7 p.m. Stayton vs Marist Catholic

6 p.m. Regis vs Kennedy

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Friday, Sept. 16 Football

7 p.m. Cascade vs Sweet Home 7 p.m. Regis vs Gervais

Thursday, Sept. 29

6 p.m. Stayton vs Cascade

Football

7 p.m. Regis vs Central Linn

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

4:30 p.m. Cascade vs Stayton

Girls Soccer

5:30 p.m. Regis vs Willamina 6 p.m. Stayton vs Newport 6 p.m. Cascade vs North Marion

6 p.m. Stayton vs North Marion 6 p.m. Cascade vs Sweet Home

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Girls Soccer

Volleyball

Friday, Sept. 30 Volleyball

6 p.m. Regis vs Delphian

Volleyball

6 p.m. Cascade vs Philomath

Thursday, Sept. 22 Boys Soccer

4:30 p.m. Cascade vs Philomath

Volleyball

6 p.m. Stayton vs North Marion

Girls Soccer

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A Grin at the End

My dear, departed brother When he was 12, my brother Paul had a knack for comedy. He could do a spot-on impersonation of Andy Griffith, who got his start in show business as a stand-up comedian before starring on television in The Andy Griffith Show. We lived in a house trailer in Bossier City, Louisiana – my dad was stationed there in the Air Force – and often, as we were going to sleep, my brother would transform himself into Griffith, telling stories he made up and others that he had memorized. In one, he told about the two good ol’ boys who bought their first car with an automatic transmission. “What does the ‘D’ stand for?” one wondered out loud, looking at the shifter. “Must stand for ‘Drag,’” the other said, as he shifted to “D” and hit the gas pedal. As they drove faster, they got to 50, 60 and then 70 miles per hour. “Wonder what the ‘R’ stands for,” one said. “I don’t know, but we’re going so fast, it must stand for ‘Race,’” the other said.

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of bad luck. It seemed like he was living out that line in the blues song, “If he didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all.”

The driver slammed the shifter into “R” and they both proceeded to witness the transmission and engine flying out of the car. To me, an eight-year-old, that was the funniest story I ever heard. Every time my brother told it, I’d laugh and laugh. “Tell me another one,” I’d beg. And Paul would spin another tale out of the darkness, until our mom yelled for us both to shut up and go to sleep. Only my brother could make me laugh like that. I still smile when I think about those times. We had so much fun squirreling around, laughing and making up jokes. As we got older, though, Paul hit a string

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When our family moved to Alaska, Paul joined the Boys Scouts. During a winter camping trip the leader got them lost and my brother – and several other scouts – got frost bite. Paul spent two months in the hospital recuperating. That’s the kind of luck he had most of his life. Paul wasn’t good at many things, but when computers came along he was in his element. Out of college, he worked for General Electric’s Missile and Space Division, and then became one of the top computer whizzes at Lockheed Martin. He showed me that perseverance – and being hard-headed – were assets. Then his bad luck took hold again. He met a woman online, they married, and she proceeded to clean out his bank account and left him. He lost his house and his car because of her. To me, his main flaw was that he was too nice, and an easy mark for those who weren’t. Then he had a string of health problems – including, but not limited to, a heart attack, a series of “mini-strokes” and then,

a couple of months ago, he had a major stroke and died. He was 72. I still think about those times in Louisiana and the easy joy of kicking around in the trailer park, and trying to jiggle the soda pop machine at the laundromat to make it cough up a free grape Nehi. Though his health didn’t allow him to do much of it, Paul liked to travel. He went to Africa, Japan, Alaska and around the continental U.S. His favorite trip of all time was rafting down the Colorado River. He would talk about it as if it was yesterday. Describing the roiling water caressed by the many-colored Grand Canyon walls always brought a smile to his face. Today, I think about Paul often, not only what was but also what could have been. I think about the cheerfulness he maintained in the face of a lot of plain old hard luck. When I’m alone, I close my eyes, and there he is. He’s on that raft on the Colorado, with water and wind whipping through his hair. He’s crashing over rapids and whooping and hollering with not a worry in the world. The way it should have been. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Stayton.

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