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Something To Do College financial advice presented...............................12 Author shares story of Navy Black Cats.........................12 Here comes Santa Claus, free activities.......................17

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Major, Spike, Oliver and Quincy are chomping at the bit to meet you. Along with their owners Tim and Betty Bielenberg, these majestic draft horses will be decked out in their holiday finery at Sublimity’s Sixth Annual Christmas in the Country Light Parade.

Married for 40 years, Tim, 64, and Betty, 60, are dairy and row crop farmers in Aumsville.

Tim and Betty have been involved in the parade since it began. Rides range from 30 to 45 minutes long, with different routes taken through town. The couple own seven carriages and wagons. Kicking off on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m., the parade will start on E. Main Street at the Sublimity Middle School. Then it will travel South on Pine, West on Church, North on Center to Starr. It will conclude at D&W Automotive. Following the parade, all are invited to come to Early Settlers Park, between Sublimity City Hall and Sublimity Fire Station, for caroling and watch as Santa and his friends light the City Christmas tree. Afterwards, Santa will give out candy

chocolate and cookies to riders during the holiday event. At the end of the route for the night, she places two carrots on a platter just for the horses. “The horses will look around and look for that platter. They know her,” Tim laughed.

The horses help around the farm, pulling a plow with Tim walking behind. But they also get fancied up for special occasions. The Bielenbergs started Mill Creek Carriages in 2012.

“Tim and Tony now have these horses to keep them busy and out of trouble. It hasn’t worked, but it was a good thought,” Renee joked. “It’s been very good for both of them.”

“It’s a hobby that developed into its own business,” Tim said. “As long as we’ve been married, he talked about wanting draft horses and he finally got them,” Betty added. They got their horses in 2010, with th eintention of using them on the farm. They stable them in Sublimity on the property of their good friends Tony and Renee Hendricks. Renee kidded Tim and said “You need to get a wagon and start a carriage business and help pay for them.” “That was the beginning of the major part

of it. We built the ‘people mover’ that hauls about 10-12 adults. We used it in a lot of parades,” Tim said. The community took notice and the horse carriage rides took off.

The horses can weigh between 1,000 and 2,300 pounds. Spike, Oliver and Quincy are full Shires (English breed). Major is a Shire/Percheron (French breed) mix. Grooming and preparing for a carriage ride is no small feat. For the two-horse team, it takes an hour to wash them and an hour to get them all dressed up in their fancy tack. Figuring in the traveling time, and the fact they like to arrive one hour early – it’s a full day.

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“It probably averages about $350 for keeping shoes on two horses (plus trimming) per month. A new set of shoes on two horses costs about $650.” The horses get re-shoed every six weeks.

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Deputy Barber.” He then informed each motorist of why he or she was stopped, followed by the “fine” of a “nice round figure” for the violation before returning to his car to retrieve a fruit pie.

When emotions get high, give them pie! Deputy Tom Barber played Simple Simon during the Thanksgiving holiday by handing surprised motorists a fruit pie instead of a traffic ticket. Barber, who covers the city of Sublimity for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, came up with the idea as a creative way to change driving behavior without all the tension associated with receiving a citation. “Often when people get stopped by the police they have a combination of nerves,” Barber said. “Some get anxious, scared or upset that they will have to pay a large fine that they just can’t afford. Some think that now their insurance will go up while others may think that it’s embarrassing. Often people have a combination of everything!” An anonymous donor recently approached Barber with a donation of 10 Willamette Valley Fruit Co. pies to hand out to motorists stopped for traffic violations.

“A pie in lieu of a citation is certainly unique,” he said. “One sweet lady I stopped happened to be from the community of Detroit. She said she thought for sure she was going to get a ticket and had prepared herself for it.” Returning to his car, he picked out a pie. While handing it to the lady, he said she became visibly emotional and teared up. Deputy Tom Barber with a donated pie

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Student elections By Mary Owen Newly elected student body officers are proud to serve on the first-ever virtual school government at Oregon Connections Academy. “Being part of a student government give students an opportunity for them to be a voice, or representative, of their constituency, in this case their grade level,” said Tristan Irvin, ORCA’s student government advisor. Irvin recently put what she teaches into action by running for but not elected to a seat on the Tigard City Council. She also teaches seventh grade at the Mill Citybased virtual public charter school for students in grades K-12. “Having a Student Government provides several things,” Irvin said. “It gives students a chance to grow in their leadership and communication skills. It provides a platform for students to reach out to other students to create community and that ‘small-school’ feel. And it gives students an opportunity to be stakeholders in their education –

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and to create dialogue with the teachers and administration about how ORCA students are feeling about their educational experience.” Students who ran for student government were required to maintain a 3.0 GPA, adhere to the ORCA Student Code of Conduct, attend all student government LiveLesson® sessions, and participate in three field trips in their area. Candidates gave speeches, answered questions and then students voted using a special online poll. The executive board includes student body president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and two activities directors. Two senators were elected for each grade level, fifth through 12th, for a total of 22. “I’m excited for students to have a voice about what they want to see happen at their school so they take more ownership,” said Nikki Coleman, student government advisor and high school electives teacher. Freshman Mikayla Wood, 14, from Scio, a newly elected ninth-grade senator, called student government “a way to connect with

people, but more importantly a way for me to help our school become better. “I get the honor of representing my entire class, as well as the responsibility of taking their feedback and making sure they are heard,” said Wood. Rosa Oliver, 15, a sophomore from Keizer, believes the new student government will help shore up communication. “It can be difficult to voice a brilliant idea when it’s all virtual,” Oliver said. “The student body government is to be that voice and speak the ideas of the students to the administrators. This will create a stronger unity and spirit, and help improve the student body as a whole.” Oliver’s brother Joshua, 10, wants to help his fellow fifth-graders cultivate school spirit by making a spirit week to inspire students to do their best. “I plan to help with a prom committee and other fun field trips such as, possibly, a beach day or flag contest,” said Joshua, who will work on social activities along with his

sister and other newly elected officers. Oliver’s brother, Edward, 18, a senior class senator, said school spirit basically gives students a voice that brings them together. “Being a part of ORCA’s new student body government means being a pioneer,” he said. “We are forging new paths and providing examples for future senators.” As ORCA continues to grow, Irvin said creating a student government is a natural addition to the statewide virtual school. “Student governments are a key piece of typical brick-and-mortar schools,” she said. “We believe that this will help bring a community feel to a virtual school where we don’t see each other in the hallways on a daily basis.” So far, feedback has been positive. “The purpose of this organization is to be a liaison between the students and the administration, to promote school spirit, to encourage involvement of each student, and to promote leadership and community service,” she said.

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College-bound students and community members interested in learning about changes to financing opportunities are welcome to attend Regis High School ASPIRE’s upcoming Community Financial Literacy night. “Several changes have occurred in the area of post-secondary financing that speeded up the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships,” said Mike Bauer, RHS counselor and Aspire mentor. “Chief among these changes is an earlier submission date of Oct. 1 instead of Jan. 1 for the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” Also, Bauer said the Oregon Promise program will be explored at the meeting. The program guarantees free tuition to community colleges in the state. “With these changes comes the need for increased awareness on the part of the students, parents and counselors,” he said. Open to the public, the informational meeting will take place Dec. 7, 7 p.m. on in the Regis High School library. “We have lined up an excellent presenter for the evening,” Bauer said. “Lacie Tolle, from the Oregon University System, is well-versed in both the financial aid process and

the Oregon Student Access Program. OSAC is the Oregon scholarship program.” Administered by the Oregon Student Access Commission, ASPIRE (Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone) helps middle and high school students access education and training beyond high school. Students receive information about college and career options, admission and financial aid from trained and supportive volunteer mentors who work one-on-one with them throughout the year. Now in its 10th year at Regis, the ASPIRE program aims to increase the number of students who will attend postsecondary school; help students develop tools and resources necessary to be successful in post-secondary education; empower and educate parents about post-secondary opportunities and resources; and develop sustainable partnerships with higher education and community partners. Regis mentors include: Carolyn Lulay, Gay Stutzner, Joan Roberts, Patty Kintz, Tom Lulay, Diane Hall, Patti Keudell, Jo Barsoti, Louanne Etzel, Chuck Martin, Paula Keudell Smith and Dave Schumacher. For information on Regis ASPIRE or the meeting, contact Regis High School at 503-769-2159.

Navy Black Cats topic of library presentation The Stayton Public Library welcomes local author Ron Miner and his presentation on the Navy Black Cats Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. When Miner’s father passed away in 2011, the family uncovered a magical trove of artwork, writing, photos, and memorabilia of all shapes and sizes from his time in the navy during World War II, much of which had been unknown Howard Miner was one of the Navy’s Black Cats, PBY pilots who flew at night, without lights, in planes painted entirely black. Sketches of a Black Cat treats its audience to a behind the scenes look at training and tours of duty in WWII’s South Pacific through his eyes, words, and artwork. Ron Miner will present his story of discovery and delve into his father’s two tours of duty as a seaplane/rescue pilot. There will be a wine and cheese reception accompanying the event. The Stayton Public Library’s speaking events for 2016 are funded by the Stayton Friends of the Library. The library is located at 515 N. First Ave.

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Breakfast with Santa and Cruise-in

8 - 11 a.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Cruise-in and breakfast. Adults $6, kids 6 - 12 and seniors 63 and older $4. Cruise-in registration at 8 a.m. Entry fee for cars: new unwrapped toy. Trophies for decorated cars, car club participation, more. Fundraiser for Toys for Joy program. Sponsored by Stayton Firefighters. Cruise-in organized by Russ Strohmeyer, 503-930-8976

Christmas and Craft Bazaar

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Stayton Middle School, 1021 Shaff Road. Annual Stayton Christmas and Craft Bazaar featuring more than 100 vendors. Free admission. Ed Tabor, 503-990-2119

Polar Express Christmas Movie

3:30 p.m., Star Cinema, 350 N Third Ave., Stayton. Admission $1 or one can of food for Stayton Community Food Bank.

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Thursday, Dec. 1

Santiam Auxiliary Poinsettia Sale

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Large potted poinsettias in variety of colors, $15, while supplies last. Benefits Santiam Hospital Auxiliary. Repeats Dec. 2. To preorder, call Char, 503-743-2910.

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5 - 8 p.m., St. Mary Catholic School, 1066 N Sixth Ave., Stayton. Handmade Christmas wreaths, centerpieces, decor, baked goods. Tonight includes Santa’s Secret workshop where children can purchase inexpensive gifts for family, friends. St. Mary School choir performs at 5:30 p.m. Repeats 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dec. 3, 8 a.m. noon Dec. 4. Sunday’s event includes fundraising breakfast sponsored by Men’s Catholic Order of Foresters. 503-769-2718

5:15 - 6 p.m., The Grove, 351 N Third Ave., Stayton. Photos with Santa by Upward Bound Camp. Christmas music singalong with Stayton Middle School Jazz Band. Refreshments by New Hope Community Church. Free.

CommunitySublimity Christmas Light Parade

6 p.m. Kickoff the Christmas season with a Christmas light parade through downtown Sublimity. After the parade, Santa on hand to light town Christmas tree. Activities, refreshments follow at Early Settlers Park and Sublimity Fire Station. 503769-5475

Sunday, Dec. 4

Shaw Knights of Columbus Breakfast

7:30 - 10 a.m., St. Mary Parish Hall, 9168 Silver Falls Hwy., Shaw. Cost: $7 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 503362-6159

Candy Cane Breakfast

8 a.m. - noon, Sublimity Fire Station, 115 NW Parker St. Biscuits and gravy. Free; cash or non-perishable food donations encouraged. 503-769-3282

Christmas at The Barn

1 - 4 p.m., Hope Haven Family Farm, 8875 SE Robert Lane, Aumsville. Enjoy afternoon of holiday activities, craft demonstrations, animal visiting, holiday refreshments. Free admission. hopehavenfamilyfarm. com

Community Tree Lighting

6 p.m., Regis High. Candy canes, hot cocoa, performances from local choirs. 503-769-2159

Monday, Dec. 5

Daughters of American Revolution

10 a.m., Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Abigail Scott Duniway Chapter of NSDAR business meeting followed by Christmas Memories at 11:15 a.m. Attendees share favorite holiday tradition, memory, song, recipe, custom. Refreshments served. All welcome. Linda, 503-769-5951

Stayton High Winter Concert

7 p.m., Stayton High. Combined winter concert with Stayton High choirs and band. Free. 503-769-2171

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

Tuesday, Dec. 6 St. Boniface Museum

9 a.m. – noon, St. Boniface Community Archives and Museum, 371 Main St., Sublimity. Free. Repeats Dec. 20.

Sublimity Holiday Concert

7 p.m., Sublimity School, 431 E Main St. Sublimity students in kindergarten, first and second grade perform. Free. Students also perform matinee at 1:30 p.m. 503-769-2459

Wednesday, Dec. 7 Santiam Heritage Foundation

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

Red Hat Strutters Christmas Party

Noon, Cafe 22, 5172 NW Salem-Dallas Hwy., Salem. Stayton Red Hat Strutters Christmas party. Wear Christmas red hats, attire. Christmas gift exchange; bring wrapped gift for $10 or less. Hostesses Queen Valorie Baxter and Jeannie Brundidge. New members, guests welcome. RSVP to Baxter at 503-900-0051,

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Santiam Holiday Music Program

6:30 p.m., Santiam High. Students kindergarten through 12th grade perform. Free. 503-897-2311 ext. 240.

Oregon Author Talk

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Ron Miner, author of “Sketches of Black Cat,” talks about his father’s two tours of duty as a seaplane/rescue pilot during World War II. Wine, cheese reception. Free. 503-769-3313

Saturday, Dec. 10 Stayton Yard Debris Cleanup

9 a.m. - 2 p.m., City of Stayton Shops, 1820 N First Ave. Stayton residents can drop off yard debris, including leaves and brush for canned food donation to Stayton Community Food Bank. Seniors who need assistance raking, bagging, or need debris taken to drop-off site can call Stayton Public Works, 503-769-2919.

Santa Visits Aumsville

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aumsville Fire Department escorts Santa around town while elves pass out candy, fruit to kids. 503-749-2188

Holiday Festival at Silver Falls

11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Silver Falls State Park, 2004 Silver Falls Hwy., Sublimity. Make a wreath, gingerbread house, cards and ornaments. Storytelling, live music. $5 per vehicle day use fee. 503-874-0201

Tom Tate Concert

Noon - 3 p.m., Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Tom Tate plays keyboard with sing-along of Christmas, songs from long ago. Refreshments served. Free admission. 503-769-8517

SES Holiday Caroling

5:45 a.m. Stayton Elementary staff carols through Stayton neighborhoods. Public welcome to join staff at 7 p.m. at Stayton Elementary, 875 Third Ave., with more caroling, hot chocolate, goodies. Free. 503-769-2336.

Aumsville Tree Lighting

Dusk, Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Aumsville tree lighting, carols, snacks. 503-749-2188

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Christmas in the Canyon

6:30 p.m., Santiam High. Santiam Canyon Community Chorus, Santiam Elementary and High students, local performers present evening of holiday music, fun. Silent auction, children’s crafts, singing, visit from Santa. Refreshments. $5 per person, $10 per family. Sponsored by Santiam Hearts to Arts, Mill City Eagles Lodge.

Monday, Dec. 12 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. 503769-3313

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

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Mom to Mom

9 - 11 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Mom to Mom is for mothers of children ages birth to 6 years old. Meet other moms, share stories.

Lyons Garden Club Potluck

Noon, Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. Lyons Garden Club Christmas potluck, gift exchange. Bring potluck dish, wrapped gift for $10 or under. Support Lyons Fire Department gift and toy drive by bringing an unwrapped toy. New members, guests welcome. John Hollensteiner, 503-508-5913.

Rock the Block!

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

Santiam Canyon School Board

7 p.m., Chester Bridges Center. Agenda available. 503-749-2030

6:30 p.m., Santiam Elementary School, 450 SW Evergreen, Mill City. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-897-2321

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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. 503897-2302

Santiam Historical Society

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

Cascade School Board

7 p.m., Cascade District Office, 10226 SE Marion Road, Turner. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-7498010

VFW Meeting

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

NSSD Board

7 p.m., Sublimity School, 431 E Main St. Board meeting for North Santiam School District. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-6924

Friday, Dec. 16 Gingerbread Zombies

3:30 - 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Zombify gingerbread men, make easy treats using microwave. Grades 6 - 12. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313

Sunday, Dec. 18

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 meets Dec. 27. John, 503-743-3117

Stayton UMC Choir Christmas Program

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8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sublimity School Gym, 431 E Main St. Students, families shop for friends and family. Repeats Dec. 15. Benefits Sublimity Parent Teacher Club. 503-769-2459

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

PTC Holiday Bazaar

4 p.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. Choir Christmas music and carol singalong. Free. 503-769-5700

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Tuesday, Dec. 20 St. Mary Christmas Concert

6:30 p.m., St. Mary Catholic School, 1066 N Sixth Ave., Stayton. St. Mary students perform Christmas music concert. Free. 503-769-2718

Wednesday, Dec. 21 Winter Solstice SHS Booster Club

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

Saturday, Dec. 24 First Day of Hanukkah Christmas Eve Stayton United Methodist Church

7 p.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. Evening worship service of carols, candlelight and Christmas story. 503769-5700,

Sunday, Dec. 25 Christmas Day Monday, Dec. 26 First Day of Kwanzaa Tuesday, Dec. 27 Family Movie Week

3 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Today: “The BFG,” PG. Dec. 28: “Finding Dory,” PG. Dec. 29: “Secret Life of Pets,” PG. Dec. 30: “Kubo and the Two Strings,” PG. All ages. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313

Mill City Council

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

Lyons City Council

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

Wednesday, Dec. 28 Tea Time for Book Lovers

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. This month’s selection is “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313

Friday, Dec. 30 Card Making Extravaganza

Noon - 3 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Make thank you notes or other cards with provided art supplies. Stayton and enjoy a movie at 3 p.m. All ages. Free. 503-769-3313

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Sing a rousing carol, catch a Christmas movie, build a gingerbread house, visit Santa … a long list of festivities will spread lots of holiday cheer around the Santiam Canyon throughout this month.

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Santa Comes to Stayton, Sublimity on Dec. 3

Santa is coming to town! Breakfast with Santa Dec. 3, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Stayton Fire Station. Adults meals are $6, kids 12 and under and seniors 63 and older, $4. The Stayton Firefighters 26th annual Toys for Joy CruiseIn starts at 8 a.m. Entry fee is a new unwrapped toy. That afternoon, the kids can enjoy The Polar Express movie at 3:30 p.m. at Star Cinema on Third Avenue, followed by Santa, caroling, cookies and other treats, all for $1 admission or a can of food for the Stayton Community Food Bank. That evening Santa will be handing out candy canes at the tree lighting at Early Settlers Park in Sublimity, following the Country Light Parade at 6 p.m. Regis High School will host the Stayton Community Tree Lighting Dec. 4, 6 p.m. with candy canes, hot cocoa, and performances from local choirs.

Santa visits Aumsville, Mill City on Dec. 10

Santa will tour Aumsville neighborhoods during the day on Saturday, Dec. 10, and he’ll also appear at the Aumsville Fire Station, 5-7 p.m., ending with the tree lighting ceremony. A prize drawing will be held, and cookies, punch, coffee, hot cider and cocoa will be served. Santa comes to Mill City Dec. 10, 6 p.m. for Christmas in the Canyon, held in the Santiam High School Auditorium. Caroling, choral performances, crafts, silent drawing and a visit from the jolly ol’ fellow himself make this an evening for the whole family. Refreshments will be offered by the International Club. A donation of $5 per person or $10 per family will be accepted at the door. The event is sponsored by Santiam Hearts to Arts.


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The elves at Silver Falls State Park are getting ready for the Christmas Festival in the South Falls Historic District. The one-day event is Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “This is the 39th year for this event, and it has grown every year,” said Lou Nelson, with Friends of Silver Falls, sponsors of the event. “It started out with just families from the Santiam Canyon and Silverton area to now we have families from Portland to Eugene.” Nelson said rangers, hosts and volunteers transform the Historic District into a Christmas wonderland. “Local musicians and choral groups are all coming on Saturday, so everyone will be able to hear their favorites,” she added. “Everything else is the same, from making wreaths to making gingerbread houses. Everyone should have a wonderful time!” Visitors can enjoy cookies and cocoa as they gather in the South Falls Lodge area to hear stories and music. Or they can get in the spirit by creating make-and-take projects such as holiday cards, gingerbread houses, ornaments, wreaths and more. The Salem Audubon Society will supply parts, tools and expertise to build a bird nest box. A

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“Even though there are aches and pains of pregnancy, the outcome is almost always worth the effort,” Brewer said. “When there is a rare adverse clinical outcome, it is a deep reminder that life is a gift not to be taken for granted. Even helping women with low-risk options for dealing with heavy or irregular periods is satisfying.”

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Although she is a generalist in obstetrics and gynecology, Brewer said she tends to personally gravitate towards pre-pregnancy and pregnancy care, postpartum care and breastfeeding support. “During the first OB/GYN rotation I discovered my love for a specialty that was part office, part surgery, and could involve so much teaching. It clicked, and I have never regretted my career path,” she said. Part of the beauty of OB/GYN is that her job is mostly happy.

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“Each retailer will have their own store front unlike other business models being offered in Salem,” Mesa said. Participating retailers at The Grove hope the new boutique will increase consumer traffic downtown, making Stayton Old Town a destination. “Revitalizing the whole community,” offered Tammi Burns, owner of Break the Chain Apparel. A Holiday Open House is set for Dec. 3 in conjunction with Stayton’s annual Christmas movie and downtown activities. “Many other events to be announced,” Mesa said.

“It has been a blessing to combine our talents and create a fun space that we enjoy working in and people enjoy shopping at,” she added. “We feel like we are spearheading the revitalization of downtown, and hope the community will get behind the vision.” Mesa said Friends of Old Town Stayton and the businesses who have stayed through the years are working to breathe life into downtown. “It is exciting to feel the energy building and know what the future is holding,” she said. For information, contact Mesa at teri@

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Regis dominates Class 2A title game The Regis High School football claimed a state football title in emphatic fashion Saturday, taking a 54-14 win against Stanfield at Hermiston High.

2-yard and 12-yard scoring runs in the second period. The Tigers cuts the margin to 27-7 at halftime on a 36-yard run by Dylan Grogan with 12 seconds left.

The top-ranked Rams (11-2) won their eighth state football title and their first since 1987 with the win in the Class 2A matchup. The victory was Regis’ ninth in a row after a 2-2 start, which included a 20-14 loss at Stanfield on Sept. 23. The Tigers, ranked No. 2, also finished 11-2.

It was Bryce Piete-to-Gustin three more times in the third period. The 30, 10- and 40-yard TD collaborations gave Regis a 47-7 lead heading to the final period.

Regis used a combination of a brutally efficient passing game with opportunistic defense to take control. Quarterback Bryce Piete threw five touchdowns passes, all to Eric Gustin, and the Rams’ defense, which allowed six points per contest during that nine-game winning streak, forced five Stanfield turnovers. Brandon Piete added two touchdown runs for Regis, which only punted once and won the total offense battled 343 yards to 223. Gustin caught 12-yard and 28-yard TD passes from Bryce Piete in the first quarter. The lead went to 27-0 on Brandon Piete’s

Brendon Woodcock caught a 34-yard pass from Adam Wiltsey for a 54-7 lead before Grogan closed the scoring on a 21-yard TD run for Stanfield with 3:09 left. Bryce Piete hit 8 of 15 passes for 139 yards. He did not throw an interception and his offensive line did not allow him to be sacked. Gustin caught seven passes for 136 yards. Brandon Piete rushed for 117 yards on 19 carries. Adair Pelayo added six PAT kicks. Gustin topped the tackle chart for the Rams with eight. Brandon Piete added six, with Tanner Williams, Ryan Boyd and Brycen Schumacher collecting five apiece. Schumacher had two of Regis’ four sacks of Grogan, the Tigers’ quarterback, and


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Historic season for Stayton runners The Stayton High boys cross country team took fifth place Nov. 5 in the OSAA Class 4A boys cross country championships at Lane Community College. The Eagles, who won their first district title Oct. 29 at the Oregon West Conference championships, were led by Casey Pugh, who finished 10th overall in 16:53. Also scoring were Matthew Frazeur (26th, 17:22), Troy Saari (35th, 17:31), Brody Johnson (60th, 18:20) and Ben Kirby (69th, 18:26). Also participating for Stayton were Dylan Cudd (78th, 18:34) and Isaac Nieto (86th, 18:46). Pugh, Frazeur and Saari finished second, third and fifth to lead the charge at district. “I was very excited for the boys,” Eagles coach Erin Holm told Our Town. “They knew that Stayton had never won a district title and put in a lot of time and focus on achieving it. I felt during our summer training that we had a group that should make it to state but wasn’t sure to what level we would be able to compete. Our district is very competitive so there really were about four teams that I thought would be in the hunt at the end of the season.” Of the state meet Holm said “overall the boys ran really solid considering the wet and muddy conditions. I was very happy at how hard they competed that day.” Pugh made a huge jump from 46th last year when he ran as an individual. The future also looks bright given that all of the Stayton runners are coming back next year. “They all know what it will take next season where I think they will be in the hunt for the state title,” Holm said. In addition to the boys’ performance freshman Jessica Mitchell also qualified for state as an individual and finished 35th in 21:30. Mitchell was fifth at districts. Football: Cascade, the defending Class 4A champions, made another strong run in the playoffs, advancing to the semifinals despite a No. 15 seed. The Cougars shared the Oregon West title with Stayton and North Marion, but caught fire once the playoffs began, traveling to Klamath Falls to pound No. 2 Mazama 40-21 and to Roseburg to smack South Umpqua 34-21. The run ended with a 48-20 loss to undefeated Cottage Grove in the semifinals. “Our boys love to play on the road,” firstyear coach Brandon Bennett told Our

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The Stayton High boys cross country team won the Oregon West Conference district title and took fifth at the Class 4A state meet. In a photo at state are, from left, Troy Saari, Casey Pugh, Brody Johnson, Dylan Cudd, Ben Kirby, Matthew Frazeur and Isaac Nieto.

second years under new management. Andy Campbell led Stayton to a co-title in the Oregon West, the first football league title for the Eagles since 2009. Stayton lost in the play-in round to Baker, finishing 4-4.

Town. “They also enjoy the underdog role. It gets them pumped to know everyone is betting against them. The Mazama game was our first game all year that we were healthy. Plus with a bye week we were able to make some changes up front and get on track. The South Umpqua game was more of the same. The boys came out on fire.” Cottage Grove led 389-370 in the total offense yardage battle in the semifinals; the Cougars hurt the cause with five turnovers. “In big games it comes down to who makes the fewest mistakes,” Bennett said. “They are a good football team and capitalized on most of the mistakes we made.” The Cougars placed six players on the allOregon West team, led by linebacker Cota Wakem, the co-defensive player of the year, and Dominic Federico, the lineman of the year. Also on the first team were offensive/ defensive lineman Cody Teal, wide receiver Michael Biddington, and defensive backs Kevin Kuenzi and Justin White. Running back Justin Marcott, guard Louie Sanchez and defensive back Brandon Martin made the second team, while quarterback Quinn Legner, tight end J Mix, running back Isaiah Roniger and linebackers Kade Van De Hey and Riley Morris received honorable mention. Stayton and Santiam, meanwhile, both showed continued development in their

Eagles junior Jerry Daniels shared OWC offensive player of the year honors with North Marion’s Hunter Martin and was co-defensive player of the year with Cascade’s Wakem. Also on the first team for the Eagles were tight end Ryan Beresford, linebacker Jacob Jungwirth and defensive back Dean Bodi. On the second team were quarterback Aidan Hill, tackle Sean Taylor, punter/wide receiver Kurtys Hernandez, linebacker Andrew Kuenzi and defensive backs Ryan Burton and Cade Nau. Earning honorable mention were running back Seth Dailey, tackle Andrew Kuenzi and wide receiver Brayden Neuharth. Santiam improved from 4-5 to 7-4 under second-year coach Dustin McGee. The Wolverines won 35-20 at Lost River in the Class 2A playoffs before losing in the quarterfinals to No. 2 Stanfield, 13-0. It marked the first winning season for Santiam since 2009; the first playoff win since 2008. Lineman Randall Klagge was a first-team all-Tri-River Conference pick on offense and defense for the Wolverines. Also on the first team were defensive back Jordan Lanham and linebacker Dustin Keys. Lineman Jackson Klagge was a secondteamer on both sides of the ball, with running back Trevor Tinney and wide receiver Lanham also on the list. Earning honorable mention were quarterback Riley Nicot, running back Kraig Arndt, lineman Keys, defensive back Kole Amaral and Tinney at linebacker.

Soccer: Emma Woods of Cascade shared Oregon West Conference girls player of the year honors with Loren Rogers of Philomath. Woods led the Cougars to a co-title in the Oregon West. Cascade’s lone loss of the season came in a 3-2 defeat against Gladstone in the Class 4A quarterfinals. Woods was joined on the first team by Brooklyn Petterson, Elisa Kanoff and Halee Wright. On the second were Jenica Wiebanga and Diana Colin-Martinez. Nyah Collins, Kelsey Molan and Maliah Russell received honorable mention. Lupita Cruz and Silvia Gomez of Stayton were named to the second team and Valeria Navarro earned honorable mention. The Stayton boys team, which finished second behind eventual state champion Newport in the Oregon West, placed seven players on the all-OWC team. Alex Cramer and Jose Navarro made the first team, David Gomez, Levi Summers, David Ramirez and Javier Hernandez were slotted on the second team and Jacobe Croff received honorable mention. Cascade, meanwhile, place William Pelayo-Uribe on the first team, while Alexander Gutierrez and Rio Solano earned honorable mention. Alumni watch: Former Cascade High and Western Oregon athlete Tyrell Williams continues to shine for the San Diego Chargers. Williams, in his second year in the league, has caught 43 passes for 720 yards and four touchdowns. His average of 16.7 yards per catch is 10th in the league and his yardage total is 16th. He leads the Chargers in receptions and yardage.

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Sports datebook Friday, Dec. 2

Friday, Dec. 9

4 p.m. @ Sweet Home

5:45 @ Cottage Grove boys 7:15 @ Cottage Grove girls

Stayton Swimming Stayton Basketball

Cascade Basketball

5:30 p.m. vs Estacada girls 7 p.m. vs Estacada boys

Cascade Wrestling

Cascade, Stayton Wrestling

Regis Basketball

Perry Burlison Tourney @ Cascade High Repeats Dec. 3

1 p.m. @ Silverton

6 p.m. @ Oakridge girls 7:30 p.m. @ Oakridge boys

Santiam Basketball

Regis Basketball

6:30 p.m. @ Pleasant Hill 8 p.m. @ Pleasant Hill

Santiam Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 10

6 p.m. @ Dayton girls 7:30 p.m. @ Dayton boys 6 p.m. @ Sheridan girls 7:30 @ Sheridan boys

Stayton Wrestling

Saturday, Dec. 3

7 p.m. @ Tillamook

Stayton, Cascade Swimming

4 p.m. @ Stayton Family Memorial Pool

Monday, Dec. 5

Santiam Basketball

6:30 p.m. vs Nestucca girls 8 p.m. vs Nestucca boys

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Stayton Boys Basketball

TBA @ McKay

Stayton Boys Basketball Stayton Girls Basketball 7 p.m. vs Tillamook

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Stayton Wrestling TBA @ Philomath

Stayton Boys Basketball 7 p.m. vs Molalla

Stayton Girls Basketball 7 p.m. @ Molalla

Cascade Basketball

5:30 vs Banks girls 7 p.m. vs Banks boys

Stayton Girls Basketball

Thursday, Dec. 15

Cascade Boys Basketball

4 p.m. @ Sweet Home

Cascade Girls Basketball

North Marion Tourney 6:30 p.m. girls 8 p.m. boys Repeats Dec. 16-17

7 p.m. @ Banks

7 p.m. vs Banks

7 p.m. vs Corbett 7 p.m. @ Corbett

Regis Basketball

6:30 p.m. vs Portland Adventist girls 8 p.m. vs Portland Adventist boys

Santiam Basketball

Stayton Swimming Regis Basketball

Friday, Dec. 16

Stayton Swimming 4 p.m. @ Philomath

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Tuesday, Dec. 20

Cascade Swimming

3 p.m. vs Salem Academy Kroc Center, Salem

Regis Basketball

6:30 p.m. vs Blanchet Catholic girls 8 p.m. vs Blanchet Catholic boys

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Stayton Boys Basketball Capital City Classic Willamette University Repeats Dec. 22 - 23

Cascade Basketball Classic Boys & Girls Repeats Dec. 22

Friday, Dec. 23

Regis Basketball

5:30 p.m. vs Harrisburg girls 7 p.m. vs Harrisburg boys

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Regis Boys & Girls Basketball

Regis Holiday Tourney Repeats Dec. 28

Wednesday, Dec. 28 Stayton Boys & Girls Basketball

Cascade Basketball

5:30 p.m. @ Siuslaw girls 7:30 p.m. @ Siuslaw boys

Thursday, Dec. 8

5:30 p.m. @ Central girls 7 p.m. @ Central boys

Santiam Boys & Girls Basketball

Wednesday, Dec. 7 6 p.m. vs Lebanon, Scio, North Marion

Cascade Basketball

SCTC Classic, Stayton Repeats Dec. 29 - 30

5:30 p.m. vs Central girls 7 p.m. vs Central boys

Cascade Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 19

Stayton Basketball

6:30 p.m. vs Oakridge girls 8 p.m. vs Oakridge boys

Cascade Wrestling TBA @ Lebanon

Saturday, Dec. 17

Stayton Girls Basketball 7 p.m. vs Silverton

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A Grin at the End

History lessons

We need some education and accountability

If you’re under 60 years old, don’t read this column. You won’t understand it. I remember growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. They were not the “good old days,” as some people describe them, but they were different in many positive ways and some not-so-positive ways. What our generation – the baby boomers – learned through it all was, one, to be quick on our feet and, two, to question everything. We questioned politicians, because we discovered they were not very good at telling the truth. Even the ones who appeared to be on the right track spent a lot of time chasing women or recklessly steering us toward war or both. The military-industrial complex – Dwight Eisenhower’s term – was the enemy and so was plastic, which we saw as a symbol for the times. Assassinations, the drive for Civil Rights, the Vietnam War and a general rejection of everything mainstream drove many of us to look for a different way to live. We were sure we could to do better, as

would go out-of-style the next year.

individuals and as a society. Fast forward to 2016. Many politicians are still selfabsorbed, manipulative liars. And they chase around women, men or whoever. Wars? We’ve been in Afghanistan 14 years. And Iraq. And it seems like every time some politician opens his mouth he, or she, is looking for a fight. A question: Haven’t we figured out that war is a last resort, not a first choice? The idea that young men and women continue to be put in harm’s way because politicians can’t do their job seems, well, corrupt, evil and knot-headed. Many companies in the 1960s were selling us a “lifestyle” of plastic junk we didn’t need. But we wanted it, even if it

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Nowadays Apple, Samsung and all the electronic gadget makers do that and we think they’re pretty swell. They stick it to us every chance they get, even selling us phones that catch fire. The mark-up on an iPhone is, what, 100 percent? And we’re supposed to look at Apple as some sort of good guy? They’re sticking it to us worse than any 1960s-vintage company ever thought about. Look at the financials. Last year, Apple had a gross revenues of $215 billion and a gross profit of $84 billion. That’s a 39 percent margin. Auto companies usually get a 5 or 6 percent profit margin, grocery stores even less. Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon are also among the profiteers. And here’s the kicker, those techie companies make money by using or selling our personal information to other companies. I had to laugh when the FBI was trying to break into the iPhone of the terrorist who murdered 14 Americans in San Bernardino, Calif., and the techie companies refused to help because the

“right to privacy” would be violated. What a joke! What they really meant is they wanted to keep that information for themselves, and to heck with the FBI and the rest of us. In the 1960s, we were at least smart enough to figure out that we were getting messed over. And we were smart enough and had the courage to stand up to the politicians and the companies that were doing it to us. Now, what? We get messed over by lying liars who lie to us, and we vote for them anyway. We buy over-priced iPhones, iPads and iCrap by the bushel and get ripped off by Apple et al, and we don’t even say a peep. It’s time to get smart, folks. It’s time to recognize these politicians and companies for what they are – pirates and leeches. I’m not calling for revolution – a favorite term of the sixties. I’m calling for education, and accountability. Both are sorely lacking and it shows.

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