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It’s a great time to be an Eagle! So says Randy Forrette, president of the Stayton High School Booster Club. “Our membership is outstanding,” Forrette said. “We have 87 members and a huge majority of them are very active. I’m proud to work with so many service-minded volunteers.” Over the last five to six years, the Booster Club exploded from nine members to its current number and increased its active booster percentage from 30 to 90 percent, Forrette said. “We increased funds from $35,000 per year to $156,000 last year,” he said. “And we created multiple new income streams. Financially, we get low on funds this time of year, but that’s completely by design. Our booster board believes in spending the money raised for our kids. “Our school still has a lot of immediate needs, and we aren’t here to watch a bank

Saturday, Feb. 9 Dinner 6 p.m.; Oral auction 7 p.m. Oregon State Fairgrounds Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at door Available at staytonevnets.com balance grow,” he added. “So, if a coach requests funds for a worthy cause and we have the money, we support it. We are hoping for strong community support at our upcoming auction to rebuild our coffers.” The 39th Annual Blue and Gold Auction will start with a silent auction, hosted bar, and a performance by the SHS band and choir, held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by an oral auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $40 at the door, available at staytonevents.com. For additional information or to volunteer, e-mail SHSboosterauction@gmail.com. “This is our largest fundraiser of the year,”

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size business, and donates half the Booster partnership proceeds to us every month,” Forrette said. “This has created consistent, sustainable income for SHS athletics. We could not be more appreciative of this partnership.” Fundraising has allowed the Booster Club to carry out projects such as painting the SHS stadium, track building and storage sheds, baseball dugouts and concessions as well as the staff room. Members also updated the trainer room, rebuilt the Booster Shack, furnished uniforms for teams, buy training mats for cheerleaders, update the gym lobby, and more. They also host a semi-annual road cleanup. The club has added SHS’s band and choir to the Eagle teams supported; joined forces with the Senior Party Planning Committee; maintaining $10,000 in annual scholarships; and partnered with the North Santiam School District to work on large projects. Highlights from the past few years Forrette said include the partnership with NSDS to add sports turf to the main field, the

building a new baseball batting facility and upcoming softball hitting facility. The club’s next major improvement project is to resurface two of the school’s tennis courts, which is slated to be completed by next summer, he said. “The people in this area are very generous with both their time and their money,” Forrette said. “They truly care about our kids, schools and athletics. From Andy Gardner, Alan Kirby, Darren Shryock, Debi Brazelton, Mike Miller, our dedicated school board, our talented coaches, and our caring teachers, to the strong community support and booster volunteers willing to work, everything we accomplish is because of the great people in this community. “We are an easy group to fit into,” he said. “We don’t care if you’ve been to every meeting or if it’s your first one. We just keep trying to do the right thing and our membership keeps growing.” For more about the SHS Booster Club, e-mail staytonboosters@gmail.com.

Regis St. Mary holds open house Since the St. Mary Pre-K-8th grade and Regis High School officially began operating as one Pre-K-12 system in July 2017 many changes have taken place. On Jan. 27 Regis St Mary is inviting prospective students and their families to take a look as it hosts a Preview Day and open house for Pre-K-12th grade at 1 p.m. at both Stayton campuses: the Pre-K - 8 at 1966 N. Sixth Ave and high school at 550 W. Regis St. The school welcomes students of all faiths. Major changes to the high school campus academic building include new paint, flooring, lighting and electrical work, new whiteboards, and an updated science lab. The updates were made possible by the A.J. Frank Foundation, Freres

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The Idanha Food Bank got an early Christmas present when granted the funds to add two new 12-foot x 16-foot buildings and a free-standing walk-in refrigerator room. “The new buildings will allow the food to be housed in one place,” said Debby Ruyle, who was instrumental in getting the grants needed to fund the expansion. “Currently, food items are housed in our fellowship hall, and there is not adequate room. Many items are in totes so they can be moved and stacked due to limited space but are then hard to see what is available. The new space will help clients see what’s available, and will not need to be moved when the fellowship hall is needed for other purposes.” According to Ruyle, the local Marion/ Polk Food Share donated $1,000, the Oregon Food Share funded a $9,000 grant, the Larry & Jeanette Epping Family Foundation donated $10,000, the local civic group the Can-Can Club gave $500, Freres Lumber donated plywood, and Frank Lumber Co. donated lumber for framing the buildings. “Scott Lunski, owner of Santiam Ice Company in Idanha, has donated metal-coated Styrofoam panels to build a free-standing walk-in refrigerator,” Ruyle said. “We have been blessed with some private donations as well. “Local residents have been volunteering man-hours to build the structures, including Ron Harris, Terry Bonnett and Keith Munn and others who have helped Steve and Pastor Gregg,” she added. “The new structures would not have been possible without the help and support from those folks.” Idanha Community Church, home to the food bank for the past six years, helps over 70 families per month, approximately 120 people from the Detroit and Idanha communities. Open every Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, the food bank lets families select the food items they need and delivers food boxes to shut-ins. Operating out of the old Green Veneer factory, the food bank was started by

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Bart Swisher with food received from Mehama’s food bank. Steve Kinney helped Swisher with the food bank and made deliveries to families in the area. Two years later, Kinney took over the food bank after Swisher’s health declined. After the Idanha Community Church was gifted to Detroit Community Church in 2015, its fellowship hall became the new home for the food bank, according to food bank records. Both churches are pastored by Gregg Elllison. “Steve travels to the Marion/Polk Food Share in Salem every Thursday with the assistance of Pastor Gregg Ellison and a few volunteers to load the food and transport it to Idanha,” Ruyle said. “The Marion/Polk Food Share donated a box truck to our food bank to use to transport the food. Several people from our community show up on Thursdays to help unload the truck with a big thank you of a hot meal prepared by Pastor Gregg’s wife, Reta Ellison.” As well as food, the food bank hands out hygiene, household and other items when in supply. Ruyle said as needs arise in the community, the food bank tries to help meet them. “We have helped secure clothing, coats, shoes and hygiene items for those in need,” she said. “Occasionally, there are children’s toys and coats for children in need. There is nothing better than helping provide children with things most people take for granted. We were able to hand out blankets last winter and plan on doing that again this winter.” During the holidays, families receive their own turkey and all the trimmings for a special holiday meal, she said. “The food bank has been a huge success helping our local families,” Ruyle said. “It gives us great joy to see families shopping and to help meet their needs.” Ruyle said Idanha Food Bank also serves folks living in the woods around Idanha as well. “No one is turned away,” she said. Ruyle credited seven volunteers

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Senior Meals, noon. First Presbyterian Church, 236 Broadway, Mill City. Lunch for those 60 and older. Suggested donation of $3.50. Volunteers are needed. Repeats Thursdays. 503-897-2204 AA Meeting, 7 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 198 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Mt. View Wesleyan Church, 111 Main St., Aumsville.

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AA Meeting, 6 p.m. Women only, Riverview Community Bank, 112 Main St., Aumsville. AA Meeting, 7 p.m., Gates Community Church of Christ, 40070 Gates School Road. AA Meeting, 7 p.m., Idanha City Hall, 111 Hwy 22.

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AA Meeting, 10 a.m., New Life Church, 1090 N First Ave., Stayton. Saturday Open House, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Canyon Art Center, 280 NE Santiam Hwy., Mill City. Open arts and crafts session. Local artists may be on hand to demonstrate their trade. Impromptu music sessions. Free; donations welcome. 503-897-6397

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Needlecraft Group 5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Bring knitting, crochet, needlepoint, quilting for evening of chatting, crafting. Free; no registration necessary. Adults. 503-769-3313

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

Friday, Jan. 4 Food Face-Off 4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Taste test different Oreos. Grades 6 - 12. Free.

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AA Meeting, 6 p.m. Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. 503-399-0599

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

Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan. 2

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Sunday, Jan. 6 7:30 - 10 a.m., St. Mary Parish Hall, 9168 Silver Falls Hwy., Shaw. Cost: $7 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 503-362-6159

Red Hat Strutters Noon, Mountain Edge Cafe, 320 Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Order off menu. New members, guests welcome. RSVP: Ruth Case, 503-900-0025.

Monday, Jan. 7 Daughters of American Revolution 10 a.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Business meeting followed by guest speaker Karla Krieg who shares tips for training canines. Open to public. Refreshments served.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 8 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

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

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

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

Cascade School Board 7 p.m., Cascade District Office, 10226 SE Marion Road, Turner. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-749-8010

VFW Meeting 7 p.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5638. All eligible veterans eligible to join. Repeats Jan. 22. Hank Porter, 503-769-5792

Wednesday, Jan. 9 Red Cross Blood Drive 1 - 6 p.m., Marian Estates, 590 SE Conifer Circle, Sublimity. Walk-ins welcome. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org for appointment.

Caregiver Connection 1 - 2:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Free educational support group for unpaid family caregivers caring for a loved one 60 years of age or older, or caring for a person living with dementia. This month’s topic is the importance of caregiver selfcare. Julie, 503-304-3432

Marian Estates Auxiliary Bingo 2 – 4 p.m., Maurice’s Bistro, 390 SE Church St., Sublimity. $5 per packet. Open to public. 503-769-3499

Circle of Security Parenting 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Mehama Community Church, 11336 SE Morris St. Free eightweek course giving individuals, families knowledge, strategies, skills to help with parenting. Dinner, childcare provided. Register: 503-769-1120.

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

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Thursday, Jan. 10 N. Santiam Service Integration Team 9 a.m., Santiam Center, 11656 SE Sublimity Road #200, Sublimity. Team is collaborative effort between social service, civic, nonprofit, churches seeking to provide resources for individuals, families in our communities. Melissa, 503769-9319, mbaurer@santiamhospital.org

Mom to Mom 9:30 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 SE Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Meet local mom of young children. Children play while mom meet. Repeats Jan. 24. Free. 503-769-2731

DIY Craftshop 5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Make glittery bottles. Age 12 - adult. Free. Register at library or by calling 503-769-3313.

RDS Board Meeting 6 p.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Revitalize Downtown Stayton board meeting. Open to public. 503-957-0096

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

Saturday, Jan. 12 Second Saturday Maker’s Market 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Macleay Grange, 8312 Macleay Road, Salem. Indoor farmers market, baked goods, handmade crafts from local suppliers. Free admission. 503-873-3593

Canyon Senior Center Bingo 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Canyon Senior Center, 844 SW First Ave., Mill City. Play bingo for donated prizes. To donate a prize, contact Mike Long, mikelong@ybgolf.com. Repeats Jan. 26. 502-897-4176

Monday, Jan. 14 Sublimity City Council 7 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-5475

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

Lyons Fire District Board 7 p.m., Lyons Fire Station, 1114 Main St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-859-2410

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

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

Tuesday, Jan. 15 Cascade Service Integration Team 9 a.m., Turner Christian Church, 7871 SE Marion Road, Turner. Collaborative effort between local social service, civic, nonprofit, churches seeking to provide resources for individuals, families in local communities. Melissa, 503-769-9319, mbaurer@santiamhospital.org

Rubber Ducky Day 10:15 a.m., Stayton Public Library. Children celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day by making ducks new clothes. Free. Supplies provided. Repeats at 4 p.m. 503-769-3313

Stayton Lions Club Noon, Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Glenn, 503-769-9010, nsantiamfs@wvi.com

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

Wednesday, Jan. 16 SHS Booster Club

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Trexler Farm, 20146 SE Ferry Road, Stayton. Ride the bus to Spirit Mountain Casino. Breakfast, $10, before boarding at 9 a.m. 503-859-4488

Free Books At Last 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a free book for every child who visits the library. 503-769-3313

Friends of the Library 11 a.m, Stayton Public Library. Open to public. 503-769-3313

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

Red Cross Blood Drive 1 - 6 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Walk-ins welcome. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org for appointment.

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

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10:15 a.m., Stayton Public Library. Penguin games for children, including penguin bowling. Free. Repeats at 4 p.m. 503-769-3313

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Young Professionals Meet-Up 8:30 a.m., Moxieberry, 429 N Third Ave., Stayton. Young Professionals is open to business people under 40. Sponsored by GROW-EDC. 503-871-5188

North Santiam School District Board 6 p.m., District Office, Stayton Intermediate/Middle School, 1021 Shaff Road. Board meeting for NSSD. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-6924

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

Saturday, Jan. 19 Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising 7 p.m., Trexler Farm, 20146 SE Ferry Road, Stayton. Bluegrass concert. Tickets $20 in advance at staytonevents.com. $25 at door if available.

Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Santiam Canyon Integration Team 10:30 a.m., Gates Fire Hall, 101 E Sorbin Ave. Collaborative effort between local social service, civic, nonprofit, churches seeking to provide resources for individuals, families. Melissa, 503-7699319, mbaurer@santiamhospital.org

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. 503-859-2167

Wednesday, Jan. 23 Oregon Trail Live 4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Life-size version of Oregon Trail computer game. Can you survive the Oregon Trail? Grades 6 - 12. Free. 503-769-3313

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Saturday, Jan. 26 Brews, Bites & Books 7 - 9 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Craft beer samping from Three Creeks Brewery. Bites from local restaurants. Stayton Reads Books promotion. $20 per person. Benefits Stayton Public Library Foundation. 503-769-3313

Monday, Jan. 28 Marion Estates Auxiliary 2 p.m., Sloper Cafe, 590 SE Conifer Circle, Sublimity. 503-769-8900

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

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

Tuesday, Jan. 29 Spy School 10:15 a.m., Stayton Public Library. Children play fun secret agent games. Disguises optional. Free. Repeats at 4 p.m. 503-769-3313

Wednesday, Jan. 30 Book Discussion for Adults 5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez. Open to public. No registration necessary. Free. 503-769-3313

Thursday, Jan. 31 Author Visit 7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. R. Gregory Nokes, author of The Troubled LIfe of Peter Burnett: Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California, speaks. Reception follows. Free. All ages. 503-769-3313

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Thinking into The Box By Mary Owen Looking for affordable office space with all the amenities? The Box, a new co-working office space on the top level of the historic Beauchamp building at Third Avenue and High Street in downtown Stayton, is now open for leasing. “This was a place intended for people to gather, be creative and enjoy working,” said Juli Bochsler, Stayton resident, general contractor and owner of The Box, LLC. “I love old buildings, but the Beauchamp had a special feel about it the moment I walked in.” Having worked out of her home for many years, Bochsler said she needed a space with a professional business address that would allow her to run credit reports, bid on jobs and other business tasks. “I also wanted a place where I could be around people, have a meeting space other than in a coffee shop, and be able to leave work and go home!” she added.

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Business space offers small business owners affordable base of operations Bochsler said. “This offers all of the items above, plus a sit or stand desk, a locking file cabinet and extra conference room credits. You are still in the big room, where networking happens every day, but this is your desk with your business name attached. These desks are positioned right beside the windows, looking over downtown Stayton.”

atmosphere without breaking the bank.” “There are no other expenses,” Bochsler said. “Utilities, garbage, weekly cleaning and super-fast Wi-Fi are included.”

Box member. “Someone even comes to clean on a weekly basis, and garbage and recycling is taken care of.”

The Box has a high quality printer/FAX/ scanner, an office kitchen, gathering places for groups including a 12x16-foot conference room, or members can use their conference room credits and meet in a “beautiful room with a large television/ monitor,” Bochsler said.

The Hot Seat option for $149 allows members to sit anywhere that isn’t occupied: at one of the desks, at the meeting table, or on one of the original PDX Airport couches. An on-the-go professional can bring his or her laptop to work autonomously and can also meet and network with other members.

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“If you like to leave your stuff on-site, a Dedicated Desk is just $250 a month,”

Complete with locked doors and fully furnished, the Dedicated Office(s) are sold out at the moment, but Bochsler said current members are always first on the waiting list. When available, dedicated space leases for $400 a month, or $500 for two members, and requires a one-year lease and security deposit. “There are so many benefits for sharing an office – sharing the costs of a brickand-mortar place while only having to pay one bill, networking with other local professionals, having a business address and professional meeting place, having a downtown window view, and being able to sit on a couch, in a comfortable egg chair

or at a desk,” Bochsler said. Co-working or shared office space is new to small towns, but is very popular in Portland, Salem and Eugene, Bochsler said. Currently three people are using office space, but Bochsler said, “We have really just opened up and there is room for plenty more!” She said she receives inquiries a couple of time a week. “This is my first commercial building, so I am still figuring out marketing,” she added. “As we start having seminars, events and get our social media/website going, people will join.” To inquire about membership, book the conference room, or for more information, call or text Juli at 503-509-6499, drop an e-mail to hello@theboxllc.org, or visit www.theboxllc.org. “I would love to give you a tour!” Bochsler said.

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Time to reflect By Mary Owen It’s a new year and another chance to grow your business.

GROW lays out tips for new year for entrepreneurs Going full speed ahead when personal reserves are already low will lead to burnout and disappointment after a few pAt eNtS weeks, sheisaid.

AlwAyS AcceptiNg New “I was reminded years A N da few Al l ago t that y pJanuary e S isonamed F i N S u“You r Acan’t N sustain c e Sa business if you have nothing in the after the god, Janus, which is represented by a face looking in two directions,” said Allison McKenzie, executive director/entrepreneurial coach of GROW-EDC. “January is a great time to reflect about what worked well last year – and what didn’t – and use that information to plan for the year ahead.”

bank to give,” McKenzie said. “It’s healthy for you and your business to take care of yourself, and give yourself some breathing room at the beginning of the new year.” Second, don’t go it alone.

“Focus on what you do well and get help to fill in the McKenzie’s advice for a fresh start is to take care of gaps on activities that are not in your wheelhouse or that yourselfLance first. Large, hateWdoing,” Kelly Hanh Ramirez, Maria Fife, you justCarl Leder, she said. “Focus your energy on amplifying your PA-C strengths rather than shoring up your PA-C “Two-thirdsMD of GROW clients are women, perhaps FNP-BC weaknesses. If you don’t balance your personal checking because we have a high percentage of chronically account, why would you run your own money for your underemployed women in our area who feel motivated company? If you are shy and don’t enjoy talking with to start their own businesses to augment their current people, find someone who can help you with sales and income,” she said. “Women entrepreneurs tend to put marketing. GROW can help you find these folks.” themselves at the end of the nurturing train often Illness Treatment of and Chronic start the year a little worn out by everything they had to No one likes every aspect of their business equally and accomplish over the holidays.” entrepreneurs get bogged down in trying to do everything, such as Diabetes/Hypertension she said. McKenzie suggests Preventative taking time to think about•what you Medicine Care Sports want to do in the year ahead without “charging out of “Something doesn’t get done, gets short shrift, or takes Pediatrics • Geriatrics • Womens’ Health Care the gate. If you’re already starting the year with an energy longer than it should with less effectiveness,” McKenzie deficit, give yourself a little time to get grounded and to said. “Your life will be easier and your business more FirstLine Weightwhen Loss) think before you plan.”Therapy™ (Physician Assistedproductive you reach out to people who can help

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“In fact, most of us focus on what didn’t go well or that 2 percent of a project that could be a bit better. By celebrating your achievements step-by-step along the way, you are not only giving yourself credit for work in progress, you are building emotional momentum for the work ahead.” Getting a quick read on where your business is right now takes less than 15 minutes, she said.

your next business project.” She also suggests replacing “should” with “could” when a task feels overwhelming. “Could takes the heaviness and what can even feel like punishment out of the equation and empowers you to make a choice,” she explained. “Just changing your language can help you move forward with less stress.” Finally, measure your success by your standards, not someone else’s.

• Rate your product or service. • Rate your sales and marketing function. • Rate your financial management, including legal. “Rate yourself on a scale of 0-100 percent in each category to tell where you are strong and where you might be coming up short,” she suggested. “Ask yourself: what would it take to get to 100 percent in each of these areas this year? What do you want to focus on? What needs attention that can be delegated to someone else? If you feel stuck and aren’t sure what to do next, focus on what you could do right now that would have the highest impact.” Movement creates more movement, McKenzie said. “Find one small thing you can do right now that takes only a few minutes and do that first,” she added. “You’ll notice an immediate uplift in how you feel, energizing you for

“You don’t have to be a multi-million dollar business to be successful, nor do you have to spend every waking moment building your business,” she said. “In fact, that’s counterproductive to longevity and profitability. You can set your own pace and create a business life that works for you.” McKenzie said for a business to evolve over time is normal, with priorities changing year to year. The differences, she said, are “a good thing.” According to McKenzie, clients who have followed GROW’s methodology have more balance businesses with easier profits and less stress. “When they hit a pothole they have their management team in place to help them navigate around it or pop

right out,” she said. “Any entrepreneur can have that, and GROW will help you set it up.” GROW offers a free monthly planning class on the first Tuesday of the month that McKenzie called “fun, intuitive and productive.” The next Small Steps, Big Results class is 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Moxiberry Café. GROW’s Young Professionals group will meet Jan. 17, 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The Box at the corner of Third and High. GROW will also provide a yearly planning class Jan. 25 and will team with Chemeketa Community College’s Small Business Development Center Jan. 31 to present “Finding Access to Capital.” For details on these events call McKenzie, 503-871-5188 or email allison@ growsantiam.org. GROW offers free, confidential one-on-one consulting to anyone who wants it in North Santiam River Country (Aumsville/Scio to Marion Forks and Breitenbush). Over the past 10 years, GROW has worked with more than 600 entrepreneurs and organizations representing 17 industries. “We help business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to research, launch, grow, improve, expand, diversify, buy, sell, and tweak their businesses or nonprofit organizations,” McKenzie said. “We welcome everyone, no matter what their idea is, and will help them put ‘legs’ under their concept to build a successful business.”

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Sports & Recreation

Hoops update

Stayton boys head to league ranked No. 2

The Stayton High boys basketball team will take the No. 2 state ranking in Class 4A into Oregon West Conference play.

the Charles Bowles meet in Salem, ran 21:54, a 55-second personal record, at a meet in Lewiston, Idaho, and closed her season with another PR, a 21:34.6 at a competition in Rocklin, California.

The Eagles, who are 7-1, open the league season at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at No. 8 Philomath. Stayton’s lone loss was at No. 1 Banks on Dec. 7. Cascade, meanwhile, drew the bye on opening night and starts league play Jan. 8 at Sisters. The Cougars are 7-2 overall and ranked 20th. Regis is 3-5 in the nonleague campaign and opens Class 2A Central Valley Conference play Jan. 2 at home at 6 p.m. vs. East Linn Christian. Santiam, meanwhile, already has opened Tri-River Conference play. The 7th-ranked Wolverines are 7-2 overall, with the two losses to Tri-River foes Kennedy and Western Christian. Santiam’s girls also are 7-2 overall and have a 2-1 mark in the Tri-River, tied with Gervais for second place behind 4-0 and top-ranked Kennedy. Santiam fell to Kennedy 55-32 on Dec. 13 but gets a second shot at the Trojans on Jan. 22. Stayton’s girls are 5-3 overall and ranked No. 12 in Class 4A. The Eagles play at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 in the second half of the doubleheader at Philomath. Cascade is 4-5 overall and opens league play Jan. 8 at Sisters. Regis is 5-4 and opens Tri-River play Jan. 2 against East Linn Christian. All-state football: Santiam High standouts Dustin Keys, Garrett Wallen, Trevor Tinney and Jesse Sendlinger were honored with places on the Class 2A all-state football team after leading the

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Wolverines to their second consecutive runner-up finish. Keys was named first team on the offensive line and at linebacker while also being named defensive player of the year. Wallen was a first-teamer on both the offensive and defensive lines, while Tinney was first team at running back and second team on the D-line. Sendlinger was named to the first team as a defensive back. Here is a look at how athletes with Stayton-Santiam Canyon ties fared during the fall season in college and the NFL: Jose Gomez, Stayton: The freshman defender for Chemeketa Community College started 15 games for the Storm, who finished 11-4-1 and advanced to the round of 16 in the Northwest Athletic Conference playoffs. Gomez took three shots during the season but did not score. Maliah Russell, Cascade: The Eastern Oregon University freshman cross country runner showed steady improvement in her rookie campaign. She ran 23:01.20 for 5,000 meters at an invitational hosted by EOU, then followed with a 22:49.7 at

Casey Pugh, Stayton: The Lane Community College freshman cross country runner helped lead the Titans to a convincing team victory in the Northwest Athletic Conference championships. Lane took seven of the top 15 places, with Pugh 14th in 27:00.0 for the 8,000 meters. Earlier, Pugh took 33rd in the Oregon Preview meet, running 24:20.1 for 7K, ran 26:27.7 for 8K as Lane won its division of the Bowles meet and turned in a 26:21.50 for 8K to help lift Lane to third place in a meet hosted by Warner Pacific College. Tyrell Williams, Cascade: The former Western Oregon standout wide receiver has caught 39 passes for 630 yards and five touchdowns for the Los Angeles Chargers. Heading into their regularseason finale the Chargers, 11-4, already have clinched a playoff spot. Williams, who has also rushed for 15 yards, caught 45- and 39-yard TD passes from QB Philip Rivers on Oct. 14 in a 38-14 win vs. the Browns and hauled in a 75-yard scoring pass from Rivers the following week in a 20-19 win vs. the Titans. Williams is tied for third on the team in catches, is second in TD receptions and leads the receiving corps with a 16.2 average per catch. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@gmail.com. Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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7:30 p.m. Regis vs Jefferson

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Tuesday, Jan. 15

5:30 p.m. Cascade vs Stayton 7:30 p.m. Regis vs Oakridge

Boys Basketball 5:30 p.m. Cascade vs Newport 6 p.m. Regis vs Lowell

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Girls Basketball 6 p.m. Regis vs Oakridge 7 p.m. Cascade vs Stayton

7 p.m. Cascade vs Newport 7:30 p.m. Regis vs Lowell

Saturday, Jan. 26

Wednesday, Jan. 16

7 p.m. Santiam vs Colton

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Wrestling

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7 p.m. Santiam vs Colton

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Tuesday, Jan. 29

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A Grin at the End

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of one another. I find it to be tiresome, pointless and more than a little dangerous, not in a physical sense – though people are needlessly hurt – but in a spiritual sense. When there is not even an attempt to listen to grievances and understand what a person is saying, there can be no hope of resolving a problem. None.

I was at the convenience store the other day, buying a pint – of 2 percent milk, that is. I buy milk almost every day to have with lunch. When the cashier asked for $1.39 I came up short. I was sure I had the exact change but when I pawed through my pockets I came up 16 cents short. Before I could reach into my wallet to grab out a dollar bill, a man standing behind me reached forward with his own dollar. “Take it out of this,” he said. I turned to say thank you, and he was heading out the door. I never really got a good look at him. Occasionally, we all encounter kindness in the most unexpected times and places. Every time, it catches me off guard. It also reminds me that, as a group, people are kind and generous. That is no secret. We see it every day, at the convenience store and at other random places. We see it on television, with the many acts of kindness helping the folks in Texas cope with the devastating hurricane and flooding. Nothing made those “regular” people leave their homes to help, pressing their bass boats, kayaks and canoes into service to rescue whole families from the crisis.

Except they did. They reached out and helped. They did it not as Republicans or Democrats, or even as Americans, or as whites or blacks. They did it as people. I believe kindness is in our DNA. You see it with a mother or father and their newborn baby. You see it in church and schools. And if you let it happen, you will see it just about everywhere. These are harsh times. Some people can’t open their mouths without F-bombs flying out. Politicians spend all of their time running down other politicians when they ought to be working together trying to solve the problems we all face. People protest against “fascists” with – more fascism. Communication – talking and listening – and understanding have been replaced by yelling over the top

To me, the interesting thing is that some people may just need to talk through their feelings. That may sound like psycho-babble, but if people are not listened to and feel powerless, that’s when they spin out of control. And that gets in the way of actually making sense of the human condition. It’s not really about politics – thank goodness for that – and it’s not about money. It’s abut sharing the experience of getting along, not as cookiecutter copies of one another that agree on everything, but as a collection of jewels, each different, each valuable. Each with its own gifts. That’s when we will all be able to get along. That’s when the humanity in our hearts will outshine our shortcomings. As least that’s my 16 cents worth. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Stayton.

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