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Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon discussed

By Mary Owen If you have questions, there are places to go to get answers and share in the conversations about what is taking place your community, state and country. The first stop in your information gathering journey could be a facilitated discussion called, Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at the Stayton Public Library. While census data shows Oregon’s population becoming more racially diverse, the perception persists the state is one of the whitest states in the nation. The discussion will explore what systems are in place to prevent the racial integration and equity many Oregonians strive for, and actions that allow people to embrace the opportunity presented by a more diverse Oregon. The discussion, led by Willamette University Professor Emily Drew, is the first in a series hosted by the Oregon Humanities’ Statewide Conversation Project and the first in a series of four conversations sponsored by the Stayton United Methodist Church. “We realized this election brought out some deep division in this country, and that we need to have conversations, not just among ourselves, but in our community,” said the Rev. Janine DeLaunay. “Our hope is to get people to

see beyond the divisive rhetoric we see so much of, and instead have real dialogue about important issues.”

Propaganda so we wouldn’t be duped so easily in the future,” she said.

DeLaunay said the discussion series is open to anyone who has an interest. “From everything I read in the newspaper and hear on the radio, there are lots of conversations that are beginning,” she said.

Faith, DeLaunay said, is not just private and personal, but should influence the public sphere.

Stayton United Methodist is also hosting an adult class, Dynamic Discussions, Sundays at 9 a.m. that explores meaningful topics such as United Methodist’s social principles, political correctness, and working class frustrations. “Last Sunday’s topic was ‘Fake News,’ a buzzword making the rounds this past election season,” DeLaunay said. “Fake news is a close relative of propaganda and another name for an outright lie. We read a New York Times article interviewing the 23-year-old graduate who bought the defunct website,, and posted a fabricated story about ballot fraud. He was less interested in influencing the election and more about driving people to his website where he received advertising dollars for each ‘view.’ He made a quick $5,000, but the story went viral, played well into the political narrative of the day, was investigated and the advertising pulled. “We also talked about how to Spot Lies, Fake News and

“The purpose is not to win an argument, but to hear many points of view and explore the ideas within a Christian framework,” she added. “If someone has a strong point of view on a topic, there is probably a good reason. You can’t figure that out if it’s your goal to convince them that you’re right and they’re wrong.” Future conversations with the Oregon Humanities Project include In Science We Trust: The Role of Science in a Democracy on March 22 and Too Busy to Rest: Boundaries and Balance in a Nonstop World on Wednesday, April 26. “This is our attempt to really engage people,” DeLaunay said. “We hope these conversations happen at other places and that we aren’t afraid to talk to each other. Listening is the real key here. Seek first to understand, not to be understood.” Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. Visit www. to learn more. For information on about this free community discussion, call the Stayton United Methodist Church at 503-769-5700.

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Stayton Public Library assistant Stephanie Rubel said February is Love Your Library month.

Donations toward acquistion of the new reader board will be matched in February by the Stayton Friends of the Library.

And what better way than to show your love and appreciation for the library as well as the community than to make a donation to the Stayton Friends of the Library to help purchase a reader board.

Many more community organizations will be able to advertise the events that benefit all citizens of the North Santiam Canyon area, addording to supporters of the project. Community-wide events such as Santiam SummerFest, free Movies in the Park, various fundraisers for local schools and the downtown Halloween Walk can be promoted more easily with the new sign.

All donations are tax-deductible. They can be mailed to Stayton Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 754, Stayton, OR 97383.

The Stayton Library needs to raise $17,821for the reader board, which covers the materials, manufacturing and installation of the sign. To date, the Friends of the Library has raised $4,954, and pledges to match any donations in February up to $6,000.

For more information on the project, contact Stayton Friends of the Library at, call the Stayton Public Library at 503-769-3313 or e-mail Library Assistant Stephanie Rubel at

“If we were to get another $6,000 from the community, we would have the fundraising for the entire sign nearly complete,” Rubel said.

The library’s current sign only allows for one message

For example, local nonprofits and community organizations could post notices about their fundraisers or events. The board can be used to share community news, too.

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Once funds are raised, Rubel said the library plans to retrofit the existing manual reader sign with a new double-sided amber letter electronic message board.

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When the project started, Rubel said the new sign already had the support of the Stayton Friends of the Pool, Stayton Elementary and Intermediate ParentTeacher Club, SFOL, the city of Stayton, and the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce.

from an organization every two weeks, but the new sign will allow a message every five to 10 seconds. Rubel said the electronic reader board will benefit the entire Stayton community.

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Three local nonprofits received a helping hand from the Pacific Power Foundation last month.

The Santiam Heritage Foundation received a $3,500 grant and the Santiam Historical Society, a $500 grant.

“At Pacific Power, we’re proud to be a part of the communities we serve and we’re committed to keeping them vibrant, strong and safe places to live and work,” Alan Meyer, regional business manager for the Stayton company, said.

Santiam Historical Society President Diana Maul said the Santiam Historical Society is excited and thankful to the Pacific Power Foundation.

The Pacific Power Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Pacific Power, Meyer explained. “Our mission, through our charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of our communities,” Meyer said. “In 2015, the Pacific Power Foundation awarded $1 million to local nonprofit organizations.” The Foundation awarded $2,500 to Santiam Hearts to Arts, based in Mill City, “mainly to support their chorus,”

Maul said the $500 grant will be used to digitize early copies of local newspapers and to share the copies with the public on the Historic Oregon Newspaper website, http://oregonnews. “This site preserves material from the early print copies of local newspapers,” Maul said. Currently, Maul said the website provides issues through 1922. Local area newspapers that need to be digitized include issues from The Stayton Mail, The Stayton Times, The Stayton Standard and The Stayton Sun,

Santiam Historical Society members receive a check from Pacific Power Foundation. Left to right are Terri Adams, Santiam Historical Society Secretary, Charlotte Braden, Santiam Historical Society Board of Trustees, Diana Maul, Santiam Historical Society President, Alan Meyer, Pacific Power.

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delighted to be chosen by Pacific Power to receive these grant funds.

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Cardwell said the grant funds were applied for and will be used to fund arts and music instruction, support of the Community Arts Center and KYAC community radio.

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“Through Community 101, a schoolbased club which is a program of The Oregon Community Foundation, students have been given the opportunity to award $5,000 worth of funds in the form of grants to local nonprofit organizations in the area,” Kelly Fields, business teacher and Future Business Leaders of America advisor at SHS, said.

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“It’s so exciting to have a partner such as Pacific Power Foundation to provide the Santiam community with opportunities to learn about music and art, and supporting SH2A’s mission,” President Tom Peters said. He added the SH2A thanks the Pacific Power Foundation for “their generous contribution to further our mission: To preserve, present and promote the fine and performing arts in the Santiam Canyon.” Based in Portland, Oregon, Pacific Power provides electric service to 740,000 customers in Oregon, Washington and California.

“Several organizations in the Santiam Canyon have benefited from the grant in the past,” she said. “Community 101 members hope to continue to make a

year’s grant money.” The students in Community 101 to use as a guide to decide what nonprofits to award money. Last year, the club members awarded grants to nonprofits addressing stress and drug abuse in the community. Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for this grant money or by calling 503-769-2171, ext. 6110. “We will be accepting applications until Feb. 17, and will award grants in May,” Fields said.

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Senior advocates By Mary Owen NorthWest Senior and Disability Services advisory councils will present the first Lee Hazelwood Advocacy Award to two Salem residents this month: Charles Richards and Ruth McEwen. The award will be presented to Richards by Rep. David Gomberg (D-Dist. 10) and McEwen by Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) at a ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol Rotunda. “We are honored to present The Lee Hazelwood Advocacy Award in remembrance of Lee’s lifelong legacy to the programs and mission of NorthWest Senior and Disability Services,” Zaira Flores-Delgado, council and volunteer coordinator for NWSDS, said. The award commemorates community members, who, like Lee Hazelwood in his time, devote their time and effort advocating for seniors and people with disabilities.

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For more than 30 years, Hazelwood devoted time at the Oregon Capitol as an unpaid lobbyist for seniors and people with disabilities. The longtime Stayton resident passed away in December, 2015. Hazelwood started advocating for the establishment of Oregon Project Independence and fought for its funding. He served numerous terms on the NWSDS Senior Advisory Council as well as on the Governor’s Commission on Aging, the Stayton City Council, and the Silver Haired Congress in Washington D.C. “Lee left a permanent footmark on the lives of many people,” Flores-Delgado said. “He advocated for OPI day in and day out and became known as the ‘OPI guy’ by government officials and his community. His unstoppable advocating efforts were critical in raising awareness and funding for OPI and many other programs.” Flores-Delgado said Richards and McEwen both emulate Hazelwood’s

“inspiring devotion.”

The highlight of his advocacy work is people, Richards said. “I’ve never taken a dime for any of this work because I love the people and I love the job,” he said.

“Charles was chosen to be this year’s recipient because of his commitment to always be present in the capitol in representation of seniors,” Flores-Delgado McEwen was chosen for the award said. “He has been a leader amongst because of her 36-plus years of advocacy our agency’s advisory council and is a for seniors and people with disabilities. leader in the capitol advocating for senior She has served on the NWSDS Advisory AlwAyS AcceptiNg New pAtieNtS programs.” Council, served on the Governor’s

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village, with the booths of artisans and craftspeople offering baked goods, chocolates and other delicacies. Entertainment is provided by the ZMusikmakers, the Oregon Polka Beats, Bavarian Echoes and Doppelboch. There also is dancing by local dancing troupes. Friday, Feb. 24 is Senior Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guests 65 years old and over with some limited, but special, give-a-ways. On Saturday, Feb. 25, RaceNorthwest sponsors the Wurst 5 and 10k Run & Walk, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Register at  Adult admission is $5 or $10 with a specialty stein or glass, limited availability. For information ib the Wurstfest, call 503-351-9292 or visit http://www.

School merger official It’s official. St. Mary School and Regis High School will merge into one preschool-12 school system. Effective July 1, the new name is Regis-St. Mary. Rick Schindler is the principal of both schools. St. Mary opened its doors in 1929 and Regis in 1963. The school’s will now have one board and will be a diocesan school of the Archdiocese of Portland. Both campuses will remain, with St. Mary continuing to serve students in preschool through eighth grade and the Regis campus serving ninth to 12-graders.

Grants offered to aid area youth Freres Lumber Co. is taking applications for grants to youth organizations and others wishing to support youth programs in the Santiam Canyon. Download a funding assistance grant application at ybgolf. com. Applications are also available on the site for scholarships for seniors graduating from Regis, Santiam and Stayton high schools and graduating seniors from Oregon Online School who live in the Santiam Canyon. Application deadlines are March 17.

Medical career scholarship applications due April 7 If you know a high school students who plan to pursue a career in the medical field, encourage them to apply for the Santiam Hospital Auxiliary scholarship. Santiam Hospital Auxiliary is taking applications for its 2017 scholarship program. Eligible students must live in the Santiam Hospital service area

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Educating for the future By Mary Owen For continuing to be a cornerstone of the community, the North Santiam School District receives the 2016 Large Business excellence award from the Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. The award is presented to a business with more than 15 employees. “We strongly believe that we can improve our high school outcomes and be the greatest assistance to our communities by transforming the way our schools work,” Superintendent Andy Gardner said. “This work will continue; we have more improvements to make.” Nominator Elaina Turpin said the North Santiam School District has and continues to foster relationships with area businesses, non-profits and other schools. “Their focus on educating and supporting the future of the community

“They are truly focused on doing what is necessary to raise the next generation of community leaders.”

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extends past the classroom,” Turpin said. “Their partnership with area businesses such Stayton Wood Windows and NORPAC brings another dimension to the student experience by providing practical skills in a real world environment.” Turpin said the relationship between the North Santiam School District and Regis and St. Mary schools has been one of support and cooperation. “This mutually beneficial relationship continues to support what’s best for the

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students of both schools,” Turpin said. “They are truly focused on doing what is necessary to raise the next generation of community leaders.” The district reaches out to other schools to help ensure all areas have access to education, reaches out to local businesses to teach students trade skills, gives students a handson experience building a house, and encourage students to give back to the community through food drives and required volunteer hours, according to the supporting narrative. “The vast majority of our communities’ young people attend NSSD schools, and our mission is to make our schools the best they can be,” Gardner said. “Our intent is to make great citizens and a great workforce.” About receiving the reward, he added, “We appreciate the recognition, but from our standpoint, we have much remaining to be done. The programs

that have been started need to continue to be improved. So, we appreciate it but know that much work is yet to be done.” Gardner said a great rule in education is that the person who does the work does the learning. “Most community service opportunities that we have our kids do create a great feeling, and a sense of pride,” he said. “We need to continue to emphasize that with our students, through clubs, etc., and provide opportunities for them to experience the feeling.” Gardner thanked the chamber, community, businesses and parents for supporting the district. “We want to stress many of our current programs simply could not be done without the support and help from our local businesses, and we deeply appreciate their generosity.”

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Panezanellie Breadstick Shoppe captures top honors as the 2016 Small Business award winner for this year’s StaytonSublimity Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Award of Excellence.

‘The Cates go above and beyond to make their customers feel valued, treating people like family,” Bielenberg said.

The Cates family has built the Sublimity eatery into “the meeting place for locals and out-of-towners,” making “everyone feel a part of the family,” nominators said. Family run, Panezanellie has kept busy since it opened in 2008, known for its stuffed breadsticks, pizza, homemade soup, specialty salads, sticky buns, scones and more. “We feel very honored,” said Kristen Cates, speaking for the Cates family about the recognition. “We’re excited. Sublimity means a lot to us. We’re very blessed.” Carmélle Bielenberg, interim CEO of SSCOC, said Panezanellie embodies the two-fold idea behind the award of excellence, by providing both an excellent – and delicious – product and superior

Bielenberg said the eatery has garnered a reputation that spreads far and wide, bringing visitors from all over Western Oregon and beyond. “They share with visitors about local points of interest, thereby advancing local tourism in our area,” she said. Marcey’s Place owner Larry Etzel nominated the Cates for the award, sharing they are the “most caring and loving family you could every want to meet,” and their business is a direct reflection of the family. “Of course, they have fabulous food and their tiny eatery provides an unbelievable cozy atmosphere, but what keeps people coming back and coming back with their friends, who come back later with their friends is the genuine warmth, the sincere smiles, and the sense of welcome

The Cates family has worked together to create the warm atmosphere at at Panezanellie.

that greets you every time you enter,” Etzel shared. “When you are at Panezanellie, you are a part of the Cates family.” The Cates share the rewards of their business as active members of St. Boniface Catholic Church and throughout the

community, Etzel said, adding the eatery is where the locals go, a sign that it is one of the best dining experiences in the area.

“We are so blessed to have them in our little village of Sublimity,” he said.

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business owner with a very positive, can-do attitude. He is very committed to the chamber, local business and community demonstrated by his generosity with his time and talents.”

Stayton resident Ryan Hendricks, owner of Finishing Touch Auto Detailing, earns the Rising Star title for 2016 from the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce.

Nominator Ronda Lehman, owner of Lucky Dog Design, thinks Hendricks has a great story.

Hendricks started his business as a part-time mobile detailer, handling a few jobs a week. After a few years, Finishing Touch grew into a two-bay shop with two employees. “The location was great and I got busy almost instantly,” Hendricks said. “Now I have four fulltime employees during the summertime. My business is built around providing the best quality service possible.” Hendricks serves on the chamber board and gives back to his community by donating to school fundraisers. He also participates in the Ford Family Foundation, the Cleaner, Greener Canyon cleanup project, and the North Santiam Young Pros. “I’m very honored to be picked by the community for this award,” he said. “It’s a great feeling being recognized for my hard work so early in my business, I have big plans and being awarded the ‘rising star’

“I admire his hustle to get things done,” Lehman said. “I first met Ryan at a Chamber Greeters. He was doing mobile car detailing, just him and his detailing cart. Now, just a couple of short years later, he has several full-time employees, and is getting ready to open his business in a new larger location.

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reminds me of the progress I’ve made.” Hendricks plans to move to a bigger shop in Stayton to better accommodate his customers, he said. “We’ve outgrown our current shop,” he said. “We plan on finishing our move in early spring.” Nominator Jerry Stevens, advertising director with Our Town, called Hendricks “a very bright and talented

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“He’s inspiring!” she added. “Ryan is such a positive force in the business community. He has a drive that I envy.” Kathy Hendricks credits him with having “outstanding character and leadership for a young man of only 24 years of age.” “I think so often we think that young people are of that ‘entitled generation, and I feel Ryan proves that it’s not generational,” she said. “If you have drive, focus, and work hard, you become a great contributing member to our community.”

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Our agency has been in Sublimity since 1999. We are proud supporters of local schools, non-profits, sports teams, and police/fire departments just to name a few. Serving our customers is our agencies number one priority. The agency specializes in the following insurance products: Auto, Antique Vehicles, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV, Snowmobiles, RV, Homeowners, Renters, Manufactured Homes, Earthquake, Rental and Vacant Homes, Flood, Umbrella, Business, Life. Michael also a Registered Financial Services Representative.

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Owners Cindy and Mike Wagner are long-time area residents. Cindy grew up in the Stayton area and attended local schools. Mike grew up in Canby and moved to this area in 1985. STR supports Youth sports teams, local Schools and charitable organizations. Mike is a long time member of the NSSD School Board and was recently elected to serve on the

Lyons City Council. Cindy is a member of the Lyons Fire department board. Providing service for custom cars, RVs, farm trucks, 4X4s, AWD & 2WD vehicles with our flatbed (car carrier) and wheel lift equipment. Other services include AAA mobile battery service, lock-outs, tire changes, fuel delivery, accident and 4X4 off-road recovery. We are the local AAA provider. Drivers are Wreckmaster certified.

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The 71st Annual Chamber Awards

February 16, 2017 11:30 am - 1 pm Foothills Church

Join Us for THRIVE, our 71st Annual Stayton Sublimity Chamber Awards Luncheon, presented by your local chamber with title sponsor Columbia Bank. We will honor the 2016 Winners. Chamber Award of Excellence for Small Business: PanezaNellie’s Breadstick Shoppe Chamber Award of Excellence for Large Business: North Santiam School District Distinguished Service: Judy Skinner, “Ask Me About Recycling" First Impressions: Moxieberry, Inc (Moxieberry Café & The Grove) Rising Star: Ryan Hendricks, Owner of Finishing Touch Auto

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First Impressions

By Mary Owen

Moxieberry takes the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 First Impressions award. The Stayton eatery and impetus behind The Grove retail mall was credited with matching the historic aesthetic of Third Avenue while enhancing the walkability of downtown. “I enjoyed the ambiance,” said nominator Donna Dugan of her recent trip to the café, which provides customers with a nice outdoor patio beside the waterway. “There is plenty of open space, sunny and bright. Made me feel welcome right off the bat!” Dugan also called the food “great.” “Friendly people, fast service,” she said. “Can’t beat that. It’s a nice addition for the community, a good place to gather and enjoy a good meal.” Moxieberry opened in 2014 to sell flowers, coffee and “encouragement” to local patrons, owner Teri Mesa told Our Town. “Our mission is to spread encouragement through everything we do,” she said in an earlier interview.

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“Moxieberry by our own definition means ‘the fruit of encouragement.” To give back to the community, Mesa partners with many local organizations to provide flowers at cost. “And sometimes no cost to enhance their events,” she said. “Some of our favorites so far are the ‘All Dressed Up’ event where our corsages and wedding bouquets were in the runway fashion show and the annual ‘Father Daughter Ball.’” In addition to the restaurant and bakery, Mesa and her husband, Jon, opened The Grove, home to a collection of boutiques and artisans, including Break the Chain Apparel, Mama Roost Vintage Market, Paul Toews Art Studio, and Friends of the Library. “By offering a wide variety of gift and décor items, we are bringing shopping local again,” Mesa said in an interview about the small retail mall that showcases offerings in “a beautiful, upscale setting at modest prices.”

The staff at Moxieberry welcome customers to the Third Avenue café, where “encouragement” is always on the menu.

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Future First Citizens By Mary Owen Two high school students with an appreciation for their families, schools and communities are eager to continue volunteering after high school when they attend college. For all they have done to help others, Stayton High School senior Kalie Harper and Regis High School senior Aidan Tabor were chosen as the 2016 Future First Citizens by the Stayton Rotary Club.

Kalie Harper, Stayton High School Stayton High School senior Kalie Harper is a dynamo when it comes to student involvement and life in general. “My family is a very active family,” Harper said of her parents, Brian and Angie, and younger brother, Brenden. “I couldn’t be more grateful for the adventures and laughter we have shared.” Harper has been privileged to travel

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throughout the United States and Central America, she adds. “The trips we have taken as a family have influenced me in my career choice and goals,” she said. “I have been able to experience and see many different cultures and ways of life,” Harper said. “Between mission trips to Mexico and going scuba diving in Belize, I have attained a love for traveling and experiencing new things.” Her high school accolades include being this year’s Associate Student Body president, but she lends her talents and energy to her school in many ways, including helping with prom, the homecoming parade, hall decorations, spirit barbecue and canned food drive. “Each of these activities has given me the opportunity to work with the community and my peers to help better our school,” added Harper, a member of the National Honors Society,

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“I have played on three travel teams, and have been giving the opportunity to meet amazing coaches and players from all over the state,” said Harper, who maintains a 4.0 GPA while taking all honors and AP classes. Harper has attended Foothills Church and youth group since 2006, serving on the children’s ministries team and participating in three mission trips to Papalote, Mexico. “I have served with a team to build houses, schools, pick up trash, and build relationships with the community members, and I have also been given the opportunity to go on another mission trip to Peru this summer,” she said. “Stayton High School has been a wonderful opportunity for me,” she said. “In these last four years I have grown in so many ways. The leadership skills I have learned will be ones I take with me forever. I have learned the importance of communication,

delegating, and the role of a servant leader.” Harper said the skills have been lifechanging, impacting the way she views and solves problems. She plans to attend the Grand Canyon University to study business marketing with a minor in psychology. GCU, located in Phoenix, offers many internship and job opportunities, she added. “I would like to pursue a career in marketing and event planning,” Harper said. “My end goal someday is to work for a major nonprofit company planning its outreach events and being in charge of advertising.” Harper is grateful to have been chosen to represent SHS as its Future First. “Receiving this award is such an honor,” she said. “I feel so blessed to have grown up in this community and to have received the love and support from those around me.”

Aidan Tabor, Regis High School Regis High School’s Future First Citizen is Aidan Tabor, the second youngest of five children in the Tabor family. “I have lived in Stayton my whole life,” Tabor said. “I really enjoy spending my time reading, listening to music, and riding my bicycle.” During school, he has many duties as the ASB president, and he works with the administrators and the student council to put on events for the school. After school, Tabor spends his time being involved with the school’s theater program, rehearsing and acting for shows. “I also put a lot of my effort into helping others,” he said. “Whether it’s helping the Friends of the Library with their store or book sales or putting on service projects of my own through my local church, I really enjoy helping others.”


Tabor said Regis helped him see what he wants in life and what is important to his future. “My teachers have taught me not only academically, but also helped guide my classmates and I in our lives,” he said. “They have given valuable information about what’s important in life and what experiences will help benefit us the most.” Tabor plans to attend the University of Oregon in the fall. “And to work on getting more involved with helping those in need and being more diversified and knowledgeable with different cultures,” he said. “Receiving this award means a lot to me because I really have the passion to serve others in my heart, and having that work recognized is a huge impetus for what I can do to help other people in the future.”

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We offer a variety of burgers, hot dogs, and our famous root beer. Shrimp, fish, salads, chicken and soups are also available. Our hand-breaded chicken tenders are a big hit, as well. Our A&W has been here since 1960. We love being active in the community.

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Wiz of the West By Mary Owen There’s no place like home – on the range!

That’s the message Lourdes School wants to convey in its upcoming Missoula Children’s Theatre production, The Wiz of the West. The musical production will be performed at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 3 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Lourdes School gym at 39029 Jordan Road, Scio. All students audition for their part and then will spend Tuesday to Friday practicing with two artists from Missoula Children’s Theatre to produce the hour-long musical, Lourdes spokeswoman Linda Duman said. “To watch the students audition for parts is a performance in itself,” she added. “The older students set a standard that all try to meet.” Duman said the common response students give when asked about the Missoula experience is “awesome!” “It helps you build confidence in yourself,” said Elaina, an eight-grader at the public charter school. Duman called Lourdes unique because of its three blended, non-graded classrooms: grades 1-3, grades 4-6 and grades 7-8.

Lourdes School welcomes Missoula Children’s Theatre “This enables students to work at their level in core subject areas,” she said. “Teachers exchange classrooms to teach their specialized subject areas. This allows students to advance above or below their homeroom, if necessary.” Duman said the FTE student ratio is low enough that each student receives the necessary one-on-one instruction to succeed. “The Missoula Children’s Theatre, the speech tournament, spring and winter performance help all children with public speaking and self-esteem,” she said. “In our family surveys, the overwhelming response is ‘we appreciate the low student/teacher ratio and the family atmosphere.’” An open house was held last month to celebrate National School Choice. At the event, the newest project technology equipment, made possible with a grant from the Frank Family Foundation and the R.H. Parker/ United Foundation, was on display. Along with its unique charter status, the school has maintained its independent spirit, its impressive community support, and flavor of a rural country school, according to school officials. Lourdes has been named an “Outstanding School” by the state of Oregon, according to a recent press release.

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Lourdes Public Charter School began in 1898 to serve a rural agricultural and logging community and then operated for decades as a small K-8 option for the local community. The school moved to its present location on Jordan Road, Scio, in the early 1900s. After passage of Ballot Measure 5 in 1990, legislation that capped property taxes and limited the amount of local revenue generated for school districts, lawmakers passed a school consolidation law in 1991. As a result of this statutory requirement, Lourdes almost lost its independent status. This led to the school’s evolution into a charter school under the umbrella of the Scio School District. Lourdes School opened in 1999 as the very first charter school in Oregon. In the last five years Lourdes has installed a computer network and has expanded and computerized the school library. The school has a weather station, and has adopted the GLOBE program, which enables the students to collect atmospheric, water and soil data. For more information, call 503-394-3340 or visit

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Float the boats By Mary Owen Proposed updates to Detroit Lake may save marinas from having to close early when water levels are low. “In 2015, the lake never filled high enough to cover the docks,” Marion County Commissioner Kevin Cameron said. “A lot of time and energy resources were spent on moving locations to accommodate boats and RVs.” In 2016, the water rose again and floated the docks for a while, but lack of snowpack and rain caused water levels to drop again, Cameron said. “Detroit Lake Marina actually lost a whole month of their season,” Cameron said. “Kane’s was able to stay open another week or two. So basically we’re looking at how to put in plans to be more resilient during low water level years.”

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Last July, Congressman Kurt Schrader and Gov. Kate Brown’s Regional Solutions team joined Cameron in touring Kane’s, Detroit Lake and Sportsman Club Private marinas. In a letter to his constituents, Schrader said they were able to see firsthand the effects of low water on small businesses up and down the Santiam Canyon, including the Detroit Lake Reservoir. “Tourism, driven largely by boating and the capacity to moor boats at the marinas on the reservoir, is essential to Detroit Lake’s economic success,” Schrader said. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the water level in the reservoir during summer months is primarily dependent on timely spring rainfall. During that time period, stored water from dams in the system is released to

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maintain minimum flows in tributaries and provide a healthy water flow throughout the entire system. “When spring delivers less than normal rainfall, the whole system including the reservoir is affected,” Schrader said. At a meeting several months ago, two viable solutions were proposed: extend the ramps to make them more userfriendly, and excavate the ground under the footprint of the marinas to allow the docks to float longer in lower water. Cameron said a grant through the Marine Board will help the marinas put in extensions to gangplanks so if the water is low, people can still get down to the docks. As of October 2016, the project received a “Business Oregon, Business Retention Service Grant” to hire a consultant.

“We want to provide a current tentative timeline and, as with many decisions for small businesses, the marinas’ work schedule remains adaptable,” Schrader said. “We anticipate finalizing the permit process and having a clear work plan before the 2017 boating season begins.” Schrader said marina owners hope to complete prep work by the spring of 2017 which includes reinforcing road ways for heavy equipment, installing additional pilings and extending gang planks along with required dock services. “This would put us on track to complete the project by the end of 2017 to early 2018, allowing for a large enough window to complete the necessary work safely,” he said.

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the fun,” she said.

Detroit rocks – literally!

Finders are asked to register their rock at www. to be entered to win the monthly prize package. Details of the prize package and hints to where rocks can be found are listed on this page.

A promotion that started last fall has people scrambling to hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and local businesses to find one of more than 300 specially engraved river rocks hidden throughout the year, Dean O’Donnell of the Detroit Lake Recreation Area Business Association said. “The rock program is going fantastic,” O’Donnell said. “The talk in town has been very, very, very good. We get challenges with snow, but we’ve worked hard to find fun spots so snow wouldn’t cover them up. People are even finding them under the snow!” Twenty rocks were hidden to launch the program during the Cruise-In last September, and since then, five rocks are hidden each week, Jamie Dobrowolski, creative director at Project LTD, said. The company developed the concept and manages the promotion for Detroit. “It’s a passion project for us as we cherish Detroit,” Dobrowolski said. “We want to help improve travel and tourism to the area year-round and to help local businesses grow.” The promotion has been “extremely successful” to date, she said. “Local businesses have reported increased traffic coming in and inquiring about the rocks hidden around town,” she said. “On any given day, it is not uncommon to see someone walking around downtown or on the lakebed with their eyes downward as they search for a coveted rock.”

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“Finders are encouraged to post their find on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #detroitORrocks,” Dobrowolski said. “If you share your pictures, you will be entered an additional time into the monthly drawing. Examples of prizes have been a weekend getaway at Breitenbush Resort and gift baskets from local businesses.” A sample of the special Detroit Rocks.


Website traffic and social media sites for Detroit have seen a tremendous increase in traffic as well, she added. The promotion was introduced to encourage visitors to visit Detroit, which has been hard-hit by recent low lake levels. “As Detroit Lake lovers and business owners, we have seen the impact of unreliable water levels and weather patterns on local businesses and vacationers,” O’Donnell said. “Detroit needed a solution to draw new interest to the area, and we believe Detroit Rocks are doing just that.” The objective is to “go to Detroit, seek your treasure, and if you find one, you keep it,” Dobrowolski said. “If you are one of the lucky ones to find a rock, please leave the others behind so that more people can join in

Currently funded by the city of Detroit and DLRABA, sponsors are needed to keep the rock promotion rolling, Dobrowolski said. “Sponsorship packages are available and will help with the longevity and strength of the promotion long into the future,” Dobrowolski said. “With the program’s momentum and reach, there are some great opportunities for partnership and co-branding. We are currently seeking interested businesses. If you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at” Dobrowolski encourages rock hunters to discover Detroit beyond the lake itself. Even if they don’t win the monthly giveaway, the rocks are a prize unto themselves, she said. “During the Great American Eclipse in August, we will be developing a rock with a one of a kind logo to commemorate the event,” she said. For information, visit

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

Weekly Events Monday Motion Monday, 10:15 a.m. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance for little ones. Free. 503-769-3313

AA Meetings, 7 p.m. Calvary Lutheran, 198 SE Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Repeats Tuesdays, Thursdays.

Tuesday Story Time, 10:15 a.m. Stayton Library. Repeats at 3:30 p.m. 503-769-3313

Walk With Ease, Noon - 1 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Free exercise program to reduce pain, improve health. 503-587-5129

Senior Meals, noon. First Presbyterian

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

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Wednesday Stayton/Sublimity Chamber Greeters, 8 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.

Stayton Rotary Lunch, Noon. Santiam Golf Club, 8724 Golf Club Road, Sublimity. 503-769-7307 AA Meeting, 6 p.m. Women only, Riverview Community Bank, 112 Main St., Aumsville.

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p.m. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity. 503-769-6459 Thumpin’ Thursday, 10:15 a.m. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance. Free. 503769-3313

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

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

Sunday AA Meeting, 6 p.m. Chester Bridges Memorial Center. 502-399-0599

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Freres Lumber Company is taking applications for grants to representatives of youth organizations and others wishing to support youth program in the Santiam Canyon. Download a funding assistance grant application at Applications are also available on the site for scholarships for seniors graduating from Regis, Santiam and Stayton high schools and graduating seniors from Oregon Online School ORCA who live in the Santiam Canyon. Both application deadlines are March 17.

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Santiam Hospital Auxiliary is taking applications for its 2017 scholarship program. Eligible students must live in the Santiam Hospital service area and be pursuing a degree in a medical/ hospital field. Application are due by 5 p.m. April 7. Applications are available at; at the hospital front desk, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton; or by emailing staytonaux@yahoo. com. Applications also available at local high schools by Jan. 15. For more information, call Linda Minten, 503-394-2180.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 Stayton Red Hat Strutters

Noon, A&W Family Restaurant, 1215 W Washington St., Stayton. Valentine’s Day celebration, decorate hat, bring valentine’s to share. RSVP to hostess, Ora Jean Evett, 503-859-2563.

Stayton Playgroup

1 - 2:30 p.m., Doris’s Place, 383 N. Third Ave., Stayton. Free. Repeats Feb. 15. RSVP: 503-769-1120

Noon, Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Santiam Heritage Foundation members work to restore historic Charles and Martha Brown House. New members welcome. 503-769-8860

Thursday, Feb. 2 Groundhog Day Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

Adult Coloring Night

5:30 - 6:45 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Relaxing evening of coloring for adults. Supplies, music provided. Free. 503769-3313

Aumsville Planning Commission

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

Friday, Feb. 3 Santiam Valley Grange

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

Sunday, Feb. 5 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. 503-362-6159

Monday, Feb. 6 Senior Hearing Tests

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. Free hearing aid cleaning, hearing tests. Appointments needed. 503-767-2009

Book Bobs

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Book club for youth beginning to read chapter books Sign-ups recommended. Free. 503-769-3313

Sublimity Parent-Teacher Club

6:30 p.m., Sublimity Elementary, 431 E. Main St. 503-769-2459

Stayton City Council

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

Tuesday, Feb. 7 St. Boniface Museum

9 a.m. – noon, St. Boniface Community Archives and Museum, 371 Main St., Sublimity. Free. Repeats Feb. 21. 503-769-5381

Coffee With Marcey

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

Birth Center Tours

6 - 7 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Tour Santiam Hospital’s family birth center. Free. 503769-2175,

Odd Fellows Bingo

7 p.m., Stayton Odd Fellows Lodge, 122 N Third Ave. $20 plays all games. Cash prizes. Open to public. Repeats Feb. 21.

Stayton Parks and Rec Board

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

Wednesday, Feb. 8 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 six years old. Meet other moms, share stories.

Canyon Conversations

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Moxieberry, 429 N Third Ave., Stayton. Networking, publicity lunch. Free to attend; no-host lunch. Repeats Feb 22.

Lyons Garden Club

1 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. Care and pruning blueberries. Yearly dues, $12, due. New members, guests welcome. John Hollensteiner, 503-508-5913.

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

Parish Center Dedication

6 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1077 N Sixth Ave., Stayton. Eucharistic Celebration led by Archbishop Alexander Sample followed by dedication of new Parish Center. Refreshments served. Open to all. 503-769-2656

Santiam Canyon School Board

6:30 p.m., Santiam Elementary School, 450 SW Evergreen, Mill City. Open to public. Agenda available. 503897-2321

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Friends of Stayton Pool

7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. 503569-1392,

Sublimity Fire District Board

7 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson. Open to public.

Aumsville City Council

7 p.m., Sublimity Fire Station, 115 NW Parker St. Open to public. 503-769-3282

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

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7 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Meeting to discuss museum display, work on requests. Open to public. 503-749-2744

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

Friday, Feb. 10 Teen Game Event

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

Stayton Fire District Board

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

Lyons Fire District Board

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

Tuesday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Help save the world from deadly pandemic in cooperative board game. Snacks provided. Grades 6 - 12. Free. No registration necessary. 503-769-3313

Commissioner’s Breakfast

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SHS Booster Club Auction

5 p.m., Cascade Hall, Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 NE 17th St., Salem. Dinner at 6 p.m., oral auction 7 p.m. Tickets, $35 in advance, staytonevents. com. $40 at door. 503-769-2171

Sweetheart Bingo

6 - 9 p.m., Mehama Fire Station, 21475 Ferry Road. Prizes, concessions. Play for $.25 a game. $100 blackout at 9 p.m. Open to public. 503-769-2601

Sunday, Feb. 12 Sweetheart Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Mehama Fire Station, 21475 Ferry Road, Stayton. Annual fundraiser for Stayton Volunteer Protection Company No. 1. $6 adults, $5 seniors, children. Children 6 and under free. 503-769-2601,

Softball Clinic

3 - 5 p.m., Stayton High. Last week of five-week softball clinic hosted by Stayton High softball program. Today: outfield. Free. Grades 1 - 8. Jeff Silbernagel, 503-559-4285,

Monday, Feb. 13 Art Club

3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Monthly art club for ages 5 and older. Limited to 20 participants; check with library for openings. 503-769-3313

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3 p.m. - 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

Aumsville Planning Commission

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

NSSD Board

7 p.m., Stayton Elementary, 875 N Third Ave. Board meeting for North Santiam School District. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-6924

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

Bad Art Night

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

Santiam Historical Society

6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Presentation of history of the 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. 503-749-8010

VFW Meeting

7 p.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5638 and Ladies Auxiliary meet. All veterans are eligible to join. VFW also meets Aug. 25. John Koger, 503-743-3117

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Adults age 18 and older invited to take a break from pressure and express creativity. Free; registration necessary for supplies. 503-769-3313

Friday, Feb. 17 Kids-R-Kind!

4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day. Play games, enjoy treats, share ideas on how to spread kindness, joy. All ages. Free. 503-769-3313

Private Lives

7 p.m., The Little Red Schoolhouse, 151 Locust St., Stayton. Aumsville Community Theatre $15 adults, $12 seniors, students, $8 children 12 and under. Repeats 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 24, 25, March 3, 4; 3 p.m. Feb. 19, 26, March 5. 503-385-6653,

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Wednesday, Feb. 15 SHS Booster Club

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

Thursday, Feb. 16 Young Professionals Meet-Up

11:30 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 71st annual Stayton/ Sublimity Chamber of Commerce Awards, celebrating local individuals, businesses, organizations that help the community thrive. Lunch catered by Roth’s Fresh Catering. Tickets $21; $150 for table of eight.

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

SYS Spring Ball Registration

9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Stayton Middle/ Intermediate School. Registration for Santiam Youth Sports t-ball, coach pitch, JBO, softball. Bring all forms, available at, and payment. Repeats Feb. 25. If unable to attend, mail forms, payment by Feb. 25.

Monday, Feb. 20 President’s Day Friends of the Library

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

Tuesday, Feb. 21 Stayton City Council

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

Wednesday, Feb. 22 Tea Time for Book Lovers

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Book discussion group for adults. This month: “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313

Thursday, Feb. 23 Oregon Author Series

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Author William Sullivan presents “D.B. Cooper & the Exploding Whale: Folk Heroes of the Northwest.” Reception follows. Free. Open to public. 503-769-3313

Friday, Feb. 24 Read to the Dog

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Children read to Lucky the Border Collie. Free. 503-769-3313

DIY Phone Cases

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Make personalized phone case. Grades 6 - 12. Free; supplies provided. Register with phone type by Feb. 21. Snacks provided. 503-769-3313

Monday, Feb. 27 Random Readers

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Book club for readers of challenging chapter books. Read, do art, share books, more. Free. 503-769-3313

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. Agenda available. 503-769-3425

Sublimity Planning Commission

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

Stayton Planning Commission

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

Tuesday, Feb. 28 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

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Sports & Recreation

Blazing a trail

Scout’s project benefits schools, athletes, community

A battalion of athletes, Boy Scouts, community members and officials from three schools teamed up on a project that will give a spark to area cross country teams and recreational runners. And it all started with an idea for an Eagle Scout project for Regis High runner Stephen Philippi. Mike Bauer at Regis and Stayton Coach Erin Holm share the “home course” at Stayton Middle School and when the two coaches crafted the idea of a new trail to improve the course – Philippi had his project. “Being a runner who ran on the course he excitedly said yes,” Bauer told Our Town. And then Philippi ran with the project – so to speak. Stayton already had a pile of bark chips after felling trees for some athletic facilities improvements on their campus. Philippi met with Stayton Middle School officials, got the OK from the Scouts and started lining up equipment, operators and volunteers. It all came together last month when Philippi, 22 fellow Scouts, parents, members of the Stayton Road Runners and other community volunteers poured, spread and raked the chips into a new one-third mile perimeter trail in a little less than three hours. The next morning Stayton Middle School Principal Mike Proctor and

Volunteers work on spreading bark chips on a new perimeter trail at Stayton Middle School that will be used by runners at the middle school as well as cross country athletes at Stayton High and Regis.

Athletic Director Matt Olson took the ceremonial first jog on the path, which will be used by Regis, Stayton, the middle school, community joggers and the annual invitational co-hosted by Regis and Stayton that usually draws more than 1,000 runners.

“The spirit and cooperation exhibited by all the entities concerned is evidence of a healthy, vibrant community,” Bauer said. Philippi, meanwhile, was honored at a school assembly for his work on the project by Stayton Middle School and the North Santiam School District.

Girls basketball: Stayton, under new Coach Darren Shryock, has started 2-1 in Oregon West Conference play, just one game behind front-runners Cascade and North Marion. “After Cascade, who is clearly the class of the league, the rest of the teams are very,

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Tri-River. The Wolverines are ranked fourth in class 2A. Regis also is battling for playoff contention with a 4-2 league record and a No. 11 state ranking.

very close,” Shryock said. Shryock said that seniors Tess Hendricks, Alyssa Lindemann and Sami Sheppard all have made strong contributions and first-year starter Alexa Bender has provided a key spark. Bender, a 6-foot junior, is averaging 8.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game and Shryock said “she has unbelievable upside and is realizing how dominant she could be.” Cascade, meanwhile, is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A with a pair of showdowns upcoming against No. 4 North Marion. The Cougars, runners-up to Sutherlin in last year’s state tournament, visit North Marion on Jan. 31 and host the Huskies on Feb. 21 in the final game of the regular season. Boys basketball: Cascade has ripped off a 3-0 start in Oregon West play, with the Cougars tied for the early lead with No. 2 Philomath. The two teams played Friday in Turner after Our Town’s presstime and also will face off Feb. 17 in Philomath. Santiam, meanwhile has raced out to a 15-2 start and at 6-1 has a one-game edge on Western Mennonite in the

Alumni watch: Former Cascade High and Western Oregon athlete Tyrell Williams of the San Diego Chargers finished his second National Football League season with 69 catches for 1,069 yards (a 15.3 average per catch) and seven touchdowns. Williams led the Chargers in receptions, yards and average and was tied for second in TD catches. He was 12th in the entire NFL in average yards per reception. Officials note: The Oregon School Activities Association reports that it is facing a statewide shortage of contest officials, which is occasionally leading to cancellations of contests below the varsity level. Steve Walker, sports information director of the OSAA, reports that the number of officials available has decreased 16 percent. Those interested in participating or getting more information should contact Jack Folliard, executive director of the Oregon Athletic Officials Association at or 503-9754488. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at Follow Our Town on Facebook.

Sports datebook 5:30 p.m. boys, 7 p.m. girls

Regis vs ELC Basketball 5:30 p.m. girls, 7 p.m. boys

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Cascade vs Newport Basketball 5:30 p.m. boys, 7 p.m. girls

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POOL TABLE and supplies. Great condition. With cover. $300. 503-873-6392 FIREWOOD: Two years season, stored inside barn. Fir $180/cord, Oak $260/cord, Mixed Oak, Fir and Pine $190/cord. Jerry Klein, 503-769-5108, 10477 Triumph Rd., Sublimity. FOR SALE: DINING ROOM TABLE. Formica top, 60x40 approx, four covered chairs. $80 obo. 503-8976022. FOR SALE: USED TRUMPET $175 obo, lower price for young person. Snow Plow Blade for Honda 300 ATV, $200 obo. Table Saw, New  Carbide Blade, make reasonable offer. Call Don 503.767.2918.


DRIVERS: LOCAL, HOME NIGHTLY! Portland Reefer & Hillsboro Flatbed.Great Pay, Benefits! CDL-A, 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics Apply www. 1-855-420-1374 WANTED: EXPERIENCED SHORT ORDER COOK. Up to 30+ hours per week. Competitive hourly wage B.O.E. Apply in person, Poppa Al’s 198 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. WANTED: HOUSEKEEPER - Pay Negotiable. Handyman - Pay negotiable. Able to follow instructions. Call Don 503-767-2918. THE MOUNT ANGEL COMMUNITY CENTER is in need of volunteers to man the crafter store in the afternoons, and to fill in when needed.  We also need one person to help put food away twice a month on Wednesday mornings.  Anyone interested please call Robin Bochsler at 503569-2555, for more details.  Any help we can get is truly appreciated.

Stayton vs Cascade Basketball

5:30 p.m. girls, 7 p.m. boys

READY TO GO Lab/Poodle Mix, first shots and wormed. Call for details 503-559-3033 or 503-559-0945


Friday, Feb. 10

Santiam vs St. Paul


Tuesday Feb. 21

Stayton vs Newport Basketball 5:30 p.m. boys, 7 p.m. girls

Cascade vs North Marion Basketball 5:30 p.m. boys, 7 p.m. girls

THE LEGACY SILVERTON HEALTH Auxiliary will once again award scholarships to students pursuing a medical career. High school seniors and college students from the surrounding area are encouraged to apply.  Applications can be picked up at the Silverton Hospital Admitting Desk.  Applications are also available online at, click on In the Community and then under Volunteers click on Medical Career Scholarship Application.  Applications are due February 24, 2017.  Any questions can be directed to Barbara Guenther 503-873-7241 CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT!! THE GLOCKENSPIEL RESTAURANT INVITES YOU to our Cribbage Tournament on January 17 at 4 p.m. Here’s a great way to beat the winter “blahs” and join your friends with a game of Cribbage!  Seating is limited so the first sixteen people to sign up are guaranteed a spot in the tournament.  Cash prizes! $5.00 buy in per game.  Beginners are welcome.  For more information and to reserve your spot, contact Maureen Ernst at 503.910.5417 or email at


IS SPACE A PROBLEM: We may have your answer. Businesses,need a larger Board room? Place for a training? Somewhere to host a Hiring Fair? Maybe a professional person looking to have an office  or place to meet clients away From your own home?  Moms, Grandmas Parents and other groups, need somewhere to fit 25 to 80 people or more for a Baby Shower Birthday party etc?? We at St Edward’s want to share our space with the community, yes on Sunday it is our church.. But it could be almost anything you need.  We have an amazing kitchen with 4 ovens, 8 burners.. NO it is not a certified space. But Yes it is rentable for canning or baking or to host an extended family dinner or family reunion.  Think holiday parties, etc. Currently space is available with hourly, daily, weekly or Monthly rates depending on your needs. Please contact Heather at 503-5699874 for future information and to reserve your space.

ROOM TO RENT: Newer Mt. Angel home. Roommate wanted to share with two Christian women. 4BD, 2BA. Includes utilities, DirectTV, AC, $550/mo. 503-330-7563. OFFICE SPACE 103 S. First St in Silverton. 2nd floor suites, includes utility and parking 503-874-8111  


RDR HANDYMAN & HOME REPAIR Service installation and repair of fencing, decks,doors, windows, gutter cleaner  CCB 206637 licenced, bonded and insured.  Call Ryan  503-881-3802   CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215. CASCADE CONCEALED CARRY INSTRUCTIONS INC. is teaching Oregon concealed hand gun classes on the 1st and multi state on the 3rd Saturday. Call for location. Visit our website at or Call 503-580-0753


FOR SALE 39ft 5th wheel.  2015 “Cougar” ike new, fireplace, island kitchen, air, 3 slide outs. Lots of extras.  $38,500.  Tow vehicle with hitch available. Silverton  503-8744275  TFN 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY - 211K miles, $1,000. 503-873-6392   Got something

Are you starting your spring cleaning? Sell those unwanted items. Put your ad in Marketplace TO ADVERTISE CALL 503-769-9525

February 2017 • 17

A Grin at the End

Body maintenance

My car gets a checkup, so why shouldn’t I?

I try to take good care of my car. Every 3,000 miles or so I have the oil changed. I used to do it myself, but I find crawling under a car is less inviting as a I slip past the cool side of 60-something. So I take the car and my wife’s to the dealer, whose experts change the oil and scout other oddities that need fixing. Taking good care of our cars has paid off in a big way. Nearly every car we’ve owned since we got married has lasted 200,000 or more miles. A couple lasted more than 300,000 miles, and are still rolling. Recently, the starter in my car began making a funny noise. I described it over the phone to the service representative. “It does this,” I said. “Rrr, rrr, rrr — then it goes ah, naa, naa, naa.” With that expert description, she asked me to bring the car in. They fixed it and I was on my way. As I did that, it occurred to me that I take a certain amount of pride in keeping up our cars, but  I totally ignore my most important “vehicle” — my body. The last physical I had was 12 years ago, even though under Obamacare and my insurance plan an annual check-up is already paid for. It occurred to me that this was crazy. I’ll admit I’m prone to doing crazy stuff, like the time I decided to become a stockbroker and worked for the most evil company ever. I

In the old days, doctors did some pretty weird stuff to patients. I won’t go into detail but it involved rubber gloves. I found that’s not the case anymore, thank goodness. A major part of the check-up was getting my blood tested for cholesterol — good and bad — triglycerides — bad — and testosterone — good — and a few other things that I don’t know what the hell they are.

think the CEO was Darth Vader. I mean, this company actually rented its employees the computers they needed to do their work, an inspired but totally bonkers way to do business. I survived that, but I learned my lesson: minimize the crazy in my life. I decided to get a check-up, this time for me, not a car. I sorted through the list of doctors that I found affiliated with the local hospital and made an appointment. On my way there, I made a mental list of what I figured he would tell me including lose weight, stop eating like a 12-year-old boy at a baseball game and get more exercise. I also had some questions about some other things that had been bugging me.

I went back to the doctor and we went over the results and talked about what to do about it. In laymen’s terms, they were lose weight, stop eating like a 12-year-old boy at a baseball game and get more exercise. But along with that, he offered a way to do that, and was encouraging. He also helped resolve the other stuff. I even agreed to get one of those colonoscopies, just to make sure everything was OK in the pumping department. It should be noted that health plans also pay for that, so there’s really no reason to chicken out. So as I get ready to tackle what remains of the new year, I have a certain level of confidence that it’s going to be a good one healthwise. I’m hitting on all cylinders, and even though I don’t go as fast as I used to, I’m on track to keep rolling for a long time. And I won’t have to call the doctor in a panic some day and tell him, “It does this: Rrr, rrr, rrr — then it goes ah, naa, naa, naa.”


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