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Preserving fish could mean a dry lake for a year or more
By James Day The Santiam Canyon and the Detroit Lake area are used to economic downturns. Timber industry job losses. Droughts. Wildfires. The cycles can be dizzying. Now, the region is facing another economic challenge, this one required by the federal government. A standing-room-only crowd of more than 100 people crammed the Gates Fire Station Community Room on Jan. 17 for a public meeting to hear about it. The United States Army Corps of Engineers is attempting to find a way to preserve salmon and steelhead runs on the North Santiam River in a project that will cost upwards of $100 million and perhaps as much as $250 million. The federally mandated project, which would aim to improve fish passage around Detroit Dam and modify water temperatures to improve fish health, also could produce a dry lake for one year and possibly two. No construction is likely until at least 2021. A dry lake would have huge economic impacts throughout the Santiam Canyon area, which depends on summer recreation and tourism. “I cannot conduct a business with no customers,” said Larry Loveberg, longtime owner of Kane’s Marina on the lake. Loveberg added that even without customers he still would be required to insure the business and pay for its upkeep. He also said that he is cutting back on possible upgrades to preserve capital. “It’s kind of like farming,” he said. “When the crop comes in you have money in the
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bank and can spend it throughout the year. And if you have no crop you are in a bind. “I don’t believe the future of Detroit is going to be as bright as its past.” Loveberg’s remarks drew applause from the crowd, which at times expressed frustration at the way the process has unfolded. The Corps held two public meetings in December, one in Salem and one in Gates, that were attended by a total of 110 people, but many of those on hand Jan. 17 expressed concerns that they were just finding out about the issue. In one communications gaffe Marion County Commissioner Kevin Cameron told the audience that Stayton city officials did not hear about the issue until mid-January. Corps officials took the hit on that one: “We dropped the ball on Stayton,” said
Dustin Bengtson, deputy operations project manager for the Willamette Project, which coordinates Corps interests in the 13 dams and reservoirs on the Willamette River and its tributaries. Draining the lake also might affect the water supply and water quality in Salem and Stayton as well as the agricultural acreage that Cameron noted made Marion the largest agricultural producer in the state. Project manager Jeff Ament took the audience through the history of the project, although his slides could be clearly seen only by those in the first few rows. “This is not a small project by any means,” Ament said. Its key elements include improving fish passage, erecting a 250-foot tower that will remix the lake water to moderate the temperatures and building a fish collector
barge the size of a football field. Key questions that remain to be answered are whether to erect the tower in dry or wet conditions, with a higher lake level making the work riskier… and how many years the lake will be dry. Audience members expressed frustration that Ament’s slides, and poster boards in the room that mirrored the slides, seemed to show dozens of alternatives. Ament and Kelly Janes, who will be preparing the required environmental impact statement for the project, noted that some of the options on the list are not technically feasible. “Then where is the list that we are supposed to comment on?” asked one audience member. “I don’t want to comment on something that has already been thrown out.” Bengtson and Cameron encouraged
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audience members to make written comments to the Corps. Which makes sense since none of the Corps officials present appeared to be taking notes. The original public comment period was scheduled to end Jan. 8, but the Corps
extended it to Jan. 23, noting that the December meetings might have slipped below the radar because of the holidays. Loveberg and other audience members also asked if the Corps would be threatened with lawsuits if they don’t
build the project. Bengtson replied that the Native Fish Society and two other groups have given notice of the intent to sue. “Who is suing?” Loveberg said. “I’d like to see their faces here.”
“Don’t just talk about it here,” urged Cameron who owns property in the Detroit area and keeps his boat at Kane’s. “Whatever you comment… you have to write it down.” Corps officials said more public outreach will take place once a preferred approach has been finalized and the environmental impact statement has been completed.
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Community collaboration outreach expands
By Mary Owen
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Help for those in the Santiam Canyon is growing through a unique outreach: Service Integration Teams. “One of the biggest challenges for our smaller communities is being able to find a simple way to respond to needs of individuals, families and organizations with resources that can make a positive impact,” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of GROW-EDC. “By getting so many agency players in the room at one time – or connected by e-mail – the flow of information is much more effective, the collective brain power available to solve a problem is immense and far-reaching, and the response time is significantly shorter than it is when agencies try to do this all by themselves. “This is a true collaboration and is already making a difference in the lives of people who need help, especially with so many generous individuals and businesses getting involved in the process,” McKenzie added. Service Integration connects those in need to resources. The program facilitates collaboration among community partners to coordinate services and information. SI also assists financially with community development; health, including prescriptions and medical co-pays; classes; tuition, fees, and literacy programs; extra-curricular fees, materials, clothing or shoes to participate in activities; and youth development, leadership/learning opportunities. The area has two Service Integration teams: North Santiam and Santiam Canyon. Started in September 2017, the North Santiam SIT covers the North Santiam School District area (Lyons,
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Last December, a community member contacted Baurer about a struggling Stayton family. The six year old daughter had been diagnosed with cancer in October and with the chemo, radiation, surgery, parents’ time off work and transportation needs, paying bills became a challenge.
Mehama, Stayton, Sublimity) and has been operating successfully with about 40 members representing 30-33 agencies, businesses and churches. The Santiam Canyon SIT, covering the Santiam Canyon School District area (Gates, Idanha, Detroit, Mill City), held its first meeting on Jan. 23, and kicked off with 50 people attending, representing 38 community groups. Plans are to expand Service Integration in the spring to encompass the Cascade School District. The concept advances the work of the original Canyon Collaborative that was Stayton City Councilor Priscilla Glidewell’s brainchild. The collaborative’s leadership team included Julie Hilty of Family Building Blocks, Pastor Shawn Hazel of Stayton’s Calvary Lutheran Church and others, according to McKenzie. “Some recent examples demonstrate the generosity of the community, collaboration and leveraging of resources to meet the needs of individuals and families – what
“The Salvation Army, KROC Center provided a day at the center for friends and close family,” Baurer said. “They also paid for their water bill. Sarah, a team member with Immaculate Conception, went shopping for the boy and girl for Christmas. Another SIT member provided and delivered a Christmas tree. The Santiam Hospital CAN Cancer program paid for the $250 gas card to help with transportation costs to the doctor. “Polly with Santiam Senior Center called her friend and asked her to make hats for the little girl as her hair began to fall out,” she continued. “Foothills Church was preparing and delivering meals to the family and continues to help with household tasks. Boxdrop Salem and Bryan, the owner, discounted a memory
Baurer says SIT members call every day to ask about the family. One phone call from the dad she will never forget, she said. “A lot of people I have spoken to say they have people who can help or they have connections, but you actually do,” he told Baurer. “You know the job and you know how to get results. Your team keeps pulling miracle after miracle out of their hat. We are forever grateful!” Stories like that touch the hearts of the participants, and as SIT member Sara Owens told Baurer, when it comes to helping, “The sky is the limit.” “People can get involved by attending a meeting,” Baurer said. “This is the best way to see what SIT is all about, meet others in the community, and explore how they can collaborate with others to meet the needs of the community.” North Santiam SIT meets the second Thursday of each month at the Santiam Center. Santiam Canyon SIT meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Gates Fire Hall. Cascade SIT meetings will begin in the spring, meeting time and location to be arranged. Santiam Hospital provided the initial funding both the North Santiam and Santiam teams. Willamette Valley Community Health will sponsor $15,000 for the Santiam Service Integration in 2018. For more information, visit the Santiam Service Integration Facebook page.
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Awe in fire
Portland State College of Arts displays Stayton artist’s work
By Melissa Wagoner Patrick Collier’s series of photographs entitled Field Burns, invites viewers to not only find beauty in the destructive nature of fire but also to think about the politics that surround agricultural field burning. A series of 20 pieces photographed over a three year span, Field Burns is Collier’s first venture into landscape photography. An artist since childhood, Collier began his career in poetry, moving on to theater and eventually to sculpture and drawing. “I have always – evidently – made art. I used to write poetry when I was six and seven years old. I don’t see any other option. That’s the only thing that I really pursued that called to me.” With an MFA from the University of Illinois in Chicago and many years of study in philosophy, literature and the arts, Collier and his wife took a surprising detour in 2011, purchasing a 14-acre farm in Stayton. “We just wanted a change of pace and life,” he explained. The couple’s venture was a successful one. Farming three acres of their land they were among the original farm stands at the Silverton Farmers Market with restaurants clamoring for their fresh, organic produce. “We did it and we did it well,” he said. Harvesting vegetables on his farm one
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summer was where Collier first became aware of the practice of burning grass seed fields. He noticed a gigantic column of smoke rising heavenward. Alarmed he remembers, “I thought, ‘Mount Hood has just exploded. They’re massive. They go at least 5,000 feet into the sky. They are awe inspiring.” Intrigued, Collier began following the smoke across the valley, camera in hand, attempting to get as close as he could to the fire itself and to photograph what he saw. “I started to see similarities to painters and paintings that I was familiar with” – most notably Anselm Kiefer and Cy
Twombly – he said. Farmers, upon seeing him approaching, were often curious, but despite any political arguments his photographs may raise regarding the pros and cons of burning fields, Collier himself has very little to say on the subject. “My response to it is – if people have issues with it, plant vegetables in their front yard,” he said. Although no longer farming himself Collier said the lifestyle fit well with that of a working artist.
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“It’s a lot of work and very little payoff,” he laughed, “but wholly rewarding.”
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Glimpse of light
Grandmother and granddaughter collaborate on book
By Mary Owen
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A grandmother from Ohio teamed with her 13-year-old granddaughter from Stayton to craft their first book.
“Quinci’s own school friends have been excited and supportive as well,” she said. “I have enjoyed three book readings and signings in Ohio, and now have a contact with my first bookstore in my hometown.
Bev Hughes and her granddaughter, Quinci Woodall collaborated in publishing Glimm: A Glimpse of Light Found in September.
“Quinci and I together have had three readings and signings during my stay in Stayton. We both were quite excited about the enthusiasm of our public. Many of our readers have said they truly enjoyed the stories and couldn’t believe a pre-teen drew the illustrations.”
“Quinci crafted all the illustrations,” Hughes said. “She was just 12 when she completed her illustration assignments. She has loved art since a 3-year-old and has won a couple of art awards from school and the Keizer Art Association.” Available on Amazon.com, the book targets middle school readers and presents six adventure stories while “discovering light in oneself and coming of age,” Hughes said. Hughes has written journals, poetry and stories since childhood, and has always dreamed of becoming a published author. “Three years ago I wrote a story for each of my 13 grandchildren as their Christmas gifts,” she said. “I shared a couple of stories with my writing group, and a publisher asked to read more. He gave me the confidence to rewrite the stories with the target of middle school readers.” Hughes said she wanted to write stories for youth that would be “challenging, enlightening and persuade them to look for the ‘light’ within themselves.” Glimm contains six of the stories, and Hughes
One 14-year-old said, “I was reading the ‘Underground’ story just before bed and decided I would save the last chapter for tomorrow because I was sleepy, but it was too exciting to put down. I had to read it all!”
Illustrator Quinci Woodall of Stayton with her grandmother, author Bev Hughes.
A 12-year-old reader said, “I was pretty scared when Sam was chasing Big Cat in the blizzard. I was afraid he’d die and I almost cried.”
plans to turn the remaining seven into a book, Glimm, Too, which she hopes to publish at the end of this year. “It was a neat experience to work with my grandma,” Woodall said. “It definitely was challenging, but it was all worth it. I mostly have drawn for fun, so it was different to draw professional drawings for a book.” Drawing for Woodall is a way to express her feelings while having some fun. “I love nature and mostly draw animals, nature and people,” she said. “Many
things in nature inspire my imagination to draw. I like going to museums to look at other people’s art as well.” Hughes said she has gotten “very encouraging, supportive” responses from friends, family and her home community
“The book cover is especially beautiful, and I couldn’t be happier with it,” Hughes said. “Quinci drew the ‘mask’ of a cheetah for our leading story and the publisher’s graphic artist, Tonya Fourman, of Cincinnati, Ohio, brought the beautiful colors and sparkle to the covers. We will be submitting it for a book cover award in 2018.” To view or purchase the book, go to Amazon.com books and plug in the title.
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Tass Morrison receives Distinguished Service award
By Mary Owen
A Place to Bloom
Nine were nominated for their service to the community, but one rose to the top: Tass Morrison.
72nd Annual Chamber Awards Luncheon Thursday, Feb. 22 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Foothills Church 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton
“To know Tass is to love her commitment, education and service,” nominators said of the winner of the 2017 Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service award. Other comments included, “Tass is a role model in diplomacy, willingness to listen and not sit idle on the sidelines, but jump in and get things done!” and “Tass Morrison is a class act, giving her time and energy to improving our local school, businesses and community.” Morrison is a retired educator who currently serves on the North Santiam School District and Oregon State School District Association boards, roles for which she has been nationally recognized. She completed her extended tenure as an SSCOC board member in January. She also served on the Stayton Library Foundation Board and is a sustaining supporter of Family Building Blocks. She is a huge local business advocate who is first to visit and encourage new businesses, nominators said of Morrison who received multiple nominations. “Some people have that very special quality of being genuine in their caring and concern for others,” said Dave Valencia, one of the nominators. “She has that easy friendly manner that makes people automatically listen to her.” Valencia said Morrison has naturally slipped into leadership roles in the community. “She asks great questions that cause people to stop and listen and helps them to make better decisions,” he said. “Her involvement in any volunteer committee has helped that organization grow and thrive. She is truly a natural born leader!” Morrison is a native Oregonian who grew up on a wheat ranch near Ione. After earning a master’s degree from Western Oregon University, she worked in the U.S. Department of Defense schools in Germany, traveling throughout Europe. She has since traveled and studied in Slovenia, Peru and at McGill University in Montreal. Morrison’s education career spanned three decades. After retiring in 2000 from the Corvallis School District, she and her husband, Tom Anderson, moved to their
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newly built home in Sublimity. “He was a principal in the North Santiam School District at Sublimity at the time,” she said. “I continued to work part-time at the Oregon Department of Education for a few years and did some private consulting for schools.” The couple has two adult daughters and sons-in-law and six grandchildren. “My husband and I have traveled to Ireland, China, and Cuba in recent years,” Morrison said. “We enjoy basketball and have season tickets to the men’s and women’s games at Oregon State. And we go to the Stayton High School Eagles home games. Tom keeps the clock at the varsity games.” In 2001, Morrison joined the Stayton Public Library Foundation’s board of directors and was eventually hired as director of the Capital Campaign. By 2007, the campaign had raised $2.9 million from local contributors and grants, used to add 7,500 square feet to the library. “This gave me a wonderful way to meet people here and learn more about our communities from their stories,” Morrison said. “It gave me a deep and lasting appreciation for our community and those who live here.” That same year, Morrison was elected to the NSSD board and has been re-elected twice, serving as chair, vice chair and currently the chair of the board’s Community Engagement Committee.
Morrison just complete six years on the chamber board, and is strongly committed to supporting local businesses, “the backbone of any small community’s economy and quality of life.” “When city government, school, and business and industry leaders are congruent in their beliefs about the livability of where we live and work, good things can happen,” she said. “Showing up to participate in the process is 90 percent of getting it done.” Morrison admitted she was surprised to learn she was named this year’s distinguished service winner. “I had nominated a community leader who I thought was a shoo-in for the Distinguished Service Award, and I thought that I was being informed that my nominee had been selected,” she said. “So, it was quite an adjustment when I realized I had been selected. I had no idea that I had been nominated! “It’s very humbling to be recognized like this because so many people here care deeply about our communities and do so much, and I am honored to be associated with them,” she added. “Reflecting on past recipients and their accomplishments reminds me of our local extraordinary volunteers and their contributions.” As president-elect of the Oregon School Boards Association board or directors, Morrison will be in Washington, D.C., the first week of February to meet with its congressional delegation and advocate for education legislation that results in doing what’s best for K-12
school children. “Also, the NSSD school board’s Community Engagement Committee is working on a survey project that will address customer satisfaction,” she said. “Getting feedback from our staff, parents, and constituents is critical to the goalsetting process we use to improve the school experience and communication.” Morrison is a member of the North Santiam Services Integration Team, a group of social service providers helps local families solve problems. She is also on the Rural Tourism Marketing Team that promotes the area’s assets to increase tourism. “Many thanks to the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce and their continued commitment to celebrating our communities’ leaders by planning and organizing the Community Awards event,” Morrison said. “The SSCOC staff, volunteers and board exemplify leadership and action that helps keep our communities’ engine humming through advocacy and networking opportunities.” Morrison said when volunteering, timing is everything. “Not everyone has time to focus on things external to their family or work,” she said. “Our lives change though, and when we do have time the important first step is to ask people to help or participate in a project or process that will have a positive, lasting result for all of us. “And it’s really important to have fun and be the kind of person others want to serve with and spend time with,” she added. “You can’t antagonize and influence at the same time. Having a positive attitude is infectious and compelling: all good things happen through positive relationships!” Morrison encourages people to look around and step up and get involved in improving “something here in the North Santiam area.” “There are many on-going initiatives and projects that need your help, input, and talent,” she said.
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Brown House debuts as event space with music
By Mary Owen
The Play-In at the Brown House
The Santiam Heritage Foundation will host an Oregon Pioneer Spirit Folk Music Play-In as one of its first events in the newly named Brown House Event Center.
Sunday, Feb. 4. 1 p.m. A free Pioneer Spirit Folk Music Play-In presented by the Brown House Event Center and Salem for All!.
“When the Santiam Heritage Foundation was formed in 2001 to save the 1903 Charles and Martha Brown House, members decided not to make it a museum,” said Steve Poisson, vice president of the board of trustees. “Rather, their vision was for it to become a community event space. Now that the first floor is essentially complete, we are able to offer it for use for public and private events. Thus the name change. We see this new event venue as a place for the community to come together, so we added ‘building community’ as a simple statement of our vision for use of the house.” Originally known as the historic Charles and Martha Brown House, the center’s new name reflects a realization of the goal set by the founders, Poisson said.
Events for this year include a St. Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting, a quilt show, concerts and annual favorites such as the Victorian Tea, the Ghost Tour and Chocolate Walk, and the Patriot’s Day Cruise In. “The house and grounds will be available for rental and use by other organizations and individuals for public or private events,” Poisson added. Brown House Event Center
“This will support our restoration efforts both inside and out, and ensure our continued existence as an important community resource,” he said.
The musicians will be led by Stayton musician Maria Bulkow. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments sold benefit ongoing rehabilitation work.
“We plan to approach businesses in the community to form partnerships with those that are also invested in building our community, because we cannot complete this project without broad-based community support,” he said. Visit www.brownhouse.org, call 503-769-8860, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Facebook page.
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“We hope the new name begins a new chapter of memories being made in the house for many years to come,” he said.
The Play-In is co-sponsored by the Brown House Event Center and Salem for All!. It starts at 1 p.m. on Feb. 4. Stayton artist Paul Toews will emcee and provide some original poetry regarding the American “Quest for the West,” Manifest Destiny, and the spirit of time.
Funds and volunteer labor are still needed to finish restoring the second floor and property, Poisson said.
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Weekly Events Monday
Motion Monday, 10:15 a.m. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance for little ones. Free. 503-769-3313 Senior Meals, 11:30 a.m., Stayton Community Center. Age 60 and older. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. Donations accepted. Reservations requested by calling Ginger, 503-769-7995 Yoga, 1:30 - 3 p.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Yoga on DVD with leader Wendy Stone. $20/ year. All ages; however, children must be accompanied by participating adult. 503-769-8860 AA Meetings, 7 p.m. New Life Foursquare Church, 1090 First St., Stayton. Repeats Thursdays. Santiam Canyon Community Chorus, 7 p.m., Canyon Art Center, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. New members welcome. JoAnn, 503-859-3426
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 Story Time, 10:15 a.m. Stayton Public Library. Repeats at 3:30 p.m. 503-769-3313 Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Mt. View Wesleyan Church, 111 Main St., Aumsville.
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.
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Tai Chi, 10 - 11 a.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave, Stayton. Tai Chi lead by certified teacher Wendy Stone. $20/year. All ages; however, children must be accompanied by participating adult. Repeats Fridays. 503-769-8860 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.
Sublimity Quilters, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity. 503-580-0498 Thumpin’ Thursday, 10:15 a.m. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance. Free. 503-769-3313
Narcotics Anonymous 7 - 8:30 p.m. Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 503-990-0861 Al-Anon Meeting, 7 p.m., New Life Foursquare Church, 1090 First St., Stayton.
Monday, Feb. 5
Aumsville Planning Commission
3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Book club for youth beginning to read chapter books. Sign-up recommended. Free. 503-769-3313
Free Cooking Class
6 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-5475
5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Evening of coloring, relaxation. Supplies provided. Age 12 - adult. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313 6:30 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Open to the public. Agenda available. 503-749-2030
AA Meeting, 6 p.m. Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. 503-399-0599
Friday, Feb. 2 Groundhog Day
8 - 10 a.m., Moxieberry Cafe, 429 N Third Ave., Stayton. Event for entrepreneurs, nonprofits to celebrate successes, clarify priorities, map out action plan. All welcome. Free. Presented by Grow EDC. Allison, 503-871-5188, growsantiam.org
Art Show Reception
6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Open reception for Stayton Public Library’s February art show, featuring local artists. Refreshments. Free. Show runs thru Feb. 16. 503-769-3313
5 - 8 p.m., Anthony Hall, 11758 SE Sublimity Road, Sublimity. Steak fry with steak or pork and all the fixings. Tickets $15, available at eventbrite.com, Sublimity Elementary School, at door. 21 years and older. Benefits Sublimity School PTC. 503-769-2459
Sunday, Feb. 4 Shaw Knights of Columbus Breakfast
7:30 - 10 a.m., St. Mary Parish Hall, 9168 Silver Falls Hwy., Shaw. Cost: $7 adults, $2 children 12 and under. 503-362-6159
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Notices Santiam Hospital Auxiliary accepting scholarhship applications Santiam Hospital Auxiliary Medically Oriented Scholarship applications are now available online, santiamhospital. org, or at the Santiam Hospital information desk. Application deadline is April 6. Genny Baldwin, 503-769-9276
Thursday, Feb. 1 10 a.m., Maurice’s Bistro, 390 SE Church St., Sublimity. Open to all. 503-769-3499
Sublimity Planning Commission
Stayton City Council
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
6:30 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 198 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Free monthly cooking class provides skills needed to improve diet by making wise food choices. Free. Register by calling Tonya Johnson, 503-373-3763.
Saturday, Feb. 3
Alzheimer’s Support Group
1 p.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Oregon Pioneer Spirit Folk Music Play-In. MC Paul Toews provides original storytelling about “Quest for the West.” Musicians led by Stayton guitarist Maria Bolkow. Truman Price, Steve Yance perform. Co-sponsored by Salem for All! and Brown House Event Center. Free. Open to public. 503-769-8860
Acoustic Jam Session
2 - 4 p.m., Canyon Art Center 280 NE Santiam Hwy., Mill City. . Experienced, new players welcome. Slow jam for beginners at 1 p.m. Listeners welcome. No admission charge, donations welcome. Jan, email@example.com
7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-3425
Tuesday, Feb. 6 Small Steps, Big Results
St. Boniface Museum
9 a.m. – noon, St. Boniface Community Archives and Museum, 371 Main St., Sublimity. Free. Appointments for other times available by calling Charlene, 503-508-0312
Stayton Lions Club
Noon, Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Repeats Feb. 20. Glenn, 503-769-9010, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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. 20.
Stayton Parks and Rec Board
7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-769-3425
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Wednesday, Feb. 7 Red Hat Strutters
Noon, The Red Apple, 333 N Second Ave., Stayton. Come in Valentine’s Day decorated hats, exchange Valentines, tell favorite Valentine story. New members welcome. Call Betty Heald, 503-7674123, Betty Trevena, 503-743-2029 for reservations.
Thursday, Feb. 8 Santiam Service Integration Team
9 a.m., Santiam Center, 11656 SE Sublimity Road #200, Sublimity. Collaborative effort between local social service, civic, nonprofit, churches seeking to provide resources for individuals, families. Melissa, 503-769-9319, email@example.com
We Love Buttons!
3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Schoolage children can use button machine to make buttons for people they love. Bring your own art or make some. Free.
5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Make soy-based candles. Age 12 to adult. Free. Register at library or call 503-769-3313.
North Santiam Watershed Council
6 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. 503-930-8202
Aumsville Fire District
5 - 7 p.m., Santiam High. Lions Club dinner, dessert auction. Stuffed chicken breast, fresh side dishes. Live entertainment. Pie auction. $25 couple, $13 single. Benefits Lions Club college scholarships. Call Sandy, 503-551-2645, for tickets.
6:30 p.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Open to public. 503-897-2302
7 p.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5638. All eligible veterans eligible to join. Repeats Feb. 27. Hank Porter, 503-769-5792
6 - 9 p.m., Mehama Fire Station, 21475 Ferry Road, Stayton. Stayton Volunteer Protection Company No. 1 and Mehama Fire Station’s 61st annual Sweetheart Bingo. Bingo, concessions. 503-769-2601
Sunday, Feb. 11 7 a.m. - noon, Mehama Fire Station, 21475 Ferry Road, Stayton. Stayton Volunteer Protection Company No. 1 and Mehama Fire Station’s 61st annual Sweetheart Breakfast. All-you-can-eat ham, eggs, pancakes. $6 adults, $5 children 7 - 12. Free for children 6 and under. 503-769-2601
Monday, Feb. 12 Art Club
3:45 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Art club for age 5 and older. Call library, 503-769-3313, for spot availability. Free.
Sublimity City Council
7 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-5475
Friday, Feb. 9
Aumsville City Council
10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy., Mt. Angel. Celebration of wurst (sausages). Sausage makers, vendors, beer and wine, food, music. Admission $5 ($10 with stein or glass) for those 21 and older. Guests under 21 free with an adult. Repeats Feb. 10.
Santiam Valley Grange
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
7:30 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. 6:30 p.m. potluck
7 p.m.,. Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-769-2601
Saturday, Feb. 10
Lyons Library Board
9:30 a.m., Mount Angel. 5K run/walk, 10K run. $20 age 20 and under, $30 adults, includes entry to Wurstfest, beverage. Register: mtangelwurstfest.org by Feb. 8.
Stayton High Booster Club Auction
3:30 p.m., Cascade Hall, 2330 NE 17th St., Salem. Tailgate social time until 5 p.m. featuring Gilbert Brothers Band, hosted bar and appetizers, silent auction. Dinner at 6 p.m. Oral auction at 7 p.m. Tickets $35 at staytonevents.com; $40 at door. Benefits scholarships, athletic programs. 503-769-2171
Our Town Santiam
7 p.m., Lyons Public Library, 279 Eighth St. 503-859-2366
Tuesday, Feb. 13 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
Cascade School Board
7 p.m., Cascade District Office, 10226 SE Marion Road, Turner. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-749-8010
Wednesday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day Lyons Garden Club
6 p.m., Aumsville Fire Station, 490 Church St. Open to public. 503-749-2894
Mill City Council
6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Presentation of history of the Santiam Canyon, surrounding area. Open to public. Refreshments.
1 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. Jean Evett speaks on Biblical flowers, plants. Hostesses Margie Forrest, Celeste Rush. Open to public; new members welcome. John Hollensteiner, 503-508-5913
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
6 p.m., Stayton Elementary, 875 N Third Ave.. Board meeting for North Santiam School District. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-6924
Aumsville Planning Commission
6:30 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Open to the public. 503-749-2030
North Santiam Chamber After Hours
6:30 - 8 p.m., Expressions Salon and Gifts, 811 Main St., Lyons. Open to any business, non-profit representative interested in connecting with the broader canyon community. Bring business cards, marketing materials to share. Sponsored by North Santiam Chamber of Commerce. 503-8975000, nschamber.org
Saturday, Feb. 17 Flea Market
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Crafts, bake sale, collectibles. Hamburger lunch available. Free admission, parking.
Aumsville Community Health Fair
Marian Estates Auxiliary Bingo
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Aumsville Fire Department, 490 Church St. Medical professionals from different fields available to speak with, get information from. American Red Cross Bus for blood donation; 1-800-RED-CROSS to set up appointment.Free. 503-749-2894
Santiam Canyon School Board
KYAC Concert Series
2 – 4 p.m., Maurice’s Bistro, 390 SE Church St., Sublimity. $5 per packet. Open to public. 503-769-3499
Mill City Lyons Club
7 p.m., Trexler Farm, 20146 SE Ferry Road, Stayton. Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band performs. . $20 in advance; $25 at door if available. Tickets at staytonevents.com.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Monday, Feb. 19 Presidents’ Day Tuesday, Feb. 20
6:30 p.m., Santiam Elementary School, 450 SW Evergreen, Mill City. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-897-2321 6:30 p.m., Mountain Edge Cafe, 320 NW Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Repeats Feb. 28. Sandy, 504-551-2645
Young Professionals Meet-Up
8:30 a.m., location TBA. Young Professionals is open to business people throughout the canyon under 40. Sponsored by GROW-EDC. For information, location, call 503-871-5188
Rock the Blocks!
3 - 4:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Kids of all ages build with Legos, Duplos. Children under 6 must be accompanied by adult. Free. 503-769-3313
Stayton City Council
7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-3425
Wednesday, Feb. 21 Teen Tech
4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Make cards, bookmarks that light up with conductive tape, LED lights. Grades 6 - 12 Free; register at library or call 503-769-3313. w
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7 p.m., Stayton High. New members welcome. 503-769-2171
Stayton Library Board
6 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Open to public. 503-769-3313
Thursday, Feb. 22 Chamber Awards Luncheon
11:30 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 72nd annual Community Chamber Awards honoring area individuals, organizations, businesses. Catered lunch. Tickets $22 or table of 8 for $150. Tickets available until Feb. 15 or they sell out. Staytonsublimitychamber.org, 503-769-3464
Oregon Author Visit
7 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Gina Ochsner, author of The Necessary Grace to Fall and The Hidden Letters of Velta B speaks. Reception accompanies event. Free. Open to public. Sponsored by Stayton Friends of the Library. 503-769-3313
Friday, Feb. 23
Family Movie Night
6:30 p.m., Stayton Elementary, 875 N Third Ave. Nut Job 2. Bring pillows, blankets. Free admission. Concessions. Open to public. Each child attending entered into drawing to win movie. 503-769-2336
Saturday, Feb. 24
5 - 8 p.m, Gates Elementary, 410151 Gates School Road. Community dinner, fellowship hosted by Upward Bound Camp. 503-897-2447
7 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-749-2030
Monday, Feb. 26
Mill City Council
Friends of the Library
11 a.m, Stayton Public Library. Open to public. 503-769-3313
Fourth Saturday Maker’s Market
Marion Estates Auxiliary
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Macleay Grange, 8312 Macleay Road, Salem. Indoor farmers market, baked goods, handmade crafts. Free admission. 503-873-3593
Grange Spaghetti Dinner
St. Mary Spaghetti Dinner
2 - 6 p.m., St. Mary Catholic Church, 9168 Silver Falls Hwy., Aumsville. Annual allyou-can-eat spaghetti dinner, fundraising drawing. $10 adults, $6 children 6 - 12. Children 5 and under free. Sponsored by St. Mary Altar Society. 503-362-6159
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
Random Readers Book Club
Tea Time for Book Lovers
Stayton Planning Commission
Sunday, Feb. 25
Tuesday, Feb. 27
2 p.m., Sloper Cafe, 590 SE Conifer Circle, Sublimity. 503-769-8900
3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Book club for children reading longer chapter books. Sign-ups recommended. Free. 503-769-3313
5 - 7 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Spaghetti dinner with salad, garlic bread, dessert, beverage. $8; under 5 free.
Aumsville City Council
7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to the public. Agenda available. 503-769-3425
Sublimity Planning Commission
7 p.m., Sublimity City Hall, 245 NW Johnson St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-5475
Wednesday, Feb. 28 5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Book club for adults. This month’s selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313
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Sports & Recreation
Stayton girls in top 5 under AD/Coach Darren Shryock
In just his second year as the head coach at Stayton, Darren Shryock has his girls basketball squad in the top five. The Eagles are 12-4 overall and ranked No. 5 in Class 4A by the OSAA. Stayton, Cascade, North Marion and Newport all are 2-1 in the early going in the Oregon West Conference. Cascade is ranked sixth and North Marion eighth. Shryock, who coached the Silverton High boys team to two third-place finishes at state in his 12 years there, is in his fourth year as the athletic director at Stayton. It is his second season coaching the girls. “I think the jury is out on how good this team can be,” Shryock said. “For the most part, this team has proven they can defend. As is the case for most teams, if you can defend you have a chance. They are great kids and they play hard. The potential is there to make it to the state tournament, but we will have to see how league plays out.” Alexa Bender, a 6-1 senior, and Marri Martinez, a 6-1 junior, have been the top scorers and rebounders for the Eagles. Junior Alli Nyquist and her sister, sophomore KJ Nyquist, have played key ball-handling and defensive roles, with senior Lexi Smart and sophomore Genevieve Frith also proving strong contributors. The Eagles’ lone league loss was a 51-35 decision Jan. 19 against perennial power Cascade. The Cougars are coached by Mark Stevens, who is in his 28th season of a career that includes more than 500 wins, a state title and four state runner-up finishes. “Cascade has to be considered the favorite,” Shryock said. “Mark does a great job with his girls. He has built a power. Teams that are talented and well-coached are incredibly difficult to deal with, and Cascade has both, not just this year but over the years. “It reminds me of the Corvallis boys team with Greg Garrison we faced when I was coaching at Silverton. It took us a few years to get over the hump and beat them because they were so well-coached and talented.” Stayton and Cascade meet again Feb. 9 in Turner.
Shryock, who did not plan to coach when he took the AD job, says he is taking coaching “on a year-to-year basis. I am enjoying coaching the girls. I think I am still adjusting to the girls game having coached boys for so long, but I am enjoying it.” The Stayton boys are off to a 3-0 start in the Oregon West after a brutal nonconference schedule that included five Class 5A teams. The Eagles went 1-3 in the prestigious Capitol City Classic at Willamette University in Salem, a 16-team event that included a handful of Class 6A teams and four squads from out of state. Stayton is 8-9 overall and ranked No. 18. No. 3 Newport and No. 14 North Marion both are 2-1. Philomath (1-2) is ranked ninth, although Stayton scored a 48-45 win against the Warriors on Jan. 16. The Eagles still have home-and-home encounters with Newport and North Marion. Defending Class 2A champion Santiam, meanwhile, is ranked fifth this season, riding a 14-6 overall mark and a 6-1 record in the Tri-River Conference. The Wolverines’ lone league loss was a 49-43 decision Jan. 9 against topranked Western Mennonite. Santiam and the Pioneers played again Jan. 31 after Our Town’s presstime. Dance: The Stayton Highlights are taking on a new challenge this season. The dance squad, which has won the state championship 13 of the past 15 years, is competing in the show division, which means teams can use props and put down their own floor. “It’s been quite an experience and the girls are loving it so far,” coach Robin Meier told Our Town. “It will be quite the production when it’s finished. We have a ton of
Stayton High School athletic director and girls basketball coach Darren Shryock.
parent involvement because they are the ones who put up the set for us at competitions and they help us with props. It’s been really great having them even more involved this year.” The routine, which will be the one the Highlights use in March at the state meet, debuted Jan. 27 in an event at Philomath after Our Town’s presstime, but the home crowd will have a chance to watch the group Feb. 3 when Stayton hosts a competition. There are two sessions, at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with the Highlights performing twice during the second round. During the fall season the Highlights won all three of the competitions they entered while also performing at two football games, two assemblies and a basketball game. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at email@example.com.
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A Grin at the End
Ode to YouTube
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Readers of this column will recall that I believe the internet will destroy civilization as we know it. It draws out the dark side of people and provides a voice for every wing nut in the universe, including those that we have elected to public office. In the not-so-distant future, the internet will turn society into a “Hunger Games” of snarky comments and uninformed “opinions.” Well, I was wrong. There is an exception to the nonsense powered by Facebook, Instagram and all of the other anti-social media. It is YouTube. Oh, there is plenty of junk on that site, too, primarily videos of “Newsroom Bloopers” in which a news person falls out of a chair. I guess that passes for entertainment on the 21st Century internet. But YouTube also has some amazing stuff – including videos that have saved me thousands of dollars. I admit it: I’m the least handy guy in Oregon, and maybe on the planet. I am lucky to be able to tighten a bolt without messing it up, let alone build or repair anything. I always said I was a 10-foot builder. That means if I build a fence or anything else, it will look OK from 10 feet away, but if you get closer you’ll see the boards aren’t exactly level, and the nails look like they were hammered in by a chimpanzee using a rock.
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