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Happy Tails By Mary Owen The Happy Tails Dog Park Committee requested the city move ahead immediately to complete the park in time for SummerFest and the Great American Eclipse. “The final money is in, and it’s ready for design and implementation,” committee members Terri Mesa and Tami Burns told city councilors in their presentation with committee members at the May 15 council meeting. The council’s reaction was to “get the design finished and get it out to bid.” Public Works Director Lance Ludwick said he would move “full speed ahead” once the funds were received. The dog park was proposed in 2012 as a project for the FORD Rural Development Initiatives leadership trainings. By 2016, the committee met monthly, created a logo, researched equipment sources, and began fundraising. Four funding campaigns were launched via community business

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city of Stayton in every way possible to assure the dog park becomes a reality this summer.”

Last fall, the city of Stayton agreed to set aside a $25,000 portion of an improvement grant, with the stipulation that volunteers raise the rest of the money before the end of the fiscal year 2017.

Community feedback to the committee about the dog park has been positive, Bourdeau said.

By the second week of this May, the committee surpassed its matching goal of $25,000 six weeks ahead of schedule with donations of $26,635.45, according to a committee report. The Santiam Community Endowment dedicated $15,000 of that amount to the building of the dog park as well as acting as the fiscal agent to collect any monies donated to the project. “There is still much to be accomplished before Happy Tails is complete,” said Rèse Bourdeau, who spearheaded the project. “The many volunteers, dog professionals and local businesses that have spent hundreds of hours toward this endeavor are prepared to assist the

Monte Mensing of Monte’s Coins and More believes the dog park will attract more people to downtown. “I’m just getting a dog, and would love a dog park,” said Briny Tark, an employee of Moxieberry. Mike Schultz of Lovin’ Oven told committee members that a place was needed to take care of dogs’ needs while their owners shopped and dined downtown. Carmélle Bielenberg, vicepresident and chief operations officer of the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, thinks the park will attract tourists and road-trippers along Highway 22 who need a place to take care of pet needs while traveling. “Equally important is the positive impact

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this will have on creating neighborly relationships among those that live here in our community,” she wrote in a letter to the Happy Tails committee. “Also, bringing neighbors downtown could help increase traffic to local businesses, helping to increase the overall economic vitality of Stayton. I think it’s exciting any time we can support a project that enhances community livability and facilitates neighborliness.” Dog park advocates hope the project will finish in time for SummerFest, the Great American Eclipse and other events coming this summer. The Happy Tails Dog Park Committee members are: Jay Welch, Stayton Veterinary Hospital; 4-H representatives Kathy Hampton, Mary Albert and John and Judy Mohney; graphic artist Tricia McCain; Kathleen’s Pet Groom, and D’Tail Pet Grooming; Salem Dog Park consultant Linda Bush; and Bourdeau. For more information, call Mayor Hank Porter at 503-769-5792.

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On the upswing By Mary Owen Two downtown buildings will get upgrades thanks to a grant from Oregon Heritage to Friends of Old Town Stayton. “Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation, awarded 28 matching grants worth $2,455,700 to Oregon Main Street Network organizations across the state for building projects that encourage economic revitalization,” Alan Meyer said. “Friends of Old Town Stayton has been awarded a grant in the amount of $17,500 to improve two buildings on Third Avenue in Old Town.” Both buildings, one formerly occupied by Jensen-Kreitzer Family Clothing and Accents Northwest and the other housing Art Gone Wild, will receive new heating systems as well as other energy efficiency updates. FOTS was organized in 2015 with a vision of revitalizing Old Town Stayton, a vision it upholds today, members agree.

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“This came about in part through a citywide survey where citizens across Stayton identified revitalizing ‘old town Stayton’ as a priority,” said Priscilla Glidewell, city councilor. “As part of that vision, FOTS began working with building owners in the old town area to make their buildings ‘viable’ as places of business.” Glidewell said the first grant FOTS supported was a “Diamonds in the Rough” grant for façade improvements to the Deitrich building, work that should be complete this month. FOTS is now working with Jon and Teri Mesa, the owners of The Grove, now housed in the buildings. “The vision of the Mesas for this building is a ‘market’ setting with several retail businesses, a coffee cart and seating area,” Glidewell said. “Currently, it houses a clothing store that operates in partnership with Break the Chain ‘Clothing for a Cause,’ Paul Toews’ Art Gone Wild art gallery, an antique/gift shop, and the Friends of the Library bookstore.

“FOTS’ ultimate goal is to have a thriving business area with retail shops at the street level and residential housing and ‘guest type’ housing above,” she added. “Since its inception, FOTS has been on the move. Their list of accomplishments continues to grow. If you drive through old town, you will see their presence everywhere, from the flower baskets to the parklet, where you can sit, borrow a book from the little library, and sip a latte on a sunny day.”

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Friends of Old Town Stayton will host a tour of vacant commercial spaces on Third Avenue in Old Town Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Among those invited will be small business entrepreneurs, real estate brokers, and small business “start-ups.”

Glidewell hopes folks will mark their calendars for the first annual Stayton Block Party slated for August. The Howl at the Moon event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Third Avenue.

FOTS also seeks volunteers who can “hold a paint brush, caulk a window or dust a sill,” to help with upcoming projects, Meyer said. “Contact Friends of Old Town Stayton today to become part of this exciting

The new Grove project also needs volunteers, and a meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on June 10 at Moxieberry or visit the FOTS website or Facebook page to sign up, Glidewell said. “We are looking for anyone willing to use a paint brush or a broom,” she said. “We have volunteer opportunities for all skill levels.”

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Seismic rehab By Mary Owen The North Santiam School District was recently awarded two grants from Oregon’s Seismic Rehabilitation Grant program. “The grants will be used to upgrade the manufacturing wing at Stayton High School and the brick main building at Sublimity Middle School,” said Andy Gardner, NSSD superintendent. “Both buildings were built long ago, and do not meet seismic codes. We now have a far better understanding about the Cascade Subduction Zone and the frequency of earthquakes, and this creates urgency to make our buildings as safe as possible.” Gardner said both buildings are in need of strengthening of walls as well as stronger connections to the roof structures. “Sublimity Middle School is a brick structure that was built in the 1940s,” he said. “These tall brick walls represent a potential for collapse in a serious earthquake.”

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The Big One According to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, there is a 40 percent chance of a 9.0+ magnitude earthquake striking the Cascadia Subduction Zone within the next 50 years. The last time a “megathrust” quake struck inside the Subduction Zone was approximately 1700 A.D. The district plans to work on both projects in the summer of 2018, Gardner said. “The late timeline of the awards, and the need for the work to occur in the summer months when school is out, necessitate the projects occurring next summer,” he said. Sublimity Middle School received $1.5 million for upgrades, and Stayton High School, $936,000.

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State Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-Dist.30) said communities need to prepare by making sure schools have been retrofitted so as not to “pancake” during a large quake. “These buildings must survive, not only to protect children, but so they’ll be available as emergency operations centers, field hospitals, rendezvous points for families, and places where community response can be coordinated,” Ferrioli said. “Then we must also turn our attention to police stations, fire halls and ambulance centers from which first responders are dispatched.” For more information, contact NSSD at 503-769-6924.

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Eclipse planning By Mary Owen From Aumsville to Detroit, people in the Santiam Canyon are gearing up for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21. “Two of our tourism teams are meeting frequently to get ready for the influx of visitors, creating printed and web content so visitors know where to camp, where to go for fun, and how to find different events and activities,” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of GROWEDC, a major player in coordinating the efforts up and down the Canyon. “We are also creating marketing tools that River Fusion 22 event producers can use to encourage visitors to join in the fun.” Slated for Friday through Monday, Aug. 18-21, McKenzie said River Fusion 22 will offer entertainment, food and a variety of fun events for “friends, family and visitors from Aumsville to Detroit.” “We’re billing River Fusion 22 as a way to escape and celebrate the eclipse in beautiful North Santiam River Country,” she said.

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and festivities, weekend; Pirate Adventure Camp at Finding Your Neverland, North Fork, weekend; and Sol Wink Out, Scio, weekend.

McKenzie credited Travel Oregon for awarding GROW a $10,000 matching grant to help fund activities during the eclipse weekend.

“Smaller events include a steak fry and baked potatoes and all the fixin’s at Anthony Hall on Aug. 19, plus breakfast at First United Methodist Church in Stayton on Saturday and Monday mornings,” McKenzie said. “And Aumsville Community Theatre with two performances of a murder mystery show at Santiam Golf Club on Sunday. So, lots of stuff!”

“GROW and DLRABA each contributed $2,500 for the cash-matching portion of the grant, with the rest of the match coming from the hundreds of hours volunteers are putting in to creating this first-time event,” McKenzie said.

Although state campgrounds are sold out, sites are still available around the area, including at the Sublimity Harvest Festival grounds, Trexler Farm, Camp Taloali and smaller venues up and down the area.

Activities include: Aumsville Corn Festival, Aug. 19; Howl at the Moon block party, Old Town Stayton, Aug. 18; River City Music & Art Jamboree, Aug. 20; Black Out in Detroit, beer garden

“We have plenty of tent and RV sites still available,” said Janet Johanson, Camp Taloali spokesperson. “Our combination of riverside views, large meadows and forest makes Camp Taloali an enjoyable

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The Class of 2017 valedictorians are: Jackson Klagge and Brandon Saari. Salutatorians are: Randall Klagge, Julian Downey and Autumn Thomas.

classes, Plotts said many of these students are graduating with several college credits. “This class experienced success in athletics and developed a very strong bond with each other,” he said.

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“This senior class has experienced a lot during their four years at Santiam, both inside and outside the classroom,” said Principal Dave Plotts. “The district underwent several Brandon Saari changes during their tenure, and this class had to make several changes to adjust to all the changes. The seniors took on the adversity and turned this challenge into an opportunity for growth.” Through finding online opportunities to helping the school add several CTE

“Though these students will all be going their separate ways after graduation, they will be remembered as a strong class that brought a lot of pride to the Santiam Canyon.”

ORCA Oregon Connections Academy may have as many as 500 graduates this year for the Class of 2017. “We won’t know the final numbers until all the credits and grades have been assessed,” said Allison Galvin, ORCA executive director. ORCA does not have a valedictorian or salutatorian. Taylor Hampton

“There are two wonderful speakers chosen to deliver remarks during the commencement ceremony,” Galvin said. “One of the featured speakers will be 18-year-old Taylor Hampton from Klamath Falls. Taylor is the first Oregon Connections Academy student body president, elected by her peers to service in that office when the school created the first ORCA student government last fall.” The ceremony will be held in June in the Salem area. “We are very proud of Oregon Connections Academy’s Class of 2017,” Gavin said. “It’s gratifying to know that our rigorous, personalized educational model helped our graduating seniors achieve their personal bests. “This is a highly diverse group of talented students from urban and rural parts of Oregon, from large and small families, yet they are all connected by one statewide public school which has hopefully prepared them for the next chapter of their lives,” she said.”

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Launching hope By Mary Owen Kayaking down the North Fork of the Santiam River in the hot sun can be a fun summer activity for many outdoor lovers. “Our raft trips are very family friendly,” said Sam Drevo of eNRG Kayaking, offering trips out of Mill City. “We allow kids as young as 9 to come along. Paddling is fun for the whole family.” Offering half-day, full-day rafting and inflatable kayaking guided trips and rentals on the river has earned eNRG Kayaking the North Santiam Chamber Award for Business of the Year. “It was an honor to win an award from the chamber,” Drevo said. “We do our best to give back to the community, and it is nice to be recognized in that way.” The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Santiam Awards Night was held April 26 in the Santiam High School auditorium. The award was given to eNRG Kayaking for its contributions to the local economy.

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NSCC also noted that Drevo and eNRG Kayaking “helped raise awareness of our river community by expanding our tourism exposure,” and “significantly contributed to our local nonprofits through their many donations.” In addition to raft trips, eNRG Kayaking offers kids camps, specialty workshops (playboating, creeking, fishing), ACA kayak instructor certification workshops, and river rescue clinics. “We also buy, sell, rent or trade new and used kayaks, canoes, rafts, paddle boards and related equipment,” Drevo said. Kayaking is most popular from May to September, but the shop does run shoulder season trips in October/ November and March/April, he said.

North Santiam Chamber of Commerce 2017 award winners Jack Goodell, Citizen of the Year Amber Tinney, Young Adult Citizen of the Year Jackson Klagge, Student of the Year Spring Aerni and The Cedar Bunkhouse, Canyon Beautification and Improvement eNRG Kayaking, Business of the Year dam building, and conservation are all interwoven into the culture.” Drevo believes the North Santiam River will continue to grow in popularity for active recreation, and that “helping to grow the Canyon’s tourism industry will create jobs and opportunity for the next generation while promoting healthy lifestyles.”

“The North Fork Santiam is a gem of a river in many ways,” Drevo said. “Exposing people to the river boosts the local economy, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and a lifetime activity. It’s a source of drinking water for the city of Salem, and the story of logging,

“Most people thoroughly enjoy paddling on the Santiam,” he said. “Our students certainly rave about our trips. Our

Mill City-Gates Community Assistance Center, Nonprofit of the Year Marion County Commissioners (Sam Brentano, Janet Carlson, Kevin Cameron), President’s Choice City of Mill City, Marion White Volunteerism Award company educates people about proper technique, river safety, and sustainability as it relates to river ethic and becoming river stewards.” New bathrooms erected in the Mill City Park are a boost to the river area, he said. “And we’re excited to watch the work our neighbor is putting into renovating the corner building at First and Wall into a restaurant/boutique hotel,” he added. “We are developing plans to make improvements to our building as well.”


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By Mary Owen The Stayton City Council has adopted three goals for 2017-2018. “We’ve done our best,” City Administrator Keith Campbell told city council members at their May 15 meeting. “These goals may be too broad or too narrow, or we may have missed an opportunity. I’d encourage any sort of discussion or recommend any changes you would like to see.” With that recommendation, council members voted to clarify working on an economic development point to accommodate all groups working toward the revitalization of Old Town Stayton.

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Bingo, 1 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. Repeats Thursdays. 503-767-2009

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2:30 p.m. Line dancing for beginners. 3:30 p.m. Line dancing. 503-767-2009

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

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Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

Arduino Makerspace Workshop

4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Arduino workshop introducing simple programming, electronic hardware utilization. Students choose from activities like working with LCD screens to driving electric motors. Grade 6 - 12. Free. 503-769-3313

Adult Coloring Night

5:30 - 6:45 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Relaxing evening of coloring for adults. Supplies, music provided. Free. 503-769-3313

Regis High Graduation 1:30 p.m., Regis High.

Monday, June 5 Stayton City Council

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

Saturday, June 3

Tuesday, June 6

Silver Falls Challenge

9 a.m., Silver Falls State Park. 5K, 6-mile run, kids 1,500-meter run. Day-of registration $30. Youth run 1,500 free, but must register. Free barbecue follows race. Admission to park is free. 503874-0201

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

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Senior Meals, noon. First Presbyterian

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Santiam Hospital Fun Run

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

Cribbage Lessons, 11 a.m., Santiam

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

9 a.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Annual fun run and health walk. 5K walk, 3K, 5K, 10K runs. Day-of registration $20, $50 for group of four. Music, food, beverages, face painting, bouncy house.

Oregon kids and teens (ages 1 - 18) get free summer meals at the following locations. Adult lunches can be purchased for $1.50. 503-873-6331 ext. 3770, Santiam Junior/Senior High. June 26 - Aug. 24, Monday - Thursday. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 503-897-2321. Sites in Stayton, Sublimity, Lyons, Aumsville begin in July.

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9 a.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Poker Run motorcycle ride. $15 first hand, $10 extra hands. Lunch, drawings. Benefits Children’s Ministry. Tim Taylor, 503-769-1825

Brown House Work Party

9 a.m. - noon, Historic Charles & Martha Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Projects include painting, gardening, more.

Lamb & Wool Show

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Turner Elementary, 7800 School St. 80th annual Marion County Lamb & Wool Show. Parade 11 a.m. Firemen’s breakfast 6:30 - 10 a.m. Vendors, ice cream vendor, children’s classes. Free. Jula Galvin, 503-743-2744, marioncountylambandwoolshow.

Tour of Possibilities

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Third Avenue, Stayton. Friends of Old Town Stayton hosts tour of vacant commercial spaces in old town Stayton. Small business entrepreneurs, real estate brokers encouraged to attend.

Stayton Vet Open House

12:30 - 4 p.m., Stayton Veterinary Hospital, 1308 N First Ave. Ribbon cutting, tours the new facility, meet staff. Food, beverages, prizes, basket drawings. 503-769-7387

St. Boniface Museum

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

Odd Fellows Bingo

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

Stayton Parks and Rec Board

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

Wednesday, June 7 Chamber Greeters

8 a.m., Finishing Touch Auto Detailing, 101 Second Ave., Stayton. 503-769-3464

Red Hat Strutters

Noon, Almost Home Restaurant, 3310 NE Market St., Salem. New members, guests welcome. Make reservations by contacting hostesses Valorie Baxter, 503-900-0051, Jeannie Brundidge, 503-999-2262.

Stro’s Cruise-in

5 p.m., Stayton A&W, 1215 W Washington St. Classic cars, music, food, prizes. Repeats June 21. Russ, 503-930-8976

Thursday, June 8 North Santiam Watershed Council

6 p.m., Stayton Community Center. Open to public. 503-930-8202

Friday, June 9 Stayton High Graduation

7 p.m., Salem Armory, 2310 NE 17th St., Salem.

Santiam High Graduation 8 p.m., Santiam High.

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Saturday, June 10 Second Saturday Market

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aumsville City Hall, 595 Main St. Seasonal produce, yard art, home decor, more. Door prizes. Every second Saturday through September. Vendor applications at

OSCYC Open House

1 - 4 p.m., Old School Community Youth Center, 22057 Emma St., Mehama. Open house. BBQ sandwiches, homemade ice cream. Kaye, 503-859-2303

Fischer Mill Music Fest

2 - 9 p.m., Old Mill Park Amphitheater, Silverton. Regional, local bands. Free entrance. Seven Brides Brewing, Creekside Grill, local food vendors. Presented by Soundstream Music.

Sunday, June 11 Plant Sale

Noon - 4 p.m., Historic Charles & Martha Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Cascade Nursery Trail members sell plants for landscape needs. Portion of proceeds benefit rehabilitation of Brown House. House tours, refreshments. 503-769-8860

Community Barbecue

5 - 7 p.m., Old Gates Elementary, 4051 Gates School Road. Free community barbecue, games with prizes. Sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Hosted by Upward Bound Camp.

Monday, June 12 Summer Reading Sign-Ups

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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. Free. 503-769-3313

Sublimity City Council

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

Aumsville City Council

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

Stayton Fire District Board

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

Lyons Fire District Board

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Tuesday, June 13 Santiam Historical Society

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

Mill City Council

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

Cascade School Board

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

VFW Meeting

7 p.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5638. All eligible veterans welcome. Repeats June 27. Hank Porter, 503-769-5792

Wednesday, June 14 Chamber Greeters

8 a.m., Santiam Golf Club, 8724 SE Golf Club Road, Aumsville. 503-769-3464

Lyons Garden Club

1 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. Discussion of May’s garden tour, celebration of June birthdays. Hostesses Margie Forrest, Jean Newham. Open to public; new members 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

Santiam Canyon School Board

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

Friends of Stayton Pool

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library Open to public. 503-569-1392,

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Friday, June 16 Oregon Garden Brewfest

3 - 11 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Featuring 120 handcrafted beers, ciders, mead from 60 breweries across the nation. Fire pits, live music, covered areas. Repeats noon - 11 p.m. June 18, noon - 6 p.m. June 19. Minors welcome noon - 5 p.m. June 17, all day June 18. One-day admission $15 three-day $30; VIP ticket $100.

Sunday, June 18 Father’s Day Monday, June 19 Free Day Camp

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Porter Boone Park, 1105 Main St., Aumsville. Open to all children in Aumsville and surrounding areas. Outdoor games, craft time, free books. Every Monday through Aug. 15. Register: Aumsville City Hall, 595 Main St.,, 503-749-2030

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

Rock the Blocks

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. Free. 503-769-3313 6 p.m., District Office, 1155 N First Ave., Stayton. Board meeting for North Santiam School District. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-6924

7 p.m., Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds, 11880 Sublimity Road. NW Extreme Truck Challenge and Pro Arena Truck Racing. Pit party, Kid Zone, food, beer. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission at gate $15 adults, $12 seniors, military ID, $8 children 6 - 12. Children 5 and under free. Advance discount tickets at D&W Automotive, Sublimity. Repeats June 24.

Saturday, June 24 Firefighter Golf Tournament

8:30 a.m., Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, 32295 North Fork Road, Lyons. Four-man scramble open to all current and past firefighters, fire equipment vendors. $300/team. Register at June 16 deadline. 503769-2601

Monday, June 26 Aumsville City Council

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

Stayton Planning Commission

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

Stayton City Council

Tuesday, June 27

Tuesday, June 20

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

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

Try-It Tuesdays!

3:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Events for kids grade 1 - 5. Today: TBA. June 27: Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies. 503-769-3313

Wednesday, June 21 Summer Solstice Chamber Greeters

Young Professionals Meet-Up

NSSD Board

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

NW Extreme Truck Challenge

8 a.m., Santiam Water Control District, 284 E Water St., Stayton. 503-769-3464

Thursday, June 22 Shrivel Me Timbers

6:30 - 8 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 198 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Water bath canning fruit. OSU Extension Service and Calvary Lutheran offer Nutrition with Cooking classes. Learn strategies for eating healthier, ways to keep active. Free. Register by calling Tonya Johnson, 503-373-3763,

Friday, June 23 Teen Summer Kick-Off Party

6 - 7:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Wii games, board games, Minute-to-Win-it challenges. Prizes, snacks. Grades 6 - 12. Free. 503-769-3313

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Lyons City Council

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

Wednesday, June 28 Cupcake Wars

3 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Try your hand at making cupcakes. Grades 6 - 12. Registration required. Free. 503-769-3313

Tea Time for Book Lovers

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Book discussion group for adults. This month, “Loving Frank” by Nancy Horan. Free; no registration necessary. 503-769-3313

Thursday, June 29 Summer Reading Performer

4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Creature Feature with Steve Lattanzi. All ages. Free; no registration. 503-769-3313

DIY Terrariums

5:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Mae own terrarium with succulents. Ages 12 through adults. Free; registration required. 503-769-3313

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Saturday market New digs Picken Coop hosts outdoor event By Mary Owen

Saturday Market,” Sramek said.

Good news, folks! The Saturday Market is back for the second summer at The Picken Coop’s parking lot through October.

The rainy spring hindered people from attending the market, but Sramek expects traffic to rise right along with the temperatures.

“Last year was good for starting up,” said Lora Sramek, owner of The Picken Coop. “This year, I have had a lot more interest and participation.”

The Saturday Market is held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first two Saturdays of each month from now until October.

Drawing people to the market are vendors such as Lularoe, Pink Zebra, Younique, Damsel in Defense, Jamberry, Avon, Stephannies Magic Butter, Watkins, and for hungry shoppers, The Spud Bus, with baked and loaded potatoes.

“There have been quite a few people showing up,” Sramek said. “I’d like to get more food vendors and a fresh-cut flower vendor, but I’m really excited about the outcome so far. It can only get bigger and better!”

“We also have crocheted items, specialty rocks, jewelry, vintage items and more coming,” Sramek said of goods for sale.

Sramek started the market last year motivated by her love for the Salem outdoor market.

Helping to draw vendors to the market is free space to sell their wares, and Sramek said other vendors have signed up and will hopefully participate when the weather is nice. “Some come into my shop looking for a space, but I have a waiting list, so I offer them

“I thought since I work in Stayton to try to get one going here,” she said. “It brings the community together, and is a fun event for people to enjoy!” For information, contact Sramek at 503-881-3133 or e-mail her at The Picken Coop is located at 789 N. Third Ave., Stayton.

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Stayton Veterinary Hospital has a new home – same location, new facility. “With a growing business and community, a larger facility was needed,” said Callie Gullet, veterinary assistant. “It’s something that the practice owners and staff have been anticipating for a while. “It’s at the same physical address, but the new building is behind where the old one was located,” she added. “The old building is no longer standing as that area is paved for parking.” Gullet said the new facility has doubled the size of Stayton Veterinary, which now offers six exam rooms, a large surgery suite with two surgery tables, a comprehensive in-house laboratory, and a large treatment area to better patient service. “Clients can enjoy our spacious reception area as well as all the benefits of the new facility,” Gullet said. “We have five doctors and a growing support staff. Our doctors are always available as we have a doctor on-call every night for emergency purposes.” In 2008, Dr. Michael Reynolds and Dr. Jeffrey Brubaker formed a partnership to purchase Stayton Veterinary Hospital. The practice merged with Santiam Canyon VetMed that same year, providing Stayton and the surrounding communities with a full-service mixed animal practice. Today, Reynolds and Brubaker are joined by doctors James Welch, Brittany Hale and Sara Livesay. “As we continue to grow, we are able to offer new services,” Gullet said. “Our newest doctor, Dr. Livesay, is certified in acupuncture treatment which we are excited about offering. One of the


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practice owners, Dr. Reynolds, is now certified to perform stem cell procedures. Additionally, we have two doctors on staff who offer veterinary care to exotic animals, such as hamsters, bunnies, ferrets and guinea pigs.” To celebrate the opening of the new facility, Gullet said Stayton Veterinary Hospital will host a “very fun event” that will be kid-friendly with various activities for the community. “For example, we are planning to have educational demonstrations, games and a scavenger hunt,” Gullet said. “We will have giveaways, as well as an outdoor barbecue for attendees.” The Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce will kick off the festivities with a ribbon-cutting. The open house is on Saturday, June 3, 12:30 to 4 p.m.. “Our doors will be open to the community for people to tour our new facility, learn about our services, as well as meet our doctors and staff,” Gullet said. “We are appreciative of the support we have received from the community over the years. Our new hospital will allow us to provide state-ofthe-art care along with an excellent experience for our patients and their owners.”

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Regis third at state track

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Brendon Woodcock and Ryan Boyd helped lead the Regis boys track and field team to a third-place finish at the OSAA Class 2A state meet at Hayward Field in Eugene.

Mitchell of Cascade advanced to the quarterfinals, while also participating were Jenica Wiebenga of the Cougars and Emma Lindemann of Stayton. In doubles, Tori Lewis and Alejandra Osuna of Cascade made it to the consolation semifinals before falling to a team from Vale.

Woodcock won the 400 (50.53), took second in the 200 (22.96), ran a leg on the Rams’ winning 4x400 relay team and added a leg on their 4x100 relay squad that finished second. Also on the long relay quartet, which ran 3:31.43, were Ethan Lulay, Boyd and Eric Gustin. Lulay, Courage Minten and Gustin joined Woodcock in the short relay, which clocked 45.71. Lulay, Woodcock and Gustin ran on the 2016 4x400 team that also won at state. Boyd, in addition to his relay leg, was third in the 110 hurdles (16.17), third in the 300 hurdles (42.40) and fourth in the pole vault (12-6). Regis, the defending boys champions, finished with 61 points, trailing only Weston McEwen (67) and Bandon (63). Regis’ Josh Mumey, meanwhile, took third in the high jump and 10th in the triple jump. Rams athlete Adair Pelayo was seventh in the javelin. Santiam, meanwhile, scored 10 points, led by Joshua Ballard (fourth in high jump), Brody Davidson (4th in long jump) and John McCormick (11th in discus). Kylie Fisk took sixth in the 300 hurdles and 11th in the 100 hurdles for the Regis girls. Meanwhile, in the Class 4A meet Kalulu Ngaida took second in the triple jump (37-2) and fourth in the high jump (5-3) to lead the Cascade girls squad, which scored 13 points and finished 20th. Also competing for the Cougars’ girls squad were Elisa Kanoff (11th in 100), Maliah Russell (12th in 800) and the 4x100 relay squad that took 10th. Lauren Baddeley

In the Class 4A boys doubles tournament the Cascade boys teams of Michael Biddington and Peyton Hunt and district champions Daniel Suelze and Yannik Hulbert advanced to the quarterfinals before being eliminated.

of Stayton took 10th in the triple jump. In the boys Class 4A meet Cascade’s Brandon Martin finished fourth in the 200 (22.91) and fifth in the 100 (11.27) for the Cougars, who tied for 23rd with nine points. Dominic Federico took 11th in the discus, Martin was 12th in the long jump and Cody Teal was 14th in the shot put for Cascade. Casey Pugh of Stayton and teammate Matthew Frazeur, finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 3,000. Pugh, who also took ninth in the 1,500, ran 9:18.48 in the 3K, with Frazeur right behind at 9:19.57. The Eagles 4x100 relay squad finished 11th. Baseball, softball: At Our Town’s presstime Regis still was in the hunt for a third state baseball title under retiring coach Don Heuberger. The Rams opened the 2A-1A tournament with a 10-1 win vs. Bonanza, the 717th victory of Heuberger’s career. In Class 4A baseball Sisters eliminated Cascade 5-0. The Cougars finished 13-12 after advancing to the round of 16 via an 8-3 play-in win at Ontario. In the Class 2A-1A softball tournament Regis lost 10-0 at Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii in the round of 16. The Rams finished the season 7-15. Tennis: In the Class 4A girls singles tournament Erica

Golf: Stayton finished fifth and Cascade was 11th in the Class 4A tournament at Trysting Tree in Corvallis. Aidan Hill led the way for the Eagles, finishing tied for ninth with a 36-hole total of 160. Also participating for Stayton were Evan Massena (21st, 171), Alex Cramer (tied for 27th, 177), James Bridge (tied for 32nd, 180) and Cole Atiyeh (57th, 204. Eric Duff was the top finisher for Cascade with a two-round score of 177, which tied him with Stayton’s Cramer for 27th. Also playing for the Cougars were Carson Hunt (tied for 35th, 181), Nick Duncan (tied for 38th, 183), Ian Huber (46th, 192) and Jackson Christian (tied for 49th, 194). The Regis boys, meanwhile, finished ninth in the Class 3A-2A-1A tournament at Eagle Crest in Redmond. Kyle Humphries led the way for the Rams, finishing tied for fourth with a two-round total of 157. Also participating for the Rams were Dawson Dickey (tied for 10th, 161), Casey Humphries (tied for 15th, 165) and Jacob May (66th, 256). Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at

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The Stayton Road Runner Club and Santiam Hospital team up annually to promoting health in the community withthe June Fun Run & Health Walk. Between 800 and 900 participants are expected to race in the 3k, 5K and 10K runs and the 5K walk on Saturday, June 3. The 10K run is USATF sanctioned. Runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to pre-register for the Saturday morning event. Check-in will be 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. with the race beginning promptly at 9 a.m. The start/finish line will be at Santiam Hospital. There are prizes for male and female first place runners in all divisions. All runners and walkers will receive a keepsake. Special activities this year include music provided by a DJ, a bounce house and face painting and balloon animals for kids, and a special drawing for two $150 gift cards from Stayton Sports. The drawing will be held after the race and participants must be present to win. Complimentary fruit, muffins, coffee, and smoothies will be served after the race.


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Saturday, June 3 Check-in 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Santiam Hospital 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton The individual entry fee is $20 the day of the race, and the group entry fee is $50. Pre-registration information is available at or by calling 503-769-2175. Parking will be available at Foothills Church and in a gravel lot near the hospital. Runners and walkers are being asked to leave pets at home for safety. Major sponsors are Key Bank, OMAC Advertising, PT Northwest, and Saalfeld Griggs PC. Additional sponsors include Our Town, Tico’s Coffee Roasting Co., Stayton Roth’s, Stayton Sports Store, Pacific Perks, and Cascade Fruit & Produce. Eclectic Edge Racing provides special assistance.


BARN SALE The event will be on Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lots of shop tools, household, teen clothing, some toys, saddle, ATV, etc. Located at 12254 Mt. AngelGervais Rd. Look for the big red barn. ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE Featuring Insulators, Bottles and Tabletop Antiques. Saturday, Sept. 2nd 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Coolidge-McClain Park. Section 1 Vendors call 503-873-7123 for further information. FOR SALE H.D. Zipper boots size 9½ $100, Langlitz jacket 46-48 $200, Leather interstate classic chaps XXL $50. Take all for $250 503-510-8260


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MT. ANGEL SCHOOL DISTRICT is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals are served at no charge to those between one and 18 years of age. The program will run Monday through Friday from June 19, 2017 through Aug. 19, 2017 (no meals served on July 4th). Meals will be served at Mt. Angel Middle School, 460 E. Marquam Street, Mt. Angel. Breakfast is from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Mt. Angel School District is an equal opportunity provider.


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The happiest places I know If you want to see happy people I can think of no better place to go than a graduation. Graduations are all about happy. Whether they celebrate a child’s “survival” of kindergarten, eighth grade, high school or college, every graduation is one big happy event.

So often we hear about the worst in people. A scan of Facebook – which will ultimately destroy all civilization with its fake news and fake people – shows me more vitriol than I could ever imagine. People bad mouth politicians, celebrities, strangers – whoever is unfortunate enough to come onto their radar.

Whether the student was valedictorian or barely squeaked through with a D-minus average, everyone is happy to see him, or her, walk across that stage and collect a diploma. No matter what the commencement speaker pontificated on, it doesn’t matter. They could have read from the directions for microwaving a burrito and the students would be been fine with it. A stroll around after the ceremony will reveal one Norman Rockwell moment after another – the students surrounded by various combinations of siblings, moms, dads, grandparents, friends, maybe an aunt or uncle or two. What could be better? I’ve been to a few graduations, mainly for our boys. But I recently attended a special graduation, one that I thought I would never see. My wife received her master’s degree in counseling. That moment, when she walked across the stage, was the culmination of years of work, and I couldn’t have been more proud.

Looking at Facebook is like looking at the rear end of mankind. I used to think I worked hard, but I’m a complete slacker compared to her. Not only did she have to go to a massive number of classes and do a massive number of research papers – I reckon about a million – but she also interned for a year at the Union Gospel Mission locations in Portland and Beaverton, counseling the folks who live there. I quit counting the number of late nights, the hours of studying. To me, it was a blur of effort by someone who felt called to help people. After the graduation, she walked across the foyer of the auditorium and – I’m not making this up – her feet didn’t touch the ground. Her classmates’ feet didn’t touch the ground, either. The scene was one big fur ball of happiness.

Then I go to a graduation, which is a celebration of success, knowledge, perseverance, hard work and character. And I see students, no matter the age, who did it, who ran the race and succeeded. And their parents are happy, their siblings and friends are happy – even their broken down old husbands are happy. This is graduation season. Colleges, high schools and other institutions of learning are affixing their imprimatur on the latest battalions of graduates. They, in turn, will descend on the world and proceed to make it a more civil, educated and better world. They will take their places beside the rest of us, who will be rooting for them every inch of the way. It is a special time, for special people who have accomplished special things. They have achieved an education that no one or no thing will ever take away from them. And they have found a happy place like no other.

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