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Something Fun Stampede puts audience closer to action.....................5 Silver Falls offers look back at logging history..............6

Something to Do Stayton plans 4th of July spectacular...........................8 Mill City stages holiday weekend events....................10 Fireworks over Detroit Lake set for July 11.................11

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Summer success

Reading / recreation program wins grants, fans

By Mary Owen

Aumsville does beautifully, and we’re thrilled to be part of it,” she said. “They started with eight kids six years ago, and on their first day this summer, they had 207 kids and parents there.”

Aumsville’s summer reading and recreation programs received a much needed financial boost. “We got two wonderful grants – one for $5,000 from The Ford Family Foundation and a $75,000 grant from the MidWillamette Valley United Way,” said Lora Hofmann, city administrative assistant. Hofmann said the city’s summer program, run by donations, grants, volunteers and fundraising, would not have gotten the United Way funding without GROWEDC, a program that offers free, one-onone business coaching to any entrepreneur in the North Santiam Canyon. Executive Director Allison McKenzie said GROW was happy to be the fiscal sponsor for United Way grant, which is to be distributed over two years. “Every penny of this grant will go directly to Aumsville’s collaborative education program,” she said. “Fostering early engagement in reading and learning makes

Hofmann said a child who reads becomes and adult who reads. “Common sense says that investing in children is one of the best hopes for an area’s future because you have better educated, well-rounded adults,” she said.

a critical difference in a child’s ability to succeed economically as an adult, which further enhances economic viability for our entire area.” McKenzie credited Aumsville’s programs for making learning and reading fun for kids while offering parents tools to help with reading and homework.

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Hofmann said the United Way grant will provide funding for the summer reading and recreation programs now and help fund an August Academy at Aumsville Elementary School. “The academy is a three-week program that will provide specialized teaching to children who may have lost basic skills over the summer or were below grade level at the end of the school year,” she said. “Aumsville Elementary Principal Cyndi Ganfield has some wonderful things planned!”

Aumsville partners with Stayton Library, Family Building Blocks, Cascade School District, Aumsville Fire Department, Oregon Pacific Area Health Education Center, and GROW-EDC to “help Aumsville kids become the best-read kids around,” Hofmann said. The book grants for the summer program, This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land, provides Aumsville with boxes of books to distribute not only to reading program participants but to the Stayton and public libraries, Hofmann said. “We are also donating board books and pre-K books to Family Building Blocks, who are taking them into homes where there are not many books. Research says that a child that owns or has in their home 10 books is a child that will do better in school and be less likely to fall behind. Our summer program is 10-weeks long, and each child gets a free book each week. That means that we are doing our best to make sure that every child owns 10 books they like to read.”

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This year, the Santiam Stampede’s rodeo arena will be shorter, with a ring of seating and some seating right on the arena floor.

“I especially love boating and spending time out on the lake,” said Smith, who owns Prince, a Pony of America gelding.

“Fans seated in these bleachers will have a seat that is up close to all the dirtflying rodeo action,” said Corky Justis, spokeswoman for the 19th annual event held July 17-18 at the Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds. “We are excited for the change, knowing it is going to bring together the contestants, the animal athletes, the clown, the announcer and the fans,” she added. “We feel it’s going to add to the excitement of the show.” On Friday night once inside the rodeo, kids can have fun for free in the Kid’s Corral, thanks to Sublimity Insurance. “The little partners can take advantage of all there is, at no charge,” Justis said. “Each year, we change things up in the corral, but the little ones can always count on pony rides and inflatables along

“What he lacks in size, he makes up for in personality. I plan to use him during my time as the Santiam Canyon Stampede Queen, so if you see a small spotted horse at rodeos this summer, chances are that is Prince and I, so come say hi!” GARY DAYTON

with each year’s offerings. This year, we’ll be adding miniature donkey cart rides, new games and prizes, and photo opportunities. Saturday the kids can enjoy the corral at a small cost.” The 2015 Miss Santiam Canyon Stampede Queen Tiana Smith will make appearances. When she isn’t studying to become a dental hygienist, the 2012 Silverton High School grad loves riding,

Mutton Busting and Junior Barrel races are crowd pleasers and can be viewed both Friday and Saturday nights, Justis said. Registration for these events opens at 8 a.m. July 6 at Clippers Unlimited in Stayton, and close when the events fill. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m., but gates open at 5:30 both nights with NPRA Rodeo Action, junior barrel racing, mutton busting and donkey races. Justin Homan, X-Game gold medalist with Metal Mulisha, will be there. After Party in the entertainment tent will have

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historic Silver Falls Lodge. The Forest History Center will have a display of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) artifacts and a list of thousands of names of the 80,000 men who served in the CCC in Oregon. The CCC built many of the buildings at the state park, including the Silver Falls Lodge. A miniature canoe race each day will celebrate Al Faussett’s 1928 canoe trip over the South Falls. First, second and third place finishes will receive prizes.

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Spectacular in Stayton By Mary Owen Freedom rings with family, friends, fireworks and fun in Stayton! Organizers of the 32nd annual Stayton Old-Time Fourth of July Festival are eager for the festivities to begin. “The theme this year is ‘Thank a Veteran for Your Freedom,’” said Suzi Kilby, parade co-chair. “The Loyal Order of Moose is proud to have E4 Specialist Jalem Weeks as the Grand Parade’s Grand Marshal. He is a member of the National Guard and a 2013 graduate of Cascade.”

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Stayton’s festivities start off with the Fourth of July Fun Run & Walk, presented by Stayton Boy Scout Troop 50. The 3K walk/run, 5K trail run and 10K run registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. at the Stayton Community Center. Participants can pay the $15 entry fee at registration. Hungry after the race? Kick off the day with a hearty breakfast at Habitat for Humanity’s annual fundraiser. The SLAMMS’ Chuck Wagon Breakfast will

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“SummerFest brings thousands of people to Stayton’s historic downtown Third Avenue,” said Kelly Schreiber, executive director of the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. “Many are from out of town, perhaps getting their first look at the community. We work hard to make it a fun event with something for people of all ages to enjoy.” SummerFest also offers businesses a chance to showcase their business and connect to potential customers, Schreiber said. More than 100 vendors are expected Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Third Avenue. Offerings range from art and collectibles to business displays, food booths and entertainers. Visitors can feather their nests with vintage finds at Vintage Village, Third and Washington. Kicking off the day is the Stayton Volunteer Firefighters Breakfast, all you can eat, 7-11 a.m. at Pioneer Park, Seventh and Marion. Cost is $5. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It right next door to Stayton SummerFest Car Show with vintage, classic, antique, specialty, hot rods, street rods and muscle

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In October, they requested his visa interview. A month later, after jumping through many legal hoops and with his visa granted, they brought Courage home to Sublimity.

So where does he want to go on his next camping trip? “Somewhere I can swim and go fishing,” he said. According to his mom, two more camping trips have been planned, including a family reunion weekend where Kim says, “He will meet a lot of new cousins.”

“We arrived in the U.S. with our son the week before Thanksgiving and with much to be thankful for,” Kim said.

“He wants to try waterskiing,” she added. “And we usually go backpacking, which we are trying to do in August.”

When Courage left his native Ghana for Oregon, he thought much about traveling to a “whole new world.”

Meanwhile, day trips have been planned to the zoo, state fair, rodeo and Portland Saturday Market, Kim said.

“It was my first time flying,” he said. “It was a weird feeling taking off in the plane.” During his first few months with his new family, Courage enjoyed trips to the beach, hiking at Silver Falls, visiting OMSI, going to Timberline for his first glimpse of snow. He played basketball and soccer, rode his bike, listened to music – all typical teenage activities. He attended St. Mary Catholic School, where teachers and staff helped him to adjust to his new cultural and educational environment. The family has strong connections to Catholic education. Russ and Kim both graduated from Regis, and Alex and her sister, Mackenzie, attended St. Mary and Regis. Now an OSU graduate, Alex works as a social services

Courage and Alex Minten at Metolious River campground.

director at a nursing home in Wilsonville. Mackenzie will be a sophomore at the University of Portland where she is studying to become a nurse. And Courage is looking forward to eighth grade at St. Mary. Meanwhile he is enjoying playing summer soccer for Stayton High School. Most recently, he went on his first camping trip with his family to the Metolius River in Camp Sherman. “I liked hiking and sitting around the campfire,” Courage said. “It was pretty cool. It’s fun to spend time away from

“We are also attending a wedding in July so it will be his first American wedding,” said Kim, who celebrated 25 years of marriage with Russ about nine days after bringing Courage home from Ghana. Kim said the experience of adopting Courage has changed her perspective on the American way of life. “I look at everything differently, and try to look at things through his eyes,” she said. “I want him to remember what it’s like to do without and appreciate all the things God has given him. “We have learned so much,” she added. “It took a lot of courage for him to leave his familiar culture and start a new life. Courage is adjusting amazingly well.”

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Motion Monday, 10:15 a.m. Monday. Stayton Public Library. Music, dance. AA Meetings, 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Calvary Lutheran, 198 SE Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mt. View Wesleyan Church, 111 Main St., Aumsville. 6 p.m. Wednesday. women only, Riverview Community Bank, 112 Main St., Aumsville. 6 p.m. Sunday. Aumsville Community Center, 555 Main St. 502-399-0599 Bingo, 1 p.m. Mondays & Thursday. Santiam Senior Center. $.05/game, $.10/ blackout. 503-767-2009 St. Boniface Museum, 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday. St. Boniface Community Archives and Museum, 371 Main St., Sublimity. Free. 503-769-5381 Story Time, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Stayton Library. Repeats at 3:30 p.m. 503-769-3313 Stayton Lions Club, Noon Tuesday. Covered Bridge Café, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. 503-769-4062 Bedtime Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. 503-769-3313 Al-Anon Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mt. View Wesleyan Church, 111 Main St., Aumsville. Tai Chi for Seniors, 10 a.m. Wednesday/Friday. Santiam Senior Center. Members free; $5 nonmembers. 503-767-2009 Storytime, 10:30 - 11 a.m., Lyons Public Library, 279 Eighth St. Stayton Rotary Lunch, Noon Wednesday. Santiam Golf Club, 8724 Golf Club Rd, Aumsville. 503-769-7307 Sublimity Quilters, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Thursday. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 375 SE Church St., Sublimity. 503-769-6459 Thumpin’ Thursday, 10:15 a.m. Thursday. Stayton Library. Music, dance. Free. 503-769-3313

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Saturday, July 4 Independence Day

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Loiter & Get Geared Up

3 – 5 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Gamers Unite with Wii, board, card games. Do homework, socialize Grades 6 - 12. Free. Repeats July 8: Lego Club; July 15: Teen Cinema; July 22: Tabletop Competition. 503-769-3313


5 - 8 p.m.,Stayton A&W, 1215 W. Washington St. Awards, ‘50s music. Repeats July 15. 503-769-5060,

Thursday, July 2 Stayton Playgroup

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Doris’s Place, 383 N. Third Ave., Stayton. Snacks served at 11 a.m. Indoor park, gym area, reading nook, more. Age 0-5. Free. Repeats July 16. RSVP: 503-769-1120

Alzheimer’s Support Group

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Lyons Summer Reading Performers

3 p.m., John Neal Park, 449 Fifth St., Lyons. Magician Jay Frasier. July 9: Reptile Man; July 16: Ventriloquist Vikki Gaskogreen; July 23: Music with Rick and Elizabeth; July 30: Storyteller Brad Clark. Free. 503-859-2366

Stayton Summer Reading Performers 4 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Reptile Man. July 9: Magician Jay Frasier. July 16: Juggler Rhy Thomas; July 23: Storyteller Chetter Galloway; July 30: Music with Rick Huddle. Free; must be signed up for summer reading program. 503-769-3313

Mill City Fourth of July

3 p.m., Kimmel Park, 330 NE Santiam Pointe Loop. Festival grounds open. Beer garden, food, vendors, arts and crafts. 5 p.m. family games, horseshoe tournament. 7 p.m. Mutt Show. 503897-2302

Mill City Fourth of July Celebration

7 - 11 a.m., Santiam High School. Breakfast sponsored by Mill City Lions Club. $6 adults, $5 12 and under. Parade at noon. Festival grounds open 9 a.m., Kimmel Park. Beer garden, food, vendors, arts and crafts. Live music by Reckless Rockhounds 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. 503-897-2302

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

8:30 - 11:30 a.m., Stayton Elementary School, 875 Third Ave. Habitat for Humanity breakfast. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, coffee. Adults $7, Fun Run participants $6, children and seniors $5. 9 a.m., Stayton Community Center, 400 W Virginia St. Old-Time Fourth of July Fun Run. Check in begins at 8 a.m. $15. Proceeds to Stayton Boy Scouts Troop 50. 4 p.m., Stayton Grand Parade. First Avenue to Washington Street to Gardner Street to Regis Street. Organized by Stayton Moose Lodge. Floats, horses, antiques vehicles. Fourth of July celebration begins after parade at Stayton Middle School, 1021 Shaff Road. Stayton Moose Lodge sponsors community dinner, karaoke 6 - 8 p.m. Free Whiskey Band performs live from 8 to 10 p.m. Fireworks follow.

Monday, July 6 Free Day Camp

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Tuesday, July 7 Santiam SummerFest Deadline

Deadline to send in vendor registration forms for July 26 SummerFest. Food vendors must contact Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce office for separate food vendor form. 503-7693464,

Hero Tuesdays

3:30 p.m., Stayton Library. Firefighter Hero Day. July 14: Moon Shadow Day with Jennifer Godfrey; July 21: Evergreen Aviation; July 28: Librarians are Heroes. Free. 503-769-3313

First Tuesday in the Park

5 - 8 p.m., Church Park, Main Street, Sublimity. Shop local vendors. Enjoy music of Tony Graham beginning at 6 p.m. 503-769-5475

Wednesday, July 8 Food Bank Annual Meeting

7:30 p.m., Stayton Public Library. Annual meeting of Stayton Community Food Bank. Election of board members, officers. Open to public. 503-769-4088

Thursday, July 9 China Trip Information Meeting

3 p.m., Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. Learn about upcoming trip to China. Session explains tour, costs, what to expect. 503-769-3464

Friday, July 10 Relay for Life of Santiam Canyon

6 p.m., Regis High. Opening Ceremony celebrating cancer survivors. Luminaria, 10 p.m., in remembrance of those lost to cancer and honoring those fighting cancer. Ends at 10 a.m. July 11. Benefits American Cancer Society. 503-302-4356,

Saturday, July 11 Aumsville Saturday Market

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tower Park, 500 Church St., Aumsville. Vendor applications at Aumsville City Hall, 595 Main St. Benefits Aumsville PARC. 503-749-2030

Senior Hearing Tests

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10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silver Falls State Park. Model T, Model A cars today; horse logging demonstrations, carriage rides Sunday; demonstrations of antique logging tools; flint knapping, basketry; old-fashioned family games; storytelling; bluegrass band. Miniature canoe race celebrates Al Fausett’s 1928 canoe trip over South Falls. Free; $5 parking. Repeats July 12., 503874-0201

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Dusk, Stayton Community Center Park. Today: Frozen. The Lego Movie. July 18: Tangled. Weather permitting. Young Mobile Entertainment, 503-769-8048,

Fireworks over Detroit Lake 10 p.m., Free.

Sunday, July 12 Stayton High Reunion

Noon, Masonic Hall, 122 N Third Ave., Stayton. Stayton High 95th all class reunion potluck. Esther, 503-390-0259

Monday, July 13 Senior Center Dance, Karaoke

5 - 8 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. Dancing, karaoke. Free. 503-767-2009

Sublimity City Council 7 p.m., City Hall, 245 NW Johnson.

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

Monday, July 20 9 a.m., Santiam Senior Center. Bus leaves from Roth’s parking lot returns 6 p.m. Members free. 503-767-2009

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Third Avenue, Stayton. Street fair in downtown Stayton with craft, art, business, food booths, KidZone. 7 - 11 a.m. Stayton Volunteer Firefighters breakfast, Pioneer Park; 9 a.m., Pet Parade; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Car Show, Pioneer Park; 9 a.m., Family Dog Show; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m, Talent and Entertainment Stage; 11 a.m., Bed Races; 3 p.m., Ducky Derby. New this year, Teen Scene with Human Foosball. To register for foosball, call 503767-4438.

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1 - 6 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Appointments encouraged by calling 1-800-REDCROSS Walk-ins scheduled at door.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Crafts, collectibles. Hamburger lunch. Free admission, parking. 503-859-2161

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6:30 p.m., City Hall, 444 S First Ave.

Wednesday, July 15 Business Survey Results

8 a.m., Summit Cleaning and Restoration, 1875 Pacific Court, Stayton. Results of Stayton/Sublimity Chamber’s business retention and expansion survey. RSVP by July 10. 503-769-3464

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7 a.m. - noon, Sublimity Fire Station, 115 NW Parker. All-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, eggs. $5 adults, $3 seniors 55+ and children 4 - 12, children 3 and under free. Benefits Sublimity Volunteer Firefighters Repeats July 19. 503-769-3282

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7 p.m., Stayton Community Center. 503769-3425

Friday, July 24 Senior Center Rummage Sale

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7 p.m., Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds, 11880 SE Sublimity Road. NPRA pro rodeo, extreme motorcycles, dance, live music. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Repeats July 19. Adults $17, $13 in advance; children ages 5 - 12 $13 $9 in advance; kids 4 and under free. Repeats July 18. 503-769-2799,

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Stayton Elementary, 875 N Third Ave. Benefits Santiam Senior Center. Repeats July 25. 503-767-2009

St. Mary Rummage Sale

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., St. Mary Church, 9168 SE Silver Falls Hwy., Aumsville. Repeats July 25. 503-362-619

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4 p.m., Johnston Creek Family Campgrounds, 24th and Main streets, Lyons. Social gathering today. Barbecue potluck 2 p.m. July 25. Pancake breakfast 9 a.m. July 26. Camping available all weekend. RSVP: Joe Peters, 503-932-1519,

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Charles and Martha Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Tours, exhibits, Stayton High School art exhibit. Refreshments served. Free.

Tuesday, July 28 Senior Legal Help

10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. Free. Appointment: 503-767-2009

Senior Birthday Celebration

Noon - 3:30 p.m., Santiam Senior Center. Birthday potluck for July. Bring favorite dish. Stick around for live music 4 - 7:30 p.m. Free. 503-767-2009

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6:30 p.m., City Hall, 444 S First Ave.

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Got a permit? By Mary Owen Next time you open the door to find a salesman trying to sell you the “latest and greatest” gidget, ask to see his permit. Anyone peddling wares door-to-door in Stayton will now require obtaining a permit from the city. Those brazen enough to think they don’t need one could be fined. Stayton Police Chief Rich Sebens said the city has required a solicitor’s permit for years. It is required for businesses who sell door-to-door. However, he emphasized, the permit isn’t required for religious organizations, school children or youth groups doing legitimate fundraising. “In other words, kids selling cookie dough for school fundraising, local youth sports teams selling beef jerky or candy bars, and churches going door-to-door inviting people to their church event are exempt,” Sebens said. The cost for a permit is $150 per business and one employee, and $25 for each additional employee. For example, a business with eight people selling widgets

Door-to-door salespeople need to stop by Stayton PD first door-to-door would pay $175 for seven employees and $150 for the business and one employee for a total of $325. To assure a solicitor is legitimate, look for the photo ID permit that he or she must wear around the neck, Sebens said. “We encourage people to call when they encounter someone going door-to-door without a Stayton permit,” he said. “A violation of this is a $500 fine.” Applicants undergo a limited background check by the police to make sure they have not been convicted recently for crimes such as fraud, theft, sex crimes and “stranger” misconduct, Sebens said. “The city does not guarantee the person who receives the permit will not commit a crime while going doorto-door, but we check to see if they have a history of criminal activity or not,” he said. “A process in place draws legitimate groups, and helps keep crimes from happening.” Sebens said people can be denied a permit if they have been convicted of crimes such as theft, identity theft and fraud. The city also does not verify the quality of

the product or service being sold, he warned. “The permit only shows that the person took the proper steps to be allowed to go door-to-door in Stayton,” he said. “A lot of times people come into town from elsewhere by the vanload. Some will be really pushy. Sometimes the person receives the product, sometimes not.” Sebens said solicitors sometimes claim they have a permit that they fail to produce, or they show a carbon copy of a license that is not valid. That’s why residents need to show a little skepticism or simply say “no thank you.” “The other trick they do is say, ‘My boss has the permit, and he is on the other side of town,’” he added. “They often hide when they see us coming. Once we even had a salesperson die inside a house while pitching his product, and we finally caught the van driver by using an unmarked car. The boss asked if he needed to pick up the man. To top it all off, it was the guy’s birthday!” For more information, visit

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Briefs First Tuesdays in Sublimity Forget about Fridays. Or Wednesdays. Any other day of the week. In Sublimity, it’s all about Tuesdays in the summertime.

Sublimity is having First Tuesdays in the park this summer on July 7 and Aug. 4, 5 to 8 p.m. at the park by St. Boniface, across from Sublimity School.

“The August event will be combined with National Night Out, which is hosted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the city,” said Carrie Corcoran, finance director/city recorder. In August, the city and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will provide hot dogs and hamburgers, and residents are asked to bring a side dish to share. Vendors can participate by picking up a

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Young Mobile Entertainment’s Movies in the Park will be July 11, 18, Aug. 1, 15 and 29.

On the schedule are: The Lego Movie, July 11; Tangled, July 18; Top Gun, Aug. 1; The Incredibles, Aug. 15; and Guardians of the Galaxy, Aug. 29. Weather permitting, movies start at dusk in the park behind the Stayton Public Library.

Dale Young, owner/founder of Young Mobile Entertainment, will screen movies in Stayton’s Community Park again this year, thanks to local sponsors.

“People can bring their own snacks and drinks,” Young said. “Remember, no alcoholic beverages.” To sponsor a movie or for more information, call 503769-8048 or e-mail

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Sports & Recreation

Class to remember

Regis baseball team adds to achievements

Regis High continued to blaze a trail of success in small-school baseball.

Bryce Piete and senior infielder Matt Wiltsey won third-team recognition.

The Rams, who were involved in the playoffs for the 26th consecutive season, advanced to the Class 2A-1A semifinals before falling to eventual champion Knappa.

Other seniors on the squad were Aaron Guzman, Casey Dailey, Caleb Frost, Wyatt Keudell and Paden Reynolds

“This is something that is not taken for granted,” veteran Rams coach Don Heuberger told Our Town. “It is extremely difficult to get into the playoffs and even harder to win in the playoffs.” This year’s Regis squad stormed through the tough Tri-River with an unblemished record 14-0 record and the Rams thumped Grant Union 16-3 and North Douglas 25-2 to advance to the semis. The Rams’ squad featured eight seniors who helped the baseball program – and the overall athletic program – put on an impressive run of achievement. “The 2015 group of senior baseball players have advanced to the OSAA semifinals in football, basketball, and

baseball the last two years,” Heuberger said. “We also advanced to the semifinals in baseball in 2012 and several of the seniors were freshman but contributors to that team’s success.” With success came post-season honors. Five Rams were selected to the all-state team, led by first-team infielder Tim Frith and first-team outfielder Blake Minten. Both players are seniors. Sophomore outfielder Javon Logan was a second-team pick and sophomore pitcher

And then there is the wily veteran in the wraparound shades in the thirdbase coaching box. Heuberger, who just completed his 37th year at Regis, is No. 2 all-time in baseball wins in state history and could hit 700 next season. His Rams won state titles in 2001 and 2003 and have finished second in 1985, 1991 and 2007. Elk Hoop Shoot: Sharpshooting basketball standout Jacob Axmaker continues to shine at the national level. Jacob, an 11-year-old at Sublimity Elementary School, shot his way to the national Elks Hoop Shoot Championships at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. Jacob, who was representing Silverton Elks Lodge, No. 2210, finished second

in his age division at the national event, being bested only by Zocko Littleton Jr of Atlanta. Jacob moved up three spots in the national rankings this year after finishing fifth in last year’s national tournament, which is open to shooters aged 8 to 13. His journey had numorous stops including one to Keizer, that hosted the state championships. When Jacob won there he moved on to regional competition in Vancouver, Wash. And a victory there earned Jacob and his parents an all-expenses paid trip to Springfield for the national event. Jacob’s performance earned him a trophy, a plaque, a basketball and a T-shirt. Stayton runs: It’s not too late to participate in the annual 4th of July runs. Day-of-the-race registration for the 3K run/walk, 5K trail run and the 10K run begins at 8 a.m. July 4 at the Stayton Community Center on West Burnett Street. Race fees are $15 per person. Races start at 9 a.m. Follow me on @jameshday. News tip? Email




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Scout project By James Day A dedicated Eagle Scout helped add another brick to the foundation of improvements at Regis High School’s track and field facility. Rams senior Jacob Adams, a member of Troop 50, led the fundraising and project coordination for a new storage shed that is now safely securing track and field equipment. “What he designed and built with the help of volunteers and the guidance of his father, Ken Adams, is a first-class building capable of storing (high jump and pole vault) pits and a lot more,” said Regis track and field and cross country coach Mike Bauer. “This project was developed on his own accord,” said Regis spokeswoman Alli Erhardt. “It was Jacob’s dedication and motivation that saw the project through to completion. He wrote letters to organizations, met with business owners

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SILVER FALLS SOCCER CLUB Email questions to:  info@silverfallssc. org  Registration open July 1 - July 3.1  Soccer season runs Sept - Oct for ages U-5  thru U-14.  Register online.    COLLECTING BOTTLES AND CANS My name is Lily. I live in Mount Angel with Teresa & Jeff Kinkaid  and I am collecting cans and bottles for a high school trip to Europe.  Please call for delivering info or pick up at 503-845-9651 LEONE’S FARM Beans, eggs, cucumbers, sweet onion, zucchini, raspberries, logan. Wednesdaysand Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm at Purdy’s Enterprises, 14433 Marquam Road NE, Mount Angel. TONER: GRR 11 for Canon copiers New still in boxes - Magenta/Cyan/ Yellow/Black. Reg. $111.95, sell for $60 ea.  We have recently changed copiers, and have no need for the toners.  503-845-9499


THE GLOCKENSPIEL RESTAURANT is looking for a LINE CHEF/ COOK who is punctual, mature, enthusiastic, flexible, and has a great work ethic. You will need to be able to multi-task in what is sometimes a fast paced environment. STARTING WAGE VARIES, DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE. Duties include cooking, prepping, dishes, cleaning, and anything else required to maintain the kitchen.   Preference will be given to applicants with line chef or culinary school experience.  TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter explaining why you feel you are qualified for this job and a resume listing your current work history. A RESUME WITHOUT A COVER LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  Submit the cover letter and resume to the Business Manager, Glockenspiel Restaurant,190 E. Charles St., Mount Angel, OR 97362.   503-845-6222.  

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LABORERS, CARPENTERS, SHEET METAL WORKERS. Starting wage $11 per hr. Call Jim, Frey Moss Structures  503-551-2501 PART-TIME BARISTA Harley’s Coffee is seeking a full or part-time barista. Experience preferred but not necessary.  Must be able to work any day of the week and holidays from 6 am to 4 pm. Must have your own transportation. To apply drop off your resume at Harleys. 1411 n 1st st. Silverton.  After reviewing resumes I will call you and schedule an interview.   SMALL BUSINESS BOOK KEEPING. Much have experience in preparing books to be turned over to tax accountant. If you can help please call Scott at 503 873-9948 or email me at MT. ANGEL SCHOOL DISTRICT has an opening for an Administrative Assistant in the District Office.  Full time, year round position.  Also, JFK High School has an opening for an Educational Assistant. 5.25 hrs/day For information refer to      


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FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE 10 years experience-Free estimates. Excellent references.  Call 503 569-3316    7/15bl CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215. TINA’S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Mowing – Edging - Bark Dusting – Fertilizing – Pruning - Thatching and Aerating  - On Going Maintenance and clean up – yard debris/ Hauling.  CBL# 9404    971-2161093 CASCADE CONCEALED CARRY INSTRUCTIONS INC. is teaching Oregon concealed hand gun classes on the 1st and multi state on the 3rd Saturday. Call for location. Visit our website at or Call 503-580-0753


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a Grin at the end

What’s in a name deciding what to call their little bundle of joy.

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Sometimes that uncertainty bridges over to another JNU.

Some are practical. For example, my Mom always said she chose Carl because she wanted to a make sure I could spell it.

As a name consultant, for a small fee, I would work with parents to develop a list of possibilities. I would guarantee that all of them would be spelled correctly, or at least have an adequate number of vowels.

I don’t know what that says about her faith in my abilities, but to this day I have not misspelled my name. Mission accomplished. Other parents rely on traditional family names. That’s fine. If your great grandfather was named Bananafana Fofana, you can name your child whatever you want from the Fofana family. But sometimes, names are creative, to the point of being, well, a bit bizarre. When we lived in Alaska, one set of parents decided to to call their son “Boy” until he was old enough to choose a name. I never heard what he chose, but I assume it wasn’t Boy, or Bananafana Fofana. Other parents chose outdoorsy names. One boy was named Skiff, presuming that he would like the water. Another was named Brick, a solid name if there ever was one. When my wife was student teaching, she ran into some interesting names. One boy was named JNU, the abbreviation the Alaska Ferry System uses for Juneau. At least he’ll never get lost. One rule I always heard about naming a child is to pretend you are yelling the child’s names at sporting

event or at the playground. There are definitely some names that should not be shouted out loud. And while they may look good on paper, the name doesn’t translate well when spoken out loud. Maybe that’s why some people change their names when they become adults. An acquaintance switched from Gladys to Eve. Hey, if she liked it better, who’s to argue? Still other parents have veered toward movie or television stars’ names. Years ago, when we lived in Louisiana, I knew a kid named Hoppy. This was when Hopalong Cassidy was popular in the movies. Come to think of it, I also knew a Roy and a Dale, as in Rogers and Evans. Still others were named for colors. Red has always been popular. One of my favorite names of all time was the character Red Green, whose show used to be on Canadian TV and PBS. The reason I bring this up is I was thinking of starting a new business. I want to be a name consultant. A name consultant is important because some parents have a difficult time

Once junior is born, the parents could just pick a name from the list. Or not. It would be up to them. Before our oldest son was born, we had decided to name him Maximilian. For practically the entire pregnancy, we referred to the baby as Max, although we didn’t even know whether he/she was a boy/girl. I suppose if she was a girl she’d have been Maxine. But he was a boy, and the first thing we did was name him Paul. I don’t know why. We just figured he looked like a Paul instead of a Max. I totally understand how parents think when they’re trying to figure out a good name. It’s a tough decision. That’s why a name consultant could come in handy.  Now, if I could only come up with a good name for the business…. Qarrl (I mean Carl) Sampson is a freelance writer and editor.

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