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Civics 101


Judge orders water managers to comply with law to preserve salmon

By James Day

address concerns of Santiam Canyon businesses, municipal water users and agricultural interests was to do the project without lowering the lake level precipitously.

Plans to improve fish passage and water temperature around Detroit and Big Cliff dams have received a severe jolt from a federal judge in Portland.

Building the water temperature tower “in the wet,” however, would be more challenging, time consuming and more expensive than managing the project with an intentionally lowered lake. It remains unclear, however, how quickly the Corps can act in response to Hernandez’s order. Original timelines for the project called for a multiphase operation that would not be completed until 2026 or 2028 with the added handicap of no funding being secured.

U.S. District Judge Marco Hernandez issued an order July 14 that calls on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take immediate action on the passage and temperature issues, which affect threatened fish stocks. “The Corps has fought tooth and nail to resist implementing interim fish passage and water quality measures that it was supposed to begin implementing a decade ago, and that the National Marine Fisheries Service has been recommending for years,” Hernandez wrote in his 18-page opinion.

“The Court has no patience for further delay or obfuscation in this matter and expects nothing short of timely implementation,” Hernandez wrote. Efforts to address the fish passage and water temperature issues at Detroit have been ongoing since a 2008 biological opinion was issued by federal agencies calling for measures to meet endangered species act requirements for the salmon and steelhead that spawn in the North Santiam River. A lawsuit was filed by environmental

groups in 2018 that sought quicker action by the Corps. Hernandez’s order represents the judicial response. Hernandez wrote that water temperatures below Detroit Dam continue to be too cold in summer and too warm in fall, and that the amount of dissolved gas in the water below Big Cliff Dam, is often too high for fish health. And Hernandez bluntly concluded: “The Corps SHALL (emphasis in the original) carry out fish passage and water quality operations at Detroit and Big Cliff reservoirs.”

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“The Corps will carefully review the judge’s opinion to determine the appropriate next steps to comply with the court’s decision,” said Tom Conning, a spokesman in the Corps’ Portland District office. “We take our Endangered Species Act obligations seriously and are committed to taking actions that will benefit ESA-listed salmon and steelhead. Our team is working to find solutions that balance our Congressionally authorized purposes, like flood risk management, fish and wildlife, recreation, water supply and water quality, while meeting ESA requirements.”

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Heart of the Canyon By Mary Owen Oregonians continue to step up to the plate to make a difference for their neighbors and friends who were hard hit by the Beachie Fire last September. In solidarity with everyone who loves the Santiam Canyon, Stayton Rotary is committed to rise above the ashes and rebuild the affected communities, according to members. The Heart of the Canyon Benefit is a fundraising initiative focused on raising awareness and much needed funds to rebuild the Santiam Canyon. One hundred percent of the funds raised from the event will go toward rebuilding the Canyon, with 40 percent to directly benefit the Detroit Lake Foundation and the remainder the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund. “We have approximately 12 tickets left,” said Steffani Klein, one of the evening’s organizers. Hosted at the Historic Heater Farm in

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Stayton from 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, guests will be treated to an evening of dining, cocktails, an all-star, local lineup of entertainers, dancing, and a live auction highlighted by a “beautifully restored, cherry condition” 1972 Bronco worth an estimated $166,000 among other high-valued items. The benefit is limited to 250 guests. Tickets are $150 per person. Tickets are available at Troy Gulstrom will emcee the event, and Paul Thompson will be the auctioneer. Featured bands are Never 2 Late, Once a Month Band and Rock n Roll Cowboys. On the menu are appetizers provided by Wild Pear; coffee and tea by French Press Coffee & Crepes; and cocktails, beer and hard seltzer available for purchase at $6 per drink. Snow Peak Brewery, Beehive Taphouse, Willamette Valley Vineyards and Wooden Shoe Winery willl be providing the drinks. Adam’s Ribs Smokehouse and the Covered Bridge Café are cooking up

dinner. Dessert is by Lovin’ Oven. Rotarians are encouraging people to bea catalyst of change by donating a prize package or item for the auction. Items must have a minimum value of $2,000. The donor will receive recognition during the acution, and also be mentioned in the printed program. All monetary and physical donations are tax deductible. On the auction block to date: a custom Detroit Strong golf cart; a Casa Corona Villa, Vallarta get-away; farm-to-fork dinner; SSR SR125 motorcycle; custom Hephaestus barbecue grill; Carlton Meats $400 gift certificate and Webber 435 gas grill; bronze collectible golf statue; Lake Days package; Professional Garage Floor Coating garage floor upgrade; Detroit Strong Whiskey Nights package; custom knife crafted by Leon Adams; all-inclusive four-night stay in Cancun; all-inclusive Belize vacation; Sonoma Wine and Dine; Big Timber Elite patio heater; Fairmont Scottsdale Golf and Spa stay; Disney gift card redeemable for admission and fournight stay with airfare for two; Margie

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The Aumsville Corn Festival is full on again this year! “We are more than excited to be able to continue our traditional Corn Festival event,” said Ron Harding, city administrator. “We are also excited that our Corn Festival has been designated as a heritage event by Oregon Parks and Recreation.”

Next on the agenda at 11 a.m. is the annual Corn Festival parade. This year’s theme, “All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Grow,” a play on the past year of isolation from COVID-19 restrictions. “Now we can look back and celebrate the ability for our community to get out and experience a celebration together,” Harding said.

The Aumsville City Council modified last year’s festival to be drive-thru event where free corn was handed to visitors and a video contest and a scavenger hunt took place, Harding said. “So even though we did not have a typical event, we did try to continue to offer the celebration to our community,” he said. This year, Harding said the city is fully invested in the annual Corn Fest, with two events on Aug. 20-21 slated to appeal to a variety of community interests. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, the city will host “Party in the Park” at Mill Creek Park. The kickoff event will have a beer and wine garden, food and live entertainment featuring The Pendleton Highway Band. This a 21-and-over event, so adults only. The kids are welcome at the Saturday event in Porter-Boone Park. “Beer and wine will be available from Oregon Beverage Co. along with a variety of food options from the Oregon Pizza

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Co., Doggie Style Hot Dogs, Foodology, and The Chill Grill,” Harding said. “We are planning games, raffles and door prizes.” The event is sponsored by Sandi Elwood, a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. Saturday kicks off with the Aumsville Fire District Pancake Breakfast. Hungry festival goers can start with ham or sausage, eggs, pancakes, juice and coffee served from 6 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Aumsville Fire Station. It is to those under 5, f and $8 foreveryone else. Take-out is available for $8, but only with pre-orders made by Aug.

Corn sales begin at Porter-Boone Park at 9 a.m. and after the parade, free hot corn will be available for everyone. “The corn is grown locally and two hot corns are provided free to enjoy at the park,” Harding said. “The corn sale will be 12 ears for $4, and it will be bagged and ready to take home. “We have children’s games and activities beginning with a magic show by Delightful Family Entertainment at 12:30 p.m. in Porter Boone Park followed by children and family games at 1 p.m.,” Harding said. “This year we are featuring a corn maze treasure quest, free pony rides by Wish Upon a Pony, and roaming entertainment for families. Lots of great vendors and of course, lots of corn!” Vendors can still apply for a space at the Corn Festival, and all will be required to follow the state guidelines. Cost is $75 on spaces without power and $100 for spots

with power. “I feel like our community just wants to move past the COVID lockdown era and begin to feel normal. Being able to celebrate as a community within safety guidelines allows us to begin to feel normal, and everyone is excited,” Harding said. “We are getting more volunteers daily and everyone is welcome to help. It’s actually fun to help shuck corn or help with the children’s games, and if anyone would like to sign up we can always use more volunteers. “We will have a hand washing station, hand sanitizer, and be taking additional precisions so everyone is comfortable,” he added. “We will follow the recommendation at the time of the event but everyone is welcome to attend with or without a mask.” Sponsors include: Cascade Floors, platinum; Recology Organics and Santiam Towing & Recovery, gold; Republic Services, Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace, Pacific Power, Blazer Industries, Wood Rings & Reclaimed Things, Bea’s Baked Goods, silver; and Sen. Deb Patterson, Power Motorsports, Ace Hardware and Aumsville Veterinary Clinic, bronze. For information, call Colleen at 503749-2030 or visit events/page/corn-festival-information or Aumsville’s Facebook page.


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Inking the deal Santiam Hospital announced July 26 that contracts have been signed with the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and with St. Vincent DePaul USA Disaster Services to continue and expand services for Santiam Canyon residents affected by the September 2020 wildfires. The contracts will direct funds from the ODHS General Fund and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to Santiam Service Integration Disaster Management Program, a program established by Santiam Hospital to manage ongoing wildfire recovery in the Santiam Canyon. Since September 2020, Santiam Hospital’s Service Integration Team (SIT) has led disaster relief in the Santiam Canyon. SIT disaster case managers have assisted wildfire affected households with recovery needs, including FEMA applications and appeals, navigating insurance claims, and connecting with agencies and volunteers for property clean up and other services. The finalization of the state contract provides for the continuation and expansion of services for wildfire survivors. The bulk of the funds will be used to hire additional disaster case managers. “We are thrilled to be able to add staff,” Melissa Baurer, Santiam Service Integration Disaster Services and Community Engagement Director said. “Our disaster case managers have been working at a high level for ten months.

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They are managing upwards of three times the number of cases a typical disaster case manager would handle and suffering compassion fatigue. “We have 166 households pending assignment to a disaster case manager. We are excited to be able to add fresh team members to help get them on the road to recovery.”

up to help. I’m also grateful for the support of community donors, partners like Marion-Polk Food Share, and funders like the United Way and Oregon Community Foundation. We couldn’t have done it without their support. With the State contract finalized, we can continue this important work and expand our services to help even more people.”

With the State of Oregon contract, up to four additional DCMs could be hired, bringing the total to seven. In addition, two support staff will be hired to assist with walk-in clients, phone calls and scheduling appointments. A mental health counselor will be contracted for home visits to wildfire survivors. An administrative assistant will be hired to support the program director of operations and the disaster services and community engagement director, whose salaries will also be covered through the funding.

In turn, with the funds now available to directly support disaster relief, the hospital’s SIT staff will be able to focus on the wider needs of Santiam Canyon residents.

The St. Vincent De Paul USA Disaster Services contract will cover the salary of one case manager already on staff, an additional case manager, a percentage of salaries for other positions, and costs associated with office space, supplies, and technical and administrative support.

The contracts supporting wildfire relief are in place through the end of 2022, with a possibility of extension if survivors are not back to pre-fire status.

“Since the fall, Santiam Hospital has invested heavily in staffing the relief effort,” Maggie Hudson, Santiam Hospital President and CEO said. “We have been privileged to play such a critical role. I’m incredibly proud of our SIT staff and community volunteers who have stepped

“One of the reasons we were able to pivot so effectively to disaster relief was because of the success of SIT,” Baurer explained. “SIT provides everyday safety-net services in the Canyon. It’s important that we continue these efforts, so we can serve those in need now and prepare for the future needs in our community.”

“The road to long-term recovery is a marathon, not a sprint,” Hudson said. “Santiam Hospital will be here every step of the way.” The hospital has been at the forefront of recovery efforts in the Canyon. In the immediate aftermath of the fires, the SIT team pivoted to provide disaster relief to wildfire affected individuals and families.

Utilizing SIT’s established network of partners, the group opened two resource centers in the Canyon where displaced residents could access donated emergency supplies including food, clothing, toiletries, fuel cards, pet and livestock feed. SIT also established the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund (SCWRF) to raise funds to support residents of the Santiam Canyon. More than $3 million has been raised to date with a goal of $5 million. Funds have been distributed for immediate relief, recovery and clean up, and to assist with rebuilding efforts. By leveraging partnerships with agencies such as United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency SCWRF has served more nearly 1,200 fire-affected households. In November 2020, at the request of Marion County and the State of Oregon, SIT led the establishment of the MultiAgency Shelter Transition Team. MASST includes representatives from an array of agencies, including the Red Cross, FEMA, Marion County, and the State of Oregon to act as a hub for coordinating government and social service agencies providing resources to wildfire survivors. In spring 2021, the Marion-Polk Medical Society awarded Santiam Hospital its 2021 President’s Award, specifically highlighting SIT’s wildfire relief efforts in partnership with the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund.

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By Mary Owen

GED, and advanced in her career into leadership roles,” she said. “Both parents, later in my life, realized the importance of education and pushed my siblings and me to pursue adequate college and technical training, which has served us well in our adult life.”

The North Santiam School District Board of Directors has welcomed three new members: Mark Henderson, Coral Ford and Mackenzie Strawn. “I wanted to be a part of raising the future leaders of this town,” said Strawn about what motivated him to run. “I’d been working with the construction class for several years and seemed to becoming more and more involved with the school and close to a number of the staff, and then a few of my friends got together and encouraged me to run.” Strawn said he is “a little bit obsessed with our local history and geography.” He is the third generation of his family to live in Stayton. “I went to kindergarten through grade 12 in Stayton,” he said. “Mom taught in the district through most of the ‘90s and my dad was on the board during some of that time. I also own and operate a small business here and have employed a number of Stayton graduates.” Admittedly not the most talkative person, Strawn said people might mistake his quietness for shyness or disinterest, but the reality is he needs to take time to think through issues before he speaks. Some of those issues are moving past the pandemic, choosing what’s best for the community to instill a love of learning in students, and helping students to discover their calling. “And looking for ways to build links from traditional disciplines like reading writing and arithmetic to those callings and passions,” he said. Strawn embraces encouraging students to consider career technical training as a viable option in place of college. He sees career

Ford said many NSSD students are faced with similar if not more challenging circumstances. Coral Ford

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training as critical to the future of Stayton and something that should be expanded.

this legacy of financial security through our uncertain times.”

“I believe as a society we have let ourselves down by dissuading generations of children from work in the trades,” he said. “I would like to work directly with local businesses to develop specific classes and trainings that would make possible a student going directly from graduation to a good wage job in their chosen industry.”

Facing several challenges in the days ahead will be a top priority, Henderson said.

Henderson is also for continued improvement to the areas of career and trades training as well as STEM education and school security. “Whether is was organizing the submittal of box tops and Campbell’s labels, working on PTA events, budget board, or school board membership, I’ve always tried to be involved with my boy’s schooling,” Henderson said.

“One that will affect every student is the transition to a ‘Post/Trailing COVID-19’ educational environment,” he said. “We will be striving to return to as close of a ‘normal’ school year as possible.” Ford’s motivation to serve can be traced back to 1972, when her mother dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to marry her father who was completing his military term at the end of the Vietnam War.

He considers himself a good listener who has an open mind with issues until all of the facts have been addressed.

“Early on in their marriage they experienced significant hardships, which caused me to attend nine different schools in four different states during my K-12, as well as our family of six living in significant poverty,” Ford said. “When I was age 7, my father made the decision to go to college in hopes of providing a better life for our family.”

“I’m an engineer by trade, so I tend to be very analytical,” he said. “So, with financial issues, I am very supportive of the secure financial state that Superintendent Andy Gardner and our CFO, Jane Nofziger, have created. I will do my best to continue

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A degree qualified her father for a higher paying job which provided the family with a more secure living environment and Ford with more stability in her later years of school.

“My family was able to rise above it, but so many families are stuck in the repetitive cycle of poverty,” she said. “My heart goes out to these families, and I want to be part of an effort to reduce hurdles and challenges they may be experiencing.” Ford wants NSSD students to thrive and go on to have successful lives and careers. As a State of Oregon senior contracts and procurement officer, Ford has put her talents to work on various committees which she hopes to use in her role as a board member. The majority of her career has focused on training and development committees; serving as a subject matter expert for an average of 50-60 State procurement projects annually (mostly focusing on health policy and healthcare related topics). She also served on the NSSD Budget Committee; the NSSD Long Range Planning Committee; the Stayton High School FFA Alumni Committee as treasurer; the Oregon FFA Association; Marion and Linn County Precinct Committee Person in her political party as well as a term on the Marion County Executive Committee as an alternate delegate; and a large number of volunteer committees in her church.


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The Spotlight players and Mesa invite mystery buffs to come and rub elbows with “ruthless gangsters and kooky flappers, try to figure out what really happened, and solve ‘who done it.’” The show is “interactive and fun,” they agree. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their favorite ‘20s costume. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the interactive dinner show, which starts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 at 429 N. 3rd Ave., Stayton. Dinner menu is a Tuscan garden salad, giant stuffed meatball spaghetti or lemon chicken piccata, Death by Chocolate tiramisu and beverage. Wine and specialty coffees are extra. Cost per person is $55. Reserve tickets at Moxieberry Café’s Facebook page or call 503-767-2233 during business hours. Seating is limited.

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Stayton Community Food Bank, 9 a.m. - noon, 1210 Wilco Road. Repeats Monday - Friday. 503-769-4088 Santiam Senior Center, 10 a.m. 4 p.m., 41818 Kingston-Jordan Road, Stayton. Seniors 50 and older. Daily, weekly, monthly events. 503-767-2009, Senior Meals, 11:30 a.m. Delivery. Age 60 and older. Serves Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Gates, Lyons, Marion, Mehama. Repeats Wednesday, Friday $3 donation suggested. Ginger, 503-769-7995.


Stayton Area Rotary, noon, Santiam Golf Club, 8724 Golf Club Road, Aumsville. Guests welcome. 503-5089431, Stayton Farmers Market, 3 - 7 p.m., corner of Third Avenue and Florence Street, Stayton. Rain or shine. Kara, 503-730-5784, farmersmarket@


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8:30 a.m., Runaway Kitchen, 2550 Martin Dr., Stayton. Weekly networking forum sponsored by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. 503-769-3464,

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Marian Estates, 590 SE Conifer Circle, Sublimity. Full-time, parttime, on-call positions. No certification required. Open to all. Mayra, 503-9205992; Victor, 503-902-5994

Sports Physicals

4 - 7 p.m., Cascade High, 10226 SE Marion Road, Turner. First-come, first serve. $10 cash/check only. Held by Aumsville Medical Clinic.

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Storytime in the Park

10:30 a.m., Stayton Community Center Park. Read, write, talk, sing, play. Free. Repeats Aug. 10. 503-769-3313

Picnic Picks in the Park

11:30 a.m., Stayton Community Center Park. Bring lunch, pick a book to borrow or keep, have fun as a family with activities are more. Free. Repeats Aug. 10. 503-769-3313

1:15 p.m., Santiam Golf Club, 8724 SE Golf Club Road, Aumsville. Golf, lunch, two free drinks, prizes. $95 per player. Travis Woods,

Gig on the Grass

5 - 9 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 198 Fern Ridge, Stayton. Live music, food trucks. Free admission. 503-769-6144.

Aumsville Movies in the Park

Dusk, Porter-Boone Park, 1105 Main St., Aumsville. Today: Ugly Dolls. Aug. 14: Brother Bear. Aug. 28: Angry Birds. Free. Bring blankets, chairs. 503-749-2030

Monday, Aug. 9

Aumsville Planning Commission

6:30 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center, 555 Main St. Open to the public. 503-749-2030

Sublimity National Night Out

5 - 8 p.m., Church Park, Sublimity. Vendor booths, live music by Rock-nRoll Cowboys, food. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. 503-769-5475

Aumsville National Night Out

6 - 9 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings. Wildwood Park, Aumsville Fire Department, Fox and Tia streets intersection, Mill Creek Estates, Windermere Park, 895 Cleveland Street. Sgt. Damian Flowers, 503-749-2188

Lyons National NIght Out

6:30 - 8 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. First come, first serve free barbecue. Meet firefighters, law enforcement, other people in the community. 503-859-2410,

Stayton Parks and Rec Board

7 p.m., Stayton Public Library, 515 N First Ave. Open to public. 503-769-3425

Wednesday, Aug. 4

Stayton Sublimity Chamber Greeters 8:30 a.m., Summit Cleaning & Restoration, 1875 SE Pacific Ct., Stayton. Weekly networking forum sponsored by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. 503-769-3464,

Sublimity City Council

7 p.m., Teleconference. Open to public. Viewing information: 503-769-5475,

Lyons Fire District Board

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

Stayton Fire District

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

Tuesday, Aug. 10

State Forest Management Plan

2 - 5 p.m., Virtual. Update on the Western State Forest Management Plan, Implementation Plan Project, the Habitat Conservation Plan and National Environmental Policy Act process. RVSP:

RDS Board Meeting

6 p.m., Not So Shabby, 618 N Second Ave., Stayton. Revitalize Downtown Stayton monthly meeting. Open to public. 503-767-2317,

Cascade School Board

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

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Emergency Alert Test

11:20 a.m., Nationwide. FEMA conducts nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. One-minute test includes radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio, television providers, wireline video providers, and a short emergency message to any WEA-enabled mobile device.

Caregiver Connection

1 - 2:30 p.m. For family caregivers. Free. To register: Suzy, 503-304-3429.

Thursday, Aug. 12 Sports Physicals

2 - 6 p.m., Stayton High, 757 W Locust. First-come, first serve. $10 cash/check only. Held by Sublimity Medical Clinic.

North Santiam Watershed Council

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6:30 p.m., Aumsville Fire Station, 490 Church St. Open to public. 503-749-2894,

Friday, Aug. 13 Summer Antique Faire

5 - 8 p.m., Union Hill Grange, 15755 SE Grange Road, Sublimity. Food, beer/wine, music. $10 early buying tonight. Repeats 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 14 with $3 entry fee. Under 18 always free. Sponsored by Molly Mo´s. Diane, 503-510-0820

Saturday, Aug. 14 Brown House Tour

Noon - 2 p.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Tour the historic Charles and Martha Brown House. Free. Open to public. 503-769-8860

Mystery Dinner Theatre

6 p.m., Moxieberry, 429 N Third Ave., Stayton. Spotlight Community Theatre, Moxieberry presents Mafia Murders, a murder mystery dinner show. Threecourse dinner, interactive show. $55 per person. Reserve seats on Facebook @ Moxieberrycafe or call 503-767-2233.

Stayton Movies in the Park

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7 p.m., Stayton Community Center, 400 W Virginia St. Open to public. View online at 503-769-3425,

Wednesday, Aug. 18

Stayton Sublimity Chamber Greeters

8:30 a.m., Not So Shabby, 618 N Second St., Stayton. Weekly networking forum sponsored by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. 503-769-3464,

Party in the Park

6 - 10 p.m., Mill Creek Park, 1110 Main St., Aumsville. Corn Festival kickoff. Live music by the Pendleton Highway Band, food trucks, beverages. $5 parking fee. 21 and older only. 503-749-2030

Stayton Summer Concert Series

6 - 9 p.m., Third Avenue/Florence Street, Stayton. Live music by Adrenaline Rush. Food trucks, alcohol vendor. Free admission. Bring lawn chair. Family-friendly event. Sponsored by Revitalize Downtown Stayton.

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Saturday, Aug. 21

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

6 - 10 a.m., Aumsville Fire Station, 490 Church St. Ham or sausage, eggs, pancakes, coffee, juice. Age 6+ $8. 5 and under free. Pre-orders for takeout due by Aug. 18. Benefits volunteer firefighters. 503-749-2894

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Friday, Aug. 20 Red Cross Blood Drive

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Aumsville Rural Fire District, 490 Church St. Appointments needed by visiting

Red Cross Blood Drive

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Appointments needed by visiting

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Lyons Firefighters Car Show

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. Classic cars, motorcycles, prize drawings, bake sale, fastest firefighter competition and more. Free to public. $15 car show registration. 503-859-2410

Bethel Clothing Closet

10 a.m. - noon, Bethel Baptist Church, 645 Cleveland St., Aumsville. Clothing from newborn to 2x. Free. 503-749-2128

Joseph’s Storehouse of Hope

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mari-Linn, 641 Fifth St., Lyons. Food boxes. 503-881-9846

Monday, Aug. 23 Red Cross Blood Drive

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1077 N Sixth Ave., Stayton. Appointments needed by visiting

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Aumsville Corn Fest

11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Porter-Boone Park, 1105 Main St., Aumsville. ¨All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Grow!¨ Parade through Aumsville followed by free corn, games, vendors. 503-749-2030

7 p.m., Chester Bridges Memorial Community Center, 555 Main St., Aumsville. Open to public. 503-749-2030


Tuesday, Aug. 24 Lyons City Council

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

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Stayton Sublimity Chamber Greeters

8:30 a.m., Santiam Hospital Orthopedic Clinic, 1377 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Weekly networking forum sponsored by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. 503-7693464,

Saturday, Aug. 28 Teen Center Golf Tournament

8:30 a.m., Santiam Golf Club, 8724 SE Golf Club Road, Aumsville. Golf, catered luncheon. $125/person, $500/team of 4. Benefits Santiam Teen Center. 541-7995515,

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5 - 11 p.m., Historic Heater Farm, 10067 SE Siegmund Road, Stayton. Dining, cocktails, entertainers, live auction. $150 per person. Raising funds to rebuild Santiam Canyon. Tickets at

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Stayton Planning Commission

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Freres offers options for burned forest land By Mary Owen Freres Lumber is offering Santiam Canyon landowners who suffered great loss from last September’s Labor Day wildfires a way out of expensive state reforestation requirements. “We suffered a great loss in the fires as did many other small woodland owners in the Santiam Canyon,” said Rob Freres, president. He said the Lyons-based company lost thousands of acres in seedlings to the wildfires. Repair and reforestation can be very expensive, he added, and create hardships for smaller timber companies, recreational sites, and others who lost their trees. “We would just like to help our neighbors if we can,” he said. “We wondered whether some landowners would rather make some kind of return by selling their land and eliminating the reforestation expense. “We thought maybe we could be part of a solution for some people, rather than them fretting over how they would pay for damages and the state qualification to reforest.” Oregon first required reforestation as part of its Forest Practices Act, adopted in 1972. By law (ORS 527.745) and rule (OAR 629-610-0000 et seq.), landowners must restock forestland after harvesting timber if the number of remaining trees falls below specified levels. Freres Lumber holds timber for 50 years before using it to make wood products, Freres said. “We’re always trying to increase our land base to add to the security of our mills and to provide our own raw material,” he said. Of the plan to purchase land from Linn, Marion and Clackamas county owners, lands relatively close to their mills, Freres said this is the first notification the company has made. “We’ve been so overwhelmed with salvage and replanting methods since the end of

October,” he said. “We are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.” Freres and other timberland holders worry about reburns, which, he said, are not uncommon. “Look what’s happening this year,” he said. “We may even exceed last year’s [wildfire] record.” Freres attributes the wildfires to 30 years of discontinuing most of the harvest on public lands. In 1994, the comprehensive Northwest Forest Plan was initiated to end the impasse over management of federal forest land in the Pacific Northwest within the range of the northern spotted owl. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the plan is an ecosystem management plan that was also implemented in part to conserve and restore old-growth and latesuccessional forests that would contribute to the conservation and recovery of threatened species, including the marbled murrelet, Chinook salmon and steelhead. The goal also was to maintain a viable forest products industry in the Pacific Northwest. “The plan was to harvest 20 percent of what used to be harvested,” Freres said. He added that agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, have only harvested a “small fraction of what was promised.” The result of not clearing timber lands is “tons of ingrowth in the forests that equates to giant fuel load,” Freres said. “There needs to be a paradigm shift to control these fires, including much more harvesting to reduce the fuel load.” The company’s six mills in Lyons and Mill City all survived the fire undamaged. Freres said the company is still seeking to hire workers to operate at full capacity. “Just call our office for more information,” he advised. If interested in arranging a site visit, call Freres Lumber at 503-859-2911.




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By Mary Owen The prospective purchaser of the former Shaniko Lumber Mill site in Lyons was given an extension from Linn County to complete requirements for the sale to go through. In 2018, Linn County took possession of the 68-acre Lyons property, then owned by Butte Development Company, which owed approximately $60,000 in unpaid property taxes. The property at 40919 S. 16th St. was estimated to be worth approximately $1.7 million at that time. At the June 1 Linn County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Will Tucker explained Sierra Cascade Forest Products had “a period of time to do some environmental due diligence and, during that period of time, there was a fire in that area.” “Immediately after the fire, an owner of a mill site was interested in that property, but because it was under contract, the county was unable to do anything.”

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In the discussion that followed, Rachel Adamec, manager of the county’s real property management program, updated the commissioners on the status of the sale. She said in a letter to the Linn County Attorney, a company lawyer stated that Sierra Cascade expected to close on the property before the extended Oct. 1 deadline set by commissioners.

At the June 1 council meeting, Adamec told commissioners that the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality had been “exceptionally slow with the process.”

Background for the sale reports that in May 2020, Sierra Cascade outbid Chris Cooper of Cooper Wagner LLC, which operates CW Lumber on the Marion County side of Mill City.

DEQ recently issued a proposed Consent Order for a prospective purchaser agreement with Sierra Cascade and is now seeking comments by 5 p.m. Aug. 2. The proposed Consent Order will help facilitate Sierra Cascade’s acquisition of the property.

At that time, the Lyons mill site’s estimated “as is” value was estimated as $1.3 million following a real estate appraisal. The Sierra Cascade bid of $525,000 was accepted by Linn County commissioners Will Tucker and John Lindsey. Commissioner Tucker thanked Cooper for his company’s $200,000 bid. Commissioner Lindsey suggested Cooper explore other county-owned mill sites available for purchase.


Reports state that Sierra Cascade will use the property for its West Coast base of operations for producing forest-related seasonal and specialty consumer products, ranging from table toppers, fire logs, starters and bundled firewood to 100-foot tall commercial trees for malls. According to company agent Chris Sevilla, Sierra Cascade has a “commanding national market share” in

If the proposed judgment goes through, Sierra Cascade Forest Products will be released from liability for claims by the State of Oregon as well as third party liability protection, according to the DEQ. DEQ will consider all public comments received by 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 before making a final decision regarding the proposed Consent Order. A public notice of DEQ’s final decision will be posted to DEQ’s Public webpage and ECSI. Comments may be sent to DEQ Project Manager Nancy Sawka at 4026 Fairview Industrial Drive S., Salem, Oregon 97302 or or 503-378-5075.

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Tips on how to counteract the extreme heat • Keep the lights off. Not only do incandescent bulbs produce heat but its best to conserve electricity when air conditioner use is at its highest. • Once the air outside is above 77 degrees, close windows, doors and curtains.

June came in like a lamb this year and went out like a… dragon? Breaking records across the state with temperatures in Salem reaching a whopping 117.

Cool the House • Close curtains or shades – there is a bonus for sun-deflecting white or heat blocking blackout curtains. In a pinch, car windshield sunscreens work as well.

That kind of heat may be expected in Arizona, where the average June temperature is 105. But in Oregon, where June averages 74 and even July is only 83, many homes – and homeowners – just aren’t prepared.

Before the Heat Hits • Replace air filters and service air conditioners before you need them. • Install a programmable thermostat. • Shut the fireplace damper.

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• Give your feet an ice bath. • Spray yourself with cool water, especially your wrists. • Dress in loose clothing, either lightweight cotton or sweat wicking fabrics, and go barefoot. • Take a cold shower, especially right before bed. • Eat smaller meals throughout the day. • Eat something spicy. The sweat will cool you down.

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• Hydrate – drink water or chrysanthemum tea (a natural coolant) and eat fruits and vegetables with a high water content (watermelons, cucumbers and fruit smoothies are great options). Avoid sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol.

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The Office of State Medical Examiner reported that as of July 9 there were 83 confirmed deaths associated with the heatwave. That number included two from Linn County and four from Marion County. There were 32 deaths still pending further investigation. Here are some ways to beat the next wave of extreme heat. Consider clipping the list and using it as “refrigerator art” until you need it.

• Forgo the oven and cook alfresco – throw something on the grill, plug in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or griddle outside. Or come up with a skillet meal and use the camp stove.


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A Grin at the End

What you leave out

... but don’t take out the soul

The key to good writing is what you leave out.

AlwAyS AcceptiNg New pAtieNtS oF iNSurANceS

Too often, writing makes its way into A Ncircus d without A l lthetbenefit y pofe S the public editing, and it’s painful. The basic points may be there but they are crowded by half-baked thoughts and fictionalized versions of reality. Add a dash of ignorance about history – or science or math or politics – and the writer is often his, or her, own worst enemy.

That’sLance whenLarge, a writer loses theHanh battle for Kelly Ramirez, the heart and mind of the reader.

It’s haunting, reflective, jarring, pleading. It’s words, but more. By the end of it, I had to remember to breathe. It’s got soul.

Maria Fife,

Carl W Leder,

So much of what is written these days is, FNP-BC PA-C to be polite, piffle. With social media, In 46 years as a writer and editor, I have quantity has overtaken quality, of writing also found that something else is missing and of thought. It really is time to shut from most writing. You could call it soul. down Facebook, Twitter and all that For a writer, it’s not just what you say. It’s other crap. They are enemies of us all. how you say it. So much Treatment writing comes of Chronic They are Illness the Dumpsters of writing, off as a recitation of events. What is said, filled with a slurry of made-up and selfand why, are lost.  such as Diabetes/Hypertension aggrandizing posts that are embarrassing the writers and to the readers. They A good editor canPreventative fix grammar, spelling Care •to Sports Medicine are pitiful examples of non-thought and and syntax, but cannot add soul.  non-writing. Health Care Pediatrics Geriatrics • Womens’ I was listening to a country• song this We can do better. We can write for good. morning: Joshua Ray Walker’s “Voices.”



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We can make thoughtful observations. And I don’t only want to read stuff I agree with. I want to read well-written and thoughtful, fact-based points of view. I want to be inspired, challenged, pushed.

horrible reality. Here’s is a small part of it.

I also find writing is the best way to think things through. The best part: I can go back and edit my thoughts, change my mind – and cut things that I really didn’t mean.

yet, my love of country comes over me like

“Sarah, my love for you is deathless.

It seems to bind me with mighty cables, that nothing but Omnipotence can break; and

a strong wind, and bears me irresistibly on with all those chains, to the battlefield…

It’s that last part, the cutting, that is most important. We’ve all read books that needed editing. They were too long, and the plot was lost in meandering prose. The writer needed a good editor, and a “delete” button.

“But, O Sarah, if the dead can come back to

But it’s soul that is also missing from so much writing, the sense of humanity over which the writer has total control.

shall be my spirit passing by. Sarah, do not

You’ve probably read the letter Civil War soldier Sullivan Ballou wrote to his wife, Sarah, the week before he died on the battlefield. It is famous, not only because of that war but because it injected humanity into the discussion of its

this earth, and flit unseen around those they

loved, I shall always be near you….If the soft breeze fans your cheek, it shall be my breath;

or the cool air cools your throbbing temples, it mourn me dear; think I am gone, and wait for me, for we shall meet again.” That, my friends, is soul. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and

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