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The Canyon Weekly October 17, 2013

Volume 4, Issue 41

Your local news source for the North Santiam Canyon Serving the communities of Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn, Mill City, Gates, Niagra, Detroit, Breitenbush, Idanha and Marion Forks

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Time to Hooowwwl at the moon, and dance!

photo and story by Roseanna Juhola The Santiam Elementary School Playground mural project is nearly complete. Two of the five panels were mounted last week, and will greet students as they enter the building through the front doors. The other three panels will be mounted on the back wall of the building by the playground. The mural project was sponsored by the PTO and Hearts to Arts as a fund raiser to help with the playground restoration. Local students submitted their artwork for the project. The 5 top drawings were used as the centerpiece for the panels, and the remainder of the art work surrounds the center panels. Canyon artist Denise Sanders provided the expertise to replicate the art work. Thanks to Denise and to all of the patrons who sponsored artwork to help get the playground finished this summer.

Mill City Eagles to hold benefit Dinner Theater Show for First Books The Mill City Eagles presents dinner and a slive comedy show with

The Great Pumpkin’s Ball is coming to the Santiam High School Gym this Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7pm and nothing can stop it now! “This is going to be a stellar event for the entire family. Where else can you go to a costume dance party with your entire family but The Great Pumpkin’s Ball?” said event coordinator Jahn Hoover. So grab your little hobgoblins, witches and ghouls--throw on a little face paint, dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a howling good time. You will be treated to the vibrant sound of Santiam’s own American Pop Culture Club (pictured below) performing such classics as The Purple People Eater, Werewolves of London and The Monster Mash. And a grand finale performed by the 7th grade Music Enrichment class with choreography that they designed themselves, “ no spoiler alert by announcing that song…’ll just have to be there!” said Hoover. Then get ready to get groovin’ for the rest of the evening to the The Flextones, a dynamic dance band from the Willamette Valley will bring their eclectic repertoire of high energy tunes. One thing for sure we don’t want to miss: the Thriller dance competition. Remember the Michael Jackson classic with dancing Zombies? Well, now it is coming to a gym near you! And it’s not too late to join in the fun. The Wolverettes are holding a free zombie dance clinic for all ages this Friday, October 18th at 9am. This event is designed for families to spend time together having a great time. To ensure that happening there is no admission charge, you may make a donation if you wish. Bring the kids, bring Grandma and Grandpa as well, and please wear a costume!. This event is being presented by Hearts To Arts with Love to the Community.

“The Starry Night Players” October 19. Dinner starts at 6pm, show at 7pm. All proceeds to benefit the 1st Books book give-away project. First book has given away thousands of free brand new books to children of all ages in the North SantiamCanyon area thanks to the tireless work of dedicated volunteers, fund raisers, grants and some generous donors. $8/person. Please RSVP to the Mill City Eagles Lodge.


The Canyon Weekly PO Box 52 Mill City, OR 97360 503-990-3037 The Canyon Weekly is published weekly each Wednesday by Karen Widmer/ The Canyon Weekly 150 N. 1st St, Mill City, Or, 97360 P.O. Box 52 Mill City, OR 97360. Subscription price: $38 annually. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Canyon Weekly, PO Box 52, Mill City, OR 97360. Phone: 503-990-3037. US Postal Permit Number 5610 Letters to the Editor may be edited for space or content and are printed as the opinion of the author.

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American Legion Auxiliary welcomes new members submitted by Leane Cornwell The Mill City-Gates American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Unit 159 are volunteer women whose mission is to support America’s core values “In the Spirit of Service Not Self Service for Veterans, God and Country.” In keeping with that mission, the auxiliary will be assisting the members of American Legion Post 159 by serving refreshments at Fairview Cemetery for the Veteran’s Day Service on November 11th as well as making a visit to the veterans living in the Canyon Adult Care Home in Gates and the Marian Estates in Sublimity. Each veteran will receive a poppy, a thank you card and a flag. The public is invited to attend the service at Fairview Cemetery and stay for free refreshments. On December 7th the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary will be assisting the staff of the Oregon Veteran’s Home located in The Dalles, with their annual veteran’s free gift shop. This event makes it possible for those veterans who otherwise could not do Christmas shopping to”purchase” new gifts. Members will be assisting each veteran with his or her shopping, wrapping and mailing of gifts. Anyone interested in donating can do so by dropping items off at the Gates Post Office or the Lyons Library before Wednesday, December 4. Gift suggestions would include new items such as jewelry, afghans, scarves, packaged can-

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dy, nuts, jerky, watches, money or anything that may be given as a Christmas gift to a loved one. The Auxiliary is now selling 3’ X 5’ nylon, all weather American flags for $20.00 each as well as flag cases designed to hold 5’ X 9’ casket flags. The flag cases vary in price due to differing designs. All flags are made in the USA and can be purchased at the Gates Post Office at this time; later to be available for purchase at the Lyons Library also. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member, you must be a mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, or grandmother of members of the American Legion, and deceased veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces during the listed war periods below. 4/6/1917 – 11/11/1918 (WW1); 12/7/1941 – 8/15/1945 (Merchant Marines); 12/7/1941 – 12/31/1946 (WW11); 6/25/1950 – 1/31/1955 (Korean War); 2/28/1961 – 5/7/1975 (Vietnam War); 8/24-/982 – 7/31/1984 (Grenada/Lebanon); 12/20/1989 – 1/31/1990 (Panama); 8/2/1990 – cessation of hostilities (Persian Gulf). Step-relatives are also eligible. Meetings are held the 1st Wed. of each month at 7:00pm at the Senior Center in Mill City. For more information contact Brenda Harris at 503-859-3152 or Sandra Rupert at 503-897-2966.

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Marion Forks Restaurant welcomes new family to business

Marion Forks Restaurant is very happy to welcome Clayton and Angie along with their 3 children Jasmine, Samantha, and James (not pictured) to our community. Clayton will be employed as our cook and Angie as our waitress. They successfully owned and operated Taters Café in Dallas Oregon for 5 years. Please come on in to Marion Forks Restaurant and wish them well. We are also introducing some new daily specials. We will continue to operate 7 days a week as we have in the past. Come see what we have to offer, and we are sure you will be impressed. Remember to book your Holiday Parties early!

Community Watch forms in Mill City All residents of Mill City are invited to come learn about developing a Neighborhood/Community Watch with Linn County Sheriff Neighborhood Watch Liaison, Jim Lepin. The meetings are on Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm and Monday, October 28 at 7pm at Mill City City Hall. Topics will include: Overall Neighborhood Watch training; Recognizing and reporting suspicious activities; Using the Crime Map on LCSO web page (; Linn-Benton Alert system; Prevention of thefts and burglaries.

Santiam Canyon School Board Recognizes Volunteers; votes to sell Gates Elementary Notes from the recent school board meeting by Gay Stuntzner The regular School board meeting on October 9 began with the recognition of three community members who have gone above and beyond in the realm of volunteering: Glenn Wright, Gale Holfert, and Clint Forste. Each has helped with various district projects and was presented with a certificate of appreciation. Then, at every board meeting the “Santiam Spotlight” is directed toward a teacher who gives a comprehensive presentation about the classes they teach. Debbie Fawcett, business education instructor was highlighted. Mrs. Fawcett teaches Computer Enrichment to 7th graders, which explores technology; Computer Applications to grades 9-12; Sports Marketing, a particularly popular class that toured the Nike campus; and Business Lab, where students are learning specific business related skills. Jr. Sr High principal, David Plotts, recognized the highly praised Robotics Club, developed and run by volunteers, Dennis and Susan Chamberlin and Sam Suitt , in which students, grade 7 through 12, are building a robot and working together very well. Todd Miller, Santiam Elementary principal and Superintendent reported that there will be new testing called the EasyCBM for grades K-6 that will test the students’ strengths and weaknesses in math and reading. Yvonne Hanna, school board member, asked whether the decline in test scores reflect several factors, including the impact of the four-day school week rather than five school days per week, and what effects the length of the school day has on student learning and performance. Blended classrooms are also a challenge, as stated by teacher Garry Plotts (blended 4th-5th), who suggested that training for teachers teaching blended classrooms would be helpful. Parents will be sent a report on testing results. Superintendent Miller reported there are currently 550 students in the district (vs. 538 last year) and classrooms are full with fewer substitute teachers available than are needed. And there is also a need to improve the internet ( cont. on page 5)

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Mari-Linn professional wrestling fundraiser returns for the third time this year Thanks to local sponsors like Santiam Towing and Recovery, organizers from West Coast Wrestling Connection attract bigger stars than ever before The crowds keep demanding it - so the school keeps giving it to them. Competition wrestling, that is. Back for the third time this year, the entertainers from West Coast Wrestling Connection are returning to Mari-Linn School in Lyons on November 2. The title championship round will be between the current WCWC Champion Darin Corbin (pictured here on the right) and his challenger Wade Hess. And Ethan HD will return to fight for his title. But let’s be honest here. The main stars

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aren’t the 20-something, testosterone filled, “I’m going to kill you” types like you see on the TV shows. Maybe that’s what they used to be - but now, after having spent their early youth creating national controversy, they’ve figured out how to put on a show with a little more finesse. Don’t get me wrong: there’s still a bucket full of competition and an even bigger bucket full of rivalry, but more often the antics are designed to inspire crowd loyalty.

at Mari-Linn School. Proceeds will benefit the student ASB account. The event could not be held without generous sponsors like Santiam Towing and Recovery, Freres Lumber Co., and other local businesses. Tickets start at $5 for general admission, $10 front row & $7 second row; purchase with cash or check at Mehama True Value or online with a credit card at

ProWrestling Tournament & Fundraiser at Mari-Linn School Featuring


Also Featuring: • WCWC Champion Darin Corbin and his challenger Wade Hess will compete for the WCWC title Sponsored by: match. • The GRAPPLER and his protégé, Jeremy Blanchard, who is the current LEGACY CHAMPION. • Former Lightning Champion Eric Right • Former WCWC Champion Ethan HD.

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Even more often, they’re designed to get the crowd high-fiving and laughing, and cheering for one team or the next. Two of those veteran performers come from very widely known backgrounds: Shelley Martinez and Tony Atlas. Those are some of the biggest names in WWE history, coming here to Lyons, for the first time ever, all in the name of raising money for this kids

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MCGRA Winter Sports sign-ups now open

Santiam Elementary Tigers of the Month for September 2013

MCGRA winter sports sign ups are open NOW! Deadline to register your child(ren) is Monday, October 21, 2013, so hurry in and get your child signed up for basketball or wrestling! Registration forms available at City Hall in Mill City or in the Santiam Elementary School Office.

“We are facing a difficult decision” board chair Richard Moore notes on recent SCSD board meeting continued from page 3

infrastructure (there is an 80% federal reimbursement available). The district’s financial report was given by Martha Highfill, business manager. Although it is early in the year and the picture can change, the district’s negative fund balance is $82,000 (vs. last month’s projected deficit of $313,000), so there is cautious optimism. However, it is not possible to determine the final projection at this time. A long and thoughtful discussion followed about the future of the Gates school property. “We are facing a very difficult decision,” noted Richard Moore, board chair. A number of factors were considered, including the current maintenance costs, the need for additional students to justify reopening the school, and funds would have to be expended to bring the property up to current state school building code standards before reopening. Board members debated a number of questions: Is this property now considered “surplus” property? Should the property be put up for sale? What should be done with the play structure? What must be done to prepare the school if it is put up for sale? Three commercial realtors have looked at the property and made recommendations: Put the school on the market as is; do not subdivide into smaller parcels; remove all objects of importance, including all memorabilia and do not remove any large kitchen items, which may be used by a prospective buyer. A motion to sell the property was passed unanimously. A second motion to sell a one-acre lot also passed unanimously. David Plotts discussed the safety of two district mini-buses, both of which will not pass ODE inspection, so they will be sold. The purchase of new buses will require that they be designed specifically as a school bus, and he is looking into options.

Congratulations to Santiam Elementary School’s first Tigers of the Month for the 2013-14 school year. SES Tigers, in no particular order, are Denzel Irving, Mason Lindemann, Avyn Beattie, Jazmine Irving, Emily Larson, Emma Larsen, Logan Hays, Sheline Nerup, Katie Smith, Hannah Gerdes, Aiden Aerni and Avaya Johnston.


Obituaries Robert D. “Bob” Weddle

April 5, 1938 – October 15, 2013

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Stayton – Bob, 75, died October 15 in Sublimity. He was born in the Brown House in Stayton, where he later lived, and spent all of his life in Stayton. Bob served in the US Air Force and was stationed in England. He was the third and final generation of the Weddle family to own and operate Weddle Funeral Home in Stayton. Bob worked in the family business growing up and later owned and operated the funeral home from the early 1960’s until retiring in 2000. Having served thousands of families over the years from all over the valley, he touched many people’s lives and really understood the true value of service, giving and listening. Bob was a member of the Stayton Volunteer Fire Department, the Moose Lodge, and a faithful member for many years of AA. He received much pleasure from spending time with his close comrades hunting, fishing, cutting fire wood and telling stories over coffee. Bob enjoyed sports, bird-watching and working on his farm. He had a fascination with antiques and furniture restoration, and was forever a Ford man. Bob is survived by daughters: Kelli Brooke of Vashon Island, WA, and Kerri Jo Heim of Kailua, HI; sons-in-law: Ken Heim, Todd Heistuman, and Steve Brooke; step-daughters: Talena Barker of Bend and Leah Roberts of Salem; brother: Bill (Kathy) Weddle of Stayton; sister: Wendy (Rick) Stone of Stayton; grandchildren: Katie & Kyle Heim; and six step-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, October 18 from noon until 8:00 pm at North Santiam Funeral Service in Stayton. Services will be Saturday, October 19 at 1:30 pm at the Stayton Christian Church in Stayton. Interment will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. In the spirit of Bob’s giving nature, the family suggests contributions to the favorite charity of one’s choice. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

Elizabeth “Beth” Fairchild Schreiber

July 18, 1922 † October 11, 2013

Beth Schreiber passed away on Friday, October 11th in Stayton. She was born on July 18, 1922 in Hagerstown, Maryland. She grew up in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School . She was married to Robert Schreiber in Maryland and they moved to South Pasadena, CA where they lived before moving to Lyons, OR in 1989. She was a member of the Pasadena Museum Society, Stayton Hospital Auxiliary Board and was a Homemaker and Catered private parties. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, ocean cruises and traveling, she spent her 80th and 90th birthdays with family and friends in Hawaii. She is survived by her son, Robert “Sarge” Schreiber of Lyons; daughter, Marilyn Elizabeth Schreiber of Glendora, CA; sister, Lalla Porter of Tucson, AZ; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and 2 great- great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and son, Bill. Funeral service will be Thursday, October 17th at 2:00 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton. Graveside service will be held at Hancock Presbyterian Cemetery, Hancock, Maryland.

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Madelon “Maddie” L. Hickman October 7, 1939 † October 9, 2013


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Madelon “Maddie” Hickman passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9th . She was 74. The daughter of Thomas and Virginia Tyks. Madelon was born in South Bend, Indiana on the 7th of October, 1939. She had worked as a Truck Driver for Dick Simon Trucking Company. She was married to Fred Hickman, he preceded her in death. She enjoyed driving the United States and seeing all the different states. She is survived by her daughers, Micaela “Micki” Valentine of Lyons, Danette Mackmer of Washington, Naomi Frost of Arizona; brother, Thomas Tyks II of South Bend; sisters, Franceska Leichtman of South Bend; Penelope Tyks of Fort Wayne, IN; seven grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elaine WARD! please call (541)351-1335 or (503) 510-5370.


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The American Legion The American Legion is a group of veterans providing services to veterans. If you’re a veteran and in need of help, we want to provide that help - and urge you to phone a local volunteer coordinator listed below. Tom White 503-897-2139 Jan Jones 503-559-3352 Jim Gulliford 503-897-2872 Barb Thomas 503-897-2594 a day. Judy Holman 503-859-2213.

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Handgun Safety Class with local experts Bob and Shane Pedroli. Range classes are ongoing. Oregon and Utah/Arizona multistate certifications available. Info 503-5809397 www.oldwestprosconcealandcarry. com

For Sale New Price $40,000 single wide older manufactured home on a 50 x 100 foot lot in Mill City. 2 bedrooms with a built on addition. Ready to move in today. Info: Mike or Pam Wright 503-897-3206, 503-871-7141

CPR/AED/First Aid Classes: American Heart Association certified classes for Public and Healthcare Providers. Contact instructor Kurt Hueller at 503-859-3575 or


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Event submissions are printed FREE! The Canyon Weekly cannot guarantee placement; however, priority is given to emailed submissions, and events occurring in the North Santiam Canyon (Lyons/Mehama to Marion Forks). Please submit your event to:

Coming Soon! Santiam Valley Grange #828 Hosts the Annual Haunted House Located at 1140 5th St. Lyons OR $3.00 per person or 3 cans of food Tickets at door. Appropriate for all ages! Can be adjusted for each group or family to be either spooky or scary! Oct 18-19 6-9pm Oct 20-24 6-9pm Oct 25-26 6-9pm Oct 27-30 6-8pm Oct 31 6-10pm Nov 1 6-8pm All residents of Mill City are invited to come learn about developing a Neighborhood/Community Watch with Linn County Sheriff Neighborhood Watch Liaison, Jim Lepin. The meetings are on Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm and Monday, October 28 at 7pm at Mill City City Hall. Topics will include: Overall Neighborhood Watch training; Recognizing and reporting suspicious activities; Using the Crime Map on LCSO web page (; Linn-Benton Alert system; Prevention of thefts and burglaries. Both meetings will present the same information in an effort to accommodate as many people as possible.

Trunk or Treat at Mill City Christian Church October 31st from 5:30-7:30. Sponsors decorate the trunks of their vehicles for kids to come and find their treats. Contact youth minister Matthew Shepherd for more info. (503) 510-8414 facebook/ MillCityFCC November 2 from 6pm-8pm “Get-YourScream-On” Professional Wrestling Fundraiser at Mari-Linn School, 641 5th St., Lyons. Featuring WWE Hall of Famer and former Mr. USA Tony Atlas. This event is back by popular demand, for the third time this year!! Proceeds benefit ASB activities for students. Tickets available at Mehama True Value and Mari-Linn School: $10 front row, $7 second row, $5 general admission. Info: 503-859-2154 or 503-5104396.

The Stayton Red Hat Strutters will hold their November 6 noon luncheon at Trexler Farm Inc., 20146 Ferry Rd. SE, Stayton, phone number is 503-859-4488. Ora Jean Evett will be the hostess, contact Jean to make your reservations at 503-859-2563. A head count is needed by November 1, so please call. It is going to be a buffet luncheon and the cost is $10.00 per person. There will be a sign up sheet for those who would like to host a month for 2014. New members and guests are always welcome. The group is always open to suggestions for activities and luncheon locations. Mill City Eagles Community Halloween There are no fees to join, if you wish to Party October 31 6-8pm at Santiam Ele- receive a mail notice of meetings a small mentary Gymnasium. All are Welcomed to donation for postage is appreciated, or if this FREE annual event. Games and prizes you have an email address we can notify and more! Donations of wrapped candies you also. Please contact Diane Stockmar are bing accepted at the Mill City Eagles at 503-394-2197 about the Stayton Red Lodge. Adult volunteers welcome. Hat Strutters club if you have questions or would like to join.

The 11th annual Santiam Canyon School District “Hall of Fame” Banquet is Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7pm in the junior/senior high school commons. Tickets are $20 per person and RSVP’s must be made by October 2. There will be no sales at the door. The Santiam Holiday Bazaar will be held on November 23 from 9am -2pm. Cost is $10.00 per table . Set up either on Friday the 22nd or from 7-9am on Saturday. Contact Caroline Gillaspy for more information: 503-897-2311 ext. 240 or

Events this Week Friday, October 18

8am Community Rountable Meeting Mill City City Hall. 9am-10:30 Learn the Michael Jackson “Thriller” dance to get prepped for the Great Pumpkin Ball! Free classes hosted by the Santiam Wolverettes at the Santiam Jr/Sr High Gym. 3pm Volleyball Santiam vs Western Mennonite away game. 7pm Santiam High Varsity Football vs Regis at Santiam.

Saturday, October 19

9am-4pm “Bag Sale” fundraiser for Santiam Jr. Sr High Leadership Class hosted by Santiam Treasures Resale Store at the Santiam Jr/Sr/ High Commons. Hundreds of items of gently used clothing and shoes will be available to buy by the bag full! Just $3 per plastic grocery sack. 100% of proceeds to go to the Leadership students who will then determine how to distribute to activities and events at Santiam schools. 6 pm The Mill City Eagles presents dinner and a show with “The Starry Santiam High Alumni Tournament Night Players”. Dinner starts at 6pm, November 8, 9 and 10. show at 7pm. All proceeds to benefit the 1st Books book give-away project. $8/ Gates Community 503-897-2716 person. Please RSVP to the Mill City Church 251 SW 3rd St, Mill City Eagles Lodge by October 15.

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7pm The Great Pumpkin Ball’s is finally here! Come to the Santiam Jr/ Sr High Gym. Thriller Dance Contest! Costume contest! Music by The Flextones and the American Pop Culture class too. All family members and ages are invited. Brought to you by Santiam Hearts to Arts and the SCSD PTO.

Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted!

Wednesday, October 23

7pm All residents of Mill City are invited to come learn about developing a Neighborhood/Community Watch with Linn County Sheriff Neighborhood Watch Liaison, Jim Lepin.

Ongoing Weekly Events

Mill City Library hours are 10-12 and 1:30-3:30 on Tuesday through Friday. Saturday 10-12. The library is closed on Sunday & Monday.


7pm Santiam Canyon Community Chorus rehearsals at the Mill City Christian Church. For more information contact Joanne Hebing at 503-859-3426.


10am-2pm Quilting Club Canyon Bible Fellowship, Lyons 910-4918 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian. Meals on Wheels. Ruth:503-897-2204. $3.50 donation recommended. 7:30pm Santiam Al-Anon, Mt. View Church, Aumsville. Newcomers welcome.


Spaghetti Lunch at the Canyon Senior Center at noon, on the second & fourth Wednesday of each month. $3.00 for non-members; $2.00 for members. 9am Downward Dog Yoga * New Location!*Gates Fire Hall, Sorbin St. in Gates 10am-3pm Judy’s Art Class at Mill City Eagles Hall. Oil painting, all levels welcome. Weekly on Wednesdays. Drop in, open to all. 503-859-2213 .7 pm AA meeting at Gates Community Church of Christ 7:30pm AA Meeting Idanha City Hall.


MUST be picked up by 8:15. Free. Not held on weeks with Friday school. 6pm Bible Study at Living Water Church of God, Sorbin St. Gates. 7 pm The Canyon Book Club meets at Trexler Farm Restaurant. Come early for dinner at 6pm or come for the discussion at 7pm. The club will meet monthly every 2nd Thursday evening. Sep- Fool by Christopher Moore Oct- Life of Pi by Yann Martel Nov- Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Contact person: Herb Bastuscheck 503-859-2668 7-9pm Bingo with the Idanha Detroit Fire Dept, every other Thursday at the Detroit City Hall meeting room.

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Free Knife Sharpening Friday at Gene’s Meat Market in Mehama (limit 5 please). At the flashing light on Hwy 22. 6:30pm Youth Group at Mill City Baptist Church 7th grade to 24 years. 815 NW Santiam Blvd. Sunday. 1pm Canyon Senior Center Pinochle 844 South First St. Mill City 503 897-4176


4-6 pm Youth Group at MehamaCommunity Church 11336 Morris St. Grades 6-12; games, music and bible studies. Info:503-859-2849 or facebook 6:30 pm Youth Group Mill City Baptist Church. ages 6-12. 815 NW Santiam Blvd.

10am-3pm North Santiam Quilters, Gates Church, all levels! 897-2102 12pm Meals on Wheels, Senior Meals. Fellowship Hall, MC Presbyterian Church. Ruth:503 897-2204 12-4:30pm Food Distribution Day at the Canyon Gleaners in Mill City. 3:30-5pm Good News Club at Mill City Baptist Church. Kids K-4 grade. Bible stories, singing, games, snack. Concerned about your property value? Free. 815 Santiam Blvd. 4pm “Weight Price Analysis Watchers at Work” at SanNo Hassle Quick Turnaround tiam High School for New Listings Library. 5:30-8pm Youth Suzette Boudreaux, Broker Movie Night Call 503-949-4643 for details Ages 10-18 Mill City Christian Church. Kids

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Mill City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting on November 8, 2013 at the City Hall, 444 1st Avenue, in Mill City. The Commission will consider the following proposals: (1) File No. 2013-06 Site Plan Review Electrical Charging Station, 320 NW Santiam Blvd The City has received a land use application from AeroVironment Inc. requesting the City approve an electrical vehicle charging station in the parking lot of the Mountain Edge Café @ 320 NW Santiam Blvd in Mill City. The proposed charging station is proposed as part of the West Coast Electrical Highway to provide vehicle charging stations along major thoroughfares. Mill City is located on Hwy 22, one of the eastwest corridors from the Willamette Valley to Central Oregon. The charging station

includes electrical conduit, vehicle connec- provide testimony must address the decision tion plug, concrete pad, striping and sig- criteria. Decision criteria for a commercial nage. The charging station is located at the site plan review in the Highway Commersouth end of the parking lot of the Mountain cial zone are found in Sections 17.24.010 Edge Café near the end of the building. The to 17.24.090 of the Mill City Zoning Code. applicant has submitted a site plan and con- The Searchable City Code can be viewed struction drawings The Mill City Zoning under “Documents” at the City of Mill Code requires submittal of a site plan for City website: any commercial development or new uses Failure to raise an issue precludes appeal in the Highway Commercial zone to the and failure to specify to which criterion the Planning Commission for review and ap- comment is directed precludes appeal based proval before a building permit may be is- on that criterion. sued. Marion County Assessor’s Map T9S City Hall is accessible to persons with disR3E Section 30DA, Tax Lot 02100. abilities. Please call City Hall (503-897The hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Fri- 2302) by noon the day before the meeting if day, November 8, 2013 during the regularly you need an interpreter for the hearing imscheduled planning commission meeting paired or any other special accommodation. at the City Hall, 444 S. First Avenue, Mill If you have any questions related to the apCity, Oregon. The application, decision cri- plication, call City Hall (503- 897-2302). teria and staff report will be available at City Hall seven days prior to the hearing. Any person wishing to Let’s try something different, due to space

Flue fire season is here The Mill City Volunteer Fire Department has a few tips to help

you stay safe during the heating season. First, have your chimney checked by a qualified person to make sure it is clean and that the mortar on the brick chimney is still in good condition. On metal chimneys you need to look for warped pipes, black discoloration around the seams, which indicate a leak. The department receives many calls for smoke in a residence that was caused by a dirty flue or flue cap. It is very important to always burn dry wood. Burning wet wood in your stove causes creosote and will plug your flue. Watch for signs that your flue is restricted, a whisper of smoke out of the door every time you open it should tell you that it is time to clean or inspect for chimneys. When cleaning ashes out of your stove or fireplace make sure to put them in a metal container away from the house. Make sure you wet them down and leave them long enough to be completely out. Ashes will hold there heat for days, so be very careful with them. Keep everything away at least 3 feet from wood stoves, fireplaces and other heating devices, that includes spare wood you have carried into the house. Storing paper or dry wood under the stove will cause you problems. If you use gas or electric heat, remember that filters need to be cleaned or replaced every year before heavy usage begins. A little precaution now may ave your home and your life!

constraints this week, here are:

A few highlights from the Linn County Sheriff’s weekly log

10/07/13 Time: 16:33 1ST AV Mill City caller is concerned that a male who is staying with the callers sister may be doing drugs caller would like to talk to a deputy about the situation. 10/08/13 Time: 9:11 LYONS MILL CITY DR caller had an agreement to sell a bike to someone who then sold the bike to someone else before they finished paying 10/08/13 Time: 10:16 39700 Block 4TH AV caller would like to report guns stolen from residence one was taken a couple of weeks ago 3 other guns taken the second weekend in August. . 10/08/13 Time: 20:41 WEST MCCULLY MOUNTAIN Linn County Caller reporting that his wife is destroying their property. Male caller not being cooperative. 10/09/13 Time: 11:13 caller reporting she saw a wfa bro hair in the vicinity of listed address on 10/4/13. susp female was taking pictures of residences in the area. She is not known to local. 10/09/13 Time: 16:11 LYONS MILL CITY DR Linn County caller reporting juv susp has been trespassing on his property and cutting cookies with a veh 10/09/13 Time: 17:55 HWY 226 Lyons RP reported vehicle all over the road, unable to maintain lane, about 5 ago, 10/09/13 Time: 19:12

FRERES LUMBER PLANT #3 Caller asked an employee to leave after he appeared to be under the influence. He is still at location at this time. 10/10/13 Time: 5:46 MOUNT PLEASANT DR Linn County 2 horses in the road, south of Mt Pleasant on KL 10/10/13 Time: 14:06 10/11/13 Time: 10:04 ALDER ST Mill City 12 yoa male advi his babysitter that he will make marks on himself and say that caller did it. And he keeps poking his sister with a stick. 10/11/13 Time: 14:31 FRERES LUMBER PLANT #3 Caller advi that the Suspect grabbed his throat and it ended. This happened on Thursday and today both parties were fired. 10/11/13 Time: 16:50 Mill City MILL CITY POST OFFICE Purse on the back seat and on the passenger seat there are cards and gift cards left out in the open. The vehicle has been there all day. 10/12/13 Time: 17:29 ALDER ST Mill City Caller would like his sister to call him. Caller is concerned about his sister and brother in law. 10/13/13 Time: 2:24 MAIN ST Lyons Caller is following his friend who is intoxicated and driving. Vehicle is now pulled over.

Services Directory Autobody & Paint

Canyon Auto Rebody 21916 Ferry Rd. SE, Mehama (503) 859-3247

Auto Repair

Classic Auto and Tire Center 48347 Lyons-Mill City Drive, Mill City(503)897-2256 Mike’s Auto Repair and Deisel small engines& motorcycles at 27860 N. Hwy 22, Mill City 503 897-6061


Odds and Ends Antiques and Collectables 11227 Grove St., S.E.Mehama 503-859-2688 Lyons Timbertown Resale Home accessories, gifts, more. 1313 Main St. Lyons. 503-859-4054; 503-507-1326. Facebook.


Canyon Bookkeeping and Accounting 503-859-4652

Business Development

GROW EDC: Free & confidential business & non-profit 503-871-5188

Coffee Stands

Canyon Espresso at the corner of Hwy 22 and Gates Hill Rd., (503) 897-6031

Computer Services

WidmerWeb Design (503) 569-1229


Hueller Construction Inc. CCB #114169 503-859-3575.

Firearm Instruction

Old West Enforcement Professionals NRA#1787-91947 BCI# 1102466 503580-9397

Health and Wellness

Chiropractic Physicians Clinic and Wellness Center 11247 Grove St., Mehama (503)859-2181 Santiam Healing Arts Reconnective, energetic healing for all. Special Canyon pricing. Colleen Samuel (503) 897-3357 Mill City Dental (503)897-2353 Mill City Pharmacy 218 S.W. Broadway, Mill City (503) 897-2331 Santiam Medical Clinic 280 S. 1st Ave. Mill City (503) 897-4100

Heating and Cooling

Lyons Heating & Cooling Inc. CCB#96400 (503)859-2325


Mountain High Grocery and Gifts 220 D St. Detroit, (503)854-3696

to get you business seen in the directory call Karen at (503)990-3037

Detroit Market and Supplies 100 Detroit Ave. N. (503) 854-3767 Facebook Mill City Market 829 1st Ave. Mill City


Siegmund Landscape, Excavation and Supply (503)769-6291


Gabriel Smith licensed locksmith: lock repair, keys, parts. OCLS #5373 (541)519-2410


Curt’s Place Rental Suite in Gates. (503)897-6126 Adventure Vacation Homes 528N.E. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503) 897-6500 Elkhorn Valley Inn B&B 33016 North Fork Road S.E, Lyons (503) 897-3033 facebook Lodge at Detroit Lake 175 Detroit Ave, Detroit (503) 854-3344 All Seasons Motel 130 Breitenbush Road, Detroit (503) 854-3421


Detroit Lake Marina 115 Breitenbush Road, Detroit www.detroitlakemarina. com 503 854-3423. Kane’s Marina 530 Clester Rd., Detroit (503) 854-3362

Mole and Gopher Removal LandCare learn more at 503-897-5200

Outdoor Excursions

Into the Wild Equine Adventures mountain forest horseback rides (503)586-8072 Kayak the Santiam (503)569-1229 North Santiam River Trips with Bill Sanderson (503) 897-3301 The Oregon Experience fishing, rafting drift-boating. (503) 897-3291.

Pets and Animal Care

Ark Animal Care Veterinary Services (503) 897-6004 Santiam Healing Arts Reconnective Healing for your horses and pets.. Colleen Samuel. (503) 897-3357

Lyness, Broker 280 NE Santiam Blvd, Mill City (503)551-2645

Restaurants & Dining

Mill City/Gates Rosie’s Mt Coffee House 647 N.E. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)8972378 Facebook Giovanni’s Mt.Pizza 146 N.W. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)897-2614 Mountain Edge Cafe 320 N.W. Santiam Blvd. (Hwy 22) Mill City (503)897-2741 Sierra Restaurant and Market 302 N. Santiam Hwy (Hwy 22) in Gates (503) 897-2210 Lyons/Mehama Trexler Farms 20146 Ferry Rd. SE, Mehama (503)859-4488 Facebook Detroit/Idanha Korner Post Resturant 100 Detroit Avenue Detroit (503) 854-3735 The Cedars Restaurant and Lounge 200 N. Detroit Ave, Detroit (503)854-3636 K.C.’s Espresso, Sandwiches and Stuff 210 Forest Ave., Detroit (503)854-3145 Idanha Grill and Store 183 Hwy 22, Idanha (503)854-3354 facebook Marion Forks Restaurant and Lounge 34970 Hwy 22, Idanha (503)854-3669

RV Repair

Santiam RV Service (503)394-2348

Signs & Graphics

White Water Signs and Graphics (503)804-3613


Mehama True Value 11267 Grove St. Mehama (503) 859-2257 ww3.truevalue. com/mehamatruevalue/


Red Barn Bar and Grill 916 Main St., Lyons (503)859-2826 facebook Trio Tavern and Food 815 SW Linn Blvd. Mill City (503) 897-3380 facebook


STR Santiam Towing and Recovery 1-877-859-5757

Wood Products-retail


Camp firewood at Hardwood Components, 20573 Hwy 22 in Mehama (503)859-2144

Real Estate

Weddings Your Way All seasons, indoors or out, all denominations. Colleen Samuel (503) 897-3357.

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cents Now is the perfet time to purchase a ductless mini-split system. Many tax rebate incentives available. Call Jason for more information! 503-428-2591 ccb #168985

Canyon Espresso

Mon-Thurs 5:30a4p Fri 5:30a-5p

16 oz Flavored Latte $2.50!! Tues Only

Hwy 22 & Gates Hill Rd


Scenes from Lyons Rural Fire Department annual Chilli/Salsa Cook-off and Car show photos by Shanna Hall Photography

The“Fastest Firemen” Contest: in action above. The winner was Lt. James Grover. Aerial view of the cook-off and bazaar at right and of the car show and fire department grounds below.

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Private Lessons Taught in Mill City

Chords by Professional Musician Strumming Tom Cole Flat & Finger Picking of Stoddard and Cole Singing and Playing Music/Comedy Duo


Mountain Coffee House ESPRESSO Homeade

FOOD & PASTRIES 7-5 m-sat 8-5 sun Hwy 22 Mill City (503)897-2378

September 17, 2013