By Dixon Bledsoe
There are things I simply know to be true. Not to be arrogant about it but they are inarguable. Here are my indisputable truths, subject to your own interpretations and beliefs. Although on these I am totally and completely correct.
Tiffany Kuenzi is at it again. The producers of NBC’s “The Voice” called HER to audition for their hit show. If she makes it, she is sworn to secrecy at that point, but for now, GO TIFFANY! Her soon-to-be hit, “Tonight,” which she wrote, is the number one hit on Café Radio, a national music show that takes requests and songs move up the charts based on the number of requests. Check it out and vote for the budding young star at www.theradiocafe.com/trctop10.htm. Check her out at Mac’s on Feb.18 and keep your fingers crossed that “The Tiff” makes it to “The Voice.”
When you are driving on C Street toward North Water Street, you may turn onto Water on a green light and after stopping at a red light once it is safe to do so. Silverton Police Chief Lewis says it is so, and I hang on his every word. Please don’t honk at me as if I am a felon.
Silverton High School’s boys varsity basketball team will go deep into the state playoffs this year. Zach Gengler is a Division 1 candidate and just broke the boy’s scoring record. Toby Roth just set the assist record. They are only juniors. The team set the scoring record by 23 points in thrashing a conference foe 124-70. They are selfless, playing as a team. The team’s defense is tenacious. Their 16-3 record is impressive, especially since the only losses were to Central Catholic (ranked 3rd in 6-A) by eight points; #1 ranked Churchill (5-A) by two points; and #5 ranked Corvallis (5-A) by 10 (in Corvallis). We have nearly 24,000 people in the Silver Falls School District. Certainly we can fill up the stands when #5 Corvallis comes to town Feb. 17? Coach Shryock has them firing on all cylinders.
Fifty-eight degrees in February with clear skies and golf is a lot more fun than 62 degrees in June with pouring rain and golf. I know this to be so.
Doreen Kelly, executive director of Silverton Together, is the best resource for information in town, especially when it comes to knowing how to help people. She just knows stuff.
Chase Davis has vaulted into the record books. Literally. The Silverton High School senior just broke the school record in the pole vault, one that has stood since Eaton Vonweller jumped 13’7” in 1994. Davis cleared 13’8 at the Willamette Striders meet in Oregon City Feb. 4. The best news? It is only February, and with Davis and teammate Preston Kirk, the Foxes will have a dynamic dual threat.
President Obama and Mitt Romney will square off in November. It will be ugly despite promises to be civil. Neither will turn the economy around singlehandedly because the president simply cannot do it alone. It will take bi-partisanship solutions, because that is what true leaders seek when 151 million people think you are the real deal and 149 million think you are a knucklehead. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum will never be president. Of this I am certain. They should quit while they are behind.
The Oregon Legislature will be productive and successful in its one-month even-year session because it will do what the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate choose not to do – work together for the common good of the people instead of pretending the other side doesn’t have a point.
Maybe we should send our boys basketball team to D.C. to demonstrate team play.