Fire doesn’t dim hopes: Volunteers flock to pitch in after kitchen fire threatens Community Thanksgiving Dinner

December 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Fire doesn’t dim hopes: Volunteers flock to pitch in after kitchen fire threatens Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The cook was in the kitchen when he dropped some butter, The butter hit the open flame and the stove began to sputter. Flames began to grow, and the wires began to melt, Imagine the great despair that the kitchen crew ...

Ah, shucks: Corn Fest has openings

December 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Ah, shucks: Corn Fest has openings

By Mary Owen The Aumsville Corn Festival committee has taken a hit recently when key board members stepped down for personal reasons. “They can no longer put in the time that being a board member requires,” said Sonny Newson, longtime board member. ...

OSU bound: Freres’ MPP used for new wood products lab

December 2018 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on OSU bound: Freres’ MPP used for new wood products lab

Freres Lumber Company has made the final shipment of its new, patented Mass Plywood Panel (MPP) to Oregon State University for use in the construction of the new A.A. “Red” Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory (AWP). MPP is being used for ...

New digs: Hearts to Arts relocates

December 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on New digs: Hearts to Arts relocates

[caption id="attachment_3547" align="alignleft" width="215"] Ken Cartwright is station manager andprogram director of KYAC radio, which will be moving to Santiam Hearts to Arts’ new location in the historic Odd Fellows building in Mill CityFile Photo[/caption] By Mary Owen Santiam Hearts to Arts ...

Update: Stayton MobilePack feeds 575 children for a year

November 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Update: Stayton MobilePack feeds 575 children for a year

By Mary Owen The results are in! This year’s MobilePack, a project of Feed My Starving Children, drew in 1105 community volunteers who packed 972 boxes containing 210,065 meals, enough to feed 575 children for a year. “It was heartwarming to see ...

Turkey express: Covered Bridge Café prepares for community dinner

November 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Turkey express: Covered Bridge Café prepares for community dinner

By Mary Owen The traditional free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Covered Bridge Café is a highlight for many in the community. “Our first year, we served under 300 people,” said Cari Sessums, co-owner of the popular eatery with Christy Sessums. “Last ...

Action! Giving back honored in ad

November 2018 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Action! Giving back honored in ad

Local business owner Priscilla Glidewell was recently chosen to be the “face” of Budget Blinds Cares national ad campaign. Glidewell, who owns Budget Blinds of Mid-Willamette Valley and Keizer, recently received a call from Home Franchise Concepts that she would be ...

Tournament grants reach all-time high

November 2018 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Tournament grants reach all-time high

The Santiam Canyon Youth Benefit Golf Tournament will award a record amount of grant funds in 2019, according to organizer Mike Long. Eighteen years ago, when the tournament was first started, they were able to donate about $2,500 to local youth ...

Chronic pain: Group hopes to provide forum to share issues without judgment

November 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Chronic pain: Group hopes to provide forum to share issues without judgment

By Mary Owen Fibromyalgia sufferers know what it’s like to live with chronic pain, and the importance of sharing with others who have the disease. “We want to be heard and know that we’re not alone,” said Teressa Brooks, who has fibromyalgia. ...

Honorable service: Weddle Funeral holds vigil to support homeless Vets

November 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Honorable service: Weddle Funeral holds vigil to support homeless Vets

By Mary Owen Veterans have a special place in the hearts of Ryan and Natasha Steele, owners of Weddle Funeral Service. “Ryan is a combat Army veteran who served in Iraq,” said Steele of her fiancée. “He also worked for the military ...