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Election May 2010
At the May primary election 10 years ago, Government Camp
remained un-citified, then Welches Senator Rick Metsger fell short in his
primary bid for state treasurer, John Kitzhaber took a leap forward in his
comeback effort, Jim Bernard held his county seat and Sherry Hall was headed
for a November runoff for the position of County Clerk.
Measure 3-354 would have made Government Camp Oregon’s
newest incorporated city, but it failed, with 58 percent No votes versus 42
percent Yes votes. Sen. Metsger lost the Democratic primary to Treasurer Ted
Wheeler, with Metsger tallying 38 percent of the votes to Wheeler’s 62 percent.
Former Gov. Kitzhaber defeated opponent Bill Bradbury in the Democratic primary
with a 66-30 percent edge and was set to face off against Republican primary
winner Chris Dudley in the November election. County Clerk Sherry Hall was
unable to win the necessary majority despite garnering the most votes and was
also headed to a runoff in the November election against winning opponent Canby
Mayor Melody Thompson.
A nose for news
If you wondered why a bloodhound was working an attentive
crowd for pats and tummy rubs at the Wy’east Book Shoppe, it was because Jeff
Schettler presented his new book “Red Dog Rising,” a riveting true story about
Schettler’s time with the police force and his loyal and courageous bloodhound,
Ronin. Schettler, a retired police K-9 officer, was attached to the FBI’s
Hostage Rescue Teams’ K9 Assistance Program and described how he and Ronin were
involved in hundreds of searches over the years. Sister, an up and coming
two-year-old trailing bloodhound who travels with her owner and handler, Mary
Davenport, to Schettler’s presentations, was soaking up the attention from the
The proceeds from the book benefit a non-profit organization
founded by Schettler that trains dogs for children with special needs.
The fourth in the series of native plants featured in The
Mountain Times featured the Nootka wild rose and the Red-osier dogwood. The
rose’s pale, pink-to-rose flowers produce orange-to-scarlet hips that are used
as food by grouse, bluebirds, thrushes and many others. Their springtime
blossoms are a showy, deep pink followed by equally showy rose-red hips in the
season. The Red-osier dogwood is deciduous, providing clusters of creamy, white
flowers blossoming in late spring. They give way to white or bluish fruits that
are eaten by warblers and other birds. The leaves provide fall color, food for
butterfly larvae and the nectar is used by adult butterflies. The dogwood is
excellent for stabilizing steam banks.
And in other news...
In an election held May 15, 2010 at the Villages at Mt Hood
Town Hall, Carol Burk and George Wilson were voted to fill two of the open
board positions. A shakeup at the Timberline Rim Board saw six trustees resign,
and co-owners Ryan and Hidee Cummings opened up Wraptitude, a restaurant
located on Hwy 26 across the parking lot from Clackamas County Bank. That’s a
By Frances Berteau/MT