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..,, , 50 Rtver 00tlec00. . . facebook.corn.rnckenzieffveffefleclions smalltoapapers.eom/aewspapers/newspaper.pbp?id=269 Wild and $cenic Adventures tj,lHl,l,hn,,lj,Jl,qlt,l,ni,tjl%litjql,lth,h ******************ALL FOR ADC 9813 012"004 .8ALL TOVv'N PAPERg (. 217 W COTA ST SHELT(')N WA 98584-2263 Volume 34, Issue 3, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 * Serving the McKenzie River 'alley ... Home of Greg & Tamara Cliff of Walterville - Reflections Subscribers Since 1996 Remembering 911 It was Tractor Day at 2011 Walterville Fair Photo by Gary Koehler Vida resident Shana Jewel, along with her son and grandchildren, decided to do a McKenzie River float on 9/11 and fly the American flag high! It was really a big hit with alot of people on the river. "When we floated by The Wayfarer there was a couple sitting out on the beach that took many pics of us.," Shana recalls. "One woman out on the deck of her beautiful home saw us, quickly went inside and soon she and her husband were out on their deck waving vigorously at us! It really choked me up, I have to sa I used to work for a company where we sold all of the safety equipment to fire departments, police departments and anything to do with public safety. I personally lost some really good friends on 9/11/2001 and I like to think that they were all with me floating down our beautiful McKenzie river on the tenth anniversary of the day that they gave, braverly, their fives." Crews aim to tame forest fire's flames Parade Grand Marshalls Louise and Wendell Austin are both 50-year members of the Walterville Grange as well as active community members for numerous years. The Camp Creek Tractor Club made a strong presence - showing up with a wide array of beautifully restored farm tractors. Besides a large showing of classic John Deeres and Farmails, club members also showed up with a Massey Harris and an even more rarely seen Minneapolis Moline. An electronic reader board at the Hwy. 126/242 junction advises eastbound traffic of possible reduced visibility ahead. SANTIAM PASS: 690 firefighters were taking advantage of favorable weather conditions to aggressively build firelines along the Shadow Lake Fire's northwestern flank this week, and hope to gain an upper hand on the fire's westward movement. Lower temperatures and relative humidity, combined with a moderate westerly wind are expected to suppress the fire's growth through the remainder of this week. Because of that oudook, Clear Lake Resort and Coldwater Cove Campground area will reopen this weekend. The fire is approximately 10,000 acres, no change from Monday. "We've been looking for a way to shut the door on this fire," Operations Chief Mike Matarrese said. "On Monday, we found the hinges. This week, we hope to install the door." Fire behavior is expected to remain moderately high as warm, dry conditions persist and winds remain variable. Officials report there are still unburned pockets of fuel that will continue to burn until a significant weather event. They Continued On Page 8 The People's Choice winner for Walterville Community Fair Tractor Show and Shine was this 1938 John Deere painted in Thurston High's colors, rather than factory green. The owner of the tractor is Bobby Fisher and the driver was Wyatt Fisher.