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					By Gayla Patton, St. Johns Review

                                                       St. Johns Main Street Foot Patrol gets a boost
                                                                ood news for the recently formed St.     their community streets safer. Officers sim-      stead, crime either isn’t being reported, or
                                                                  Johns Main Street Foot Patrol, (see    ply can’t be everywhere so they depend on         those finding themselves in the back of a
                                                                 the March 4 article: “Foot Patrol in    the good citizens of a neighborhood to help       police car are not being booked and/or
                                                       downtown St. Johns to start up again” at          report criminalities. For example, there are      charged. When and if they are charged,
                                                                        many witnessed crimes, such as a drug deal,       they’re sent into one of many city programs
                                                          Portland Police were so thrilled and im-       that are over quickly making a call to 911        and monitored by reporting to their parole/
                                                       pressed with the neighborhood’s tenacity to       futile. Because it is no longer in progress,      probation officer and making mandated reg-
                                                       start up their own foot patrol that they have     911 dispatchers will tell a caller to call the    ular court appearances. This example is why
                                                       thrown their hat into the project and will be     non-emergency number. Most people don’t           every crime or neighborhood concern should
Holly Heidebrecht is the Executive Direc-              sending one of their own to walk random           and because it’s never reported, it’s not re-     be recorded and another example of how
tor of the St. Johns Main Street program               beats too. Holly Heidebrecht, the Main Street     corded as a crime making crime statistics in-     important the St. Johns Main Street Foot Pa-
which is part of the Oregon Main Street pro-           Executive Director said, “The Police are very     accurate. However, foot and merchant patrols      trol program is.
gram. The group represents a grassroots                happy with our activism and told us, if we’re     do record all the necessary information as         Officer Padilla has already done at least one
collaboration between community business               on board to help alleviate crime in the neigh-    well as the description of the perpetrators,      shift on the Foot Patrol and while strolling
organizations, neighborhood associations,              borhood, they want to send a special officer      and that information will then be given to        through the neighborhood introduced him-
the City of Portland, and community resi-              to help out too.” The Foot Patrol will be join-   police. It is very important to have accurate     self and chatted with people on the street. To
dents and business owners. They are work-              ing forces with the already formed Merchant       information. If statistics show not much crime    learn more about the Foot Patrol, or to be-
ing on many improvements, enhancements,                Patrol. They too document and report crime        in a neighborhood, the bureau may not see         come a part of it, attend the March 30 train-
and livability issues in St. Johns with their          witnessed from their businesses.                  the need for a bigger police presence.            ing seminar at 6:30 at the Main Street office,
latest one being the formation of a Foot Pa-             The officer who will be randomly walking           Recent articles in the Oregonian have re-      8250 N. Lombard. It is approximately 2.5
trol. A Portland Police officer will be part           or biking throughout the neighborhood is          ported that crime statistics are down citywide.   hours long.
of this newly formed group. There will be a            Officer Martin Padilla.                           That statement is speculative but it isn’t an        Heidebrecht said, “The foot patrol is an
Foot Patrol training seminar at 6:30 on
                                                         There are approximately 95 neighborhoods        error in the newspapers reporting, but more       example of people in the neighborhoods help-
March 30 at the Main Street office 8250 N.
                                                       in Portland, but only ten of them have active     likely a change in how crimes are (or are not)    ing themselves. It’s a win-win for everybody;
Lombard for those in the community who
                                                       foot patrols. The police appreciate the com-      reported. Most community activists will tell      the residents, the merchants, and visitors. It
want to learn more about it and perhaps
become a part of this worthwhile endeavor.             munities who take the initiative to help keep     you they don’t believe crime is less, but in-     brings value to the neighborhood.”

Joe the Javelin                                       By
                                               Jim Speirs
                                                                                      field a respected collection
                                                                                      of pugilists. So, as a group
                                                                                                                                                                     world by storm was Cassius Clay.
                                                                                                                                                                     He had recently changed his name
   In the fall of 1965, our amateur                                                   we traveled by bus to Taco-                                                    to Muhammad Ali and became
boxing club was to have its first tele-          Historical                           ma (in a weird old smoking                                                     known as the “Louisville Lip” for
vised fighting event. The technolo-                 Editor                            bus that almost choked the                                                     his verbal antics in public. Clay/Ali
gy was crude, and the broadcast                  St Johns                             team to death before we ar-                                                    was unreal; his quickness as a
very local. Still, it was television;              Review                             rived) where a seasoned                                                        heavyweight was unparalleled, and
and that alone represented a huge                                                     team from Central Wash-                                                        his outrageous behavior unequaled.
spotlight, and gave exposure to all          Corbett, Pete Gonzales, Johnny           ington awaited us. Our                                                         One of the things that Ali did to
of the fighters. The Portland team           Howard, Andy Kendall, Richard            team rode to Tacoma.                                                           draw attention to his boxing unique-
was to travel to Tacoma and initiate         (Sweet) Sue, and the Sullivan broth-        One of our most gifted                                                      ness, and to antagonize the tradition-
the beginning of the much-anticipat-         ers. A number of the fighters had        welterweights was named                                                        al boxing community was to tie tas-
ed boxing season.                            already turned professional, so the      Joe. (I will exclude his last Matt Dishman Community Center was once           sels on his shoes and make the dec-
   The team (our team) from Knott            combination of talent was unique.        name, for if he’s still alive, named Knott Street Community Center and is      orations flutter as he boxed and out-
                                                                                                                              located at 77 NE Knott.
Street was a hodgepodge of charac-           (The Sullivan’s fought mostly for        the time-travel return to this                                                 classed opponents on his way to
ters. We had some very good fight-           Mt. Scott.) Knott Street (now Matt       amateur fight nightmare might was felt that he might even go to                become world champion. His move-
ers, and the community center had            Dishman) developed a feared club         cause him to have a heart attack!) the Golden Gloves if he trained             ments later became known as the Ali
a well-deserved reputation of pro-           that annually sent terror into the       Joe was many things, but being too properly.
ducing some of the finest amateurs           hearts of their regional opponents.      cerebral was not one of them! Still,   At that time, the brash new heavy-              Continued on Page 4 & 5
in the area. Back then it was a priv-        However, the club was truly com-         he had promise as a fighter, and it weight that was taking the sports                         “Joe the Javelin”
ilege to be in the company of such           prised of amateurs, most kids fight-
pugilists as Thad Spencer, Michael           ing for Knott Street were under
                                             eighteen years of age, and as such       PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
                                             acted like recreational athletes, sel-                                                                                                       HOPE-
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                                             difficult because we had so few
                                             quality fighters that were properly                                                                                                          EVENT
                                             conditioned and felt capable of three                                                                                                        FOR
                                             rounds of boxing competition. As
                                             the tournament grew near, it became

                                             apparent that Knott Street was not
                                             going to be able to field a complete                                                                                                         Picture
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                                             weight class. So, as was the custom                                                                                                          February
                                             of the times, an effort to gather box-
                                                                                                                                                                                          2011 by
                                             ers from other local clubs was un-
                                             dertaken. Recruits were collected                                                                                                            Adam
                                             from several gyms in Portland; St.                                                                                                           Sawyer
                                             Johns Community Center, (under
                                             Pete Lulich), a few from Mt. Scott,
                                             the Emerson’s gym (located in St.
                                             Johns, near Oswego & Fessenden,)
                                             and a couple of fighters training out
                                             of the Kenton Boxing Club (Now
                                             Sweet Science Boxing.) As the tele-
                                             vised extravaganza drew close, the        Have a picture of North Portland to share? Send them to:
                                             North Portland amateurs were able         Hard copies can also be submitted by mailing to: PO Box 83068, Portland, 97283. (They will
                                             to put together enough fighters to        be returned if a self-addressed and stamped envelope is included.)
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                                                                                                                                                                                          particular photograph on display in
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                                                                                                  Kenton Library success                                                                  dots of their personal connections
                                            North Portland’s                                      Dear Editor,
                                                                                                                                                            to the park. By reading your article
                                                                                                                                                               I felt drawn back into history, just
                                              Community                                             I wanted to thank you for the way
                                                                                                  you and the St. Johns Review have                                                       like every time I ride the carousel I
                                             Newspaper for                                        welcomed and publicized the Ken-                Participated in building                feel as though I am transported to a
                                                                                                  ton Library to the North Portland               dome at RHS                             simpler time.
                                               108 years.                                         community. We have been part of                 Dear Editor,                               Even though it will not become
                                                                                                  the community for one year now -                  I was one of the lucky ones in Mr.    an amusement park again, things
                                                                                                  since March 8th 2010! It has been a             Shehee’s “applied” science class in     are on the horizon for the Jantzen
   1 YEAR: $12 (26 ISSUES) ___
                                                                                                  joy to see how Kenton and other                 the 1963-64 school years. (In re. to    Beach SuperCenter. The last re-
   2 YEARS $23 (52 ISSUES) ___
                                                                                                  North Portland community mem-                   Jim Speirs March 4th article: RHS       maining piece of the amusement
   3 YEARS $34 (78 ISSUES) ___
                                                                                                  bers have used and enjoyed the li-              Observatory.)                           park, our 1921 CW Parker Carou-
   4 YEARS $44 (104 ISSUES)___
                                                                                                  brary since day one. We’re averag-                Mr. Shehee either changed course      sel is about to celebrate its 90th
   5 YEARS $55 (130 ISSUES) ____
                                                                                                  ing about 500 people per day, and               between the class years, or Jim mis-    birthday in April. We are looking
      This is a RENEWAL _____      This is a NEW____ Subscription                                 growing daily.                                  understood the mission. The origi-      forward to the celebration.
                  This is an ADDRESS CHANGE _____                                                    It’s great to be part of this won-           nal plan in the fall of 1963 was to     Laura Natale
                                                                                                  derful community and thank you for              make a smaller version of the pop-      Administrative Asst.
  Name:________________________________________________                                                                                                                                   Edens & Avant Realty , Inc.
                                                                                                  what you do to make it such a great             ular OMSI planetarium exhibit. It
                                                                                                  place to work and live.                         is true that the inside of the dome
                                                                                                  Sincerely, David Miles                          was to be covered with white cloth,     Jantzen Beach Amusement
                                                                                                  Kenton Library Branch Admin.                    but, there was also to be a basket-     Park article brings back
                                                                                                  Multnomah County Library                        ball sized globe on a table in the
      Mail payment with forms to: PO Box 83068, Port. 97283                                                                                                                               memories
                                                                                                  Office: 503.988.6470                            center of the room with seating all
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dear Historical Editor,
                                                                                                                                                  around the room. The globe would
                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for the very complete his-
                                                                                                                                                  have strategically placed pinholes
                            Nominate someone as this year’s                                                                                       in it, and be lit from inside. When
                                                                                                                                                                                          tory of Jantzen Beach. The articles
                                                                                                                                                                                          brought back many memories.
                                   CITIZEN OF THE YEAR                                                                                            the lights were dimmed, the stars
                                                                                                                                                  would magically appear above, just
                                                                                                                                                                                             As a boy in the late 1930s and
                                                                                                                                                                                          early 1940s (prewar) I, and my bud-
               for the St. Johns Parade on Saturday, May 14                                                                                       like in the night sky. When the globe
                                                                                                                                                                                          dies would save and scrounge to
         The award recognizes and honors the efforts of anyone who gives of their time and talent to                                              was slowly rotated, it would dem-
                 support and enhance the livability and unique aspects of the Peninsula.                                                                                                  accumulate enough money for our
                                                                                                                                                  onstrate, in faster motion, just how
                                                                                                                                                                                          annual trip to Jantzen Beach. Cash-
  CITIZEN OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM                                                                                                             the stars and planets move across
                                                                                                                                                                                          ing in pop bottles and whatever else
                                                                                                                                                  the sky at night.
  Please MAIL TO:                                                                                                                                                                         we could manage, we tried to have
                                                                                                                                                     Mr. Shehee told us he found the
                                                                                                                                                                                          at least one dollar as rides were 20
  1) St. Johns Parade Committee Address: P O Box 83162, Port. 97283                                                                               dome on an old warship being dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                          for a buck!
  OR, DROP OFF AT:                                                                                                                                mantled along the river, and I think
                                                                                                                                                                                            We boarded the streetcar in Ken-
  Peninsula Station 8316 N. Lombard or Patti’s Deli, 8501 N. Lombard                                                                              the company donated it. It was
                                                                                                                                                                                          ton for the exciting ride on the tres-
                                                                                                                                                  about three feet taller so we had to
  Please print legibly. Attach a separate piece of paper if necessary)                                                                                                                    tle over the slough to the Play-
                                                                                                                                                  separate the pieces, and one piece
  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 3, 2011                                                                                                                                                   ground.
                                                                                                                                                  at a time, cut it down to the half
  I nominate ___________________________________________________________                                                                                                                    I still have detailed visual memo-
                                                                                                                                                  round shape that it is now. I remem-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ries of the FUN HOUSE and the
  as CITIZEN OF THE YEAR for the 2011 St Johns Parade.                                                                                            ber doing most of that work myself,
                                                                                                                                                                                          rides inside. If you or other readers
                                                                                                                                                  and going through many saber saw
  Why are you nominating this person. Background information for this nominee is:                                                                                                         ever want descriptions of the Great
                                                                                                                                                  blades in the process. All of the
  ______________________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                          Room with slides, turntables, tum-
                                                                                                                                                  pieces were bolted together origi-
                                                                                                                                                                                          bling barrels (which you tried to
                                                                                                                                                  nally so I think it may have been a
  ______________________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                          stand up in,) crazy mirrors, etc, just
                                                                                                                                                  cover for something other than a
                                                                                                                                                                                          give me a call or email.
                                                                                                                                                  gun. It didn’t open up, and
                                                                                                                                                                                             Yes, I rode the Big Dipper, the
                                                                                                                                                  couldn’t have for a gun or a tele-
                                                                                                                                                                                          Old Mill, roamed the Penny Arcade,
                                                                                                                                                  scope. Mayor Terry Schrunk attend-
                                                                                                                                                                                          and most of the rest. I swam in the
  ______________________________________________________________________________________________                                                  ed the groundbreaking, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                          pool, but never did go off the sec-
                                                                                                                                                  news filmed it. The mayor’s daugh-
  Nominees Address & telephone # _____________________________________________________                                                                                                    ond highest (15 feet as I recall) div-
                                                                                                                                                  ter, Judy was a grad that year too. I
                                                                                                                                                                                          ing board. There were three diving
                                                                                                                                                  still think it could get done without
  YOUR name, address & telephone #: ____________________________________________________________                                                                                          boards, the highest a platform about
                                                                                                                                                  that much more effort. Imagine, Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                          30 feet up.
  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Shehee’s nearly 50 year old dream
                                                                                                                                                                                              Later, as teenagers and young
                                                                                                                                                  project being completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                          adults we danced in the Golden
2011 Published Issues                                                 What was Inside each issue                           THE REVIEW
                                                                                                                                                  Dave Ward, Class of 1964
                                                                                                                                                                                          Canopied Ballroom to Sammy
                                                                                                                                                                                          Kaye, Stan Kenton, and Woody
Issue #/Date           Front Page:                       History Article:                                                    IS HERE TO
                                                                                                                                                                                          Herman. We also witnessed the
#1 Jan. 7, 2011        Speirs Interview/N Port Author    Jantzen Beach Amus Pk Part IV                                    HELP YOU GET            Jantzen Beach SuperCenter               Vanport Flood disaster.
#2 Jan 21, 2011        Our Daily Bread Rest closes       JB Amus Pk Pt V                                                                          employee enjoys articles
                                                                                                                             NOTICED.                                                         Thanks again for your stories.
#3 Feb. 4, 2011        Grocery Outlet opens              JB Amus Pk Pt VI                                                                         Dear St. Johns Review,                  They provide a needed history of
#4 Feb. 18, 2011       RHS Thespians win State Champ/Mans Shop JB Amus Pk Pt VII-final                                      Advertise.             I am writing to thank you for your
#5) March 4            Parade Pin/Foot Patrol                          Repeat: RHS Observatory                                                                                            our end of town. One slight sugges-
                                                                                                                                                  seven part article on the Jantzen       tion: In the future research, please
#6) March 18           PPB joins foot patrol                           Joe the Javelin
                                                                                                                           Call Gayla             Beach Amusement Park. I never
                                                                                                                           at 283-5086            knew the history of Jantzen Beach                     Continued on Page 6
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                                                                   Community News and Events
  University of                         St. Johns Farmers                            Celebration of North Portland to be held March 19
 Portland to host                        Market extends                          A “Celebration of North Portland”          Five people will be presented        people who have made North
                                                                                will take place on Saturday, March       awards for their service to North       Portland what it is,” said organizer
   17th annual                              2011 season                         19 in the Bauccio Commons on the         Portland, while several others will     Michael Verbout. “There is no
                                                                                University of Portland campus,                                                   shortage of people to honor who
  Reading Fair                            Organizers of this year’s St. Johns   5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The
                                                                                                                         be honored in a specially-made
                                                                                                                         recognition book. The event offers      have given countless amounts of
  The University of Portland’s 17th     Farmers Market said they are            dinner event will begin at 6 p.m. and    an excellent opportunity to connect     time and energy to make our
annual Reading Fair is set for Sun-     thrilled to announce that the 2011      will bring together and honor all        with neighbors, find out about ways     community so special.”
day, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.     market season will be expanded          North Portland stakeholders – from       to get involved with supporting the       Tickets for the event are $25 and
in the Chiles Center. Every student     from years past. This year’s mar-       community leaders, business              community, and learn about the          can be purchased by contacting
                                        ket will take place Saturdays start-    owners, and service clubs to             history of the area.                    Verbout                           at
attending will receive a free, new
                                        ing June 4 and will run through         neighborhood activists, the faith         “It’s a great idea to come together or by
book of their choice for attending.
                                        October 15, with the longer hours       community, and education groups.         to celebrate and recognize the          calling 503-260-7611.
    The fair’s theme, “Reading
                                        of 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Around the World,” is designed to
                                          The vendor applications are now
be a multicultural approach to lit-     available for those interested by
eracy that will engage students from    going to:                                The Willamette Bluff: North Portland’s Hidden Asset
pre-kindergarten to middle school.          By Barbara Quinn
Events throughout the day include       vendors-2. The application needs to                                              opossums, squirrels, rodents and        Americans as well. A Chinook
arts, crafts and games that focus on    be completed by Friday, March              The Willamette Bluff is a little      raccoons.                               archeological site on Sauvie Island
reading as well as an obstacle          19…….so hurry. There is a $15 fee       noticed ecosystem likely because it                                              is the largest acorn storage location
                                                                                                                         A Native Oak Refuge
course and storytelling performanc-     for all applications. Each accepted     is on the edge of our residential                                                in the nation. It contains 60 large
                                                                                                                         Prior to European settlement the
es.                                     applicant will be mailed their pack-    community, downhill and out of           bluff was made up of Oregon white       acorn pits each able to hold
   Funding for the event is provid-     ets at the end of March.                sight. Though largely invisible, it is   oak, Pacific madrone and native         thousands of acorns. The local tribes
ed by Associated Students of the          “Our goal is to assemble a dynam-     a unique as a geological feature, a      grasses. These species are still        traded them and ground the nuts for
University of Portland (ASUP), the      ic mix of vendors that meet the         viewpoint, a native oak ecosystem        present in places although the Bluff    flour after soaking them for several
University Bookstore, and Bon           unique needs of our community,”         and wildlife corridor. Portland has      was mostly logged off in the late       months to remove tannins. The
Appétit Management Co.                  said the organizing committee.          both a north and south Willamette        1800s to obtain wood to power the       Chinook considered oak trees
  For more information, please con-                                             Bluff created by the same flood that     steamboats. The southwest facing        sacred and so local oak have historic
tact the School of Education at 503-                                            carved out the Columbia Gorge            slopes are too dry and hot for most     and cultural as well ecological
943-7135 student organizers Kati          2011 St. Johns                        some 15,000 years ago. The south
                                                                                Bluff stretches from the Sellwood
                                                                                                                         trees, yet native oak and madrone       significance.
McConn at and                                                                                            thrive there. In fact, scientists       The Planned North Portland
Sarah Moran at,            Parade Grand                          to the Ross Island Bridge, while the     believe they will withstand global      Willamette Greenway Trail
or professor Hillary Merk at                                                    north Bluff starts near the Fremont      warming better than other trees. Oak    The Willamette Greenway Trail will
                                         Marshal selected                       Bridge and extends eight miles to        provide the highest value habitat for   follow the river and Bluff and allow
  This free event is hosted by Kap-                                             St. Johns’ Baltimore Woods north         wildlife due to their edible acorns,    walkers and bikers to experience the
                                           The St. Johns Parade commit-         of Cathedral Park. It is shared by       lichens, mosses, and attendant          corridor in new ways. It will offer
pa Delta Pi, the education honor
                                        tee is happy to announce the se-        five north Portland neighborhoods:       insects as well as vertical space,      north Portlanders a better view of
society. The University of Portland
                                        lection of the Grand Marshal’s for      St. Johns, Friends of Cathedral Park,    nesting materials and leaf litter       its hidden asset and wildlife.
is located at 5000 N. Willamette
                                        the upcoming May 14 Parade, but         University Park, Arbor Lodge and         which supports small animal life.       Eventually, we will be able to travel
                                        is keeping it a secret until an ac-     Overlook. The corridor contains          They are extremely slow-growing,        the entire eight miles and see oak
                                        ceptance and a committment to at-       around 230 acres total. When             maturing only around 200 years,         woodland in various stages of
 Hear the history                       tend the parade is received.
                                          Parade co-chair Jeanine Sinnott
                                                                                Baltimore Woods is eventually            and can live to 600 years or more.      maturity. One of the best features of
                                                                                preserved, it will help connect the      They grow exclusively in Oregon,        the future trail will be its ability to
of North Portland                       wants the community to know that        Bluff to natural areas to the north      Washington and California. Only         offer a sense of visual distance and
   Come hear the history of North       entry forms are available on the        including Pier Park, Smith-Bybee         2% of native oak are left in the        respite from the increasingly dense,
Portland as told by people who          parade’s website at:                    Wetlands, the Columbia Slough and        Willamette Valley due to                intense development in our
                                There           Kelley Point Park. Due to its steep      development and land clearing.          communities. Along with its
lived and worked within the com-
                                        will also a limited number avail-       geography and difficult slope for        However, there are still a number       ecological importance, the
munity. Everyone is invited to at-
                                        able at selected businesses             building, the bluff has become an        of mature oak trees dotting north       Willamette Bluff is an outstanding
tend and it is free. There will also
                                        throughout the community next           accidental refuge for north              Portland that were likely here when     asset to north Portland and has
be an open forum for anyone to
                                        month. Entry forms must be re-          Portland’s once rich wildlife.           Lewis and Clark visited in April of     unlimited recreational and
share their own pictures, memories,     ceived by May 2 to participate          Species seen by neighbors include        1806! Acorns were once an               educational potential.
or stories.                             in the Parade.                          brush rabbits, occasional deer,          important food source for native
    The fun event will take place          The committee needs sugges-          turtles, three types of bats, skunks,
April 16 from noon until 2:30 p.m.      tions for Citizen of the Year. A        tree frogs, garter snakes, coyote,
at the Historic Kenton Firehouse,       form is available on page 2 for         birds of prey such as bald eagle,
8105 N. Brandon.                        your nomination. Also needed are        golden eagle, red tail hawk,
   It will be hosted by Community       drivers for the convertibles in the     Cooper’s hawk, sharp-shinned
Outreach and snacks will be pro-        parade. If interested and available,    hawk, Peregrine falcon and owls, a
vided. They ask that those interest-    contact Lila Estes at 503-286-          variety of woodpeckers, swifts,
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upon request.
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Park, Seaside and Salem’s River-                                                Join a friendly group of drivers who
front Park.                                                                     gather at the center Monday through
                                                                                 Friday around 10 a.m. (or as late as
   On Sunday, March 20 at the St.                                                11 a.m.) to pick up meals and then
Johns Library between 2:00 – 3:00                                                 deliver them on a route that takes
p.m. there will include a short vid-                                                 around an hour, all the while
eo on carousels by Darrell Jabin.                                                 meeting interesting people at each
                                                                                 door. Can you help us for even one
Jabin is a producer of various films                                                day a week, or twice a month?
about Oregon history.                                                           Let us
   After the viewing, he will lead a                                            know what might
discussion on the history of carou-                                             fit your schedule
                                                                                and we will set it up.
sels.                                                                           Please contact
   The St. Johns Library is located                                             Ruth Jensen at the Center for
at 7510 North Charleston.                                                       further details via email:
                                                                                or phone: (503) 953-8210.
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Joe the Javelin                                                                                                                                                        shoes after the massive knockout.
                                                                                   When it was Joe’s turn to enter the     this: Joe’s trainers yelled for him to
Continued from Page 1                                                             ring there was little fanfare; it was    dance and jab, and to stop looking          He wanted no reminder of what
Shuffle. The behavior upset some          Coaches and other boxers hooted         boxing as usual. However, before         down at his feet after each success-        those brightly colored strings now
in the established boxing world, and      and laughed, but as we were truly       the bell for the first round was         ful left-right punching mixture! Joe        represented.) Joe went to the lock-
it caused his opponents to be dis-        amateurs, the display by Joe caused     sounded, Joe pranced around the          was not a knockout puncher; he              er room; showered down, got back
tracted and sometimes to lose their       little distraction and we began to      squared circle, shuffling his feet and   needed the points that came with            into his street clothes, and seemed
focus.                                    concentrate for the coming bout.        making sure that all those in atten-     graceful combinations.                      to have no lingering effects of the
   Joe had decided that he was also       Our focus was on the understand-        dance were aware of his new, shiny         The opposing trainers from Wash-          punch.
going to wear tassels on his boxing       ing that an opponent was sent here      decorative tassels. The announcer        ington had to be advising their fight-         As the evening continued, guys
shoes. Whether he felt this was a         for one purpose; to beat us and at      laughingly acknowledged his differ-      er of something like this: as soon          teased Joe and we had fun with him;
tribute to Ali, or a move to signify      that moment we felt an odd kinship      ent attire, and onlookers wondered       as he lands his combinations, he            but there was still a concern for his
his exclusivity as a fighter was nev-     with the gladiators of Rome.            openly at Joe’s odd shoelaces.           drops his head and looks at his stu-        fitness; a punch like the one he took
er known. All that is clear is that Joe      The bouts began with the lighter         Joe’s opponent looked puzzled,       pid tassels and pays no attention to        could have protracted consequenc-
showed up for the Tacoma rumble           weight fighters going first. Camer-     but this was not the time to question    what’s going on in the ring. So after       es. However, in the next hour or
with brightly adorned laces on his        as rolled, and spectators clapped and   the wisdom of your adversaries           the first combos he lands, he’ll drop       so, we simply watched the fights,
shoes … laces with tassels attached       jeered as the North Portland team       dress. The guy (a blond kid is all I     his head, and then you wind up and          and were proud to be on television.
to the ends of the shoestrings.           took an early lead.                     remember) smiled and danced, but         throw the hardest overhand right               When the matches had conclud-
                                                                                  as the opening bell rung, it was clear   you can deliver! It will catch him          ed, the team gathered for our return
                                                                                  that the combatant was not nearly        looking at his shoe laces.”                 trip to Portland. In the flurry of ac-
                                                                                  as talented as Joe. The North Port-        Round two began, and as if like a         tivity, nobody had been keeping
                                                                                  land fighter moved quickly and eas-      movie, Joe threw a beautiful five-          track of Joe, so when the final head-
                                                                                  ily as he appeared to land combina-      punch combination, grinned and              count was taken … there was no
                                                                                  tions at will on the youngster from      bowed his head to admire his tas-           Joe! He’d simply vanished. Our first
                                                                                  Washington.                              sels. At the same time, the blond kid       thought was that a girl out in the
                                                                                    As the first two-minute round pro-     launched an overhand right cross            parking lot might have tempted Joe
                                                                                  gressed, it quickly seemed as if the     that he’d loaded up with every              into a quick tryst. We were young
                                                                                  whole match between the two pugi-        ounce of energy he could muster.            and that was a possibility with the
                                                                                  lists was ill conceived; Joe was tat-      The haymaker hit Joe squarely on          groupies that often attended the
                                                                                  tooing the hay-seed with ease, and       the cheek, and lifted him off the can-      fights and might have lured him to
                                                                                  there swiftly became no contest be-      vas. The North Portland fighter lit-        a darkened corner. A frantic search
                                                                                  tween the polished boxer and the         erally flew in the air, and for a                  for Joe began. Our thoughts
                                                                                  charging novice from Central Wash-       brief moment he                                      were a combination of wor-
                                                                                  ington. However, as the seconds          looked like a jav-                                    ries about his health, and
                                                                                  mounted, it was obvious that Joe         elin that had                                           the fact that we wanted to
                                                                                  was as concerned about his tassels       been tossed at a                                          get home; it was dark,
                                                                                  as he was about winning the fight.       track meet! As his                                         and it had been a long
                                                                                  Apparently Joe was so confident in       prone body floated                                           day.
                                                                                  the outcome of the match he be-          across the ring his shoes                                         Minutes ticked
                                                                                  lieved he was able to watch his own      passed briefly by the cam-                                      by. Team mem-
                                                                                  foot movement without worrying           era lens and for a fraction of                                    bers returned
                                                                                  about his slow and plodding oppo-        a second all that viewers could                                   from the sur-
                                                                                  nent.                                    see were Joe’s tassels as he                               rounding area with no
                                                                                     This proved to be a painful mis-      came to land about six feet from                   sign of Joe. This was getting
                                                                                  take for Joe. After each quick com-      where he’d been hit!                        serious.
                                                                                  bination that Joe landed, he dropped         It was a devastating punch! Joe           As we stood in a mystified circle,
                                                                                  his head taking great pride and glee     was flat on his back and totally un-        one of our team members hurried
                                                                                  in the showmanship that he’d devel-      conscious with only the whites of           up to the coach and said; “come
                                                                                  oped when it came to aping Ali. As       his eyes showing. The attending ring        quick…you’ve got to see this!”
                                                                                  his beautiful punches landed in rap-     physician raced to the fallen fighter           We all followed closely as the
                                                                                  id succession, Joe would shuffle         and for a good forty-second period          group, lead by our coach, went
                                                                                  backwards – tassels twirling and         there was a real concern that Joe           down a set of stairs to the basement
                                                                                  smiling from ear to ear.                 may have to be transported to a hos-        locker rooms. What we saw left us
                                                                                    The coaches from the North Port-       pital. Gradually, he began to regain        in stunned disbelief!
                                                                                  land team screamed at Joe, “get you      consciousness, and within a few                There was Joe, all dressed down,
                                                                                  head up! Stop looking at your feet!”     minutes the doctor had him sitting          hands wrapped, hooded robe wet
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ter a pregnant second, the coach         “Just get dressed,” the coach said,      represents the center. St. Johns
said, “Joe you already fought, your     “I’ll try and explain later.”             Community Center has not fielded
fight is over.”                            By now, Joe could see that this        a team since long before Pete Luli-
  Joe looked puzzled and confused,      wasn’t a joke, but as he had NO rec-      ch died, and Mt. Scott is a shell of
but he smiled and jabbed more left      ollection of any part of his fight, the   its long ago glory days. Emerson’s
and rights, then bobbed and weaved      entire circumstance was a total void      gym was torn down decades ago,
in classic form. “I’m feelin’ good;     … he had no idea what had hap-            and the Boys and Girls Club in
think I’ll make quick work of this      pened, or even where he was. As the       Portsmouth now appears to be a
one.” More heads turned, guys           seriousness of the situation sunk in,     firetrap and homeless eyesore that
mumbled, but no one knew what to        Joe began to undress and change           blights the neighborhood.
do. We looked at the coach, our eyes    back into his street clothes. Now, his      As I mentioned in the March 4 is-
suggesting that this was his prob-      teammates laughed and patted him          sue of the Review about Sweet Sci-
lem.                                    on the back, many of them telling         ence Boxing, I strongly suggest that
    “Joe, you already fought,” the      him of the knockout; hoping that          you contact this vibrant, growing
coach said in an elevated voice,        verbally replaying the event might        and well-run operation. It’s learn-
“you got your ass knocked out of the    get Joe to recall the crashing right      ing and fun at its best. See Laurie
ring!”                                  hand that had sent him to “queer          Gold…
  “Stop jokin”, Joe said as he now      street.”
peered at the rest of us; his inno-       It didn’t work, and as we traveled             BOOK SIGNING
cent face silently asking for valida-   back to Portland, guys kept trying          On March 22, from 4-7pm,
tion. He stopped moving, and            to use different approaches to jar his    James Littlejohn, owner of the
dropped his hands to his sides.         memory. None of it had any effect.        Kenton Station Bar and Grill,
“How can I have fought, I don’t get     Joe never remembered one thing            will be hosting a book signing
it?”                                    about the Tacoma fight; it was as if       to introduce Jim Speirs’ new
  “Joe you was knocked completely       it had never happened! In fact, Joe         book, “Tales of North Port-
to ‘queer street.” (That was a total-   didn’t remember ever getting in the          land” volume #2! See the
ly common and acceptable phrase         ring, dancing, punching or complet-       Kenton Station Facebook page
which was uttered back then, and        ing the first round! He was to con-                 for details.”
one that was used to describe any-      tinue as an amateur for several            About the Author:
one who had been knocked sense-         years, but the disastrous Tacoma trip         Jim Speirs is a lifelong resident of
less.) The coach said, “Now get out     was something that had to be told          North Portland, 4th generation. He is
                                                                                   a published author and enjoys writ-
of your boxing trunks and get           to him by others. Even then, I’m not       ing about North Portland’s history. He
dressed, we’re goin’ home.”             sure Joe ever believed the entire sto-     was a teacher of Political Science at
 The fighter hesitated, “knocked out    ry.                                        Portland Community College and
… I don’t remember nothin’ you             Back in North Portland, the ef-         Chemeketa Community College and
guys are bullsh@&!!*n’ me.”                                                        taught the politics of World War II, Viet
                                        fects of the punch were to linger for      Nam, and Korea at both colleges.
 “You don’t need to remember noth-      several months. As a team we’d                Jim served as a Marine Corps in-
in,” the worried coach replied, “all    have breakfasts to discuss upcom-          fantryman and spent 17 months in Viet
you need to know is that you got        ing fights and to build camaraderie.       Nam. He still lives and works in North
your ass kicked, and we’re goin’                                                   Portland.
                                        It was at these breakfasts that the           His first novel “Death In Spades”
home.”                                  totality of the punch Joe had taken        is available for purchase and his sec-
 Joe looked at his carefully wrapped    was most telling.                          ond book: “Tales of North Portland
hands, “knocked out … how?” He              Joe could not be trusted to put        I & II ” (from his St. Johns Review
shook his head slowly, trying to        food in his own mouth!                     articles) are also available. He is
                                                                                   currently working on a third novel.
make sense out of anything that was       True story. Obviously, he’d been             This article may not be repub-
happening.                              badly concussed, and the normal            lished without the permission of the
  “Knocked cold,” our coach said,       hand-eye coordination he had was           author. Send info/comments to: PO
“now hurry up and get dressed, we       severely compromised. He was dan-          Box 83068, Portland, Or 97283
got a long trip in front of us.”        gerous to himself! Often, a fork with
   Joe looked for a full ten seconds    food on it ended up in Joe’s eye or
at the semi-circle of amateur fight-    near his ear! Other times, he’d miss
ers that were witnessing the ex-        his whole head. Sometimes, he’d lift
change; he struggled for words,         a spoon full of food and just stare at
“knocked out,” he mumbled to no-        it, not sure where it went, or how to
body in particular, “how do you get     get it in his mouth. Naturally, he was
knocked out without getting’ in the     not allowed anywhere near a box-
ring?”                                  ing ring for the better part of six
  “Tassels,” the coach said, “all you   months.
need to think of is tassels, now get       Joe recovered completely, but he
dressed; we’re out of here!”            was never the same fighter. So, I
 Joe glanced at all of his team mem-    guess the lesson to be learned here
bers, and seemed to recognize that      is to avoid staring at tassels, and pay
something was very different, but       attention to detail.
as he had no recollection of any-           All of the boxing gyms that are
thing; it was as if he’d been dropped   mentioned in this article are now
in from another planet.                 defunct, except our own Sweet Sci-
   “Knocked out,” Joe kept repeat-      ence Boxing in Kenton. Yes, it’s true
ing, “knocked out, I don’t get it!      that Matt Dishman still has rings,
How can I get knocked out without       but there is no organized training,
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Continued from Page 2
                                             past winter. They made for a bright-
                                             er, prettier and safer downtown! To-
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make some mention of the Ports-              gether we are moving ahead in co-       Computers
mouth and Peninsula Districts.               operation with St Johns and Cathe-      John Englund, Sergeant-At-Arms           SERVICE TO BE HELD MAR 20
While not an actual part of St.              dral Park Neighborhood Associa-         Ruth Lane, Member-At-Large, City                                                  tivities as her eyes would allow in-
                                                                                                                              Barbara (Shaw) Harmon
Johns, we considered ourselves               tions to promote and enhance St         of Portland                                                                       cluding daily walks around the
                                                                                                                              A.K.A. Bobby Joe
very much a part of that end of              Johns community.                        Tom Stubblefield, Member-At-                                                      building, exercise class every day,
                                                                                                                                Barbara was born July 12,1943 facto St. Johns Guys!                Third, there is a role for you. You   Large, Stubblefield Painting                                                      trivia plus, church services and bi-
                                                                                                                              and passed away March 5, 2011 at
And, we went to Roosevelt.                   are invited to assist the Boosters      Carol Ellis, Member-At-Large, Tre-                                                ble study.
                                                                                                                              age 67. She is survived by many
Regards,                                     along with these other organiza-        bone Pet Supply                                                                     She was preceded in death by her
                                                                                                                              children, numerous grandchildren
Ray Guimary                                  tions. Make sure to mark your cal-      Jon Dickinson, Member-At-Large                                                    father Jacob, mother Katherine, hus-
                                                                                                                              and great-grandchildren. She was
                                             endars for the next general meet-       Sincerely,                                                                        band Lon, son Lonnie, Sisters Marie
                                                                                                                              preceded in death by her husband
                                             ing on April 19th. All are welcome!     Curt Schneider,                                                                   and Esther and brothers Ralph and
St Johns Booster elects new                                                                                                   James F. Harmon.
                                                                                                                                                                       Adam. Helen leaves behind daugh-
                                             Please consider joining the St Johns    President                                  A service will be held at Grace
board                                                                                                                                                                  ter Pam and her husband Tom; son
                                             Boosters—the application can be         St Johns Boosters                        Christian Fellowship, 7325 N. Bank
To the Editor,                                                                                                                                                         Rick and his wife Khristie and
                                             found on the web site: http://                                                   on March 20, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
   Many have heard of the turmoil                                                                                                                                      daughter-in-law Cindy; Also, ten
                                    .                                                        “Expect great things from God, at-
that embroiled the St Johns Boost-                                                                                                                                     grandchildren Jason, Nikki, Brook,
                                             You can also check out what is hap-                                              tempt great things for God.” ~
                                                                                                                                                                       Kyle, Kira, Bree, Grace, Molly,
ers during the past two years. Those                                                  Letters To The Editor
                                             pening in St Johns at the following                                              William Carey
issues are now settled.                                                                                                                                                Nolan and Sam; four great grand-
                                             web sites:             Letters to the Editor are welcome
 First, we wish to thank all those                                                                                                                                     children Bailee, Autumn, Kayden,
                                             ShopStJohns and                          and encouraged. They must be
loyal supporters who have stuck                                                       legible and contain a name.             FORMER J JOHN & RHS                      and Tristen.
                                                                                                                                         Helen went to be with Jesus
through the process thick and thin!                                                   Anonymous letters are immedi-           STUDENT DIES
                                                 And finally, here’s your 2011                                                                                         February 23, 2011. She will be
   Second, much is occurring and                                                      ately placed in the round file un-     Helen Violet King
                                             Board of St Johns Boosters:                                                                                               dearly missed, but the memories
much needs to occur. In addition                                                      der the editor’s desk. Letters may       Born March 13, 1923 in Portland,
                                             Curt Schneider, President                                                                                                 left behind will be cherished.
to the St Johns Boosters donating                                                     be edited for clarity, space, or       Oregon to Jacob & Katherine Ga-
                                             Steve Weir, 1st Vice President, Weirs
$20,000 to help get the St Johns                                                      grammar and may or may not be          bel she
                                             Cyclery                                                                                                                   LIFELONG RESIDENT DIES
Main Street Coalition established,                                                    the views of the publisher/editor.     w a s
                                             Garry Newby, 2nd Vice President,                                                                                          Jacolyn Ann “Jackie”
the Boosters purchased holiday                                                        Send letters to the address at the     t h e
                                             GLN Enterprises                          top of this page.
lights and some new decorations                                                                                              young-                                    Rairdon
                                             Sarah Anderson, Secretary, Anna
that graced the business district this                                                                                       est of                                      Jackie Rairdon died on March 1,
                                                                                                                             five                                      2011 in Eugene where she had been
                                                                                                                             chil-                                     cared for by her sisters since early
                                                                                                                             dren.                                     November. She was born July 14,
                                                                                                                             S h e                                     1935 in Chewelah, WA. and later
                                                                                                                             went                                      moved to Portland with her parents,
                                                                                                                             t     o                                   Bert and Lucille Greene. She resided
                                                                                                                             James                                     her entire adult life in the St. Johns
                                                                                                                             John                                      area of Portland.
                                                                                                                             Ele-                                         Jackie graduated from Roosevelt
                                                                                                                             mentary and graduated from                in 1953. That was also the year she
                                                                                                                             Roosevelt High School. Helen was          married her husband Bill. They
                                                                                                                             married November 13, 1943 to              bought a new home in St. Johns
                                                                                                                             Alonzo (Lon) King. Their marriage         where they lived throughout their
                                                                                                                             produced three children Pam, Lon-         marriage. Bill preceded her in death
                                                                                                                             nie & Rick. Over the years she            in 1999.
                                                                                                                             worked for the telephone company,             Jackie was a Licensed Practical
                                                                                                                             Nabisco and the majority of years         Nurse and worked at Emanuel
                                                                                                                             for Sefton Fiber Can a Div. of Con-       Hospital and the former Bess Kaiser
                                                                                                                             tainer Corporation until her retire-      Hospital. She
                                                                                                                             ment at age 62 (1985).                    was a member
                                                                                                                               She was an avid bowler for many         of          St.
                                                                                                                             years and loved to go out dancing,        Andrew’s
                                                                                                                             enjoyed camping trips to the beach,       Episcopal
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                                                                                                                                                                             town Portland
                                                                                                                                                                             August 28 – Southeast Portland
                                                                                       This year, five Sundays Parkways      food. Sunday Parkways is organized
1- Ranch Style w/Gar @ $165,000                                                                                                                                        ·     September 25 – Northeast Port-
10258 N. Allegheny
                                                Portsmouth Trinity                   will take place on the fourth Sun-      by the Portland Bureau of Transpor-
Please Call Me For YOUR Real
                                                 Lutheran Church                     day of each month from May              tation with its many community
                                                                                                                                                                         “This year, we’re including more
                                                   “Where All Are Welcome”           through September.                      partners, including Portland Parks
Estate Needs                                       Worship & Sunday School:                                                                                            neighborhoods and making each
                                                                                       Sunday Parkways is a communi-         & Recreation.
                                                     10:00am each Sunday                                                                                               Sunday Parkways longer in re-
                                                                                     ty event where thousands of people      The following dates and locations
 CLASSES                                                                                                                                                               sponse to supportive feedback,”
                                                                                     can be physically active on traffic-    are schedule for the 2011 season:
 Yoga Classes for 55 and over.                                                       free streets connecting Portland area                                             Mayor Sam Adams said. “The event
                                                                                                                             ·    May 22 – East Portland
 Revitalize mind & body. Improve fo-                                                                                                                                   has become a highlight of the sum-
 cus, release stress while increasing          7119 N. Portsmouth (503) 289-6878                                                                                       mer for many Portlanders, and we’re
 strength & flexibility. Class is ongo-                                                                                                                                looking forward to including more
 ing - join anytime. Thursday 9:15-
 10:15am at the University Park Com-
                                                HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC                                                                                                    neighbors in the fun.”
 munity Center. 9009 N Foss Ave. Call
                                                     CHURCH                                                                                                               Details on the exact route loca-
                                               “In the Spirit of Unity, Welcome!”                                                                                      tions have yet to be determined. The
 503-823-3631 for more information.
                                                  5227 N                                                                                                               first four events will be from 11 a.m.
                                                 Bowdoin                                                                                                               to 4 p.m. and the fifth event will be
 VOICE & PIANO LESSONS                         (503) 289-2834
 Jensen’s Voice & Piano Studio offers                                                                                                                                  from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 lessons with college credits available.       Sun: 8:00am & 10am
                                               Sat Mass: 4:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                           For more information go to
 For an appointment or more informa-           Spanish Mass: Sunday Noon                                                                                     
 tion call Pauline at 503-286-1168.            Daily Mass: Mon-Fri, 8:30am                                                                                             or call 503-823-7599.
  PO Box 83068, Portland, Or. 97283 - email: - website: - 503-283-5086 - March 18, 2011 - St. Johns Review - Page 7

OBITUARIES ... Continued from Page 6
Lewis, WA., and a lifetime of friends.                               business card ads
 A celebration of Jackie’s life was held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church, 7600 N. Hereford in Portland, on Saturday, March 12,
2011 at 11 a.m. Private interment was at Rose City Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Oregon
                                                                       call 503-283-5086
                                                                     Call 503-283-5086 to reserve this space for your ad

Humane Society or the St. Andrew’s Food Pantry in care of the
church.                                                              BUSINESS CARD PRICING:
                                                                     Run 1X: ads is: $35.00
Jack-of-all-trades hit and killed on SR14                            Run 1 to 6 times: ads are $28 each
Bradley Eugene Bouton Sr. “Buck”                                     Run 7 to 25 times: ads are $25 each
  Bradley Eugene Bouton Sr. “Buck” died February 4, 2011             Run for 1 year (26 times) ads are $22 each
when he was struck and
killed on SR 14 in
Vancouver Washington at the
age of 52.
  Bradley was born
September 2, 1958 on his
Mother’s birthday, a
precious birthday present his
mother would always
treasure and adore. Bradley
was a jack of all trades and
always willing to lend a
hand, with his easy going
personality and contagious
smile he was sure to brighten the day of all around him.
Bradley loved spending his free time finding and restoring old                                                                                              MAYTAG
broken down vehicles, one of his life passions since a small                                                                                                Red
child. Bradley was a wonderful person who was liked and                                                                                                      Carpet
love by so many and will be deeply missed by all who were                                                                                                     Service
lucky enough to be blessed to have had him in their lives.
                                 Bradley is survived by his
                               fiancé Dena Houseman of
                               Vancouver WA; Mom Bettie
                               Daining of Las Vegas NV;
                               sisters: Renee Moore of Las
                               Vegas NV, Pam Romeo of
                               Othello WA, and Pennie
                               Taylor, Riverside CA; Brother
                               Daniel Bouton of Seattle WA;          Michael D. Mellum,              Nicholas R. Mellum
                               Daughters, Teah Bouton,                  D.M.D., P.C.                        D.M.D.
Heather Strom of Victorville CA and Tera Bouton,; Sons
Bradley Bouton Jr., and John Lynch of Seattle WA, and 14                      Family and Cosmetic
Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father
Bernard Bouton and Sister Vickie Morrow of Seattle WA.
                                                                                     Serving St. Johns since 1974
PRESIDENT PASSES                                                                8910 N. Kellogg St. 503-286-4492
Joy Elizabeth
(Lethlean) Miller
  Joy Elizabeth
Lethlean was born
April 19, 1933 in
Haines, Oregon – a
small town near Baker
City. She was born to
Joseph Lethlean and
Effie Davidson
Lethlean. On March 5,
1949 she married
Willis (Bill) Gordon
Miller in Baker City. They had two children, Kay and Randall
(Randy.) The family lived in LaGrande, Oregon until moving
to Portland in 1960.
  Joy was a self-taught piano musician. She learned to play
via a correspondence course at about age ten. She played
music during her lunch period so that the students could
                                                                        VOICE & PIANO STUDIO
dance.                                                                High School and College
  Both she and Bill were very active in the community. While             Credits Available
the kids were in school, Joy was involved in the James John
PTA from 1960 to 1969 and was PTA President from 1966-67.
  During her spare time she also was a Cub Scout den mother,
a sponsor for the Rimfire Jr. Rifle Club, a member of the
North Portland Police Advisory Board, and was available if           Call for an appointment: (503) 286-1168
anyone needed assistance doing most anything.
   Joy left high school to get married and returned later to get
her GED and then went to Portland Community College for
                                                                                                                             St. Johns Newest Sr. Adult Care Home
an Associates Degree in Electronics.                                                                                                   Two Locations!
  After her children graduated from high school both Joy and
Bill, as the Melody Express, entertained at many events
including the Beer Garden at the Rose Festival, Oregon State
                                                                                                                                Garden Place
Fair, numerous Jazz Festivals, weddings, and special events.                                                                                      For Your Loved Ones
However, the gig that they both enjoyed most was playing for                                                                                Bonnie Gill
the retirement and nursing homes around Portland. Often a                                                                                  Owner/Operator
person who communicated very little most of the time would
smile or start tapping a finger or toe to the music. In 2003                                                               5903 N. Houghton St.        503-247-7103
they were presented with the OHCA OCAL OCSH OALFA
Enrichment of Life Community Outreach Award for their
outstanding work with older citizens.
   Bill passed away November 2002.
  Joy is survived by her children Kay Bishop and Randall
Miller; daughter-in-law Janice Miller; grandchildren Amanda
Miller and Kyle Miller; Brother Dale Lethlean; sister-in-law
Beverly Giles, and numerous nieces and nephews.
  Joy will be interned with Bill at the Tahoma National
Cemetery in Kent, Washington.

 Obituary information: Obituaries are $30 each which in-
 cludes a pictures. Send to addresses at the top of the page.
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North Portland author book signing planned
   Author of the Tales of North Portland             4:00-7:00 p.m. Jim’s second book in the se-
books, Jim Speirs, will be holding a book            ries will be released March 18.
signing event at Kenton Station Bar and
Grill, 8303 N. Denver, on March 22 from

   Cathedral Park Clean Up
 Sat. Mar 26 1a.m.-4p.m.@Cathedral Park
    Portland Organic Productions and
 Friends of Cathedral Park Neighborhood
 Association are working with SOLV to
 help organize this event. To register for the
 Clean Ups go to:

       American Cancer
        Sunday, March 27 10:30 - 2:30
  at Big Kahuna’s BBQ, 7123 N. Lombard
       Serving: Teriyaki Chicken/Mac...$8
         Kalua Pig & Cabbage/Mac...$8
                All Drinks: $1.00
               (Cash Only Please)
   Come out and show support for our
         team: Spirit of Aloha
     50% of proceeds will be donated to
              “Relay for Life”


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