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A Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce Publication
By Mona Luebbert Citizens Bank, and Benton County Schools Credit Union. The card can be used multiple times and is good through 12/31/08. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Our plans are to offer a new card at the beginning of 2009 that will be good the whole year. If you are a merchant and would like to be a part of this program, you need to become a member first. Call the Chamber Office at 929-2454 for details. More information will be sent out to current members with dues notices in December. Have you met our Ambassadors yet? In addition to Barb Hartz of Landmark Realty; Carol Stueve of Starker Forests and the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo; Dale Collins; and Ken St.Pierre of State Farm Insurance; new Ambassadors for the Chamber are Ken Elwer, Chief of Police for Philomath; Marcia Gilson of The Wine Vault and Philomath Fire & Rescue, and Shannon Morgan of Pioneer Telephone. They are wonderful representatives of the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce and are here to help you with your business. Whether you are new to the business community, remodeling, relocating, having an open house, give them a call. They are available for “meet and greet” events. Call the Chamber at 929-2454 and I will let them know to contact you. markets. We do everything from pet doors to airplane hangars. We also do electric gate openers. Serving customers with residential gates, to keep livestock in, or a more secure setting, by restricting visitors. The commercial gate opener allows for increased security for businesses or subdivisions. Our customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We strive to continue our excellent reputation with fast, friendly service. Feel free to stop by our showroom and office on Applegate Street, and get to know us. HIGHLAND BOWL Established in 1959, Highland Bowl has grown to be a Corvallis landmark. We are a state-of-the-art, smoke-free th bowling center located on 9 Street. We have 20 lanes, equipped with automatic scoring, a snack bar, lounge, and are an Oregon Lottery Service Center. A recent expansion and remodeling greatly increased our ability to better serve our customers. We have 20 lanes equipped for Bumper Bowling allowing all ages to participate. Bumpers make it more fun for younger and lesser experienced bowlers. Like most bowling centers, there are many leagues to choose from. Leagues range from purely social to scratch for the advanced bowler. Special leagues for juniors and seniors are also available. Lessons by appointment are available for those interested in improving their bowling skills while group sessions for beginning bowlers can also be scheduled. The staff at Highland Bowl are knowledgeable in the latest bowling equipment/accessories. Custom fitting and ball drilling are also available.

I would like to give special thanks to the volunteers from Living Faith Community Church who cleaned up the outdoor area around the caboose. It looks much better. Thank you so much. The Shop Philomath discount card is here. Originally an idea of Chamber Board Secretary and owner of Dairy Queen, Tracie Choi, the card was established to encourage you to shop locally. Twenty-nine Chamber members are offering you discounts to do just that. They are: Absolute Perfection Auto Detail & Repair, Ark Animal Hospital, Bear Creek Home Medical, Beggs Tire, Benton County Historical Museum, Curves of Philomath, CD&J Café, Dairy Queen, donde’s Floors to Go, Edward Jones Investments, Figaro’s Pizza, JanniLou Creations, JD McGee Engineering & Survey, Jona’s Market, Mid-Valley Dental Arts, More Than A Facial, Next 2 New, Phagan’s Beauty College, Philomath Auto Parts, Philomath Liquor Store Mixers & More, Philomath Self-Storage, Philomath Thriftway, Playard Pizza (now Boots and Heels), Pura Vida Surf Shop, Solar Summit, Spindrift Cellars, The Wine Vault, Timber Supply, and Willamette Hose & Fittings. Cards were paid for by the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, with no cost to you. There is a limited supply, available at the following locations: Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce (caboose), Philomath Liquor Store, Dairy Queen, OSU Federal, Next 2 New, Wells Fargo,

APPLEGATE DOOR Applegate Door was formed in 1978 by “Lawrie” Theurer, doing sales, service and installs of garage doors and electric openers. At that time, the primary product was wooden garage doors. The company has since grown and expanded its services and product line. The residential market is now steel-insulated doors, both with the traditional and carriage-style design. Applegate Door serves both the residential and commercial/industrial

We offer group discounts and Birthday Party rates. Join us for a great time that the whole family can enjoy. ADVANTAGE ACCOUNTING Advantage Accounting is here to help you with your accounting needs. Whether you are an established business looking to make better financial decisions, an entrepreneur launching a home-based or storefront business, or an individual who needs help with tax planning/preparation, Advantage Accounting has the experience and expertise to put you on the right track. Katrina Petty Anderson, a CPA since 1999, opened Advantage Accounting with business owners in mind. Katrina works with clients to create a customized accounting plan for their business. She takes pride in helping businesses create an accounting system tailored to meet their day-today challenges. Leveraging industry standard tools like Quickbooks, she helps streamline operations and maximize profits. Advantage Accounting also offers payroll services for businesses of all sizes. Everything is done electronically so there isn’t a need to issue checks or mail forms to government agencies. With electronic payroll, late or missed payments are a thing of the past, potentially saving businesses hundreds of dollars in interest and late filing fees. With years of experience, Advantage Accounting is here to help you make the most of your financial future. Call us at 753-6200 to get started! PHILOMATH ROTARY CLUB The Philomath Rotary is one of 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries with over 1.2 million members. Philomath th Rotary was chartered February 17 , 1982. The club meets weekly at the College United Methodist Church on Tuesdays at 11:45. The 35 active members of Philomath Rotary take pride in the many activities which benefit the local community. Salmon and Jazz and rose sales, the major fundraisers insure that the mission to assist the local community is a reality. One of the many civic activities is the placement of the American flags in Philomath for major holidays. For more information about Philomath Rotary, contact Ron Thiesen, membership chairman at 929-6230.

PHILOMATH OPEN STUDIOS TOUR & SALE th The 6 Annual 2008 Philomath Open Studios Tour and Sale (POST) will be held for two consecutive weekends in October. The dates are Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, and Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19, 10am to 4pm all days, with twenty participating artists. Over the past five years, visitors have come to expect high-quality, original artwork from both the eight primary artists and their invited guest artists. The possibility of finding twelve new guest artists to participate in this annual event is difficult only in attempting to make a selection from the abundance of rich and innovative art being created by artists working in this community, many of whom approach the group asking to be included in the tour. Both surprise and familiarity are offered here. On the one hand, all eight primary artists are back again this year, albeit, with an exciting variety of new work. The promise of hundreds of people passing through their doors during the tour, as in the past five years, certainly motivates each of them to strive for even higher levels of quality in their work. Complementing the new work from these very talented artists, you will see fine art by twelve new guest artists spread amongst nine venues. In addition to the artists’ studios and wineries which have been destinations in the past, the Benton County Historical Museum has generously offered their gallery space, both as a temporary artists’ studio for the tour’s two-weekend run, and, as a threemonth venue, October through December, for a comprehensive exhibit of artwork by all twenty participants in this year’s Philomath Open Studios Tour and Sale. Diversity in media is key to the tour’s success. Though they may start with similar materials, each artist manipulates and molds them into something uniquely theirs, whether it is glass, fiber, collage, clay, photography, jewelry, wood or paint. Emerging and seasoned artists will be displaying their work during this two-weekend event in October. Participants include, from Philomath, Debby SundbaumSommers, Babette Grunwald, Laura Berman, Judith Sander, Katheryn Byram, Lee Kitzman, Cindy McNuttKaestner, and Chuck Kelley. Artists working outside Philomath include Dale Donovan, Harold Wood, Michelle Schultz, Jerri Bartholomew, Bill

Shumway, Jerry Polari, Karen Turnow, Linda Herd, Louie Gizyn, Sara Morrisey, Herbert Berman, and Mark Allison. The tour planning committee has been overwhelmed by the generosity of the community, both in Philomath and elsewhere. In supporting this annual opportunity to view the vibrant artwork being created in our area, these businesses and individuals have made a great contribution to the vitality of Philomath and the promise of more to come with that encouragement. These sponsors obviously believe, as the founders do, that Philomath is, and will continue to be, a dynamic force as an arts community. For more information, go to

STONEYBROOK ASSISTED LIVING Stoneybrook Assisted Living is located at 4650 SW Hollyhock Circle, in Corvallis. It’s like living on a resort with fountains, waterways, and a clubhouse. Stoneybrook is a wonderful place to call home. Every apartment at Stoneybrook Assisted Living is light and airy. They include soft carpets, large accessible bathrooms, and emergency call systems. Many apartments have stunning views of the golf course and landscaped courtyard. Stoneybrook Assisted Living offers its residents the best option for assisted living services in beautiful surroundings. Stoneybrook also offers a variety of personal services to meet individual needs. Your personal services focus exclusively on your needs and preferences. You only pay for the services you require. The goal of Stoneybrook Assisted Living is to promote your health and quality of life. Call today for more information or to schedule a complimentary lunch and personal tour (541) 758-2026.

TTT TIMBER Located in Philomath, Oregon, TTT Timber, Inc., was originally founded in 1973 by JR Thompson, Gene Thompson and Lawrence Cook. Lawrence Cook eventually sold out and in 1975, the company was purchased by the children of Gene and Charlotte Thompson.

Today, TTT Timber, Inc., is owned and operated by the members of the Thompson Family. Management of TTT Timber, Inc., is under the direction of: Eric Thompson, President; Pepper March, Vice President; and Danny Gee, Manager / Dispatcher. Originally, TTT Timber, Inc., was a transporter of logs off of Thompson Tree Farm timber lands. Today, hauling logs off of Thompson Tree Farm comprises only 15% of the TTT Timber Inc., business. The balance of the TTT Timber, Inc., business comprises hauling logs for other companies. PHILOMATH FROLIC & RODEO Take 55 years, add decades of consistent leadership and year-long planning, pour in a weekend of 100+ volunteers, 1000s and 1000s of volunteers hours, mix in tens of thousands of sponsorship dollars, add 100s and 100s of cowboys and cowgirls, top it off with 30k spectators and a giant dance floor, pack them all together during the 2nd weekend in July, and when the dust settles, you get the legacy known as the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo (PF&R). Under the amazing leadership of PF&R President Ken Stueve, an idea that was generated back in 1953 continues to grow and now includes a Rodeo which for the last 25 years has wowed crowds and consistently earned high honors in the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association circuit. We are fortunate to have PF&R as part of our community and as President Stueve would be quick to note, PF&R is fortunate to have Philomath as its community. MID-VALLEY DENTAL ARTS Mid-Valley Dental took over the practice of Ryan Allen, DMD in December of 2005 when Dr. Allen opted to return to school for advanced training. Geoffrey Berg, DMD, began the practice in Albany in 2001 after his graduation, with honors, from Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Berg practices general dentistry with specialization in Sedation Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. He is recognized nationally for his work in Implants and provides training for other dentists in this area. He lives in Albany with his wife Kaye. They added twins to their family in June, and are now busy parents of five children.



July 5, 2008 was a great day at City th Park in Philomath for the 12 Annual Philomath Classic Car Show and Cruise. As the only annual fundraiser for the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, the car show was staffed by a wonderful group of volunteers. Steve Boggs chaired the event, with a committee comprised of: Jerry Anderson, Waylene Ballentine, Dean Bloomfield, Jan Boggs, CA Campbell, Deborah Campbell, Mike Fay, Adrian Ferbrache, Laury Ferbrache, Ed Grinstead, Rod Holland, Mona Luebbert, Jeff McDaniel, Malcolm Rose, Gay Settles, Sheila Settles, Debbie Thorpe, Dave Williams, and Ben Yenchik. These folks started meeting in February of this year to plan the show, and continued to meet almost weekly until the event. Other volunteers the day of the event included: Marissa Reasons, Keith Boggs, Philomath High School Drag Racing Team Members, Sharon Shehorn, Jilinda Lewis-Simpson, Marcia Gilson, Brandi Settles, Gerri Ross, Ken St. Pierre, Carol Stueve, Sam Youngberg, Dale Collins, Vynn Berg, Hong Wolfe, Ron Thiesen, Emerald Cronin, Carol Rathburn, Bob & Angie Flatt, Shawn & Diane Kirby, and Jeff Johnson. We would especially like to thank our sponsors: Super Sponsor – Beggs Tire & Wheel; Major Sponsors – Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, Cami Goff Farmer’s Insurance, Holderman Paving, Greenberry Industrial, Pioneer Telephone, OSU Federal Credit Union, Starker Forests, and Pacific Power & Light. First-place Sponsors: Applegate Auto, Applegate Door, Auto Cars Unlimited, Benton County School Credit Union, Chuck’s Upholstery, Citizen’s Bank, City of Philomath, Clip Joint, Philomath Frolic & Rodeo, Kaufman Metal Works, Columbia Concrete, D&B Bear, Willamette ESD Print Shop, Philomath Dairy Queen, donde’s Floors to Go, Emerald Valley Thinning, Landmark Realty, Jack’s Upholstery, Mainline Pump & Irrigation, Mary’s River Grange, Michael’s Jewelers, Mid-Valley Dental Arts, Mike deLuse Barber Shop, Pepsi Cola of Corvallis, Philomath Gun Shop, Play It Again Sports, Timber th Supply, Tommy’s 4 Street Bar & Grill, Willamette Hose/CarQuest, Benton County Commissioner Linda Modrell, The Wine Vault, Clayton Construction, Figaro’s Pizza, Gary White Farmer’s Insurance, Philomath Liquor Store, Healing Motion Physical Therapy,

Benchmark Fab & Finish, Wing Sing Restaurant, Asset Realty, and Philomath Auto Parts. In addition, we would like to thank the Philomath Police Department, Philomath Fire Department, Philomath Public Works Department, Bobby & Tina Lint, the Benton County Health Department, Allied Waste for the donation of dumpsters and trash receptacles; Philomath Thriftway for allowing the use of their parking lot for music for the cruise, and Solid Ground Electric for setting up power for the music. And finally, we would like to thank our vendors: Jena Sartnurak - Family Concessions, Richard Kuert - The Big Red Bus, Chris Nordyke - State Farm Insurance, Charity Leatherman Creative Memories, Pam StauberPhilomath Curves, Tina Bender – Cookie Lee Jewelry and Tupperware, and Sheela Terry – Gourmet Mix Market. For a list of this year’s winners, please visit our website at nners2008.html.

By Dan Hayes

OREGON TRIVIA Eugene was the first city to have one-way streets.

Add a 55th notch to the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo's (PF&R) success belt as its work is done; at least for the time being. With Mother Nature providing the 55th Frolic and 25 Rodeo with perfect, if not warm conditions; the competitive spirit of the 385 cowboys and cowgirls and strong-willed animal stock provided the 30K+ in attendance with lasting memories. What more can be said then of this big-time, smalltown legacy? Did I mention the unbelievable Friday night fireworks show sponsored by Oregon Alpaca Farm. History is not just repeating itself, it is getting better.

Perhaps one could speak of Philomath's own, New York Giant football star, Kevin Boss, who was the 55th Frolic Parade Grand Marshal. Receiving a warm welcome from the parade attendees lining Main Street, Kevin reciprocated recently by mentioning the Philomath Frolic to ESPN which now makes PF&R internationally known. Perhaps a bigger stadium will be necessary thanks to Boss' marketing for next year's crowds. If the past does suggest the future, than one certainty includes a Frolic Queen. Congratulations to Sarah Dowless who will be replacing our 2008 Queen, Alyssa Miller. For the last three years, the Queens have been Philomath-raised. Sarah will be finishing her studies at LBCC come Winter 2009 with an Associates Degree in Child and Family Studies. Queen Alyssa still has a few more months left in her reign and will be representing Philomath, along with Queen-in-waiting Sarah at the upcoming Benton County Fair and the NPRA Finals in Sisters come September. Sarah will have received her crown and begin her official reign following her September coronation. Kudos to Queen Alyssa for a job well done as we await the reign of Queen Sarah, the 56th Frolic Philomath Queen. But for now the dust at the fairgrounds has settled. The gates are locked and the sight of the last red tail light leaving the parking lot is but a memory. For a moment, relaxed smiles are the norm for the Frolic Committee; however, as we speak, preparations begin for July 2009. Lessons continue to be learned, improvements sought, and contacts are to be made. PR&R President Ken Stueve wishes to extend thanks to "all the sponsors and hard working volunteers who consistently have stepped forth to make this a great event." Speaking for the community . "Thanks PF&R for a job well done!"

The Benton County Historical Society will host an exhibition of art by nine faculty staff of the LBCC Benton Center. The exhibition will open to the public from August 2 through October 4, 2008 at the museum in Philomath. A free, public, opening reception will be held Friday August 1 from 5-7pm. LBCC Benton Center faculty artists Mark Allison, Kris Mitchell, Edith Harrison, Dee Yarnell, Jeremy Covert, Jay Widmer, Ted Ernst, Cynthia Spencer, and Ann Lahr will contribute their creative endeavors of two and three-dimensional art including sculpture, stoneware pottery, acrylic and watercolor painting, graphite on paper, and more. “Educated as an environmental scientist, I have been drawn to clay as a creative outlet totally apart from my vocation, yet still connected to the natural world…. Every piece has a story to tell; I invite you to observe carefully and follow its journey.” – Ted Ernst “For myself, my hope is to continue to learn. Doing this necessitates experimenting to find ways to simplify my technique and succinctly paint honest renditions of my subjects.” – Dee Yarnell Enjoy a visit to Oregon’s past AND present! The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:30. Admission is always free! Located six miles west of Corvallis on Hwy 20/34, at 1101 Main Street, Philomath, Oregon, the Benton County Historical Society operates the Museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture. Its goal is to preserve the material culture of Benton County, Oregon. It strives to enrich people’s lives through interesting exhibitions and educational programs. Please call (541) 929-6230 or visit for more information.

BENTON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2008 CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP Absolute Perfection Auto Detail & Repair Adair Homes Al Stephens Heating & Air Conditioning Allied Waste of Corvallis American Home & Stone Applegate Door

ARC of Benton County Ark Animal Hospital Asset Realty Auto Cars Unlimited Bear Creek Home Medical Beggs Tire & Wheel Benton County Commissioners Benton County Historical Society Benton County Schools Credit Union Benton County Sheriff's Office Boots and Heels CA's Lift Truck Service CD&J Café Charles Baker, DDS Citizens Bank City of Philomath Clayton Construction Clear Channel Radio Clip Joint Barber Shop Consumers Power Corvallis Gazette-Times Creative Graphic Curves of Philomath Dairy Queen Dale Collins Dan's Pump Service donde's Floors to Go E.D. Hughes Excavating, Inc. Edward Jones Investment El Sol de Mexico Figaro's Pizza Finn Construction First American Title of Oregon Galaxie Motel Gallery Michael Gibbons Georgia-Pacific Corporation Good Earth Pest Company Healing Motion Physical Therapy Henderer Design & Build, Inc. Highland Bowl Hong Wolfe Real Estate Services Investment Realty JAM & Associates JanniLou Creations Java Connection JD McGee Jillicious Desserts Jona's Market KGAL/KSHO Radio Landmark Realty Linn-Benton Community College M&M Bookkeeping Service Meet'n Place Tavern Mid-Valley Dental Arts More Than A Facial Morgan Manor Next 2 New Old Peak Tree Farm On the Spot Computer OSU Federal

Pacific Power Phagan's Beauty College Philomath Auto Parts (NAPA) Philomath Community Church Philomath Community Library Philomath Downtown Association Philomath Family Medicine Philomath Fire & Rescue Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Philomath Liquor Store Philomath Open Studios Tour & Sales Philomath Police Department Philomath Rotary Club Philomath School District Philomath Self Storage Philomath Tax & Accounting Philomath Thriftway Philomath Youth Activities Center PYAC Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Powell Construction Practical Business Services, Inc. Pura Vida Surf Shop, Inc. Referral Realty

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire Solar Summit Solid Ground Electric Spindrift Cellars Starker Forests State Farm Insurance Stoneybrook Assisted Living Timber Supply TTT Timber Wells Fargo Bank West Hills Assisted Living Willamette ESD Print Shop Willamette Hose & Fittings Wine Vault JUNE’S KID’S KLOSET
Are your children’s ever-increasing clothing needs growing faster than your budget? June’s Kid’s Kloset located in Philomath would be happy to help! Kid’s Kloset provides new and gentlyused clothing to children from birth through high school years. Anyone in

need can shop at Kid’s Kloset one time each month. Please come on down and check out the newly remodeled Kid’s Kloset in the Community Services Building, th located at 360 S. 9 Street in Philomath. We are open Tuesdays from 6-8pm, and Thursdays from 9am to 2pm. ALL ITEMS ARE FREE! Philomath Community Services is a 509C-3 non-profit organization that is staffed year round by 100% volunteers supporting each of our four programs. We have no paid staff. PCS reaches out and assists the community with four different programs managed by department heads with the oversight of the Board of Directors. The programs are comprised of Philomath Food Bank, Kid’s Kloset, Gleaners, and Holiday Cheer. We have been assisting the Philomath area in some manner for over 30 years.

July 31– 2nd Quarter payroll taxes due August 5 – Rotary Meeting August 7 – Public Works Committee Meeting August 11 – School Board Meeting August 11 – City Council Meeting August 12 – Rotary Meeting August 15 – July payroll taxes due August 19 – Rotary Meeting August 23 – Day of Blessing, 10:30 - 2:30, Nazarene Church August 25 – City Council Meeting August 26 – Rotary Meeting September 13-14 – Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire September 15 – August payroll taxes due October 11 & 12 – Philomath Open Studios Tour & Sale October 18 & 19 – Philomath Open Studios Tour & Sale October 31 – 3rd Quarter payroll taxes due January 31, 2009 – 4th Quarter payroll taxes due

2007 CHAMBER BOARD Debbie Thorpe, President, Philomath Liquor Store Jeff McDaniel, Vice-President, Creative Graphic Tracie Choi, Secretary, Dairy Queen Jilinda Lewis-Simpson, Treasurer, Ark Animal Hospital Vynn Berg, Board Member, Mid-Valley Dental Arts Ranelle Crosby, Board Member, OSU Federal Credit Union Marcia Gilson, Board Member, The Wine Vault Stan Rich, Board Member, Asset Realty Ron Thiesen, Board Member, Benton Cnty Historical Museum Mona Luebbert, Director 929-3313 929-5526 929-3972 929-5061 929-5227 714-4350 929-8496 757-6563 929-6230 929-2454


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