Good Words: Feb. 9

2013-02-09T06:30:00Z Good Words: Feb. 9Corvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times
February 09, 2013 6:30 am  • 

Young men’s assistance was welcome and timely

It isn’t very often one does something stupid and is rewarded for it. Details aside, my fanny pack (unattached) found its way to one of Corvallis’ busiest intersections on a dark and wet evening.

After a few cars had run over it, two young gentlemen found it in the crosswalk and rescued credit cards and other important contents, wet and broken.

My meager reward was finally accepted, and I told them they’d see their names in the Gazette-Times. That seemed to make a difference, so here goes: Javan Conner and Marcus Eveler, so many thanks for your honestly and kindness.

Because of folks like you, in spite of this long stretch of fog and cold, Corvallis still shines.

Sally McBride


These words are likely to cheer and inspire in troubled times

I just finished reading a book written in 1956 in which the author quoted two lines from a poem written by Thomas Curtis Clark: “Let us no more be true to boasted race or clan but to our highest dream, the brotherhood of man.”

The author went on to say, “No man could help or should help loving his family, his school, his town, his country but in doing so, he must never forget the still higher dream in which all peace was rooted.”

May it be so.

Jo Lynn Allen


Thanks for generosity that gave Christmas to needy kids

A big “thank you” to everyone who purchased gifts for The Arc of Benton County’s annual holiday giving tree. Your generosity made it possible for 28 community members with developmental disabilities to receive Christmas presents — individuals who might otherwise not have received gifts.

All of the gift requests were fulfilled by community contributions, making it possible for set-aside funds to now be directed toward other programs of The Arc. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Mike and Nancy Hoffman

The Arc Giving Tree Committee

Furniture Share grateful for community’s long support

Furniture Share would like to thank Hewlett-Packard Co. and its employees for raising more than $21,500 for our BEDS for KIDS, Feeding our Future and Furniture for Individuals in Crises programs.

We would also like to thank Fitness By Emily for hosting and donating the proceeds of the Run Your Tutu Off Walk/Run Fundraiser held Jan. 19. Their generous contributions will go directly toward benefiting the lives of children and families in need.

It is dedication to our community like theirs that makes it possible for Furniture Share to help our community and help promote the health, safety and well-being of children, families and individuals. We are making a difference in our community, one family at a time. For more information please visit our website at or call 541-754-9511.

Michelle Maddux-Robinson

Furniture Share

Kiwanis pie sale succeeds with assistance from many

Kiwanis Club Sunrisers has completed their 2012 Holiday Pie Sale. The Kiwanis Sunrisers parked their concession trailer next to the Ninth Street Les Schwab Tire Center and sold Marie Callender’s pies during the months of November and December. Customers could preorder or purchase pies from inventory.

This sale was made possible by the members of the Kiwanis Sunrisers who staffed the concession trailer/pie booth.

A special thank you to Patrick Lowen, general manager of the Eugene Marie Callender’s Restaurant and Bakery, Trent Miller, the manager of the Ninth Street and Circle Boulevard Les Schwab Tire Centers, Jon Warren of Bicoastal Media for providing great public service announcements and the Gazette-Times.

The holiday pie sale is one of our major fundraisers. The proceeds support children’s literacy and community service projects in and around Corvallis.

Len Butterfield

Rich Taylor

Kiwanis Sunrisers Pie Sale co-chairs

Support for Winter’s Eve a heart-warming trend

Winter’s Eve Corvallis, benefiting the philanthropies of Assistance League of Corvallis, has become the sparkling premier event that launches the holiday season in Corvallis. We sincerely thank the local merchants, the Downtown Corvallis Association and generous corporate sponsors who participated in 2012.

Thanks also to all who attended, purchased merchandise and bid on items in the silent auction; you made the night a huge success. The festive evening was, as always, enhanced by the delectable food and drinks donated by local food and beverage vendors and restaurants. We greatly appreciate their contributions.

To all the merchants who contributed silent auction items, and who offered extended shopping hours and discounts for ticket holders, our very special thanks.

This coming year will mark the 10th anniversary of Winters Eve’s festive holiday tradition on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The proceeds help fund Assistance League’s philanthropic programs, which benefit children and families in Benton County.

Maja Despot-Jovanovic

Assistance League of Corvallis

Support of holiday store helped to make world better

Gifts For A Better World Holiday Store just mailed donations totaling $8,000 to charitable organizations in Corvallis serving people in need! They are: Community Outreach Inc., The Vina Moses Center, Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center, We Care, Love INC., Furniture Share (Beds for Kids), Corvallis School’s Homeless Education Program, Janus House, Jackson Street Youth Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank and the South Corvallis Food Bank.

Thank you to many wonderful volunteers who helped staff the store! Thank you to our shoppers! Thank you to business supporters for free advertising space: Footwise, Citizens Bank and Crystal Lake Storage. Thank you to businesses that posted our signs. Thank you to a wonderful graphic artist. A special thank you to First Congregational Church UCC for free use of rooms to host our store! Your generous support enabled fair trade artisans to earn a living and made these donations possible!

Sue Tappeiner

Gifts for A Better World

City road crew came, was fast in fixing broken line

Thank you to the City of Corvallis’ road crew for their prompt response the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Circle Place in Corvallis.

They repaired a broken water main in record time, and by morning you could not even tell there had been a flooded street shortly before.

AnnaLiese M. Moran




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    90's-kid - May 15, 2013 4:04 am
    In response to Sally McBride
    YOU, are a VERY lucky woman. Not because you got that stuff back but because that's ALL that happened. They were probably contemplating the entire time whether or not they would just rob your place or steal your car too but backed out the last second. That or they found some other highly insincere reason like to do a good deed to make the P.O. Happy but i can assure you thats it. Marcus is an extremely violent and sick person who will probably spend most of his predictably short miserable life in and out of jails and prisons.
    I pity the poor people whose lives he will enter and destroy in the future

    nothing against you for your obliviousness, its just amazing how much of it is around in general.

    just a bit of further info

    Marcus Eveler was busted again this week, for Assault IV. Mr. Eveler was one of several youths charged in cruelly torturing and killing an animal at Starker Arts Park. There is even a Philomath'- based "We Hate Marcus Eveler" Facebook Page. with the description "Animal Abuser, DvD stealing, Drug stealing, loud mouth, straight up dump a**! we just don't like the mother fu*ker!" Even his family has left remarks. Evan Eveler: "Im related to this dumb sh*t" A young woman has commented: "So once again, D@#* got arrested!!" Mr. Eveler apparently has a myspace page stating he's from Philomath (could you have guessed?), and referring to himself as "kick_the_fu*kin_baby", an apparent reference to himself as "the fu*kin baby", and whimpering like he's the victim.

    TUESDAY, JAN. 29
    ASSAULT: 8:10 a.m., 934 N.W. Sycamore Ave. Markus Rudolf Eveler, 21, of Corvallis was arrested on charges of strangulation and fourth-degree assault for allegedly causing injury to a 27-year-old man. Police reported that Eveler strangled his roommate until he became unconscious and fell to the ground, hitting his forehead, which resulted in a bruise. Police reported that the two men had been arguing about their living situation.
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