Wilson Elementary thanks ‘the village’ for its garden

It has taken a village to spruce up and beautifully improve the landscaping at Wilson Elementary School. The students, staff and parents of Wilson would like to thank Becki Goslow for spearheading this project. Her hard work, dedication and commitment has made the lay of the land at Wilson more welcoming and attractive for all those who attend, work at, and drive by our school. We salute Becki and the village of volunteers who made it happen; thank you:

Sarah Farrell, parent volunteer, and Laurel Driskill, a teacher at Wilson Elementary School, started the whole ball rolling. Sarah has provided landscape support (pulling weeds, planting, watering and tending to the grounds) for many years, and Mrs. Driskill pulled weeds and helped with general maintenance.

Chad Smithson at the facilities district office was supportive and encouraging every step of the way; Julie at ProBark gave us the tip where to get boulders; Susan at Schmidt’s gave many, many flowers and discounts; Donations of trees and plants came from Dancing Oaks (Dogwood), Garland’s (SnowCone and some plants) and Pacific Power (Ron Krogel and Kerry, Vegetation Management, Rocky Mountain Power Service Center) donated $500 in coupons that were used at Blue Heron to purchase four trees and six shrubs; Shamrock discounted and waived delivery charge for first round of bark dust for back-to-school; Dr. Ken Johnson made flower boxes, and his granddaughter cut out the words; Jeff Gordon helped to build the raised flower boxes; Tom Cammarota and Peoria Gardens donated tons of flowers that were used in the boxes and on the corner; Miller Paint discounted paint for picnic tables and benches; China Blue provides the water for the corner and flower box areas; Eager Beaver, Bill Meier, Tino Zapien-Ramos and Alan Real II donated time and some materials; Pastor Bill and Suzanne Knopp helped with moving bark dust; Bill Goslow helped move bark dusk, watered plants in the summer, tended the corner and provided support for Becki; Becky Merja, city forester, provided advice of types of trees; Jennifer Yarrow, Red Stem, provided advice on types of trees; Brian Kreft, Becki Goslow’s son, helped to prune and maintain trees; Kim Patten, the Corvallis School District, provided support; Belle Vallee Cellars, Steve Allen, donated barrels that serve as planters; Cherie Haynes donated the first bench that was destroyed by a transformer; Mark O’Briant, a Wilson parent, donated stepping stones; a Wilson mom donated stepping tiles; a customer at Highland Bowl built the flower boxes on the corner; Brewer Tree & Stump Service, Tim Brewer; Gaia Landscape, Chris and Tony, gave tree and shrub suggestions; Alice Rampton donated $50 in memory of Raymond Baumgartner; and finally, neighbors, friends, and Wilson parents provided bulbs, plants and some great suggestions. A great big thank you to everyone!

Jeff Brew, principal

Wilson Elementary School


City was fast with repairs after water main break

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



Old Mill Center supporters made the holidays merry

Old Mill Center would like to thank the following businesses and donors for their help this holiday season: Susan Klinkhammer family; Kristen Hiner and Paragon Realty; Performance Health Technology; Kayla and Frank Heresco; Julee Tierce and Aspire Design Salon; OSU Phi Delta Chi Pharmaceutical Fraternity; Jo and Fred Price family; Stacy Ramirez family; Dr. Jayne Ackerman and Mary Jane Gray; Corvallis PEO Chapter AR; Diane Bateman; Holiday Inn Express; Mark, Holly and Jeannie Lasley; the Shannon Starwalt family; Pat and Jay Dixon; Zooey’s; Mary Theresa Rybel; Jenn Knightly; Good Samaritan in-patient pharmacy; Chuck Mayo; Casey and Shelley Denson; Stacy Olstad; Melissa Kahl and Georgia Pacific; Trish Borowski; Spencer Irwin and All-Pro Moving and Cleaning; Kristen Moser and Ron Herbert; Corvallis Country Club; Sandra and Ron Graham; Jan Montecucco and Discovery Toys; Kathi Harwood; Martha Jenkins; The Clothes Tree; Gretchen Thielman family; and Tom Day and Muddy Creek Charter School fourth and fifth grade.

Cindy Bond

Old Mill Center for Children and Families


Gleaners grateful for support at auction and concert

On Friday, Dec. 21, an auction and concert was held for Philomath Gleaners at Imagine Coffee with great success! The following people need special thanks (I apologize if anyone is missed): musicians: Matt Neely, Richard Heggan, Edd Dee, Sophie Betts, Susanna Doyle and Jeannie Holms; donors: Sara Powers, Dot Richardson, Colene Lamberty, Melinda Parsons, Raven Pengraph, Marys Peak True Value, Papa Murphy’s, Philomath Barber Shop, Matt Neely (Music Lessons), NutCakes, Imagine Coffee, Dr. Daniel Rooke and College United Methodist Church.

Thanks so much for all you give!

Leota Hutsell

Philomath Gleaners

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