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Stayton Post 58


August 9, 2013

Crushers set to begin regional tournament

Motivation from a losing season can be a powerful thing. Just ask the Post 58 Canyon Crushers....

View the complete article by clicking here, Post 58 Canyon Crushers.

August 8, 2013

The Canyon Crushers an AAA baseball team sponsored by the American Legion Post 58 placed first at State and is now headed to Region. This is an outstanding achievement for the Canyon Crushers. The regional playoffs begin at Eugene, OR at 1700 on August 9. The final games are on Sunday. They finished the season with a 35-12 record.

The American Legion has sponsored Nation wide youth program baseball since 1925. Today the program registers over 5,400 teams in all 50 states. Almost 100,000 youths, 15-19, participate annually.

Recently the Oregon American Legion held its State Conference. A lot of information was provided. Post 58 received two awards for 100% membership and the All Time High Post where we achieved more members since the year 2000.

Our annual Post 58 food drive will begin in November and ending with Pictures with Santa during the first two weeks of December.

Our next meeting will be September 4, at Sublimity, OR.

Aug 4, 2013


Stayton Canyon Crushers captured the 'AAA' State American Legion Baseball Championship as they defeated the Grants Pass Nuggets, 8-3. This was the second time this week the Crushers defeated the Area-4 Champions as on Thursday the two clubs battled 12-innings before Stayton emerged with a 2-1 win.

The Crushers advance to this week's upcoming 8-team, double-elimination, Northwest Regional Tournament in Eugene hosted by the Eugene Challengers at Swede Johnson Stadium.

April 5, 2013


Brandon Kerr, Stayton. Brandon has a GPA of 4.1, likes sports is a member of the National Honor society is first all conference soccer champion, a volunteer at his church and wishes to attend Pennsylvania University.

Donovan Paul, Sublimity. Donovan has a GPA of 3.73, is a musician, likes sports, band, and chorus. He is on the Honor Roll, a worship leader and wishes to go to college to major in engineering.


Taylor Buss, Lyons. Taylor has a GPA of 3.8 is the schools service chair officer, and wishes to become a Business Executive.

At Boys and Girls State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys and Girls State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs.

Legion posts select high-school juniors to attend the program. In most cases, individual expenses are paid by a sponsoring post, a local business or another community-based organization.

Our Stayton Post has sponsored numerous juniors for this program over the years and we are happy to be able to do this again this year.

March 19, 2013

Pizza feed

Mill Creek Correctional Facility, Salem, OR

On March 19, 2013 Post 58 along with staff of the Mill Creek Correctioanl Facility performed a fund raiser. The event helped Post 58 raise over 582.60 dollars to support the sponsorship of the Canyon Crushers AAA baseball team. American Legion Baseball has taught hundreds of thousands of young Americans the importance of sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship.

MARCH 11, 2013

On March 6, 2013, Charles Henry, Post Adjutant, was honored by Post 58 for 50 continous years of service to the American Legion, Community, State and Nation. Cole Henry his grandson, also a Post 58 member, presents the award.

Chuck 50
Cole Henry (L), Charles Henry (R)


MARCH 8, 2013:

Join us March 14th, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses, at the Salem Conference Center, Santiam River Room, 200 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR. This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.
Employers and job seekers are strongly encouraged to pre-register for FREE. Walk-ins are welcome but space is not guaranteed.

This American Legion sponsored hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Oregon Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), WorkSource Oregon, Hero 2 Hired, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NBC News and other local partners.

This event will have an Employment Assistance Workshop. The workshop will be conducted by the Veteran Staff at the Salem Worksource office. There will be 2 sessions daily; Feb 19, 21, Mar 5, 7. Times are 1000-1200/1400-1600. For more information, Please call 503-378-8574/4917

For registration questions, please contact us at or 202-463-5807

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FEBRUARY 20, 2013

From: Charles E. Schmidt NECman Oregon  

My Fellow Legionnaires:

The American Legions Legislative Priorities that will be presented to members of the 113th Congress during the Washington Conference the week of February 25th. (click here) Also attached are The American Legion's point papers (click here) supporting our priorities. It is important that we, as Legionnaires are aware of, and participate in the on-going dialogue The American Legion has with Congress. Through member support, it is at Congress where our resolutions can become legislation to benefit not only Legionnaires but all veterans. And it is Legionnaire support that maintains the creditability and reputation of The American Legion voice that Congress frequently solicits during their decision making. I encourage you to become familiar with these documents and share them throughout your Districts and Posts. It is the responsibility of every Legionnaire to not only assist our Department Legislative Commission and National Legislative Council (Oregon) in support of these initiatives, but to share the messages with our respective congressional representatives. They need to hear from us! So does other veterans. We've all heard the question, "What's, The American Legion going to do for me?" The 2013 Congressional Legislative Priorities of The American Legion are great points in responding to that question.

For God and Country,

FEBRUARY 19 2013:

If anyone is interested let Mike know. You can use the Contact form to reach him,

Stayton High School will be having an interview fair for our seniors on March 21 from 8 AM until noon. Each senior is required to do two mock interviews that are conducted by volunteers. The seniors must present a resume and a completed job application to the interview and the interviewer is provided with sample questions to use for the interview. I am wondering if you or anyone else in the American Legion would be willing to serve as an interviewer?

Please respond to this email as soon as possible. Thanks for considering this opportunity to help our seniors prepare for the workforce.

Mrs. Jan Fiedler

Counselor (A-K)

Stayton High School

Feb 18, 2013:


Raffle tickets are for a Vietnam War Commemorative Thompson Machine Gun, tickets are $10.00 for one. Two Thousand tickets will be sold.

The funds are for the Oregon National Commander Fund, the winner must pass a background check to receive the gun. The drawing is limited to the American Legion Family.

If you are interested and want to write a check, make it payable to “White Caps”

Mike Sowles

P.O. Box 778

Stayton, Oregon 97383


FEBRUARY 15, 2013:

Next month, March, we will hold elections for new officers. Please bring with you recommendations for nominees.

We will also sponsor a pizza feed next month to help sponsor Girls and Boys State and the American Legion AAA baseball team, the Canyon Crushers.