Appeal tribune. (Silverton, Or.) 1999-current, February 16, 2022, Page 6, Image 6

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A bonfire roars at Hoodoo Ski Area on Feb. 4.
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Hoodoo has been doing live music on
Friday nights for about the last five
years, and they do bonfires about every
other week, said general manager Mat-
thew McFarland. They’re nice additions
to the night skiing scene, which has
grown in popularity over the past few
Hoodoo has night skiing Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“We increased night skiing to four
days per week just because we were
seeing more demand,” McFarland said.
“We also changed how we were selling
lift tickets. All the tickets are now good
until 9 p.m., instead of having an artifi-
cial cutoff at 4 p.m. It just makes it easier
when you can show up whenever and
ski as long as you feel like it.”
There’s a nice discount for arriving
later. An adult lift ticket is $35 from 4 to
9 p.m., compared to $60 from 1 to 9 p.m.
and $65 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
And on Friday, that price comes with
a show.
“I honestly don’t even remember why
we started it. At some point we just said,
‘Let’s get bands up here,’” McFarland
said. “We always try to make it more of a
party and more than just ‘come ski and
go home.’”
Hoodoo doesn’t list the names of the
bands playing on its website currently
— they probably will next year. But com-
ing up, McFarland said, they have a can-
tina band that does Star Wars cosplay,
and then possibly a group that does
Irish folk music, and then Daniel and
the Blonde returns as well. But in some
ways, it’s a surprise, which I kind of like.
The music has gone so well that
McFarland said he’s talked to school
groups about having students come up
and play music on Thursday nights.
“It just adds to the fun, when you can
ski under the lights, roast a marshmal-
low on the fire and come in and listen to
live music,” he said.
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The band Daniel and the Blonde play at Hoodoo Ski Area on Feb. 4. PHOTOS BY ZACH
Harold Ray Dickman, PhD
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EUGENE - Harold
(Hal) Dickman died
on February 2, 2022 in
Eugene, Oregon. The
primary cause of death
was dementia. He is sur-
vived by Ruth, his wife
of 75 years, their three
children: Cheryl (Lew)
Masters, Alan (Sue Bur-
den) Dickman, and Kar-
en (Cliff) Jones, as well
as six grandchildren
(one grandchild having
pre-deceased Hal) and
seven great-grandchil-
dren. Hal is also survived
by his sister, Patty Roth,
and numerous niec-
es, nephews and other
extended family and
Hal was born on Octo-
ber 28, 1927 in Silverton,
Oregon, on his family’s farm. He served in the Ma-
rine Corps for the last eighteen months of WW II
and then married his high school sweetheart, Ruth
Zahler, on January 17, 1947, Ruth’s 19th birthday.
The GI Bill allowed Hal to attend Linfield College
in McMinnville for an undergraduate degree. He
then worked his way through the University of
Kansas, where he received his PhD in Clinical
Psychology in 1956.
Hal’s professional career began with a short stint
on the faculty at the University of Oregon. He then
joined the Veterans Administration Hospital in
Roseburg, Oregon in 1957, went to the VA Central
Office in Washington, D.C. in 1966, and finally
became Chief of Psychology at the Palo Alto and
Menlo Park, California campuses of the VA in
1970. While at the Palo Alto/Menlo Park VA Hal
worked with veterans suffering from what is now
known as PTSD and helped establish community
based “Vet Centers” to further PTSD treatment.
Following Hal’s retirement from the VA, he and
Ruth moved to Corvallis, Oregon where he had
a private practice that primarily treated veterans.
In 2011, Hal and Ruth moved to Eugene, Oregon.
A Celebration of Life for Hal will be held at a
later date. If you would like to honor Hal, please
donate to your favorite charity.
Frankie B. Roberts
1933 – Dec. 18, 2021
Frankie B. Roberts
was born in Topeka,
Kansas on December
2, 1933. He worked at
Brackett Stripping, In-
dustrial Chrome, Boat
Factory, last worked at
Neilsen Metal in Sa-
lem, Oregon. He was a
professional horseshoe
pitcher & received many
Frankie is survived by
his wife Betty Roberts
of 53 years, David Rob-
erts of Lawrence, Kan-
sas, Lee Ann Roberts
of Albuquerque, New
Mexico, Karlene Allan
of Lawrence, Kansas,
Tina Smith of Deltona,
Florida, Nancy King
of Lawrence, Kansas.
Siblings; Kay Roscoe
of Lebanon, Oregon,
Don Roberts of Tope-
ka, Kansas, Bob Roberts
of Napa, Idaho, & Jim
Roberts of Tecumseh,
Frankie is preceded
in death by his parents
Frank & Vella Rob-
erts. Dixie Bradhurst,
Herb Roberts & two
step-sons Ellis & tom
Bryant with numer-
ous grandchildren and
nieces, & nephews.
and Upland Game Bird stamps, limited-
edition prints and other promotional
items with a $2,000 prize for the win-
ning artist in each category.
Money raised from the sale of the
stamps and other merch is used for pro-
jects to benefit fish, wildlife and habitat
in Oregon.
A panel of competent judges, includ-
ing art experts and biologists, along
with rare ringers such as myself, select
the winners.
The artwork is incredible.
If you want to put in your spade, ar-
tistically speaking, along with checking
out some eye-popping examples of the
2022 winners in each of the categories,
go online to ODFW Stamp Art Competi-
tion (
There also are links to purchase
stamps and limited-edition prints on
the site.
On a personal note, my sole misfire in
wildlife art was a paint-by-the-num-
bers acrylic rendering of a deer jumping
over a log in the woods. I purchased it at
a neighborhood garage sale when I was
In my own defense of the rendering,
and that word works on several levels,
the original purchaser had opened some
of the plastic paint pots, mostly the
brown and the tan ones, which as a re-
sult had dried out.
Substituting fall yellow and moss
green for the leaping buck didn’t quite
cut it.
Although Vincent might have ap-
“Guests, like fish, begin to smell after
three days.” - Ben Franklin. “But the
fishy smell is a lot harder to get out of the
carpet in the truck.” - Henry
Contact Henry via email at Henry-
This painting of a chukar partridge by Debra Otterstein was the 2022 winner of
the Oregon Upland Bird art competition. OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE