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Around Town Jan. 10, 2018


January 10, 2018 | View PDF

Scholarships for

music students

High school music students graduating from Linn, Benton or Lincoln counties in 2018 who intend to earn music education or performance degrees, are invited to apply for the Guthrie and Jenks scholarships.  

Graduates from the aforementioned counties currently studying toward music degrees at an institution of higher education may also apply. 

One or more scholarships of approximately $2,000 will be awarded.  

Applications are available from Linn-Benton Music Association members, as well as music teachers at local colleges and universities.

Benton Community Foundation manages the endowments, cooperating with Linn-Benton Music Teachers which manages the auditions, this year to be held on April 7 at Oregon State University.

Applications, sent to Mary Ann Guenther, must be postmarked by March 28, 2018.  

For further information, contact Guenther at (541) 752-5798, (; or visit the Benton Community Foundation website for the application form: 

Public forum on

plans for SHJH

The public is invited to a forum on the initial plans for the Sweet Home Junior High renovation project at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the junior high library.

The district is seeking public input on the $7 million project, which will remodel the school facilities, inside and out. The project will include an expanded parking lot and new bus lanes and pickup area, a new gym, locker rooms and cafe-teria, a new office and much more.

For more information, call (541) 367-7126.

Burger basket fund-raiser

Fair Share Gleaners will host a burger basket fund-raiser from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at 3714 Long St.

Each double bacon cheeseburger comes with fries and a drink for $5. Deliveries will be offered within city limits for orders of four or more.

Call (541) 401-9418 for more information, or to place an order.

Free genealogy

class Jan. 15

Sweet Home Genealogy Society is offering free classes roughly every other week through mid-February.

The Introduction to Genealogy classes are video-based and are held twice on scheduled Mondays, at noon and at 6 p.m. at the Genealogy Library, 1223 Kalmia St. The instructor on the videos is genealogist Dr. John Philip Colletta.

Topics on Jan. 15 will be “How to Write Your Biography” and “Dos and Don’ts of Writing History.”

Upcoming class topics include searching your Ancestors’ backyards and assembling an account of your discoveries, and much more.

For more information, contact Teresa at (541) 401-1361

Meals on Wheels

weekly menu

Meals on Wheels, also known as Your Table or Ours, offers lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

First-time diners are invited to come in and have a free lunch to give it a try.

Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request.

The menu on Friday, Jan. 12, is herb chicken patty or meatloaf, both with gravy, Lyonnaise potatoes, herbed carrots, rye bread and cinnamon pear crisp.

No meal will be served Monday, Jan. 15, due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Tuesday, Jan. 16, will be Italian Day. The menu will be Italian sausage with peppers or chicken with alfredo sauce, Italian blend vegetables, spinach Romaine salad, sourdough roll and baked tiramisu cake.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

For more information, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.


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