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Articles from the August 15, 2010 edition

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SHHS teams to host soccer camps next week

The Sweet Home High School boys and girls soccer teams will hold soccer camp from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16-19 at the high school soccer fields next to the Boys and Girls Club and the varsity baseball field. The camp will be coached by the high school... Full story

 

Grass volleyball tourney in Lebanon

A co-ed, four-on-four volleyball tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 21 at the new OreGrow grass court volleyball venue at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon as part of the inaugural Lebanon Aloha Fest. Non co-ed teams will be accepted. Registration... Full story

 

From Ukraine with love

Not only in Sweet Home, but all over the world, women want to be pretty. That's Natalia Gourley's specialty. She made it her business in Ukraine, and now she's making it her business here in Cascadia with her husband, Robert Gourley. Natalia Gourley...

 

Bend driver wins special Modifieds Main Event

Rob Mayea of Bend was the winner Saturday in a special-event Modified Tribute to Clair race at the Willamette Speedway. This Friday, Aug. 13, the Gene Romero West Coast Flat Motorcycle Series will make its only stop of the year at the Speedway....

 

OSU to conduct wood-based composites study

David Stauth Oregon State University Writer Oregon State University and Virginia Tech have been chosen by the National Science Foundation to lead a new Industry/University Cooperative Research Center focused on wood-based composite materials, in a... Full story

 

Citizen's complaint prompts action

School District 55 Supt. Larry Horton said he will investigate a complaint that the district is wasting gallons and gallons of water while watering its athletic fields. City resident Hollie Houston told the School Board during the public comments...

 

DeFazio opponent: Government 'enslaving' people

Art Robinson had lots to say on a variety of issues Wednesday in his first visit to Sweet Home as Republican candidate for Oregon's 4th District congressional seat, but a central theme underlined most of his points: Get the government off the backs...

 

Rooster Rock fire suppression gets help from several SH firefighters

Four personnel from the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit were part of the initial attack on the Rooster Rock fire south of Sisters last week. "We sent an engine to assist them during the initial attack," said Wildland Fire Supervisor...

 

Police arrest burglary suspect

Sweet Home police officers detained an alleged burglar in the act last week. At 1:22 a.m. on Aug. 2, a caller reported two subjects breaking into a house, 110 W. Nandina St., said Sgt. Jeff Lynn. Officers responded, parked away from the property and...

 

Head Start taking applications for fall

The Kidco Early Head Start Program is taking applications for Sweet Home parents of infants and toddlers, with top priority given to pregnant and parenting teens Kids and Company sponsors Early Head Start, which is a free program for low-income and...

 

Guest Column: Corporate income taxes make all of us pay

It is hard to find anything positive to say about the corporate income (i.e., profits) tax. Economists across the ideological spectrum agree that the corporate profits tax is woefully inefficient: 1) It warps corporate decision making, inducing...

 

Editorial: Trail repair step in right direction

As someone who's been a runner for more years than my knees care to remember, I'm very interested in trails. Anyone who spends a lot of time putting in the miles on our local roads knows that running on pavement has its downside. You don't generally...

 

Alyssa Mealue, Shane Ullrich to wed Aug. 14

Alyssa Mealue and Shane Ullrich are planning to marry on Aug. 14. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Marty and Rima Mealue of Sweet Home. She is a 2004 graduate of Santiam Christian High School in Corvallis. She is a student at Apollo College for... Full story

 

CCC reunion Aug. 18 at Longbow camp

The event will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Longbow Organization Camp. The picnic, which is sponsored by Jan and Fred Wellhouser of South Santiam Services and the U.S. Forest Service - Sweet Home Ranger District, is hosted annually to honor...

 

Obituary: Frank Finnell

Frank L. Finnell, 70, of Sweet Home died Aug. 8, 2010. He was born Jan. 12, 1940 in Toledo, Wash. to Alfred and Floretta (Mundale) Finnell. Mr. Finnell served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1964 and then he served in the United States Navy from 1967...

 

Neighborhood Watch groups celebrate Night Out

Local Neighborhood Watch celebrated improvements in their neighborhoods as two groups held National Night Out barbecues last week. The Nandina Street Neighborhood Watch, which includes Nandina residents between Ninth and 15th, seems to have seen a...

 

SALEabration this Saturday

The second annual Downtown Sweet Home SALEabration, scheduled for this Saturday Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be bigger and better than last year, with nearly 50 vendors, a children's activity area and a street dance in the evening,...

 

County voters to decide vets home levy

The Linn County Board of Commissioners sent to the Nov. 2 ballot a proposal for a 10-year local option levy to help pay for the construction of a new veteran's home in Lebanon. The 150-bed facility, 86,500 square feet, will be constructed by the... Full story

 

School board trims $622,000 from budget

The District 55 School Board passed its final round of cuts, prioritizing a list of the final 10 items on a proposed reduction list from the board's July 12 meeting. Members of the board wanted additional time to consider the cuts and allow time for...

 

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