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Articles from the November 8, 2017 edition

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B&G Club preschool has plenty of space

In its second year of operation, a preschool operated by the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam is running at about half capacity. “I think we still have room for 10 kids,” said Director Kris Latimer, and she invites low-income Sweet...

 

Hoy's Hardware expands with new 'building center'

Hoy's Hardware Monday morning opened a 7,500-square-foot expansion that includes a full-fledged modern lumber yard and a center for contractors and serious do-it-yourself customers. "Hoy's Home...

 

SHHS students to present first musical in two decades

A plant with an appetite will be looking for blood in Sweet Home next week as it grows on the High School stage in a local production of the black horror musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors." Sweet...

 

Sharing Tree, food basket programs under way

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District’s Christmas for Kids Sharing Tree Program is under way while Sweet Home Emergency Ministry will be coordinating its Christmas Food Basket programs during the upcoming holiday season. The Sharing Tree toy...

 

Task force recommends options for funding PERS shortfall

By Claire Withycombe EO Media Capital Bureau A task force last week recommended a variety of ways to reduce the state Public Employee Pension System’s $25.3 billion unfunded liability by as much as $10.4 billion. The options it outlined in a...

 

Public Safety 11-8-17

Nov. 6 12:42 a.m. - Aaron James Lovik, 32, cited for driving while suspended, 23rd and Long. 12:56 a.m. - A 16-year-old female referred to Juvenile Department for curfew violation, 22nd and Juniper. 2:31 a.m. - Jeffrey Oliver Deffenbaugh, 55,...

 

Drug-related search warrant results in seven arrests

Seven people were arrested Thursday, Nov. 2, after a narcotics-related search warrant was served at 2225 Long St. According to Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn, Sweet Home Police Department officers arrived at the residence at approximately 8:30...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    November 8, 2017

When planning menu for Thanksgiving Day, consider options

We are about two weeks away from one of the biggest American holidays: Thanksgiving! Needless to say, it is a food-heavy day (or week!), during which thoughts of nutrition often go out the window. I...

 

Cheer brings home hardware

The Sweet Home High School cheerleaders finished third and fourth with two stunt groups, and Shelby Goodwin finished second and earned a place on the all-state cheer team Saturday at the Oregon...

 

SH's Tanner Sayers fifth at state 4A cross-country championships

Tanner Sayers' big goal, entering his junior cross-country season this year, was simply to make it to the state meet. Saturday, he was pretty happy with a fifth-place finish at state. Sayers ran...

 
 By The New Era    Sports    November 8, 2017

Sydney Nichol leads Corban to NAIA nationals

Freshman Sydney Nichol of Sweet Home led the No. 19-ranked Corban University women's cross- country team to a fourth-place team finish in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships on Saturday,...

 
 By Jason Casey    Sports    November 8, 2017

Football season ends for Huskies in 48-26 loss at Gladstone

Sweet Home came into Friday's matchup with Gladstone riding the high of a big play-in win over Crook County the previous week. The ride home was probably as long as it gets. The Huskies couldn't get...

 

Sydney Nichol leads Corban to NAIA nationals

Freshman Sydney Nichol of Sweet Home led the No. 19-ranked Corban University women’s cross- country team to a fourth-place team finish in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships on...

 

SHHS Penny Drive

Friday, Nov. 3, was the real kickoff assembly for Sweet Home High School’s canned food and penny drive, as well as its entry into the football playoff bracket. At left, Leadership students, from...

 

Public Safety Log November 8, 2017

Nov. 6 12:42 a.m. - Aaron James Lovik, 32, cited for driving while suspended, 23rd and Long. 12:56 a.m. - A 16-year-old female referred to Juvenile Department for curfew violation, 22nd and Juniper. 2:31 a.m. - Jeffrey Oliver Deffenbaugh, 55,... Full story

 

Editorial: State leaders need to take PERS fixes seriously

PERS is a curse, in many ways, for us Oregonians. Yes, that’s a sweeping statement, but it’s generally true for all of us, even those who directly benefit from the state’s public pension plan. Any citizen who’s been paying attention knows tha... Full story

 

Grace Ford

March 22, 1943 - Nov. 1, 2017 Grace Irene Ford, 74, of North Bend, formerly of Sweet Home, died Nov. 1, 2017 in Coos Bay. She was born March 22, 1943 in Bell, Calif. to Herman Clyde Flowers and... Full story

 

Duane 'Tom' Kittson

Dec. 12, 1939 - Oct. 29, 2017 On Oct. 29, Duane “Tom” Kittson passed away in the home of his ex-wife, Avis Kittson, surrounded by his two children, Thomas Kittson and Rachel Kittson-MaQatish. Tom...

 

Clinton Rice

Jan. 4, 1932 – Nov. 2, 2017 Clinton Gale Rice, 85, of Sweet Home died Nov. 2, 2017. He was born Jan. 4, 1932 on a cold winter morning at the old Victorian house in Lebanon that once served as a hospital. Within a few days he was taken home to...

 

Death Notice Nov. 8, 2017

Bill C. Davis, 58, of Sweet Home died Oct. 30, 2017. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com.... Full story

 

Planning Commission approves third pot retailer

Following a short public hearing Monday evening, the Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a third proposed retail marijuana store. The commission voted 5-0, with Thomas Herb, Anay Hausner, Lance Gatchell, Henry Wolthuis and Eva... Full story

 

SHHS students to present first musical in two decades

A plant with an appetite will be looking for blood in Sweet Home next week as it grows on the High School stage in a local production of the black horror musical comedy “Little Shop of Horrors....

 

Treats and Critters

Hally Horner pets a Nigerian dwarf goat with help from her mom, Sam Horner, while owner John DeBrie pets another. He and his wife Jan DeBrie operate J.J.’s Nigerians and brought their goats out for...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 8, 2017

Veterans Day parade organizer's involvement started in Sweet Home

When Al Severson turns on the microphone to begin his patter for the 66th annual Albany Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11, it will be his 45th year of involvement in the event. “I’m the old...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 8, 2017

Local veteran receives Kubota tractor for farm

After more than two decades in the U.S. Air Force, Cherri Marin decided it was time for a change. Now she’s starting a farm in Sweet Home and, to aid her in that endeavor, last week she received a... Full story

 

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