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Articles from the November 9, 2022 edition

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Something Wintry This Way Comes

Winter's not expected to arrive in earnest until Wednesday, Dec. 21, but the weather gods apparently couldn't wait, dusting the mid-Willamette Valley in light snow Sunday as a preview of coming...

 

Crash on Hwy. 20 leads to one fatality

The Oregon State Police announced a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 16 (near Sodaville Road) resulted in one fatality on Monday, Nov. 14. OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded...

 

Man recounts Foster Lake water rescue

What began as a run-of-the-mill day on Foster Lake for avid fisherman Tony Ramirez turned quickly into a near-drowning incident, with the Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District coming to the 28-year...

 

Painting in realistic terms

Deb Cooley may describe her painting style as realistic, and most viewers would probably attest to that quality in her work. But for Cooley herself, that's not necessarily the most important thing....

 

Patches of the world

In his 50-plus years as a volunteer firefighter with the Sweet Home Fire & Ambulance District, Dave Trask, who retired in March, responded to 19,351 fire calls and 11,700 rescue and emergency...

 

Lorraine Wright

Lorraine Marie Wright, 91, of Sweet Home, passed away Oct. 26, 2022. She was born on Feb. 9, 1931, in Clarke County, Iowa to Charles Foster and Edith Marie (Johnson) Stark. Our cherished mother,... Full story

 

Joshua Long

Joshua Gilbert Roy Long, 51, of Sweet Home, passed away Nov. 4, 2022. He became ill and his body went into multi-organ failure. He was born on Nov. 3, 1971, in Newport Beach, Calif. to Gilbert Roy and... Full story

 

George Albert Walberg

George Albert Walberg passed away Nov. 2, 2022 at the age of 79 in Sweet Home. George was born May 4, 1943, in Lebanon, one of two brothers and three sisters, to Doris Helen (Whitcomb) and Roy Oscar... Full story

 

Elaine Funk

Elaine Mary Funk, 76, of Sweet Home, passed away Oct. 21, 2022. She was born Oct. 7, 1946 in Buffalo, NY, to Byron and Alice (O'Connell) Billings. She moved to Sodaville at the age of 3 and graduated... Full story

 

Raymond Kelly

Raymond Paul Kelly, 61, of Sweet Home, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 29, 2022. He was born Feb. 6, 1961, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At six weeks old he was adopted by Claudia and Paul Bouffard,... Full story

 

Robert Morris Jr.

Robert "Bobby" Edward Morris Jr., 73, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 3, 2022. He was born April 16, 1949, in Lebanon to Robert Edward Sr. and Mary Sheila (Grimes) Morris. He served in the United States Air... Full story

 

Geraldine West

Geraldine "Gerry" West, 81, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 3, 2022. She was born July 20, 1941 in Lehi, Utah, to Wayne E. and Betty (Newman) Hooley. She grew up in Orem, Utah and married Stanley Vaughn... Full story

 

Death Notices (Nov. 9, 2022)

Dennis Citro, 48, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 5, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www.sweethomefuneral.com. Clifford James Panages, 66, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 2, 2022. Sweet Home Funeral... Full story

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    November 9, 2022

Sweet Home pastor to become Pacific Conference superintendent

When Brian Hotrum arrived in Sweet Home in 2010 to pastor the local Evangelical Church, he was on familiar ground, both geographically and as a minister. He'd grown up in the Evangelical Church, in...

 

Editorial: Political attacks, abuse always wrong (Nov. 9, 2022)

We’ve just finished an election in which campaigning, at least by some candidates, has seemed particularly mean-spirited and less-than-truthful than even what we’re used to in these affairs. So now that the votes are in, what’s next? How about...

 

From Our Files (Oct. 9, 2022)

Nov. 9, 1972 Voters in the Midway and Foster area turned down annexation to the city of Sweet Home in this week’s election, with 540 against annexation compared to 237 favoring it. Sweet Home voters felt differently, with 891 in favor of and 386...

 

Huts for the homeless

More than 100 volunteers showed up Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Sweet Home High School construction yard to construct huts for Sweet Home's homeless population. The event was organized by the Sweet Home...

 

Monkeypox vaccinations now available in Corvallis

Monkeypox vaccination for eligible patients is available at Samaritan Infectious Disease – Corvallis, 2640 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 210, Corvallis. Receiving a vaccination before being exposed to monkeypox provides the best chance to prevent disea...

 

Health coverage enrollment open

Oregon’s annual open enrollment period for health coverage runs through Jan. 15, 2023. Open enrollment is the only time when anyone who isn’t offered coverage from a job or a public program like the Oregon Health Plan or Medicare can enroll in...

 

County OKs contract to train Juvenile Department staff

The Linn County Board of Commissioners approved a five-year contract totaling $37,500 with Kela Lynn Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, to train Juvenile Department staff. Lynn will provide a six-step, non-violent crisis response training for Linn County...

 

Oregon State Fair draws 346K

Attendance at this year’s 156th Oregon State Fair was the highest in years, organizers said. More than 346,000 people attended the 2022 Oregon State Fair, held Aug. 26 through Sept. 5, a 63% increase from 2021 and up more than 10% from the...

 

Around Town (Nov. 9, 2022)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels offers take-out 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. Suggested donation is $3.50....

 

Public Safety (Nov. 9, 2022)

Oct. 28 7:35 a.m. - Deputy located a trailer in the 200 block of Alder St., Lebanon, that was creating a traffic hazard. While the trailer was being removed from the roadway, it was discovered that the vehicle on the trailer, a 2001 Honda Accord,...

 

New ventilation fans

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District received $4,490 in grant funds from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund in August to purchase firefighting equipment. The money enabled the...

 

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