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Articles from the November 21, 2018 edition

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Board OKs contract for district staff

The Sweet Home School Board last week ratified a contract and 3.1-percent raises for classified employees following an unconventional bargaining session. The new contract will start July 1 and will...

 

Sweet Home gets some neighborly advice on homeless

A Lebanon city official told a Sweet Home group Thursday, Nov. 15, that communities can’t solve every part of homelessness and must focus on solving specific parts of it. In Lebanon, the community has been focused on keeping people from becoming...

 

Police Citizens Academy returning in what officials hope is more user-friendly format

The Sweet Home Police Department is planning to resume its Citizens Academy classes after the first of the year with a new format twist. This time, instead of a multi-week series, the academy program...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 21, 2018

New doctor feels right at home in town, at county health center

Sweet Home Health Center has a new physician. Dr. Denise Kelley is celebrating one year in Oregon, and two months as a full-time physician in Sweet Home. She studied at Hahnemann Medical College in...

 

Patsy Brown

Aug. 16, 1935 - Nov. 18, 2018 Patsy Ann Brown, 83, of Lebanon and a longtime Sweet Home resident, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. She was born on Aug. 16, 1935 in Marenisco, Mich., the daughter of...

 

Eugene 'Woody' Woods

July 14, 1933 - Nov. 12, 2018 Eugene H. "Woody" Woods, 85, of Sweet Home passed away at home on Nov. 12, 2018, with his family present. Woody served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1972, retiring as a...

 

Celebration evoked lots of positives

Editor: Thanksgiving. A time to choose gratefulness. This year I am thankful for joy. I am thankful for honor. I am grateful that Sweet Home, Oregon was chosen to provide the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. The committee to prepare for Nov. 9 had their...

 

Editorial comment devalued effort

Editor: To say that the most memorable moment of the Capitol Christmas Tree event was Don Knight’s comment is to devalue all the hard work put in by community volunteers including many hours by our “best resource,” our children. High school...

 

Urge state to support disabled

Editor: Approximately 2,900 seniors and people with disabilities in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties use State-funded services for everyday necessities like transportation, meal preparation, toileting, medication management, and bathing. These...

 

Code enforcement officer making progress in community

Sweet Home's code enforcement officer handled 264 cases in the five-month span between June 4 and Nov. 2. Tommy Mull, a staffer for the city's Community and Economic Development Department, took over...

 

Candidates' voting records often twisted in political campaigns

I’m going to get a little political on you this time around! I intentionally keep these articles about the legislative process, primarily because that is where my focus is the majority of the time. I’ve said for years that politics is what I...

 

Around Town Nov. 21, 2018

Shop with a Cop deadline closes in The deadline to apply for Sweet Home Police Department’s annual Shop With A Cop kids program is Nov. 28. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at Bi-Mart in Sweet Home. SHPD is also accepting applications for i...

 

Public Safety Log Nov. 21, 2018

Nov. 19 12:42 a.m. - Joshua Wayne Welch, 29, arrested on Brownsville warrant for failure to appear and Lebanon warrant for contempt of court and probation violation on original charge of driving while suspended and cited for driving while suspended,...

 

SH man sought after allegedly ramming Sheriff's unit

A Sweet Home man is on the run after allegedly ramming a Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle Monday morning, Sheriff Jim Yon said. Yon said his deputies were involved in a pursuit Monday at 9:02 a.m. after they contacted a male in a parked vehicle near...

 

Councilors agree to team up with other cities to support housing block grant application

The Sweet Home City Council agreed last week to sponsor an application for a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant to help pay for housing rehabilitation projects in Linn County. Liza Newcomb, housing rehabilitation manager with Willamette...

 

Dry winds cause slash fires to spread

East winds dried out local forests last week, causing five slash burns to rekindle and burn six-tenths of an acre outside of the authorized area. The slash burns were on Nov. 6 and 7, and they rekindled on Nov. 11 in the Wiley, Calapooia and Moose Mo...

 

Approaching winter prompts attention to traction tires

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to think about snow, says the Oregon Department of Transportation. The studded tire season in Oregon began Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through March 31, 2019. ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types...

 

Husky volleyball MVPs are Sunhee Bitter, Bailee Hartsook, Shelbey Nichol

The Huskies named three Most Valuable Players in varsity volleyball Monday evening during the team’s annual awards dessert: sophomores Shelbey Nichol and Bailee Hartsook and senior Sunhee Bitter. Nichol was in a four-way tie for league Player of...