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Articles from the December 3, 2004 edition

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Birthdays/Anniversaries

Dec. 1: Jacob Fineran, Jennifer Fineran, Randy Hutchins and Vernon Hill (in memory). Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Ben McKilliop. Dec. 2: Tom Hufford, Lena Crocker and Donna Davis. Dec. 3: Myrtle I. Johnson and Travis Miner. Dec. 4: William J. Poitras...

 

Calapooia Rodeo receives award from NPRA The Northwest Professional Rodeo Association (NPRA) recently presented the Calapooia Rodeo the award for the Most Improved Rodeo Grounds for 2004. "Along with that, they gave us a $300 check," Rodeo Committee... Full story

 
 By Ken Roberts    Sports    December 3, 2004

Belknap's boot lifts Huskies to 17-14 win over Scappoose

For The New Era Last week, Heath Belknap was hoping for a chance at a game winning field goal. Against Scappoose, he got his wish. With a minute and a half left in the game, Belknap converted a 20 yard field goal from the right hash mark to send the... Full story

 

City Council hears request to lift social gambling ban

The Sweet Home City Council is seeking more information about social gambling before considering the possibility of writing a new ordinance to allow it. Under a social gambling ordinance, local businesses may be allowed to host poker tournaments,...

 

SHEDG committee developing project ideas for next year

The Sweet Home Economic Development Group downtown revitalization committee is deciding what projects to complete next year. The committee is charged with developing revitalization projects, similar to those outlined in a plan completed by the... Full story

 

Parade will be held on Long Street only, 11 a.m.

To deal with several issues, the Christmas Parade will be held in the morning this year on Long Street only. The parade has normally been held on Long Street and Main Street, and in recent years, it has been held at night as a lighted parade. Some... Full story

 

Cougar sightings worry parent

At least one Foster School parent is still concerned about cougar sightings around the school In August and again in October. She plans to deal with it if no one else will, Karen Van Epps-Shreve said. She knows of three sightings. Her son, Tyler...

 
 By Alex Paul    News    December 3, 2004

Second phase of median strip project to

Completion of the median strip improvement project in downtown Sweet Home is expected within 30 days, members of the community's beautification committee told The New Era last week. Much of the first phase of the project was donated by local contract...

 

S.H. students to compete Sat. at LEGO challenge

Sweet Home students are competing at a LEGO robotics challenge Saturday, Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis. Student teams have worked for eight weeks to build a robot made of LEGOs, and have programmed it to... Full story

 

34th Children's Winter Festival Dec. 4

The 34th annual Children's Winter Festival will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the College Center building, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. The festival is free to all Linn and Benton... Full story

 
 By Larry Horton    News    December 3, 2004

School closure plans when bad weather hits

District 55 Supt. Families with children need workable plans dealing with bad weather school closures. A number of issues can create major disruptions and problems in normal plans and activities. Listed below are some things to consider. Always be...

 

Letters to the Editor

Enjoy Sweet Home holiday opening; don't forget the Tree Editor: With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, I extend an invitation for you to attend the many festivities planned in Sweet Home the first weekend in December. The 23rd Annual Sweet Home...

 

From Our Files

December 2, 1954 An airplane ride has saved former Husky football tackle Bill Brown. The son of Mr. and Mrs. James Fields of Crawfordsville was stricken with appendicitis while at Medford Saturday. He was given three hours to live unless he could be...

 

Add TV to ban on vice

Ban TV! That's my new goal. Rep. Jeff Kropf, Rep. Phil Barnhart, Sen. Bill Morrissette and Sen. Roger Beyer, I implore you to work on some legislation this next session to eliminate the evil TV from Oregonian homes. I ask the same thing of the City... Full story

 

Beware holiday donation plans

We certainly don?t wish to sound Scrooge-like when we say all of us should be careful this holiday season, when choosing a needy charity to support. An article in Sunday?s Oregonian points out the pitfalls of sending cash to some well-known charities... Full story

 

The Mail Box

Holiday mailing tips: 1. Do not use string. 2. Do not reuse boxes that previously contained aerosol cans or any hazardous material. 3. Over fill the container if you are using expanded foam peanuts or popcorn. When you close the box the filler will... Full story

 

Family seeks help for S.H. man who needs kidney transplant

John Picco and his wife, Sandie, are asking for help raising money for a kidney and pancreas transplant. They must raise $50,000 to even be placed on the transplant list. The transplant itself will be 80 percent covered by Medicare, but Picco must...

 

Volunteer of the Week

Shannon Thayer Shannon Thayer of Ridgeway Road volunteers at her daughters school. She worked on two fund-raising efforts this year. Proceeds from one during the summer went to help build an elevator... Full story

 

Obituaries

William Bauer Sept. 14, 1991-Nov. 23, 2004 William "Bill" Bauer, 93, of Albany died on Monday, Nov. 23, 2004 at Aidan Healthcare of Albany. He was born on Sept. 14, 1911 in Homestead, Mont., the son of Fredrick and Eliza (Martell) Bauer. He worked...

 

School Lunch Menus

Elementary Dec. 1: Bean and cheese burritoes or hot dogs. Dec. 2: Cheese sticks or chicken enchilada. Dec. 3: Dog-Gone Chicken or pizza sticks. Dec. 6: No school. Dec. 7: Ham and cheese deli or teriyaki dippers Junior High Dec. 1: Bean and cheese... Full story

 

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