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Articles from the December 19, 2007 edition

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Boys strong first in swim invitational; girls second by a point

The Sweet Home boys got off to a good start in their first scoring swim meet and never let up, outscoring second-place Philomath 116-77 at the Sweet Home Invitational Friday at home. It was the girls...

 

Wrestlers edged by Cascade, sweep at Cottage Grove

The Sweet Home wrestlers got in a lot of work – and saw some success¬≠ in last week, with the eight-team Cascade Tournament Friday followed by the four-team Lane Tournament at Cottage... Full story

 

Sisters slips by girls

The Husky girls basketball team just missed notching a win against Sisters Friday night at home. They lost 39-35 after a tight contest. The two teams were tied 8-8 at the end of the first quarter. At...

 

A very special winter formal

Nick Wilson and his longtime girlfriend, Tina King, right, enjoy the moment during a bit of slow dancing that was part of Sunshine Industries' Winter Formal Saturday night at the Senior Center....

 

Marist, Sisters top cagers; Huskies beat Gladstone

Running a tough gauntlet last week, the Husky boys basketball team lost 73-61 hosting Marist and 59-42 at Sisters but finished with a 52-38 win at home with Gladstone. "The week in general, we're not...

 
 By Larry Horton    News    December 19, 2007

District, parents need to be ready for foul weather

District 55 School Superintendent 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...

 

Christmas Tree concert wonderful

Editor: Recently, I had the pleasure of attending Sweet Home's Singing Christmas Tree. It was wonderful. From the time I entered the auditorium, I felt so good. The music playing, the fragrance of the Christmas tree and the beautiful lighting –... Full story

 

Thanks,Christmas Tree singers

Editor: Once again, the Singing Christmas Tree has given us a thrilling beginning to our Christmas time. What a joy to hear, "O, Come Emmanuel," "Little Drummer Boy" (who sang at the manger and then baby Jesus smiled, and the very moving song,...

 

Response to need ‘gratifying'

Editor: This is an open letter of thank you to the citizens of Sweet Home and the local vicinity. In October The New Era reported and editorialized about SHEM's "time of need." The response from individuals and churches has been gratifying. Not only...

 

From Our Files

December 19, 1957 Officials of the local chamber of commerce were somewhat puzzled this week over a letter, accompanying a holiday greeting card, which mildly took them to task -- in Swedish dialect -- and concluded with the statement that the writer...

 

How to really have holiday fun

I had intended this week to write a scathing column on the ban on the phrase "Ho Ho Ho" that an Australian mall (and, I've heard but have been unable to confirm, one in Eugene) has put on its Santa Claus performers because it could be considered...

 

As holidays approach, local taxi stands by

Of The New Era Nine months into his stint as Sweet Home's only taxi operator, Michael Brown says it's been a little bit of a rough road. Brown started the taxi business in March, mainly because he sai...

 

Maxon Trent

March 19, 1929-Dec. 7, 2007 Maxon William Trent, 78, of Prineville died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 at Ochoco Care Center. He was born in Richmond on March 19, 1929 to Oliver and Hester (Brooks) Trent. He married Tillie Huntley in Washington on March... Full story

 

Jerrene Hyde

Aug. 27, 1926 – Dec. 12, 2007 Jerrene Ethle Hyde, 81, of Sweet Home died Dec.12, 2007. She was born Aug. 27, 1926 in Seattle, Wash., to Florence and Herman Holm. She graduated from King County...

 

Janice Mason

Oct. 1, 1937 – Dec. 14, 2007 Janice Sue "Umpy" Mason, 70, of Sweet Home died Dec. 14, 2007. She was born Oct. 1, 1937 in Springfield, Mo., to Jesse and Lena Mae (Knott) Comer, the youngest of 11 children. She lived in Scio for many years as a ch...

 

Cletus Ray

July 18, 1922 – Dec. 14, 2007 Cletus E. "Joe" Ray, 85, of Brownsville, died Dec. 14, 2007 He was born July 18, 1922 in Lebanon to Victor E. and Georgann (Clem) Ray. Mr. Ray was an Army paratrooper and served in World War II. He married Helen... Full story

 

Ruben Stepper

June 11, 1927 – Dec. 8, 2007 Ruben Stepper, 80, died Dec. 8, 2007 while visiting in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born in North Dakota to John and Martha (Kerkenberg) Stepper, the second of 14 children....

 

Glen Segler

March 28, 1932 – Dec. 8, 2007 Glen Thomas Segler, 75, of Sweet Home died Dec. 8, 2007. He was born in Blackwell, Okla. to William Thomas and Effie Odessa (Goble) Segler. He lived in Whittier and... Full story

 

Robert Stone

June 21, 1913-Dec. 7, 2007 Robert (Bob) Foster Stone, 94, died on Dec. 7, 2007. He was born to Robert Ray and Martha (Foster) Stone in Rockford, Ill. His father died when he was 7. His family moved...

 

Photo flop gets local family on TV show

Of The New Era Jody Garber and her family are "huge" fans of the Ellen Degeneres Show and Garber has occasionally e-mailed photos to the show in response to the "Be Part of the Show" feature on...

 

Meet the Sweet Home Rodeo Court: Cera Kem

Cera Kem, 17, is the daughter of David and Kellie Kem. She has one older sister, Heather. She was born in Blythe, Calif., and has lived in Sweet Home for about 12 years. She is a senior at Sweet Home...

 

Skits dramatize warning: Beware of strangers

Of The New Era This message has been brought to you by your local high school drama students: Beware of strangers. The age-old adage of "Be aware of stranger danger" was the topic of a series of...

 

Santiam River project gets 3-year extension

Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council agreed Dec. 11 to extend a development agreement with Santiam River Development Company. The agreement required Santiam River Development to begin development of the project within three years, City Manager...

 

OSU Extension asks for special tax district

Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council approved a resolution on Dec. 11 authorizing the OSU Extension Service to form a taxing district in Linn County and impose a property tax of 7 cents per $1,000 of valuation on Sweet Home. The tax would...

 

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