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he T Era - January 25, 2012 Page 3 /LMaNaC ,mANY STOVES INc. Tem )eratures Forecast 541-928-4986 5eren Oregon Wood, Gas, Se w E Pellet Stoves Sales & Service Sweeps Installations Inspections Lake Levels 805 SE 7th Albany www.albanystoves.com Almanac sponsored by Albany Stoves Inc. High Low Precip Jan. 17 37 26 .14 Jan. 18 40 32 1.03 Jan. 19 50 37 2.43 Jan. 20 53 44 .78 Jan. 21 55 40 .59 Jan. 22 52 37 .28 Jan, 23 53 32 .25 Precipitation to date: 6.36 Jan. 26, 2011:5.08 Rain through Thursday, and mostly cloudy into the week- end. Highs around 50, and lows in the 30s and 40s. Weather information courtesy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Call 367-5132 Jor updated stream flow inJbrmation. Foster Reservoir: 973.13 Green Peter Res.: 616.79 Jet$ Quiets the Waves by Otto Oix, 1960 ...As they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. And they awoke him, saying "Master, Master, we are perishingt. " Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the watdr, And they ceased, and there was a calm. LU 8: 23, 24 % VOUR COMMUNIT' i Wanted: director to lead Sin00;i.ng Z By Scan C. Morgan grants to purchase LED lights and Of The New Era the tree structure, she said. "Help wanted: no pay, long "I will miss your joking, your hours, little recognition - Dream obstinancy and your glee at a good Job." altercation or debate," Olson said. That's how Sweet Home Sing- "I will miss you. Your presence will ing Christmas Tree Board Chair- be greatly missed when the choir woman Sue Olson is marketing the begins rehearsals in September. We group's open musical director posi- all wish you well in whatever comes tion. your way. Enjoy time with your Musical Director David Domi- family." ny resigned last week to focus more The board has started its search of his time on his family, and the for a new director, Olson sal. She choir's board is seeking a new di- has put out feelers to several music rector, educators throughout the area, and Dominy has been involved with she has talked to the band direc- the tree in many capacities for more tor at Oregon State University and than 20 years. He has been director the music director at Linn-Benton File photo by Scan C. Morgan Community College. She's also terfr PaulabutRowtonfiVe yearS,resigned.taking over af- DavidsingingDOminY,christmasright,TreePerformSshow. with his son Titus during last December's put out notices through Facebook "While I have thoroughly en- groups. joyed the many duties associated busy." Olson accepted his resignation Some of the educators have with the position of musical' direc- He noted that he missed a va- unwillingly, with a heavy heart, she gotten back to her and let her know tor, it has not gone without sacri- riety of activities with his children said in a letter back to Dominy. "I they're putting word out, Olson rice," Dominy said in his letter to to attend Singing Christmas Tree re- watched your directing talent evolve said. "If we could get somebody by the board. "My family has support- hearsals, and he said he would like until this past year, your last with us, March, that would be ideal." ed me 100 percent through my time to be involved as his two youngest as it blossomed and you became a The board will set the theme in the tree and has endured through children begin getting involved in very proficient director. I wonder if next month, she said, and if a new many years where Christmas time extracurricular activities. I will ever find another director with director is in place by March, he or was eclipsed by the tree. "This decision was a hard one whom I can relate so well." she could help choose the music. "This past year, it became pain- to make and took lots of prayer and She cherished the early years The director also sets the prac- fully evident that due to the time, many conversations with my fam- when they communicated for so money and demand associated with ily," Dominy said. "I pray that you many hours at a time online, O1- the position, my family had taken are able to find a successor in a short son said. "Without your working so a backseat to the tree. Weighing in period of time: Thank you for allow- dedicatedly with me, the tree may the activities of four children with ing me to the opportunity to lead not have received the 501(C)3 IRS the activities of everyday life shows such a wonderful group of people in standing that opened up so many fi- that life during the fall and during creating a wonderful gift to the Wil- nancial opportunities." the holiday season has gotten too lamette Valley." The tree was able to obtain / Deaths From page 2 She was born April 10, 1925 in Spokane, Wash., to Lester and Mary Miller, one of five children. She married Loyd Elmer Pickett on June 13, 1946 and soon af- terward moved to Sweet Home. Together, the Picketts raised four children, cared for several foster children and ran a local logging company. Mrs. Pickett was very active in the community, but her greatest joy was any activity involving her grandchildren and great-grand- children. Her Belgian waffles were the highlight of every camp- Free Pregnancy Tests  367,2447 1344 Main St. Open Mon. &Wed. 12-5 www.possiblyp reg na nt.org ing trip. She was involved in Eastern Star and volunteered with the lo- cal Meals on Wheels program. She is survived by daughters Doris Lawrence of Sweet Home and Lucinda Bartok of San Diego, Calif.; sons Robert (Bob) Pickett and Michael Pickett; 11 grandchil- dren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Loyd; daughter Victoria; and great-granddaughter Daisy Stafford. Death Notices David Bruce Adams, 56, of Sweet Home died Jan. 21, 2012. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www. sweethomefuneral.com. Henry James Yeager, 51, of Sweet Home died Jan. 22, 2012. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. For updated information, visit www. sweethomefuneral.com. ECONOMY ristmas Tree tice schedule, Olson said. In addition to a director, the tree can always use new singers, Olson said, and she urges singers to join. "I love Christmas, and I love singing the Christmas music," O1- son said. The tree appeals to both the secular and religious facets of Christmas. "It fills everyone's needs." For information or to get in- volved, call Olson at (541) 367- 4639. People can also contact' any of the board members, including Sherry Johnston, Kari Bennett and Kathy Burnett. 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