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:le N 'ira - February 1,2012 Page 3 LMANAC ,LsANV STOVES t.c. Temperatures Forecast 541-928-4986 5c!n d Oregon Sweeps Almanac sponsored by Albany Stoves Inc. High Low Pmcip Jan. 24 52 38 .12 Jan. 25 54 48 1.60 Jan. 26 55 45 .57 Jan. 27 55 29 .18 Jan. 28 47 24 .00 Jan. 29 56 26 .00 Jan. 30 51 40 .60 Lake Levels Precipitationto date:9.43 Feb. 2,2011:5.08 Sunny or mostly sunny after a few possible showers Wednes- day. Highs in the 50s. Lows in the 30s. Weather information courteay of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Call 367-5132 for updated stream flow information. Foster Reservoir: 615.92 Green Peter Res.: 972.98 : : ...There met him two demon-possessed men, /',  "x coming out of the tombs, exceedm 'g 1 yfi erce, .. so that no one could pass that }:  way. Andsuddenly theycried  I out' saying "What have we to  J do with You, ]esus, You Son of . God? Have You come here to i  torment us before the time? Jesus Heatinq the Possessed by Otto Dix,1960 P' Ve\\;qTHEW 8:28.29 VOUR COMMLJNITV Philomath equestrian honored for local volunteer efforts Philomath resident Joel Starr has been selected as the U.S. Forest Service's Region 6 Individual Volun- teer of the Year, one of the agency's highest awards for people that con- tribute service to public lands. In 2011 Starr worked on a va- riety of volunteer projects for the Willamette, Deschutes, Siuslaw and Mt. Hood National Forests. His con- tributions to public lands in west- ern Oregon span over 10 years. He currently serves as the trail boss for Mid-Valley Oregon Equestrian Trails (OET), and is a member of the Pa- cific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) and Back Country Horseman of Or- egon (BCHO). Forest Service officials say OET Chapter members often comment on Twin Oaks By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Avamere Twin Oaks of Sweet Home and Signature Hospice of Eu- gene will host a general memorial service on Feb. 12 for a staff member and residents who died last year. Twin Oaks, located on Nandira Street, is a health and rehabilitation center for seniors. Signature Hospice receives referrals for potential hos- pice care from Twin Oaks. Stephen Dietrich, Signature's spiritual care coordinator, will pre- side over the memorial service. The service begins at 2 p.m. at the Jim Riggs Community Center. Commu- nity Center doors open at 1:30 p.m. "What this stems from, Twin Oaks actually had a staff member the inspirational role that Starr plays through his work ethic and by en- couraging new volunteers to get in- volved. Starr's contributions include leading a group of volunteers to de- construct a rotting bridge on the Lit- tle North Fork Trail, rebuilding five horse corrals at Sevenmile Horse Camp, and clearing over 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. His handi- work is also evident on the Santiam Wagon Road and countless other trails throughout the Willamette Na- tional Forest. "Joel's outstanding attitude and diverse skills make him an extremely valuable resource," said Brad Peter- son, Wilderness and Trails Manager for the Detroit and Sweet Home plans they lost last year," said Holleigh Cain, Signature's bereavement coor- dinator. "It was hard on the staff, and it was hard on the residents." Along the way, the care facility also lost residents, Cain said. That's difficult on staff members too, be- cause they work with them day in and day out. At the memorial, the staff, along with family members, can honor the residents they've lost, Cain said. ,'It gives them an opportunity to connect with the family members. There's several different reasons this came about." Formal invitations have been Sent to family members, Cain said, but it's open to community members who knew Twin Oaks residents. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service Joel Starr directs proceedings as trail boss at a National Forest site. Ranger Districts. "He finds the proj- ects, recruits the volunteers, and gets high quality work done safely." Starr also carries a distinguish- special memorial service Twin Oaks Director of Nursing Services Becky Wilson and Admin- istrator John Buckley have been the driving force behind the memorial service. The service is one part of a bigger process, Cain said. Twin Oaks and Signature would like to offer support to families and others af- fected by grief. For more information about be- reavement support or help in finding a support group, call local hoSpice providers or contact Signature at (541) 689-3508. ing title; he is one of a select few volunteers who work with National Forests in Oregon and Washington who can certify other volunteers to use chainsaws and crosscut saws. Saw certifiers must demonstrate proficiency in the use of saws, have a comprehensive understanding of how to work safely in the woods, and Calhoon, RPH be able to provide effective training for others. In 2011 Starr organized and ran the crosscut saw certification portion of the Trail Skills College for the High Cascades Forest Volun- teers. "Volunteers are such an asset to the Forest Service, and we're pleased that Joel has been recognized at the regional level," said Cindy Glick, district ranger for the Sweet Home Ranger District. JOIN THE FUN AT YOU SkY/EET HOME SENIOI00 CENTEI00 "Open Housd I =,, For Adult Seniors Saturday February .th. 20t2 Handicap Transportation 10am-3em *Available Upon Request MakeR ..... tionsByFeb ,. Complimentary breakfast at 11:00 (FXmCdS. ham. scr&nbbd eggs & coHee) LOOK WHAT kY/E HAVE TO OFFEI00: Pool & Brlclqe Tournaments, Dominoes, Door Prizes-, Pinochle, Exercise Classes, "vi Demonstration, CPR demo, Quilting, M/ood Carvers, Art M/ork & Computer nuts BBO ruth Ave.. (5001) E3'zEI00tb SEElb 10# $4.99 25# $9.99 50# $16.99 ECONOMY DRUGS Man.- Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 367-6777 Located inside Thriftway 00SWEET 0000HO]00dE  OFCOMMERCE Nominations are now being accepted at the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce for the 68th Annual Awards Banquet. Applications for the citizen awards are now available at the Chamber Office, located at 1575 Main St. in downtown Sweet Home. The application deadline is Saturday, February 18, 2012. VIP AWARD These awards are open to persons, male or female, that are 18 and over. They should be a resident or worker within the area serviced by Sweet Home School District #55. Their service should include one or more acts of volunteerism for the community, and completed within the last calendar year (though you are welcomed to list previous years' accomplish- ments). WOMAN OF THE YEAR These awards are based upon current religious, charitable, and/or yQuth activity community service. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR! The public is invited to nominate their top choice for the Business of The Year Award. Please stop by the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce office for a nomination form. "Fabulous Fifties" 68th Annual Awards Banquet Saturday, March 3, 2012 Sweet Home High School JUNIOR - FIRST CITIZEN These awards are for persons between 18 and 40 years old, who have served the community for at least 12-18 months. This is open to qualified persons within the area serviced by Sweet Home School District #55 area. FIRST CITIZEN This award is for persons over 40 years of age, who have provided approximately five years of active community service. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD This award is reserved for persons over 55 years of age with a proven track record of community service. Contact the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce to Sponsor a table at the banquet and get your tickets! (541) 367-6186 J info@sweethomechamber.com