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1t T, r, - February 15, 2012 Page 3 /LMaNaC ILLUSTRATED BIBLE 00Le00NY STOVEs I.. Temperatures Forecast 541-928-4986 5er,ng Ore' Wood, Gas, Since 1984  Pellet Stoves Sales 8: Service Sweeps Installations t Inspections Lake Levels 805 SE 7th Albany www.albanystoves.com Almanac sponsored by Albany Stoves Inc. High Low Precip Feb. 7 57 25 .00 Feb. 8 56 40 .12 Feb. 9 51 48 .52 Feb. 10 58 48 .00 Feb. 11 58 43 .51 Feb. 12 54 36 .00 Feb. 13 55 38 .15 Precipitation to date: 10.96 Feb. 9, 2011:5.13 Mostly cloudy. Showers next week. Highs around 50. Lows around 40. Weather information courtesy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Call 367-5132 for updated stream flow information Foster Reservoir: 619.1 Green Peter Res.: 938.9 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, "Come, see a man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?" JOHN 4: 28, 29 7 VOUR COhtMUNITV Wanna grow something? T]'y Strawberry Park By Scan C. Morgan Of The New Era The city of Sweet Home has granted the use of Strawberry Park to Bob Duce and a group of volun- teers for a community garden. Duce started looking for piece of land to use as a community gar- den last year. "Nothing ever materialized," Duce said, and then he said some- thing to Alice Grovom, a longtime leader in the city's beautification effort. She connected him to Gall McCammon and Beth Liegel, and they went to work getting the gar- den going. Their mission is "to provide gardening space to homeowners or apartment dwellers who do not have access to gardening facili- ties," Duce said. Grovom and Gary Fessler are serving in a sort of consultant role, Duce said. "It kind of took Alice to put it all together, to get some volunteers. Our main thing is we want to get more people in- volved." "If anyone has experience with a community garden, that would be absolutely lovely," Mc- Cammon said. The group is developing guidelines based on examples from other communities, he said. They will involve a fee of some kind, but the group doesn't know what expenses it may have yet, such as insurance and water. The garden will be divided into plots, which will be tended and harvested by individuals par- ticipating in the garden, Duce said. Members also will share garden- wide work. "It's an exploding concept," McCammon said. "There used to be few community gardens." But it's getting popular in communities all over the place, she said, adding that most people don't have the soil quality they need to grow a garden. The community garden will have the necessary soil, Duce said, although the group may need tO haul it in. The city offered the group two choices, Clover Park, located off Highway 20, and Strawberry Park, located at the north end of Westwood Lane. "We've been working with them," said Community Develop- ment Director Carol Lewis. "We' re still working out a few details." Among those are insurance and water, she said. The park has a sprinkler system, but it is nev- er used. The park is wet, and the grass stays green throughout most of the year. Clover was more exposed, and the garden would impact the aesthetics of the park, Duce said, so the group and city settled on Strawberry. The garden will be located on the south side of the park, in a cen- I00IRTllS Photo by Scan C. Morgan Bob Duce and Gall McCammon look over maps and information about Strawberry Park, which they plan to use to create a community garden. The garden is open to anyone who doesn't have land to use for garden space. tral area or closer to the east edge. "We want to maintain some distance from the houses," Lewis said. "It seemed like a logical, good use for a piece of grass that gets little use." The park has two pieces of playground equipment along with benches and tables, she said, but park use there is relatively low. The park is not as visible to pass- ers-by as others in the city. "As we try to increase use in that park, it seemed a logical way," she said. Parents can tend their gardens while their children play. "Over the years, we've had (community gardens) come up a number of times," Lewis said, and the city has looked at Northside Park, but that park is well-used and busy. Neither McCammon nor Duce have participated in a community garden before, but McCammon has been involved in the Garden Club for 20 years. Duce operates a lawn service in Sweet Home, and he dabbled in gardening while liv- ing in Brownsville. Liegel has had experience with a community gar- den in Corvallis. Contact Duce at (541) 401- 0655 or McCammon at (541) 367-8987 for more information, to join the community garden or to donate. Needed donations may include fencing and soil. Dec. 24: Carson Philip Baker, born to Ryan Nicholas and Heather Lynn Baker of Sweet Home at 12:33 a.m. at the Growing Family Birth Center in Lebanon. He weighed 8 pounds. Maternal grandparents are Phil and Jan Wroblicky of Corvallis. Paternal grandparents are Jon and Linda Baker of Sweet Home. Maternal great-grandparents are Emil and Alice Wroblicky of Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Em- myLou Johnson of Portland. Paternal great-grandparent is Pat Baker of Albiny. re order for dessert and :oncertbefoleFeb22nd When: Tuesday, Feb. 28th $10 7:00-8:30 pm Where" SHHS Cafeteria Tickets for sale from music student.  Limited seating for & at The New Era concert only - $5 a door i, i Mowng? + Ph'as' dl,ur draduti.n + ]+,]).tt'tttt!q]t +it + I ,,, -r 9,:++ + ; (7 l) ...... : = ,) :-. 1,30 " Dec. 9: Olivia Rene Kem- per, born to Alice Davis and Steph- an Kemper of Sweet Home at 4:21 a.m. at Samaritan Lebanon Com- munity Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11.8 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Karen Davis of Sweet Home. Paternal grandparents are Tit- fany Peck of Albany and Jaime Kemper of Duvall, Wash. Maternal great-grandparents are Alice Anderson and Dewey Parks of Sweet Home. Paternal great-grandparents are Barb and Mike Kennedy of Albany. Olivia joins a big brother, Dawson Lovell Kemper, age 28 months. Calhoon, RPH ECONOMY DRUGS Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 367-6777 00cated inside Thriftway ,"+:.A-A,- /;+Jl'- (+--,." .... #, , ,+..../. .{7//f., +. /Y/_Jg&Jg @ + ' .............. L% "  - ,[ A FUND RAISING EVEbI'[" FOR SHHS BAND & CHOIR You are cordially invited to join us for an elegant evening of marvelous music and delectable desserts. Musical selection performed by: * SHHS Symphonic Choir SHHS Jazz Band SHHS Concert Band Proceeds go directly to the SHHS Music Dept. - we Thank You for your support!