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The - February 20, 2008 Page 3 / ROUND Squarenaders to celebrate 50th Sweet Home Squarenaders will hold a 50th Birthday Square Dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Oak Heights School Gymnasium. Square dance caller will be Jim Voll, while Joyce Voll will cue round dances. Birthday cake, ice cream, pie and goodies served. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for youths. Square dancers and all former Sweet Home Squarenaders are invited to the event. A hearing enhancement system is available. For information, call (541) 451-3480 or (541) 466-5536. Seminar for chronically ill Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital will present a free "Living Well with Chronic Condition Wrrkshop" beginning Thurs- day, Feb. 21, and running on consecutive Thursdays for six weeks from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in conference room F at SLCH. Sessions are geared toward adults who have one or more chronic conditions such as (but not limited to) diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Adult family members and support people are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. For more information or, to pre- register, please call Carole Kment at 451-6466 or e-mail ckment@ samhealth.org. 'Skyscraper' on stage in Corvallis Willamette STAGE Company, Oregon's newest live theatre organization, continues its inaugural season Feb. 22 with a pro- duction of Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner'David Auburn's "Skyscraper" in the Black Box theatre at Corvallis High School. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Feb. 22,28, 29, and March 1, and at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 23,24 and March 2. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and are available online at www.wil- lamettestage.org. Those without Internet access may call the theatre box office line at (541) 368-7092. Bridal show this Sunday The fourth annual Lebanon Bridal Show will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Santiam Place Wedding and Event Hall at 139 Main St. in Lebanon: A variety of vendors will exhibit their businesses. Admission is free and door prizes will be given away during the event. Free movie for seniors "African Queen," starring Humphrey Bogart, will be screened at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Sweet Home Senior Center. The movie is free. Free popcorn will be available or bring snacks to share. For information, call 367-4775. Free well water testing The city of Waterloo and OSU Linn County Extension Service are hosting a free nitrate screening event on Thursday, Feb. 21, from noon to 5:30 p.m. For a free nitrate screening of your drinking water, please bring approximately a cup of wellwater in a clean container. The event will be at 31140 First St. in Waterloo. For more information, contact Chrissy at (541) 766-3556 or e-mail well.water@ oregonstate.edu Gospel concert Saturday A gospel concert will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Sweet Home Church of Christ at 18th and Long. Artists include The Wilsons, a gospel group, and The Trammels and Co who will perform country gospel. For more information, call (541) 367-3124. Sheriff to hold Citizens Academy The 22nd class of the Linn County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy will begin March 4 and run through May 13. Participants will receive more than 30 hours of interesting training designed to provide awareness and understanding of po- lice procedures and conduct. The training is presented as lectures, ~temonstrations and hands-on experiences. The academy is free of charge and open to any Linn County resident. Classes are held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Applications may be obtained at the Sheriff's office, by visit- ing www.linnsheriff.org or by calling (541) 259-6126.or (541) 258-6940. Applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 22. LCH Auxiliary offers.scholarships Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital (SLCH) Auxiliary scholarship applications are available to students who have a fam- ily home in East Linn County and who are currently enrolled in a program awarding a degree in a medical health field. Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in March. Students must be attending classes in their program at the time of scholar- ship application. Applications are available at the SLCH Volunteer Services office or by calling 451-7062. Deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 25. To submit information about an upcoming event for inclusion in /~ROUNI) TOWN, send an e-mail or letter that includes the five W's (What's happening, when it's happening, where, why, and who's in- volved) and the H (how much). Events that are free or are non-profit will get first priority. Remember that the newspaper is delivered on Wednes- days, so time submtssions accordingly. The deadline for submissions is noon on the Thursday prior to publication. Send your information to news@sweethomenews.com or mail it to Editor, The New Era, P.O. Box 39. Sweet Home, OR 97386. You are welcome to call to make sure your information has arrived, but it must be submitted in writing. ,ecruiter seeking to build chamber membership By Scott Swanson said." Of The New Era Lerena Ruby, a chamber bo~ard When Colleen Polk moved to member and owner of the Seam- Sweet Home in 2005, she knew where ingly Creative fabric store, said the she was going, board decided to hire someone to "After living in Ventura Coun- help Erickson because Ruby, who ty (Calif.) all my life, I wanted a chaired the Membership Commit:tee, change," she said. didn't have the time to recruit new She spent several months pulling members, since she works full-time up chamber of commerce sites on the in her store. Internet, researching communities She said Polk gives the chamber "from Texas to North Carolina." The a face in the community that ErJick- one she ended up being drawn to was son, who staffs the office, along v ith Sweet Home. help from volunteers, can't proviide. "I knew this is where I wanted to "The chamber has a physiical be, no question about it," Polk said. "I presence with her out there," Rtuby fell in love with this citY the moment said. "She's not in the office all the I drove through town and I wanted to time. She's out so people can see her be part of the community." and know the chamber is here. Pe(ople Polk, 48, has been hired as mem- are saying things like 'Oh, is the;re a ber representative,responsible for re- chamber? Who's Carlee (Erickson)? cruiting new members to the chamber. "I think the physical presence She'll work about 20 hours a month, is important. And she hasn't e;ven Polk started at the chamber, been there amonthand she's already shortly after she arrived, as a volun- brought in several new members~." teer for about 10 months, she said. Polk said her goal is to "brin the She had to leave Sweet Home to care business leaders of our commumity for a friend who was ill, but was ready and our sister city, Lebanon, togetther, to "take part in the community again" because we do most of our shoplPing when she returne& and other errands there." In her first two weeks she has She said she's "excited" atbout signed up three businesses to join the the new businesses that have sprrung organization, she said. up recently. "I'm so happy to be back at the Polk is unmarried and has a ~son, Photo by Scott Swanson Chamber of Commerce and I'm ex, Ryan, who lives in the Seattle arrea. Colleen Polk is the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce's new membership tremely excited to work with (Cham- "I'm an empty-nester," she representative, responsible for staying in touch with existing members and ber Director) Carlene Erickson," Polk said. recruiting new ones. Family Resource Fair March 8 The 25th Annual Family Re- dren, choosing books for children source Fair is scheduled for Sat- of different ages, and how parents urday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to can help their beginning readers 2:30 p.m. in the LBCC Commons, as well as older children who are second floor College Center, 6500 reluctant readers. Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Local agencies and instittu- This year's theme is literacy, tions will provide informatio3n Keynote speaker Renae Arnold. about their services at resroucce Multnomah County Library Early booths. This year there is a speciial Literacy program director, will workshop on safety and confliict speak on"Why Reading With Your avoidance, taught by Aurora Matr- Kids Will Change Their Lives For- tial Arts. for six to 10-year-olds ever," focusing on the relationship attending child-care. aspects of reading with one's child. Registration is $1 for adults. with emphases on the social and Child-care for children six montlhs emotional development that occurs to 10 years is $2 per child amd in that activity, lunch is $3.50. Families may brimg More than 25 workshops will their own sack lunches. Preregiis- be offered on a variety of parenting tration is required by March 4 ffor and literacy topics including picky childcare and lunch. eaters, baby massage, learning dis- For more information, corn- abilities,couples' communication, tact LBCC Family Resources at getting out of power struggles, 917-4897. For information on tthe step-parenting, appropriate disci- workshops or to download f.he pline, parents' self-care, develop- . preregistration form, visit ww, w. ing literacy skills in young chil- linnbenton.edu/familyresourcem. ELCA anounces fall honor ro,ll East Linn Christian Academy students named to the honor roll: 12th Grade: 4.0 -Tina Mathai, Luke Miner, Joanna Peterson. 3.5- 3.99- Marshall Baker, Lauren Beegh- ly, Shauna Detweiler, Katheryn Ellis, Caleb Goins, Hannah Patton, Chris- tian Pessel. Amy Renfro. 11th Grade: 4.0- Barrett Dowd- ing, Natalie Grove, Katie McAli- ster, Nathan Micklewright, Morgan Powell. Logan Van Essen. 3.5-3.99 - Megan Cummins, Elijah Engwall. Cory Hochstetler, Abigail Koos, Cal- lie Sowers, Jonathan Whitehead. 10t~ Grade: 4.0- Maurisa Bates. Danae Cowan, Brianna Ellis. Ashley Hartl, Abigail Joiner, Kyle Knox, Ross Latimer, Joseph Miner. Me- lissa Radke. 3.5-3.99 - Holly Baker, Jayden Bontrager, Heather Briggs, Keith Clark, Rachel Gingerich, Ja- cob Glender, Megan Knox, Allerey Moffet, Jerred Nelson. Andrew Pitts, Lauren Stutzman, Katelyn Tracy, Hannah Whitehead. 9th Grade: 4.0 - Briana Cowan, Whitley Garber, Alyssa Gerig, Laura Grove, Megan Kolling, Rebekah Lehman, Katelin Renfro. Lisl Ruck- ert, Madeline Tyler, Brenna Van Essen, Simon Villeneuve. 3.5-3.99 - Hannah Babcock, Haley Grove, Parker Hill, Kate Libra, Kortney Meyers, Anthony Miller, Alissandra Wittrig. 8th Grade: 4.0 - Tonn Cummins, Chamber needs sponsors for banquet tables on March 8 The Chamber of Commerce needs sponsors for tables at its annual Awards Banquet, to be held Saturday evening, March 8, at the Sweet Home High School Activities Gym. "This is the one time during the year to recognize all the volunteers in our commumty who give so much of their time and energy," said Pat Woods, one of the organizers. "We need more businesses, organiza- tions, churches, or any one willing to help out." To sponsor a table, contact the Chamber of Commerce office. Pat Woods or Billie Weber. This year's banquet theme is "Sweet Home is Green and Grow- ing." Sponsors will buy the tickets for their table, then can sell the tickets to family members, social or business acquaintances, or to other people who need tickets and have contacted the chamber. Tickets are still available for at least five tables. Woods said. On March 8. table sponsors will go to the Activities Gym and decorate their table in the theme of the banquet. "It's an easy theme to decorate. that?" Woods said. For information or to find avail- able tickets, contact the chamber at 367-6186. Weber at 367- 2487 or Woods 367-5620. Of all the stamps that have been used by the U.S. Postal Service. more have featured George Washington than any other person: so far there have been 305 with the likeness of the nation's first president. Randy Townsend, L.D. 1228 Main Street, Sweet Home Marshall Godsey. 3.5-3.99 -,~ustin Bates, Janae Bontrager, Jamess Bur- key, Kurtis Clark, Austin Goins;, Mic- ayla Knox, Ariel Koos. Katie Laatimer, Codi Shull. Kimber Swanson. 7th Grade: 4.0 - Ashley A~dams, Jake Bates, Taylor Becker, IKelsie Homer, Addie Johnson, Logam Mc- Govern, McKenna Miner. Taylor Moore, Kody Osborne. 3.5-3.99 - Kameron Clark, Maddy K~atsch. Mabinty Olson, Kendra Pelke?y. as St. Patty's day is just around the comer and what ts more green than {541) 409-2499 30 + Years Experience Your old log truck pictures to be scanned and put into book about Log Haulers of Sweet Home. Call Roger Emmert (541) 409-1982 ,I Moving? Please call our circulation ,~,~,m~ ~'~ ~ 29th ,Call 367-8969 Limited Children's Activities Available Food will be Provided Sponsored by SHEDG & City of Sweet Home.