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February 20, 2008 VouR COblMUNITV Page 5 |, By Seen C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District promoted and recognized six firefighters and paramedics Friday night at its first promotion ceremony. Receiving recognition and pro- motions were Josh Marvin, George Virtue, Casey Topp, Devon Bowen, Shannon Pettner and Jared Huen- ergardt. Huenergardt was recognized as anew staff paramedic-firefighter. Virtue,"a volunteer, was pro- moted to lieutenant. Bowen, a paramedic, was pro- moted to lieutenant. Pettner was promoted to battal- ion chief, succeeding Dave Barrin- ger, who took a position with Albany Fire Department. Topp, a resident volunteer, re- ceived recognition for completing his EMT basic certification. Marvin was promoted to AIC (acting in capacity) lieutenant. They're good at their work, Fire Chief Mike Beaver said of the six, and "they're good human beings." Virtue will have eight years with the department under his belt in May, Beaver said. "He's done a good job for us. He's an excellent engineer and firefighter." He's a natural leader and com- mands the respect of his colleagues, and they trust his judgment, Beaver said. He is active in many areas of the department, serving on the ap- paratus committee and volunteer association activities. "Huenergardt started here as a volunteer firefighter and got into our intern medic program." Beaver said. He has been working at Woodburn Ambulance, but returned to Sweet Home. where he grew up. to take the Photos by Seen C. Morgan Fire Chief Mike Beaver pins a badge to Jared Huenergardt's new uniform. Huenergardt is the fire depat?tment's newest paramedic-firefighter. ver said. He is a tireless worker and an excellent firefighter-medic. "He came to us with a lot of specialized rescue training," Beaver said. "He's one of those go-to guys. If you need something done. he'll do and do it right the first time." Pettner has been with the de- partment for six years, Beaver said. She came to the department via Chemeketa Community College in Salem as an intem. "After she completed that and became certified, she actually was hired by Polk County fire depart- ment." Beaver said. "She kept up with us." Pettner came down and helped out with the Oregon Jamboree one year. he said. When Sweet Home had an opening, she applied for the job. Marvin has been a volunteer for almost four years and was an intern medic for two years. He is now serving as an intern medic for the second time. he said He is Topp, a 2007 Sweet Home High School graduate, joined the department July 1 as part of the new resident volunteer program. He is attending Linn-Benton Community College and will transfer to Cheme- keta to complete his paramedic certification. "This is new for us," Beaver said of the promotion ceremony. He said he plans to hold more in the future. Other departments in the area are holding promotion ceremonies as well. Beaver said. It grew out era seminar given in December by Rick Laskey. fire chief in Louisville. Tex- as. who will "'pretty much tell you what you should be doing." Laskey visited the department earlier this year and offered tips on improving relations with the community. Beaver said Laskey is trying to promote pride and ownership, restor- ing tradition, in the fire service. "The promotion ceremony is From left are George Virtue, Shannon Pettner, Casey Topp, Jared Huenergardt, Josh Marvin and Devon Bowen, who were all recognized during Friday's promotion ceremony. Beaver said. and then becarme a fire chief in a small town in Idah(o before going to Texas. He's part of' a group of fire service historians whlo travel the country. In other business, Beawer said, the department is seeking recruits who live in Cascadia. The depart- ment pays for all the trainfing and protective clothing. "They've got a new building with fire apparatus in it," he said. "They should have some volun- teers." The department has had two paramedic-firefighter position working at Rainier Wood Products really something he stressed." volunteers in the area, Bea,ver said, Bowen has been with the de- and attending Chemeketa to finish Laskey started out a second- but it has none at this time, although artment since O t his paramedic cemficatlon p " c ober 2002, Bea- ' " ' " . generation firefighter in Chicago, one new one has applied. Sweet Home Mennonite b Church l dnl'l"ll Crawfordsville, Beaver said. The response to fires, nization that rates cities and fire de- 126644th Ave. PO Box 515 / l.d.ltl ,l}lJtlLgO 1981Western States engine atCraw- "We've had some interest al- partments based on water sutpply, fire From page I v fordsville will go to reserve status, ready," Beaver said. Old engines usu- apparatus, fire training and personnel 367-2848 A r A M E S C R E E K Pastor Pete Kauffman improving the district's insurance ally sell for around $5,000, he said. numbers. The ISO s rating determines Youth Pastor Thee Wilson The second engine replaces a rating. 'The new engines cost $360,000 the cost of commercial and reesidential TWO Sunday Morning Services 9:30 am Sunday School . 1996 Pierce, hich w s'the l st' new ' The district will- sell the old - each, Beaver said. The bond still has fire insurance throughout the nation. " 1 ' 10'45 am Morning Worship en fne ptii:dh sed by the department Cascadia engine, Beaver said. It s money to allow the district to pur- An August 2005 ISO rating @ S.30 & 0.30 " , until last year when the department useful to logging companies and chase anew tender, report indicated the district needed IAllsefflcesareSesameandil ludechilfltcfs[ (Nu6r Evned sCvh ::h) bought a new ladder truck, Beaver farmers, who can stage the engine Once the new engines go into to make some improvememts in its [ minlstflesfotallaoesJillelpretetavallabe [ -71 said. where they work for fire watch, service, sometime in the next two equipment to maintain its rating. I f0tthehndnginll il dintlle10: seNce I COPNEp 'rONE gE//nw m The 1996 Pierce will move to something that does not require rapid weeks, the department will decide The district is plannin to break 42250 Ames Creek Road a "f'o u'r"s'q~u'a re "~"h-u" "r~"h- what kind of tender it needs and order out the new gear and hostt an open 1Mile south of H .wy 20 on18th Ave Sweet Home 367 5106 it, Beaver said. The tender will cost house prior to the end of tthe school [ ww~v.communitychapeLnet'" You are welcome, just as you are / 11 obey traffic control device, parking around $280,000. year, Beaver said. The,upgr:ades are 1234 Long St, Sweet Home. 367-6161 1 1" o1112e lot across from the fire department. When the department is finished, huge for Sweet Home, he said. --: : i' .~ - 1 Services: 10 a.m. Sunday 7:45 p.m. - John Wayne Romero every station will have an upgraded Lebanon also has three new From page 2 Jr 38, arrested for driving under the engine, Beaver said, and all four will pieces of apparatus and Albany two, FIR LAWN 4:22 p.m. - Eamie Leeroy Stock- influence and cited for no license, have a water tender, which will also Beaver said. "It's good for the valley LUTHERAN CHURCH - ELCA man Jr 35, cited for no license, 1129 driving uninsured, failure to carry help improve the district s insurance here to have a!) these new pieces of -- - [ I st & Hwy. 228 367-3642 Second Ave. Vehicle impounded, proof of insurance and refusal to rating. The rating is assignd by the fire apparatus.' Worship 10:00 am Feb. 12 take breaih test, 1300 block of Main Insurance Services Office, an orga- ' We do fellowship ~ Come and see/ 1 a.m.- Luke John McColligan, Street. Cited and released. Vehicle 30, cited for speeding, Main and impounded. : Sweet Home St. Francis 22nd. 9:27 p.m. - Alexis Larayne Ten- tl United 4:48 a.m.- Daniel Lee Kellum, busch, 20, cited for driving uninsured, Episcopal 'hurch I /[ 32, arrested on Linn County warrant Meadowlark and Osage. Vehicle [I Methodist 3418tlt Ave. --3 l-31)19 "x/ /, ll for probation violation on original impounded, tl Church "Joyfully SharingourJoun,eyin s,"[ Open Hearts charge of hindering prosecution and 9:57 p.m.- Johnney Lee Baker, ' 0 en Minds [Christian Ed.-9 a.m, Worship Se~.e~.!0 a.? ~t li on Linn County warrant for probation 44, arrested on Linn County supervi- Open Doors violation on original charge of pus- sory warrant for failure to comply on 9:30 am Sunday School session of methamphetamines, 10th original charge of third-degree theft, ~ ~ tl ll:00amWorship i (54!);367~[ and Dogwood. 1762 Main St Chevron. Transported ti Free Meal - Friday 5:00 pm r ': t' II 7:33 a.m.- Scan Ivan Rano, to Linn County Jail. 16, cited for minor in possession of 11:31 p.m.- Steven Lloyd Young, 6th & Ironwood, 367-3O73 [ tobacco, 1658 Long St River of Life 44, arrested for violation of restrain- Church. ing order, 918 Second Ave. Trans- - tl BETHELLUTI-IERAN I! 12:27 p.m.- Angela Colleen ported to Linn County Jail. J Sweet rlome 11 CHURCH- LCMS II Poirier, 34, cited for following too Feb. 11 ', Evangelical il Rev. T.H. Vogel, Pastor [ closely, Main and 15th. 6:04 p.m. - Thomas Christopher ii dd Church !1 Home: 367-2600 Cell 2 0-21 -0675 II 12:53 p.m. - Nathan David Lew- Valet, 36, arrested' for first-degree -- --- I] [ 4357 II 9:OO am Bible Study It kll|l ' il lO:3O am Worship Service |i is, 15,taken into custody and charged rape, first-degree sexual abuse and l!l tl 1347 Hi ghLOngschoo, )St with fourth-degree assault, Sankey incest, 1950 Main St Sweet Home "" (Between Post Office & Park. Lodged at Linn-Benton Juve- Police Department. Transported to nile Detention Center. Linn County Jail. !] 9:30 am Wiorship Service i1 " nVS[reet'' [ 3:46 p.m. - Jeanne Leslie Perry, 8:33 p.m. - Ryan Matthew 55, cited for driving uninsured and McNabb, 16, taken into custody and t I~ Children's Church & Nursery |1 Pastor uannv Wyatt | ownedbyFIoyd&LeenaNeuschwander, previous owners, of I] ,:00 am Sunda, School II Open Door Chur'ch I failure to carry proof of insurance, charged with minor in possession of Neu-Flo Plumt?ing & Contracting. Route 20 AutO offers us,ed 2400 block of Main Street. Vehicle alcohol by consumption, disorderly auto sales; sales and installation of ,high performance and Pastor Gary Englert |l ~~flW~/~hl. | off-rood products; and sthe areas authorized Trail Gear '1 "'~:~m ~ ! impounded, conduct, two counts of harassment distributor. I!i]1 6.'30pm Wed. Bible Study . 7:21 p.m. - Callen Robert and third-degree escape, 1641 Long Floyd has a background as a mechanic and auto parts : ~ : , Hawkins, 45, cited forfailure to St Sweet Home High School. salesman, Leena hos office management experience, and !1!~ :'%:~'/' both have experience running a business in Sweet Home. !l ~ II ~~ a~r~J.t~h I[ F oyd and Leena decided to char~ge their life plan when they realized that Floyd's back could not withstand the rigors of 'make his ~ 2 .= S,~' .'" ~ II ~~h ~ AlBany Rtfle and Pistol Oub the plumbingbusiness. Leenasaystheydecidedto !! lifelong hobby of cars his daily business. I In addition to sales of ate model cars Route 20 Auto oflfers il Elm Street Baptist Church !1 ~~*~:"~ I their "Classic Corner" with vintage, special interest vehicles. ~ ~ ,assoc,at,o lRel;,rmed~,et'.tCh.rche, o)A,er"a),~eenor The Neuschwanders a so p an to increase their businesss toI ~~l/m~mm~m~l~ include more parts and accessory sales for the high per'for-~ Sunday Services: Ii r 6 mance and off-road market. " I~ Sunday School 9:45; 11:00 am, 6 pm II k I Floyd and Leena "bring to this venture the same honesty (andt{~ Prayer Meeting: Wed. 7:00 pm |1 .%~lb~. i integrity peep e are used to in our plumbing business, we are ~ . , local peoptewhobe,ieveinthephilosophyoflivehere, wvork li 1150EImSt. SweetHome 367-5883 !1 "~ I here shophere, list. Helen's Roman Catholic Church| For more nformation about Route 20 Auto, stop by the Io~t or I!j(~ I 815 5th Avem, e I COIL 541-367-AUTO (2886). ' i ;]l I Sweet Home, OR 97386 | I1' RIVER OF LIFE FELLOWSHIP ii Pastor ~:;3F67r~:nlr Rufo I Free parking, Sunday passes, 400 tables of guns Opening a new business in Sweet Home? The New Era ' " : '" " Y welcomesyouandiseagertohelpyoubesuccessful!lCall ll 1658 Long Street [i Mass Schedule I Linn County Fairgrounds Admission our advertising department at 367-2135 for more informa tion, ileal David TBUller, Pastor |l|l MondaY-saturdaySaturdaYvigil: 5:308:: 0pmam II Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (541) 979.1331 I! |1 Sunday Mass: 9:00am I 10:00 am Sunday Worship Reconciliation: Saturday- 3:30-5:00 pm I Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.