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Page 6 VouR COMMUNITV lle gra - February 20, 2008 He hasn't been able to spend the assaultss. So far this year, they have time he wants to at the elementary had 17 Jminor in possession of alcohol From page I schools, he said. Working with high charges and three assaults. school drama students, he was able to La st year, police responded to will be renewed. I'm recommending it, put together a program during Christ- schools 133 times. So far this year, but a lot depends on the budget from mas season about "stranger danger." they'vee responded to schools 132 the state." "I still have kids coming up to me times. The district used local funds along talking about stranger danger," Trahan Ex(cept with tobacco, Trahan said with some money it receives annually said. "I know it had an impact." he doe,sn't know why the statistics from the Linn-Benton-Lincoln Educa- He said he has spent a little more increas ed, whether it's because he is tion Service District to fund its half time at the junior high school, but not now wo)rking in the high school,Trahan of the position. The city used Police as much as he wants. The students said. writh tobacco, he goes out and he Department funds, there do know who he is. finds it He speculates that the increase Trahan gave a report to the School "I have fun. I think,', Trahan said. in alcothol and assault charges may be Board on Feb. 11. "I'm making a difference." becaus e he is there and available. "When I first accepted this posi- "If anything, it was a construc-" We have definitely this year had tion, I knew I'd have to come and talk rive criticism," Burford said of his anincr ase in expulsions," Horton said. to you guys," Trahan said. "I envi- meeting with district officials. "The "I thinkk what is happening, in part, is signed talking about arrests assaults jttnior high and grade schools would becausee we now have an SRO. What and tobacco. As I started interacting like to see him more. Internally, we'll seems tto be happening are kids are tell- with these kids, I knew it was no longer be trying to look at ways where we ing eithler the SRO or administrators if about that. can just schedule time for John to be there are drugs, alcohol, knives, those He still must deal with those kinds in those schools - knowing, however, kinds off things, are in the school." of things, he said, but the position that things happen." The district has had 16 expulsions is so much more than that, he said. Horton said he thinks it will be so far tlhis year, Horton said. Last year, Sometimes it's a father-figure-type easier to expand Trahan's role at the all year, it had 26. job. Sometimes he's a counselor, grade schools, now that he has got A large percentage of the expul- Sometimes it's being a police officer, the job responsibilities of the position signs tlhis year are the result of a stu- "but most of the time, it's just being figured out. dent re',porting illegal activity, Horton their friend." In the 2006-07 school year, police said. Trahan promised the elemen- wrote seven citations for minor in "Many districts are lucky to have tary teachers and principals that he possession of tobacco, Trahan said. SROs,"' Horton said. "I think we're would spend time at those schools, This year, so far, they've written 32. fortunate to have John as our SRO. he said, but "it's very busy at the high In 2006-7, they had five minor in pos- We're very pleased with the job he's school." session of alcohol charges and three doing."' Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police A RedmOnd area man died and four others were injured at about 9:20 a.m. on Saturday in this four-vehicle accident on Highway 20just east of Santiam Junction. Joseph Bowdin, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene after losing control of his Ford Bronco, which was towing a trailer. The trailer hit two other westbound vehicles and an eastbound Isuzu. Four other occupants in the Bronco were taken to the hospital. e By Jessica Stewart For The New Era The Linn County Fair will feature a strong Canadian flavor this year as country music singers Terri Clark and the classic rock band The Guess Who have been booked to perform as two of the concert headliners. Up-and-coming country music singer Craig Morgan will perform as the other headliner, on Thursday, July 17, at 8:30 p.m. "Country has been really guccess- ful for us historically and last year we did really well with classic rock," said Tom Ordeman, a member of the Fair Board. "I expect a very successful year because of the diversity. I think we have something for everyone." Thirteen-time Canadian Country Music award winner Clark will hit the stage on Friday, July 18. The Guess Who will rock out on Saturday, July 19, at 8:30 p.m. The band, which began in Winni- peg, Manitoba, was the first Cana- dian rock group to have a No. 1 hit - "American Woman" - in the United States. The Guess Who became popular in the 1960s with such hits as "No Sugar Tonight" and "Share the Land," and has continued to perform off and on throughout four decades, producing its last big hit, "Clap for the Wolf- man," in 1974, but continuing to play until the present with an assortment of musicians. Clark's dynamic live performanc- es have wowed audiences across the U.S and her latest CD, "In My Next Life," tells some personal stories of challenges and triumphs in her life. Event organizers have tried to book her for the fair in the past, Ordeman said, but this year is the first time she has been available. Morgan's singles "That's what I love about Sunday" and "Almost Home" were back-to-back No. 1 hits, and his current hit, "International Harvester," is quickly moving up the charts. "Terri Clark is a different type of country show than Craig Morgan," Monday, March 3, 2008 5:00- 7:00 p.m. Opening reception at SHHS Library Enjoy hors d oeuvres & refreshments Blue Ribbon Bakery IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, WE CAN BAKE IT Get Loaf of Bread Mon Fri. 8.5 FREE! wv Sat. 10.4 one . e Sandy Cheotham Owner 631 Main Street, Lebanon 259 - BAKE Bid on beautiful art for your home Or office Created by students & professional artists Come in & vote for your favorite pieces (student win cash prizes) Allproceeds benefit the SHHS Art Department nch (With Coupon Must Purchase 2 Beverages Expires March 31, 2008 Large Thin Single Topping. $4.99 Pan Crust: $6.99 - SUNDAYS Dine-In Only S2 Want to join our Food & Fun Guide? Call Miria m, Firiel or Cathy for details: (541) 367-2135 / The Guess Who will headline the Linn County Fair shows on Saturday, July 19. Craig Morgan Terri Clark Ordeman said. "And then we have and Wooly Saturday and Family fun good old fashioned classic rock." on Sunday. The 2008 Linn County Fair For more information go to promises fun for the whole fam- http://www.linncountyfair.com or call ily. There will be Free Admission the Linn County Fair and Expo Center Thursday, bull riding on Friday, Wild at (541) 926-4314. Friends of the flag Photo by Scott Swanson Marty Lovik, post adjutant for the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, presents certificates for meritorious and distinguished service to Pat Walton, left, a Chamber of Commerce Board member and em- ployee at Steve Hanscam's accounting office, and chamber volun- teer Leita Seiber-Barr. Lovik said the awards were in recognition of Walton's actions to recover one of the flags placed by VFW, Amvets and Sons of Amvets along Main and Long streets on holidays. He said the flag came loose from its pole in the wind, Walton found it and handed it over to Seiber-Barr, who contacted the Sweet Home Veterans Club. "We basically wanted to give them a heads-up for a job well done," Lovik said. 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