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- February 27, 2008 Page 3 Im lit I Ir~Frlfl t rl Ilr fir q "~'~ flrllfiltltt t / ROUND OWN Free tax preparation offered Free tax preparation with E-File is offered to low- and middle- income tax payers at several locations in Linn and Benton counties. Locally, IRS-trained volunteers are available at: Sweet Home Public Library, 1101 13thAve noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday by appointment only. Call 367-5007 for information. Lebanon Senior Center, 65B Academy Way, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Wednesday and Thursday and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday by appoint- ment only. For more information, call 258-4919. Computer class for beginners You can learn the basics of computers though the First Step to Computers class offered at LBCC's Sweet Home Center. This class is geared for those who have never touched a computer and want hands-on, step-by-step instruction. Designed with an easy pace, students will learn the various parts of the computer, how to use the mouse and keyboard, how to open and close programs, and how to work in the Windows environment. Tips on buying a computer are included. The four-week non-credit class will meet on Wednesdays starting today, Feb. 27, from 1 to 2:50 p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, room 104, 1661 Long St. Cost is $39. For more information or to register, contact LBCC's Sweet Home Center at 367-6901 or at sweethome@linnbenton.edu. Linn Library League to meet The Linn Library League will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Downtown Carnegie Library in Albany. The main topics of discussion will be the outcome of recent meet- ings with most of the city councils in Linrt County and current progress in formation of the Linn Library District. Library supporters from all over the county are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information about the meeting or the Linn Library League, call Linda Ziedrich at (503) 394-3643 or May Garland at (503) 394-3696. Recycled Fashion Show Friday Oregon State University's annual Recycled Fashion Show, which features student-designed creations that range from the wacky to the fabulous, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. It is free and open to the public. Foster Dr. Seuss Night Foster School will celebrate Dr. Seuss Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the school. Activities will include enjoying Dr. Seuss books, a cupcake walk, hat making, handmaking ice cream, a Dr. Seuss game, Smencils and a popcorn activity. For more information, call 367-7180. High school art show Art students at Sweet Home High School will display their works in a show at the school library beginning with an opening reception at the library from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 3. Hors'deuvres and refreshments will be served and visitors will have an opportunity to bid on pottery by master craftsman Claudio Reginato of Italy, and others. All proceeds will benefit the high school art department. For more information, contact Gelindo Ferrin at 367-7142, ext. 156. Santiam Feed and Garden 13th & Long Across from tile Post ()filet 367-5134 Baseball, softball signups Signups for Sweet Home Boys and Girls Club baseball and softball are nearing the deadline. The deadline for senior baseball (ages 13-14) and junior baseball (ages 11-12) is March 2. Cost is $55 or $65 for senior baseball, depending .on which level the player competes in, and $50, $60 for junior baseball. The deadline for senior softball (ages 13-14) and junior softball (ages 11-12) is March 9. Cost is $55 for senior softball and $45 for junior softball The deadline for midget baseball and softball (ages 9-10) is March 9. Cost is $45/55 for baseball and $45 for softball. The deadline for coach pitch (ages 6-8) is April 25. Cost is $35. Late sign-ups will be charged a late fee of $10. For more information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 367-6421. Chamber awards tickets Tickets are still available for the Sweet Home Chamber of Com- merce Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 8 at Sweet Home High School Activity Gym. Cost is $20 per ticket. For information, contact Pat Woods 357- 5620 or the chamber at 367-6186. Lowes scholarships available Applications are now available for two Lowe's Scholarship programs, funded by the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foun- dation. The Lowe's Scholarship is available to high school seniors na- tionwide and the Carl S. Buchan Scholarship is available to Lowe's employees, spouses and their dependents. The deadline to apply is March 15. Applications are available at Lowes.com/scholarships. To submit information about an upcoming event for inclusion in / ROUND 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 submissions 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. Members of the cast of "'Doo Wop' Wed Widing Hood." ca musical that mixed (literally)fairy tales with 1950s rock hits. perform a number at Foster School last week during one of the stagings of the show. The pro~duction was put together by teachers and students in the school's After School Learning Program, and included first- through sixth-graders. Witnessing the i~waking of Little Red Riding Hood (this tmusical doesn't fol- low traditional story lines) are, from left, Skyler Undetrhill as Strong Jus- tin, Cathy Cheshire as the Fairy Godmother. Caitlyn Sp~encer as Little Red Riding Hood, Molly Fisher as Sophie. Sam Woosley as ILoud Frank. Harlee Brendle as the Queen. Cody Thompson as the King, anal Kyle Frederick as Wise Jason. Teacher Shelly Fournier leads the a number during the production. Foster Elementary After School Choir in From page I have a nest egg for finding a home for SHEM. "The people were just remark- able, and everybody that pledged followed through." SHEM wants to move from its current location the 1100 block of Long Street, Blair said. She declined to spell out all of the reasons, but among them are the stairs used to reach Carmen's Closet, SHEM's clothing area. named after the late Carmen Hyde, a longtime SHEM volunteer. SHEM has a number of disabled clients, and getting them upstairs is difficult, she said. The organization has looked at several properties, but they either cost too much money or did not have enough space, she said. SHEM's numbers are going up, though they dropped a little bit during Christmas, Blair said. In January, SHEM provided 284 boxes of food to needy families. Last year. the tottal number of boxes provided reached as high as 313. and from September to November. SHEM provided more than 300 boxes per month, serving more than 1,000 persons per month. When the organization moved to Long Street ira September 2006, it provided 240 bo)xes, Blair said. That climbed to 312 im May and generally stayed up throughout last year. "December was remarkable, all the food that came in. in December, the food drives, from letter carriers and schools," Blair said. "It was remarkable." The food drives and food dona- tions are "incredibly important to us because the amomnt of food available from the food bank is lower," Blair said. "We order big and hope we get enough." SHEM is having the most trouble getting meat for the food boxes, she said. One of the best ways to help out in that area is to save Thriftway receipts and donate those to SHEM. Thriftway donates a penny for every dollar on those receipts. SHEM als o is planning to par- ticipate in the Feinstein matching program in March and April. Blair said. During that time, donors should identify all of their donations by marking "Feinstein" on checks. "Every pound of food is worth a dollar." Blair said. "When you bring it in. please tell us to apply it toward the Feinstein match." Feinstein has $1 million to match funds with organizations like SHEM. SHEM provides food. clothing and assistance with paying utility bills to families in need. To qualify for help, a single person must recewe a gross income of $1.603 or less per month or $19.240 per year. Income for two must be $2,158 or less and for four. $3.268 or less. For more information or-to do- nate. call 367-6504. Asparagus Roots J&P Roses Your old log truck pictures to be scanned and put into book about Log Haulers of Sweet Home. Call Roger Emmert (541 ) 409-1982 Art show Fridav at Method:ist Church .I AMIGOS. a group of local artists, will celebrate, the opening of their spring show "Something Wonderful" with a reception for the artists from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29 at Sweet Home United Methodist Church. 845 6th Ave. Guests will be able to talk with the artists and enjoy refreshments. Works will be available for sale. Collaborative and individual works will include watercolor and acrylic paintings, paste-paper, fiber arts, mixed media collage, basketry, and sculp- ture. Participating artists are Cassie Fessler. Nikki Ho dges. Delena Gilman, Linda Neal, Bob Brendle, Mary Brendle, April Hall Cutting, Pam Pudewa. Sara Fielder and others. This is the first group show by AMIGOS: Artists" Motivational Inspira- tional Group On-Going. The show will continue throu gh the month of March and is available for viewing when the church is open. T'uesday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m and during the Manna free meal that is served Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. WITHIN SWEET HOMIE, OR TO LEBANON & ALBANY? $1 EACH WAY! LINN SHUTTLE ,& SWEET HOME DIAL-A-BUS Denim Bib Overalls Brown Duck Coat Insulated Brown Regular Fit Duck Overalls Jeans Special Orders Available Hoodies, Zi -Front Sweatshirts, Coats & More ?