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- March 21,2012 Page 3 ILM N C THE II. LUSTRATED BIBLE ALUNY STOVES Tem )eratures Forecast 541-928-4986 5-grvmg Oregon Wood, Gas, s~e 1,~ a Pellet Stoves 4 Sales 8: Service i:~~S~"~ " sweeps Licensed- Bonded " ;~ www.albanystoves.corn Almanac sponsored by Albany Stoves Inc. High Low Precip March 13 54 30 1.13 March 14 44 32 .22 March 15 50 42 .25 March 16 55 41 1.80 March 17 54 37 .25 March 18 48 37 .14 March 19 43 32 .20 Lake Levels Precipitation to date: 20.75 March 23, 2011:16.62 Rain and showers. Partly cloudy over the weekend. Highs around 50. Lows around 40. Weather information courtesy of the U.S. Corps oJ Engineers. Call 367-5132 for updated stream flow i~ormation. Foster Reservoir: 626.51 Green Peter Res.: 989.2 ...When you give a feast, ' the lame, }he blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you;for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just. LUKE 14:13,14 RetreattromSom=e by Offo Dix, 19Z4 - \ -- --_ From page 1 services and nonprofit organiza- tions for many years. She has been involved with Altrusa International of Lebanon, the Credit Union As- sociation of Oregon. the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. the Board of Directors of Linn- Co Federal Credit Union and the Sweet Home Economic Develop- ment Group. This will be the 14th Jamboree in which she will volunteer. She is the accounting director on the fes- tival's Management Team. "From my involvement with this event. I have realized how many individuals have worked to nlake it such a benclit to the con> munity,'" Cromwell said. "The re- turning patrons speak highly of the event and many long-term volun- teers take pride in being part of it." Her involvement in the Jam- boree led her to join SHEDG and then its Board of Directors..where she is vice president. "I see such opportunity for SHEDG to continue to make a positive mark on the future of the Sweet Home community," Crom- well said. "My desire is to look forward with SHEDG as a strong positive organization. I believe there are some great opportunities in the future for long-term benefits to Sweet Home and would like to see the organization in a position to take advantage of projects thai enhance Sweet Home and its citi- zens." Cindy GiicR With more than 25 years expe- rience with the U.S. Fores Service. Glick moved to Sweet Home from Sisters last April to become Dis- trict Ranger. "'I have lived in small towns." Glick said "I understand small community needs and involvement and have learned how to work with community members to develop consensus.'" She also has been involved with the Ford Family Foundation's Leadership Development series and served on the Camp Fire USA Board in Central Oregon. "'Areas of interest to serve the city of Sweet Home are to help the community move forward in its plans to continue existing and new efforts to sustain the town's livabil- ity for the long run," Glick said. "Special interests where I might be able to assist community lead- ers include pursuing the creation of family wage jobs by attracting new business and industry; work- ing to assure the provision of a quality education and upbringing for our youth: assisting to improve the physical health, welfare and in- frastructure in our community; and working with citizens to continue to enjoy and steward the natural re- sources that surround us." Kellie Kern Kem has been a Sweet Home resident for nearly 20 years. She has volunteered with various local organizations, includ- ins the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce. Sweet Home Rodeo. the Sweet Home High School equestrian team. 4-H. the North- west Professional Rodeo Associa- tion Queen Contestant Board. the NPRA Adviser and the Oreeon Jamboree. where she is a supervi- sor in the box office. She serves on the SHEDG Board of Directors and the Human Resources Committee. which has created an Employee Handbook and established inter-organization- al policies and procedures. "Economic development_is es- sential to a prosperous community, and I believe that we must make choices that implement what we claim to support." Kem said. "Re- cently faced with the necessity to change the location of my employ- ment. I chose to open my own shop in Sweet Home rather than move to a neighboring community. I now am a small business owner on Main Street. "I wholeheartedly support the mission statement of SHEDG, which is to lead economic develop- ment efforts. To do this. we must also be committed to finding ways to help the Oregon Jamboree main- tain its success. I would like to continue to serve and help nurture the Sweet Home community to its fullest potential. The best way I see to do this is to continue pursuing excellence within the SHEDG or- ganization." Rachel Kittson-MaQatish Kittson-MaQatish is an at- torney and partner at the Morley Thomas Law Firm. LLC. She spe- cializes in family law. represents small business and prosecutes mis- demeanors for the city of Lebanon She has been an attorney fOr seven years. She attended School District 55 from kindergarten through high school, then graduated from Linn- Benton Community College with an associate's transfer degree. She graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from Oregon State University with a bachelor of arts degree in busi- ness administration with a manage- ment option. She received the OgU Family Business Student l~xcel- lence Award. the Ford Opportunity Scholarship, the Dan and Daisy Ashton Scholarship and the Rotary Leadership Scholarship. Kittson-MaQatish earned a Juris Doctorate at Willamette Col- lege of Law. where she graduated in the top one-third of her class and received the Pro Bone Honors Award. She also co-founded the Willamet(e College of Law Street Law Program. where college stu- dents, attorneys, professors and judges teach predominately teen parents about the law. She serves on the Linn County Mediation Arbitration Commission and is a member of Lebanon Optimist Club. Linn-Benton Bar Assodation and Oregon Women Lawyers. She has lived in Sweet Home most of her life. "'I believe my skills and train- ing are well-suited for business development," Kittson-MaQatish said. "1 would also like to formally be a part of a group that serves to communicate to others the abun- dant resources, recreation and people that make our community great. Finally, I would like the opportunity to repay some of the personal blessings I have received from our community." Phyllis Osborn-Smith Phyllis Osborn-Smith. a retired educator, counselor and middle school principal, has lived in Sweet Home for more than 60 years. "Having been involved with local organizations. I have person- Santiam Feed and Garden 131h & 1 ong .\cross from tile Post ()l'fic~ 367-5134 OREGON LOTTERY Premium CPA Services at Low Hourly Rates. I Special rates for Seniors, Military and Low Income Families. I FREE 30 MINUTE CONSULTATION I Come See How Much I Can Save You! I LOB #10784 Ipa~vforreferrals-ask.lbrdetails.VeA #16221j Photo by Scan C. Morgan SHEDG Board President Kevin Strong presents a President's Award plaque to board member John Wittwer, left, for his service to SHEDG. ally seen how service can bring a positive impact on the community. Osborn-Smith said. "I believe that I have good judgment as well as a willingness to see things through to the end and plan ahead rather than put them off for someone else to finish.'" Osborn-Smith's time as a vol- unteer has included the Sweet Home Senior Center Board of Directors where she is treasurer, eight years with the Arts and Crafts Festival where she is chairman, nine years on the Beautification Committee. longtime membership in SHEDG and the Oregon Jamboree. "As a member of SHEDG for many years as a liaison to the Arts and Crafts and Beautification committees, I am familiar with the board's role and how they can have a positive effect on the communi- ty," Osborn-Smith said. "Increased competition comes with changing umes. and we have to face that. I believe people pay more to have a better, cleaner, more appealing event and setting, which we have. SHEDG and the Oregon Jamboree are doing a lot of good through the various ways the funds are distrib- uted throughout the community. Success does not necessarily mean "profitable.' it takes time to see the new efforts pay off. Success means that there are valuable results." 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