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Page 4 - March 21,2012 ~m Q Our :' 'a .... Files Looking back on more than 80 vears of coverage in east Linn County... March 22, 1962 Unfavorable weather has so far hindered the search for Keith White, 24, local pilot, whose light plane disappeared Saturday on a flight from Redmond to Sweet Home. Following an air search late Saturday and all day Sunday, ground parties searched the Suttle Lake-Black Butte area this week, found no trace of the missing plane. Searchers led by Deputy Sher- iff Chuck Smith and Homer Mox- ley, a local logger, hunted in the Suttle lake area early this week af- ter the operator of the Suttle Lake resort reported that a noise which sounded like a plane crash was heard in the area about 2 p.m. Planes flew out of Lebanon, Redmond and Springfield airports during the air search on Sunday, with pilots from Corvallis. Al- bany and Sweet Home joining the search. The air search is expected to be resumed as soon as weather conditions improve. Falling snow has hindered ground search parties throughout the week. March 25, 1987 Some 132 years of Liberty School history will go out with a bang May Day before a wide range of present and former students and teachers, invited local, state, na- tional dignitaries. The present enrollment is 54 students, down from a high of 161 in 1965. It was evident, administrators said. that Liberty and Pleasant Val- ley Schools would be closed for economic reasons. But instead of going out with a whimper, Liberty School will go out with a bang, thanks to the idea of Bob Keller. the fourth-fifth grade teacher. LETTERS TO THE. ITOR Thanks for helping Nikky Editor: We would like to thank our com- munity for the outpouring Of support for a young man named Nikky Long. Nikky is a 17 year old local bo3, wh0'g been in Cedar Sinai Hospital for the last month and a half. We want to thank the following for their contributions: AppleCreek Cafr. All Star Pizza. A&W. Cor- nerstone CafC Foster Lake Mall. GameTime. Jewelry Works. Kaly- anii Yoga, Lilies & Lovelies. Mr. Lucky's Deli. Nemo's Sports Ap- parel. Premiere Designs. Santiam Chiropractic. Sonya's Hair Care. Sweet Home High School. Sweet Home Choppers. The Point. Trash to Treasure and Vault Jeans. Thanks to the large number of people who turned out for the 5K walk/run, bake sale and raffle. Also. we raised over $3.600 and more im- portantly, the hopes of a young boy and his family. This is what Jesus was talking about when He said "Love your neighbor as yourself." Vicki Bauer Miehelle Knight Sweet Home VIP award credit goes to many Editor: Upon reflection on the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce's 68th Annual Awards Banquet. I wanted to share a few thoughts. This is the first year I have attended this event and I must share that I am so thankful I was tricked-into ex- periencing such an amazing night. My receiving one of the Sweet Home communities 2011 VIP Awards could not ever have been possible if not for A locally owned newspaper founded Sept. 27, 1929 Scott and Miriam Swanson, Co-Publishers www.sweethomenews.com Office: 1313 MainSt., Sweet Home, Oregon Mailing address: The New Era, Box 39, Sweet Home, OR, 97386 Phone: (541) 367-2135 Fax: (541) 367-2137 WHO WE ARE Scott Swanson, Editor/Co-Publisher scott@sweethomenews.com Sean C. Morgan, Staff Writer sean@sweethomenews.com Miriam Swanson, Advertising Manager, Co-Publisher miriam@sweethomenews.com Christy Keeney, Classified Ads classifieds@sweethomenews.com Firiel Severns, Advertising Sales firie!@sweethomenews.com The New Era (USPS 379-100)is published each Wednesday. Periodical postage paid at the Sweet Home, Ore., 97386 Post Office. Postmaster: Please send address changes to The New Era, Box 39, Sweet Home, Oregon 97386 SUBSCRIPTIONS In Linn County: $32 Elsewhere: $40 Snowbird: $38 NEWS QUESTIONS/TIPS Call (541) 367-2135 or e-mail news@sweethomenews.com a TEAM effort. I believe the follow- ing: TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More and always gives GOD the glory. Please allow me to share my thanks: The Lord - He grew me a ser- vant's heart and guides my every mission: My three children. Jes . Dak0. tab and Casey Keys - their constant love. sacrifices, encouragement and support of all the opportunities pre- sented to me and our family, is and has always been remarkable; Amazing family and friends who stand with me praying, encour- aging and even jumping in to the missions when possible: Lynn Cooper and Diane Roth. with whom I walked beside in min- istry when we co-organized a soup kitchen in Sweet Home for a season: Billy Snow. for being an amaz- ing man. role model, mentor, friend and coach: Dave Goetz. my athletic direc- tor. a man of integrity who encour- ages and believes in me and my stand that coaching is more than just teaching a sport or event...it's about having opportunities to positively impact and grow successful student/ athletes along with teaching lifestyle skills: The amazing student athletes I have had the privilege to coach throughout the years and also ob- serve in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle on the Sweet Home High School Campus: And last but not least, a com- munity which no doubt supports and loves kids! Thank you, Sweet Home Fam- ily, for the last nine-year ride! I have been proud to call Sweet Home our home sweet home. Lela Danforth wee[ Home Cuts made in wrong places Editor: I would certainly like to con- gratulate Sweet Home School Dis- trict 55 Supt. Schrader and School Board members who voted for the four day school week and arranged the schedule so it least affects the financial burden on the administra- tion and teachers. I realize that cuts must be made but was wondering after reading The New Era article stating the school board had approved funds for the Football Team to travel to Spokane. Wash. to a team camp. Where are these funds coming from and why are they being used this way? Folks. there is something wrong with this picture when the district is crying for such badly needed cuts but can still find money for team camps, field trips for all the school kids. Don't the parents and taxpayers carry enough burden now without paying for these non- essential goodies? In closing, I would think the ad- ministration and School Board should seriously attempt to cut many of the bloated benefits being paid to certain employees and us- ing the funds to enhance the educa- tion of our kids and stop pla)ing PC game and the CYA policy. Vernon T~nnell St. 5w t Home Tough decisions at the top Editor: I have always been a strong supporter of union rights. However. I am old-school and I remember the union's mission was to protect the blue-collar worker from hazardous work places and wages that relate to the current market. Community citizens are paying school tax and many are not involved in the ben- efits the revenue created: other than seeing our young people succeed. We are facing a high unemploy- ment rate in Oregon: if a member of the commumty is unemployed then he or she is not paying normal taxes. If unemployment is recent. he or ske is drawing benefits the COP wishes to strip away. More- over. those fortunate to have em- ployment see school services cut in the most needed areas. In addition. the PuNic Employees' Retirement System (PERS) continues. Who is the person negotiating with the unions? We all need m make tough decisions concerning sacrifices, not ....... Also we require that you include your name and;ci of residence or your iett .er wil! noi published. There is no length restriction, but letters may be edited for length and all letters will be edited for libelous content. We-discourage letters that attack or complain about private citizens or businesses on a personal level. Also, letters containing comments on topics deemed by the editorial staff to have been exhausted in previous letters will be edited accordingly [ and my obligation to the commu- nity is to pay my fair share to the enrichment of a quality education to the future leaders of our com- munity. Decisions are much clearer when you are not the one who will deal with the consequences of ac- tions taken. Jeff Danicls Sweet Home be Sent to news@sweethomenews.com. Please include a telephone number in. case.we need tO contact you. r ~ just the school board, and I do not WRITE A LETTER envy their position in the least. [ We encourage readers to express their opinions in letters to the editor l am 59 and I have no children I on matters of put)l c interest. Letters should be typed and may be submitted i in our school system, however, I [by mail, e-mail, fax or in person at The New Era office. E-mailed letters may ] am a mmbcr of the community