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~:1~ ~e~ ~ra - April 18, 2012 CO~IMUNITV OPINION Page 5 LETTERS TO THE LDITOR Sex toys won't work on Main Editor: I hope Mr. Eckert (Owners: new Main Street store not 'adult shop', April 11) has done a thor- ough business plan for Sweet Home and has a Plan B. Does his varied stock from sex toys to pheromones (Web- ster's) (any of various chemicals secreted by an animal that influ- ence specific patterns of behavior by other members of the same spe- cies) have any redeeming value to our city? Located on Main Street alone. I seriously doubt any pillar of so- ciety in Sweet Home who might want tobacco would want to be seen entering such a business. How many pipes, sex toys, lingerie, etc.. does one person need? His clien- tele here will doubtfully be with- out repeat business. My involvement with Sweet Home is people having trouble buying groceries! We have SHEM. Fair Share Gleaners. Gleaners. Snacks for back packs and Manna three nights a week for a free din- ner! Please. Mr. Eckert you do not even know what to call your store! On a lighter note DO GO visit the new Periwinkle Provisions lo- cation and you are welcome to be under 18! Cozy, clean comfortable and educational. Introduce your kids to herbs (legal), wonderful spices and a great array of bulk foods. Great customer service. It's a delightful addition to our city as new and improved and will have lots of repeat business. Foster Lake Mall offers lots of fun "toys" for family water fun and even Big Fat Worms for fish- ing. Safeway sells tobacco. Fellow citizens, let's all support local busi- nesses that support a wholesome atmosphere and presents Sweet Home as a desirable place to live. Sharon Toth Foster Think about supporting pool Editor: I remember well when our town was excited about getting a swimming pool. We raised the money by hav- ing a Frontier Days celebration. which came before Sportsman's Holiday. Sweet Home was boom- ing and we yearned for a pool to swim in. probably because of kids like me who jumped off the high rocks into the Santiam River and couldn't swim. I just took a chance that someone would save me or maybe I could dog-paddle to shore. What a grand day it was when the pool was finished and we all went for a dip. Yep, I learned to swim, by taking the swimming lessons the pool offered in sum- mer. Also I still remember when my granddaughter, Alecia, was born and at 9 years old, she could not walk. I kept asking the thera- pist if I could take her to our pool, and finally she said yes! Alecia's legs were useless, but she fell in love with the water and exercised often. Soon Alecia's legs were strong and she walked on her own. We all celebrated. I also remember when my husband was hurt in a woods ac- cident and his leg was messed up and he had trouble walking. He didn't want to go to the pool, but I made him go. Well. in a month or so, his leg was strong again and he went back to falling trees in the woods. Yes, we are in a recession and times are not good. Maybe some people think the pool is just for students to play in the water. And I do realize money is short now. But if we lose our pool, maybe YOU will be needing therapy too and where will you get the kind of recovery that our swimmmg pool takes care of well. So think about it friends, do we want to give up our wonderful swimming pool? Mona Waibel Sweet Home Vote no on taxes in next election Editor: Sweet Home taxpayers. Wake up, Sweet Home residents. The city of Sweet Home will NEVER have enough tax money for their bizillion dollar water and sewer projects. The Sweet Home school district will NEVER have enough tax money for their swimming pool. Don't give these tax-paid em- ployees another dime of our hard- earned tax dollars for their never- ending liberal spending. Vote "no" on ANY tax in- creases on May 15. And don't forget the city councilors' names that voted for these sewer rate in- creases. These people need to go the next election. Don Fowler Sweet Home Sunshine Ind. says thank you Editor: The clients, staff and board of directors at Sunshine Industries want to thank the community for the warm support they offered at our spaghetti dinner on Friday eve- ning. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and hope you did also. You contributed in excess of $3.400 toward our new building. Our building plans are about to be sent to the city for approval and permitting. Groundbreaking will begin by early June. Keep tuned to The New Era for our progress. Chuck Thompson Sunshine Industries From page 4 solutions to problems or pointing out problems that we blame on the failure to follow such approaches. so we probably appear to be politi- cal sticks-in-the-mud. We do see the problems that spawn ideas like Obamacare. But at the same time we realize that in our current society, in which, for vari- ous reasons, an increasing number of people in our state and in our nation have become dependent on the government to meet their needs - Social Security, Medicare. unem- ployment, the Oregon Trail card. etc. I. personally, am not con- vinced that the intentions behind 1 ct4 oF GOVERma ' n" r..AN _ ray SR.= bVEI I ENa- UP '(OU BR/ ’I4 OF 6O a lot of those programs were evil. but the result 1s not good for us. Instead of people becoming pro- ductive, self-assured, responsible citizens, we're becoming depen- dent on an inefficient, expensive process that will self-destruct some day because it is fundamentally flawed from the start. It is just a Band-aid solution to a big problem, and a bad one. From page 1 "The big, thing is they've been teaching him how to move from his wheelchair to the bed. using a slide board. "That takes a great deal of strength and stamina. He doesn't have a lot of that now. so they're having him do it many times a day.'" Keegan had just landed a temporary job at Entek when he was injured, but did not have in- surance. Alice said support from the community for her son has been "overwhelming." An account set up at Key Bank has brought in many contributions. "'I'm amazed at how much people have contributed." Alice said. "We've had a ramp built at our house. Greg Mahler at Hoy's Hardware contributed all the ma- terials and Langdon Construction ferred to Idaho State University, and eventually graduated in 2008 from the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in hu- man physiology. While at Idaho. he suffered a serious brain injury while vault- ing at a meet at Weber State in Utah, falling off a mat after land- ing awkwardly, striking his head on concrete. After recovering and graduat- ing from Oregon. he had applied to master's degree programs in physiology at both Oregon and Oregon State University before his most recent accident oc- curred. Alice said money raised from Key Bank, where the account is still active, and from this Friday's fundraising event will help with -future treatment, possibly at a Denver. Colo.. h0ospital and re- hab center that specializes in spi- nal injury rehabilitation. "It will be nice for him to be home." Alice said. "It's nice not :1 built it at no cost." to be in a hospital any more. I told Burnett was a pole vaulter at him, 'No more breakfast, lunch Sweet Home High School, where and dinner in bed. You won t be ] he has served as an assistant a patient any more. Come to the coach in that event, table.'" I After graduating in 2002, For more information on the t he jumped for Lane Communityfundraising effort, contact Pam College, setting a school record Miner at (541) 401-8087 or call of 16 feet 5 inches. He later trans- (541) 367-6855. ," ...... -C-.-.ia gt- i a ;ti - - .... " I I I City of Sweet Home II • Craig Martin, City Manager, (541) 367-8969 | _ cmartin @ci.sweet-home.or.us City Council I • Craig Fentiman, Mayor, (541) 367-6826 I e-mail: cfentiman@ci.sweet-home.or.us I • Jim Gourley, President Pro Tem, (541) 367-5517 | • Man/beth Angulo, Councilor (541) 367-7798 | • Michael Hall, Councilor, (541) 570-2044 • Greg Mahler, Councilor, (541) 401-0110 I Scott McKee Jr., Councilor, (541) 405-6191 | • Ron Rodgers, Councilor, (541) 401-2590 ! I School Distdct No. 55 Don_Schrader@ Sweethome.kl 2.or.us School District No. 55 Board of Directors • Jason Redick, Chairman, (541) 401-8601 • Dale Keene, Vice Chair, (541) 409-1034 • Michael E. Adams, Foster, (541) 367-1003 • Kevin Burger, Cascadia, (541) 367-3773 • Jenny Daniels, Liberty, (541) 367-4080 • Chanz Keeney, Holley, (541) 367-7999 1 Mike Reynolds, Sweet Home, (541) 367-5601 • David VanDerlip, Crawfordsville, (541) 367-3856 • Biltie Weber, Member at Large, (541) 367-2487 Linn County Commissioners • Roqer Federal Government I . • Sen. Ron Wyden (D) (202) 224-5244 I e-mail: http:llwyden.senate.gov/contact/ I • Sen. Jeff Merktev (D) (202) 224-3753 : I e-mail: h p://merkley, senate.gov/contact/contact/cf m • Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D) (800) 944-9603 I _ I I • Sen. Fred Girod (R, Dist. 9) (503) 986-1709 e-mail: een.fredgirod @ state.or.us I • Sen. William Morrisette (D, Dist. 6) I (503) 986-1706 e-mail: sen.billmorrisette@state.or.us I • Rep. Sherrie Sprenger (R, Dist. 17) • Rep. 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