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~tT~ ~a, ~ra - April 18, 2012 VOuR COMMUNITV Page 7 From page 6 Choir plans April 22 performance The Lebanon Community Cho- rus will navigate a variety of songs with a river theme at the annual spring pops concert. This concert, directed by Paul Rowton. will be held at 3 p.m. On April 22 at the First Assembly of God Church. 726 W. Oak St.. Leba- non, The river theme includes selec- tions from various musical styles. Some, such as "Down in the River to Pray," are in the Gospel tradition with rhythm and energy, and lyr- ics reference the Jordan River and crossing over. "Red River Valley" is a favor- ite American cowboy song. Popular songs about rivers by Johnny Mer- cer. Garth Brooks and the Double Brothers are included, as well as "Bridge Over Troubled Water." by Simon and Garfunkel. The chorus has 50 singers ac- companied by Bill Langdon. Tickets are $8. For seniors and students, they are $5. Tickets are sold at Bing's Chinese Restaurant and Stainthorp's Music in Lebanon.. They also are available from mem- bers and at the door. This will be the second year that Rowton has directed the pops concert. Last year, he joined as associate director for a pops concert of songs for romance in the rain or shine. As part of its regular season, the chorus has been performing concerts with a theme of popular music since 1988. Participants from Sweet Home include Susan Thompson. Fran An- derson. Jay Kimball, Beth Jackson. Judy Seward. Linda Rowton. Bill Langdon. Jan Barthel and Paul Row- ton. Photo by Scan C. Morgan Erin Regrutto, left, and Kyle Newberg prepare Oregon Jamboree pizzas at Spoleto 's Pizzeria and Wine Shop on Thursday. The pizza joins numerous others on the menu. They are sold to benefit a variety of charitable causes. The nonprofits receive $5 for each of their pizzas sold. Thursday, staff from the Jamboree. the Sweet Home Com- munity Foundation and the Sweet Home Economic Development Group kicked off the new menu item by making pizzas with the restaurant staff. The Jamboree pizza benefits the Community Foundation. From page 1 city and county law enforcement prompted the committee and dis- trict to look for a local option levy instead. A local option levy imposed by the School District will not impact general government services, such as the library and law enforcement. Instead. as the only local op- tion levy among education districts in the Sweet Home area. it will be the first levy affected by property tax compression. Most revenue gen- More than that. it provides a chance to teach children how to swim. protecting them in local lakes and rivers. Closing it "'seems like we're setting ourselves up for tragedy," Davis said. Many seniors cannot physically walk and exercise, he said. The pool gives them a place to go where they can get exercise, and it serves se- niors almost every night. They use it for therapy, and it has helped make and keep its senior users healthy. "The people that came and talked at the first board meeting said that the pool has saved their lives." he said. Competition is fun. he said, but for others, the pool is much more than that. It's also been a factor in the de- cisions of some people to move to Sweet Home, Davis said. DRIVERS Line Haul & Teams Class A CDL w/Hazmat & Doubles, 2yrs. exp. & an acceptable MVR. Teams must apply as a Team Estes West, an Estes Express Lines Co. 13704 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230 Or email resume to tmportlandor@estes-express.com Or call 503-285-4470 for more info AA/EOE eration from the levy will be derived tYom properties that are not under I~ "l 1 i. ~ 1 1 ~ m, 1 1 ~ ~ in ,~, compression, j | Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich = • with purchase of an 1 Compression is levied taxes ~$ FRIES & AL DRINK I I McCafe® EspreSSO Drink| ?~ that are reduced based on property | ~,~ Y tax limitations. The maximum com- ~:' ~o~;~X~ ~ " ~-~i ,~:; bined tax rate for education districts | ~~ n is $5 per $1,000 of real market valu- " . " ~ | iVGl|d| only' :at Sweet Home, OR McDonald's®. , n ation. Anypropertyalreadyincom- |POLAR SWIRL $2.49 No, va,. ,,..o o,.oro.er, ,.couo,,cou ooor ' notPressi°nwitheducati°ndistrictswillsee an increase in taxes directly i REECES I M&M I OREO J BUTTERFINGER ~ q lineal. Limit one item per coupon. Limit one COupon :f "~il ~ I t iPer person per visit: Cash value 1/20 of I cent. :d from the local option levy, although 1010 MAIN $1'11||1r 1541-367.4893 UilW RI0˘ Expires ADrd 30, 2012 i'm Iovin; it i an increase in real market valuation I. -. ._ ...11 h m J ,.,, .,,. ,.-,.., ... -, .,,. ,.., of a compressed property will result , -,~ ,-~ -.~ -.~ -- .-~ -.~ __ __ -.~ -- 1 I- ....... m--. i,. -~ in an increase. ,M O NSTEE 5~ EGEE~ • "From our perspective, it's just i 1[ keeping the pool open, said Bruce I Come check out our II I Davis; ehai,,rnaan of the aquatics ~ 15igenou ,qou'llwanttoshare]" 1/zlb. Patt,Ham, Eacon, I new-menu, items, !. 'rt' I committee. 'That's allthe levy is '-'"/ /~'tt l~"Ztgpeso~C-Jleese,~q~andMOre' cncludcng ~I~ i[[ I designedtodo." [ ' clwithPries 11 I breakfast It will pay for water, heat, elec- D~] II 1/1111 II tricity, chemicals and an aquatics di- ~ A e I Mon-Thursclay ,am -2:30pro rector. Davis said. Anything beyond | I[ t"z:~ ~ | / Fri- Sun 6am - 2:30pro I1~,.~| ~ ~ ~. Umi, I coupon per lab e '~ that will need to be paid for through (" A F = coo oo,o0u,,e - - s _7 TZ o, o , u. programming. ~,~ l-- 1333 Main Street Sweet Home OR . 541-367-0433 l_ " 207 LONG STREEt • 367-3040 / t The pool is operating on mini- ~ "" .-,,-~ ~ ~ -, .~~ ,d. ~ ~ mal funding, through donations, i' Sweet Home " some district funds and some city [ (541) 367-5353 funds. Funding has been reduced in the past two years as part of the dis- trict's effort to cut costs in the face of declining revenues. But the pool is important to the community, Davis said. It was oc- cupied all day by students when it was fully funded. Seniors use it for therapy and exercise. It provides sw~m lessons in a community sur- rounded by water. It also has been and is home to successful swim- ming competitors. "'1 grew up in that pool." Davis said. "I took swim lessons there as a kid." Davis. who wound up earning a scholarship to swim at NCAA Di- vision I-level University of Kansas. learned to swim competitively in the local pool. and his children are learning the same. he said. I I I I I 1323 Main Street $1.00 TO Bake TAKE & BAKE FIfARO'$ Canadian bacon, sausage and pepperoni. I PIZZA Limit 3. Meatza Pizza -- Expiration date 4/27/2012 • Valid at participating locations only. Void with other offers. -. ............................................................ ...-" |llllll||lllllllllllllll| I B I I i , HAMBURGER OR ' CHEESEBURGER I Z BUY ONE REGULAR HAMBURGER GET THE SECOND OF EQUAL OR NO SUBSTITUTIONS WITH COUPON EXPIRES 05/31/12 g I I I I I I