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Page 8 Vc t JD Cc mmt JmITV - April 18, 2012 From page 1 "we saw all these empty cars. There were no people to be found." It was eerie, he said. and that inspired him to write his own zom- bie story, especially after partici- pating in another indie zombie film a year ago in Brownsville. That project has yet to be completed. Miller was going to do his own film, he said, but he went to LB Productions to rent some gear and began talking with Jensen and Smith. "We had a casting call, and over 200 people showed up," Miller said. Whole families came from Salem. A couple came from Chicago, and others came from. Washington. About 15 people from Sweet Home are involved in the project. TDS Enterprises. a partnership among Jensen. Smith and Terri Spier of Sweet Home. is helping finance the picture. Miller and Smith are serving as co-directors. Jensen ts executive producer. Zombie films always start out with some kind of virus. Miller said. This story will start with a mystery as a veteran returns from Iraq to find his Small hometown deserted as zombies infest the West Coast. His protagonist begins ex- ploring, learning more as he travels to more towns and more and more blood flows. Photo by Sean C. Morgan "Contagious" filmmakers gather outside LB Productions in Brownsville. From left, they are Debbie Jensen with grandson Eli Jense, Scott Smith. Kelsy Martin and Tony Miller. "This is what people want to see." Miller said. "We're going to go all out." A cast of seven main charac- ters soon begin searching for a mil- itary treatment center, Miller said. The movie has a couple of comedic moments, but the tone is serious dramatic horror. Miller, 19, is from Denver. He moved to the area at age 14. While in elementary school, he was in- volved in plays, but his creativity is not limited to drama. He also has written many songs. The movie will involve a lot of work with green screens and prac- tical special effects with 150 zorn- bies. Smith said. Shooting will take place April 27-29 in Brownsville. starting with the hungry zombie horde feeding, followed by shots in Halsey and Shedd from May 4-6. The crew includes about 10 people~ Smith said. "We've got a lot of volunteers, people saying they will help." Zombie Josh Allen And h~ will be training people m various positions, he said. Opportunities to get involved remain, he said, and anyone inter- ested in being a zombie or other job can contact.Smith at (541) 466- 0931. They also welcome photos and information from people interested in future projects. The film will be uploaded in teasers to YouTube, he said. and he'll be looking .for a buyer for the low-budget, no-budget effort. "If people want to watch it - if we can make a good enough production, we've done our job." Miller said. For more information on "Contagious" and LB Productions, visit www.lbprods.net. pul Llc Sarr.tv April 16 someone entered his vehicle 1"06 p.m. Caller reportedand stole speakers, 2200 block theft of locking gas cap from car of Long. Report taken for during the night, 1300 block of unauth0rized-entry into a motor 13th. Gas cap located in car. Tube vehicle and third-degree theft. used to attempt theft of gasoline Speakers valued at $70. located and seized. No damage to 12:04 p.m. - Caller reported vehicle, someone threw a brick at the April 15 Money Man's window, 755 Main 5:53 a.m. Caller reportedSt. Officer responded. Report Mary Brendle is the co- manager with special training ~n pests and tree diseases She is second vice president of the Linn County Small Wood- lands Association. the Sweet Home United Methodist Church financial secretary, member of the church's board of stewards and PEO. and a member of FEAST in East Linn County. "When you feel you have something to give to I the community, it is a shame not to," Brendle said. ~ | . . Brendle enjoys calligraphy and tree farming, t I She is married to Bob. They have two children, I i Ken and Carrie. and/\'% t enjySh'ealhltsh iree lygrSa ptepleme all her life )! E IL taken. Approximate value of damage was $800. 3:46 p.m. Caller reported that he found items that did not belong to him in his home, 6200 block of Main. Officer contacted caller. Items-seized. 7:05 p.m. Howard Merril Christensen, 63, cited andreleased in field on Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of reckless driving and driving under the influence, 3200 block of Main. 7:22 p.m. - Two-vehicle crash partially blocked one lane. 4824 Main St. Drivers were Wendi Lou Ihrig, 45, and Victoria Lee Moffatt. 26. No injuries. Minimal damage to vehicles. No citations. April 14 1:27 a.m. - Dustyn Lee Barcus, 35. arrested for first- degree assault and possession of a controlled substance, schedule two, 3224 Main St. Also arrested on Lebanon warrant for failure to appear on original charge of contempt of court, Sweet Home warrants for failure to comply on original charge of third- degree theft and failure to appear on original charge of third- degree theft and Linn County supervisory warrant for second- for PubticSafety in The New Era-is from local police and fire. It importantto that the fact,that we that ~ arrested or cited for a~me not they Guilt is onlyde the ses lis the or of the st, but s may indicate the of the degree criminal mischief (owes 14 days in jail). Transported to Linn County Jail. 9:35 a.m - Caller reported someone took things out of her locked garage during the night, 1400 block of Ninth. Officer responded and took report for theft of $5 shovel. Caller told the officer that for the past five months, she has had little things taken from her garage. 12:40 p.m. - Timothy Ray Reynolds, 57, arrested on Linn County supervisory warrant for failure to comply on original charge of second-degree burglary (owes five days in jail), 877 14th Ave. Given conditional release because the jail was full stating he needed to report to the jail by noon on April 17 to serve five days in jail. 8:58 p.m. - Caller reported juveniles were still at Skate Park making noise, 1990 Long St. Officer responded. Juveniles left park. April 13 10:45 a.m. Sindy Margarette Richards, 51. cited for failure to stop for bus safety lights. 4800 block of Main. 5:14 p.m. - Caller reported that a fenaalc took $120. 6200 block of Main. Report taken. 7:22 p.m. - Jeremy Michael Hicks, 31, arrested on Linn County warrant for failure to comply on original charge of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle (owes eight days in jail), Linn County warrant for failure to appear on original charges of second- degree theft and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and Lebanon warrants for failure to comply on original charge of second-degree See Safety, page 10