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1 e r. - May 2, 2012 VOuR CONNUNITV Page 13 aa Funding From page 12 from $18.2 million in 2011-12 and up from an actual figure of $17.7 million in 2010-11 and $18.1 million in 2009-10. The district is proposing a budget of $28.3 million in all funds, a 2.1 percent decrease, which include debt service funds for retirement and construction, $5.2 million; federal programs, like Title I, S825,000; early retirement, $400,000; maintenance, $650,000; grant programs; student body activities, $1.2 million; food service, $860,000; and other specialized funds. General Fund revenues include $12.3 million in state funding; $3.6 million property taxes; no federal forest fees, which provided $136,000 last year and $243,000 in 2009-10; and $222,000 from the common school fund. The General Fund begins with an estimated $950,000 carryover and will receive smaller amounts of funding from a variety of other sources, such as fees, tuition, interest and grants. "The educators in the Sweet Home School District take their mission to educate students at high levels very seriously and will continue to foster the success of all children. "We look forward to a better financial outlook. Meanwhile, we will continue to hold our students as our number-one priority and focus on helping all kids to find success and prepare them for what lies ahead in their futures." The Budget Committee elected JeffLynn as chairman and Steven Olin as secretery. Present at the meeting were School Board members Chanz Keeney and Chairman Jason Redick. Board members absent were Jenny Daniels, Mike E. Adams, Kevin Burger, Billie Weber, David VanDerlip and Mike Reynolds. Appointed citizens attending included Brandell Braatz, Edene Flierl, Olin, Lynn, Kari Bennett, Leena Neuschwander, Teresa Wilson and Mary Sue Reynolds. Anay Hausner was absent. The next meeting is set for 6 p.m. on May 15. Pie times at Sweet Home Boys and Girls Club Boys and Girls Club staff member Tracy McIntyre takes a pie in the face during a change drive in which club members donated their extra cash to the Sweet Home Volunteer Fire: fighters Association's fireworks fund. The event, on April 20, included visits from the Sweet Home High School cheerlead- ers, the Sportsman's Holiday Court. and local firefighters. The Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Santiam will hold its annual auction at 4 p.m. Sat- urday, May 5, at the Lebanon Elks Lodge, 630 Park St. Cost is $150 per couple. For details call (541) 367-6421. II Riders From page 10 showers. Frosty Wooldridge is a world- class bicyclist, who has done many trips, Howard Wooldridge said. He has traveled 12.000 miles in South America, including Argen- II Species From page 1 Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin- istration, to conduct scientific re- search, education, training, and ex- tension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of aquauc re- sources. The idea is to identify inva- sive species, monitor them and then control them. Siemens said. "The reason this is sucha cool spot is it's very pristine, and there's not a lot of invasive species." After looking for invasive spe- cies. said Brittany Warth. the stu- dents started working on a rapid response plan. They located some false brome. an invasive species, she said. They entered their findings into a data- base, iMaplnvasives, which will help them develop a plan to deal with it. The students will remove the false brome, and then keeping going back to keep the park clear of it. Their work is related to an ef- fort by the Oregon Invasive Species Council. watershed councils and the Oregon SEA Grant, Siemens said. "The work up here is comple- menting a lot of restoration work we're doing downstream on Mc- Dowell." Hartstein said. The South Santiam Council is working with private owners downstream, and the work the students are doing will help protect those properties by preventing the plants from spread- ing downstream. It's a watershed approach. "I've been in it for four years." Warth said. "I became interested as a freshman because I like our envi- ronment, and I want to preserve it." The high school program has seven members and new recruits are needed, she said. Students may con- tact Clegg at (541) 367-5168 to get involved. tina and Brazil. He rode from Nor- way to Greece three years ago. He has crossed the United States six times. "'He'g done this, really, all his life.'" Wooldridge said. "It's second nature." Frosty Wooldridge, a writer. speaker and adventurer, is encour- aging others to live a life of adven- ture. "The very, very best part of it is meeting so many good people, kind-hearted, helpful people who help out strangers," Howard Wool- dridge said. Police officers see the worst. he said. but getting out on the road, he has found that "almost everyone is a good person if you give them a chance to help you." he said. "To leave that environment and go out to find out the vast majority are good people." It's a "double whammy," he said. swaying him from the cyni- cal to neutral and then to a positive outlook. For more information, visit www.citizensopposingprohibition. org and www.howtolivealifeofad- venture.com. We're A Discount Variety Store! Sale Good Through 5-8-12 PALL MALL Kleenex Brand Tissue00 I Filter Cigl 260 ct. o = )Q} 2-ply white tissue 11  Good through 5-8-12  ' llj Carton SU;GEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Smoking - Good through 5-8-12 Limit 2 Yur.namnrthM, aaYRLStFheight. 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