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JUDGF.S 14:6 - __ -___ __ -_ -_-_ -__ - "UR COMMtJNITV _ -_ - _ _ _ SHHS graduate returns to recor(t memoir on video By Scott Swanson Of The New Era Terry Simon graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1969 and went off to experience the world. He did and recently he was back to capture some of his old haunts on video to accompany a memoir he's written about his life, including his days in Sweet Home. Simon, 61, was born and grew up in Cascadia, next to Cascadia State Park. After finishing high school, in which he was active in sports and theater, he "set out to become a writer," studying journal- ism -at Linn-Benton Community College, Southern Oregon College and the University of Oregon, from which he graduated in t974. He joined VISTA and worked as Josai alumni needed to write letters Thirty Letters to Josai High School needed. Sweet Home High School stu- dents need your help in gathering 30 letters to take to Japan on June 9. This year Josai High School in Tokyo will be celebrating 30 years of being the sister school to Sweet Home" High School. Over those years many students have participat- ed in either the summer or the school year exchange programs. Others in our community have opened their homes and their hearts by being host families for either the short stay or the year long programs. The eight Sweet Home students who are visiting Tokyo in June will be taking part in a ceremony com- memorating this anniversary. Please help us by writing a letter. It will be a great honor for our students to be able to present 30 letters to Mr. Mashimo, principal of Josai High School, during the ceremony. Please include a short story of your experience with the program, your name, .the year that you were involved and maybe a picture. E-mail your letters to Cynde Burford at bobandcynde@yahoo. corn or drop them off at Sweet Home High School with Cynde's name on the envelope by June 5. No memory is too small; every letter will be included. Terry Simons a community organizer in New Eng- land, then headed west to San Fran- cisco "to get involved in literary arts there," he said. In 1997 he moved to Portland, where he's worked in restaurants and in construction. He also became the editor of two community newspa- pers, the Northwest Neighbor and the Northwest Examiner, as well as a literary magazine, Cold Eye, named from a line in a Y.A. Yates poem. In 2010 he ran into an old friend and they decided t.o found a publish- ing house, Round Bend Press. One of their first books was a compilation of articles from the Northwest Neighbor and Cold Eye: Since then, they've published about 10 other books by five different writ- ers. "We're having a lot of fun," Si- mon said. "It's going great." He and a friend, Terence Con- Photos by Scott Swanson Sweet Home High School alumnus Terry Simon, right, talks with current Principal Pat Stineff at the high school as Terence Connery records. nery, a former videographer for PBS, shot scenes in Sweet Home last month, based on selections from Si- mon's memoir, titled "A Marvelous Paranoia." "The business of making this video is to support that book and the press," Simon said. "We're going to shoot the entire book, scenes in Sweet Home relating to when I was growing up." Those included a visit to the family cemetery, shots of Sweet Home, a trip to Cascadia Park, and a trip to the high school. He said he also plans to visit San Francisco and, possibly, New England. "We're taking shots around town to give it an overall Sweet Home feel," Simon'said. "Other things in- clude other aspects of my travel." He said that while the main pur- pose of the video was to promote his memoir, it could go further. 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