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Page 8 Vt Jl (XMMI JNITV lg l"rS, r" - June 20, 2012 Poster winners are: Rhiannon Stiles, left, of Holley, Zoe Salazar, at right, of Oak Heights; and in far right photo, Lily Keeney of Foster. Also in the above photos are high school art students, from left, Paige Sanders, Emily Leonard, Katie Turner and Belen Toscano, who reproduced enlarged versions of the winning posters for public display. Third from t.eft is Neil Miller of the Oregon Department of Forestry, and, in center, Larae Guillory of the U.S. Forest Service, who put on the contest. 2012 forest fire safety poster contest winners named Three local girls are the grand prize win- ners in the 2012 Smokey Bear Poster Contest held in local elementary schools this spring, in which mostly fourth-grade students paint- ed fire prevention posters. The three, Zoe Salazar of Oak Heights,_ Lily Keeney of Foster and Rhiannon Stiles of Holley, will have their posters posted along local highways leading into the forest. The winners' posters were painted on 4x8 sheets of plywood by Sweet Home High School art students. Lily's will be placed along Highway 20 across from The Point restaurant, Rhian- non's along Upper Calapooia Drive and Zoe's along Quartzville Road at Sunnyside Park. Three winners were selected from each class that participated. Winners in Shelley Quest's third- and fourth-grade class at Foster were: Addy Gilmore, first; Makayla Griffin, second; and Danielle Tressel, third. Winners in Rachel Markell's third- and fourth-grade class at Foster were: Emily Brown, first; Davin Guzman, second; and Hunter Calderwood, third. Winners in Cathy Hawken's fourth- and fifth-grade class at Foster were, in addition to Lily: Jessi Davenport, second; and Leaha McQueary, third. Winners in Jayme Zwierzyna's fourth- and fifth-grade class at Hawthorne were: Co- lin Owens, first; Bella Lovvorn, second; and Micheala Brown, third. Winners in Carla Alexander's fourth- grade class at Hawthorne were: Megan Hager, first; Kassandra Matney, second; and Iakona Rucker, third. fourth-grade class at Holley were: James Jew- ett, first; Alice Ramsey, second; and Alexia Schilling, third. Winners in Marybeth Angulo's third- and fourth-grade class at Oak Heights were: Priscilla Davis, first; Sherriah Thein, second; and Courtnie Faye Woodard, third. Winners in Tim Swanson's fourth-grade class at Oak Heights were, in addition to Sala- Winners in Brett Bowers' fourth-grade zar: Karrah Lewis, second; and Jandy Drake, class at Holley were, in addition to Rhiannon, third. Shawna Burnett, second; and Nate Jeppson, The winners are invited to ride on the third. Oregon Department of Forestry float in the Winners in Kathi Collins' third- and Sportsman's Holiday Parade. II Rodeo From page 1 unteers, he Rodeo Board would never have been able to put on a rodeo, Coffin said. This year's fund-raising events, a don- key basketball game and a silent auction, were lightly attended, Coffin said, and the organiz- ers were unable to raise the money necessary to operate the rodeo. "At our last meeting, I said if we're within $5,000 by June 1, we'll continue," Coffin said. "If not, we have to pull the plug." The rodeo would have relied on ticket sales to cover the remainder, he said. The rodeo costs approximately $35,000 to put on, Coffin said. "This year we came up well short of that. I don't have $30,000 in my pocket, but ifI won that $300 million jackpot, we'd have a rodeo." The rodeo has a little more than $4,000 for this year's event, Coffin said. He is mailing back all of the funds provided so far by spon- sors. The money from the fund-raising events will stay in the rodeo's account for a possible event next year. Coffin may organize a bull ride or some- thing along that line he said. "Next year, we'll try again." A new event may not be held the same weekend, Sportsman's Holiday, he said. It de- pends on contractor schedules, and with the rode o canceling, they'll be booking that week- end. It may be tough restarting the rodeo, Cof- fin said. "We may not be able to start this rodeo back up again." Coffin has volunteered vith the rodeo for 27 years, he said. "I had a bhst. I enjoyed put- ting it on. It was a lot of wek, a lot of politi- cal BS, pretty much. We putit on for fun. We enjoye d putting it on. "When we see the peop)e having fun, that made us feel good that we )ut something on for the community. It's seeiag our town have a good time at the rodeo. That's what made it worth it. None of us got paid. We're all volun- teers." Any money the event ever made always went back into the community, Coffin said. The rodeo made Christmas baskets one year, and it sponsored 4-H groups. Its mission was to start rodeo programs for Sweet Home youths and provide a place for equestrian gaming and 4-H shows. The rodeo started some 69 years ago in Crawfordsville as the Calapooia Roundup, al- though From our Files on page 4 indicates that there was a rodeo as early as 1920. "It's a shame to see a piece of history go away," Coffin said. The Rodeo Board is remaining intact for File photo by Sean C. Morgan A bull mixes it up with a rider at a recent rodeo. This year's event has been canceled. now, Coffin said. Coffin pointed to Sisters, a small town with a big rodeo. "Here you've got a small town that got behind their rodeo 100 percent," Coffin said. "People go from all over the valley to Sisters Rodeo. If this town got behind the rodeo, we could be just as big as Sisters." / Mural. From page 1 verton, who has painted" other mu- rals in Sweet Home. Kangas actually painted the original mural over the winter on material called Pelion. That ap- proach enabled him to take his time and not have to rush the job, Nyara said. The mural was attached to the wall with adhesive and gel. "He can do it at his leisure, re- gardless of weather," he said. "The Pelion material, after the gel is ap- plied, actually supports the wall. It provides an outside coating on the concrete block wall." Nyara said it cost $400 to -the Police Department, working the get the damage repaired. Kangas worked Wednesday, June 13, to repair the damage and make some changes to the painting, adding a title: "1911-2011 - A Century of Service" to the upper left-hand cor- ner, and making Davis look a little friendlier. "Bill was not smiling and wav- ing in the first one," Nyara-said. He said he has gotten mainly positive reactions from local resi- dents to the mural, though he and others were disappointed that they couldn't locate a historically accu- rate photo of an older police car. "The Mural Committee tried for three months to get a photo," he said. Committee members came up empty after asking at City Hall and word-of-mouth angle, announc- ing their quest in The New Era and searching through old newspapers. "The retired officer in the car provided the oldest photo," Nyara said. "A gentleman in Albany had to provide a full-length depiction of the car. Those were the only two responses we got. "I would have liked to have a 50-year-old car." The mural was supposed to get a final, protective clear coat called Monocam, which was applied last week after Kangas made his repairs. It will make cleaning the mural eas- ier, Kangas and Nyara said. Also, Nyara said, the bare wall around the mural will be painted soon. Photo by Scott Swanson Larry Kangas paints over graffiti on a mural of a Sweet Home police unit on the side of the building at 1206 Main St. Thursday, June 13.