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4i28i20i3 N Small Town Papers- 2i 7 Vv Gota St Siaeit0n wa 985t34 Hometown News )aper of Hubert Ship ) Serving the Sweet Home community since 1929 Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Vol. 83, No. 27 75 Cents One sw t' Vette Photo by Sean C. Morgan Dwain Harris of Sweet Home checks out a 2006 Corvette owned by Gabriel Quintanilla of Vancouver, Wash., at the Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show Saturday below Sweet Home Junior High. The event drew nearly 200 entries. For more photos, see page 16. Council OK's $22M budget By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era The Sweet HomeCity Council adopted a $22 million city budget for 2012-13 follow- ing a public hearing during its regular meet- ing on June 26. The budget including a budgeted end- ing fund balance and cash carryover of $781,000. Voting unanimously were Marybeth An- See Budget, page 10 Fines for Elm St. property going through the roof By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Fines of $147,000 levied against two property owners for violating city ordi- nances will be dismissed if and when the property in question is brought into com- pliance with the ordinances, according to a city official. Kelly Prince and Lois Prince of Aums- ville were found guilty on 294 violations each by Judge Larry Blake Jr. in Sweet See Fines, page 11 Alum runs for scholarships By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era A Vancouver, Wash., man is running 117 miles to help Sweet Home students attend college. Jay Kitchin, a 1966 graduate of Sweet Home High School, is trying to raise at least $10,000 for the Sweet Home Alumni Founda- tion, which provides scholarships to Sweet Home students. He won't do it all at once, but he plans to go the distance. "What I'm doing is pick- See Run, page 10 Photo by Scott Swanson Firefighters ready to go Ryan Sullivan of the U.S. Forest Service, left, operations chief for the Sweet Home Fire School held last week at Sweet Home High School, gives students instructions Friday morning before they head out to their final exercise - a livefire incident on Marks Ridge. For more on Fire School, seepage 9. C00fficials: Play it safe and sane on Fourth Officials are reminding mem- bers of the public to be safe and courteous while using only legal fireworks during this year's Inde- pendence Day celebrations. "We're just encouraging folks to celebrate safely," said City Manager Craig Martin. "If you cel- ebrate with fireworks, make sure you purchase them in Oregon." Those are the only kind that are legal, Martin said. Fireworks from other states are illegal to dis- charge in Oregon. Fireworks caused a couple of combat veterans concern last year, and they asked the council to do something about it. There wasn't much the city could do beyond responding to complaints. "The council responded by See Fourth, page 8 SPORTSMAN'S HOLlbaV COURT Z01Z Anne Marie Miller Anne Made Mill- er, 18 is the daugh- ter of John and Diane Miller. She graduated from Sweet Home High School this year. She was active in cross country, Key Club, track and field, Future Business Lead- ers of America, the Book Club, the Art Club, the Forestry Club and the symphonic .choir. She was a mem- ber of the National Honor Society and was See Court, page 2