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4 Hometown Newspaper of Donald and Arlene Paschen Serving the Sweet Home community since 1929 Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Vol. 83, No. 28 75 Cents Members of the annual Sweet Home Banjo Camp, right, perform their tradi- tional Fourth of July concert Wednes- day at the VFW Hall. The camp, which drew some 125 banjo enthusiasts, and a number of other musicians, from as far away as Germany and Canada for several days last week at Dick Martin's North River Road home, culminated with the performance before a packed house. Above, Martin, center, leads the musicians in a rousing version of "Blue Spanish Eyes," one of a long list of tra- ditional favorites the group performed. Photos by Scott Swanson crowd of Husky alums pected for lOOth reunion Sweet Home High School's All Years Alumni Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Satur- day, July 14, and continue throughout the day. Organizers are expecting some 2,000 alumni for the event, "Once Upon a Time at Sweet Home High - 100 Years of Memories (1912-2012), which marks the 100th year of the building of Sweet Home Union High School, in 1912. The reunion is being put on by the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation. "We just want to raise awareness,'" said foundation member Coreen Melcher. "We See Reunion, page 5 Cops warn movie offer deserves caution By Sean C. Morgan A number of them have contacted the with shooting over six days in a park Of The New Era Sweet Home Police Department and area around a small spring - a total Police are cautioning senior The New Era after becoming con- of $90,000. citizens to be careful in responding cerned that the casting call might be "Transportation will be pro- to an advertisement for extras for a scam. vided, dressing trailers and makeup a movie shoot in the Sweet Home "The Sweet Home Police De- people on site as well as catering area. partment cannot attest to the valid- trucks to provide nourishment," said A man claiming he was casting ity of this solicitation," said Police the flier. "Payment is daily in cask for a spoof of the 1985 film "Co- Chief Bob Burford. "However, we No experience necessary." coon" recently posted fliers inviting should always be wary of providing There would be no speaking 50 seniors above the age of 70 to personal information to any individ- parts other than casual conversa- participate, ual or business entity where there is tions, while the main actors would Senior Center member Clara not a previous established trust rela- carry the storyline. Windom said she saw the man, who tionship." The seniors would only be in- identified himself as "Percy West," No information about this film volved in a small segment of the putting up fliers at the center a few or the production company was film. The bulk of the two-hour film weeks ago. She said she talked with available last week on the Web, and was planned at the Nine Maids Mov- him a number of times, the man, who identified himself as ie Productions studios in Northridge/ "He was very friendly and out- Percy West, hung up the phone in Burbank. going," she said of the man, who, she the middle of an interview with a re- Shooting on this low-budget estimated, was "in his 70s." porter Friday. film, with a total budget of less than Around 20 seniors may have The flier indicated that the film $60,000 or $200,000-the figure var- responded to the ad, giving up their would be a "remake" of "Cocoon." Social Security numbers to the man. It offered the seniors $300 per day, See Movie, page 10 SPORTSMAN'S tloubav COURT 2012 Kayla Mackenzie Wickline Kayla Macken- zie Wickline, 17, is the daughter of Darrell Wick- line and Patricia Gray. She will be a junior at Sweet Home High School. She played soc- cer her junior year. As a sophomore, she wag a member of the Forestry Club. She was active in the Key Club, Amnesty International Club and Book Club last school year. She volunteered in the Sweet Home Peer Court and Summer Rec See court, page 5 i IIIIM !I!!jI]HI;