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t/ ,,le ra - July 18, 2012 Page 3 ALMANAC ,00mAll/S?OV|S INc, Temperatures Forecast 541-928-4986 5ervn Oreo • Wood, Gas, snre 19  Pellet Stoves t Sales E Service • Sweeps • Installations • Inspections Almanac sponsored by Albany Stoves Inc. High Low Precip July 10 83 50 .00 July 11 80 50 .00 July 12 86 54 .00 July 13 81 50 .00 July 14 82 50 .00 July 15 79 58 .00 July 16 84 55 .00 Lake Levels Precipitation to date: 42.19 July 20, 2011:33.09 Sunny. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the 50s. Weather information courtesy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Call 367-5132 for updated stream flow information. Foster Reservoir: 636.83 Green Peter: 1,007.88 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing00 and the breath of all mankind. -- 101312: 9, I0 - VOUR COJMMUNITV Local newspaper has big day at state awards ceremony The New Era was the top award winner among the state's 54 weekly newspapers at the Oregon Newspa- per Publisher's Association annual convention last week in Welches. The newspaper won 20 awards for work done in areas ranging from news and sports photos to opinion columns. The paper also received four awards for advertising excel- lence. Each year ONPA holds a Best Newspaper Contest, which is judged by journalists in other states. Newspaper staffs submit what they consider their best work, or issues from specified dates. Judging this year was done by newspaper staffs in Arizona. "The fact that other journalists see quality in our local newspaper is definitely encouraging," Publisher Scott Swanson said. "It's always nice to be recognized by our peers. It's nice to know that when big news happens here, other journalists think we're covering it in a professionally superior manner." The editorial contest awards, all for work done in 2011, were: • The Sweepstakes Award for most awards won by a weekly newspaper. • Second place in General Ex- cellence for weeklies in the 1,001- 2,000 circulation range. • First for Best News Photo to Sean Morgan for a photo of a hay truck fire on Ames Creek Drive (May 25) and third place to Chris Pinto for a patient being loaded into a REACH helicopter after a crash on Highway 20 east of Foster (Aug. 31). • A sweep of the two awards for Best Photo Essay, both by Sean Morgan, for a Memorial Day obser- vance at Gilliland Cemetery (June 1) and a selection of more photos of the Highway 20 crash east of Foster (Aug. 31). • A sweep of the three awards for Best Sports Photo by Morgan for a photo of Huskies' baseball player Justin Rice sliding into third base (April 6),a rodeo clown and a rider using a barrel to protect themselves from a bull (July 13), and Sweet Home softball player Sarah Wyatt sliding home ahead of the throw (rpri113). • A sweep of the awards in Coverage of Business and Econom- ic Issues, first and second to Swan- son and third to Morgan, including stories on the use of a helicopter to harvest Christmas trees on a lo- cal farm (Nov. 23) and the opening of an antiques store on Main Street (June 22). • Second place in Best Edu- cational Coverage for a story about how a substitute teacher was re- moved from the school district's substitutes list after parental com- plaints about the contents of his photography Web site (Sept. 2). • Second place in Best Fea- ture Story: Personality for a story by Morgan about a local man who makes a living playing on-line poi(- er - though he says he dislikes gam- bling (Feb. 2). • A sweep of the two awards for Best Local Column - first place to Morgan for three columns head- lined "Sanitizing literature doesn't make sense (March 2)," "Time to can the old bottle bill" (June 15) and "Lots of fun left after the Jambo- ree" (Aug. 24); and second to Scott Swanson for three columns head- lined "Trip to Japan puts things in perspective (March 16)," "Technol- ogy not always an advantage (Sept. 14)" and "Move to check drunk driving has pluses (March 9)." • Second and third place for Best Spot News Coverage to Scott Swanson for a June 15 story on a power line knocked down by a piece of heavy equipment that severely shocked a local woman and to Sean Morgan and Scott Swanson for a re- port on the burning of the Cascadia Post Office. • Third place for Best Page One Design. • Second place in Best Head- line Writing to Scott Swanson for a selection of headlines: "Final frame" (the demolition of the burned bowl- ing alley); "Councilors take gander at fowl law" (the issue of whether chickens should be allowed in Sweet Home); "Wicked windstorm" (a story and photos on the windstorm that knocked trees down throughout the area in March), "Cuts leave TIP facing its own trauma (about dif- ficulties faced by the local Trauma Intervention Program); "Time to can the old Bottle Bill" (an opinion column about problems with the 5-cent deposit on cans and bottles), and "'Leave us alone:' Cascadia- area residents sound off on Post Of- fice closure question" about a meet- ing of Cascadia residents after their Post Office burned down. The advertising staff won two first-place awards in the weeklies division, one for The New Era's "Congratulations for Making State" ad that is supported by multiple lo- cal businesses. The other first-place award was for use of a single spot color on a black-and-white adver- tisement featuring a carriage for Chafin Farms. They also won a second place in the best use of a single color cat- egory. Photo by Sean C. Morgan Members of the Elks Lodge join representatives of Camp Attitude to present a $1,000 donation. From left are Camp Attitude Board President Dan Whitney, Elks Patricia and Ron Sharrah, Camp Attitude Director of Devel- opment Dave McCready and Elks Exalted Ruler Jim Heimbuck. Camp Attitude is an area nonprofit that provides a free camping experience to disabled children. Fair line-up includes classic bands !his week The Linn County Fair kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday, with entertainment headliners Three Dog Night, Eddie Money, Sawyer Brown and the Knights of the Realm. The fair opens to the public at 11 a.m. daily and closes at 11 a.m. through Saturday. The fair will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Livestock events begin earlier each day. Admission is free until 3 p.m. Thursday, Senior Day, with Senior Bingo and an Ice Cream Social. Buy a one-day carnival ride wristband, and a second one is free. Three Dog Night will perform on the main stage at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free until 3 p.m. on Friday, Family Day, and Eddie Money performs at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Saturday is Wild and Wooly Day in the Calapooia Arena at 6 p.m. Sawyer Brown performs at 8:30 p.m. on the main stage. Sunday is Support Our Troops Day. Admission is free for all active members of the military. Valid military ID is required. The Knights of the Realm will perform shows at 1:30 and 4 p.m. in the arena. The arena will also be the site of a Bull Bash Friday at 6 p.m. Racing Pigs closes out each day at 5 p.m. in Family Land. Reserve seating tickets for Three Dog Night, Eddie Money and Sawyer Brown cost $15. General admission is free with fair admission. Parking is $4. Adult admission is $7. Senior admission is $5. Children 12 and younger get in for free. Carnival wristbands are $25, and carnival tickets are $3.50, For more information, visit linncountyfair.com.