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l f.a, r. - July 18, 2012 VouR COMMUNITV Page 9 1 Reunion From page 1 Nieman was head coach of the boys' basketball team, taking the team to the schools one and only - thus far - state basketball cham- pionship, in 1993. He said he loved the constant relationships that were developed with the students and athletes. "There's a lot of good memo- ties," Nieman said. The reunion's morning activi- ties were followed by a program Saturday afternoon at Husky Field, emceed by alumni Greg Ego from the Class of 1973 and Steve Thor- pe, a 1986 graduate. Ego and Thorpe took the alum- ni through the 100 years of Sweet Home High School, remembering specific events and people, one of whom was Margaret (Nothiger) Morse, the oldest Sweet Home alumnus, who graduated with the class of 1928. Morse said she enjoyed the re- union very much. "It's been wonderful," Morse said. "Very enjoyable. "I think it's pretty wonderful. Of course, the city has grown a lot since we were here." Her house is still here though, Morse said. It's the green one now located inside Trailer Villa. She said she enjoyed her high school career, her favorite part be- ing the home economics classes. She loves to cook and garden and still does so to this day. She now lives in Newberg. Morse received i special gift from SHAF in her honor. Fredda Butler, Class of 1959, performed during the program, singing with other alumni. During high school, Butler was involved in choir, which was her favorite part. Her favorite teacher was the choir teacher, Mrs. Gates. Butler said she loved seeing old friends and catch- ing up with one another. "It's been perfect," Butler said. "I can't say enough." Other performers included alumni Paul Rowton Jr., Tristan Nichols and former members of the dance team. The alumni dancers met three days before the reunion and put together a routine spe- cifically for the reunion. The 2012 state champion cheer squad, along with individual state cheer titlist Taylor Thorpe, also performed.. Several special presentations were also made during the pro- gram. The class of 1961 made a donation to the Robbie Melcher Scholarship in honor of their fel- low classmate. Ben Dahlenberg, Burlon Mill- er and Shawn Anderson presented the original high school bell, refin- ished and painted, to be used as a spirit bell for football and basket- ball games. The program ended with ev- eryone joining in the singing of the Alma Mater. Coreen Melcher, Class of 1965 and also one of the coordinators for the reunion, said it went very well. Melcher was unsure of the exact number of alumni that attended, because some did not register, but she said a lot of people came. "We are very pleased," Melcher said. "It was just great." To see more photo coverage of the reunion, visit sweethomenews.com and click on the 2012 All Years Re- union folder in the photo galleries. Photos by Scan C. Morgan Lynne "Melodee" (Haynes) Bennett, Class of 1973, left, and Nadine "Babe" (Haynes) Jack- son, Class of 1960, look over memorabilia from the 1960s. Neither finished school at SHHS, but both completed their work and went to college. The oldest living graduate of Sweet Home High School, [ Margaret (Nothiger) Morse, 103, of the Class of 1928 I travels along Memory Lane. I Dean melling of Rohnert Park, Calif., Class of 1953, takes photos of class photo boards inside the high school. At, right, a group of alumni perform several songs. Below, Huskiettes alumni perform, and below right, is woodwork by Dale L. Clem, Class of 1946. iii!i!iiiiiii00iiiill Get back to active with a 00!!iiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii00 five-star quality joint replacement Learn more at a seminar Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, conference room A/B Pre-registration required: Call (541) 812-5050 or visit samhealth.org/fivestars For Jack Smalley, dairy farming is his passion and his bread and butter. He couldn't let bad hips get in the way. Jack decided enough was enough and had his worst hip replaced at Samaritan Albany General Hospital's five-star rated joint replacement program. His results were so good, that Jack had his second hip replaced there too. Even years later, Jack says, "I am good to go and back to normal. Why go through the pain when it can be fixed?" Don't let bad joints keep you from being active. Attend a free joint replacement seminar for knees, hips, shoulders and elbows. Samaritan Albany General Hospital