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Page 6 Vctm (".CMMIJNITV ][1e  :a -August 15, 2012 AROUNb TOWN Free concert in Brownsville Randy's Main Street Coffee in Brownsville will host its fourth annual Barbecue and Concert at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at 240 N. Main St. Chef Michael Neddeau will barbecue pork, chicken, hamburg- ers and hot dogs with all the trim- mings, and Scott McDowell will open the three-band concert with his three-piece group, including guitarist Chris Sande and singer II foursqur;r; church Pastor Rick Ellingson You are welcome, just as you are 1234 Ing St., Sweet Home, 341-367-6161 Senhces: 10 a.m. Sunday COMMUNITY CHAPEL _ MPHITHEATER outside at 10am Childrenrs ministries for ages birth-Sth grade 42250 Ames Creek Road Sweet Home 367-5106 Elm Street Baptist Church (Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of dmerica) Sunday Services: Sunday School 9:45; 11:00 am Worship Prayer Meeting: Sunday 6:00 prn 1150 Elm St. Sweet Home 541-367r5883 Sweet Home  Mennonite Church 1266 44th Ave. PO Box 515 541-367-2848 Pastor-Pete Kauffman 9:15 am Coffee Fellowship 9:45 am Sunday School 10:45 am Morning Worship (Nursery and Children's Church) 6 pm Eve. Worship Service Fir Lawn  Lutheran Church i09w .o,ey Rd  Worship-lOmO am -. "-: 541-367-3642 , Sweet Home , J United Methodist :', 1" Church C I OpenHearts, ' I Open Minds,  [ Open Doors " ' ] A Reconciling Congregation 4:00 pm Worship 5:30 pm Sunday School Free Meal - Tue, Wed & Fri - 5:00 pm 6th & Ironwood 541-367-3073 New Ho rellowshi W P Pentecostal Church ot: God 9:30 am Sunday School 10::30 am Morning Worship 5:00 pm Evening Worship Tues. l 1:30 am: Ladies meeting Wed. 7:00 pm: Bible Study 6+0 yh Avenue 1-67-79+9 Eev. Jo 9 5ullenger, pastor First Baptist Church 2470 E. Main Street Pastor Danny Wyatt Open Door Church 9:30 Sunday School 10:50 Worship Sunday Eve - 6 pm 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study Sweet Home Christian Church Minister Dale Robinson 18th & Long Street, Sweet Home (541) 367-2094 shcc18th-long@centurel.net BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMS All Welcome! Church: 541-367-4838 Home: 541-259-2820 9:00 Bible Study 10:30 Divine Worship 7:00 Bible Study,Thursday 2590 Long St., Sweet Home St. Helen's Catholic Church 600 6th Avenue Sweet Home, OR 97386 541-367-2530 R'everend Fred J. Anthony Mass Schedule Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm Sunday Mass: 9:00 am Reconciliation: Saturday - 3:30-4:30 pm Attend The Church of Your Choice! Alyssa Mealue. Also perform- ing will be the Bost Family Band, Arizona's family band of the year and CGMA Bluegrass Band of the year, and the Main Street Band - Michael Worthing, Joe Fletcher, Steve Posavatz, Mary Parker and Moon, playing bluegrass and coun- try music. Meal prices 'range in the neighborhood of $8 to $10, and the music is free. The Oregon Bever- age Company will provide a beer garden outside Randy's. Music is slated to start about 5:15 p.m. For more information, call (541) 466-3900. Hanna, Wescott at Marks Ridge Ray Hanna and Jerry Wescott will perform rock, swing and blues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road. The two have performed to- gether, and with other musicians, as the Reckless Rockhounds since 2005. Wescott had performed in the area for many years with Canyon Fever. Hanna arrived in Oregon in 2002 after leading bands in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Their sensational harmony vocals and encyclopedic knowledge of rock have been on display ever since. Bring a picnic dinner and ar- rive early to enjoy one of-the bev- erages offered by Marks Ridge. Tickets are $10 eacK Children 12 to 20 are $5 and those under 12 are free, welcome with parental per- mission. Concerts are held outside on the stone patio unless weather does not permit. For more information, call (541) 367-3292 or visit www. marksridge.com. Ex-postal worker to talk in Foster A meeting to discuss the future of the Foster and Cascadia Post Offices will be held at 3 p.m. Sat- urday, Aug. 18, in the Rez church facility next door to the Foster Post Office, 1621 53rd Ave. Jamie Partridge, a self-de- scribed "postal road warrior" and retired letter carrier from Portland, will offer advice on how to avoid closure of local offices. According to Partridge, 124 rural towns are scheduled to lose their full-time postmaster and, eventually, their post office. A ma- jority of Oregon's mail processing plants and a third of its post offices will be impacted. Patridge will speak on how he sees Congress and the Postmaster General handling the agency's fi- nancial problems, how local com- munities fighting and winning the battles to save their post offices and what local residents can do. For more information, contact Jean at (541) 367-3773. Slave Auction at VFW Aug. 18 The Sweet Home VFW Club will hold a Slave Auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 as a fund- raiser for the organization at 580 Main St. Auctioneer Paul Thompson of Independence will sell 20 different services from the auction block. Services and donors will be on dis- play for buyers' scrutiny. A spaghetti dinner will be served at 5 p.m., with garlic bread and salad, for $6 per person. For more information, contact Nancy at (541) 409-4276 or Cathy at (541) 367-4435. Bras Across the Bridge Sunday South Santiam Sweet Potato Queens will host the fourth annual "Bras Across the Bridge" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 at Weddle Bridge in Sankey Park. The theme will be "Cowgirl Up: Arrest Breast Cancer!" Pro- ceeds will go toward local breast cancer care. Last year more than $1,000 was raised. Participants are encouraged to wear their "fanciest duds" and bring bras and dona- tions. Music, games, drawing and a raffle of a genuine Southern din- ner by the Queens will be on the program. For information, call (541) 367-2678. Holiday planning meeting for 2013 People interested in planning for Sportsman's Holiday 2013 are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss that weekend's activities. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at City Hall An- nex. Sweet Home Parade Commit- tee members, city officials, Cham- ber of Commerce officials and others will participate and those who have contributed feedback and ideas on the organization's Facebook page are particularly en- couraged to attend. Comedians to perform at VFW Sweet Home Veterans Club will present a Night of Comedy featuring Joe Stoddard and Susan Rice at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at 580 Main St. Stoddard has performed for more than 20 years with such groups such as the Beach Boys, To submit information about an upcoming event for inclusion in ROUND TOWN, send an e-mail or letter that includes the five W'S (What's happening, when it's happening, where, why, and who's in- volved) and the H (how much). Events" that are free or are non-profit will get first priority. Remember that the newspaper is delivered on Wednesdays, so time submissions accordingly. The deadline for sub- missions is noon on the Thursday prior to publication. Send your information to news@sweethomenews.com or mail it to Editor, The New Era, P.O. Box 39, Sweet Home, OR 97386. You are welcome to call to make sure your information has arrived, but it must be submit- ted in writing. Ricky Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rich Little, Loretta Lynn, Pat Boone, Jim Stafford, Mickey Gilley and Jan & Dean. Rice, of Portland, has been performing for 30 years and is known for down- to-earth, conversational humor that focuses on everyday experiences and her ability to bring it to life. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. All seats are pre- ferred. For tickets, call (541) 367- 4435. Meals on Wheels weekly munu Meals on Wheels, also known as Your Table or Ours, offers lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fri- days. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. First-time diners are invited to come in and have a free lunch to give it a try. Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, cof- fee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request. The lunch menu on Friday, Aug. 17, is potato and turkey ham salad or Arizona chicken salad over spinach Romaine, chunky to- mato rice soup, white dinner roll and pears. The menu for Monday, Aug. 20, is breaded baked fish with Tartar sauce or chicken patty with country gravy, Delmonico pota- toes, country trio vegetables, mul- tigrain roll and zucchini brownie. The menu for Tuesday, Aug. 21, is chicken salad or ham salad sandwich half on wheat bread, vegetarian vegetable soup, country coleslaw and spiced apples. For more information, call (541) 367-8843. / Josai From page 1 pressure from the offices of Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. and Rep. Peter DeFazio. The exchange program is ap- parently halted for the 2012-13 school year because paperwork had not been filed for recertifi- cation under a 2010 law that re- quires recertification every two years, Burford said. Now, the School District must complete a full certification process instead of recertification, and it will take too long for two Josai exchange students to attend Sweet Home High School this year. Monday evening, Supt. Don Schrader wanted to make it clear that the program is not canceled. "At no time was the program ever going to be canceled," he said. The district simply needs to complete the recertification pro- cess. The site visit came much faster than he expected, he said. "We thought it was going to be maybe 10 months from now." The visit went well, Schrader said. Schrader, Winslow and Bur- ford met with the investigator. See Josai, page 7