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41ZbtZU13 N Srcpaii ]own Hapers- 2i 7 W Cota St Sneiton Vva 98584 Hometown Newspaper of Donald Emmert Serving the Sweet Home community since 1929 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 VoL 83, No. 34 75 Cents Local teens star in tongue-in-cheek suspense movie By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Zombies overran Thriftway the last two Saturdays as a group of local high school students c6ntinued work on a production of a movie, "Not Another Zombie Movie." A parody of the title, "Not Another Teen Movie," the film has been in produc- tion since last summer. Members of the cast appeared in the Sportsman's Holiday parade, portraying healthy human survivors fishing for zombies off the back of an old pickup. The movie tells the story of a group of teens during a zombie outbreak as they attempt to reach a safe house set up by the military. "What our main goal is, is to show peo- ple what you can do without a lot of mon- ey,;' said Kevin Cannon. Cannon and his wife, Becky, are assisting their son, Cody, a high school senior, with the project. So far, See Movie, page 8 Photo by Sean C. Morgan From left, Zane Jackson, Shelby Wymetalek and Jakob Holden go over their lines for "Not Another Zombie Movie." In the background is zombie Josh Pickett. Director Cody Cannon is behind Holden. By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Construction of a new fish pas- sage facility at Foster Dam is about to begin and, though it will result in closure of parts of Andrew J. Wiley Park, it is not expected to perma- nently cut off the existing access to the South Santiam shoreline at the Park, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman. Officials also expect the new system to significantly improve the survival rate of fish trapped below the dam because it will enable fish to be moved over the dam or "re- cycled" downriver with much less human contact. The fish passage will incorpo- rate a large new facility in the park on the south bank of the South San- tiam. The Corps has awarded an $18.6 million construction con- tract to the Natt McDougall Com- pany of Tualatin. McDougall will start moving equipment to the site See Fish, page 16 Sweet Home market owner dies in Highway 228 crash The 62-year-old owner of Sweet Home's Midway Grocery died in a crash on Highway 228 on Aug. 15. Bonnie Lee Badgley of Sweet Home was pronounced dead at the scene. Oregon .State Police are continuing to investigate the crash and are seeking additional information from any potential witnesses. At approximately 10:34 a.m a red 1994 Dodge 2500 pickup driven by Stephen J. Dyal, 54, of Springfield was westbound near milepost nine, about three miles east of Brownsville, when it crossed the center line and collided head on with an eastbound 2008 Chevrolet Equinox sport utility vehicle driven by Badgley. Preliminary information indicated the pickup may have been attempting to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone, but that has not been confirmed, according to Lt. Gregg Hastings, public information officer. Bonnie Badgley Badgley was using a seatbelt, and her vehicle's airbags deployed. A dog in the vehicle was not injured and was later taken to the Linn County animal shelter See Crash, page 11 Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police A Chevrolet Equinox, which had been driven by Bonnie Lee Badgley of Sweet Home, sits alongside Highway 228 after it was struck by the pickup at right. i Photo courtesy of Joe Clark The South Santiam Sweet Potato Queens' one-of-a-kind Lincoln Con- tinental is surrounded by bras contributed in a demonstration against breast cancer during the Bras Across the Bridge event Sunday afternoon at Weddle Bridge. For more, see page 9. 'Road warrior': Fight for Cascadia P.O. By Sean C. Morgan Church, next door to Foster Post Of- said. Communities will be offered Of The New Era rice, to help them organize and plan cuts in hours, closures or village Post Retired postal carder Jamie ways to oppose the possible perma- Offices, which offer minimal ser- Partridge says that the U.S. Postal nent closure of Cascadia Post Office, vices. Service is not broke, and it doesn't which was already on the list before But none of this is necessary, need to close post offices or process- it burned on Nov. 19. Partridge said. "it's not broke, de- ing centers, including Cascadia Post Processing centers will start spite what you might be reading in Office, which is among some 13,000 closing next year, Patridge said. the newspaper." slated for possible closure. When Salem closes, letters to Salem Expenses and revenues are gen- Partridge is a self-described won't get there overnight. They'll erally even, he said. The Postal Ser- "postal road warrior" who .has trav- have to go to Portland first. On July vice is not suffering from the growth eled around the Northwest to meet t, the Postmaster General Changed of the Internet. The Internet reduced with residents in communities whose the first-class delivery standards to the number of letters, but it has re- post offices are threatened with clo- allow this. suited in more parcels with online sure. He met with Cascadia resi- Foster Post Office is slated to dents Saturday afternoon at The Rez have its hours cut in half, Partridge See Caseadia, page 9