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h= $= ra - August 29, 2012 Page 3 ILLUSTRATED BIBLE LMNAC ,u00lr/STOVES t.c. Temperatures Forecast 541-928-4986 Sep..in'qOre,gl • WOOd, GAS, s+,e lg I Pellet Stoves • Sales & Service • Sweeps • Installations Inspections Lake Levels Licensed • 805 SE 7th Albany www.aibanystoves.com Almanac sponsored by Albany Stoves Inc. High Low Precip Aug. 21 82 52 .00 Aug. 22 81 49 .00 Aug. 23 80 46 .00 Aug. 24 78 40 .00 Aug. 25 80 38 .00 Aug. 26 85 42 .00 Aug. 27 81 45 .00 Precipitation to date: 42.22 Aug. 31, 2011:33.86 Partly cloudy. Highs in the 70s. Lows around 50. Weather information courtesy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Call 367-5132 for updated stream flow information. Foster Reservoir: 636.41 Green Peter Res.: 994.19 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit ofher hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates. PROVEtCRS 31: 30, 31 d. I Detail of"Elizabeth, wife ot Zachadas" (1597) by Jan II Colbert VOUR COMMUNITV II Plans From page 1 Sue Olson of the Sportsman's Holiday Parade committee called the meeting in an at- tempt to revive old events and organize new ones. Current activities include the Chips 'n' Splinters talent show, Sportsman's Holiday queen coronation, bazaars, the parade, the Logger Olympics, fireworks and the mile run. The group discussed past activities, in- cluding the rodeo, a "kiddie karnival," a real carnival, boat races, a kiddie parade, a junior Sportsman's Holiday Court, stick horse rodeo, a free movie for kids, bingo and circuses. Ideas for new events included dance walking, pool activities, track events, an art show, a lighted boat regatta, concessions, live entertainment and street performers, some type of poker walk, dragon boat races and bi- cycling. "We're tossing around the idea of a food cookoff of some sort," said Brandi Hawkins of Periwinkle Provisions and Chamber of Commerce president. "A lot of us were really disappointed the rodeo didn't happen," Olson said, and they're wondering whether some other type of horse event could be organized or perhaps a bull fide. Bringing back the hydroplane boat races is unlikely due to the high risk and liability associated with the event, said City Manag- er Craig Martin. A driver's death ended the highly popular races in the early 1980s. Ideas like the stick horse rodeo, handled in 2011 by the Sweet Home Rodeo, and the Kiddie Karnival are likely to be a part of next year's event, while others at the meeting were planning to contact potential volunteers to handle organizing a junior court and bingo. Karyn Hartsook of Farmer's Insurance suggested that the community needs to figure out what the purpose of the event is and take it that direction. Andrew Allen said Sweet Home is a log- ging, recreation and music town, and its ac- tivities should emphasize those themes. In addition to the boat races, past events have included PeeWee Rodeos, chili cook- offs, endurance horseback rides, fun runs of various lengths, canoe races, Tube-A-Thons (in which contestants ran two miles carrying an inner tube, floated three miles on the in- ner tube, and finished by biking six miles, still wearing the tube), flea markets, the Fun Jail (in which participants paid to bail themselves out), carnivals, a truck rodeo, gold panning contests, frog jumping contests, Ferdinand the Bull raffles, draft horse competitions, the Buckaroo Breakfast in Sankey Park, teen dances, street dances for adults, square dances, softball tournaments and racquetball tournaments. There isn't much on Friday and Sunday without the rodeo, Martin said, and the sug- Photo by Scan C. Morgan Participants in the Sportsman's Holiday coordinating meeting meet at City Hall to discuss the festival. gested activities could be opportunities for further activities. Sportsman's Holiday currently kicks off with the Chips 'n' Splinters and coronation on Thursday. Without the rodeo, said Court Coordina- tor Wendy Smith, it might make more sense to move Chips 'n' Splinters and the corona- tion to Friday. "I still think we need something big to be a draw," said Mike Hall, owner of The Point Restaurant and a city councilor. "Whatever it is is, it needs to be done well." For management and insurance purposes, Hartsook said, activities should be coordinat- ed through a committee under the umbrella of the Chamber of Commerce. The chamber could sponsor' the events for insurance and tax purposes, Hawkins said, but all of the activities would need to be self- supporting and cost-neutral to the chamber. It looks like this year's events will hap- pen again next year, Olson said, and volun: teers will look into new ones. They'll also talk to area nonprofit groups that can provide resources, such as insurance. II Deaths From page 2 for Continental Insurance, both in California and Arizona. He married Estella (Peggy) Bi- glow, a registered nurse, in 1940. She died in 1978, on a visit to Sweet Home. He then met Norma Banke and they were married in 1979. The Thomases resided in Sweet Home until Norma died in 2006. Mr. Thomas relocated to Palm Des- ert, where he lived until his passing. He was a lifetime member of CORRECTION Our goal is to give the public an inside look of how the police department functions. Topics will include: The obituary for Edward Cut- ler, which appeared in the Aug. 22 edition, should have listed daugh- ter-in-law Joyce Cutler of La Pine as one of his survivors. She is mar- ried to son Brian Cutler. Free Pregnancy Tests 367-2447 1344 Main St. Open Mon.& Wed. 12-5 www.possiblypreg na nt.org the American Legion, Sweet Home Elks and the Retired Officers Asso- ciation. He was a member of the Fir Lawn Lutheran Church in Sweet Home and the Hope Lutheran Church in Palm Desert. Mr. Thomas is survived by a brother Loren Thomas, of Ohio; a sister, Evelyn Diesler of Ohio; daughter Sharon Lewis of Vacav- ille, Calif.; son Jerry Thomas of Palm Desert, Calif; stepson Robert Banke, Kent, Wash.; six grandchil- dren and 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service and burial were held Aug. 20 at Green Acres Memorial Park and Cemetery in Scottsdale, Ariz. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sweet Home Elks #1972, 440 Osage St., Sweet Home, OR. 97386-1320. Arlene Webster Jan. 12, 1940- Aug. 22, 2012 Arlene Joyce Webster, 72, of Sweet Home died of cancer on Aug. 22, 2012 in Corvallis. She was born Jan. 12, 1940 in Albuquerque, N.M., the daughter of Travis and Eunice Deering, one of five children. She married Dwain C. Webster on April 5, 1958 in Albuquerque. She worked as a store clerk for the International Baking Company of Arroyo Grande, Calif. She enjoyed gardening, play- ing Canasta and Pinochle, and was NEED A RIDE ? TAKE THE BUS! Foster I Sweet Home l Lebanon [Albany Slops InchMe LBCC, Wahnart & The t lcrilage Mall Linn Shuttle & Sweet Home Dial-A-Bus 541.367.4775 linnshuttle.com a member of the Teamsters. She is sur- Vived by four children; 10 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. • She was preceded in death by a daughter, Catherine Jean; and a sister, Jean Moore. Services are planned for Wednesday, Aug. 29, with view- ing at i 1 a.m., a funeral service at noon, at First Baptist Church in Sweet Home, and a graveside ser- vice at 1 p.m. Fall 20]2: Sept 20- Dec 6, 2012 • Thursdays 6:00-9:00 pm Training Room @ SHPD • Defensive Tactics • Facility tour/LCSO Jail Tour • Use of Force Simulator • Traffic/Patrol Team • Property/Evidence ° Detective/Narcotics • Peer Court/S.W.A.T ° DA & Probation Dept. • ...And much more! • Major Crimes If interested, stop by, call or check out our webpage: www.ci.sweet-home.or.us ;weet Home Police Department I 1950 Main Street I 541-367-518