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Hometown Newspaper of Mary Lou and Charles Vauclhan Serving the Sweet Home community since 1929 Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District responded to a 3:05 a.m. fire call on Saturday, Aug. 26. No one was in the single- wide mobile home at 1291 41stAve according to SHFAD. No injuries were reported, but the home was a total loss. Firefighters remained on the scene for about three hours Photo by Sean C. Morgan Vol. 88, No. 35 $1.00 Police taking x1 5 X rrl -t T =- N El N O action on review of department By Seam C. Morgan Of 7he New Era Police Chief Jeff Lynn told the City Coun- cil that Sweet Home Police Department has begun implementing some of the changes recommended in an agency review by the Or- egon Association of Police Chiefs. ~ihe review team recommended hiring an additional sergeant, which would address multiple needs at once. The Police Department has two supervisory po- sitions in addition to the police chief, with 12 oth- er sworn police officers and seven non-sworn department members. Chief Jeff Lynn Lynn requested a review last December. Sherwood Police Chief Jeff Groth, retired Silverton Police Chief Rick Lewis and Oregon City Police Chief Jim Ban conducted an on-site review May 30-31. The visit included a department meeting, a tour and review of the facilities and equip- ment, an employee survey, a community sur- See Police Review, Page 15 By Sean C. Morgan years ago that we needed another about Foster Elementary and the Of The New Era play structure, something for kids kids that go to Foster Eleme:ntary The Sweet Home School Dis- to do in the playground area," said School, and they wanted to give trict Maintenance Department is Principal Luke Augsburger. The back." putting the finishing touches on a school's parent-teacher organiza- Foster has an older playground new playground at Foster Elemen- tion started fund-raising events to in back of the school, he said. Pre- tary School this week. purchase it. vious Principal Glenna DeSouza, The new play structure, paid Lowe's gave the school a grant, purchased the most recent piece of for primarily through an anony- andthen an anonymous donor pro- playground equipment, a smaller mous donation, is located in the vided the majority of the money play structure, for the playground. school courtyard, necessary to purchase it, Augs-Foster students spend most of "We, as a school, decided a few burger said. "They cared deeply their recess time in the courtyard, year nears Augsburger said, but that area has no playground equipment, just four-square courts painted on the asphalt and basketball courts. The school sometimes runs both areas if he has enough staff, he said. ]-he back playground is of- ten used by the Foster community when school is not in session. The play structure will give See Foster, Page 10 Summer in SH Photos by Scott Swanson Sunflowers swath a field along the South Santiam River at Pleasant Valley and Ferguson roads. dobe Woosley finds niche and busy schedule of gigs By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era After a decade playing music in a variety of bands, Jobe Woos- ley believes he has found his niche with his new CD, "Don't Get Me Wrong." "I like it," Woosley said. "I love it. It showcases the sound that I've been trying to work on for years. It's the best representation of what we sound like when you come to a show." Jobe Woosley & Co. released the CD in May, kicking off a busy summer. See Jobe Woosley, Page 3 i11111111 !i illl I!1ii