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Page 2 Vc tJ C MMLJNITV - September 5, 2012 CROSSWORD KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 15 THE NEW r__.p.& ON THE ROAD Under the 'clocks' in Melbourne The New Era went with Sharon Sparks to Melbourne. Australia. where Sharon now lives in the state of Victoria in the southern pa(t of the country after work- ing at the Sweet Home Safeway for five years as a cashier. Sharon says that the Flinders Street Clocks. visible in the background, are a landmark in Melbourne. "'If you were to tell any Aussie living in Melb, 'I'll meet you under the clocks at 10 a.m. tomorrow.' they would know exactly where and what you were talking about. Grow- ing up, I used the clocks as a meeting point to see my mates and have a day in the city." Sharon also said she regretted not sending "a photo of a kan- garoo holding The New Era. Ha ha. Taking this photo in front of so many people was embarras- ing enough!" SUDOKU KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 15 Taking a trip some- where (significant)? Pack alon a copy of The New Era, get a picture of yourself with the newspaper in front of a landmark, and send us a photo (good quality, please) with appropriate explana- tory information to The New Era, P.O. Box 39, Sw , OR 97386, drop it by our office at 1313 Main St., or e-mail itto news@ sweethomenews.com. We'll publish it as soon as possible, generally in the order that sub- missions arrive. Please include a phone num- ber in case we need to contact you. AIV slL HIE |! TIS RiO il S C GU OO ~IR BIA SIT DIA RIT BIA ElM LIE 0 R T W E -ff E S 659128437i. ~ 3279615 ~ 1745369 i2167538 6834297 7498152 i 4653781 i 9381426 8526974 GUl R nfRl liP? Call (541) 367-2135 OBITUARIES Singing Christmas Tree rehearsals begin Alta Pendergraft Aug. 31, 1929-Aug. 26, 2012 Alta Nell Pendergraft, 82, died Aug. 27, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. She was a homemaker, and also worked in the dry cleaning business and as a clerk for the state of Oregon. When her husband, Ernest Coming to Santiam Feed & Garden Supply: Retired Entomologist & Master Gardener: Richard Little Bring your questions, bug problems & other plant problems! Saturday, September 8th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Pender- ~ } t graft, re- I tired in 1984. they moved to Redmond. Mr. Pen- dergraft died in 1997 and shortly after she moved back to Sweet Home. She is survived by her two brothers, Clyde Cooper Jr., of Sweet Home, and Larry Coo- per, of Roseburg; sons Ernest D. Pendergraft of Vancouver, Wash. and Randy Pendergraft of Sweet Home; eight grandchildren,~ 16 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her sister, Leona Harris, of Merid- ian, Idaho in 2011. A memorial service will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist church, 690 South 10th Avenue, Lebanon, at noon Sunday, Sept. 9. Immunizations HIV/AIDS Testing & Counseling WIC (Supplemental Foods & Nutrition) Womens Services: Exams Pap Tests Birth Control PregnancyTest Visit our website: www.co.linn.or.us/health Confidential services-low fees No one refused service for inability to pay. Not all services are available at each location. Call your nearest clinic for information. Albany Lebanon Sweet Home 315 4th SW 1600 S. Main 799 Long St. 541-967-3888 541-451-5932 541-367-3888 By Sean C. Morgan fill out a parental permission form. Christmas songs." Of The New Era Performances will be at 7:30 Bacher has lived in Albany Sweet Home Singing Christ- p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 and at 3:30 since 1979. He holds a bachelor mas Tree is seeking more members p.m. on Dec. 9. of arts degree in secondary music as it begins rehearsals this week. David Dominy resigned as di-education from Goshen College in Rehearsals started Tuesday rector of the choir. Don Bacher of Goshen. Ind.. and a master's de- and are held every Tuesday and Albany will direct this year. gree in secondary education from Thursday at 7 p.m. "Don and the Board of Direc-Indiana University. Rehearsals are two hours long tots met this past winter, finding a He's taught music and con- and held in the high school choir great fit for the tree," Olson said. ducted at the middle and high room, 1641 Long St., behind the "He has been working with school levels, spent two years with auditorium at the east end of the us since March, and together, we the Mennonite Central Committee high school, are planning a great program. Our in Jamaica, teaching music and di- The tree choir is open to sing- theme this year is 'Star Led- Won- rected bands and choirs in a junior- ers from all around the county, said der Bound.'" secondary school and spent a year board President Sue Olson. It cur- Bacher brought the song by in Iowa directing the orchestra and rently has members from Albany, that name to the Singing Christmas choir at Iowa Mennonite School. Lebanon and Sweet Home. Tree, Olson said. He's also served as a song leader There are no auditions to be- "We felt its title worked well and choir director for 45 years in come a member of the choir, she as a theme. We have chosen a va- various churches. said. The tree has a capacity of 75. riety of songs to work on, some fa- "It is my hope that over the Postcards have been sent to many miliar to the choir and some new. next three months we can have fun, past members in hopes of reaching There will be standard Christmas be musically challenged and cele- that goal this year. carols as well as some unique and brate the birth of Christ through the Singers under age 18 need to deeply powerful newly published music we learn together." Elks to hold back-to-school supplies giveaway Sept. 18 By Sean C. Morgan used to donate all of the supplies Of The New Era and take them to the schools. The Sweet Home Elks Lodge Six or seven years ago, the will host a back-to-school fair to Grand Lodge started matching dona- distribute its annual donation of tions up to $1,000, he said. Last year, back-to-school supplies to area the Grand Lodge made it a $2,000 classrooms from 5 to 7 p.m. Tues- grant, and this year the Sweet Home day, Sept. 18. Lodge received the same grant plus The Elks will provide hot dogs another $1,000 grant. and sod~ at the lodge. "In order to use the $1,000 "We've done the school sup- grant, we have to have involvement plfes for a lot of years," said Loyal with the community," Sharrah said, Knight Ron Sharrah. The members so the Elks decided to host a fair, the "Elks Care, Elks Share Back-to- School Fair." Students, parents and their teachers are invited from all four Sweet Home elementary schools, Sweet Home Charter School and Central Linn Elementary School. "The kids will compete for prizes for their classrooms," Sharrah said. "All of the games are designed so they don't have to win. They just have to participate to have a prize." The purpose is to distribute $3,000 in supplies to classrooms, he said, and at the same time, they have a fun way to get children involved. The Elks are hoping to have 400 or more attend, he said. The Elks will still distribute some supplies, such as shoes and socks, based on teacher wish lists to classrooms throughout the district too, he said. For further information, contact Sharrah at (541) 231-7303 or e-mail sweethomeelks 1972@comcast.net.