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:IT= -September 5, 2012 VouR COMMUNITV Page 9 Highway 228 grass and brush fire A 2-acrefire burns through grass and blackberries at 39296 Hwy. 228. Firefightersfrom Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, the Oregon Department of Forestry Sweet Home Unit, Brownsville Fire Department and Lebanon Fire Department responded to the fire with 14pieces of apparatus and had it under control within abot 25 minutes Monday. They were called to the scene at 5:37p.m. The cause remains under investigation, said ODF Forest Protection Supervisor Chad Calderwood. The weather remains warm and dry, and he urges people to use caution with fire. This was the largest fire in the Sweet Home Unit so far this year. Photos by Sean C. Morgan Photos courtesy of Chelsea Hansen Passing motorists jumped out of their cars and put the brakes on a brush fire burning along Highway 20 west of Iron Mountain Sunday afternoon. The fire, which burned an area just below the highway west of Milepost 58, was reported at 2 p.m. Passing motorists saw smoke, pulled over and called 9-1-1 witness Chelsea Hansen of Bend said. "It spread quickly during the time we stood by to call 9-1-1. Thankfully, other cars pulled over as well and we teamed up to all put it out with the water bottles in our cars." U.S. Forest Service Sporkeswoman Jennifer Velez said several USFS and Oregon Department of Forestry responded and found two small fires, which "didn't take long to get water on them and mop up." She said the cause is unknown and that calling 9-1-1 as quickly as possible is encouraged '~]ust in case conditions cause the fire to spread. Photos by Sean C. Morgan At left, the oldest living graduate of Sweet Hone High School Margaret (Nothiger) Morse as she celebrates her 103rd birthday at Est Linn Museum. The museum hosted a birthday party for her on Aug. 23. Above, JerriMorse shares stories about Margaret and the Nothiger family, which last spring helped the Northwest Rose Historians plant a family moss rose at the museum. The rose came from Switzerland witht he family in 1884. Margaret is a 1928 gradaute of SHHS and was recognized during the all-school reunion held over Sportsman's Holiday. Nine candidates file for four City Council seats As of Monday, Sept. 3, nine candidates had filed for the Sweet Home City Council. Tuesday was the deadline to file - after this week's edition went to press. A final list of candidates will be reported in next week's edition of The New Era. Incumbents who have filed include Marybeth Angulo, Jim Gourley and Ron Rodgers. Mike Hall had not filed prior to Tues- day. Also filing so far are Gerritt Schaffer, Bruce Hobbs, Andrew Allen, Dave Trask, Royce Cantrell and Anay Hausner. Sweet Home voters will elect four to the City Council. The top three candidates will serve four- year terms.-The fourth-place can- didate will serve a two-year tenn.