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Page 2 Vcu (&apos;_CMMI JNITV Tile  ra - September 12, 2012 TNE NEw ERa ON TNE R oab SUDOKU KEY Today's puzzle is on Page 15 In Calgary The New Era went with Brian and Donalyn Hotrum on a trip to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to visit Donalyn's family. Here they are in Calgary's Central Park, with the Calgary Tower in the background. Where are " you going? Taking a trip some- where (significant)? ...... Pack along a copy of The New Era, get a picture of yourself with the newspaper in front of a landmarki and send us a photo (g quality, please)with appropriate explana' The New Era EOi Box 39, Sweet Home; OR 97386, drop it byour office at 13t3 Main St,, or e-mail it to news@ sweethomenews.com. We,U publish it as soon as possible, generally in the order that sub' missions ve. 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She is survived by her moth- er, Lee Howe of Eugene; sons Kyle Gazeley of Sweet Home and Nicholas Bate of Albany; broth- ers Lindsey Howe of Eugene and Brian Howe of Sweet Home; sister Cheri Johnson of Eugene; and two 10# $4.99 25# $9.99 50# $16.99 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Rich- ard Howe; and brother Jeff Howe. A memo- rial service was held Sept. 11 at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. John Bats May 8, 1921 - Sept. 2, 2012 John Marinus Bats, 91, of Sweet Home died Sept. 2, 2012 at Timberview Care Center in Al- bany. He was born May 8, 1921 in The Netherlands to Pieter Tekke and Leentje (Bakker) Bats. He came to the United Sates .with his family when he was 10 years old. Mr. Bats served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1943, receiv- ing an honorable discharge. lie is survived by his sons, Robert Bats and Henry Bats; daughter Rhiannon Bats; five grandchildren; sister Alice Turner; and brother Peter Bats. Mr. Bats was preceded in death by his wives, Pat Bats and LaRee Bats; oldest son John Bats Jr.; and brother Henry Bats. No services are planned. Final burial will be at Gilliland Cem- etery. NEED A RIDE? TAKE THE BUS! Foster I Sweet Home l Lebanon I Albany Stops Include LBCC, Walmart & The Heritage Mall kinn Shuttle & Sweet Home Dial-A-Bus 541.367.4775 linnshuttle.com Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. Clay Parker Jan. 26, 1934 - Sept. 1, 2012 Clay A. Parker, 78, died Sept. 1 in Mt. Angel. Public invih'Lt The City of Sweet Home will host City Hall Day at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, providing an opportunity for city officials, state lawmakers and legislative candidates to share ideas and perspectives prior to the 2013 legislative session. City officials, legislators and candidates will attend, and the pub- lic is welcome. "City officials know best the issues that impact their communi- ties," said Mayor Craig Fentiman. "Local officials have been elected to represent their communities and legislators are elected to represent the same constituents. City Hall Week will ensure that local voices gain the attention of legislators and candidates." Cities across Oregon have designated Sept. 17-21, as "City Hall Week." In 21 host cities, city officials will lead a forum with legislators and candidates on issues that sup- port the economic vitality and sta- bility of Oregon communities. Among the issues discussed will be finance reform, land use 0%0 He was born Jan. 26, 1934 in Wright City, Okla. He worked for many years pulling green chain for Clear Lumber. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Mr. Parker is survived by his children, Debbie Green of Sweet Home and Tim Parker of Pittsburg, Calif.; brother R.A. Parker of Stay- ton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister. No services will be held. North Santiam Funeral Service is handling the arrangements. to City Hall 1-.'ay on Sept. 18 reform, resetting assessed value at sale, jobs/economic development initiative and renewal of the 9-1-1 tax. Oregon cities, through the League of Oregon Cities, are urg- ing the Legislature to: Refer a constitutional amendment to voters allowing lo- cal option levies of up to 10 years and an option to have a local option levy be outside of compression; Support land use reform that would allow population fore- casting by a third party that would not be appealable as a land use de- cision; Refer a constitutional amendment to restore equity in Or- egon's property tax system by re- setting assessed value to real mar- ket value when a property is sold or constructed, in a fashion that does not adversely affect lbcal option levies; Support recapitalizing the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund Program, support the Patient Capi- tal for Industrial Lands Infrastruc- ture Pilot Program and support the Employment Site Re-Use/Redevel- opment Pilot Program; and Pass legislation renewing the state's 9-1-1 tax, containing el- ements that enhance the delivery of 9-1-1 services. 'Amazing Race' couple to lead walk Bill and Cathi Alden, competi- tors in last year's Amazing Race, number 19, will be the grand mar- shals of the Fourth Annual Sweet Home Walk for the Cause event. The Aldens were the oldest couple competing during Amazing Race No. 19, with a combined age doubling that of any other contes- tants. In spite of low expectations based upon their age, the Aldens proved to be formidable competi- tors and remained in the race until they arrived at the race's 10th pit stop at the Atomium structure in Belgium. Bill, a retired teacher and cur- rent farmer/rancher and Cathi, a retired high school principal and current college instructor, live in the Albany area. "We have a strong connec- tion to breast cancer and cancer in general," Cathi said. "Bill's mother passed away in 1977 from breast cancer. His older sister is a breast cancer survivor. His oldest sister also had breast cancer and survived but passed away from liver disease. Bill's aunt and sister-in-law died from cancers, and his niece has survived colon cancer at 30. So we are supporters of all associations that benefit cancer research." Wendy Younger, coordinator of the Sweet Home event, said or- ganizers are "thrilled" to have the Aldens lead the walk. "Bill and Cathi showed grit and determination during a tough See Walk, page 3