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1, ,, r, - October 24, 2012 VouR COMJUNITV Page 7 / Town From page 6 arate lunch on Wednesdays. First-time diners are invited to come in and have a free lunch to give it a try. Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, cof- fee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request. The lunch menu on Friday, Oct. 26, is roast turkey with gravy or country fried steak, whipped pota- toes with gravy, green peas, bran oat bread and vanilla pudding. The menu for Monday, Oct. 29, is teriyaki chicken sandwich or sloppy Joes on a bun, whole kernel corn, four-bean salad and golden fruit cup. The menu for Tuesday, Oct. 30, is southern chicken and rice or macaroni and cheese, country trio vegetables, spinach Romaine salad, oatmeal roll and mixed fruit cup. For more information, cali (541) 367-8843. / Facility From page 1 They unanimously re-elected Michael Hall of The Point restau- rant to the chamber Board of Di- rectors and elected Patrick Johnson of PTJ Synthetics and LeAnn Vic- tor of Sweet Home Choppers to va- cant seats on the board. Board President Brandi Hawk- ins told members that the chamber Visitors Center was staffed for a total of 420 hours during July, Au- gust and September, staying open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. She credited the city of Sweet Home for "standing in the gap for us," primarily with $11,200 in funding for the Visitors Center. The center served 889 people, either walk-ins or on the phone, be- tween July and September. She said 25 percent were in- terested in camping and hiking, 18 percent were in town in connec- tion with an event - most either because of the Oregon Jamboree or the Sportsman's Holiday, which in- cluded an All-School Reunion this year. Other interests logged by staff were community information (15 percent), directions (15 percent), fishing or boating (15 percent) and rock hounding (10 percent). Treasurer Diane Gerson re- ported that the chamber budget, fol- lowing extensive work to establish financial policies and pay off debts, stands at $81,92 in the black. "That is very good," Gerson said. "We are a non-profit and we shouldn't be making any profit." Hawkins told the membership that the chamber building, which she described as "beautiful, tradi- tional, historic," with "emotional ties to the community," needs work. Preparations for a recent paint job revealed termite damage and the building has no heat or air con- ditioning. She said chamber officials are talking with Pacific Gas and Elec- tric about possibly becoming an Energy Trust showcase project in Sweet Home, which would involve replacing windows that currently leak voluminous amounts of out- side air. Also, the interior of the build- ing needs vork to make it more conducive to its purposes, she said. The building's electrical sys- tem has recently been upgraded with a new electrical panel, which has saved significant money al- ready, Hawkins said. She said the chamber's options are to sell the facility and move somewhere else, tear down the ex- isting chamber office and garage buildings and install a modular of- fice building - which would cost an estimated $70,000, or repair the existing building. She said the chamber is nine months and $1,800 away from pay- ing off the mortgage on this build- ing. / Candy Friday, October 26, 5:30pm From page 1 Wothuis' Dental Assistant Lisa Lemmer said that staff members got the idea after hearing about other dentists who have started similar programs. She said the Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event will include other attractions as well as money for candy. "We'll have a table set up where kids can write letters and draw pic- tures for troops," she said. "Also, we're going to have a drawing in which participants can enter to win an Ipod Shuffle." According to Wolthuis, global sugar consumption among children is increasing at a rate of about 2 per- cent annually and currently sits at 50 million tons a year, leading to cavi- ties, hyperactivity and weight gain. "It's something fun," Wolthuis said of the buy-back. "This is right up our alley. We want the kids to en- joy Halloween, but don't prolong it. This is a fun way for us to participate in the community and have fun after Halloween." Lemmer said people who want to participate in Operation Gratitude can also donate items for goodie bags, such as toothbrushes and other toiletries, which will be sent along with the candy. She said troops won't just eat the candy. "What a lot of the troops is give it to the kids they see," she said. "It's good for the troops. It's good for the kids here." For more information, call (541) 367-2931, e-mail dodorivan(a" swecthonmlental.com or visit www. opgratitude.com. Member Kitsey Trewin, a real estate agent, and others advised against selling the building, citing the poor real estate market. Hawkins and Gerson said the board is considering a 15-year, $30,000 variable-rate loan to make the improvements to the facility. Various members asked wheth- er a fixed-rate mortgage would be better, but member Gus Gerson said that business loans tend to be variable-rate. Members agreed that the board should check on financing options with all the banks in Sweet Home before settling on a loan. Hawkins said the chamber is making progress and the board is willing to do what it takes to con- tinue that process. "We're willing to invest in ourselves," she said. "We're going to create a more positive feeling in the community." Oak Heights Elementary School Invites Sweet Home families and community to our PTC Harvest Festival Join us for a night of family fun, snacks, and carnival games.Individ- ual and family ticket packages will be available for purchase at the gym door ii  Sponsored by the Oak JliV Heighfs  m,emen,a % Parent  "  ,' Teacher Club. ".,. t ............ CRUNCH BURGER ! ..... j .... MAKE IT A COMBO, /, INCLUDES FRIES & REG. 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