Around Town: October 2016

Hospice seeks
volunteer help

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice is seeking volunteers to help hospice patients and their families in the extended Lebanon and Sweet Home area.

The hospice currently serves 30 patients in east Linn County and relies on volunteers to provide much-needed respite care, transportation and companionship.

Hospice is a system of care that supports people’s choices for end-of-life treatment, which often involves remaining at home. Care provided in the home allows families to be together when they need it most – sharing final days in peace and comfort.

To find out more about volunteering, contact Karen McLain, volunteer coordinator, at (541) 812-4677 or [email protected].

City kicks off
tree-trimming program

The City of Lebanon’s annual tree-trimming program is under way through March.

City crews will be trimming trees, shrubs and other vegetation that encroach right-of-ways in the city.

The purpose of the tree-trimming program is to provide safe and usable right-of-way for pedestrians, vehicles, and maintenance equipment in streets, sidewalks, and alleys by meeting Lebanon Municipal Code 12.16.040 which requires a clearance of 13 feet above streets and alleys, 14 feet above streets on truck routes and 8 feet above sidewalks.

Properties that have vegetation in the right-of-way will be left a lavender door hanger notifying them of the need for trimming.

Property owners who receive a door hanger have two options for vegetation trimming to comply with city ordinances: Notify the Maintenance Department at (541) 258.4918 or by email at [email protected] that you will trim the vegetation, or have city crews trim the vegetation, at no charge, to meet code.

When city crews trim the vegetation, they will only trim what is encroaching the right-of-way, which will leave a straight cut on your vegetation and trees. If you have trees or shrubs that require special trimming or you would like to have it trimmed evenly, it is recommended that property owners complete the trimming.

Leaf collection
begins in Lebanon

Leaf collection on city streets has begun.

Residents are asked to put loose leaves in piles on the street away from parked vehicles and two feet from the curb to allow for water drainage. The leaf piles must not contain limbs, yard debris or any type of bagging.

On Nov. 19 and Dec. 10, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., city residents may drop off their leaves at t at 884 4th St. (corner of Maple and 4th Street). This is a leaf drop-off site only and other yard material will not be accepted.

For further information, please contact Jason Williams, Maintenance Services director, at (541) 258-4280 or via email at [email protected].

Warming Shelter
season under way

Lebanon’s Warming Shelter season will undergo some changes this winter.

The shelter, which will be located at the First Christian Church (where the Soup Kitchen is situated), 170 E. Grant St., will be open through March 31 any time the temperature drops to 25 degrees for three consecutive days.

The center will also open if the temperatures are expected to drop to 20 degrees or if weather conditions warrant opening. When the center will be open, Lebanon Police will send out a flash alert, as well as social media posts to communicate to the public that it is open.

This year a three-member team will take over the lead of the shelter, allowing the Lebanon Police Department to continue to work in the background.
Team leaders are Sean Casey of the Lebanon Soup Kitchen, Kim Bevel of Pay it Forward and Kyle Randleman of Teen Challenge. The team will focus on running the warming shelter at the direction of Chief Frank Stevenson. Lebanon Police will still continue to monitor and train volunteers for the program.
Those interested in volunteering for the Warming Center are asked to contact Community Policing Officer Dala Johnson at (541) 258-4339 for the dates available for volunteer training.


Crafts, home-based
business expo

Santiam Place Event Hall will host a Craft Market and Home-Based Business Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at 139 Main St.
Vendors and crafters will display and sell hand-made items and home-based business products and services. The event is free to the public. Vendors fees apply.
For more information, contact Sally at (541) 259-4255.

Library Advisory
Board Nov. 8

The Lebanon Library Advisory Board will hold a regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Community Room of the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.

An agenda is available at www.ci.lebanon.or.us/lac/page/library-advisory-committee-7.

The meeting room is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Carol Dinges at (541) 258-4232.

Lebanon Public Library will celebrate International Game Night with a Family Game Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

People attending the event are invited to join in playing Life Sized Candyland. Participants are invited to bring their own favorite board game or play one the library offers. There is a chance to win fun prizes playing Bingo beginning at 7:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided during Bingo.

International Game Night began nine years ago. This year more than 2,000 libraries worldwide are expected to take part in this annual event.

For more information, call (541) 258-4926 or visit www.lebanonpubliclibrary.com for more information.


Family Tree
fund-raiser Nov. 9

Family Tree Nursery will hold its annual “Celebrate the True Spirit of Lebanon” dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Oregon Veterans’ Home, 600 N 5th St.
Family Tree provides child abuse prevention programs to families in crisis with very young children. This event will raise funds for parenting classes in Lebanon.
For information, call (541) 967-6580 or visit www.familytreen.org.

Get muddy at 5th
Cheadle Challenge

The Cheadle Challenge mud extravaganza is back Saturday, Nov. 12, at Cheadle Lake Park for its fifth running.
Organizers promise “epic mud and awesome obstacles.” The course is set up so contestants of any fitness level will be able to participate to the extent they want.
No pets are allowed and the course is not appropriate for strollers. No children under the age of 6 may run/walk the course, and contestants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The fun starts at 10 a.m. and runs through 1 p.m., with contestants starting in heats every 15 minutes.
Cost is $45 per person. The home-grown event supports local people and projects in east Linn County, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.cheadlechallenge.com




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