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Wednesday, September 14, 2011, The Sun 5 Bryants renew vows after 50 years Council: Continued.from PAGE 1 By Daniel Crawford  sponse for the two daters. William"Wink" Soderberg, the Correspondent, The Sun  Apparently Arlie not only had a incumbent who held the seat certain spark going for him that claimed by Sherer, received 252 Arlie and Betty Bryant are celebmt- evening--he also had a hidden talent votes. ing their golden anniversary of 50 that caught the eye of his future bride. Other vote getters include: years together by renewing their vows "That man could dance!" ex- Mark Mercier, 301; Denise Harvey, atthe VFWHall inWfllamina this Fri- claimed Betty! 287; Jan Reibach, 266; Wink day, Sept. 16. From the very next day, they began Soderberg, 252; Buddy West, 206; The celebration begins at 4 p.m. datingandwereeventuallyrnamedayear Brenda Tuomi, 173; Clifford and will run until 8:30 that evening, later on Sept. 14, 1961. It was one year Olson, 144; Dakota Whitecloud, The couple will renew their vows at5  and a day after their wedding anniver- 135; Margaret Provost, 129; p.m. for all to witness, sary that their "love child" Carlene was Harold Lyon, 91; Perri McDaniel, Technically the Bryants were mar- bom, giving them seven children total and 90; Khani Schultz, 66; Michael ried 50 years ago today. But they de- ending allcoincidental speculations to any Bolton, 64; and LeLani Folden, 57. cided it would be best to celebrate at kind of Brady Bunch references. the end of the week so that their trav- "We have had a great life together. eling family members could utilize the I am excited that we are going to be Red Carpet event weekend time off from work sched- renewing our vows. I am pretty sure ules and stay through the weekend she will accept me again but if she is Sept 24 before returning home. doesn't, you will hear me screaming " Although Arlie and Betty are both 'help'!" Arlie laughed. A children's book written and from Oklahoma, they actually met for The Bryants want to extend an in- illustrated by Sheridan resident the first time in Bakersfield, Calif., in vitation to all of their family and Nichole Yoder and a video by 1960 through Betty's older sister, Photo byO,nlolCr,ora fi-iends to comejoin in the celebration Lennox Fleary will premiere at a country recording starlet Bonnie Betty and Arlie Bryant, of Willamina, will celebrate their 50th this Friday. No RSVP is needed, red carpet event at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 Owens who was married to another wedding anniversary this week with friends and family at the The celebmtion will feature catered at the Coast Hills Church in Me- country star, Buck Owens. Willamina VFW Hall. food but Arlie isn't sure exactly how Minnville. At the time both Arlie and Betty long it will last, but if it does run out Admission is $7 at the door. each had three children from previous The two met at a local club where dem was on the rise to stardom in those then he does have a back-up plan. Guests at the formal attire event marriages but were both ready to try Buck and Bonnie Owens were per- days and the music was certain to "If we run out of food then we will will have fun walking the red car- dating again, forming a live show. The Owens tan- evoke some kind of emotional re- drink beer!" pet and photos will be taken. Grant deadline for cultural projects is Sept. 30 What do The Art Conspiracy, the Willamina Public Library, Carlton Together Cares, the Lin- field Chamber Orchestra, and the Chehalem Cultural Center have in common? They are just a few of the many organizations in Yamhill County which have received grants through the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition. Ifyou would like to do some- thing that furthers culture, pro- motes people working together, and enriches the lives of people in your community, a YCCC grant may help fund that project An organization does not have to be a 501 (c)3 non-profit to ap- ply. The deadline is Sept. 30. The project must meet one or more of the five criteria for aYCCC grant. The criteria are: Promotes, maintains, and expands cultural activities, orga- nizations, and education through- out Yamhill County; Encourages activities that blend aspects of arts, heritage, and humanities; Increases linkage and communication among cultural resources within the county and between those resources and potential audiences; Cultivates county assets, including landscapes; and Broadens cultural oppor- tunities for diverse and underserved county popula- tions. For more information or to download a 2011 grant applica- tion visit the Coalition website, Free grant writing workshop in Monmouth Oregon Humanities will be offering a free grants workshop for nonprofits from Polk, Yam- hill and Marion counties on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monmouth Pub- lic Library meeting room, 168 S Ecols St., in Monmouth. Oregon Humanities Pro- gram Coordinator Annie Kaffen will review grant guide- lines, highlight strengths in past letters of interest and answer any questions applicants may have about the 2012 grants cycle. These workshops are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. RSVPs requested. Up to $10,000 will be awarded in 2012 for Public Pro- gram Grants that support hu- manities-based public program- ming beginning after April 1, 2012. The letter of interest post- mark deadline is Oct. 31. Smaller $1,000 Responsive Program Grants that support humanities-based public pro- gramming developed in re- sponse to current issues or events are also available in 2012. Programs must begin af- ter Nov. 1,2011. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. If you cannot attend the work- shop, a free webinar will also be offered on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to noon. RegisCa- finn is required. More infomaalion and grant guidelines are available at To RSVP for the workshop, please contact Program Coor- dinator Annie Kaffen at 503- 241-0543 or 800-735-0543, ext. 116, or a.kaffen@oregon WHEEE Merrill Kennedy, 2, slides down one of the inflatible slides at the New Hope Church "Back 2 School Bash" on Saturday. The church had activities for kids of all ages, handed out backpacks with school supplies and fed hungry visitors hot dogs and watermellon. Approximately 60 kids came. Pastor David Kennedy also announced the launching of FusionKids, a youth group for kids pre-K through sixth grade on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. Photo by Clinton Vlnlng Limited space available in Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is providing the citizens of Yamhill County the opportunity to learn more about their Sheriff's Office by partici- pating in activities that will edu- cate and inform them about the inner workings of the Office and its staff. Sheriff's Office personnel from many divisions will ex- plain and demonstrate the duties and responsibilities of their jobs. Participants will tour the Sheriff's Office and other crimi- nal justice facilities as part of the Academy. As an interactive pro- gram, students are encouraged to ask questions and make com- ments throughout the program. Academy topics covered in- clude various duties within the Sheriff's Office, patrol opera- tions, defensive tactics, investi- gations, jail operations, narcot- ics, crime scene investigations, K9's, traffic safety, the Judicial System, and Senate Bill 111. To be eligible, participants must be at least 18 years of age and live in Yamhill County. They must also attend at least five of the six classes for the Citizen Academy and at least eight of the 10 classes offered to qualify for Graduation. Those who would like to par- ticipate in the Academy, should stop by the Sheriff's Office be- tween 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon- day through Friday and pick up an application or go online at Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2011. The Academy is limited to 20 students. Ap- plicants are asked to check their schedules carefully before ap- plying for the course. Graduates of the Sheriff's Office Citizen Academy will not be deputies or reserve deputies. 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