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10 The Sun, Wednesday, February 6, 1991 Knights, ladies, bards fill Middle School classrooms By Ingrid Parmeter intern, The Sun Aaron Erickson looked over his shoulder nervously at the Willamina High School senior. John Andrew raised the knife in his hand over Aaron's head and then brought it down to rest squarely behind his head. "Then with one quick motion, they split them right down the back, grabbed their lungs and pulled them out of the victims rib-cage," Andrew said. "That was called the 'Bloody Eagle.' " "Uhhg?" The room echoed with choruses of disgust as knights and princesses alike cringed. A nun buried her head in her habit, while a monk laughed hysterically. The Middle Ages had arrived at Willamina Middle School. This day for the kids, dreamed up by 6th grade teachers Denise Boatwright and Joyce Parmeter, took facts and stories from history and placed them in the halls of W.M.S. "I think the thing that I was aiming at was a total involvement," Parmeter said. "I wanted to make the day real so it wasn't just some- thing out of a book." Amid streamers and tapestries, monks, knights, nuns, nobles and bards caroused, comparing outfits and brandishing tinfoil garnished weaponry. Events of the day began with Middle Ages "Jeopardy," where students answered questions about famous rulers, weapons and cloth- ing. Fighting the dragon, (better known as demolishing the pinata), followed the Jeopardy game. Young valiants championed young ladies as they cried out, "This one is for Fair Abbey!" and took a killer swing at the creature. Reigning over the math events, Mrs. Boatwright (an executioner), and Mix Parmeter (a queen), sat back to watch the students race from one end of the school to the other, passing along questions and answers. The idea was to send one runner with a chalkboard to a ques- tion master, who gave the question. The runner then ran to find the answer master, who worked out the problem and sent it back to the question master. Book store moves, adds extra stock Turn-Around Books in McMinn- ville is in the process of becoming Yamhill County's largest purchase- or-wade bookstore by combining the stock of two area stores at a single new location at 326 North Davis SL, downtown McMinnville. Turn-Around Books moved into 214 East llth last spring, and while community response exceeded expectations, owner/operator Ken Dollinger did not anticipate signifi- cant expansion for two years. How- ever, in DeCember 1990 came the news that Voyager Books, a large operation at the east end of down- town McMinnville, had lost its lease. Voyager's owners elected not to move the operation and were seeking a buyer, Turn-Around Books purchased the Voyager stock on Jan. 15. Turn-Around Books now is in the process of moving more than 45,000 books to 326 North Davis. When this process is completed (prior to March 1), the almost 20,000 books at the 214 East 1 lth store will be moved. During the first stage, customers will continue to be served at the current Turn-Around location. Dur- ing the second stage, both the 1 l th and the Davis locations briefly will be closed. Customers are asked to pardon the confusion and uncertain operat- ing hours during February and early March. No later than April 1, Turn-Around Books will be in full operation with regular hours at the new store at 326 North Davis. Department honored The service department at North- west Business Systems, 1100 Lafay- ette Ave. in McMiunville, has been named Outstanding Techinical Department by Mita Copystar America Inc. Members of the service depart- ment are Val Hocker, Joe Henge- hold, Dave Standy, Curt Myers and Gary Courtlin. Northwest Business Systems offers sales, service and supplies for copy and fax machines. Dale laird is the owner of the fwm which has been in McMinnville for 15 years. "It's hard to run with a barbette," one girl said as she wrapped the offending veil around her neck. Hiking her dress and cape up she started back off down the hall in a dead run. Calming down for the afternoon's events, the young nobles and peas- ants sat down to listen to the visiting scholars. Real life visitors from Mrs. Befus' advanced English class spoke on such topics as Stonehenge, Anglo-Saxon custom and traditions, Bible translations, Robin Hood, The Black Death, Druids, illuminated manuscripts, and the ever popular Vikings. "I learned how cruel they were," Alex Holm said of the Vikings' presentation. "I also learned how to do the Bloody Eagle." After four sessions of being intense scholars, seniors Ryan Burr, Shelley Mendenhall, John Andrew, Katy Kramer, Rae Maynard, Jim Kirkham, Maria Berggren and Ingrid Parmeter turned in their robes and retreated to the staff lounge. And after one day of intense playing and learning, students went home to get rid of those annoying long dresses, hats and cardboard armor. One thing which they will not lose quickly is the memory of that time warp day, Jan. 11 when the school was lost in the Middle Ages-- and boys wore tights. Yamhlll County Sheriff's Deputy ltacle Domogalla talks with Chapman Grade School fifth grader Ryan Eisele at first DARE session of the year. Domogalla teaches the drug abuse prevention program to fifth grade classes In the West Valley. Commissioners set new date for tourism projects Yamhill County commissioners last week listened to a presentation of improvements the local Kiwanis Club hopes to make at the Sheridan rodeo grounds, but put off until after March 1 their recommendations on the project. The Kiwanis Club is seeking a $226,600 Oregon Tourism Alliance (OTA) grant to rebuild grandstands at the arena, erect a 6,000 sq.ft. community center building and install 20 rental recreational vehicle pads with water, sewer and electrical hookups. The grants are funded by lottery dollars and are intended to promote tourism. Bill Jolley of Sheridan, a Kiwanis member, submitted the group's pro- posal before the Jan. 17 deadline and made a presentation at the Jan. 23 commission meeting. Commissioners were expected to consider the Kiwanis' proposal, along with two others, and to prior- itize them for consideration by OTA, Instead, Commissioner Debi Owens said she will continue to accept grant proposals until March 1. Owens said the amount of money available won't be known until the state Legislature adjourns. At that time a formal application process will begin. This is the second year the Kiwa- nis Club has submitted a grant to develop the rodeo grounds. The club purchased the rodeo grounds five years ago and has spent more than $30,000 to remodel the arena. The annual Phil Sheridan Days rodeo, a three-day event, is spon- sored by the club. The arena is also used to hold destruction derbies. 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