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4 The Sun, Wednesday, February 13, 1991 Group seeks funding to study merger of 2 local school districts A citizen's group organized to study consolidation of the Sheridan and Willamina school districts is seeking money to fund an updated consolidation report. The group will approach both school districts for help and may seek funds from local service groups, according to Sheridan chiro- practor Ken Kelley, chairman. Final,cost of the study, estimated as high as $10,000, has not been seL The group is seeking to update a 1975 University of Oregon study and is waiting to hear from the Oregon School Board Association (OSBA) for  price for the new report. The university no longer makes consolidation studies so OSBA will do it. An initial $10,000 estimate for the project may be whittled down considerably if the OSBA will accept data already compiled, according to Kelley. A significant amount of demogra- phic data and other statistical infor- marion about the area has been gathered recently and is available for the study, Kelley said. The information was compiled by a group hoping to bring a physician to Willamina and to establish a health clinic in that city. Other fresh infor- marion is also available and the local group has provided about 250 pages of data for the study, Kelley said. The study will include an exhaus- rive consideration of all aspects of school district operation, Kelley said. It will consider demographic information about district residents; student, faculty and administrative profiles; examination and compari- son of contractual obligations; appraisal of district physical facilit- ies; and a financial analysis of each district. If the study finds that the districts would benefit by consolidation, it suggests ways to accomplish the union. OSBA fwill provide public relations peronnel to help, Kelley said. A study should take about six months to complete, Kelley said. Consolidation requires a vote of the people and has failed three times, Kelley noted. Consequently the group is feeling its way slowly. "This is a long-term, step-by-step process and we're not jumping into anything," Kelley said. "If we try too fast and it fails, it puts it off for 10 or 15 years." The ad-hoc committee was put together by Sheridan Mayor Val Adamson and Willamina Mayor Gene Taylor. In addition to Kelley, a Willamina resident, the committee includes Joyce Zimbrick and Barbara Morley of Willamina, John Fink of Grand Ronde and Mary Mize, Judy Rahn, Emily Molloy and Jenny Reid of Sheridan. Taylor and Adamson are unofficial observers. Ballots due in mail March 11, clerk says Ballots for the March 26 mail-in election will be sent to voters March 11, according to the Yamhill County Clerk's office. Deadline for voter registration is 5 pan. Tuesday, March 5, the office said. A Sheridan school bond levy and a Willamina school district tax base request will appear on the ballot, along with candidates for board seats in local fire and school dis- triers. Sheridan school district voters will decide the fate of a $2.6-million bond levy request to finance remod- ehng and construction at the high school and Chapman Grade School. The projects are necessary to relieve immediate overcrowding in both schools and to provide for modern curriculum needs, the school board mid. Funds may also be used at posed for a four-year term in Posi- tion 4. In Willamina, voters will be asked to approve a $3.4-million tax base request. Approval won't raise taxes, the school board said, but will maintain Willamina's share of the shrinking property tax pie. Without the base, other districts with whom Willamina shares the pie and who have tax bases, will take larger slices of the available funds, according to Superintendent Gerry Elstun. For the Willamina school board, budget committee member Chris- tina Brown is running unopposed for a four-year term in Position 4, the seat occupied by chairman Walt Mendenhall. Mendenhall didn't file for re-election. Richard Kirkham, an appointed incumbent, is running alone for a one-year term in Position :i::i i I ] JFabu!o00. Fabncs00- Willamina fire truck, its apparatus nearly hidden beneath large American flags, participates in Sunday parade to support U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf. Other flag-draped vehicles follow. Rally and parade began at Chapman Grade School with brass band music and the national anthem. Flag-waving West Valley residents march along South Bridge Street Sunday in parade to show support for American troops. The event was videotaped for showing to troops in the Persian Gulf. Parade attendance pleased rally organizers. Rabbit club names officers By Melanle Lux Correspondent, The Sun The first meeting of the Ballston Live and Learn Rabbit Club was held Jan. 21 at the Ballston Com- munity Hall. Members present were: president, Rebecca DeJong, vice president Jeff Fanning, secretary Jennifer Fanning, news reporter Melani Lux. Other members present were Gina New- ton, Craig Newton, Ryan Maxson, Melissa DeJong and Jack DeJong. Members will learn how to care for their rabbits and prepare for county fair. Meetings are the first and third Mondays of every other month at 7 p.m. at the Ballston Community Hall. If you are inter- ested in joining call 835-3400 or 843-4401. Wo erful Window EMTs in class I - along with Maggie Brudnock taught I 117 N. Adams, McMlfJr. Coa the Willamina, Grand Ronde and 472-2762 Sheridan Ambulance EMT I classes. Topics discussed were frac- tures, dislocations, sprains/strains and soft tissue damage. The West Valley area is fortunate to have these new recruits for the area's ambul- ance services. Valentine's Day Special 1 dozen Roses $ only ..o Please order early to ensure Valentine's Day is Thursday, Feb. Treasures From 'The Full Service Florist & Gift Shop Mary 180 NE Main, Willamina Balloons, Cards, House Plants, Stuffed Animals - ind. "Googles" Open 10 am - 6 pm Monday-Friday; 10 am Lube & Special up to 5 quarts (any grade) Offer good thru February 1991 BRYANT'S Chevron Service 692 NE Main St., Willamina 876-6555 Mon.-Thurs. 7 am - 9 pro; Friday lJ111 pro; Saturday 8 am - 11 pro, Sunday 9 am - 7 pm All major credit cards accepted only S17900 Faulconer Elementary School, 5. according to Superintendent Ian Incumbents am running unop- Student in Europe " s "i Grabenhorst. 1I posed for seats on local fire district January studying in Spain, F== -" . ct=====Vt:lit=.y dale. llllllllal Sberidan district vote+ will alSO boards Paul Royal Jr of Sberidan spent 1: : Alth An,.,,,,,,,,-., t + O ! elect two school board members. In Sheridan, Gary Hampton, Rick and England through a special study . =' _UI!+IIJI , Sheridan builder Dick Paay will Grauer and Bill lVIonroe all seek program at Linfield College. V Drawing for one $25 and two $10 Gift Certificates m. -- +chaUen +pointed incumbent Tina re-election to seats they hold. In Royal is a junior at Linfield and No purchase necessary to enter. Drawlng will be Feb. 22rid !' Smock for a one-year term in Posi- Willamina. Bill Felton and Ray tin 1. _Long-time board member Wagler are running unopposed for the son of Paul and Pat Royal of t v Free cookies & coffee Feb. 22nd : ....... ' n Sheridan. He took Medieval Philos-   ial tenny Knetson is running unop- their fire board seats, ophy which included on-site study t] NEW!! --  OPERATION DESERT STORM Save on these tag s'al.-,s 1 in Spain, trance and E.nglan. d. The [ 'r,.tn.=  [ Corduroy Baseball Hats ..,.,.. q7" i h SHS graduation benefit auctmn Feb. 26th comcovenmeongms,crmracm " _--"-" .............. I onl,*/'  'Y,I Quartz Sports ;" ad andlegacyofmedievalphilosophy, L Is $9991 .,,.1,plyl, t,at k ' '  d .,t#,\\;g d 1991 Sheridan graduation party Sheridan High Graduation Party is using primary source readings from p Watches ......... +L-- ,.,-v/, ) 7/ - (,-oagX, ' ; Ldn Committee will be having its annual welcome to come. major Christian, Islamic and Jewish  - ")X.Z2' {. "''..  " ,t :, e: ............. At this time we have a Chicago thinkers. . nenent aueuon teD. zo mnowmg B ....... Royal was among 144 students I ....... h+ - ears autographed [ootball; several me winter sports 3maras mg t at Oaldaud A s autographed pictures; participating in study abroad pro- Sheridan High School. Anyone three L.A. Rams towels; and various grams through Linfield College's  . Salurday 1.0:4 q  L wishing to help raise money for the Blazer memorabilia. III II I II I i "---r--- -- "--.." ".-.--- ....oaves= + / = #  @toD.- W$. 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