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.r,: ~ : -~ V ,~, Serving Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde VOLUME 80 NO. 6 SHERIDAN, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1980 12 PAG ES 20 CENTS PER COPY save eo last-minute effort to salvage Year's Sheridan rodeo is undertaken by officers of Sheridan Chamber of Corn- and the rodeo association. a meeting Monday, Dwayne maker, association presi- said two key ingredients are tlo save this year's ast $6,000 cash and >ut 20 Volunteer who will work Y hours to put on the event. Winckler, last year's queen, agreed to try during next week to find the 20 nteers. Anyone interested in ing on the event should Miss Winckler at 843- f t e :, nry Weller, chamber of ...... " m v e president, told the 'perCe tiCfinding volunteers Id )ha more difficult than Sheridan's Dr. Ronald Fleck checks the heartbeat of a young Cambodian refugee at Sacaeo. ng the money Unless the n mteers are obtained, he said, An incredible expertence "e WOuld be no need to begin a ":raising effrt" A manager t FI k kfJ C i ,ne rodeo is vital to holding , q vunt, We ,?r added. ,'C , iJ)(l ihe Chamber s board of direc-,, By Margaret Henkels amazed at how fast the. refugees ted during their flight from i VOted last week to not It seems like a year since I recovered from mamutrition, Cambodia through the jungles hSor the rodeo but work with left," Dr. Ronald Fleck of showing few signs of mental and into the camps. Fleck !grou.p that is willing to tackle ',rP;ject- The board askedSheridan remarked, retardation, encountered one mother who was On Feb. 1, Fleck returned from The ' problem of ,children or trying to transfer into the same Robertson , chamber a month of volunteer medical ",unattached minors continues,camp as her two children. After p. llident, to meet with rodeo service to Cambodian refugees as ' One ward has over 400 children; several attempts, Fleck found that als to see if the three-day could be saved. . a member of a medical team about 75 percent of the children he could not help reunite the hUmaker said Monday the sponsored by World Vision are orphans, I think." -family. , association ' could not help International. For the Cambodians,. adoption ' "There isn t a family over there only.... \ ,;orld ,yi i; ,i terd.e:. is cultural!y underlie, who hasr 'texp.erlen l deaths in -nbm3 ff iS ,l Cfffisfiah 0rga ; a though an adoptiOfY'PrOgram was" their group." money in the budget to tion of medical professionals, initiated, the relief organizations The difficult working condi- IProperty taxes on the rodeo Fleck joined a 26 person team found that Cambodian couples tions, hot climate and unstable ds, amounting to about stationed in Camp Sakaeo in who attempted adoption were political climate contributed to ) h" I FUmaker, however, did agree Thailand, located on the southern ostracized by their community, crises for the medical team. "Our border of Cambodia. The adoption program needs, nerves were tense and we were rve as an advisor if the rodeo "It was an incredible expert- much education to be accepted, feeling the emotional shock that this year. ence," Fleck said. Medically Fleck said. comes from being in a strange te rodeo lost about $600 last speaking, I think the situation is To illustrate the problem of country. , Schumaker noted. He ed the deficit on several under control; they re still getting orphans, Fleck related an incident "Politically, it s a nightmare. malaria but it's much better." at Christmas time which shockedNo one knows from one day to the ns: a low gate because of With three new outpatient clinics, the entire medical volunteer next what will happen; the Thai team. "Sixty unattached minors were put in a truck and shipped to France for adoption; many nurses and doctors lay in front of the truck to stop it but they were moved out of the way." Many families were fragmen- government is getting edgy since the refugees are healthier and getting better medical care than the surrounding Thais." Although World Vision hopes to offer the Thai people medical a tripling in th%level of care is high, with the a sharp increase exception of the facilities, accor- of rodeo stock and ding to Fleck. lack of interest among "We didn't see the real merchants and rest- malnutrition cases, the first team were the ones who handled aker said the rodeo those." Fleck found himself By Phyllis Turner broke out in the gym. One adult | A brawl broke out among the was involved. None of the spectators in the Willamina High students would back down, but School gym Feb. 5 during half-time at the varsity basketball game with Nestucca. About 30 persons were involved. Two Willamina police were present. Later state patrolmen and Yamhill County deputies arrived on the scene, bringing a total of 12 policemen present. Although the major incident was quieted in a few minutes, the jeering and abusive language between students from both schools continued throughout the game and for some time afterward. Continued on Page 4 ,, . I . I econ ors ine ove ines Love is valentines, Love is hugging. Love is hugging my dogs. --Chrissy Lee Love is Valentines. --Allen Wehr Love is havin0 fun with my sister and brother and my friends. --Amy Turnidge Love is kissing and hugging. Love is sharing your toys. Love is being nice to your friends. --Jeff Wood Love is loving the person that you love. And having a lot of fun. And kissing. --Johanna Aalto Love is caring about people. --Mike Dillon Love is kissing and hugging. Love Is kissing to- gether. -.Flynn Baggs Love ts getting a new friend. --Zachary Baggs I Love is taking care of one another. Doing things for them. --Jason Pittman Ill The incident resulted in seven- day expulsion of three students. In addition, those students and a fourth are restricted from all school activities for the rest of the year. The school administration de- creed that opposing rooter sec- tions and adults and students must be seated away from each other at all future games. Students are now under stricter rules and harsher enforcement policies than before the Tuesday night incident. Security guards will be present at all games. Befor taking air those actions Superi ,te dent. and high school principal Gene Metzger called an emergency meeting of the school board last Wednesday night. In describing his impressions to the board, Vice Principal Frank Butto said, "1 have a concern that goes beyond the fight." Butto said he had taken a boy who was under the influence of alcohol into his office. When it became apparent that he might not be able to handle the situation alone, he called the Willamina pol ice. Chief Rollin Caryl responded to the call. While Caryl and Butto were handling that problem, a :ighI Love is great. Love is fun. --Shane Majors Love is my teacher and my aunt and my uncle, my grandpa and grand- ma, and cousins. --Johanna Aalto Love is helping, car- ing, and being friendly. Showing them things and sharing. --Amanda Bolson Love is valentines. Love is Morn. Love is Dad. Love is Grandma. Love is Grandpa. --Carl Vulgamore Love is kisses and hugs. --Larry Summers Love is being kind to another. Love is sharing. --Dwayne Yoder Love is a hug. --Peggy Hill Love is nice. Love is happy. --Angela Moehlmann s board voted not to year's event but has These "love lines" for Valentine's Day today were written by students in Mrs. Berg's second grade class at Willamina Elementary School. t onsidered whether *o he association and sell and reported in in The Sun last week. out it would cost at to remodel the s and fix up the association's board Considered doing this, he is scheduled' at the Western rant. Son said an emergency of the chamber's board ors COuld be called to vote Sponsor the rodeo this VOlunteers are found meeting. Rober.t- the chamber doesn't ney to help finance a fund-raising could be held. attending the meeting rdon Neilson, a chamber -=tuber, and Mrs. Leroy ackdown parking downtown eridan Police Depart- issue tickets warnidg of parking time limit =n the downtown Feb. 18. Gould said begin to enforce the time limits in the area beginning Feb. Love is happiness. Love is people. Love is sharing. Love is about loving a girl. Love is fun playing with another. --Doug Hunt I1[ I . I Love is harmony in the home. Love is families. Love =s everything. --Loren Emang Love is when people love each other on Valentine's Day. --Wendy Wilson \ I I the adult who had been involved later helped quiet things down. Butto said they could not get rid of the belligerent students, who continued their verbal banter and milling around after the game ended. Butto's concern was the total lack of respect towards both the police and teachers. Although the fight was pretty well taken care of, the attitude of the students was cause for continued concern. Caryl told the board that from his standpoint, the police deliber- ately tried to use as little force as possible. When he saw that they could not remove those causing the disturbance, further Inter- ference could have resulted In serious injury to almost anyone in the stands. Wes Shenk, who had been the only board member at the game, blamed the Nestucca fans. Said Shenk, "Any time you have visitors, kids from the other side, ieering, they're asking for trouble." Butto agreed that the Nestucca students were there to make trouble, but he had seen a Willamina student try to trip a w man, and others blocked the doorway against people trying to leave. According to Butto, the Nestucca rooters had permission from their principal to sit in the Willamina rooter section because there wasn't enough room for them to sit as a group. Whether that was true or not was in dispute. The teachers who sold tickets stated they also had trouble with students who came into the building but did not watch the game. Instead they milled around in the hall. Teacher Don Yates, who had not been at the game, said the game incident was understand- able, but added: "This respect thing is some deep-rooted thing we've got in our district. We've got very young kids running rampant, making extortion threats and implied threats." High school principal Gene Metzger said the game brawl was just a symptom. The school has a serious cheating problem, much more than in the past. The emergency meeting had been called to seek guidance from the board. The ensuing discussion re- vealed that one high school girl has been threatened with bodily harm through notes left in her locker. The notes exhorted her to shoplift, which she did and got caught, and now the family is paying a fine. The board discussed cancelling the next game with Nestucca, holding the game on a neutral court or possibly cancelling all games, but action was deferral to the regular session on Feb. H. Board member Tommy Badtey stated, "1 can't remember when I've been so frustrated." We're not talking about some unruliness at the game, we're talking about the problem, an attitude." Butto stated that punishment does not help. If the problems have increased, the severity of the discipline has increased propor- tionately. When it becomes a matter of physical confrontation, they call in the police, but they have been calling the police in too much. See related stories, Pages 2 and 9