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Pages 1B-4B Bride's photo tour Page 3 Police chief hired Sheridan, Willamma and Grand Ronde- 91, NO. 8 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1991 Page 9 u,,,,., k00qin lloug & Sons Springport, L Bindery HI. 49281 I 50 CENTS PER COPY Sheridan High School Gov. Roberts delivers NEW CONSTRUCTION REMODEL i BUILD two Classrooms and Hallway ................... $160,800 REMODEL Business Class- room ......................... $29,312 BUILD Computer Class- room ......................... $86,698 BUILD Publlcatlons Class- room ......................... $67,536 BUILD Dlstance Educatlon Classroom ................ $25,527 BUILD Multi-Purpose Room ...................... $250,444 REMODEL Locker Rooms. .................................. $6,000 REMODEL Roof . $280,000 SUB-TOTAL ............. $906,317 15% Contingency .. $135,948 TOTAL .................. $1,042,265 Chapman Elementary School NEW CONSTRUCt:ION \\; I " REMODEL Kitchen and as. --X-q soclated area .......... $146,797 ._.xj . REMODEL Counselor's ] Room .......................... $6,790 REMODEL Main Hallway  Roof and Walls ....... $110,030  r" BUILD Media Center .......... REMODEL = .............................. $266,258 BUILD two Science Class- rooms ..................... $296,310 WEATHERIZE ..... $183,770 SUB-TOTAL .......... $1,009,955 15% Contingency .. $151,493 TOTAL .................. $1,161,448 SUB-TOTAL PROJECr. $2,203,713 Fees (15%) .................... $330,557 Bond Costs ..................... $75,000 TOTAL PROJECT .......... $2,609,270 Furnishings .................. $100,000 i Monical Sun public forum, floor plans in Sheridan a.d schools, speaking and distribution of part  a month-long hfformational events boost=s OF a Sheridan bond measure. The issue is on the March 'y to get as much Mx- now said Jan p, and cbakman of "We hope we questions people have them that what we school district is approval of the bond remodeling and Projects to relieve over- two of the district's school, bond funds to build two general- computer, dis- and publications and a multi-purpose and community classroom and loc- be remodeled and roof replaced. Cost is $1,042,265. Grade School Of a media and two science begins to pass school bond issue classrooms, completion of which will open three present classrooms to general use. Plans also call for remodeling OF the kitchen and nurse's area along with renovation OF the central hallway and extensive weatherization of the building. Cost is estimated at $1,161,448. A campaign committee headed by Wepster met last week to put together a plan to inform patrons about the projects and convince them to vote for the levy. Speakers will appear before local church and service groups, accord- ing to the campaign calendar. Infor- mational brochures will be mailed to boxholders, and scouts will carry brochures door-to-door during their March 2 Goodwill-Goodturn day. Information will also be included in the Faulconer Grade School news- letter. The campaign will sponsor voter registration tables Feb. 26 at the high school sports banquet and Faulconer School family math night. Deadline for voter registration is 5 p.m. March 5. Descriptive floor plans of the projects have been set up in all district schools and in US Bank and First Federal Savings and Loan, at Hi-Way Market, Stuck Electric and Hometown Drugs. A non-partisan community forum, sponsoP.M by the Positive Action League of Sheridan (PALS) will be held at 7 p.m. March 7 in the high school cafeteria. District offi- cials and others will be on hand to answer questions about district facilities, enrollment growth, curric- ulum needs and the levy. "The public forum should pro- vide an excellent place in which to raise issues and get answers," Weps- ter said. "We invite everyone to bring their concerns." The present levy request is the result of strategic planning and eval- uation begun by a community-wide group in 1989 and is part OF a decades-long tradition in the Sheri- dan district, Wepster said. Son OF the late Bert Wepster, a school board member and long-time community leader, Jan Wepster himself is a former board member and chairman of the strategic plan- ning committees. He recounted the history OF Sheridan school building projects. "The Sheridan disuict is small and poor compared to its neigh- Ix)m," Wepster said. "In view of that, management OF district funds has always been significant." The school board and district administrators have managed dis- trict resources conservatively, Wept- ser said, attempting to maximize every dollar spenL "As needs have come to be, the district has built slowly with an eye and a plan for the future," Wepster said. "The philosophy has been to See BOND, Page 4 upbeat message here By George Robertson Editor. The Sun Gov. Barbara Roberts---facing budget cuts with Measure 5 and financial woes in the timber indus- try-brought an upbeat message to the West Valley Chamber of Com- merce's awards banquet Feb. 12. "This is not a time for Oregon to holler Uncle," the Sheridan High School graduate said after reciting some of the problems facing the state. "The Baker County Chamber of Commerce is using a theme I think the whole slate should pirate. It has a nice ring to it--'Oregon refuses to participate in the recession,' " she added. But Roberts was quick to add that the cost of the war in the Persian Gulf, estimated to total up to $1 billion a day, may dim that opti- mism. "...our ability to invest in our real future is really at risk," she told the 75 people at the Bonanza Res- taurant in Grand Ronde. The war, she said grimly, could decrease "dollars I had hoped would come to Oregon for our timber communities and affordable housing and education and con- struction projects..." Turning to Measure 5, the gover- nor said voter approval OF the prop- erty lax limit last November "forced me to make cuts that will affect services---cuts that will impact Ore- gonians less fortunate than our- lves, senior citizens, cotlegc stu- dents, the physically and mentally handicapped, our school children will all feel these cuts in slate government." Many OF the cuts were painful, she said with emotion. For example, low-income seniors cannot get into nursing homes now and the disabled have lost job training programs. Those kind of cuts, Roberts stressed, "are not good for the state...they're not only painful but they're not wise." And more cuts will be required to meet Measure 5's phased-in tax reduction. Unless another tax is passed to replace the loss of prop- arty taxes, Roberts said, in 1993 education costs "will consume about 70 percent of the (general fund) budget. And in 1995 educa- tion costs will swallow up 85 per- cent of the state's budget." That would mean that the other 15 percent in 1995 would cover all other state general fund budgets including human services, correc- tions, public safety and economic development, she explained. Willamina challenges census tally The city of Willamina has chal- lenged official 1990 U.S. census figures, charging that enumerators were careless in their work and offering evidence that city popula- tion has grown rather than shrunk as census figures indicate. Final 1990 census figures put Willamina's population at 1,717, down 163 from the 1,870 figure the city considers accurate. The lower figure is cause for alarm among city officials because most state and federal funds are allocated on the basis of population. In a letter of protest to census director Barbara E. Bryant, Willa- mina Mayor Gene Taylor charged that census workers simply missed counting city residents. "From my own observation and from that of many others, the survey here was done in a very haphazard manner," Taylor wrote. "Many homes that were due for follow up interviews were totally missed. I know of three in my area." "It's obviously a faulty count," Taylor said. "I'd be remiss if I didn't protest, and protest vigor- ously." "There would only be three col- leges left open and five would be closed. Them would be no com- munity colleges and no state parks and there would be people on the streets you don't want on the streets. And we won't be able to sell bonds for new roads...but I don't think Oregonians will allow Measure 5 to eat us up," Roberts added. That's why, against political advice, Robert said she will press for a sales tax. "I am committed to moving forward, not becoming so consumed by Ballot Measure 5 that [ am unable to help lead Oregon into the next century." Measure 5, Robert said with a grin, gives her "a great excuse" because she told voters during the campaign that if the initiative passed "all bets are off." "But I hope you know me well enough to know that I won't back down, that I won't sacrifice my vision of Oregon my time to be judged---to a property tax measure that asks us to mortgage the future of our state." See ROBERTS, Page 3 Willamlna residents Ordle Hoye, left, and April Wooden poses with "Citizen" awards presented by West Valley Chamber of Commerce. Hoye was ha,areal for voluntering tO h 1o students while Wooden was cited for SherMan residents Gratla Robertson, left, and Judy Rahn received "Citizen" awards. Robertson was honored for de. cade of service to community while Rahn was cited for work In Sheridan during past year. Retired Sheridan teacher Fern Eberhart, left, poses with s former student, Gov. Barbara Roberts who was keynote speaker at West Valley Chamber of Commerce awards banquet last week.--Photos by Martin Plyler. I II I First Federal Savings and Loan .,,..." WEST VALLEY COMING EVENTS: SENIOR FOOT CLINIC: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:30-11:30. American Legion Hall. BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:30 am to noon. Amedcan Legion Haft. Everyone is welcome. "OREGON TOGETHER" AT WEST VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ROUNDTABLE: Thursday, Feb. 21, at noon, at The Green Frog. Speakers will be Gerry Elstun, lan Grabenhorst and Bruce Peet. Ple,se call 843-2992 for reservations. SHERIDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT FrA MEETING: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7.00 pro. Chapman Caleteria. Topic: School Bond Measure LUNCH & BAKE SALE: March 1, 9 am - 4 pro, Sheridan Masoelc BMg,, Bridge Street. Hot dogs, coffee, pie & baked goods sale. GOODWlLL.GOODTURN PROJECT." Sheridan Cub Scout Pad( 215 and Boy Scout Troop 215 will pass out donation bags Feb. 15-28. Pick up !$ March 2, starting at 10 am. For info call Tami at 843-2362. SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL GRAD. PARTY COMMITTEE will have a rummage sale soon. Conmel Shon Mahe, 843.-4810 to donate an selleble items. III