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10 The Sun, Wednesday, February 20, 1991 Tribal offices moves into new modular complex By Brent Merrill Special to The Sun The relocation of the offices of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde from the old manor building to the new modular office complex was recently completed after three months of setbacks. According to the tribe's general manager, Jim Willis, the reason for the move was concern for the safety of the growing number of tribal employees. "The reason that we looked at moving was primarily the protection of the staff and because the old facility wasn't equipped to handle our current rate of growth." The old manor building that housed the tribe's offices since 1987 presented problems with wiring and fire safety codes. "This building was not designed for the functions that we require either in its structure or its layout," said Willis. After delays caused by inclement weather, water and electrical hook- up problems the move was com- pleted and the transition process began. After two years of talking to different companies and shopping for cost comparisons the tribe set- fled on a company called Modulair. Modulair is a subsidiary of a parent company called Waste Management Inc. "This company has been real agreeable and real good to work with," explained Willis. "They designed the buildings to our speci- fications; everything is just the way we wanted it." The structures are all on the ground level and there are handicap access ramps built into the canopy- covered decks. "This will really benefit tribal members because first of all it's physically all in one place," said John Mercier, tribal planner. "It'll be easy to get in and out of, both driving and walking." Both Willis and Mercier believe it will take a short period of time for the transition to be completed. "I think it will take some adjustments on everybody's part and it will probably lake a month to really be set up fight," said Willis. This move is just the beginning of a process that is aimed at rebuilding tribal stability and self- determination. "When we were located up in the old cemetery office in the wailer and the little building that's there, we were just starting this process, that was in the beginning of restoration," remembered Willis. "This will be the first time since 1954, the year of termination, that the tribe has had its governmental and program oper- ations on federal Indian reservation land. I think that is pretty signifi- cant. What this means is that now we have a tangible thing that the community can look at and know that the tribe is rebuilding." Mobile dental clinic begins in mid-March Mobile clinical dental services will become available to low- income YamhiU County families beginning in mid-March. The Den- tal Care Van will be available once a month at YCAP in McMinnville and at SL Michael's Episcopal Church in Newberg on a rotating basis. Services will be provided on a sliding fee scale based on income. To determine eligibility and make appointments, families may contact the Yamhill County Health Depart- ment at 412 N. Ford Street in McMinnville, or by phone at 472- 9375, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those calling from outside McMinnville can reach the Health Department at the following toll-free numbers: Sheridan 843-3558, ext. 525 or Willamina 876-8852, ext. 525. The mobile unit will provide acute dental care, such as emergen- cies, toothaches and extractions, for persons who do not have dental insurance, a medical card, or the resources necessary to see a private dentist. Preventive dentistry for chil- dren who are not currently under a dentist's care will be especially encouraged. Dentists and others who wish to donate their time and talent to the program may contact Dan McCub- bins at Northwest Medical Teams, P.O. Box 231177, Portland, OR, or by phone, 624-0229, for more infor- mation. Soil district offers free seedling tree Stan Christensen, chairman of the Yamhill Soil and Water Conserva- tion District, has announced the SWCD will be providing seedling trees for conservation plantings again this spring. "Tree planting and maintenance provide an opportunity for anyone interested in environmental quality to have a positive impact," Chris- tensen said. "Trees can be useful cleansing the air, saving energy, providing wildlife habitat and pro- viding us a beautiful barometer for noting the change of seasons and passage of the years." Christensen indicated the trees available are all seedlings that will require close monitoring for the first few growing seasons. "If someone is interested in an individual tree for their front yard we recommend they visit one of the retail nurseries. But if an individual is interested in a wildlife planting, or a windbreak or shelterbelt planting, we may be able to provide the planting stock." Species available this year include Paper Birch, Red Maple, Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir. Thus far, the SWCD has secured enough stock to allow up to five each of the birch and maple, 10 of the pine and 25 of the fir per individual. Trees may be reserved by calling the district office at 472-1491. Dis- tribution will be at the district office early in April. Willamina library displays new wellness textbooks The Willamina school board is considering the adoption of text- books and goal documents in the wellness curriculum as recom- mended by the district wellness committee. Materials were presented at the February school board meeting and are on display at the Willamina Public Library undl the March 12 board meeting which will be held at Willamina High School. Patrons of the school district are encouraged to review the recom- mended materials and comment at the board meeting or call Don Keller, 876-2545. City tells 'hit list' Ten Sheridan residents made the city's "hit list" for nuisance prob- lems in February, according to Sgt. Dave Leinenbach. He listed the following properties in his monthly report to the city council: Wayne Glass: 242 NW Viola St., vehicle broken down. Vehicle repaired. Barbara Bilberry: 503 W. Main St., vehicle in back yard. To be moved or fixed in two weeks. Rose Hibdon: 353 NE Balm St., two vehicles. One vehicle will be parked correctly and other will he moved to garage. Paul Wittrock: 246 NE Balm St., vehi- cles in yard. Will be moved to garage. Rebecca Alonzo: 580 NE Cherry Hill, vehicle. To be moved in a week. Dermy Holmes: 247 NW Sherman, pickup truck. Trying to get title. Lola Miller: 639 E. Main St., trash in yard. Making progress, will be watched. Ernle Waggoner: Junk in back yard. Will be building shed for it. James Schmitz: 726 NE Center St., junk and trash. Possible abatement. (City council was scheduled to consider legal action against Schmitz.) Jack Azhworth: 608 SW First St., debris from remodeling. Will begin cleanup. Sheridan librarian lists her "top 10" favorite books By Toni Rose Sheridan Librarian Every so often someone asks, "What do you like to read?" Actually I'm an avid reader--one of those people who wad the backs of cereal boxes if there's nothing else handy--so choosing a favorite is impossible for me. In fact I found it difficult to choose 10, and the only criteria for those 10 was that I either have actually purchased the book for myself or read it more than twice. Here are my all-time 10 favorites---not necessarily in order of preference: Ragtime by EJ. Doctorow. Pub- lished in 1975 this story is actually three stories in one---all set at the turn of the century. The family of the narrator (never referred to by name), the family servant Sarah and her paramour Coalhouse Walker Jr., and Evelyn Nesbitt a gold digger in the finest tradition. The stories are told intertwined with actual news events of the day. I can read this book anytime, and even if I do know the outcome, it is always fascinating reading. The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe, published in 1979 is a history of the U.S. Astronaut program and tells a fascinating story of the test pilot who opted to stick with fighter jets. Never named, the story parallels the life of Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager, the man with the "Right Stuff." They were exciting times for these brash young men, and Wolfe gets it down on paper, in his own tell-it- like-it-is style. The Source by James A Michener. A Michener novel is as good as a 10-week course in geo- graphy/history/sociology. I was hardpressed between this and Cen- tennial but The Source won out, perhaps because of the timeliness (or timelessness) of the tale. The Source is that particular part of the world referred to as the Holy Land, or Middle East, and the story is told in segments around an archaeologi- cal dig and as each artifact is discovered and labeled the story unfolds to tell how it came to be where it was found. The reader will be treated to stories told in a sensi- tive and believable way. This book gives excellent insight into the cus- toms and traditions of Middle East- em people. I believe it has been scheduled for a TV miniseries. I can hardly wait. Ellis Island by Fred Mustard Stewart tells the tale of the great American dream, and tells it well. Published in 1983, this book was adapted for TV. The courageous immigrant people portrayed in this novel could be anyone's parents or grandparents. Chiefs by Stuart Woods, pub- lished in 1983, was also a TV miniseries, and a darned good one. This story tells the tale of a Georgia town that finds itself in need of a policeman when, during the Depression, a young man is found dead. Over the years other young men die, and one chief disappears. Whodunnit? And how did he get away with it so many times over the years? Read and see. Woods is an excellent storyteller. His latest book, Grassroots, almost made the list, but I've read Chiefs three times. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. Followers of this column have seen this one recommended before, and I can't recommend it enough. This is possibly one of the best Western novels ever written. It is realistic, believable and totally engrossing. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Published in 1960 this award winner was made into an award- winning movie, starring Gregory Peck as Atticus, the compassionate small-town lawyer. We have a clas- sic, here, in that the story is a faithful representative of the bigotry of the times. High courtroom drama, mixed with the innocence of the story told by a loving daughter. Alas, Babylon... by Pat Frank was published in 1959 at a time when nuclear warfare seemed imminent and total annihilation was on the minds of everyone. "Alas Baby- Ion..." was the code phrase chosen by two military men to warn each other that a nuclear attack had begun and to protect their families. When the word came and the bomb did fall the story unfolds to tell what happened to those people who sur- vived, and how they overcame total isolation to try to exist. A modern- day "Swiss Family Robinson," but 41alike.any other. ...and Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmeyer was pub- lished in 1982, the ultimate work of a well-known writer of the 1920s, and almost immediately hit the best seller fists. This is a very deliberate journey into the day-to-day lives of women during the Victorian Era, into the 1920s when the last original member of The Club passes on. Slow paced, I nearly gave it up, until realization set in--had I lived in those times this is what my life would have been. Probably one of the best portrayals of American women in those times. Last, anything written by George R. Stewart. His style is similar to James A. Michener----he covers his subject top to bottom. Ordeal by Hunger is the story of the ill-fated Donner Party. Fire tells the story of a forest fire from lightening spark to the last hours of mop-up. Storm tells the drama of a blizzard in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. All his books are excellent. Keep in mind that he wrote these between 1940 and 1960, and the technology has improved, but Disney saw fit to make two of these stories into movies and all the adventure and excitement is still there. Henry James West Henry James West, 80, of Willa- mina died Tuesday in McMinnville Hospital. He was born, May 8, 1910 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He installed instru- ments in airplanes for Republic Aviation in New York. In 1950 he moved to California, where he was a supervisor for H.I. Thompson. He lived in Willamina in 1962, later moving to Gainesville, Fla. He returned to Willamina in 1982. He enjoyed reading and working on cars. He married Charlotte E. Grieger on March 27, 1943, in New York state. Survivors include his wife; sons, Timothy of San Diego and Rodney of Arvada, Colo.; and two grand- children. Services were held Friday in Adamson's Sheridan mortuary. Pri- vate family interment was in Buck Hollow Cemetery. Sweet Deals On Consumer Loans During February Auto Save 1% On Consumer Loan Rates . ........ . FIRST FEDERAL SAVI ...... AND LOAN OF McMINNVILLE qvm'00p NEWBERG SHERIDAN McMINNVILLE AMITY CARLTON ..t.,m= 538-9449 843-3811 o (HOME OCE) 472-6171 835-1033 852-7051 LENDER Unfort powerhnes warnln It's impossible to tell downed or not If you don't touch But 911 and as[ l00rt