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8 The Sun, Wednesday, February 22, 1989 WHS honor roll listed mlnls By Ruth Smith "I was 21, and my wife 18. We'd only been married a year, and I was trying to make it through college, when we found that our first baby was on its way--sooner than we'd planned. We were in a real pinch. I was either going to have to drop out of school and work full time, or--well, we just didn't know what to do." "There was this friend of my mothers, who seemed at that time to be about 210 years old. We visited her, and prayed together, and she said, 'I think the Lord wants you to join the Navy. 'Why the navy, I don't know. But I said, 'OK. Why not?' And went down and talked to the recruiter." That was in 1964, when Duane SIocum, the new pastor of the Grand Ronde Nazarene Church was just beginning to start his ministry, the first of a series of events that eventually led him to the West Valley. What ever became of his Navy experience? Pastor Slocum recalled: "I ended up being a radio man during the Vietnam conflict. I was higher paid than most new enlist- ments because I'd had some college. Also, both of our children were born while I was in the service, which was paid for, and when I got out four years later, my G.I. Bill paid for my last two years of college. That's how the Lord worked that out." "We also learned how to manage finances, and grew up quite a bit while in the service. I'd actually been nearly blind in my right eye, and didn't think l'd have much of a chance getting in. I could barely make out the big E, even when they magnified it. But they liked my test scores, and said they wanted me in, so I never heard any more about it. They just wrote on the chart that it was correctable." "After that a small church opened up for us on the Mojave Desert in California. We got $75 a week, which wasn't much, but it was more then than it is now. One time, however, we got a call from a lady who.had just bought a new car, and had a '67 Chevy lmpala that she wanted to give to someone who needed it, rather than just getting a little bit on a trade in. We said, 'Sure, we'd take it,' and drove that car for four years." "We've basically pastored smaller churches," Pastor Slocum ex- plained, "except for one associate position. Altogether we've pastored six churches, plus two as associate. A total of 16 years." "After the Mojave Desert, in Lancaster, Calif., there was New Cuyama, Calif., basically an oil town. Almost everyone there was employed by Arco. There was one small store, 1 mean very small, a general merchandise store, one gas station, a restaurant, and a motel. The whole community was about 1,000 in population." "Since then we've mostly been in northern California: in Gridley, the kiwi capital of the West, which cooperates with New Zealand in keeping the states supplied with kiwi year round; and most recently from Angel's Camp, in Calaveras County, famous for the story written by Mark Twain. And yes, they do have a frog-jumping contest every year at the county fair, with people coming from as far away as Europe to enter." "Angel's Camp had about 2,400 people, similar to Sheridan or Willamina." He continued, "When the Nazarene superintendent called me to make arrangements for Grand Ronde, he kept saying, 'Now, this is really out in the woods, and there's nothing out there. This won't bother you, will it?' " "And we began to ask ourselves if this was a church that sits out all by itself with nothing around within miles. But when we got here, we looked around, and noticed that the Methodist Church adjoins our property, and that we could actually see things, and we said, 'This isn't so bad!' Gridley and Willows had about S,000, and the other communities were less than that. So /ltY fYf [:rom Coast to Coast Greg Goodman & FaRh Clevenger , March 5, 1989 You re invited to sign up for our Bridal Showcase. Free gift wrapping and local delivery. 136 S. Bridge Street, sheridan 843-3242 8-6 Mon.-Sat., Sundays noon-4 in we've been kind of rural all of our ministering." Betty Jo, Pastor Slocum's wife of 25 years, was born and raised in the Sheridan, McMinnville area. Her parents still live in McMinnville, and her father, Bill Wilson, is a city councilman, who is well-known because of his seeing eye dog. Betty Jo explained that this past summer she spent seven weeks in McMinnville due to her parent's health. His mother had three major surgeries between June and October. "That was really hard on everybody," Pastor Slocum con- tinued. "For the past four years I'd been director of junior camps, she was my assistant, and I relied on her an awful lot. We made a good team. I planned it, and she made it work. So I was left without her help, which I needed." The Slocums have a puppet ministry, which Betty Jo developed, and which has been a real addition to their camp ministry. "Two years earlier we tried getting a church in the area for that very reason," he noted. "But at that time none were available. This past year, however, the Grand Ronde Nazarene Church had been without a pastor for six months. They had contacted several but none were interested. After my wife's mother's surgery, we though it would be really neat if something opened up here. One of our friends, who is the pastor at the McMinnville Nazarene Church, told me about the opening. I sent my resume, but didn't think anything would come of it." Duane and Betty Jo Slocum down roots in a community, and we had been there two years. But these doors opened up." "Our kids were grown. Deborah Heiberg, lives in Federal Way, Wash., and has two children; Daniel, is 21, a freshman at Point Loma Nazarene College in California. And there was really nothing keeping us from making the move. So we agreed." "There isn't alot of difference climatewise," the pastor laughed, "at least we didn't think so. We'd had bad weather, though, the week before we moved up--then there were two clear days---and another storm moved in. The Lord had given us a little window in the storm pattern, and on Jan. 2 we just slipped right into Oregon." Missionary gives "Then, all of a sudden, the superintendent called us, and even though things were beginning to gel where we were, we felt strongly we should look at it." "After meeting with the folks, the church took a vote, and the result was enco.uraging. We gave a 30 day notice at Angel's Camp, which was sort of a bittersweet experience, as we had just gotten attached to them. It takes a couple of years to really put slideshowtalk Rev. and Mrs. Paul Stroud, missionaries serving the Republic of Cape Verde, will hold a service at the Grand Ronde Church of the Nazarene, at 7 p.m. March 1. They will present colored slides of Cape Verde, a small nation 300 miles off the west coast of Africa, and will exhibit artifacts and pictures of Cape Verde. EARLY BIRD B.r~ Root ~\~l~/~// Excellent Varieties Excellent Selection Excellent Price .......... ONLY Bare Root ,Trees ' Fruit, including Asian Pears Flowering, including Weeping Cherry Shade, including Clump Birch ~/7 99 from ........,...............-...... 6 8980 Red Prairie Road, Sheridan 843-3397 Open 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday-Saturday Honor roll for 1st semester Willamina High School has been announced. Seniors: *Sabine Ahlers, Ramona Baker, *Janice Burnim, Tracy Cavan, Bradley Chiids, Sherrly Coblentz, John Coddington, Jeremy Cole, Kerri Cranfili, Christa Crites, Shawn Ebensteiner, *Ariah Fasana, *Kimberly Floyd, Lance Halverson, *Marti Morgan, *Kathlyne Owings, Charlene Showers, Jason Skyberg, Gregory Soukup, Brenda Turner, Tara Turnidge, *Maria Vamos, and Martin Wienzek. Juniors: Johanna Aalton, *Alan Floyd, Spring Hall, Richard *Meredith Kendall, *An *Aaron Mendenhall and Thornhill. Sophomores: John Berggren, *Ryan Burr, Carpenter, *Alyssa Fasana, Fink, Paula Hassel, Jim Dawn Logan, *Shelley Tammy Morley, Mike Speer, *Yara Stanton, Weaver and Chuck Wharff. Freshmen: Joel Curelo, Green, Kim Rohrbacher, and Steven Werth. *4.00 G.P.A. Perrydale honor roll Perrydale School District has announced its second quarter honor roll: Seniors: *Shelly Buchhoiz, *Marci Curelo, and Ginger Green. Juniors: Trena Yanish. Sophomores: Jenni Voth. Freshmen: Joel Curelo, *Sherri Green, Kim Rohrbacher, *Sheila Schiller, Clint Spencer, *Jody Stapleton and *Regina Stapleton. Eighth Grade: *Kathy Chapin and Shawn Scranton. Seventh Grade: Forest Colombi. *4.00 G.P.A. Scholastic Roll (3,00-3.49) Seniors: Carrie Fowler, Mike Jackson, Kelly Lucas and Penny Pellett. Juniors: Denton Davison, Tim Hurtle and Audrey Schumer. Sophomores: Becky Chapin, Nathe Erickson, Fowler and Doug Hedge. Freshmen: Eighth Grade: Jacob Jerry King and HelenFe Seventh Grade: Jamie McDonald, Shawn Laura Shaw, Christina Scott Weisensee. 843-2312 TRI-CITY Free Main & D Streets, Services: Sun. 9:30 am 10:45 am Mornin 6:00 pm Evening ;Wed. 7:00 pm Pastor Aaron 876-4085 Open5 days aweek --- 52 weeks a year! Certified Public Acco 104 W. Main, Sheridan, OR WE LEARN THAT THE RIGHT KIND OF PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED Throughout the Bible and in the teachings at our House of Worship we are continually told to put our trust in the Lord, but that is just what we fail to do when we say our prayers as though we were giving God a shopping list. Some of our requests are indeed genuine needs, but all too many of them tend to be frivolous and unnecessary, and occasionally even harmful. Therefore, we should not feel any disappointment when these trivial wishes are not granted. We should remember that the Lord knows what we really need without our having to tell Him, and our prayers to Him should simply acknowledge that fact and reaffirm our trust in His superior judgment, which enables Him to grant the right things. He knows far better than we do what is best for Us and so whenever we pray, let us tell Him so. That's what prayer is all about. Assembly of God Church, 919 SW 2nd. Sheridan. 843-3277. Sunday School 9:30 am. Church & childrens church 10:30 am. Evening evange- listic services 6 pm (Monthly sing- spiration). Mens basketball Monday 7 pro. Womens aerobics T-T-F 9 am. Wednesdays 7 pm Family Night: Rainbows (ages 2-4). Missionettes (girls 5-12), Royal Rangers (boys 5-12). Youth Alive (teens) and adult Bible study. Womens Ministries I st & 3rd Thursdays 10 am. Ist Thurs- day 7 pm Family Activity Night. Larry A. Dill, Pastor. Assembly of God, 330 S. Main St.. Willamina. Pastor Mick Owings. Phone 876-4424. Sunday School for all ages 9:45 am. Morning Worship Service 10:45 am. Youth Alive S pm. Evening service - praise, worship singspiration, testimonies, family life 6 pro. Wednesday adult Bible study 7 to 8:30 pro. Sheridan Christian Church, 121 NE Yamhill, Sheridan. 843-2994. Jim Harris, Minister. Office hours: Men. -Fri. 8-11:30 am. Sunday School 9:45 am. Worship Service 10:4S am. Childrens church up to 4th grade during adult worship. Nursery for all worship & Sunday School programs. Sunday evening service 7 pro. Mid- week Bible study & prayer 7:30 pro. Contact the church for home Bible study times & locations. Christian Church, 200 SE Baker. Willamina. 876-2097. Dennis Morley Minister. Sunday services: Bible School 9:45 am, morning worship I 1 am, evening worship 6:30 pm. Wed- nesday: adult prayer breakfast at the Rocket Care at 6 am: youth meeting for 4th grade through high school at 7 pro. Adults home Bible study 7 pro. The Church of God of Prophecy, Agency Creek Road, Grand Ronde, 879-5034. Sunday School 9:45 am. Morning Worship 11 am. Evening evangelistic service 6 pm. Wednes- day service 7 pro. Everyone welcome. Pastor James R. Willis. Bethel Church of Bethel, 1 mile east of 99W. Phone 843-3079. Sunday School l0 am. service I1 am. Wed- ncsday evening Bible study 7:30 pro. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Willamina Ward. Meeting schedule: 9 am Sacrament meeting, iO: 15 Stmday School. Primary; 1 i :10 Relief Society. Priesthood meeting. Church of the Nazarene, 917 S. Bridge. Sheridan, 843-3262. Sunday School 9:30 ana. Worship II am. Youth meeting 5 pro. Evening wor- ship 6 pro. Wednesday prayer meet- ing 7 pro. Caravan 7 pm. Mike Lcmont. Pastor. Church in the Wildwood, Hebo Rd., Hwv. 22. Grand Ronde. Sunday Service l0 am. Church II am. Sun- day evenings 6 pro. Pastor Hugo Krchbiel. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, LCA. 315 S. Main. Willamina. 876-6844. Worship Service & Sunday School 10:30 am. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, E. Main & Hill Streets. Sheridan. 843-2206. Saturday Vigil Mass 5 pm. Sundays I! am. Weekdays, Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9 am. Pastor James Crunican. Grand Ronde Nazarene Church, Pastor Duane Slocum. 879-5297. Sunday School 10:00 am. morning worship i1:00 am. Sunday evening service 6:30 pro. Salt Creek Baptist Church, 12 miles east of Sheridan on Salt Creek Church Road. Sunday School 9:45 am. Morning worship I1 am. Eve- ning service 6 pm. Nursery provided. Pastor Perry Kallis. Assistant Pastor Linus Toland. Phone 623-2976. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 220 NW Sherman, Sheridan. 843-2967. Sabbath School 9:30-11 am. Worship service 11-12. Wednesday prayer meeting 7:30 pm. Community Ser- vices Center open Wednesdays 10 am to 3 pro. Grand Ronde Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Salmon River Hwy. (Hwy. 18) 1 mile east of Grand Ronde. Pastor Lutz Binus, Rt. 1, Box 278, Willamina. OR 97396. 876-2550. Head Elder Howard Hamel, phone 879-5276. Worship Service Saturday I 1 am. Sabbath School 9:30 am. St. Michael's Church, Hwy. 22 and Agency Rd.. Grand Ronde. 879-5122 Saturday Mass 7 pm. Sunday Mass 9 am. Weekday Mass, Tues. 1 ! am. Pastor James Crunican. Trt.City Free Methodist Main & D Streets, 976-4085. Sunday School 9:30 Worship 10:45 am. Sunday service 6 pm. Prayer service Wednesday. Aaron Kramer, Home phone 876-4688. Union Baptist Church, 8805 mony Road, Sheridan. School is followed by am. John R. Blalock, Pastor. Sheridan Baptist Church, 643 E. Main St., Sheridan. Sunday School 0:45 am. Morning Service !1 am. Question & Answer Time 6 pm. Evening worship 7 pm. Wednesday evening prayer service 7 pm. Pastor .loci Boyce. 843-3158. Sheridan Mennonite Church, 240 SW Madison. Sunday School 10 am. Worship il am. Evening worship 6 pro. Mid-week Bible study 7:30 pm. Pastor Sterling Roth, 470 SW Chap- man Street. Phone 843-4684. Trinity Lutheran Church, 318 SE Sheridan Rd., Sheridan. Pastor Harold Roellig. Office 843-4747. home 623-3506. Sunday School 9 am, family worship service 10:30 am. United Methodist Church, Bridge St., Sheridan. 9:45-10:45 am. Worship Morning Prayer daily, Friday 7:15-7:45 am. Bible Mondays 7:00 pm. L Women: First Wednesday, month, 2:00 pro. Choir Wednesdays 6:30 pm, choir director. Pastor: Craig Strobel. 843-2776. United Methodist Church, B Sts.. Willamina. Sunday 9:30 am. Rev. Craig S. Strobel, Pastor. Grand Ronde: Worship 10-11 am. Rev. Jerry Peters. 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