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Pages 1B-4B Your money's worth Page 6 Timber jobs pushed Serving Sheridan, Willamina andGrand Ronde 91 NO. 9 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1991 left, and Brian Glassco, Faulconer Grade perform experiment during OMSI Kid- lesson last week. "lhaveling chemistry teacher Susan Cross demonstrated elementary chemical principles, including states of matter and differences between com- pounds and mixtures by a series of hands-on experiments. rking lot, boat launch pushed lot and boat ramp may South Bridge including Sears and if the Sheridan city to buy the property. Adamson told the he had received an and on the loL the council to consi@r site for a parking lot one built a year ago Frog and Home- just off North Bridge The property could also provide the council to improve pexking in access to launch boats into the .....  city. He said local businesses are South Yamhill River and access to a deck proposed by Norma Hebert between Sunshine Cleaners and the Masonic Lodge. "Personally, I think this has some real long-range impact-..and oppor- tunities like this come up rarely," Adamson said. He told the council he had talked with several business owners along South Bridge and they all favored the idea. The council agreed to ask city staff to look into the possibilities of using the property and also funding sources to purchase it. Dick Paay, a local builder, urged suffering because of "anemic park- ing" in downtown. "Your decisio0 will help make downtown healthy or kill iL" Paay told the council. "The best use for the property obviously is for park- ing," he added. Paay questioned the idea of build- ing a wooden deck between Sears and the Masonic hall. "Economi- cally, it doesn't make sense," he said, adding that a wooden deck would need to be repaired often. "It (the deck) needs to be on the river," Paay added. Adamson said that former mayor Art Hebert, who died last year, f'wst wanted to build a parking lot between Sunshine Cleaners and the Masonic hall but the city wasn't allowed to bring in tons of fill dirt to raise the site to street level. Adamson added that the parking lot proposal could make the pro- posed deck more accessible. Norma Hebert attended the coun- cil meeting briefly and expressed concern about liability issues involving the proposed deck. She also asked the council to include in an agreement that the building which now houses Sunshine Clean- ers will have access to the deck. rl/amMa health care clinic Two inmates . flee Sheridan of fund, staffing cuts Monical SOn a health clinic are at a temporary a shortage of in the Persian Gulf. the clinic board in week, state and fed- revealed a bare encouraged organiz- funds locally to open and staff a area. know what that WiHamina Mayor long-time head of a doctor to Willa- wouldn't have sought COuld have have raised the group that allo- has been withheld of funds is known, funding of rural is particularly unset- due to Measure 5, ray of hope is a grant from the state," funds are intact, "ihyior, but they are to funds raised directors will that if the city could $10,000 would open clinic doors salaries and wages months as the clinic its own income. equipment will be added. 'It's just about out of the question to get a doctor nowadays.'--Mayor Gene Taylor But medical personnel of all sorts are in short supply and those availa- ble are atwacted by enormous sums offered by wealthier locales. "It's just about out of the ques- tion to get a doctor nowadays," Taylor said. War in the Persian Gulf has siphoned available medical person- nel from the country, Taylor said, citing a drain of 350 doctors, nurses, technicians, aides and other person- nel from the Portland-Vancouver area alone, According to friends elsewhere, Madigan Army Hospital in Wash- ington state and Navy hospitals in California are operating with skele- ton staffs, Taylor said. Adding to the problem are recruit- ment efforts from other parts of the country, Taylor said. One oil-rich Texas community has offered a physician $50,000 in Burning season The spring backyard burning sea- son begins March 1. The season will run through June 15. Residential yard debris may be burned during daylight hours when weather conditions are favorable for smoke dispersion. "Burn days" are determined by the state Department of Environ- mental Quality (DEQ). The daily burning advisory is available from local fire departments and from addition to fees collected, plus a house free and clear, plus a clinic fully equipped and staffed, plus a small adjacent hospital, Taylor said. Other communities offer $100,000 minimum income guarantees to doctors who locate in them. "Talk about inducement," Taylor said. "It's a doctor's market." A Willamina delegation attended a September physicians' fair in Port- land to sing the praises of the West Valley and induce doctors to con- sider opening practice in Willamina. Three doctors visited the area as a result, but only one appears to be interested, Taylor said. "There's a point of being optim- istic and then there's a point of being crazy," Taylor said. "We're going to have to settle for a nurse practitioner or a physician's assist- ant if we want medical care here. We're just not going to get a doctor under present circumstances." to open March 1 several local radio stations. Only dry residential yard debris can be burned. Burning material which creates dense smoke or noxious odors is prohibited. That includes such pro- hibited materials as household gar- bage, petroleum products, wire insu- lation, plastic and rubber. Open burning which creates a nuisance is prohibited at all times. prison camp Two inmates at the federal prison camp in Sheridan escaped Friday, according to Bob Palmquist, execu- tive assistant to Warden Joe Crabt- lee. The two inmates were reported missing after the 10 p.m. head count, Palmquist said in a press release. Juan Jose Pastor, 30, of Turlock, Calif., was serving a 90 month sentence for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and use of a firearm. Pastor was described as 5-7, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt with yellow stripes. Jonathan New, 55, of Tacoma, Wash., was serving a 10 year sent- ence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. New was described as 6-1, 160 lbs., with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue sweat pants with a green army field jacket and tennis shoes. He wears eye- glasses. Palmquist said prison officials suspect the two inmates left the prison camp together. "It is unknown if the inmates were assisted in their walk away..." he added. "Inmates Pastor and New are not considered to be armed or danger- ous," Palmquist said. Persons with information about the escaped inmates should contact their local law enforcement agency or the U.S. Marshal at 326-2209. Pastor and New are the fourth and fifth inmates to walk away from the minimum-security camp since it began accepting prisoners in 1989. Iloug & Sons rBindery Springport, MI. 49281 l I lllll 50 CENTS PER COPY Sheridan fire chief resigns to take job in Mt. Hood district Sheridan Fire Chief Larry Eckhardt has accepted a position as chief of the Hoodland fire district near Mt. Hood and will leave his Sheridan post March 29. Eckhardt, 43, submitted his resig- nation Feb. 21 at a special meeting of the district board. Jim Daeges of Sheridan, a veteran of 35 years with the department, was appointed interim chief at an executive session of the board convened following Eckhardt's resignation. Eckhardt will take his new post April 1. The heavily forested Hood- land district, a 55-square-mile area on the southwestern flank of Mt. Hood, runs westward from Tmaber- line Lodge and includes the com- munities of Govemment Camp, Rhododendron and Zig Zag. "We hate to see him go and we accepted his resignation quite reluc- tantly," said Ray Rice, chairman of the Sheridan fn' district board of directors. "But we can't stand in his way, and we wish him the best of luck." Rice said the fire district will begin immediately to search for a new chief and will advertise in an Oregon fire marshal's publication. He said the board aimed to have a new chief in place by July 1. "It is a lengthy process," Rice said. "It's about the same as hiring a new school superintendent-" Eckh.ardt said the decision to leave ts made with difficulty, but Larry Eckhardt characterized his new post as a major promotion. The move involves a raise in pay, and supervision of a paid staff of five, Eckhardt said. Although the Hoodland district is physically smaller than the Sheridan district, it is busier, he added. The district runs a rescue vehicle but ambulance service is provided by a Portland firm. "I have a reluctance to leave because I've made a lot of good friends in ths area,". Eckhardt said. "But a lot of people like to ski and I'll be on their way." Sheridan soldier in Saudi Arabia Army specialist Michael E. Dur- ant is serving with a unit firing Patriot missiles from inside Saudi Arabia. Spc. Durant, 22, is a cook for his unit and was among the first Ameri- can personnel deployed to the re#on in August- A 1986 graduate of Sheridan High School, where he was on the wrestling team, Spc. Durant is the son of Betty Turner of Sheridan and Eric Durant of Portland. Spc. Durant spent two years with the Army in Germany and was stationed in El Paso, Tex., when he was deployed. His wife Jana, son Michael, 3, and daughter Jena, 7 months, came to Sheridan in Octo- ber to stay with his mother. According to his mother, Spc. Durant is in a tense and frightening situation. "They're very scared," she said last week. "They spend the nights in SCUD shelters." Spc. Durant grew up in the West Valley and would enjoy getting mail from friends, his mother said. Spc. Michael E. Durent His address is: Spc. Michael E. Durant 542-08-2544 U.S. Army Operation Desert Storm B Btry 2/7 ADA llth BDE APO N.Y. 09616 A letter from Saudl Arabia appears on Page 2. Ceremony set for soldiers Monmouth; Mayor Marion Rossi, Independence; Mayor Gene Taylor, Willamina; the Polk County com- missioners and invited representa- tives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Oregon National Guard. There will be a dedication of the Military Honor Roll in front of the Polk County Courthouse in Dallas at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. Those participating in the pro- gram will be Mayor Gwen VanDen- Bosh, Dallas; Mayor Marc Nelson, I First Federal Sawngs and/.oan =oo,*,**=% :- _r% z.s ,...' WEST VALLEY COMING EVENTS: SHERIDAN SCHOOL OII"RICT PlA MEETING: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7.t)0 pm. Chapman Cateteria. Topic: School Bond Measure. WEST VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ROUNffrABLE: Thursday, Feb. 28, at noon at The Green Frog. Program: SherMan School District bond levy. Call 843-2992 for reservalions. LUNCH & BAKE t, LE: March 1, 9 am - 4 pro, Sheridan Masonic Bldg., Bridge St. Hot dogs, oofl, pie & bakad goods sale. Sponsored by the Eamm Sl. GOODwlLL-GOODTURN PROJECT: Sheridan Cub Scout Pack 215 and Boy Scout Troop 215 will pick up donation bags on March 2, starting at 10 am. For info call Tami at 843-2362. MOVIE: "TWICE PARDONED: Harold Morris; From =li-stor athleW to death row inmate." (Part One). 6 pro, Sunday, March 3 at Sheridan Assembly of God. 919 i 2nd St. Everyone is wokxm. sale soon. Conlact ShB/on Mtd, 843-4810 to donale  se m