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hy do drugs? Valley residents seek to reduce risk factors Monlcal The Sun West Valley's Oregon project has begun gather- about drug and alcohol the area and will take the to a March meeting in for analysis and further aCCording to key leaders of effort. at a West Valley Cham- COmmerce forum Feb. 21, School Superintendent Elstun, Sheridan School 3rabenhorst and City Manager Bruce Peet that group mem- major factors to drug and alcohol abuse area youngsters and have gather facts and documen- about them. an excitement going Peet. "We have 35 com- members excited about the h, doing fact-finding and about things going on. a terrific level of commit- West Valley businesses can expect to get questionnaires about drug abuse policies and how they have addressed abuse issues, Grabenhorst said. A student questionnaire is also expected, he added. "The committees are trying to glean as much information as possi- ble from the community," Graben- horst said. "The data will be used to reduce the risk factors that lead to drug and alcohol abuse in the area." The fact-gathering is the second phase of a long-term abuse preven- tion project launched in January. At brainstorming sessions in Sheridan and Willamina, commun- ity members met to consider a list of 16 social factors said to predict youthful drug and alcohol abuse, narrowing the list to the four ele- ments they believe most affect youngsters in the West Valley. With its fact-finding, the group is defining how the risk factors affect area youth and will begin to weave a strategy to blunt the risks while strengthening protective factors in West Valley communities. The program is based upon the precepts of preventive medicine and is a movement away from assigning abuse prevention to community schools, Elstun said. "Abuse education in the schools hasn't been effective," Elstun said. "They found out that chug use typically increased; the fiaore you know, the more you use." Researchers looked at other pre- vention successes and settled upon a medical model, Elstun said. Doctors know that heart attacks can be prevented if patients will exercise, quit smoking, watch their diets and lake other steps toward health, Elstun said. Dentists also began to emphasize preventive care and have made the American mouth "healthier than it has ever been," Elstun said. "We've transferred this approach to fighting drug and alcohol abuse," Elstun said. "We attack the risk factors that lead to the problems." The program also recognizes abuse as a community issue and attempts to mobilize community IE program ns classes Faulconer the last two years, the County sheriff's depart- sponsored a 5th grade Chapman Elementary D.A.R.E. ug prevention program is providing necessary infor- and promoting refusal skills Youth of our community. now has a chance to he D.A.R.E program. Tracie Domogalla is the : for students in grades l, 2, classroom will meet Domogalla a total of times (third grade five sessiohs) during focus on positive , how to say "Not," and habits. D.A.R.E. acts reinforcement to the already happen- school. Feb. 21, third grade what it is like to be during the OMSI enrich- "Kiddie Chemislxy." spent an hour with teacher. All materials the experiments were but safety in using Was stressed throughout Students learned scientific concept of and how it relates to liquids. students will soon be authors. One goal of the grant is to publish a Student writing. This book will be available for in March. Look for it at tosses in town. named council a Sheridan cer- accountant, has been to the federal Bureau of Salem district COuncil. appointment on council was announced Lujan Jr., Secretary of board meeting County mental board will meet at 6 at 412 N. Ford SL, Michael Clsco Karle Mahe High school honors seniors Cisco, Mahe Karie Mahe has been named girl of the month at Sheridan High School for the month of February. She was chosen for being the most optimistic. She is the daughter of Gary and Sharon Mahe and is active in ser- vice club, photo club, clean-up crew, national honor society president and international club president. Michael Cisco was chosen boy of the month for being most optimistic. He is the son of Yvonne and John Ries, d is activ in choir as president, drama, service club and Bridge Street Singers. Jordan family fund to defray expenses A fund to help defray the expense of cancer therapy has been estab- lished by friends of Bob and Ther- esa Jordan of Sheridan. Theresa Jordan, 36, was found to have lung cancer earlier this month and has begun radiation therapy at Providence Hospital in Portland, according to her husband Bob Jor- dan, a Sheridan businessman and city councilor. She has also been prescribed an oral medication intended to replace chemotherapy at a cost of approxi- mately $1,600 per month, Jordan said. Other medical procedures have cost more than $4,000 in a week and a half, Jordan said. The Bob and Theresa Jordan Fund was opened last week at First Federal Savings in Sheridan by Dale and Nancy Oakes, friends of the Jordan family. The family has medical insur- ance, but it pays only 80 percent of the bill, Oakes said. The rest must be raised elsewhere. "It has hit them hard and no one knows how much everything will cost," Oakes said. "We wanted to open an account so that friends can help them out." Theresa Jordan olrated a day care center adjacent the family's house for nearly 12 years, her hus- band said. The business was closed following her diagnosis and the beginning of daily trips to Portland for radiation therapy. The couple has two young daugh- ters at home and four grown sons. Contributions may be made to the fund at the Sheridan office of First Federal Savings and Loan, 246 S. Bridge St. Complete Printing Service THE SUN 249 S. Bridge St. * Sheridan * 843-2312 People break out in cold sweats. Others feel queasy. Still others suddenly excessively tired. If you've been experiencing any of these at tax time, or maybe you've been having hUsual craving to clean out the attic or paint ..or simply a sudden urge nate...don't call doctor[ us...for fast B. Robertson Public Accountant Main Street, Sheridan, OR 97378 You is our only buslness." efforts and resources to fight it, Peet said. "Drug and alcohol abuse isn't just a school problem," Peet said. "It also happens in the workplace, in families, in the whole social environment." Therefore, it makes sense to iden- tify the community factors leading to abuse and to involve the com- munity in working to reduce them. As the project develops, local participants will have opportunities to share findings with other commu- nities and to learn what works and what doesn't, Peet said. "Each community finds its own place to begin," Peet said. "What works elsewhere might not work here; we'll discover what works here because we know our com- munity besL" The perceptions and concerns of all community members are import- ant to the effort--and the invitation is always open to join, the speakers said. "It all begins with you and me," Elstun told the group. County board positions open West Valley residents am invited to apply for several positions open on Yamhill County advisory boards and committees, according to Elaine Pearcey of the county commission- ers' office. Positions carrying three-year terms are open on the fair board, the landmarks commission and the road improvement advisory committee. A five-year term is available on the parks board and a term of unspecified length is available for the visitors association. West Valley residents am espe- cially urged to apply for the position on the road improvement advisory committee, Pearcey said. Board positions normally involve a monthly evening meeting and am unpaid, Pearcey said. Applicants should be residents of Yamhill County. For more information, contact amey in the county commission- ers office at the Yamhill County courthouse in McMinnville, 434- 7501, or stop by to pick up an application. Rockwell Eaton BRAKE SHOES FLEET GRADE PREMIUM $2700 For Truck Repair, Call 2305 Three Mile Lane McMinnville, Oregon 472-9339 lilm Wednesday, February 27, 1991, The Sun 3 Chemeketa will hold spring registration Spring term registration at Che- mcketa Comunity College will bc held March 4-7 and March 25. Returning students may register on those dates between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the Salem campus and during regular business hours at college centers in Dallas and McMinnville. Registration times for returning students are determined by the last four digits of their Social Security number. New students planning to enroll spring term should contact the col- lege Admissions Office at 399-5(X)6 or their local center as soon as possible, as they may need to com- plete an application and take a placement test prior to registration. Registration times for new students arc assigned according to the dale applications for admission arc rcived. Both new and returning students may register later than their assigned time, but not earlier. Students may also register at the first class session for most of Chc- meketa's evening, weekend and non-credit classes and for classes held outside of Salem. Because many students register in advance of the first class session, .some courses may he full. Spring term evening classes begin March 25. Day classes begin March 26. For more information on regis- tration, call the Chemeketa Informa- tion Center at 399-5155 or the Chemeketa centers in Dallas, 623- 5567 and McMinnville, 472-9482. Sheridan Fire District Ambulance Volunteers Sunday, March 3 Noon to 6 pm Sheridan High School Cafeteria Adults - $4.00 Children (6-12) - $2.00 Under 6 - FREE Dessed extra by donation Tickets available from any Ambulance Volunteer or at the door i EXTRA SET OF PRINTS REE! EVERY FRIDAY Every Friday with your roll of C-41 color print film you will receive a second set FREE! Be sure to check the Double Print Box on your film bag. Next day guarantee does not apply. U HOME TOWN DRUGS 103 E. Main Street, Sheridan Phone 843-2422 9-6 Monday-Saturday Emergency phone 843-4933 AMERICA '$ PARTS PIPBIIIIE NAPA POWER" 60 MONTH BATTERY Plenty of power - up to 530 CCA's - for a variety of applications. $ w/EXCH. SALE ENDS MARCH 11, 1991. 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