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12 The Sun, Wednesday, March 2, 1994 wins rant Continued from Page 2 Next question' "How do we get everyone to cooperate in this effort?" When we realize as indi- viduals that this effort may mean the difference between continuing exist- ence and extinction, we can put great pressure on businesses that refuse to cooperate by refusing to purchase their products, and as members of the timber industry, by refusing to supply them the materi- als necessary to manufacture their products. Will it work? The bottom line is, it may or may not work, for a plan is only as effective as the support behind it, but it is up to us, the individuals, to change the things we aren't satisfied with. Our represen- tatives in the government cannot support people or causes that don't or won't support them. It is not until we stand together as a state and provide a united front, that we can expect our people in government to support our cause to ensure our continued survival. Allen Davis, Willamina DONATIONS HELP TREAT GRANDCHILD I was hoping you would run an update on our granddaughter, Chey- anne Putnam. Our six-month-old grandchild who has a very rare immune defic- iency disease is doing as well as can be expected. She's a real fighter for such a small package. (She weighs a little over 12 pounds now.) I spent a week (Feb. 12-19) in North Holly- wood to visit Cheyanne in Chil- dren's Hospital and to donate blood for the experimental bone marrow transplant which was done on Feb. 17 following four weeks of chemo- therapy. The next month will be the worst for Cheyanne as side effects of her treatment include high fevers, con- vulsions, diarrhea, vomiting and painful sores in her mouth, throat and entire digestive system. Chey- anne will remain at the hospital in a total isolation room for the next four to six months before we know if the transplant was successful. Loft Putnam, of Gresham, Chey- anne's mother, will reside in Los Angeles through the baby's treat- meat. Her husband, Steve, will visit them as often as his job and finances permit. The medical costs are enormous and since much of the treatment and drugs being used are experimental, they will not be covered by insur- ance. Also, their insurance does not cover transplants of any kind. The bill for the first two weeks in the hospital is over $91,000 and that's just the beginning. Hopefully, the wonderful people in our area will continue to donate to the Cheyanne Putnam Fund at any U.S. Bank and include the Putnam family in their prayers. Also, any fund-raising efforts in Cheyanne's behalf would be greatly appreciated. For more information call Dave or Pam Franzen at 879-5120, evenings. Pare Franzen, Grand Ronde FAREWELL TO MELVIN MCKIBBEN We have said a sad goodbye to a most remarkable man. Melvin McKibben was a native son, born in Ballston. Though he travelled exten- sively, his heart was in this little bit of the earth where he could see the hills and feel the pulse of the land which he tilled and planted. During his life, Melvin had a broad spectrum of skills. He had been a farmer, a logger, a real estate agent, part owner of a rock crusher and he sold insurance. Melvin built, owned and operated the rock crusher and Mei's Texaco in Sheri- dan (with help from Thelma) I understand. This occupied a number of years. After all of the above ventures, Melvin and Thelma joined the PeaCe Corps and spent a year on Tinican Island in the Marianas. They spent their time teaching pro- gressive methods of farming to the families living there. Melvin's life was a full one and certainly an active one. Melvin was not alone in this amazing accomplishment. He took with him through his life his love of God and the love of his family. Melvin was a devoted husband and father. He cherished them and was a good provider. He came from a Christian family. His daughter's are truly lovely young women, now married and having families of their own. Betty Alice Malone and Nancy Veach have made their par- ents very proud and happy. During the time that he and Thelma had the service station, the office was a gathering place for anyone who wanted to come in and chat. There were chairs there and coffee available. I imagine that many of the world's problems were solved there and there was a good feeling of welcome. Melvin was an artist. During the latter part of his life he made wooden toys for his beloved grand- children and friends. He loved the birds, and the yard was filled with houses for his feathered friends. They rewarded him with their beauty and their songs. People said of him, "That Melvin is a good man." He lived his life as a Christian should. He and Thelma went through their lives beautifully, respecting God's law and loving one another and their children. We will remember Melvin with pride. Fern Eberhart, Sheridan Debbie Woodcock Jennifer Sandels Two seniors at Sheridan High School will attend Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu after they graduate this spring. Jennifer Sandels will major in business administration and Debbie Woodcock will study nursing at the private school. Sandeis is vice president of the Sheridan High School student body and is a member of student council. She attends school half day and works at Movietime Video in Shed- dan. Woodcock is on the yearbook staff and works at McDonald's. "We picked Hawaii Pacific for the location and because it had our majors," Sandels said. Although she's never been to Hawaii, Sandels said she has gone through the college's catalog and knows she will like attending school there. Court reports Willamina Court Reports Feb. 24: Albino Ted Guardiola, Jr., care- less driving, no vehicle registration, driving uninsured, hearing rescheduled for March 10. Feb. 24: Todd R. Abbe, driving while suspended, driving uninsured, hearing rescheduled for March 10. Feb. 24: Jae E Alexander, fail to use seat belt, plead guilty, total fine $50. Feb. 24: Jeanette Garvin, driving while suspended, plead no contest, total fine $110. Fell. 24: Tracy L. Cavan, expired vehicle license, plead guilty, total fine $50. 24: Brian A. Bedortha, driving while suspended, driving uninsured, fail to display vehicle registration, hearing rescheduled to March 10. A $270,000 federal grant will help pay for a half-million gallon reservoir to serve the Grand Ronde area. The grant from the U.S. Depart- ment of Housing and Urban Devel- opment was announced last week by Constance Albrecht, grant develop- er for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The tribe will contribute as much as $230,000 in timber revenues to help pay for the steel water tower, Albrecht said. The water tank will also allow the tribe to develop a proposed gam- bling casino along Highway 18; plans for the casino, however, are on hold pending a review by Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of Interior. The Grand Ronde area has been under a building moratorium since last April because of the unreliabili- ty of the area's water supply. Increased water storage will also help for fire protection and end summer shortages in the Grand Ronde area. The new water tank will be com- pleted by next winter. It will be built on a ridge north of the proposed gambling casino. The tank will be turned over to the Grand Ronde Community Water Association after it is built by the tribe. The water association is also seeking funds to expand its system and has applied for $415,000 in loans for two more water tanks and lines from springs in the Coast Range. Continued from Page 1 to hold onto the Morgan' Street property. "If it continues to cash flow, it can only be an asset some- time later," he said. The council agreed to ask staff to look into refinancing the Morgan Street property, using accelerated payments to pay it off faster. In other business: City cleanup: Councilor Lam- bert said the city needs to warn residents that it intends to enforce laws dealing with junk cars and garbage on private property. Mayor Adamson said the city also needs to work with school officials to stop "the trail of trash" in downtown and suggested that high school students should not be allowed off campus for lunch if the litter problem continues. Water line: The council agreed with Sauerwein's suggestion to delay installation of a new water line under Jefferson Street until next fall. Abandoned vehicles: The coun- cil supported a new ordinance to allow the city to tow away vehicles left abandoned on city streets. Sgt. Roger Conley said vehicles will not be towed until they are tagged and two notices are mailed to the regis- tered owner. Overnight parking: The council agreed to prohibit commercially licensed vehicles from parking over- night on city streets. Community block grant: The council is considering using state funds for a sewer project required by the Oregon Department of Environ- mental Quality. A city resident, Karen Purdom, suggested using the money for low-income housing instead. Park work: Sauerwein said the city crew has been making improve- ments at the city park and will be planting trees in the park soon. Lonnie Hinchcliff, public works superintendent, suggested planting a 12 ft. Douglas fir at city hall for a community Christmas tree. Sidewalk work: Mike Sauerwein, city manager, said the city will install wheelchair-accessible curbs on downtown sidewalks in the next few weeks and also repair the city sidewalk in front of the library. ESD Board of Directors Retired Supedntendant of' Willamina Schools 27 yrs service to youth and to the taxpayers of the state Better financial control Less ESD control of local school districts Vote for ESD Board Paid for by Committee to Elect Gerry Elstun, 21710 Gooseneck Creek Road,Sherldan 97378 --- _ -___._. 1993-94 Sheridan Girls Basketball, left to right: Coach Michelle Buczynski; Nichol Moore, Lisa Prough, Kelli Hensley, Rochelle Hartman, Diana Christian, Wendy Thomas, Amanda Simpson, Mandi Kadell, Vicki Gourley, Summer Gibbons; asst. coach Cyndey Daniels. -- Photo courtesy of Moderne Briggs Studios, Springfield Congratulations for advancing 2A regional playoffs at ia Colleg Portland w , all the way Pendletonl H II Best Wishes from the following community minded merchants: Adamson's Sheridan Funeral Home 108 NW Lincoln, Sheridan 843-2525 The Bonanza Restaurant Hwy. 18 in Grand Ronde 879-5252 Debby's Flower Shoppe 249 S. Bridge, Sheridan 843-7400 or 1-800-345-2269 First Federal Savings & Loan 246 S. Bridge, Sheridan 843-3811 Huntley Insurance Agencies, Inc. 130 E. Main, Sheridan 843-2384 Littlejohn Logging 8590 Rowell Creek Road, Grand Ronde 879-5680 Gratia B. Robertson, CPA 104 W. Main, Sheridan 843-2992 Smith's Body Shop 157 NW Orchard, Sheridan 843-3357 Sprint/United Telephone-Northwest 1-800-877-1125 Stuck Electric Co. 147 W. Main, Sheridan 843-2322 The Sun Publishing & Printing 136 E. Main, Sheridan 843-2312 Taylor Lumber Company P.O. Box 158, Sheridan, Oregon 97378 U.S. Bank 206 S. Bridge, Sheridan 843-2332 Western Yamhill Medical Center 222 SE Jefferson, Sheridan 843-4909 j Willamina Drugs 212 NE Main, Willamina 876-2112 Tuggle Chevrolet 251 S. Bridge, Sheridan 843-2512 Sheridan Dairy Queen Junction Hwy. 18 & Gopher Valley 843-3325 Davison Auto Parts 317 S. Bridge, Sheridan 843-2211 TJ's Superette & Super Service Bridge &Main, Sheridan 843-3722 Home Town Drugs 103 E, Main, Sheridan 843-2422 Claus Transportation 208 NW Yamhill, Sheridan 843-3766