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.=, s Serving Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Rondo II 89, NO. 10 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 1989 50 CENTS PER COPY Petrovsky Monday morning and will remain at deliberate until 11 p.m. Blensly dis- until 11 p.m. the county jail until a presentencing missed the jury until 8:30 a.m. returning to Yamhill report can be completed. Judge Don- Monday. The unanimous verdict was Court Monday mor- ald Biensly is expected to sentence reached at 9 a.m., Collins said. in the Errand trialErrand on March 31, District Attor- guilty of se- ney John Collins said Monday. Col- Collins interpreted the jury's deci- manslaughter in thelins prosecuted the case. Beverly Ri- sion to mean that Errand did not act of William Bradway chardson is Errand's attorney,in self defense and that Errand did Errand faces a maximum sentence not intend to kill Muthersbaugh, but Michael of 10 years in state prison, that Errand did show recklessness in shot and killed Mu-The jury, comprised of four men making the decision to kill Muthers- Muthersbaugh's Wil-and eight women, left the courtroom baugh. early the morning of at 4:50 p.m. Friday after receiving Collins said in an interview that al- instructions from the judge. They though the jury's verdict was unani- escorted from the left the jury room for dinner at 6 p.m. mous, only 10 jurors were required by sheriff's deputies on and then returned and continued to to convict Errand of second degree Samples, wife of Sheridan basketball coach Larry Samples, looks worried in minutes of regional playoff game Friday. Spartans edged Portland Christian in first round of state finals in Pendleton on Thursday. ...... --Photo by GeorgeRobertson. e Margery Cooley is some news from the of Prisons. Two of and Bill, have been officers. "I think it's great," she told The Sun. They start work next Monday in Sheridan, beginning a training i~ro- gram that will include three weeks at ii! carries tray with breakfast at Grand Ronde School which started serving morning meal last than 40 of school's 125 students are having --Photo by Corinne Ivey. the Bureau's academy in Georgia. "They hope they can both go back to Georgia together," their mother said Monday. "They're both very happy and they feel they will have a chance to go up in their careers. I have no doubt as a mother that they will," she added. Harry Cooley is just getting in un- der the age-limit wire. He turns 34 on May 17. Employment in most pri- son jobs is restricted to those who have not reached their 35th birthday. Harry will be leaving a job at West County Sanitary Service in Sheridan to work as a guard for the Bureau's new $53 million facility in Sheridan. He is currently serving as an officer in the Sheridan ambulance service and is a past member of the Sheridan school board. He and his family live in Sheridan. Bill, 33, has been working for Smith's in Salem. He has been on the ambulance service in Sheridan and is currently president of the am- bulance crew in Dallas where he now lives. His dad, Don, is president of Sheridan's ambulance team. When the brothers are sworn in they will join their oldest brother Kevin, 36, in working for the federal gover~ament. Kevin is a 16-year Navy veteran now serving in Guam. Their mother, who worked as a vo- lunteer along with Bill and Harry to bring the federal prison to Sheridan, commented on the number of local hires. "It's terrific all these local kids are getting jobs," she said. She said several of Bill' s and Har- ry's classmates from Sheridan High School have also been hired by the Bureau. She also complimented the Bureau for keeping a promise made to the community about hiring locally. "I think they're doing the best job they can. They can only hire people who are qualified and who have applied," in WO In I 'West Valley Chamber of Corn m erce & participating merchants away an exciting trip! See details and entry coupons onPage 5. manslaughter. Collins said, how- ever, a unanimous jury would have been required to find Errand guilty of murder--one of the other three options the jury could have chosen to decide the case. Richardson will have 30 days from when the judge passes sentence to appeal the jury's verdict. See related story on Page 7. l pulation gainsh detailed Sheridan's population reached 2,500 as of July 1988 and Willa- mina's hit 1,860, according to official population estimates released by Portland State University. Sheridan's number of residents in- creased 11 percent from 1980 when the number totaled 2,249. Willa- .................. mina's increased 6.4 percent during the same period. McMinnville grew the most, in- creasing to 16,400 for a 16.5 percent gain. Newberg grew by nearly 12 percent and remains the second big- gest city in Yamhill County with 11,630. All the numbers listed are as of July 1, 1988 and update the census dated April 1, 1980. The report was released last week by PSU's Center for Population and Census, School of Urban and Public Affairs. The report is used to determine each city's per capita taxes received from the state for such items as arette taxes. population grew to 59,800, according to the report. That's a gain of 1,400 people from July 1%7 to July 1988. During the same period, Sheridan's population increased by 30 and Willamina's by 60. McMinnville's grew by 525 and Newberg's grew by 335 during the same 12 months. A few towns showed no gain dur- ing the year. Amity remained at 1050 and Dundee at 1,445, the report said. Sheridan's population is due to in- crease dramatically in the next year when the 800 inmates at the federal prison are included in the head count. The city expects to receive as much as $100,000 more in state taxes and franchise fees as a result but Bruce Peet, city administrator, said the impact will not show up until the city's 1990.91 budget. State funding, Peet told the city council recently, is actually expected to decrease for the 1989-90 budget year. Mail ballot are ready If you're a registered voter in Yamhill County you can expect to re- ceive a ballot next week for two county-wide levy requests and some local board positions. The county elections office had la- beled 31,549 voter packages as of Monday. The deadline to register to vote in the election, officially set for March 28, was Tuesday. The ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. March 28 to be counted. That means they must be delivered by that deadline to the county elections Office, not just postmarked by that time. So if you plan to mail back your ballot it's advised to do so several days before the deadline. The two tax levy proposals are re- quests to fund handicapped classes for students under a program run by the county's Educational Service District (ESD) and the other is to fin- ance a senior van for countywide runs, including those from the Sheri- dan-Willamina area. There are no contested races in this area on the ballot for school or fire district boards. Edwin Errand, on trial for death of William Muthersbaugh, testifies about what happened the morning of Dec. 9 when shooting occurred in Willamina home. --Photo byoMike Petrovsky. na au Gifts from actors Paul ~ewma~a and Joanne Woodward top t~ list of donations so far announced for the Kiwanis Club's annual Funfest Auc- tioh. This year's fund-raising eve~nt will be held Saturday, April 8, in Willamina Elementary School. Newman's gift is an autographed copy of "The Color of Money" movie script. He starred in the Oscar- winning film along with Tom Cruise. Woodward is donating a silver dish with engraved initials on it. Both gifts were obtained by Karen Robertson, a Sheridan High School graduate who is graduating in May from Sarah Lawrence College in New York with the Newmans's daughter. About 100 gift items will be auc- tioned off by Sheridan's Wayne Pot- ter again this year. Last year more than $2,000 was raised at the auc- tion; all proceeds go to scholarships for Sheridan and Willamina High School seniors who are planning to attend college. To date more than $10,000 has been raised by the Kiwanis Funfest for scholarships. Donated items have ranged from a set of tires to a truck- load of gravel and from metal sculp- tures made by a local artist to a col- lection of dolls. Kiwanis Club chairmen are Lee Lembkie and Bill Felton for the auc- tion items. Ralph Stewart is in charge of the buffet dinner that will be served prior to the auction from 6 to 7 p.m. The auction will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the dinner-auction are available from any Kiwanis Club member or by calling 843-2312. Tick- ets for the event, which includes a full buffet dinner, are $3.50 for adults and $1.50 for children under 12. Kiwanis Club members will be col- lecting donated items during the next few weeks. A complete listing of the items--along the names of don- ors--will be published in The Sun on March 29. Kiwanis Club members are hoping to also provide entertainment during the dinner hour. Area high school choirs are being invited to perform along with actors from Gallery Play- ers in McMinnville. Those wishing to donate items for the auction may call Bill Felton In- surance, 876-9343, or The Sun, 843- 2312. Donated items will be on display at Tuggle Chevrolet's showroom in Sheridan during the next few weeks. Anyone can donate items for the auction. Area businesses have been generous in past years With the bulk of the gifts and this year the Kiwanis hope to add to the list with some other items such as a gourmet dinner for two at one of the Kiwanis Club member's homes or a trip on a mem- ber's sailboat or perhaps even a round of golf with the club's best duffer. And one of the club's women members has suggested donating a house-cleaning day--providing the male members of the club actually do the work. Now that item might draw quite a few bids[ But no matter what the gifts are that will be auctioned off the whole idea of Funfest is to have fun and raise some money for scholarships. You can also attend just the auc- tion part of the event if you cannot attend the dinner. Admission to the auction is free. I 'American Farmer' featured: Page 10 Garbage rate hike OKd: Page 16 I .................. 7 ...... ,,, Savings an, WEST VMJ Y COMING EVENTS: WEST VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FORUMz Thursday, March 9 at noon at The Green Frog. Speaker will be Bob Edgar of Oregon Market Place. Cost for lunch is $4.50. Please call 843-2992 for reservations. SHERIDAN CHRISTIAN WOMENS CLUB: March 14, 9:30 to 11 a.m. $2, Rebekah Lodge, Monroe Street. Nursery at Trinity Lutheran Church. For reservations call 843-2482. All ladies welcome. BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC. Wednesday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon. American Legion Hall. Everyone is welcome. FLEA MART & BAKED FOOD SALE: Willamina VFW Hall, April 6 & 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tables S5/2 days. Call 876-9231, 879-5641 or 843-4968. "Your Savings Working locally"