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6 The Sun, Wednesday, March 13, 1991 In Sheridan homes lllll Foster parents help youngsters grow By Dawn Buckholtz Correspondent, The Sun Sheridan is home for two foster homes, Both have been open to foster children for about five years and both accept children of all ages. First is the home of Janet and Jason Smith. According to Janet, the couple became foster parents out of sheer love for children. They see their role as one where they are responsible for providing not only the basics of food, clothing and shelter, but also to provide an environment of love, trust and, ahovc all, security. "Many times security is the hardest for the foster children to accept because they've never had it, and they have to learn to accept the love and begin to trust the foster family before they begin to feel secure..," Janet said. The best part of being a foster parent is "the privilege of being a mama and hearing from the kids after they've moved on," she added. The Smith home is licensed for two children plus shelter care. Cur- rently they have one boy. Janet cautions that foster parent- ing is not without its problems. Often the natural children will feel a sense of competition and rivalry towards the foster children, and frequently the foster children have difficulty adjusting to a family envi- ronment and may be rebellious or withdrawn. The hardest part of fos- ter parenting for Janet is "seeing the scared and empty look in the eyes of the children when they first arrive and then having to let them go when it's time for them to leave." The second foster family is the home of Karen and Gary Meyer. They find their greatest rewards come from the little things. "There's a lot of satisfaction in watching each little step forward the children make, each hurdle they pass. With each success you can see their self esteem grow," Karen said. The Meyers like the Smiths are licensed for two children and emer- gency shelter care. Currently they have no foster children because they are remodeling their home and they feel it would be unfair to bring a child into that kind of upheaval. Becoming foster parents influenced every member of the Meyer family; they each had to learn to deal with different personal- ities and life styles. "It showed us the importance of give and take and it provided a valuable lesson about the real world for my own chil- dren," Karen said. Foster children have a lot to overcome. "It's like starting all over every time they move. They have to readjust to the different lifestyle and value systems of each subsequent foster home," she added. Both families advise anyone con- sidering foster care to be sure they have big loving hearts and lots of patience. They must be willing to accept the hard times along with the fun times. Furthermore, don't go into foster care with the idea that you'll be able to adopt a child, that doesn't happen very often. Finally, the hardest part of all is don't be afraid to admit it's not working out once you've accepted a child. There are all kinds of people and not everyone is cut out to be a foster parent just like not everyone is a surgeon or salesman. Foster parenting is a special job for special people. Children who need foster care may be infants, toddlers, pre- schoolers, grade school age or teen- agers. They come from many types of backgrounds and families. Many foster children have been emotion- ally, physically, or sexually abused and may have emotional, mental or physical problems. Although foster children go through the same stages that other children do, many haven't been as safe and happy and often try to make up for the way they feel about themselves and may get into trouble. Adults from all walks of life are needed to care for these children. There's a critical shortage in Yam- hill County of homes willing to accept troubled teens, especially boys. Anyone interested in opening their heart and home to a foster child are encouraged to contact Yamhill County CSD, P.Q Box 478, McMinnville, or call 472-4634. Janet Smith of Sheridan became a foster parent out of love for children. The Smith home is licensed for two children plus shelter care.--Photo by Dawn Buchholz. Grauer hosts Extension meet The Sheridan Home Extension Study Group met at the home of Darlene Grauer March 7 with 12 members attending. A short business meeting was held. Evelyn Treadway read the Yamhill County Extension newslet- ter. The Spring Festival will be held April 19 in McMinnville. Members chose classes they would like to attend. Following the meeting Ian Gra- benhorst and Bill Monroe explained the bond issue for expanding the high school and Chapman school. A question period followed. The lesson on "Food Labeling" was presented by Mary Mize and Dorothy Agee. Luncheon was served and topped off with delicious fresh baked cin- namon rolls made by Darlene. Next meeting is April 4 at the home of Agnes Ellis. Gospel Echoes team to speak in Sheridan The Gospel Echoes Harvest Team will speak at the Sheridan Menno- 'Food labeling' talk Marchnite Church at 7:30p.m. ThursdaY,21. The team members will speak in at Mill Creek meeting Roberta Lonsford taught the les- son "Food labeling" at the March meeting of the Mill Creek Home Extension Study Group Thursday at the home of Lyn Rhodes on Goose- neck Road. Members were given various foodstuff packages and helped to located the seven items on labels required by the USDA. It evoked lively comments as did the mention of the use of color in advertising. Mention was made that as yet nutritional amounts are not required on labels but the use of additives is carefully regulated by federal agen- cies. Karen Meyers gave a mini-lesson on "Collectables," bringing her library of books concerning various items collected and then showing interesting ways to display collec- tions. Roberta Lonsford augmented the lesson by showing part of her dis- play of glass; Betty Siplinger showed her tin can collection; and Alice Clore brought part of her supply of vases. Craig Prough and Bill Monroe presented a brief overview of what the bond issue will mean to the Sheridan school district and were guests for the salad luncheon. Presi- dent Louise Koehler presided at the business meeting where plans were made for Spring Festival participa- tion. Happy Birthday was sung to past president Alice Clove. Others attending included Mary Ridgeway, Elsa Simonson, Vivian St. Louis, Veona Bieker, Naomi Rogers, Joy Kegel, Bey Monroe, Rose Mary Papen, Barbara Knutson, Vi Wetzel, Denise Dickey and little Bethany, Emilie Molloy, Earline Hertzler, Adaline Altus and Gerry Ehnes. Nattie Carter was a guest. The April 4 meeting will be held at the Buell Grange Hall with a lesson on the use of the food processor. Visitors are always wel- come, and child care is available by calling President Louise Koehler, 843-3821. Sheridan about prison life and what it is like to work with Gospel Echoes. St. Paddy's Day Potato Bouquet ,.c,.de. m.m, $ 995 & a real potato ( for only ............... thru March 17, 1991 Treasures From Heart Full Service Florist & Gift Shop 180 NE Main, Willamlrm 876-1122 L Balloons. Cards. House Plants, Stuffed Animals - incl. "Googlas" 10-6 Monday-Friday 10-4 Saturday 00uer Oen,o00l to wed Jut Gerald and Judith Lat( dan announce the their daughter, Traci A. James W. Denton, son d Mary McGill of Michael and Peggy Poulsbo, Wash. The bride-elect is a of Sheridan High groom-elect is a 1989 Sheridan High School. The couple plan to July 20 in Huntley Patio Maynard in Jennifer take part in the 4-H State Government Salem, April 3-5. mPSOX00tter Why A Hearing MakesS0 Sense. 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Listen wo,, o.,,,. /It Home or In Audio Tapes Bestselling Authors * Inspirational Only $1.00 a Day Family Video & Yogurt N. 99W, McMinnvllle 472-4437 Mon.-Thurs. 10 am - 9 pro, Fri.-Sat. 10 am - 10 pro, Sun. 12-8 DII2ECTOI2Y Churches "0o ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." -- Mark 16:15 WEAR GREEN ON ST. PATR/CK'S DAY, BIYI' REMEMBER WHY The legend of St. Patrick has come down to us in such a form as to make us concentrate on its more whimsical aspects rather than its seri- ous message. The greeting card racks sprout shamrocks and little men in green suits, l- gsrdless of our ethnic backgrounds, we all become "Irish" on that day and don green gar- ments, Hibernian melodies emanate from the radio stations. With all of that, we tend to forget the story of St. Patrick's perilous journey to Ire- land to persuade the people to go and worship God, and that under much safer conditions we could do the same thing. So, when you go to your House of Worship, try to bring a friend or neighbor with you, and you'll both receive the blessings that St. Patrick spoke of so long ago. Assembly of God Church, 919 SW 2nd, Sheridan. 843-3277. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Church & children's church 10:30 a.m. Evening service at 6 p.m. (Monthly Singspiration). Wednes- days 7 p.m. family night: Rainbows (ages 2-4), Missionettes (girls 5-12), Royal Rangers (boys 5-12), Youth Alive (teem) and Adult Bible study. Womens Ministries 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 10 a.m. 3rd Sunday potluck & family activity. 2rid Saturday men's breakfast. Every Friday 7:30 p.m. home Bible study. M-W-F 9-11:30 a.m. preschool. Larry A. Dill, Pastor. Assembly of God, 330 S. Main St., Willamina. Pastor Steve Blanchard. Phone 876-4424. Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship Ser- vice 10:45 a.m. Youth Alive 5 p.m. Evening service - praise, worship sings- piration, testimonies, family life 6 p.m. Wednesday Men's Fellowship Bible Study 6:15 a.m., Ladies Fellowship Bible Study 10 a.m. Wednesday adult Bible study 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sheridan Christian Church, 121 N.E. Yamhill Street, Sheridan, 843-2994. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Ser- vice 10:45 a.m. Nursery for all worship & Sunday School programs. Mid-week Bible study & prayer 10 a.m. Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Christian Church, 200 S.E. Baker, Willamina, 876-2097. Dennis Mor- ley, Minister. Sunday Services: Bible School 9:45 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m., high school youth meeting 6 p.m., evening worship 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: adult prayer breakfast at the Rocket Cafe at 6 a.m.; jr. high youth meeting at 7 p.m. Adult Bible studies throughout the week. Church in the Wildwood, Hebo Rd., Hwy. 22, Grand Ronde. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Church 11 a.m. Sunday eve- nings 6 p.m. Pastor Hugo Krehbiel. The Church of GOd of Prophecy, Agency Creek Road, Grand Ronde, 879-5034. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening evan- gelistic service 6 p.m. Wednesday ser- vice 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. Pastor James R. Willis. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sahats, Willamina Ward. Sunday School 9 a.m. Primary, Relief Society & Pries- thood Meeting 10 a.m. Sacramem Ser- vice 11 a.m. Church ofthd Nazarene, 917 S. Bridge, Sheridan. Pastor Darwin Grimm, 843- 3262. Sunday: 9 a.m. open altar prayer service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, all ages; 10:45 a.m. Morning worship; 6 p.m. service of celebration and praise. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. open altar prayer time; 7 p.m. prayer meeting, adult and teen Bible electives, Kids Korner; 8 p.m. choir rehearsal. Thursday: 1 p.m. ladies Bible fellowship; 7 p.m. teen life sup- port system, care group meetings. Satur- day: monthly teen outing. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, ELCA. 315 S. Main, Wdlamina. 876-6844. Sunday School 9:45 am. Worship Ser- vice 10:30 a.m. Rev. Hans Christopher Hoch. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, E. Main & Hill Streets, Sheridan. 843- 2206. Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m. Sun- days 11 a.m. Weekdays, Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Pastor James Crunican. Sheridan Full Gospel Tabernacle, N.W. Washington & Sherman Sts., Sheridan. Chas. E Wichner, pastor. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. Sunday night 7 p.m. Mid-week service Wednesday 7 p.m. Youth night Friday 7 p.m. Grand Ronde Nazarene Church, Pas- tor Duane Slocum. 879-5297. Sunday School 10 a.m., morning worship 11 a.m. Sunday evening service 6:30 p.m. Salt Creek Baptist Church, 12 miles east of Sheridan on Salt Creek Church ', Road. Sunday school 9:45 a.m. Morning " worship 11 a.m. Evening service 6 p.m. Nursery provided. Pastor Perry Kallis. Assistant Pastor Linus Toland. Phone 623-2976. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 940 West Main, Sheridan, 843-2967. Sab- bath School 9:30-11 a.m. Worship ser- vice 11-12. Community Services Cen- ter; 210 N.W. Sherman, Sheridan, otmn Wednesdays from 10 Lm. to 3 p.m. Grand Ronde Seventh.Day Adventist Church, Salmon River Hwy. (Hwy. 18) I mile east of Grand Ronde Pastor Lutz Binus, 876-2550. Head Elder Howard Hamel, 879-5276. Worship service Sat- urday 11 a.m. Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. St. Michael's Church, Hwy 22 and Agency Rd., Grand Ronde. 879-5122. Saturday Mass 7 p.m. Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Weekday Mass, Tues. 11 a.m. Pastor James Cnmican. Sheridan Baptist Church, 643 E. Main St., Sheridan. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morn;ng service 11 a.m. Question & answer time 6 p.m. Evening worship 7 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service 7 p.m. Pastor Joel Boyee" 843-3158. Sheridan Mennonite Church, 240 SW Madison. Sunday school 10 a.m. Wor- ship 11 a.m. Evening worship 6 p.m. Mid-week Bible study 7:30 p.m. Pastor Sterling Roth, 470 SW Chapman Street. Phone 843-4684. Trinity Lutheran ChurCh, Schley Street & Sheridan Rd., Pastor Harold home 623-3506. Sunday Family worship 10:.30 a.m. West Valley Free MethodlSl Main & D Stre*ts, 4085. Sunday School 9:30 a.ab 10:.45 am. Sunday evoninl pan. Prayer service 7 Aaron Krame Pastor. 876-4688. Union Baptist Church, Road, Sheridan. Sm i follwed by preaching at 11 R. B1alocL Pastor. United Methodist Chur*B, Bridge St., Sheridan. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Worship United Methodist Women: nesday, 2 p.m. Strobel, Pastor. 843-2776. United Methodist Ronde: Worship service Bob Reynolds, Pastor. THE FOLLOWING MERCHANTS URGE YOU YOUR CHOSEN HOUSE OF WORSHIP THIS ADAMSON'S Sheridan Funeral Home & Green Crest MemorBd 108 N.W. Llncoln, Sherldan 843-2525 THE CORNER 112 W. MAIN STREET, A GRATIA B. Certified Public Accountant 104 West Main, P.O. Box 67, Sheridan, OR 97378 THE SUN Publishing & Printing 249 S. Bridge, P.O. Box 68, Sheridan, OR 97378