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Deadline for property tax deferral nears News Briefs The filing deadline for Oregon's property tax deferral programs is fast approaching. Both current participants that need to recertify their eli- gibility this year and new ap- plicants for the programs have until April 15 to file the nec- essary paperwork, according to program manager Bronson Rueda. "Eligible Oregonians who want their property taxes paid in November must meet the April 15 filing deadline," Rueda said. "If we don't get their forms by April 15, we can't pay their property taxes this year." Only certain current par- ticipants need to recertify this year. They received recertifi- cation forms by mail in Feb- ruary and need to return them directly to the Department of Revenue. New applicants for deferral should send their paperwork to theft county assessor's office. Deferral allows eligible se- niors and people with disabili- ties to have the state pay prop- erty taxes on their behalf until they move, sell their home, or die. A lien is placed on their home, and all taxes, interest, and fees must be repaid before the lien is removed. Oregon's deferral pro- grams have 6,500 active par- ticipants and more than 2,000 inactive accounts. Eligibility criteria have changed in recent years, so citizens interested in deferral should obtain the most recent application form or contact Revenue's Deferral Unit for the latest information. Applications and informa- tion about the program can be obtained from county asses- sors' offices, by calling 503- 945.8348, or by visiting www oregon.gov/dor/deferral. Contributed photo Members of the 2014 Indianpreneurship class in Grand Ronde. In front, left to right: Donn Grishaber, Bryan Langley, Pamela Larsen, Marie Fleming, Khani Schultz. Back row, left to right: Sarah Porter, Robert Porter, Kara Langley, Tyler Martin, Kenneth Larsen, Cory Meneley, David Garren, Christopher Bailey, Braydon Langley, Elisha Porter, Kinji Neskahi (Facilitator.) Local entrepreneurs complete training On March 12, another Indianpreneurship class graduated in Grand Ronde. MERIT, a micro enterprise development organization from Salem, has partnered with Grand Ronde to bring classes to Tribal members and members of the community regarding how to start, their own business. Indianpreneurship, "A Na- tive American Journey into Business," was the curriculum used which was developed by ONABEN, A Native Ameri- can Business Network. Four- teen people attended this 10- week class that began Jan. 8 and ended March 12. Two of these students have started their businesses and will con- tinue putting the principles they leamed into practice as they move forward. The others will be doing more research and preparing to start in the future. The subject on the seventh night of class was, "Gathering Resources." Guest speakers were invited to present re- sources available to business start-ups. Guests included Greg Azure, TERO; Jilene Mercier, Economic Projects Coordinator; Forrest Peck, Oregon Micro Enterprise Net- work; andApril Campbell, In- dian Education Specialist. Public meetings Open house set on Oregon Coast Trail The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is having an open house on the Oregon Coast Trail to seek public com- ments on the designation of the trail as a State Designated Scenic Trail. The open house will be held April 9 at the Driftwood Public Library, 801 SW Hwy. 101 #201, Lin- coln City, from 6-7:30 p.m. The State Trail Designa- tion program was established in 1971 as part of the Recre- ational Trails Act to help pro- mote Oregon's exceptional scenic beauty and excellent outdoor recreation opportu- nities. Oregon Regional Trails are non-motorized trails that offer close-to-home recre- ation while connecting to other trails, communities, recreation sites, schools and other destinations. Regional trails are more than five miles long, open to the pub- lie, substantially complete, and lie on public lands or public rights-of-way or ease- ments. The Oregon Recreation Trails Advisory Council will use public comments gathered to assist in their recommenda- tion to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission. For more information or to comment on the designa- tion contact Rocky Hous- ton, State Trails Coordina- tor at 503-986-0750 cr rocky.houston@oregon.gov Help available for underwater homeowners A program designed to help homeowners with high-inter- est loans who can't refinance because they still owe more than their home is worth is now avail- able to more Oregonians. Oregon Homeowners Sta- bilization Initiative (OHSI) has made the Rebuilding American Homeownership Assistance (RAHAPP) avail- able statewide. Previously it was only available in the metro area. Designed in partnership with Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley, RAHAPP aims to provide a new opportunity for underwater homeowners to re- finance their mortgage. RAHAPP mortgages will en- able homeowners to rebuild equity faster than existing mortgage or lower their monthly payment. As a pilot project, oppor- ttmities for participation are limited. Eligibility criteria in- clude, but is not limited to the following: Homeowners must be significantly underwater. Homeowners cannot own other residential property. Existing mortgages can- not be owner or guaranteed by Fannie Mac or Freddie mac. RAHAPP provides two re- fmancing options: 15-year mortgage at 4% fixed interest, with a $200,000 loan amount, the APR would be 4.129%. 30-year mortgage at 5% fixed interest, with a $200,000 loan amount, the APR would be 5.077%. For more information go to www.]p.org or call the Housing Authority of Yamhill County, 503-883- 4301. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, The Sun 5 FCS plans carnival April 4 Faulconer-Chapman School is inviting the community to a carnival on Friday, April 4. Ac- tivities will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Funds raised at the carnival will go to PBIS - Positive Be- havior Interventions and Sup- ports, a new program promot- ing positive behavior. Freelin.Wade plans open house and job fair on April 2 Explore the Freelin-Wade experience. Take a tour and learn about career and benefit opporttmities. Job seekers and non-job seekers alike interested in learning about Freelin-Wade are encouraged to attend. The open house and job fair will be held on Wednesday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1730 NE Miller St., McMinnville. For more information and online applications go to www.freelin- wade.corn/careers.php or call 503-434-5561. Farm Fest and Plowing Contest set for April 12 Watch more than 20 teams of draft horses and mules in a plowing competition, see dem- onstrations and meet the team- sters on Saturday, April 12 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 SWDurham Ln., McMinnville. The Plowing competition will take place be- tween 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cost: $5 per person. Free for kids 12 and under. Polk SWCD needs budget committee member Polk SWCD's Budget Com- mittee has one opening for a citizen member. The budget committee is an advisory group made up of the Polk SWCD board members and an equal number of local citizens. The appointed citizen members must be qualified voters of Polk County. They are appointed for a three-year term. Members must be able to make it to a minimum of two evening meetings to plan the budget of Polk SWCD. The meetings this year are on May 7 and May 21 (if needed). Anyone interested in apply- ing should contact Debbie Miller at 503-623-9680 x 101 or debbie.miller@polkswcd.com. Buck Hollow Cemetery Board plans meeting The Buck Hollow Cemetery Board will hold it's annual board meeting at 1 p.m. on March 29. The meeting will be held at the Fendall Community Club meeting hall on SW Tindle Creek Rd. All interested persons are invited to attend. Please call Mike Mendenhall at 503-876- 7025 with any questions. Sheridan Museum plans potluck and get together The Sheridan Museum of History will hold a members potluck and get together from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 at the museum, 245 S. Bridge St. Catch up on the events that occurred in 2013 and learn what's planned for 2014. New are prospective mem- bers are encouraged to attend. Bring a friend, and if your Willamina Museum hosts history, music and chocolate The Willamina Historical Group will host an evening of history, music and chocolate tasting from 6 to 9 p.m., Satur- day, April 5 at Willamina's Museum of Local History, lo- cated at 188 NW "D" Street in Willamina. The public is invited to visit the museum, enjoy the music of the Andrew Jepson Trio and a buffet of sweet and savory treats. This fund-miser is sponsored by Wdlamim's Historical Group and Skyberg's Lumber & Hard- ware. All proceeds go to the museum for ongoing projects. Small Woodlands Association to meet March 26 The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service are pleased to feature a Oregon De- partment of Forestry presenta- tion on Invasive Species and Cost Share programs on Wednesday, March 26. Speak- ing will be Brent O'Nion, Yam- hill County Stewardship For- ester and Mike Kroon, ODF Incentives Field Support Coor- dinator. A social half hour will start at 6:30 p.m. and the pre- last name starts with A-L main dish, M-O salad and P-Z des- " sentation will start at 7 p.m. at sert. Everyone should bring a the OSU Yamhill County Ex- beverage of choice. Hot bever- tension Auditorium, 2050 NE ages, ice tea and cutlery will be Lafayette Avenue, McMinn- furnished, ville. All woodland owners and Please RSVP to Donna Hu- the general public are invited lett, 503-843-2834. to attend. Willamina City Council work session, Willamina City Hall, 411 N.E.C. St. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 Sheridan City Council, Sheridan City Hall, 120 S.W. Mill St. 7 p.m. Monday, April 7 Willamina SchOol Board, Willamina Elementary/High School Campus, 1100 Oaken Hills Dr. 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 West Valley Fire Board, Willamina Fire Station, 825 N.E. Main St. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9 Sheridan AllPrep Academy Board, Open Door Church, 339 N.W. Sherman St., Office 2.6 p.m. Thursday, April 10 Willamina City Council, Willamina City Hall, 411 N.E.C. St. 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 Sheridan Fire Board, Sheridan Fire Station, 230 S.W. Mill St. 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 Sheridan School Board, District Office, 435 S. Bridge St. 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 "' Sheridan City Council, Sheridan City Hall, 120 S.W. Mill St. 7 p.m. Monday, April 21 BASEBALL Boone Meyer Sheridan High School proudly salutes Boone Meyer. In the first 4 games of the season Boone has batted 13 for 14, has had 17 official appearances, 3 walks, 3 doubles, 2 triples, scored 14 runs and had 9 RBI. Great job, Boone! SOFTBALL Jill Coblentz Willamina High School proudly salutes Jill Coblentz as its athlete of the week. She earned the honor for her skill on the mound. Jill was the win- ning pitcher in the Lady Dawgs' four wins. Way to go, Jill! MORTGAGE EXPERTS Since 1922, we have been providing Yamhill County homehowners with secure and local home loan options. 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