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4 The Sun, Wednesday, April 3, 1991 Tribe members develop business ideas in center By Brent Merril Special to The Sun Members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde with enter- prising business ideas can soon take advantage of those ideas at the Tribe's new Economic Develop- ment Center. The Economic Devel- opment Program currently is homed in the Tribe's Forestry Center and is directed by Milch Conlcy. The tribe applied for $1.5 million federal grant to develop a small business center that would benefit the community as well as tribal members, llae initial phase of the development process involved the establishment of a training course that target tribal members who are interested in developing, a small business plan. According to Conley, the classes, which were held in November and December, were fairly successful. "I have been very impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit of the tribal members that I have come in contact with," said Conley. "The classes were designed to help peo- ple come up with a good solid business plan that would be func- tional and realistic. Conley said that at least five solid business plans could be developed from the fhst class. "I was happy that we were suc- cessful with this program. Everyone who completed the class can now write their own business plan." Conley likes to refer to the business plans as one's roadmap to success. "These people learned alot about themselves and they learned how much work goes into developing a solid business plan," said Conley. Conley said that much of tic credit for the success of the classes belongs to Wes Patterson. "Wes Patterson is a remarkable man," said Conley. "I have been impressed with his knowledge and practical ability." Patterson has worked with the economic development department of the Siletz Tribe through Lincoln City Community College. Patterson and Conley have developed a con- cept paper on their tribal economic assistance project. Conley said that the paper has been put before a National Small Business Oaniza- don as well as other Oregon tribes. "They got to see that this project has tremendous merit." The pilot model for this project was com- Pleted at the end of January and the response has already started. "All the tribes in Oregon have gotten involved with us and the Small Business Administration is 100 per- cent behind us. In fact, tley have expressed an interest to use this concept on an even greater scale so we're very pleased." If you are interested in looking at the projects concept paper, stop by the Economic Development Pro- gram located at the Tribal Forestry office. Conley can also provide information on when the next busi- ness class will take place and he has also expressed an interest in talking to tribal members about their ideas for small businesses. "We're here and we are willing to listen and we want to help," said Conley. Funds available to transport providers Yamhill County commissioners reviewing all applications and will will apply for Special Transporta- make recommendations to the com- tion Fund (STF) monies available to the county. These monies will he available during the period July 1, 1991 to June 30, 1992. Interested providers, who trans- port the senior and disabled resi- dents of Yamhill County, have the opportunity to apply for ftmding programs that maintain, enhance or expands transportation services to the above-mentioned individuals. Monies are available for operations, capital purchase and planning. Applications are available at the Yamhill County commissioners office in McMinnville. The deadline for accepting applications is 5 p.m. April 8. The Yamhill County Special Transportation Fund Advisory Committee is responsible for missioners as to allocation from the Special Transportation Fund. The STF Advisory Committee will meet twice to review applica- tions. Meeting will be held at the County Courthouse, Room 32, 5th and Evans, McMinnville, and are scheduled as follows: 1:30 p.m. April 16, and 1:30 p.m. May 14. Applicants will be notified prior to April 15 regarding the meeting at which their application will be reviewed. It is requested that an agency/company representative be present in case questions arise. It is anticipated that recommenda- tions will be reviewed by the com- missioners May 22. Further questions may be directed to Joe Maxwell, 472-0457. MRch Conley Mike Propes featured in college book Polk County Commissioner Michael E Propes, a Cherneketa Community College graduate and former member of the college's board of education, is among the community college . graduates included in "Profiles in Success: Reflections on the Community Col- lege Experience." Published by the American Asso- ciation of Community and Junior Colleges, the book is a compilation of community college success stor- ies from around th country. Propes graduated from Cheme- keta in 1980 with a degree in forestry and now lives in Sheridan. He was named Outstanding Forestry Student while at Chemeketa and was nominated by college staff for an Outstanding Young Man of America Award in 1981. After graduation from Cheme- keta, Propes worked as a tree farm manager, forestry consultant and broker of forest land. As a community and public ser- vice leader, Propes has taken a special interest in economic issues and was instrumental in the estab- lishment of the Cbemeketa Dallas Center, located in the historic Acad- emy Building. His activities as a volunteer and elected official have been acknowledged through several awards. Don'l let April gel to you. Grad committee=s, ets sale The Sheridan Grad Night Cam- c " s, cloth" g, etc.) mittee will be sponsoring a rum- We will be serving coffee and mage sale on April I I and 12 at the Rebekah Lodge, 143 SW Monroe, from 9 to 5 pan. 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There will also be a table with baked food items for sale. Please join us in making this a success, You will take home some wonderful bargainsl!! All proceeds go toward the Senior Drug/Alcohol Free All Night Grad Party. Mike Propes COPELAND LUMBER 17  40,, ,.G..,.. , 8. I V '2721 WHS picks students for March honor Boy and Girl of the Month have been selected at Wiilamina High for March. They are Michael Kissell and Jill Wood. Mike Kissell is the son of David and Nancy Kissell. He is a member of Jazz Band & Jazz Choir and is a representative to the Student Coun-, cil for the Jazz Band. He is a two year letterman in football, a three year letterman in wrestling, and a one year letterman in track. In his free time Mike enjoys being a member of the Willamina volun- teer Fire DepL, as well as riding as a medic with Willamina's Ambulance Service. Mike plans to attend Chemeketa Community College next year to obtain an Associate Degree in Fire Suppression. Jill Wood is the daughter of Steve and Janet Wood. She is currently involved in many activities and is a member of the Executive Student Council. She was this year's winter formal queen and is now a prom princess. She plans to attend Oregon State University and transfer to a design school in Portland, in hopes of becoming a fashion designer. Yam Stanton Brenton Stanton, students of m, Yam Stanton and Brenton Halver- son have ben chosen as girl and boy of the month for February at Willamina High School. Brenton is the son of Allan and Becky Halverson. He is active in the Letterman's Club and is captain of the varsity football and baseball teams. After graduation he plans on going to college to play baseball and study physical therapy. Yam lives in rural Willamina with her brother Neil and parents Sandy and Larry Smith. She plans fall to study accounting matics, but in the busy with many activities. A four sport spends much of lier volleyball, basketball track and cross count. 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