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2 The Sun, Thursday, May 15, 1980 conomlc nee At 3 p.m. next Monday the Yamhill County Economic Development Committee will meet in Room 32 of the courthouse in McMinnville to begin setting priorities for federal and state grant applications to bolster the county's economy. High on the list of priorities, we. hope, are some projects for the Sheridan and Willamina area. While that may sound "provin- cial," we think this area has been sadly neglected for federal and state economic funds in the past. Last year, for example, more than $1 million in funds were awarded for county projects--in McMinn- ville and further north. The City of Sheridan has pro- posed two major projects for the priority list. One project would update the city's sewer system and expand its present capacity to allow growth--including new industries. Estimated costs is $500,000 to $1 million. The other city request concerns elp re developing a campground in the Sheridan area that would cater to the large number of travelers to the coast. We think the sewer project deserves support of the county's committee and that it should become one of the top items on the priority list. This area desperately needs to diversify its job base to avoid what the area's workers are going through now with the sharp downturn in the lumber industry. A new sewer system would greatly help achieve this worthwhile goal. On a similar note, the county committee might consider funds to aid the Willamina area in light of the permanent closure of the Champion plywood mill which has meant a loss of more than 300 jobs and a $6 million annual payroll. Clearly, this area's economy is in need of help. it's time the Yamhill County Economic Deve- lopment Committee turned its attention to this need. --G.R. "TAKE A STAND VOTE DND] Er Yesfer, As the cartoon on the right suggests, vote next Tuesday in the Oregon primary elections. The primary is a "btg one" for voters. They get a chance to help decide presidential candidates, Congressional candidates, state office seekers and a large variety le It's official--as of last Sunday you're not working just to pay taxes. According to the Oregon Tax Rgg ch, May 11 Sunday) we= ',Tax F et lom DW." That's the day the average worker finished paying all taxes if every dollar earned from Jan. 1, 1980, went directly to satisfy tax bills due federal, state and local governments. But don't celebrate too loudly. The researchers remind us that this year "Tax Freedom Day" is three days later than it was celebrated in 1979--and the date SUPPORTS CITY It is very difficult to write a letter when you are angry, but perhaps it is the best time to do so. In you May 8 editorial you gave the City of Sheridan a real raking over. The city council, budget com- mittee, planning commission, all of these people are elected officials but most of all they are citizens of this community. They try their best to do what's best for all of Sheridan's citizens, but how of state and local issues. We've said it before but it bears repeating: Voting is not just a right--it's also a duty. So don't wait for the "other guy" (or gal) to do your job for you. See 'ya at the polls on election day. --G.R. is getting later and later every year. To put it all in historical perspective, the researchers tell us that just 50 years ago a worker could have celebrated the occa- sion after working just 42' days. This year, a worker must spend more than 131 days--more than 4 months!--to achieve the same result. Happy "Tax Freedom Day" anyway. Somehow, it's nice to know all our "uncles" would have been paid off for the year if we didn't have to also pay the house mortgage, the doctor or buy any groceries. --G.R. staff, have you ever spent more than just a few minutes of your time with anyone of them? Most people would have to honestly answer, no. I happen to know that everyone of them in all departments is needed if the citizens of Sheridan want the same kind of services they now have. If all the city positions are eliminated as you suggest, who will protect you and yours from law breakers, do the work that by By Mlekey Wade As volunteer chairman of the Cancer drive for this area, Norma Greenwood was hos- tess to the cancer drive solicitors on Monday morning when the volunteer workers turned in the money they had collected from their neigh. borhoods. The solicitors are Kim Fagundes, Sue Werth, Darcie Justin, Donna Mc- Millan, Jerry Williams, Jo- Anne Coblentz and Mickey Wade. Norma will wind up the drive this week by soliciting some sections of the area that were missed. The American Cancer Society contributions parents could voice their complaints. It will be held at the Grand Ronde school at 7:30 p.m. on May 19. There was a discussion on computers for the junior high. Mr. Wilson and Mrs. Port. wood are using and having wonderful success with a computer in the classroom. There is $1,500 in the budget from 18 months ago that was planned for furniture and not used because of the school burning. It will need to be spent by June 30 or be lost. There was a discussion of getting two computers for $619 a piece. Research has advised is Nellie's daughter and Don and Jim's sister. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Coblentz entertained Phillip's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Coblentz and JeAnne's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Jo Krehbiel on Mother's Day. The Church in the Wildwood held a Mother-Daughter tea on Friday. Hazel Yoder of Willa- mina was the guest speaker. Carmen and Dorothy Wagler provided special music. A skit was presented by Wilma Nisley, Kathy Krehbiel and Tris Brainard. Polk County's public hear- ing on forming a People's Their daughter's and families, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Spielman and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Turner of Newberg joined them for a day at the beach. Guests at the Brent Bode home on Mother's Day were Karen's parents Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nack of Gresham. The group enjoyed a horseshoe game. FIFTY [May 15, li The East Fork Willamina River Arnold of Portland down temporarily conditions of the at present. This mill, 15 to 20 men, operations only this FORTY-ONE [May 18, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Joe Eisele is now Lauman are pleased to irrigation system announce their daughter Carol irrigate his 11 has been excepted into the Summer Enrichment Program for Gifted and Talented Students at University of Oregon from July 6-19. Miss are used for research, publia that the all schools have Utility District was held at the Irving, the TAG coordinator education and community r~er- computers as part of the RicEreail fairgrounds on May 7 was delighted that three young t~g process. They give w" a huge attendance.,/.~ple were selected from the vice. ~ , Mr. and ~rs. Wes|ey ~the"youngsters more co~- "~blic power IS the best Willamina school. Ashwell spent last weekend dence and can be used in answer to our energy pro. The Lester Lindberg family and Elsie Lindberg enjoyed a delicious Swedish pancake breakfast in Portland Sunday. The event is sponsored by "Scandia", a Portland Wo- men's Chorus and was held at the Masonic Temple. Elsie's sister Martha Johnson joined them. Following the breakfast they all visited at Jim's sister's home--Susan and Gary Nelson and baby son, James Hunter. Last weekend Marie Swan- son and Lucy Lindberg en- joyed a dinner theatre in Portland when they saw "Present Tense" played at the Cosmopolitan Airtel near the airport. Marie's son Guy Swanson is a technician and his wife Caroline a performer in the play, Talks were given on April 29 at the Senior Center by Ray Fritz and Exi Schmidt, district administrative assistant for Les AuCoin's field office. Topics were housing, V.A. problems and taxes. Vernon Byers running for Polk Co. Assessor and Bob visiting in the Olympia area. They went to see Wesley's parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swanson, brother Chuck Ash- well; uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Bud Clup at Elma, and Lorraine's brother Jim Taylor at Olympia. The Willamina Christian Church held its annual Mothei~-DanghterBanquet Saturday evening at the Grand Rondo grade school. The men of the church assisted by Arlene Mathews cooked and served a delicious ham dinner to about 150 women and their daughters. The dining tables were tastefully decorated with fresh flowers, oriental fans and umbrellas in keeping with theme "Mothers Are Fan- tastic". The program consisted of a welcome by S-year-old Brett Kelly; invocation by Naomi Kelly; a welcome song by about twenty-five little girls dressed in oriental attire; songs by teh Ladies Trio--Sue Jones, Naomi Kelly, Mary Ashton; a skit by grand- mothers F.dith Rogers, Laura math, English, social studies and all areas of learning. Jill Littlejohn was crown bearer and Troy Blair flower bearer at the Junior-Senior Prom Saturday evening. Alta Clark accompanied Mrs. Dennis Werth and son Brad to Arlington, Wash. on friday to visit Sue's mother Carrie Wheelhouse and 96. year-old grandmother, Mary McKinney. They returned Sunday evening from a very enjoyable trip. Mr. and Mrs. John Williams received word on Saturday of the passing of John's Aunt, Mrs. George Williams in Jafl~estown, North Dakota. An outdoor school was held for the sixth grade of Grand Ronde at Camp Winema near Cloverdale on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday last week. The class with the help of their parents and teachers had raised some money earlier for the project thru a car wash and bake sale. The PTO donated $75 and the young- stars paid $8.00 a piece. Twenty-six boys and girls can they, when no one ever cares law has to be done at city hall, do Boehler, Edith Littlejohn, Ava attended along with a dozen enough to attend any of their all thethanklessjobsof the public Majors, Doris Sundrid and parents and teachers as advisors, teachers and coun- selors. The youngsters had a great time. Pat Wheeler is teaching art classes to selected fourth, fifth and sixth graders. It is hoped the work will accumulate in a mural for the school. Adele finks (John's mother) entertained several classes in the library on dramatics, reading and story telling last week. Kevin Fink, fourth grader won the spelling contest. On Wednesday he will compete in the county spelling contest. Charlene Anson is a volun- teer aide at the school on Tuesday and Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Flnk of Crete, I!1., south of Chicago returned to their home Monday after blems," said Violet Wetzel of the PUD committee. The hearing was sponsored by the Oregon Department of Energy to take public testimony about forming a PUD. In testimony at the hearing Violet Wetzel pointed out "formation of a PUD would give us the opportunity to control the energy decisions that affect our lives." PGE and PP&L have not done a good job for us. Their rates are much higher than nearby publicly owned facilities. They have appropriated $180,000 to fight the forming of PUD's. Representatives of PGE and PP&L were on hand to present their arguments against PUD formations, Citizens in Polk County will have a chance to vote on the Polk County PUD in the general election on Nov. 4. The question was placed on the ballot through a petition drive that collected 581 signa- tures during one week in March. Wednesday night's hearing was the second step in the process of moving the question Marsh running for County Clerk spoke at the advisory n~eeting at the Grand Rondo school on Monday evening. Warren Abel spoke about the PUD Ernie Hollmann gave a report on the road advisory meeting and said the Rowell Creek Road was to receive some improvement. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houston celebrated Mother's Day with their son and wife Dennis and Chris Houston and family in Sheridan. Editor and Publisher George Robertson works dept., and keep our library open for our enjoyment? ARE YOU WILLING TO DONATE YOUR TIME??? ---Pat EvJene, Sheridan meetings. In the same light, how can the council or the citizens know what's going on with their city employees, if they do not go and see what is going on? If the line of communication is not kept OPEN AND USED by all those con- cerned, then there Just won't be a city to worry aboutt The budget committee does have a tremendous task set before SUPPORTS MURPHY The coming primary elaction will entitle the Yamhill County Democrat voters to select their choice for a county commissioner to run in the November general them, but they need suggestions election. and ideas from the citizens of I do not like the current board Sheridan. I am sure those same of .commissioners' actions in citizens are all capable of making attempting to raise property taxes up their own minds about the tax by proposing an Increased county base increase and the budget tax base. without such a biased and I am quite disttJrbed over these unknowing editorial as you put in happenings," as also the county today's paper! residents should be. The future Mickey Wade; and a short testimony by Kim Fagundes. Edith Littlejohn fashioned the nine beautiful corsages that were presented to honored women. Five had been voted and honored as Mother of the Year. From Myrtle Barber, Edith Rogers, Claudine Floyd, Denise Cran- dield; Dabble Caryl was chosen to receive the lovely friendship quilt made by the sisterhood. The other women received beautiful sofa pillows made by Betty Schmidt. Mrs. Ann Scott of Bellvue gave a talk about her children; she and her husband adopted and raised 18 children. She and her husband now have their hearts and hands busy handling an adoption agency. Claudine to a vote. Oregon statutes which provide for PUD for- mation require that ODOE have a public hearing on PUD formation. The ODOE will present no decision on the issue, and the outcome of the hearing will have the testi- mony presented to the Polk County Commissioners who will at a future date hold boundary hearings. Ken and Irma Bode cele- brated Mother's Day with a vicnic and'fishing at DeLake. berries. Two of the are helping him and the bottom Irrigation system will will probably be over time the work is TI- [May 13, Old Wallace down to make way modern structure. bridges are everyone of an leisurely period in Yamhill Valley. may feel a pang of they are seen no [May lS, The corner stone new Emmanuel of Willamina has Sunday, May 25. many articles of placed into the stone by Mr. and Mrs. SEVENTEEN [May 16, 1 Monday morning Excavating Co. the job of tearing school building, time limit of 14 Back in 1915 around were enrolled at Next fall an enroll. SEVEN [May 17, 1! Joni Huntley, hopeful last year among the top jumpers in the star at the girls' meet held at Saturday. Joni, who going up five feet, better in the high that for an easy b also took three and qualified for the Perhaps, like myself, most people don't know what is required of city government, unless you have worked there or attend the city meetings. There is ALWAYS an open Invitation at all public be it in the schools, city hall, police department, public works, or the fire dept. to come and see how they are operated. We ARE the city government, so we should care and become involvedl As to cutting any city doesn't look too bright in Yamhill County if these happenings are to continue. I believe a change at this time is in order in selecting a county commissioner. I am going to vote for Joe Murphy for county commissioner, because he has both the experience and the corn ion for serving the people of Y'arnhill county. Murphy has been a police chief with 20 years of law enforcement behind him. --Raymond .Joeeph Kulback, . Dayton Floyd gave the dosing prayer. A group of dissatisfied parents met wtih sthe Grand Ronde school principal, Mrs. Rivenbark on Monday morn- ing and presented their letters of complaint. They also took copies of their letters to the school superintendant, Don Mitchell. At the regular school board meeting Monday evening at Grand Rondo, they asked to have a special meeting with the school board when all visiting with their son John and family for about two weeks. They enjoyed 1S days in Hawaii and a few days in the Los Angeles area. Dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Justin and family on Mother's Day were Darcie's parents Don and Ruth Davis of Willamina. The Don and Jim McMillan fami!ies and Nellie McMillan enjoyed Mother's Day dinner at the Noah Wright family home in Dallas. Diane Wright Nora Breeden, Bookkeeper.receptionist Stalls G~gher, production Virgil Mahaffey, Advertising Salesman Phyllis Turner, production Nancy Warren, production Published every Thursday at 136 S. Bridge St. Sheridan, Oregon 97378. Second Class postage paid at Sheridan. Subscription Rates(one year)s Yamhill, Polk & Tillamook counties, $7; outside area (in Oregon), $10; Senior Citizen (over 6,5), $5;out of state, $12. DEADIJNES Letter to Editor ........ 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