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79 NO. 22 SHERIDAN, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 31 22 PAGES 15 CENTS PER COPY I Ill II WEATHER H L Tuesday, May 22 Wednesday, May 23 Thursday, May 24 Friday, May 25 Saturday, May 26 Sunday, May 27 Monday, May 28 I 84 50 .00 ?2 56 .00 74 53 .00 84 44 .00 68 49 t 64 42 t 6O 36 .07 I I IIIL rl tinily the same. An annexation policy, A public facility zone for Sheridan will of a Sheridan city compre- flood plain ordinance and hillside be established for schoois, parks and was the main item on the development ordinance were developed~ other public use areas. Administrative oint Sheridan City Planning Bunch stated that the goal of the plan was procedures for planning are outlined in lind City Council meeting"a logical zoning and subdivision the plan and a step by step process for ~hensive plan, prepared by ordinance for Sheridan to go on." making changes is specified, as well as ~ Planning Commission, It was decided that certain variances general procedure for supporting ~nted to the city planning would be considered by the planning materials such as conditional uses, lot :~ April 23. The planning commission and the council to save the area size, height restrictions parking and necessity for public hearings on every loading. ~lloped to obtain an extension When questioned about the difficulty ~1 deadline set by the Land requested change. ~d Development Commis- Joan Smith presented a request for a of amending the proposed plan once zone change concerning apartment accepted, Bunch said he did not ~!~') for the adoption of a construction in a south Sheridan area anticipate Sheridan having problems with ~prehensive plan. rezoned as light industrial. The joint body the LCDC on this point. ~1It, the extension was not The joint body resolved to accept the t I O delay adoption of a voted to permit the zone change requested, plan with the contingency of later [i~re. plan would bring a fine of The comprehensive plan, while not amendments. ~ridan. tLeCOmmended by county proposing major changes for Sheridan, Commented Bob Jordan of the ~l~uneh, that Sheridan adopt does initiate some changes in land use planning commission, "Basically, the Zi~/ed plan with the stipulation and building specificatiQns. All multi- plan looks good to me. Present zoning family units will adopt standards ordinances have no teeth; we re going to ~ents to the plan be specified in the plan, such as increased make sure that we get teeth this time. l~:tfter adoption, ea lot size over the previous specifications. He added that most of the desired plan ' ~eh of this y [erhe Mobile home parks will also have changes were wording changes. r, Bunch~ wrote the comprehensive standardized specifications and areas for There will be a public hearing on June leaving most of the mobile homes will be specified on the 4 concerning the adoption of the proposed ordinances essen- plan. Sheridan comprehensive plan. eri an C U ,. The Sheridan budget committee last ~i. ,.~. ; week made reductions.of $5,308 in the ~~ ~~ ~ ,~ i ~:~:f~=:~ ~ proposed general fund budget lowering the total Sheridan city budget to ~ ~l: SBiySelmGriffln between grandchildren and their grand- $802,917. ..~ 1~i~.~trice the death of her parents accelerates the need for the The cuts were made in the police a, ~yea~ to vi~sR her ' At no t,r,c ts ~e fraudparent: ref:~'Li~'hin8 :'f the p~icz sta*.k~n. il'~en -; and then was only grandchi~, r~/t~tiortshtp more val~ble," "!~epoli~budget, orit~nally$!61,376, -,_ . ....... :~. ~ ~l[t~e them for an hour. she said, than when the mother/father/ requested the addition of a clerk and a $?~apparently not alone. "I've child relationship is disturbed through patrolman. The budget was cut to I ~ calls from other grand- divorce, separation or death.' $1S3,529 but the patrolman will be added ~.~-'~e testifying (on House Bill Grandparents can offer family con- boosting the police department to six Hank Strum of Grand Rondo, a veteran in wheelchair, drys hie eyes at ~i~Ys the North Bend woman tinuity...and can be a source, of comfort officers. Council members Jeanett MemorialDay service in Sheridan. Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] Williams and Maurice Adamson favored , conducted rites also in Grand Rondo and Willamina. More photos on ~t~d ~ever seen their grand- and guidance to the child,' the bill's larger police cuts. ~d SOme don't have,any idea sponsor said. page 11. l~.grandchildren are. The relationship is crucial to the The originally proposed Sheridan ~ , , ...Photo byGeorgeRobertlon. I~'~kla change with the adoption of grandparent as well, agrees Run Wyden, general fund budget of $284,424 has been ~,~easure that recognizes adirector of the Gray Panthers, a senior reduced to $279,116 which is within the 6 II I I ' mm~ ~ ' E " ' V~O~i:s...fUndamental right to have citizens interest group. Wyden said his perdent increase permitted by Oregon statutes~ organization has received a lot of calls IffSS 0 /1 f g C[( II : about the problem, and attributes ,the A public hearing on the Sheridan city ~i~ere were a chance of harm to problem's growth in recent years to an budget will be held on June 18 at 7:30 in I ~a~, FIB 2790 would allow explosion of individual rights," making the council chambers. Ib.'~l,~ kS go to court and obtain divorce, for example, more easily I fi The familiar strains of "Pomv and schools, and Russ Taylor, chairman of the teacher. Comments, awarOs ann Ilonors ItilN-d~hts~,'?.vOrCed comparablenarents to those available and -- consequently -- more R U r Q r e Circumstance" will signal the be i'nnin Board of Education will present will be presented by John Neal, principal. of oraduation ceremonies Sundag afle~ diplomas. A recessional will follow. Presentation of the class will be made [. Hll ; ~ frequent. , lilY'S:: Is sponsored by state That "explosion ' Wyden added, also I y pa =,, th, ~o,oo,, h,oh,,h~,: Willamina High School will hold its .by Jan Togstad and presentation of I~'?..~e Mae Yih, D-Albany, who extends to the elderly, and has resulted in ---~'~:~",~ ~~h~.'~.J,'~'~'~',7"o"~;-~'l .... commencement ceremonies at 2:30 p.m. diplomas by Run Pittman. Rhonda Pond l~Y Committee members that the clamor for guaranteed visitation e v s s e s .................................... The w" the traditional cap and gowns for the on June 3 at Glen Larkin Field. ill give the benediction which will be | -"~nanees creating the separation rights embodied in the bill. commencement exercises ceremony will open with ,Mrs. Betty followed by a recessional. Willamina voters passed a levy of Sheridan High School commencementTogstad playing the processional.Graduation ceremonies for Chapman $9,500 on May 22 for the support of ceremonies will be held on June 3 at 3 an ambulance services for the Willamina p,m. at the high school stadium. Rural Fire Department. The school band will accompany the L: Results of the voting were 159 in favor processional which will be followed by an --~ II l I of the levy and 69 against the levy. ~ C! _q 3 na ~ n ~ ID "Without the additional financial help, invocation by Rev. Gerald McCray. ~: ---. v v - - - ~--- I- I" we cannot, offer service, at the present Carrie DeHart will give the salutatory [~he~iL , ..... rates; m fact, without the financial and Debbie Carter will present the valedictory. Guest speaker is Walt Allen, ~ donations ann conmoutlons o~ churches .... . Ministerial Fellowship, " " assistance of the le,,,,,.~ Su,-eriort. Ambu- ~,~theneed for emergency and people. ~ ....... ,_ lance would not be here," said Larry a former teacher. Nick Mausen, principal, will present the awards. ~t : "~ began the food bank in response m [ne neeu, me area , [~ ~eir ........ Tennant of Superior Ambulance The Presentation of the class will be made I~--" ago. churches, in cooperation wi~n theambulance servi e ........... ~--'ls m ...... ........ c r~spunueu ~o ow c~ by William Hilton, superintendent of [~ltlnlk, . Ministerial reliowsnlp, are sponsoring ,.o~ .... ~e beginning the program food drives to replenish supplies. "~l~res;ntlv amh,,i ....... ; .... , ~r.~ ~S~,, responded to several,,aations Es " . . The drp sites fr food r dnatins fo r Jr a espouse, .... plus" "~z ....... per mne":'"'mr [[lOg'rL F - U-- I~to ,..- " senUally, It Is are" Sheridan; Information & Referral, residents of Wa'~-'-- "I ..... -a .... l~tD Vlde a fam" " ,,o,,n~. ~un-~v~uv-,o tl~_ dy of four with Assembly of God Church, Nazarene .................... -"~e ' . ~ ay ~,o ior ares use ann ~z.ou ~ ~_ ao' ,,,,. days. Situations where Church, First Christian Church and the ~qe 13o p a ~er immediate help have United Methodist Church Willamina" "~'_" ................ .... '~ ...... ' .. " un June zo, ootn me ~nenaan rlre By Margaret Henkels ~'tetJve~ "." me home, a familyAssemblyof God, Christian, t:mmanuel'D ........................ ~l~n Jobs, and others. Lutheran, Free Methodist, and United e partmen~anumecltyo~ wmamlnawm For Dee Bockes, getting around town ~' "- is t ............. vo~e on ~evles tor amoulance services ror and seeing people is one of the things he ~: about his job as city mail rrl i was one of the at the Psciflc Peru- "mr which, with the help Ji " morehants, sponsored catting events durin ~11~1 " g .. uay weekend. There women's relative ! r' UCh aS the six girl star, med With man local ".'.participating. YJudges 8o that jumpers quallfy for the Northwest meet. Women's events t 'uSUal for this area d o ue t a ',,.er el women jumpers. I I I I I I I Since city mail carriers walk about 7,000 miles annually in delivering Sheridan mail, it's a good thing that postmen like Bockes are in the job. Bockes has been a city carrier for 28 years and, like the proverbial mail carrier, inclement weather doesn't phase him much. In fact, says Bockes, "Two years ago, I wore shorts all year long." Although theweather isn't much of a problem, the complaints can be trouble- some. "We are the ones who face the people, but we don't make the decisions that cause the complaints." Bockes takes a real interest in making sure that people get their mail and that the forwarding goes smoothly. With the relatively recent central mark-up system, keeping track of mail makes keeping personal contact with people harder. "One of the things that disgusts me is people are not using their full address. What I try to do when people move into town is inform them of their correct address to make certain that they have their mail forwarded to the correct address. For example, if the address is The invocation is by Rev. Dennis Merely, with a following message by pastor David Leinenbach. The salutatory will be presented by Lynette Stewart. "The Times of Our Life': will be presented by Timothy Bainter. Run Lacock will give the valedictory. A graduation song by Bobble Bishop and introduction of speaker by Super- intendent Donnell Mitchell will precede the commencement address by Catherine Cormer, a Willamina High School Grade School's eighth grade class will be at 1:30 p.m. June 7 with a family picnic following'at Grenfell Park in the evening. School board member Don Stuck will present diplomas. The eighth grade class of Willamina Grade School will hold Rs graduation picnic on June 6 from 3:30 to 5:30. An informal graduation ceremony is ache. duled at 8 p.m. with a dance following for class members. I oeoo SE Harney, it says SE for a reason, just Harney is not accurate. Also, if people aren't acquainted with town, it really helps them to have the full address in finding places. I really appreciate people using the full address." Bockes has a route of 615 persons with other possible stops. A possible stop being a place where mall can be delivered. He drives 14 miles a day and walks four miles in his deliveries. One potential problem driving the route is children who come out to greet the mailman and try to get the marl out of the box before Bockes has moved on. "I'm afraid of hitting a child because 1 can't always see them or their bikes." geckos enjoys the children on his routes, though, and often feels looked up to. He also tries to keep to as much the same delivery schedule as possible so that his customers will know when to expect him. Dogs on the routes are sometimes a real scare for the mailman. "ff I had hair on my neck, it would stand straight up at times," comments Bockes. In his postal career, Bockes has been bitten by dogs five times. Although most drew blood, none were as serious as postman Darrell Jones' which resulted in hospitalization. "We pack spray cans now and that makes me feel slot better about the dog problem." Customer relations for a mailman are usually limited to short conversations or a greeting. "That's about all there is time for." About mail service in general, Bockes feels that at 1S cents, mailing letters is still a "real good bargain." "There are more people and there seems to be more complaints, but I think that the United States is the second cheapest in the world for postage." Walking so many miles daily has kept Bockes in good physical condition. In fact, if he takes a vacation, it takes him a little time to get back into things. One thing very obvious to geckos as a mail carrier is the growth that is presently occurring in Sheridan. "There is more building in the last three years than there was in the last 10 years." As a member of Sheridan's Planning Commission, geckos puts his familiarity with Sheridan to good use. He finds that it helps seeing what is going on around town while ~g on the commission. A long.time residem of Sheridan, geckos has two children and one grandchild. His ,dau$~., ~nja, is a teacher in Beaverton ~ ~, Monte, (Continued oa Page 10)