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Page 2A & Sons Bindery  Page 12 Good summer 'reads' Springport. MI. 49281 No-parking zones eyed ii Willamina and Grand Ronde I I Ill I II WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1991 / .i i . . .J >,*e I f . ., .i SOUTH BRIDGE STREET ,-. ! Oi I-., ,-.s,ls Sheridan architect Ooug Parmeter's plan for the J.A. Cleaners and Masonic Lodge in Sheridan. Bricks with your Hebert Memorial Plaza to be built between Sunshine name on it are helng sold for $25 to help finance work. !00!tyi . _ho!00s_ hlear!ngn ," s!.!eets I ridan residents are ing y y 1 t p ,jec "tyy : y [ to help the city council decide the July 1 hearing, council's list include: Clark. $98,125 ps $53,625 for tO spend about $1 million in The council apparently agrees on schley Street: From Grant to utilities. gasoline tax funds over the the No. 1 road project in the city-- Sheridan Road. $22,500 plus $8,000 Clark Street: From Grant to 10 yeatx Sheridan Road. $22,500. t:ial hearing on  city's Sherman Street from Oak to Balm. for utilities. It will cost $95,000 to pave the Faulconer School corner: Olive Street: From West Main to rnprovement plan is scheduled p.m. M,,:'.day in the library street near the city park plus an $102,200. Sherman. $16,250 plus $16,250 v. Railroad Street: From S. Bridge for utilities. additional $25,000 to install new I V.nce room. water and sewer lines beneath the to Mill. $114,400. Center Street: From Sherman to r months of discussion and Yamhill Street: From Balm to north end. $61,000 plus $24,500 than a year since a road plan road. Cherry Hill. $32.500. for utilities. esented by a citizens' corn- Council members also apparently SW Third St: From Mill to Balm Street: From Sherman to the council appears ready to agree that the only way to finance Cornwall. $5,750. Blair. $61,750. ction. the road work is on a pay-us-you-go Oak Street: From Sherman to Monroe Street: From Water teouncil members want to hear basis. They evidently don't intend to cul-de-sac. $27,500. Street to west end. $62,500 plus Sheridan residents before ask city residents to support a bond SE Jefferson: From S. Bridge to $15,625 for utilities. ing which road project should measure or tax levy to help finance the West Valley Medical Clinic. Dewey Street: From Grant to ed as No. 2 or No. 15. That's the work. $53,200 plus $33,600 for utilities. Sheridan Road. $22,500 I Willamina Iirnbertown U.S.A. Ii00anners are flying Steen "'limber Town U.S.A" It was a community effort to hang .*rs were installed on utility the banners Sunday. Willamina in downtown Willamina on Lumber donated a forklift for the y. job, and members of the volunteer : dark green banners with fire department put them up. lettea ing include a drawing of Francis Eddy, former city mayor, liglas fir. They were designed directed traffic during the installa- ietoriShelley Mendenhall, co- tion, and one of Eddy's chip trucks an of Wdlamina High was used to make sure the banners N's 1991 graduating class, were high enough so they wouldn't ! banners were financed from be damaged by trucks parking along April Wooden stands in front of new Wlllamlna banner. generated by the creation of Main Street. Marine to leadparade 0nomic Improvement District They were hung 14 fL off the r! year. Downtown business ground, according to April Wooden, have agreed to tax them- a member of the Wiilamina Bnsi- Former Marine Corporal Kirk tion of the Kuwait International g to raise money for business ness Group which coordinated the Glen Barnett, a 1986 graduate of Airport. a improvements, project. Willamina High School, has been Barnett returned to Camp Pen- Spencer, a Willamina sign The 18 banners echo the theme of named grand marshal of the Willa- dleton, Calif., after the war and was [ , did the screen printing for the city's new entrance signs and mina Fourth of July parade, discharged May 15. He plans to Barneu entered the Marines in major in law enforcement at Mt. li3[anners which are made of proclaim Willamina as "Timber March 1987. He was assigned to the Hood Community College this fall.  canvas. Town, U.S.A." 1st Marine Division, 1st Battalion, Barnett worked at Red Apple _ show on llthMarines. He was deployed to Corner Market while in high school. n n  Persian Gulf Jan. 2, 1991, where His parents are Dick and Sharon he remained to the war's end. His Barnett of Florence, formerly of division was involved in the libera- Willamina. ly 4th schedule a five-year absence, a log- Events include choker setting, :ompetition will again be part line splice, 4.5 and under, 5,5 and I  Willamina Fourth of July under and open class saw events, tltion skidder race, axe throw, log truck really wanted to get this chainup, pole snip, pole falling, pole going this year," said chair- climbing and hand bucking. ass Worthington. "Consider- First and second place trophies I the attacks and threats, we will be awarded and a trophy will be to show our pride in our awarded to the all-around logger, q k Registration begins at 9 a.m. Fees ' ' cted by Russ Risseeuw, the are $3 per evenk or $10 for 3 events. :"--- tion will be held near Hud- Competition begins at l0 a.m. Park. More stories, Page 12 Former Marine, Kirk Barnett, is Willamina grand marshal. II II 50 CENTS PER COPY Federal rulings on timber blasted By George Robertson Editor, The Sun Local timber industry officials are shaking their heads over U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decisions last week that will mean less timber harvesting on federal lands. "It's no question these decisions will have a further impact," said John Hampton, president of Willa- mina Lumber Co. Hampton pointed out that the "most optimistic scenario" predicts Forest Service timber sales in the region through this summer will amount to just 20 percent of the year's targeted volume "The BLM has been a little more successful (in putting up sales) but with the climate for sales the bid- ding has been extraordinarily high," Hampton complained. Despite the high prices, his company has been bidding on some sales to ensure enough logs for his four area mills, Hampton added. Bruce Summers, general manager of Taylor Lumber Co. in Sheridan, said the further reduction of BLM sales will be felt "a year or two down the road." Taylor, like most mills in the region, has at least a one-year timber supply purchased. Summers said the Fish and Wild- life ruling on BLM sales "was not unexpected at all," adding that the big  of defining "critical habi- tat" for the owl has yet to be resolved. That decision could vir- tually stop timber harvesting on most federal lands and Taylor mills-- like others in the region--get about 75 percent of their logs from public lands. Hampton and Summers were reacting to two announcements last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The federal agency: Recommended listing the mar- bled murrelet as a threatened spe- cies in the Northwest. Told the Bureau of Land Man- agement to withdraw one-third of its 199l timber sales because the agency has determined they jeopar- dize the northern spotted owl. The marbled murrelet recommen- dation drew sharp criticism from Summers. "When they're done with that I guarantee there will be some- thing eise...It's really urban Amer- ica versus rural America," he said angrily. Summers said because of court decisions involving the spotted owl timber .sales on BLM lands have virtually been stopped this summer. "There may only be one sale this fiscal year in the Salem district," he said. Some area mills traditionally have depended on logs from the BLM's Salem district. Taylor traditionally has relied on BLM sales for 35 to 40 percent of its logs, Summers explained. Ironically, the potential for more cutbacks comes when the timber industry has just started climbing out of a recession. FOr example, Summers said qhylor Lumber is back again on full production, thanks to a much improved timber market. The company's Sheridan mill had been operating every other week for sc-,-eal months. pton's local mills are also operating a full production. See TIMBER, Page 3 AuCoin to submit major timber bill Four Oregon congressman, led by Rap. Les AuCoin, are in the final stages of preparing major legislation to break the Congressional impasse over the Northwest timber crisis. AuCoin said the bill, which will be introduced before the end of June, is vital since Oregon has reached a critical juncture in the three-year crisis. "We are at a crossroads. We can rail away at change and lea'we the forest paralyzed. Or we can shape change ourselves by recognizing all the values of the forest, adjust, and salvage jobs on a smaller timber base in peaceful coexistence with healthy forests," AuCoin said in a press release. "Ignoring the health of our forests will just as certainly bring a halt to timber harvesting and be just as devastating to timber workers and communities as any injunction or appeal by an environmental organi- zation," he added. The bill, known as the Forest and Community Survival Act of 1991, will have four major components: Designation of conservation areas for the spotted owl. Forestry management for old- growth values in areas adjacent to owls. Designation of ecologically significant old-growth preserves, for blanket protection of all old-growth I I I I First Federal Savings and roan dependent species and to enhance biodiversity. Economic assistance to com- munities and individuals. AuCoin started the economic assistance component of the bill last week in the House Appropriations Committee on which he sits. Work- ing with Rep. Norm Dicks of Wash- ington state, he gained approval for his package to increase timber reve- nues to Oregon counties. Under AuCoin's formula, coun- ties will receive 90 percent of the five-year average of timber receipts if revenue fell below that level. "This keeps money back in Ore- gon, where it's most needed--not in the federal treasury paying for B-2 bombers and space stations," AuCoin said. The Forest and Com- munity Survival Act would make the provision permanent. AuCoin said he adamantly opposed bills written by eastern congressmen "designed to lock up Northwest forests" but he also opposed a bill backed by the timber industry and introduced by Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore. AuCoin plans to run against Packwood in next year's Senate race. AuCoin noted that Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., who chairs the House Interior Committee, has already declared the industry bill See_AuC01N, _Page 3 I I I (*-- "':% WEST VALLEY COMING EVENTS: WILLAMBA quarterly public EID meeting at Vic's Restaurant, 8 am on June 26. CFIAFr FAIR Buell Grange will be sponsoring a craft fair Nov. 29th & 30th, All crafts welcome. Reserve tables for $5. Baked goods & chili available. Start your crafts hOWl THE WILLI, MINA BUSINESS GROUP meets every Wednesday at 8 am at V's Restaurant in Willamina. The public is invited. THE SHERIDAN BUSINESS GROUP meets every Thursday at 8 am at Voigt's Cab in Sheridan. All interesled persons are welcome. WEST VALLEY CITIZENS FOR TIMBER meet the ;nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at Wigamina Lumber A-frame. Everyone is welcomel DEADUNE FOR COMMgNITY CALENDAR ITEMS is 5 pm Friday tot the following Wednesday's edition of The Sun. Bring all calendar items to the Sheridan First Federal office, 246 S. Bridge Street. II 1 IIIIII I I III I II I II II I I I I I