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4 The Sun, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Elderly Alternatives plans walk-a-thon Elderly Alternatives is planning a walk-a-thon on Aug. 10 to raise funds for a new building. A general meeting for all interested walkers, volunteers and business owners will be held at 6 p.m. June 27 at their current facility located at 612 S. Bridge St., Sheridan. ! I I I | It's easy to subscribe to THE SUN: Just fill out this coupon and mail it with i ! aft the Hems stand price j w/ten you subscribe/ I m Have THE SUN i in your mail i every week , i t of the year i for only $32 ,o,amh,l,, Polk Counq i You get complete couera@ of local news ... | sports ... communit~ and school events .. special features., and shopp/ng information, too./ | i Your check or money order to: THE SUN, PO Box 68, Sheridan, OR 9737.8 | or bring it with your payment to our office at 136 E. Main Street ... or i use your Visa or MasterCard and call 503-843-2312 ext. 201 | ! i I .AME I I MAILING ADDRESS I l CITY STATE __ ZIP II I PHONE EMAIL: m | Please enclose payment for correct amount: SJveEVENUORE Yamhill or Polk County mailing address: ~ l ona2.year 7Xrq 2₯ears-$54-Ssve$24offthenewsstandpricef s~wapao~jlq U 1 Year - $32 - Save $7 off the news stand price! OUT OF AREA: LJ 1 Year = $50 f3 2 Years = $95 | I ! , ' ! ! I RO. Box 68 • 136 E. Main Street • Sheridan, OR 97378 l 503-843-2312 ext. 201 - subscription@sheridansun.com i i i ael i HI le el iw alll ~ Mt~ u E mB t i ~a= a01 li I~ At the Movies By lan Black Special to The Sun It's that time of the year again: the annual offering from the Pixar animation studio. Pixar's last two fills, "Cars 2" and "Brave" showed that the company was mortal and could produce films that were on the spectrum somewhere below "absolutely fantastic." In the case of"Brave," it was a fill that was pretty good, in the case of "Cars 2" it was something I'd expect from the people who make "Madagascar." So, when I heard the next film was going to be another sequel, and that it would be a sequel to "Monsters, Inc." I didn't have super high hopes that this film would turn the ship around and take us back to the heights we experienced with "Wall-E," "Up" and "Toy Story 3." Not that "Monsters, Inc." was a bad fill, it just was from an era before Pixar became truly transcendent, plus.., you know.., it was kind of a sequel (or in this case prequel) no one demanded. Okay, maybe that's unfair. It was a prequel very few people demanded, and really didn't need to be told, but, even with all that stacked against it, "Monsters University" still manages to be an entertaining fill for people of all ages that's totally fun to watch and that's not bad for a fill. In fact, it's pretty much what you' re shoot- ing for most of the time. "Monsters University" is the origin story for the two heroes of "Monsters, Inc." Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James 'Sully' Sullivan (John Goodman). Mike is a book- worm, who has wanted to be a "scarer" at Monsters, Inc. since he was young. In the monster's world, everything is powered by the screams of human chil- dren, and the scarers are essen- tially the best of the best who go to get those screams. As a child, Mike is told to attend Monsters University to learn to become a scarer, and so he heads to college where the bulk of our film takes place. Mike understands the theory of scaring perfectly, but he is physically unimposing and doesn't do well practically. Sully is a natural scarer, but doesn't understand or care for nuance at all, and thus does poorly aca- demically. You can see where this plot is going and how and why this odd couple forms their eventual partnership. Though "Monsters Univer- sity" is set in the "Monsters, Inc." universe, in truth this film is actually a fairly typical, straightforward college film, of the kind pioneered by "Animal House" (minus the more raun- chy humor, of course). It's got all of the tropes you'd associ- ates with such a movie, like the rival fraternity composed of al- pha male jerks, the fiat com- posed of losers and misfits that the heroes join to become the underdog favorites, a difficult and antagonistic dean, plus an- tics, partying and a lot of the other stuffyou'd expect to see in a story like this. The unique setting keeps the rather clich6d story from seem- ing too old hat, and like most Pixar fills it has the wonder- and l knew how it would all end ful quality of being approach- up, but still it's a little sad to able by just about anyone, see that in three years Pixar There wasn't any point where hasn't quite managed to touch I groaned, or felt that a joke was the heights they reached for the only supposed to appeal to ages previous three years. 11 or below. My griping aside, "Mon- In truth, the only real faults stars University" is a fine, fun, I can find with this fill are ones entertaining fill that anyone that some might call unfair, can enjoy. And with a huge $82 While "Monsters University" is million weekend up against perfectly entertaining, funny other huge movies, it was well film (though thinking back I received by audiences. No, it don't recall myselflaughing out might not be the best ofthe best loud with more than chuckle) of Pixar, but it's a film I would with likeable characters, it just have no regrets seeing again doesn't have that "wow factor" and would recommend to just that made that trio of Pixar about anyone, and that's pretty fills so great. I never felt emo- impressive if you ask me. tionally invested. Part of that Grade: B+ was because this was a prequel Entertainment Value: 9 Local students make OSU Honor Roll Two students from Sheridan made the Scholastic Honor Roll Spring term at Oregon State University. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work. Stu- dents on the Honor Roll included: Straight-A average: Rachel L. McGill, Junior, Human Devel. and Family Science, and 3.5 or Better: Stefanie L. Jones, Junior, Liberal Studies. School Districts Summer Food Program.- July 1-4 WILLAMINA: No charge for children ages 1 to 18. Monday-Thursday at the following sites and times: Wlllamina City Park (Tina Miller Park), 411 C St., Willamina, 11-11:30 a.m. Raven Loop Park, Grand Ronde, 12- 12:30 p.m. WES Cafeteria - summer school students only, 1100 Oaken Hills Drive, 11-11:30 a.m. WlLLAMINA BREAKFAST ONES Cafeteria only, 7:45-8 a.m.) Monday: Muffin, string cheese, juice, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast bread, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Cereal bar, string cheese, juice, milk. Thursday: 4th of July holiday WlLLAMINA LUNCH (All 3 locations) Monday: Ham sandwich, carrots, nectarine, milk. Tuesday: Chicken wrap, celery, apple, milk. Wednesday: Turkey sandwich, carrots, juice, milk. Thursday: 4th of July holiday SHERIDAN: Lunch Monday, Friday 12:30-1 p.m. at Sheridan City Park ............ US as we ,independe ! !iii!iiii!iiiiiii; Cascade, LLC Hwy. 18 B • Willamina I ve a (7,r 4th! Insurance, Dennis Ulrich (503) 876-4222 Box 68.451 N.E. 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W se use the 4th 4th a -7- 503 8 6 7700 180 NE Main Willamina • July 4, 2013 only Lamson Park startin SPONSORED BY Hotel & Restaurant 150 Main St,, Willamina 503-876-7100 • 971-241-3173 www.wildwoodoregon.eom IT'S AN OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN WILLAMINA FIRE DISTRICT WE'LL SEE You THERE.* Wednesdag, Julg 3rd 6 p.m. • BBQ and LIVE MUSIC at Lamson Park Fundraiser for Music and Fireworks Music furnished by Root Jack Willamina 4th of Julg Schedule of Events 7:00 - 11 a.m. • Kiwanis breakfast at Fendall Hall 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Rummage & Book Sale for Friends of the Library at the Library 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Vendor Row 9:00 a.m. o Car Show Registration begins WVCC (Old High School) baseball field 9:00 a.m. • Horseshoe Tournament registration Oaken Hills School Campus 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. ,Pony Rides -- SW "C" Street 9:30 a.m. • Logging Jamberee (Registration 9 a.m.) Walsh Parking Lot 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. * Kid's Zone 10:00 a.m. • Valve cover races -- Kid's Zone (Register 9 a.m.) 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. o Arm Wrestling Registration 1:00 p.m. • Car Show Judging 1:00 p.m. ° Karate Demonstration - Kid's Zone 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Reach Helicopter at WVCC (Old High School) Football field. 2:00 p.m. - Arm Wrestling Competition Starts - Gazebo 3 - 4 p.m. • Parade Registration and Line-up begins. 5:00 p.m. • Parade Judging 6:00 p.m. • PARADE DUSK ; • West Valley Community Field (Old High School).