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By Marguerite Alexander solvedinAugustof2012. James Correspondent, The Sun Jenkins is listed as the last president and Bobble Jenkins The grain elevator on Raft- is listed as the secretary. road Street in Sheridan has Within days of the munici- been declared a dangerous pal court trial, Wilco Farms, building, and the owner ap- an Oregon cooperative corpo- peared in municipal court ear- ration, filed a complaint in lier this month to plead his Yamhill County Circuit Court case. for the foreclosure of the prop- Judge Clifford Ross found erty. DLR Services, doing business According to city attomey as Dura Light Rock Inc., in Walt Gowell, Wilco is con- violation of the city's danger- cemed about the liability of ous building ordinance, the dangerous building. He is According to the State of hopeful that the issue will be Oregon Corporate Division addressed over the coming website, the business was dis- months, he told the council. By Meredith Lawrence dents Who are not succeeding Correspondent, The Sun in the classroom but also to make it hard to take online The Wdlamina School Dis-classes simply to get out ofun- trict has decided that it makes desirable classes, will remain more sense to keep its new al- the same. temative program part of the The school will be located Willamina High School and in the modular where students not make it a separate school, currently take credit recovery The decision came after the classes online. These Classes school district heard back will be moved elsewhere in from the state of Oregon who the school and only be avail- made demands about the able to replace credit for a school that the district didn't class that the student has pre- want to commit to. viously failed and during lira- "It was a whole litany of ited periods of the day, said demands ofwhat we had to do Dean of Students Bart to make it a separate school Baldwin. that we didn't feel was a good Students will be admitted use of our time," said Wil- to the alternative program el- lamina School District Super- ther through an assignment by intendent Gus Forster. an administrator or by peti- The rest of the program,tioning the district for place- which is designedto target stu- ment. By Marguerite Alexander be constructed on Monroe Correspondent, The Sun Street, has been charged $10,658 fees to date. Of that, The City of Sheridan can- $8,852 is for SDCs" funding not reduce System Develop- for city infrastructure to sup- ment Cha~es or planning fees port an increase in the demand charged to Habitat for Human- resulting from growth. ity, the council decided on Larger cities subsidize low- Monday. It can, however, do- income housing, City Manager hate to the non-profit organi- FrankSheridanpointedout.The zation, which it elected to do city is not in a position to do in the amount of $1,000. that. Nor could it waive fees Earlier this month repre- for contracted planning or per- sentatives from the West Val- mit services. ley Habitat for Humanity ap- The council voted to do- proached the Sheridan City nate $1,000 from the General Council and requested a re- Fund to West Valley Habitat duction in the system devel- for Humanity just as it had opment charges and planning contributed to Your Commu- fees assessed by the city. nlty Mediators and other non- The new home, which will profits. man escapes ! A Willamina man escaped injury in a serious two-vehicle crash on Sunday aftemoon on Highway 99W east of Lafay- ette and McDougall Road. The Oregon State Police gave the following account of the incident: OnAugust 18, 2013 at ap- proximately 4:55 p.m., a 1993 Dodge pickup driven by Johnny Johnson, Jr. age 43, from Willamina, was south- bound on Highway 99W near McDougall Junction (High- way 18 and Highway 99W) when a 1976 Ford pickup driven by Arland D. McDougall, age 83, from Dayton, drove across a large patch of grass onto Highway 99W and struck the passenger side of the Dodge pickup. After impact, the Ford pickup spun around and drove back across the grass, hitting a stop sign at McDougall Road before coming to rest in the middle of the roadway. McDougall was trans- ported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with possible serious injury. Johnson and his 18- year old female passenger were not injured. '4eed den ures? Compare & Save! Standard Upper or Lower Dentures ...... s750 ea. Parlials ......... s950 ca. J Relines .......... 250 ea. Repairs Jan Stout Free C0nsullali0fi' Licensed Denturist ' (5()3) 09 .... Serving the Vamhill Valley for 3] Years! Wednesday, Au( Photo by Marguerite Alexander After years of dreaming of once again having a gas station in Willamina, local residents can now pull up to the pump and say, "Fill 'er up!" Sheldon Oil Company of "nllamook opened the doors at its new station and convenience store on East Main Street last week. According to store employees, some people were so excited to see the station open that they stopped in just to say 'Thank you!' or give staff a hug. Above Sam Undsey pumps gas for one of the many customers who stopped in on Thursday. mln; By Meredith Lawrence there willbejust three furlough Corrrespondent, The Sun days in the 2013/2014 school calendar: two at Thanksgiving Another schoolyear is kick- and one in September saidWd- ing off for Willamina Schools lamina School District Super- and with it a new year for intendent Gus Forster. school board members, new Throughout the entire calen- and old, as well as a revised dar crafting process, Forster school year calendar, and the district have made it At this month's meeting the clear that minimizing furlough district announced that it has days and increasing student found the funds to add back in contact days is a priority. six of its initially outlined nine The adjustment to the cal- furlough days. With six full stu- endar was made after the dis- dent contact days back in the trict finalized its budget and schools' academic calendars, saw how far this year's $6.55 million budget and carryover from last year would stretch. At the meeting the district also welcomed new board members Laurie Toney and Linda O'Neil, who will occupy positions #3 and #5, respec- tively. The seats were previ- ously occupied by Loren Wasson and Ron Smith, both of whom retired at the end of their terms in June. This year's board chair and vice chair will be Craig Johnson and Clinton Coblentz respectively. Photos by Marguerite Alexander Clockwise from top: Artist Rusty Gill oversees the creative clay work of local children at a booth he set up stthe Saturday Market. Eleanore Strikzte works with clay while Abby looks on. Patrick Gammon begins work on a clay piece that will include a beaver on top. James P. Molloy III MD, FAAFP Board Certified Family Physician Marie Casselberry, FNP ................ serve yourh aithc [refie OFFERING A ~E VAPdETY OF CARE SERVI~ i X-RAY ON SITE and the strong belief that... .......... Care Comes i.f McMinnvJtle Denture Center HOURS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, lOam to 5pro Please Call for an appointment 145 E. Third Slreet, McMinnville WESTERN YAMHILL MEDICAL CENTER 950 SE Sheridan Rd., Sheridan v,f --~:'~ 149 NW First, Willamina 503-843-4071 503-876-4078 lust 21,2013, The Sun 3 By Meredith Lawrence Correspondent, The Sun The Willamina School District School Board offi- cially voted last week to place a bond of no more than $5 million on the November ballot. The board met in a spe- cial session on Thursday, August 15 to pass a resolu- tion which officially autho- rizes the bond to be placed on the ballot. It will be Wil- lamina bond measure 36- 158. The school district has de- cided to keep the bond un- der $5 million so that should the bond pass, area property owners would see property taxes go up a maximum of $1 per $1000 of assessed value. The bond will focus on replacing modular class- rooms, building a new mul- tipurpose classroom that houses agriculture, metal and wood shops and completing: the Oaken Hills Campus's sports fields. The district hopes to use the same floor plans as the campus' newly completed multipurpose building to save money because they al- ready own the plans. The November election will take place on Tuesday, November 5 of this year. Trees at high school to be Several of the trees in front of Sheridan High School were taken out ear- lier this month. . According to a statement on the district's website and to ,district secretary Penny Elliot, the trees were taken out as a safety precaution. "In July our grounds crew discovered that the trees were rotting and a possible safety hazard," Elliot read from the statement. The issue was a topic of discussion at the school board meeting in July; mem- bers of board's facilities committee examined the trees and the report and de- termined that they should be taken out. The facilities committee will select new trees, which will replace the old ones this fall. When you're tired of writing the same thing over and over. think about a rubber stamp! Regular and self-inking stamps are available at THE SUN, 136 E. Main, Sheridan Returning to The Sun in September: H ELP SPONSOR the local athlete of the week listings in The Sun/ Join the list of sponsors to help the communit' to the boys and girls who excell on local high scho the school year. It's a great way to show your. support for the home teams! And it's a great buy, too! Call Paula at 5o3-843-:'312 for more details. The Sun HELPING BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY 136 E. 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