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4 The Sun, Wednesday, August 31, 1994 " " " Girl Scouts tO hold recruitment nights I By Elsa Simonson 843-3535 Jeanette Nisly, daughter of AI and Sharon Nisly, left on Friday for Harrisonburg, Va., where she will be a member of the junior class at Eastern Mennonite University. After one week on campus, she will join a group of students who will spend the first semester in Guatamala. Most of their stay will be in Guatamala City but they will travel throughout Central America to study language, culture and his- tory. Jeanette said that in order to graduate from EMU, one must have some cross cultural experience. She is studying nursing. Velma Warner wants all of her friendg to know that she has reached the legal age. She was given a surprise birthday party on Monday at the home of Alice Curwick. Also present were Lydia Rauschner of Willamina; and Lois Kendall, June Smith, Sue Mellgren, Avis Lyons and Lilah Shelton. Mrs. Warner was also recently a guest of her nephew, Mike Melvin, in Portland who hosted a birthday barbecue for Mrs. Warner and her niece, Marcia Johnson, who share the same birthday. Modra Miller's son, Jerald Miller, of Albuquerque, N.M., spent several weeks visiting his mother this sum- mer. Together, they made a trip to Alaska, touring Anchorage, Fair- banks, Denali Park and many of the glaciers that dot the countryside. Joshua Sayre, 18-year-old son of Bill and Sally Sayre of Baliston, left for San Diego last week where he will attend a Marine Corps boot camp. Tiina Summanen, who has been a houseguest of Rosemary Simonson for the past 10 weeks, is on her way home to Tampere, Finland. Tiina attended Sheridan High School dur- ing the 1983-84 school year and was hosted by the John Simonson fami- ly. She was able to attend the 10-year class reunion at Huntley Park earlier this month and renew old acquaintances. Nichol Moore, daughter of Gary and Cindy Moore, is starting her classes at Linfield College in physi- cal therapy. Ross Daniels received high score at the Friday afternoon pinochle party at the American Legion Hall and Gus Abraham was second. Abraham and Archie Watson re- ceived the pinochle prize and Marge Cooley won the door prize. High score at the Saturday night pinochle party went to Marie Eisele and second high to Elsa Simonson who also received the door prize and, along with Velma Warner, the pinochle prize. Percy and Shirley Baker are home from a three-month vacation in Alaska. They toured the whole state but their main objective was fishing. Their best fishing was at the Kenai Peninsula. On the way home, they toured some of the scenic spots in Alberta and British Columbia. Dorothy Berkey recently was on a 10-day trip to Pennsylvania and Indiana. First, she visited her son's family, Mervin and Chris Zook, Alicia and Dylan, in Ephrata, Pa. Then her son took her to Syracuse, Ind., for the Stoll family reunion attended by over 100 of her family members. Dorothy was joined there by her husband, Loyd Berkey. Recent guests of Wanda and How- ard Guyton were long time friends, John and Maude Culpepper and Vivian Cash of Ocala, Fla., and the Guyton's daughter and spouse, Dor- la and William Ebbinghausen, of Elmer City, Wash. Deanna and Larry Testone re- turned last week from a two-week vacation trip to Alaska where they visited her sister and husband, Delma and Michael Moore in Anchorage. They also spent some time at the Moore's cabin on the Kenai Peninsula where they fished and made side trips to Seward and Valdez. Clarice and Gene Pence are back home following a two-week vaca- tion. It started in Victoria, B.C., where they toured the whole city, including the beautiful gardens, the N.W. Indian Museum and the Parli- ament Building. Queen Elizabeth of England was there at the same time for the start of the Commonwealth Games, but the Pences did not receive an invitation for afternoon tea. Next, they drove to Reno, Virginia City, and Lake Shasta where they toured the Shasta Caverns. Mrs. Pence said it started with a scary bus ride on the mountainside and the walking part included 649 steps. Last week's music camp at the First Methodist Church in Salem was attended by Jim, Kris and Danny Molloy, Kyle Headings and. Dustin Jacoby of Sheridan, and Elizabeth Dick of Dallas. A pro- gram, attended by parents and friends took place on Friday. Head teacher of the music camp was Solveig Holmquist, church musi- cian, assisted by her sisters, Emilie Moiloy of Sheridan and Trudy Dick of Dallas. The 50th birthday of Solveig Holmquist was observed with a family outing at the Oregon State Fair on Sunday. Present were her husband, Jon Holmquist; her parents, Barbara and Ken Knutson, and her sister and family, Emilie and Jim Molloy and sons, of Sheridan; her brother and spouse, Brandt and Kathy Knutson and their niece, Amira, of Vancouv- er, Wash.; her sister and family, Trudy and Tom Dick and daughters, and friends, Sally Miller and Jennif- er Hibbeler of Dallas. Agee family holds The descendants of Isaac and Cordelia Agee, who came to Oregon by wagon train in 1852 with their 12 sons, met for their second annual family reunion on Aug. 13 at Eisele Park in Buell. Hosting the event were Joyce and Mike Eisele, Shelby and Brad, and Dorothy Agee. Attending the reunion were Ron- aid and Leola Agee and Luther and Rose Eilison of Roseburg; Linda and Larry Taylor of Yamhill; Laurie Boyce of Aurora; Dorothy Longdon- Doweli and Andy of Perrydale; Helen Langdon and Joyce Gardner and Casey of Oakland; Lorry and reunion McMinnville; Larry Smith of Wil- sonville; and from Salem, Lora Hoffman and Robbie, Julie Saun- ders, Craig, Katie and Kevin, Cindi Schmitz, Katie and Craig and Mel and Ruth Agee. Also attending were Robert Agee and Debra Misner of Tigard; Glen and Beth Ann Baunach, Mel and Pat Hagaad, and Charles and Inez Nale of Corvallis; Karen Smith (Tatom), and Bill and Shirley Bu- senbarb of Portland; Christina and Erik Cain, and Judith Polley and Jim of Camas, Wash.; Edith M. Hall, Jim and Trudi Christensen and Edith Hall of Sandy; Ray and Sharon Bob Reed of Tillam.ook; Chris Paa- Agee of Willamina; and Betty panen and Keith Eilingson of Eu- Schmitz and Jason Campos of Sher- gene; Kerry and Beverly Bennett of idan. Cascade Lake; Larrie Knaggs and Fran of Elmira; and Raymond and Clarice Bones of Beaver. Others attending were Grace Ben- nett of Banks; John and Artes Agee of Prineville; Christopher Kadell and Hank and Lissa Hazenburg of Keizer; Gwen Russell of Astoria; Ruth Tatom and Ardith Ellison of Isaac and Cordelia and family settled in the Gopher Valley area and from there have spread to many parts of the valley and even out of state. Melvin, Ray and the late Norman Agee are among the most remembered members of the family for their business ventures and civic leadership in this community. Aerobics tl Register Now ] New Students I] Always Welcome [[ By Elsa Simonson Father Jerry Papen was in Sheri- dan this summer to attend the 40 year reunion of his graduating class from Sheridan High School. The reunion was held at the home of Don and Nadine Stuck. Don was also a member of the Class of 1954. "It was the first class reunion I was ever able to attend, and it was great to see my former classmates," Jerry said. He was born at Tacoma, Wash., in December 1935. His parents were Joe and Victoria Papen. The family moved to Sheridan in the late 1930s, when Mr. Papen was offered the job of running the lathe at the U.S. Plywood Mill in Willamina. "I had 13 brothers and sisters, and I was the only one to attend public schools in Sheridan for 12 years," Jerry explained. "The others attended Catholic schools for part or all of their schooling. I was the rebel." "I remember Emma Seth and Fern Eberhart as always being inter- ested in the students," Jerry contin- ued. "Coach Frank Barker was also close to the students, and Frank Zook. We also had many young practice teachers, not much older than us students, who were dynamic." Jerry lettered in basketball and baseball and was a member of the student council and service club. "We were a small class of 25 and everyone got to participate in all the activities," he stated. When asked how he became a priest after attending only public schools, Jerry replied "After high school I planned to attend OTI at Klamath Falls. One day a buddy jokingly said, 'I thought all Catholic boys became priests.' That got me thinking and I wrote a letter to the University of Notre Dame at South Bend, Indiana, and I was accepted with almost a full scholarship," he explained. "That summer I worked at the plywood mill to earn $500, which I had to pay to the univer- sity." "Notre Dame was called the Catholic West Point at that time, with very strict rules of conduct, and attending the numerous chapels was mandatory," Jerry said. "They are strong in math, science and liberal arts." He graduated in 1959 with a bachelor's degree majoring in phi- losophy and a minor in education. "I had also spent a year at North- gate, Minnesota, which was a time of silence, prayers and spiritual training," he explained. "Upon graduation, I asked to go to Uganda in Africa, but they sent me to Chile in South America," he continued. "There I did graduate work at the Catholic University of Santiago, majoring in theology and learning to become a priest. I was ordained in Portland in 1963." "Since then I have basically worked in poverty, the slum area of Santiago, and in mountains where it rains about once every 40 years," Jerry stated. Jerry explained that for 10 years, from 1963 to 1973, there was a lot of social conflict in Chile, which has brought some social reform, but the reform is very slow in coming. There is still a great division between the landowners and work- ing classes. "About half the priests that came from the U.S. were kicked out, many Fr. Jerry Papen were under house arrest and interro- gated regularly. There was also tor- ture and disappearance," Jerry said. "Some went to Peru and Brazil and returned later. Some of the Chilean people went to the U.S. For some unknown reason, we (the priests) were considered communists." "Four years ago the country went into what is called a controlled democracy. There is a dictator and a president, and the president is not the head of the armed forces," he explained. About 80 percent of the popula- tion of Chile is Catholic, but not all attend church, according to Jerry. For the past five years he has worked in a rural mountainous area, consisting of 12 small villages, where he ministers to 8,000 in the country and 2,000 in towns. His transportation is mostly bicycling and walking. He said, "The work is always rewarding when you are helping people." By Iiene Gay 879-5366 Jerry and Sheila Hargitt recently returned from a trip to Illinois. The visit was a surprise to Sheila's sister, Heidi, who got married while they were there. The Hargitt's and about On Aug. 15, the Slocums held their family reunion, Duane's sister, Marlene, came from Sacramento, Calif., and other relatives from Van- couver, Wash., Bend, Eugene, Salem and Sheridan attended. Others came from the California cities of Au- A Williams family reunion was held at the Sheridan City Park on Aug. 20. Close to 50 family mem- bers arrived from near and far. The farthest travelers were Rene Holmes and her children, Tyler and Liearay, from Atwater, Calif. Those attend- ing from Sheridan were Ted Willi- 40 relatives hid in Heidi's base- bum, Concord, Los Angeles, Porter- ams, Virginia Hayward, Phyllis and ment, surprising her upon her return ~ Mercer, Shingletown ~ and DeArmond Bockes and John and home. They also visited other Covina." ~",, ....Alene' ~, who recently friends and relatives in the area. Welcome to Trudy Krebs, sister of Richard Greggs. She recently moved here from Pascagoula, Miss., and says that she loves the beautiful mountains and friendly people. It's wonderful to see Jerry Bailey up and around after his car accident. Lew and Mickey Mer'z returned Thursday from a lO-day visit to Columbia, Md., to visit her son and family, Jim and Rachel Wade, Beth and Dan. A surprise birthday party was held at Eisele's park on Saturday to celebrate the 75th birthday of Dot Houston of Valley Junction. It was hosted by her sons and wives, Denny and Chris Houston of Sheri- dan; Richard and Anita Houston of Vancouver, Wash.; and Bud and Sharlene Houston of Canby. Grand- children attending were Candy Sisk and her husband, Mike, of Everett, Wash.; Leslie Houston of Alta Lo- ma, Calif.; Robyn and Jenny Hous- ton of Sheridan; Dean Houston of Vancouver, Wash.; and Bradley Houston of Dallas. Great-grand- children Stephan and Jasmine of AIta Loma were among the more than 75 guests who enjoyed the barbecue potluck celebration. Pastor Duane and Peggy-Jo Sio- cum have had relatives from far and wide visiting them over the last month and attending family reuni- ons. A birthday breakfast and family reunion was held for Peggy-Jo on July 30. The day was spent remin- iscing, playing games and resting. Hot dogs and marshmallows were roasted. About 46 relatives attend- ed. Sat. Sept. 10- Sun. Sept. 11 ~t o (' u' 'bed ~.'- ~. Soo . Ma er Farmer's Market Monster Vegt.t,'tl,]c C()nt(~t t4K ,qIXX.TOW Contr.'st West Valley Rainbows and R0# Girl Scouts will hold sign-ups c the next few weeks at the locations: Sheridan---Thursday, Sept. 6:30 p.m., Good Shepherd grades K- 12. Grand 15, 6:30 p.m., Grand mentary School, grades K-5. Willamina~Monday, Sept. 6:30 p.m., Willamina School, grades K- ! 2. Girl Scouts is always looking good, committed, adult If you are interested in hel come to one of the meetings above. Girls must be by a parent or guardian. For more information, call at 843-4212 or 843-4433, Fawra 843-4060, Rosalie at 876-5412 Mary at 876-2023. Master Gardeners to meet Tuesday Are herbs only for is nome is aromatherapy? These questions and many will be answered at 7 p.m. Sept. 6, at the monthly Master Gardeners meeting public works building at Lafayette Ave. in McMinnvill. Shakespeare workshops set HOST FAMILIES NEEDED! Expose your family to another culture. Well screened girls and boys, ages 15 to 18 years old, from Scandinavia. France, Germany, Holland, Italy, CIS (formerly the Soviet Union), and England need families willing to host them for the coming school year. Enrich your family and make a lili:iong friend of a young, overseas visitor. Call now to qualify and select your own exchange student (single parents may apply): Local Area Rep. - Donna at 503/843-5224 Michelle at 1-800-733-2773 (Toll Free) Fully [nsll r~'([.! ASSE Intt'rnatk)flal Stutk-rtt Exeh;lllgt' Program is a ptd')lic Ix'nefit. noB-pta)fil or~tlliz;itit)ll Patrick Spottiswoode, Globe Education for the tional Shakespeare Globe Cen~ London, England, will present workshops and a public Linfield College Sept. 1 and 2. The lecture and workshops are t] and open to the public. moved here from Roseburg. Among others who are known in this area are Gary Sally Williams di and Jeff Moon of Brian and Nancy Hayward, George and Susan, of Amity and Linda Williams of Coletta Williams of Lincoln and Mark Flowers and son, of Roseburg. 1 I'OLK COLIN'IY FAII (;I OLINI)S " RICKI ,EAIJ. 1() mik's xvcst ()['Salcm ()n 99W Admission: Adults $4 " 'lbuth (7-14) $2.50 " Children (6 & tmdt'r) Ii"cc I:( )R M( )Rli INI:( )IUkl/XII( )N ('AI ]. 62 ]- ~()-18 OMS! Ih.l)lik, Show lhnin "li'a,~,v~ sv~ )NSt)Rvir :, m' Crcatixv Ahcrnatiws Inc. Classic Auto S~xal) 3.kx't Classic Car Show