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14 The Sun, Wednesday, October 19, 1994 By Melissa Hansen Willamina Librarian Here's a review of some more books in the Wiilamina library. Elvis, Jesus & Coco-Cola by Kinky Friedman. When an ex- girlfriend disappears, a documen- tary-in-progress turns up missing and the screenwriter working on it overdoses, Kinky Friedman takes on a case complicated by murder, may- hem and Elvis impersonators. Winter Rain by Terry Johnston. After returning to his Missouri farm from a Union prison to find his wife and children abducted, former Con- federate Jonah Hook journeys west to find his wife enslaved by a religious fanatic and his sons being raised by the Commanche. Insomnia by Stephen King. Since Ralph Robert's wife died, he's lost a lot of sleep and the effects are outrageous. Through a fog of depression and exhaustion, Ralph watches as his neighbors quarrel over abortion protests at a women's health clinic and strange things begin to happen in Derry. Ralph's neighbor, Helen, is found battered and bloodied, then Ed is found in his front yard acting like he's from another planet. Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz. Two secretive, lonely peo- ple--a man and a woman-- desperately flee a clandestine, ille- gal agency with a hidden fascist agenda, pursued by a vicious, insidi- ously evil operative with full access to the vast resources of the govern- ment. Irish Gold by Andrew M. Greeley. In Ireland to discover why his grandparents left there during the Troubles, American Dermot Michael Coyne becomes the target of someone who does not want the past revealed, and only beautiful Nuala Anne McGreal stands between him and certain death. Beach Music by Pat Conroy. Liv- ing in Rome with his daughter, Jack McCall finds his grief following his wife's suicide interrupted by the arrival of his sister-in-law and two friends seeking his help in tracking down a classmate who went un- derground. The Maltese Angel by Catherine Cookson. Marrying a professional dancer, prosperous farmer Ward Gibson is stunned by the murderous jealousy of Daisy Mason, a young neighbor who believes Ward was promised to her. Martian in Maggody by Joan Hess. When crop circles begin appearing in her little town, police chief Arly Hanks find herself more than occupied with tabloid repor- ters, officer for UFORIA (Uniden- tied Flying Objects Reported in Arkansas), cattle mutilations and the murder of a young UFO-oiogist. All Our Yesterdays by Robert B. Parker. Fleeing 1920s Ireland, Conn Sheridan, a reckless young IRA captain, builds a new life as a Boston police officer, but the betray- als, violence and obsessions of the past continue to haunt him and his family for three generations. Half Nelson by Jerome Doolittle. Journeying to the endangered Ore- gun forests to protect a charismatic ecologist from a series of death threats, Tom Bethany prescribes his own brand of planet cleaning when a car bomb takes the life of his client. Brother Wind by Sue Harrison. This final volume of Harrison's trilogy of pre-history is the story of two women, Kiln and Kukutux in the desolate Aleutian Islands, as they confront tragedies that threaten their very survival. Closing Time by Joseph Heller. The sequel to Catch 22, the classic that came to symbolize the absurd- ity of war, takes on politics, the greed of business and the decline of society and brings back most of the original characters as they battle The End. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell. Dr Kay Scarpetta travels to North Carolina to investigate the murder of an l 1-year-old girl, but the evidence does not add up, and she must conduct a gruesome experiment at a remote research facility to find the answers. Pearl in the Mist by V.C. Andrews. Despite her new life in the Dumas family mansion in New Orleans, Ruby must cope with the enmity of her stepmother, the bitterness of her crippled twin sister Giselle, and the strict headmistress of Greenwood School who is plotting to make her life miserable. There Was a Little Girl by Ed McBain. As Matthew Hope sinks into a coma after getting shot, his friends follow a trail of clues into the shadowy underworld of the local circus- Schindler's Legacy: True Stories of the List Survivors by Elinoe J. Brecher. Seventy-five real life Schindler's List survivors share their personal accounts of the Holo- caust, their encounters with Schin- dler, their experiences after the war and their reunions with the man who had saved their lives. By Ann Schauber Extension Service Early one Sunday morning when my daughter was four years old, I walked into her bedroom to find her standing in front of her closet with her hands on her hips and exclaim- ing to the clothes, "Crap! I have nothing to wear!" Now that she is 12, I catch a glimpse of how she brushes her hair, puts her napkin in her lap or sits in a chair. Her mannerisms in many cases are just like mine. When did I teach her these things? Even more important, what am I teaching her? I no longer make expletive state- ments aloud in front of my clothes closet. She cured me of that when she was four. But how did she learn all these things? I did not give her lessons or talks on how to do these things. My son walks with the same stride as my husband walks. He worries about how the next day of school will go just like I worry about my next day at work. Both of my kids tap their tooth brushes on the sink after brushing their teeth, just like my husband does. Now there are three people who drive me crazy at teeth brushing time! When I observe these behaviors in my children and take a moment to reflect on them, I realize the power of a parent. Simply by being with the child, the child is learning about how to be. There is no classroom or study rules or homework. It is simply living out our daily lives together. Children, just like all of us, learn by soaking it all in. We as parents are teaching just by being there with ,vior of the kids. Most of the time, neither of us are aware that we are teaching and learning from one another. We teach our values and our culture to our children in this very same way. My husband and I try to work out our conflicts by talking through them so that we can under- stand the other's point of view. In those moments when we're deep into a discussion, we do not realize that somewhere in the background are our children who are watching and listening. At a later time, I may walk into my son's bedroom and see both my children there on the bed working through a disagreement. At first, I didn't know how they had learned these skills and then I realized that they learned by soaking it in. Now that my children are approaching their teen years, their influences will broaden. However, I believe that the parents are still the primary teachers in a teen's life. A parent just doesn't always find evi- dence of their influence until the teen years pass. At least that was the case with my teen-age foster son. It wasn't until after he left us and came back to visit that I realized that we did have some positive influence on his life. He was soak- ing in the things we did. He just didn't show us that he did until after he left and came back. The lesson for me is that as a parent I have to be conscious of how I think, feel and act around my children. Is this how I want my children to be? If I model behavior that I find objectionable in my children, I have no one to blame except myself. uation up 15% in Yamhill County's assessed value totals nearly $2.9 billion-~an increase of almost $380 million ill the past year. The city of Carlton's value grew 34 percent, the most of any region in the county, Yamhill and Amity valuations jumped 25 percent. The west end of the county, tic cities of Sheridan and Willamina, grew at 14 percent. The central areas of the county--Dundee, Day- ton and Lafayette--grew at 18 per- cent while McMinnville and New- berg both increased 15 percent. There are variations in value increases on residential properties in each city, depending on the sales activity in the respective neighbOr" hoods. In general, higher priced neighborhoods increased less because this real estate market haS slowed somewhat when compared to the previous year. Properties under $130,000 still are active in the real estate market. Assessor's records indicate that the average selling price of single" family home in Yamhiil County is $92,500. West McMinnville, at $118,000, has the highest average sale price of both new and used single family residential inventor~ If property valuations did not increase more than 15 percent, tl~ year's taxes will be the same or W's than last year. The average city rate is $16.78 per $1,000 of assessed value. The average rural tax rate is $13.20. According to Oregon Law, assessor must appraise property at 1 O0 percent market value as of July 1 each year. Gratia B. Robertson Certified Public Accountant Income Tax - Accounting Financial Statements Bookkeeping Payroll Reports - Payroll Consulting & Management Advisory Services lo4 w. ---- 2-Way Sheridan 843-2992] CBRadis I I Commercial ElectronicsI I Gary Harrison. OwnerI I (503) 843-2015 I I 166 SW Chapman I [ Sheridan, OR 97378 ] Washers $99 w/trade Dryers $79 w/trade Ken's Auto Repair & Smoke Shop 305 S. Bridge St. Sheridan Reductions- Enlargements Up to 11x17 inch size THE S LJN [Cllckoo*$ 128 N. 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