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GGZd,-ggC6E: SN NVN/InO I~$ aN ANnO0 E:2 ~NIQNI:~I::IO0~ ~NIN33J V2S **************************** I II Serving Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde VOLUME 94, NO. 44 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1994 50 CENTS PER COPY By Travis Moore Staff Writer, The Sun West Valley voters will go to the POlls next Tuesday to cast votes in the general election for U.S. Con- gress, governor, state representative, e0Unty commissioner, county sur- Veyor, mayor and several state ballot raeasures. Bob Jordan will be the only Candidate on the ballot for mayor of Sheridan. But Val Adamson will ~ek another term as a write-in ~ndidate. Tina Zander has also ~nounced she is a write-in candi- date. Incumbent Twila Hill will seek a~Other term as Willamina mayor. ~he is challenged by Kraig Markus- ~n. Two races for Yamhili County ~rnmissioner will be on the ballot. l)eraocrat Wes Caspers will run Igainst Republican Tom Bunn for ~ position. Incumbent Democrat Lopuszynski will be challenged I~/ Republican Rob Johnstone for other. Sheridan's Dan Linscheid is run- Larry Jones for Yamhill Surveyor. Incumbent Republican Patti Milne will run for a second term to the state house district 38 against Democrat Hank Vredenburg. Democrat Terry Thompson is running against Republican Pat Grimstad in the race for the state house district 4. This district covers parts of Willamina and Grand Ronde. In the race for Oregon's next governor, Democrat John Kitzhaber will face Republican Denny Smith. Incumbent Democrat Elizabeth Furse seeks her second term to the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon's 1st District. She will be challenged by Republican Bill Witt. Voters will also be faced with 17 ballot measures on issues ranging from taxes, to the environment, to personal rights. Voters in Sheridan's precinct 26 will also have a new polling place for this election. The new polling place will be at the Trinity Lutheran Church just off Sheridan Rd. at 311 SE Schley St. instead of the city library. The fellowship hall will provide more Fundraisers scheduled space and parking for voters. Voters in Sheridan's two rural ill in Begin the holiday celebration with a trip to the Coastal Hills Art Tour in Willamina from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12. Visitors can wander down Main Street and enjoy the work of several local artists in community store fronts and private galleries, or take a step back in time with a ride aboard a horse drawn wagon to downtown destinations. Once again you can enjoy the simple pleasure of a leisurely tea in the historic Andrew Kershaw House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, while you sample fine pastries from Piontek's Bakery. Be sure to take time to see the precincts will still cast ballots at Sheridan High School. I second story where you can talk with local published authors who will be on hand for autographed book sales. Local artists featured in the holi- day celebrations are Judy Busweli, watercolor gallery; Walt Menden- hal, studio tour, metal sculpture; Shannon Ray, murals/oils; Gary and Brent Lawrence, metal sculpture; Dana Wilson, basketry; Randy Sky- berg, wood turning, studio tour; Dudley Carson, pen and ink; Larry Godsey, photography; Cari Papen, Western metal works; and Myrtle Tucker, oils. The art tour is sponsored by the Willamina Business Group. For more information, call 876-2242 or 879-5563. Mark and Eric Austin of Sheridan get in some early trick or treating last week.--Photo by Phil Hodgen. by Brenda Butterfield COrrespondent, The Sun Sheridan's Parent Teacher Asso- ,) has announced several projects for the coming The PTA's main objective is to a void" for the schools by on projects the budget won't and has helped with such raiser starting the first of November at Chapman and Faulconer, to add money to our playground funds," said Paula Branson, president of the local PTA. Information concerning this fund- raiser will soon be sent home with students from those two schools. Or, if you don't have students in school but would still like to participate, as FAME and assemblies. Branson suggested calling Sally fh~g'I'he PTA was largely responsible Naden at 843-5318. etting the reader board by the She added that the items for sale '~h school, and raises money for are not available in regular Tupper- playground equipment, ware books; but only at the fund- "We have a Tupperware fund- raiser. Another upcoming event is the annual Crafts Fair, which will take place November 19 at the high school. Other items being sold as fund- raisers are entertainment books, containing money-saving coupons for such places as restaurant~, motels and tliea'~-~i These books are available for either the greater Oregon, or the Portland areas. Branson mentioned that the PTA is still collecting Food 4 Less receipts at Faulconer. The store pays one percent of the total sales on the receipts to the organization. "We appreciate all the help and support we've gotten in the past," said Angie Stoutenburg, treasurer. She said the group would wel- come new members, volunteers or simply new ide~. "Joining doesn't mean commit- ting to every activity and meeting," added Cindy Hinds, vice president, as an assurance to those who are interested bui alre- dy'-busy. Mem- bers can be as involved as they choose to be, she said. The PTA meets on the last Wed- nesday of every month (except in December), at 6 p.m. in the Chap- man library. Visitors are welcome. For more information concerning the PTA or any of the fundraisers, contact Branson at 843-2022. By Phil Hodgen Special Writer, The Sun The Willamina City Council passed an ordinance for the estab- lishment of system development charges and procedures for collect- ing fees at a council meeting Thurs- day night. The fees are intended to place a portion of the cost of capital impro- vements for water, wastewater, drain- age, streets, flood control and parks and recreation upon developments that would impact existing services or create a need for capital improve- ments. System development charges are essentially reimbursement or im- provement fees that are assessed at the time of increased usage of capital improvements. Related ordinances amending water and ~ewer connection charges and user rates were also passed. In other business, the council approved a zone change allowing the annexation of property located at 1075 SW Hill St. The council also approved the appointment of Robert Burr, Betty Frownfelter, Francis Eddy and Leslie DeForest to the economic improvement district's board of directors. t4( Gruff "The Crime Dog" greets Faulconer Grade School tt=clents after a presentation on Halloween safety.---Photo Y Travis Moore. the Senior Saver Club JtJst come in and pick up your Saver Card. It's only $1 it entitles you to special discounts and free services. ~REE blood pressure check anytime REE coffee & cookies on SenlOr Day (3rd of each month - or on Friday If the 3rd Is on a weekend) FREE pdze drawings - numbem will be paste( tO FREE "wellness" information 0r over. DISCOUNTS on pre~dptlons any day THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1994 - 9 am to noon blood pressure check by Vlqllarnlna Ambulance DR UG S 212N.E.~nSt Pllone 876-2112 Mon.-Sat 941 Pharmacy876.8652 By Phil Hodgen Special Writer, The Sun Both traditional and non- traditional responses to area crime were the subject of the second in a series of community action meet- ings held last Monday in Willamina. On hand were Yamhill County sheriff's deputies, a community action planning specialist, Mayor Twila Hill and nearly 50 interested citizens. Laura Tschabold of the Yamhill County Committee for Children and Families, and Neil Jacox, a crime prevention officer for Yamhill County, agreed that substantive solutions to juvenile crime prob- lems result from a holistic or multi- pronged approach. Simply adding more police is only a part of the answer. "The community needs to draw from the broad base of its people," said Tschabold. "These would be parents, youth, community leaders, law enforcement, seniors and the religious community." Jacox explained that an active Neighborhood Watch program is more than observing and reporting. He said it should include citizen patrols and a common voice that insists on acceptable standards of behavior. "This does not mean baseball bats and ax handles," explained Jacox. "It means a comprehensive approach to creating a powerful identity for the neighborhood." Participants from Sheridan and Willamina expressed concern over the limited contract coverage pro- vided by the sheriff's department. They were advised that in order to provide 24-hour coverage a field of five deputies would be required. Remnants of a loosely organized gang have reportedly continued to harass pedestrians and motorists in downtown Willamina. Several par- ticipants noted on more than one occasion that the group has intimi- dated motorists stopped at an inter- section or stop sign. In answering a father and daugh- ter from Sheridan who are searching for an avenue to permanently rid their neighborhood of intimidating young people, Jacox indicated that more ordinances and laws may not be the solution. Concluding that the basic idea is to create a community where every- one is a busy body, smaller planning groups were organized to work with Tschabold and Jacox in activating Neighborhood Watch, citizen patrols and legislative activity. A deputy experienced with the results of community action plan- ning cautioned the group to take For fast claims service, we recommend 5AFECO. if you have a loss, they'll call you back within eight hours after you report It. That's their policy. And one we believe In. Call us for details. SURANCE 130 SW Monroe, Sheridan 843-2384 9A1 CI3" Ha, time to celebrate their successes on their journey to a safer community. He said, "It is important to realize how far you have already come and that progress is measured with each step you take. What you do now will have a direct effect on what your community will be like 25 years from now." "If the community can get together, and stand together, they can assert the considerable author- ity they have," offered Jacox. "A pluralistic tact, including many pot- entially effective deterrents, is most effective, and these must be gener- ated by the people themselves." Lt. Haley of the sheriff's opera- tions division explained that some communities have established work camps for youthful offenders and that the sheriff's office is currently taking a serious look at their experi- ences with this idea. One community has pooled their resources to retain legal council in order to pursue damage suits against the parents of identified perpetrat- ors. Another community has reduced the recidivism rate to under 15 percent by insisting on more strin- gent parole guidelines. Senior advo- cacy is another area that is often not taken advantage of, Haley said. Acknowledging that the young people who get into trouble often have parents in need of better par- enting skills, Jacox admitted that getting them to voluntarily partici- pate in parenting classes is very difficult. Making their voice heard through the juvenile department might encourage the judicial system to respond to the public by making participation in such classes a man- datory part of sentencing. A sheriff's deputy pointed out that the district attorney's office in Yamhili County has prohibited the return of several convicted offenders to Willamina. Their presence in the community would be a violation of their release. Mayor Hill reminded the group that Willamina has many good kids and that only a very small percen- tage of the community youth are causing the problems. She agreed that the Tina Miller Teen Center needs to be more of a magnet but that many more volun- teers are needed to make it an ongoing success. Hill encouraged the establishment of a 'telephone tree" to disburse information and tie the community together. Jacox indicated that the sheriff's department is interested in possibly expanding its School Youth program and establishing sheriff's liaison officers in the high schools. First Federal Savings and Loan WEST VALLEY COMING EVENTS: *~. ~ 3RD ANNUAL AMERICAN LEGION CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Nov. 3, 4, 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. American Legion Hall, 125 N. Bridge Street, Sheridan. For more information call Genie Olsen, 843-3463. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH HARVEST DINNER: Nov. 12th. Bazaar & bake sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Soup kitchen 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baked ham dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $5.50, children under 12 $2.50, children under 5 free. United Methodist Church, 234 N. Bridge Street, Sheridan.