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4 The Sun, Thursday, November 15, 1979 arm-cI wee Plans for the Willamina - Grand Ronde Sheridan Kiwanis international obser- vance of Farm-City Week are being completed, according to Henry Weller, manager of Bank of Oregon. Farm-City Week, which extends from Nov. 16 through Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day in the United States), is an international observance aimed at promoting better understanding between farm and city residents. The local observance will include a talk by Wayne Roberts. amhill County Extension agent on chemicals and contamination. Jack T. Magnuson, Oregon State Treasurer for the FFA Alumni Assoc., will help organize an area chapter. Magnuson. a certified public accountant, recently opened an accounting office in Sheri- dan. This will be the 25 annual observance of Farm-City Week. Last year's observance, according to reports, received at national headquarters, in- volved the active participation of more than 15,000 communi- ties in the U.S. and Canada. Farm-City Week is under plans ea in "Children's Book Week" comes to both Chapman and Faulconer School libraries for the week of Nov. 12. School librarian, Denise Jacobsen, and her aide, Melissa Biggar, have come up with two new ways to encourage grade school children to read. "Bookonopoly" can be played by all children checking out books to rent at Chapman School. Although the child- ren's book week is mainly set aside nationally to promote reading, Jacobsen and Bigger, schemed together to devise the idea of "Bookonopoly.'" With 158 children registered in the game so far, Jacobsen feels it has had a successful start. "'The idea is that the kids read a book, then get another turn to roll the dice and read something different, like a biography," SiX* explained. In between books, the children bring their books to Jacobsen who questions them about the book before they move on to their next turn. The game started this week at Chapman and promises to help get children into the habit of reading different kinds of books. There are even "library bucks" to complete the pic- ture. Meanwhile, over at Faul- coner School. there's another book game that ,sparks more interest in reading, it's called the "Caldecott Award Book Club." Children who read the Caldecott Award winning books are eligible to become members of a readers club. The Caldecott Award began in 1938 and, through the )'ears, has been given to the childrens book with the most outstanding illustrations of all the books published that year. The award is given by the American Library Association and earmarks the most dis- tinguished American picture book of the year for children. "We have eight members in the club so far," Jacobsen noted. "Since we have nearly all the Caldecott books with the exception of just a year or two, there are lots of the books around." Two examples of the books are "Arrow to the Sun," and "Ashanti to Zulu," both of which are picture books Jacobsen regards as beautiful and creative. As librarian for the two schools, one may think that Jacobsen would find problems with book damage and lack of interest. Not so. By beginning the scfiool year with a talk about the care of library books, she finds almost no trouble at all aside from occassional fingerprints in some of the books. "'Of course, I feel that the books are here to be used," she stressed, "and some wear simply shows that the book is being read." "l notice a definite dif- ference with children who don't have televisions at home," Jacobsen commented. "There are definitely some In military Pvt. Jerrell D. Reed, son of Doyne W. Reed of 1109 Richard St., Sheridan, recently completed one station unit training at Fort Benning, Ga. The 12-week program com- bines basic combat training and advanced individual train- ing. nile m Z/ RURAL-URB/kN UNDF..RTANDING the direction of the National Farm-City Council, Inc. The non-profit organization is headed by its 1979 National Chairman, David H. Stroud, president of National Livestock and Meat Board, Chicago, 111. Vice-chairmen to the Council are Mrs. Jean Rice. The Natk,nal Farm-City Council is composed of repre- sentatives from more than 150 major farm organizations. industries, businesses, associ- ations, governmental agen- cies. educational institutions, and cl~urch groups. A Presi- dential Proclamatton and joint Congressional Resolution have called for Farm-City Week observances each year since the inception of the event. Farm-City Week has won the Freedom Foundation's Distinguished Service Award. ames that either don't have a te.levision or at least parents that limit their television," she added. As a school librarian for both schools for the past five years, Jacobsen has seen the gamut of reader types. Some read a bood every other day and others seem to enjoy the illustrations more. Boys go for the books on cars, motorcycles promo and sports while girls are avid readers of horse books and mysteries. Then there are the science buffs and a few biography fans. With 26 chairs in the Chapman library, Ms. Jacob- son finds that the room usually holds its full capacity. And the bookdrop is often bulging with returned books. On any giverl day, there are OO from 500 to bOO books checked out. The library continues to purchase new books on a regular basis and Jacobsen finds that although the paper- backs are cheaper the hard- cover books last much longer and the children seem to like taking them out more. "If a book is being used, that's what counts most of all," Jacobsen concluded. ew o opens n Liking to read is the reason Sheridan's Pioneer Bookstore owner, Sharon Doran, gave for wanting to open a bookstore in town. A bookstore is not new' to that particular location, al- though it has been anywhere ~ United Way of Yamhill ~] - . , ~ ~ County has reached nearly 75 ~. ' :~1~ ~ percent of its goal this year. receiving $90,159 out of a total : of $120,915. O Denise Jacobson, librarian for both Faulconer and Chapman Schools, shows her new idea for a way to encourage reading. O For the best historic photos submitted for the Sheridan (ien|ennial Edition to be published in January, 1980, in The Sun. 1,I Best historic school photo wins $25.00 Best historic family photo wins $25.00. I,# Best historic logging or farming photo wins $25.00. Best historic news (fire, flood, etc.) photo wins $25.00. re ncl recipes with any visitor to the store. "Grade school kids come in to look quite frequently. Some buy the books they want themselves and others go home to tell their parents what they want to read," she .... ~ from 35 to 45 years since books remarked. ,yore sold from the corner of For Christmas. Doran ~'i,l I~L South Bridge and Monroe have many attractively pack- Of L Streets. "1 like to read,"aged gift sets and plenty of Sharon Doran is the owner-manager boO'ks in stock Pioneer Bookstore in Sheridan. ( Doran said, "and so does my "hildrens'. II family." Decorated with rainbow- Iiilllnml colored kites with long, I n !11 streaming cellophane tails, the store houses a wide variety of books. From mysteries to cook ~ n books, there's something for U r all readers in the shop. Doran had worked briefly in a bookstore on the coast and ' found having a bookstore of her own an attractive idea. "l think every town should have a bookstore," Doran carnetino added, gesturing to the sunlit I" "" ~1~ store with its old cash register. "k The bookstore is a family venture. Doran's husband, Dick. is a contractor who helps V" --'lnyl floor with books and does remodel- ing on'weekends. Her daught- coverings er, Cathy, 15, clerks in the shop after school on weekday afternoons. And her mother, Myrtle Otjen, keeps shop love seats while Sharon visits whole- salers. .,~ Doran finds that the fantasy and science fiction books are r e c I i n e r s mong her fastest sellers, with cookbooks also popular items. She plans to stick to new books "~ since bookkeeping problems compound when selling both new and used books. Visits with customers are a big part of the fun of having the bookstore for Doran. She s I e e p e r s enjoys visiting and exchanging Come in today! DEADLINE TO ENTER: Friday, November 30th Mail to: The Sun P.O. Box 69 136 E. Main Sheridan, OR 97378 i The total received to date was announced at a Nov. 9 meeting of the board of " I directOrs. ~Local campaign managers are Roger Meyer in :~ ~: Sheridan and Leon Taylor in Willamina. 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