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S3VS Serving Sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde =. VOLUME 94, NO. 46 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1994 50 CENTS PER COPY Bob Jordon easily won the Shed- race in last Tuesday's Jordan received over 60 percent of Ihe total votes cast. He received a of 526 votes. The nearest challenger was cur- Vai Adamson. Adamson 249 write-in votes. Chris- Zander was a distant third 42 votes. said he was happy with the of the election and isn't by the job lying ahead been on the city council so I'll just have to get \ Bob Jo r-da n reacquainted with the council mem- bers," he said. Jordan added that he might try to change the city street program. "I think we should be making repairs to the streets rather than making new ones," he said. "I think we could run out of money." Jordan said he would also like to try to repair some of the dangerous sidewalks and perhaps conduct a city water study. The new mayor said he would like to have a "real open door policy." "I would like to have town hall meetings," he said. "I want to get input from people whether they think we are doing a good job or a bad job." Jordan will take office the third week in January, His term will run for four years. Aaron, White and Lambert win seats Ted Aaron was the leading vote getter for the three Sheridan city council seats in last Tuesday's elec- tion. Aaron received 687 votes. Write- in candidate Bob White received 102 votes to win a seat and Russ Lambert won the last seat with 79 votes. Council terms are four years. Clyde Sayler drives his team of horses through the streets of Willamina last Friday. Dozens of visitors to the West Valley took the wagon ride as part of the third annual Coastal Hills Art Tour.--Photo by Phil Hodgen. Moore The Sun The Sheridan school board opted ~arm a committee to help decide should be done about the problems at the high g2~m at last Wednesday's board decided that it needed from the community after a report detailing the poss- options and costs of repairing gym. structural analysis of the gym it won't be cost effective to the cracked and broken The entire roof will need to replaced. director Arnold said he had received an report that placed the of replacing the roof at next option was to raise the roof eight feet to the level of most other gyms. The cost would be about $450,000. The final option was to turn the current gym into a multi-purpose room and build a new gym. Hostc- tler said the Chapman ScA, ooi gym cost $879,000 in 1980. The structural problems with the gym are further complicated by other needed repairs to the three school buildings in the district, including a new roof for the entire high school. The new committee may not be talking just about the problems with the gym. It might also have to tackle the other maintenance needs of the buildings in the district. , The committee will most likely have to decide if the repairs to the gym will be included in a possible bond measure in the March elec- tion. All board members agreed that input from the community was going to be needed to make these major decisions. Board member Myna Deck said, "There aren't going to be any quick fixes to this gy~tri~ problem.' Ken Knutson raised concerns that the district needed to be aware of the bond issue limits. Mike Eisele and high school prin- cipal Craig Prough said people had been telling them that they didn't want any "band-aid" solutions to the gym problem. Prough said, "The people I've talked to say they want this thing done right. They don't want to have to deal with this again in another few years." If you are interested in being on the new committee or helping with the process, you can call the district office at 843-2433. In other board action: --Deck said the district will have to comply with a federal mandate banning smoking or the use of any tobacco products in any school building effective Jan. 1. --No bids were Tec-eived on the old Faulconer merry-go-round and the district will now have to look for a way to dispose of it. --The board decided to postpone making a decision on the remaining budget committee position. --Superintendent Dr. LeRoy Key said the district was turning in a "good report" on its assurance forms to the Oregon Department of Education. All districts have to file assurance forms to guarantee they are filling all graduation require- ments. ---Sheridan board members attended the Oregon School Board Association conference in Portland last weekend. By Travis Moore Staff Writer, The Sun Twila Hill was re-elected as Wil- lamina's nmyor in tim general elec- tion last Tuesday. Hill received 315 votes to challen- ger Kraig Markusen's 184. Hill said she felt good about the sizable victory. "It is good to know the voters wanted to return me to office," she said. "We've worked hard the last few years. It makes me feel like we must be doing something right." Hill said her biggest concern for her next two-year term is creating local jobs. She also mentioned the needs of the city's water system. "We are applying for a grant for a new water treatment plant," she said. "That will cost about $1 million. We can't do that on our own. We'll need the grant. We could also use another water tower." Twila Hill Tom Bunn County voters sent both candidates to the board ~Onamlssioners in last Tuesday's Johnstone of McMinnville five-term incumbent Ted mski of McMinnville. received 13,680 votes 12,493. Johnstone Rob Johnstone won the election with 52.1 percent of the vote to Lopuszynski's 47.58. Tom Bunn of Dayton easily defeated Wesley Caspers of McMinnville by nearly 15 percent. Bunn received 14,969 votes, or 57.27 percent, to Caspers' 11,089 votes, 42.41 percent. By Travis Moore Staff Writer, The Sun The Willamina city council learned of housing rehabilitation funds available to residents at its meeting Thursday. Ernie Kirshner of the Yamhill County Housing Authority told the council that residents needing to make repairs to their houses could be eligible for up to $14,000 in low interest loans. Loans may be used to fix faulty wiring, bad plumbing, a leaky roof and poor heating. If you are interested in the funds, you can call city hall or the county housing authority. The council also announced that the city will hold a surplus property auction Saturday at i0 a.m. at the public works shop located at 250 W. Main St. Items to be auctioned will include heavy equipment, office furniture and equipment, plumbing supplies c, and clothing. The items can be viewed Friday at 9 a.m. Payments are to be made at the time of the auction. Cash or per- sonal checks with identification will be accepted. Items must be removed from the property within 10 days. All items will be sold in "as is" condition. Milne, Thompson win house seats Democrat Terry Thompson and Republican Patricia Milne won their state representative races in the general election last Tuesday. Thompson beat Pat Grimstad for the 4th district seat, 11,040 to 9,570. Yamhill County voters gave Grim- stad 1,220 votes and Thompson 796. Milne beat Hank Vredenburg for the 38th district seat, 9,275 to 6,330. Milne's advantage in Yamhiil County was 2,747 to 1,790. ranson win Mary Lou Greb and Vic Branson received far more votes than their opponents in the race for three Willamina city council seats. Branson received 305 votes and Greb tallied a total of 301. At press time the results on the third seat were still unofficial. But it appeared as though Ralph Jenne had received the third highest amount of votes in the race with 8. Council terms are four years. By Travis Moors Staff Writer, The Sun If it would have been up to Yarnhill County voters things would have been different in the governor's race along with different results in the race for the first Congressional district. John Kitzhaber won the gover- nor's race handily statewide. But a majority of Yamhill County voters voted for his Republican opponent Denny Smith. Smith received 13,316 votes in the county while Kitzhaber received 11,953. Smith's margin in the county was 48.62 percent to 43.65. The first Congressional district will be sending incumbent Demo- crat Elizabeth Furse back to Wash- ington D.C. But Yamhill County was part of the reason Furse won by just a couple hundred votes. Republican Bill Witt dominated the vote in the county. Witt received 15,895 votes to Furse's 9,623. The margin was 58.85 percent to 35.63. Furse is one of the few incumbent Democrats returning to Congress. After last Tuesday's election Republicans have control of the House of Representatives and Sen- ate. cPHOTO Slr81"EM mUGJl Qe rrY PIOCE $1NG when you your roll of fop developing 212 N.E. Main Street, Willamlna 876-2112 Pharmacy 876-8652 Monday - Saturday 9 am to 6 pm uarantee error. If you bought home insurance from a company that doesn't guarantee workmanship of covered repairs, you could have made a big mistake. Allstate does more than pay for insured home repairs. We make sure they're done right. Choose one of many reliable contractors we recommend, and we'll guarantee the workmanship for one whole year. Call and ask about the Allstate Homeowners Workmanship Repair Guarantee. 130 SW Monroe Sheridan 843-2384 s U RAN C E Ga~ Hamp~n lu First Federal /~-~ Savings and Loan ) wEsT WLLE, CO.~,~ EVE.TS: ,,~,-" WlLLAMINA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GRAD NIGHT COMMITTEE is taking orders for poinsettias Nov. 14-21. Also Willamina/Grand Ronde Community Calendar sale ends Nov. 18. Call 876-6562, Phyllis, or 876-5161, Diane, for more information. CRAFT & FLEA MARKET: Nov. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Rebekah Hall, 143 SW Monroe, Sheridan. Baked foods, antiques, rummage, wood craft, needle crafts, ceramics, raffle. CHILl, POTATO SOUP, DESSERTS & WHITE ELEPHANT SALE by AARP Chapter 3034. Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 to 5. Drop-In Center, 340 B Street, Willamina.