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10 The Sun, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 II Entrepreneur opens traveling hmch stand on South Bridge St. By Clinton Vining comer of Bridge and Sheridan Road. Publisher, TheSun He's open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and some- Tastee's Hot Dogs is offering Sheri- times on Saturday, depending on the dan visitors a taste of New York on weather. South Bridge Street. McKaig said he plans to stay open "They are awesome. I really like through the winter, but wamed that the them," said Sheridan High School wind is his worst enemy. The umbrella student Justin Taylor, who by late Oc- attached to the shiny metal cart doesn't tober had quickly become the street like the wind. He doesn't mind the vendor's no. 1 customer, rain. In fact, soggy days might make In fact, the SHS senior filled for good business. three or four punch cards in the first About one rainy day, he said, "I three weeks Dan McKaig had been didn't think I was going to do any- open. thing and it was one of my best days." "Every, every school day," Taylor Became the hot dog stand can sim- said as he gobbled down one dog on ply be towed by his car, McKaig plans his lunch break and put condiments to attend area events and hopes by next on the second, summer he'll often be found in Wil- McKaig buys the gourmet hot lamina and McMinnville, as well as dogs at a specialty store in Portland. Sheridan. His hot dog stand can regularly be Tastee's dogs are just $2. Punch found under the awning at the former cards are available---buy 10 and get Yamhill County Realty shop on the the 1 lth for free. Tastee's Hot Dogs owner Dan McKaig and no. 1 customer Justin Taylor enjoy a laugh over lunch. Photo by Clinton Vlnlng 4.43% Current Yield as of 10/31/11 A reward for information about a poached elk in eastern Lincoln County was recently increased to $3,000. A $500 reward offered ear- lier this month to help Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division troopers in- vestigating the illegal killing and waste of a bull elk in east Lincoln County increased up to $3,000 following an offer from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. The reward increased for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case with the help of the Oregon Hunter's Association ($500) and HSUS ($2,500). According to OSP Senior Trooper Ryan Kehr, on the morning of Nov. 3, a hunter found the remains of a five- point bull elk on the Starker Forest Stutz Tree Farm the Burnt Woods area off of Burnt Woods Harlan Road .e4tr Shotpouch Road. Initial inves- Contributed Photo~Oregon State Police The body of a five-point elk was found in east Lincoln County earlier this month. A reward of $3,000 has been offered for information about the poached animal. tigation reveals the bull elkwas Anyone with information killed the previous evening, regarding this investigation is Kehr said the elk hot asked to call the Turn-In- and left to waste. The meat had Poacher TIP line at 800-452- s oited and the animal was not 7888, or Senior Trooper Kehr salvageable, at 541-270-0097. By Jo Mclntyre We'll look at the numbers Correspondent, The Sun compared to August this year as well as October last year, to Once again the relentless job- verify our sense that things are lessreportshavebadnewsforthe getting a little better. West Valley, though the rates are Yamhill County listed 4,182 trending in a more positive direc- unemployed in October, down tion. The latest figures, released from 4,458 persons unemployed Monday, showYamhill County's' in August. The raw unemploy- raw rate at 8.5 percent and Polk ment rate was 8.5 percent, com- County's raw rate at 8.3 percent pared to 9.2 percent for August. The Sun usually reports the The seasonally adjusted rate raw unemployment rate, rather for October 2011 was a bone- than the seasonally adjusted rattling percent, up from rates, since we give month to September 2011, when it was month comparisons, but labor 9.2 percent. statisticians like to calculate Still, all ofthese numbers are both numbers, because summer lower than in August 2010, layoffs and holiday hiring can when the raw jobless rate was skew the numbers. 10.7 percent and 5,050 people Using WorkSource Ore- were listed as unemployed. gon's numbers for Yamhill and Polk County, with high state Polk county unemployment and university payrolls, has rates in October, unemploy- been lower than Yamhill merit seems to have improved County this year, with a raw a tiny bit recently, rate of 8.3 percent, and a sea- sd "We are deeper but are son, StephanieBaker, Charlene very inexperienced overall," Oren andNatasha Barragon are coach Sam Silver said ofretummg. Delphian's girls' basketball Silver is less concerned team. about the strengths of oppos- The two top players froming teams than about "playing last year's last-place Lady the game at this level." How- Dragons have graduated, but ever, he calls his team"a group Hannah Kang, Hannah Robert- of hard-working girls." sonally adjusted rate of 8.9 per- cent. In September, the num- bers were essentially un- changed, with just a 0.1 percent difference in all of the numbers. In October 2010, things were worse in Polk County, with a sea- sonally adjusted 9.4 percent rate, and a raw rate of 8.9 percent. Is it any wonder that econo- mists get headaches? pes to aops team improve "We should be more corn-Smith, CristianVargas, Andrew petitive this year than last," Yang, Terry Hu, Nevada coach Mitch Neuhauser says of Martinez, Cody Seymour, Delphian's boys' basketball Garrett Wesch and Lukas Ott. team. 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