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8 The Sun, Wednesday, December 14, 1994 In Willamina district By Brenda Butterfield Correspondent, The Sun Skywatch TV is the new name for Biskey's Electronics at 941 West Main St. in Sheridan. The new owners of the store are Larry and Nancy Arndt, in partner- ship with their son-in-law and daughter, Mark and Amy Kroeker, all of Dallas. The Amdts have owned and oper- ated a satellite store in Dallas for 14 years, also called Skywatch TV. Products and services at the elec- tronics store will remain the same, except that a number of satellite dishes have been added to the inventory. "We sell, service and install," as well as repair electronics, Arndt said. "Big or little, it doesn't make any difference to us; we'll service most anything." One of the special additions to the store is an 18-inch RCA satellite dish, that has "a 150-channel capa- bility, with laser disc quality recep- tion," Arndt said. He mentioned some of the advan- tages of owning a dish, such as having the availability of multiple movie channels and those for sports, children, music and even college courses. Satellite offers "a lot more options," he said. A grand opening will be held after Christmas. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 843-2477 for service. Larry and Nancy Arndt are the new owners of Biskey's in Sheridan and have changed store's name to Skywatch TV. They are in partnership with their daughter and son-in-law.- Photo by Brenda Butterfield. Voters in the Willamina school district may be asked to approve a bond measure next May to repair leaky school roofs and remodel buildings. The school board Monday night set a work session for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 to consider what to include in the bond measure. Meetings have already been held to receive staff and public input. Before a bond measure is submit- ted, district patrons will be surveyed to see what they might support. It will cost about a half-million dollars to repair the district's roofs. Other projects that may be included in the bond measure are: a new storage building, sidewalk repairs and classroom upgrades, including wiring for computers. Board members also plan to attend a seminar in Portland next month dealing with bond measures and wants someone from the Kids Committee, a citizens group, to also attend. Marijuana plants found in Sheridan Law enforcement officials seized 180 marijuana plants, a pound of processed marijuana and $13,000 in cash in a building at 22280 Goose- neck Rd., Sheridan, on Dec. 2. The residence was not occupied at the time of the raid by the Yamhill County Interagency Narcotics Team. The building appeared to be maintained solely for growing mari- juana, according to reports. In other action: Superintendent search: The board approved a calendar that shows a new superintendent will be hired on April 10. Fifteen candi- dates have already expressed inter- est in the job which is being filled this year by Don Yates, high school principal. Counseling offered: Kathy Sum- ners, Grand Ronde Elementary School principal, said Polk County has agreed to provide a counselor for students and families. An infor- mation meeting will be held Mon- day night at the school. Staff hired: The board hired Suzi Southworth to work as homeless youth advocated in both the Willa- mina and Sheridan schools and Sylvia Scettrini in the transportation department. Measure 8 resolution: The board agreed to allow staff to pay the 6 percent PERS retirement with pre- tax dollars. Holiday decoration contest is Saturday Judging for the best holiday decorations in the West Valley will take place Saturday. Both homes and businesses will be judged and prizes awarded by the West Valley Chamber of Commerce. Homes within Sheridan and Wil- lamina will automatically be judged but anyone outside the city limits who wants to participate should call 843-2384 before Dec. 17. By George Robertson Editor, The Sun The Willamina city council got a strong sales pitch last week to develop a recreation vehicle (RV) park on city-owned property near Huddleston Park. "It could be an asset to your community," said Dan Hoynacki, regional development coordinator for the VISIT Group, an agency that represents tourism in Marion and Polk counties. Each RV unit could generate $27,000 a year to the local economy, Hoynacki said. A 56-unit RV park, for example, could add $1.4 million, he pointed out. An average tourist family spends $170 a day in the two-county area, Hoynacki said. There should be no problem fill- ing the Willamina RV park, he said, since there are 3 million vehicles a year on Highway 18 and there is a shortage of lodging in the region. Several RV parks are already in the works, Hoynacki pointed out, including a 180-unit development near Eola Inn on Highway 22 and an 80-unit park at Fort Hill near the Confederated Tribe of Grand Ronde's casino. Developing an RV park would help the Willamina area diversify its economic base which is heavily dependent on the timber industry, Hoynacki said. Tourists spend money in more than restaurants and hotels, he added as he handed out a flyer which showed how visitors also shop in drug stores, markets and even lumber and furniture stores. A new trend in the way tourists spend money should also help rural areas like Willamina, he said. pie don't want the luxury want to go off the beaten track find the natural beauty and see cultures...We're poised to advantage of it with our heritage and natural heritage." In answer to a question Mayor Twila Hill, Hoynacki saidb didn't think the city needed up with matching funds to obtainl state grant to develop an RV In other business: Restaurant expansion: council agreed to give Augie felter up to six months to use part the public works yard for a facility during the expansion Coyote Joe's restaurant. The sion will include a banquet and larger kitchen. Measure 8 action: The agreed to allow the city to pay the percent employee retirement ment directly to will avoid paying state or income taxes on the money. employees will still pick up the as required by approval of 8 in last month's election. Letters to Santa mailbox in Sheridar Children can mail their letters1 Santa Claus at the North Pole dropping them off in a mailbox at Jordan Realty and ance, 132 South Bridge St., dan. No postage is required. All the letters will be answeredl Santa or one of his elves, said Jordan. ~:~%~i~i~iii~iiii~i/~)i : ;:i!ii:i i? iiil;;i@)!: i ":ii Gratia B. Robertson Certified Public Accountant Income Tax - Accounting Financial Statements Bookkeeping ~ Payroll ReportS- Payroll , Consulting & Management Advisory Services 104 W. Main St. Sheridan 843-2992 B & S Appliance & Repair Washers $99 w/trade Dryers $79 w/trade 146 S. Bridge Sheridan 843-7372 Ken's Auto & Smoke Shop 305 S, Bridge St. Sheridan STEEL SUPPLY ELECTRONICS 2-Way CB Radios Commercial Electronics Gary Harrison, Owner (503) 843-2015 166 SW Chapman Sheridan, OR 97378 Call us for all your computer needs at... 113 E Main St., Sheridan Reductions & Enlargements up to 11x17" "3olored paper available. THE SUN 136 E. Main Street. Sheridan ' First Federal Savlnss & Loan Assoc. of McMInnvllle Sheridan Branch 246 S. Bridge Street 843-3811 GREAT TIME SAVERS: Rubber Stomps! available at THE SUN ] I Adamson's 108 NW Lincoln Sheridan - 843-2525 If no answer Carl Collect 1-503-588-9609 Smith's Dog Grooming is now I Hardware Smith's Pet Place 144 S. Bridge, Sheridan 136 S. Brld iIbRIsheridan,e 843-3242 843-7'Z77=, EASY HEAT. COZY COMFORT SON RADIANCE STOVES Pellet Stoves Sales & Service Chimney Sweeps (503) 879-5334 1-800-497-3960 26035 Salmon River Hwy. Willamina, OR 97396 John Marner & Sons BB#57520 FELTON'S INSURANCE] SALES ------ I 31 3 NE Main St I Willamina 876-9343[ INSURANCE 130 S.W. Monroc, Shcridan (next to PGE) 843-2384 Home Town 103 E. Main Sheridan "For aft your pharmacy needs" Cafe, Dell & Gifts 148 S. Bridge, Sheridan 11 am - 3 pm, Mon.-Sat. 1 1 am - 9 pm, Frl. (Live Music) Banquets & Catering Dpen 7 days a week Across from Select Market 843-3025 212 NE Main Street Phone 876-2112 Pharmacy 876-8652 Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm 124 E. 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