The independent. (Vernonia, Or.) 1986-current, October 07, 2004, Page Page 19, Image 19

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    The INDEPENDENT, October 7, 2004
From page 18
standing committee to review
graduation.
Extra duty contracts
Funderburg clarified that
classified staff are not permit-
ted to coach, under the terms
of their contract, because of
hourly overtime pay rules.
In an unusual move, Tim
Titus requested that ten extra
duty contracts be voted on indi-
vidually. All were approved
unanimously, with the excep-
tion of Dana Hyde as junior
class advisor which Titus
opposed. The following extra
duty contracts were awarded:
MS head football coach Steve
Schorzman, MS asst. football
coach Leonard McKenzie, HS
mentor teacher James Brook-
ins, WGS mentor teacher Lynn
Shaw, senior class advisor
Kathi Fetch, sophomore class
advisor Beth Kinz, freshman
class advisor Randy Schockey
and concessions advisor
Ronda Lennon.
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Did You Know…
By Chief Matthew Workman
Vernonia Police Department
When
I started
as Police
Chief in
May this
year I was
amazed
by
the
number
of kids
that were wearing helmets and
safety equipment while riding
their bicycles, skateboards,
and scooters. The compliance
with the state statute and the
city ordinance was very
refreshing. Since that time I
have noticed a decline in hel-
met use and an increase in the
number of bicycles, scooters,
skateboards, and in-line skates
riding on the sidewalks. I know
the increase in traffic on the
sidewalks corresponded to the
construction on Hwy 47 in the
downtown area so enforcement
was tempered until the con-
struction ended.
Now that the construction
has ended we need to revisit
the statutes and ordinances as
well as increase compliance
with the laws. ORS 814.485
and 814.600 says anyone
under 16 years old must wear
protective headgear when rid-
ing bicycles, scooters, skate-
boards, in-line skates, etc.
Vernonia City Ordinance 745,
Sections 27, 28 and 31 state
that no bicycles, roller skates,
roller blades, skateboards,
bicycles, etc. should be operat-
ed on sidewalks adjacent to
Bridge Street between Weed
and California, Madison Ave.
between Bridge and Maple,
and Jefferson Ave. between
Bridge and Maple. This ordi-
nance is directly related to the
high amount of pedestrian traf-
fic going to and from business-
es and the higher possibility of
accident and injuries to both
riders and pedestrians.
Parents, kids, and drivers
need to be aware of the pres-
ence of bicycle and skateboard
traffic and be willing to share
the limited road space. A bicy-
cle lane would be great but is
L
unlikely, due to the width of
Bridge St. in the downtown
area. Hopefully soon the skate-
board park will be a reality and
Vernonia will have a safe place
for kids to ride.
eonetti’s
Pizza & Grill
Starting Oct. 18th.
Fresh Hot Soup &
Nightly Dinner Specials
721 Madison Ave., Vernonia • 503-429-5018
Professional Directory
Terry P. Tobin, O.D.
Doctor of Optometry
M APLE S TREET C LINIC , P.C.
Providence Medical Group
“Medical Care for the Entire Family”
Family and Community Medicine
Taking New Patients
510 Bridge Street, Vernonia, Oregon 97064
503-357-2136
FAMILY VISION CARE
Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm • Sat 10:30 am-12:00 noon
GLASSES - CONTACT LENSES
1825 M APLE S TREET • F OREST G ROVE
For Appointment
Phone: 503-429-7008
Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Most insurance accepted.
Call for information.
622 Bridge Street, Vernonia
VALLEY VETERINARY CLINIC
Large & Small Animals
9 am-5:30 pm, Every Thursday
58376 Nehalem Hwy. S.
Vernonia
Call for Appointment:
1-503-556-3084
26072 Hwy. 30, Rainier
Massage Therapy
Swedish • Deep Tissue • Reflexology • Relaxation
Relief for stress, chronic pain, soft tissue injury, whiplash.
Medical Referrals Accepted • Insurance Billed
HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES
Marie Krahn, LMT
503-429-5180
L ICENSED & C ERTIFIED
• L ICENSE N O . 5495
Massage by Missy
Swedish • Shiatsu • Reflexology • Relaxation
Injury Management • Deep Tissue • Prenatal
Gift Certificates Available
503-970-2891 • 503-429-4961
902 Bridge Street, Vernonia • Lic. #5218
Please remember…
20 mph in School Zones at All Times,
not just when children are present.
503-429-9191
Phyllis
Gilmore, M.D.
Judith
Hargis, P.A.C.
COLUMBIA COMMUNITY
MENTAL HEALTH
Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Services
INDIVIDUAL – COUPLE – FAMILY – GROUP
Driving Under the Influence Program • ODL Monitoring
Call for App’t.
503-429-1053
Vernonia Dental
Dr. Christopher M.
Scheuerman, DMD
Accepting
New Patients
Mon. thru Thurs. • 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
For Appointment Call
(503) 429-0880
622 Bridge Street, Vernonia OR 97064