Oct. 3 - Community in Brief
published: 10/2/2012 3:53:55 PM
A primer on Google-assisted genealogy McMINNVILLE — “Using Google Earth to Locate Property” will be the topic at the next Yamhill Genealogical Society meeting at 9:30 a.
September Rex Hill Rainfall column
published: 10/5/2012 2:17:42 PM
September brings to a close the water year. This year Rex Hill recorded 44.83 inches of precipitation. Last year we had 51.73 inches. Our average is now 42.
Oct. 6 To Your Health column: To become more healthy, you must decide exercise is a priority
published: 10/5/2012 2:19:42 PM
Dear Colin: Any tips for motivation? My doctor wants me to start exercising as soon as possible given my back pain, diabetes, knee arthritis and obesity.
Organizers deem Oktoberfest a success
published: 10/5/2012 2:21:13 PM
Members of the Earlybird Rotary Club deemed its first-ever Oktoberfest a success, thanks to the support of several other groups and numerous sponsors and volunteers.
Applicants sought for open spots on city committees
published: 10/5/2012 2:22:51 PM
The city of Newberg is seeking applications to fill openings on several committees.
The volunteer positions, the terms of which start Jan.
Oct. 10 community briefs
published: 10/9/2012 2:52:24 PM
Fire station and fire “dog” welcome visitors
The Newberg Fire Department will present an Open House to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week from 11 a.
Council to discuss budget, disposal services
published: 10/12/2012 3:23:04 PM
Newberg city councilors will host several public hearings when they convene Monday night, as they consider an approximately $2.26 million budget supplement, a new franchise agreement with Waste Management of Oregon Inc.
District 3 candidate plans to resign from office if elected
published: 10/12/2012 3:24:18 PM
Although two new presumptive city councilors introduced themselves to the community during a candidate forum this week, it appears Newberg’s council woes are not entirely over yet as a candidate for a third seat has indicated he plans to resign if elected.
Oct. 13 To Your Health column: Getting the right care for a bum knee can make all the difference
published: 10/12/2012 3:26:11 PM
Dear Colin: My husband’s knee has been hurting him more and more over the past four months after falling down skiing. He refuses to see his doctor because he insists, “nothing is wrong,” but he’s not doing the usual things he likes (such as playing basketball, golf) and is walking with a noticeable limp.
Oct. 17 community briefs
published: 10/16/2012 2:30:36 PM
Charity auction will support three causes
McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill County Association of Realtors is sponsoring its 17th annual Realtor Charity Auction from 5 to 8 p.
Thrift shop grant goes to Habitat
published: 10/16/2012 2:31:45 PM
Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity’s “A Brush with Kindness” program will be able to help more low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, thanks to a $3,000 grant from the Newberg Charitable Organization.
Tales from the Grubby End: Pennington raised respect for GFU
published: 10/16/2012 2:36:19 PM
(Author’s note: I am indebted to Dr. Ralph Beebe’s history of GFU, “A Heritage to Honor, a Future to Fulfill,” and Donald McNichols’ “Portrait of a Quaker: Levi Pennington (1875-1975)” for teaching me what I needed to know about President Pennington to write this column.
Emergency grants for county triple in 2012
published: 10/16/2012 2:37:59 PM
McMINNVILLE — Yamhill County’s $43,687 in federal emergency food-and-shelter funds is three times as much as the county got last year — but about $20,000 less than it used to get.
City OKs an updated agreement with Waste Management
published: 10/19/2012 3:27:41 PM
Newberg city councilors unanimously approved an updated, exclusive franchise agreement with Waste Management of Oregon for the provision of solid-waste and recycling services Monday night.
Oct. 20 To Your Health column: A simple road map will lead to healthy, lasting weight loss
published: 10/19/2012 3:29:59 PM
Dear Colin: I’ve been trying to lose 20 pounds for five years and can’t do it. I’m exercising five days per week for an hour and watching what I eat. It seems that no matter what I do, nothing works.
Oct. 24 community briefs
published: 10/23/2012 2:46:04 PM
Annual meeting Friday for CYFS directors
Chehalem Youth and Family Services’ Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Joyful Servant Lutheran Church, 1716 Villa Road.
Opponents debate winery restrictions at City Club lunch
published: 10/23/2012 2:47:29 PM
Sid Friedman and Jack Czarnecki came together at last week’s City Club of Newberg meeting and agreed the current state laws governing wineries are confusing and ambiguous.
Race for state Senate spot presents distinct differences
published: 10/23/2012 2:49:16 PM
Dayton City Council member and at-home mom Annette Frank knows what she would do differently than Brian Boquist if she replaces the Republican state senator in Oregon’s 12th District.
Oct. 24 news column: A death in the family and a clash between two mores
published: 10/23/2012 2:58:51 PM
The law, by definition, paints with a broad brush. It must, for how else could government work? To account for every minute variation of circumstance that could occur within the purview of a given law would require countless hours of research and debate — and nothing within our legislative branches would ever get done (insert obligatory joke about congressional gridlock here).
City will be flushing water system through April
published: 10/23/2012 3:00:06 PM
Through April the city of Newberg will flush water mains in order to improve water clarity and taste. Using fire hydrants and blow-offs on dead-end lines, Public Works maintenance crews will release large amounts of water into streets and ditches throughout Newberg.
Take part in decisions that affect the community
published: 10/26/2012 2:40:42 PM
The deadline is fast approaching for those interested in serving on one of several Newberg committees.
The volunteer positions, the terms of which start Jan.
USDA offering relief for discrimination claims in the nation
published: 10/26/2012 2:42:02 PM
The United States Department of Agriculture has established a voluntary claims process for Hispanic and female farmers and ranchers who believe they were discriminated against by the USDA in responding to their applications for farm loans or services from 1981 to 2000.
Oct. 27 To Your Health column: Exercise is not only allowed, it is vital during pregnancy
published: 10/26/2012 2:43:57 PM
Dear Colin: I’m 24 years old and just learned that I’m eight weeks pregnant. While I’m excited about having a baby, I’m concerned about causing problems if I keep exercising as I have been.
Oct. 31 community briefs
published: 10/30/2012 3:00:40 PM
Join veterans to celebrate their day
The Veterans of Foreign Wars post will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the VFW Hall, 111.
Health plan makeover is ready to be launched throughout the state
published: 10/30/2012 3:02:53 PM
The new identification cards going out now to most Oregon Health Plan members have been updated to show their membership in the nonprofit Yamhill County Care Organization.
Get in the swim of things at aquatic center
published: 10/30/2012 3:04:27 PM
Monday begins the start of another round of swimming classes at the Chehalem Aquatic Center.
The center is offering group, small-group, home-school and private swim lessons.
Habitat raises $5,492 at ‘Hope for a Home’
published: 10/30/2012 3:05:20 PM
DUNDEE — With the help of local restaurants, wineries and artists, the Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity raised $5,462 at its third annual “Hope for a Home” benefit dinner and silent auction.