Library foundation seeks new board members
The Newberg Library Foundation will hold an open house for prospective new board members at 6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Sheridan Street facility’s conference room. Refreshments will be served and prospective board members can check out the foundation’s new website, as well as learn about what volunteering for the organization entails.
The board meets every other month to plan marketing programs, exercise stewardship over its funds and raise money.
“We are a fundraising board,” board chairwoman Corinne Waterbury said in a release. “That’s our mission.”
NHS quartet wows the crowd with its musical prowess
The Newberg High School string quartet was featured in a chamber music concert Sunday at Atonement Lutheran Church in Newport. Under the direction of Joel Tanner, the NHS music teacher, the quartet performed Mozart’s Divertimento in C Major and String Quartet No. 1 by Alexander Borodin.
Performing were Gracey Sanders and Jonathan Rupp on violin, Joshua Howery on viola and Nathaniel Nauman on cello.
According to a release from the Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival, hosts of the event, NHS has one of the longest-running string programs in the state and has recently expanded to include the JOY program, “a community funded strings outreach program that places the string instruments in the hands of primary and elementary school students.”
Chamber slates Childcare Family Resource Fair
The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its first-ever Childcare Family Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 in the grand ballroom at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.
“Our goal is connect families with local childcare providers, family resources and local clubs or organizations that provide youth camps and classes,” a release from the Chamber said.
The event — sponsored by the cultural center, First Federal, DCI, the Austin Family Foundation and Providence Health & Services – is free to the public as well as those organizations wishing to set up booths there, including childcare, family support services, afterschool care and youth enrichment activities, among others.
For more information or to reserve a spot, email Maryl Kunkel, the Chamber’s director of operations, at email@example.com.
Celebration of life for Joe Boutin set for Feb. 4 at NHS
A celebration of life for legendary coach, teacher and administrator Joe Boutin has been set for 2 p.m. Feb. 4 in the auditorium at Newberg High School. Boutin died on Dec. 14 after a lengthy illness.
Boutin began his teaching career in 1962 at Clatskanie High School, then spent a decade teaching and coaching at Taft High School before migrating to NHS, where he taught health classes and coached basketball and track. Although he retired as assistant principal of the school in 1991, Boutin continued to coach a succession of javelin athletes at the school.
In his 42 years of coaching, he produced 13 individual state champions, several high school and NCAA All-Americans and three Olympians, including Rachel Yurkovich and Cyrus Hostetler.
Small business grant applications accepted this week
City of Woodburn announced that Business Oregon partnered with CCD Business Development Corporation to offer statewide small-business and microenterprise grant assistance in communities adversely affected by the recent pandemic.
Funded through the Oregon Community Development Block Grant program, the partnership has $3 million available and is awarding grants between $2,500 and $30,000 to businesses that meet low and moderate-income criteria.
Eligibility hinges on whether a business was operating prior to March 8, 2019; can that business document COVID-19 impact such as lost revenue, mandated closure, workforce or supply issues; was generally stable and solvent prior to the pandemic; meets the low-to-moderate income requirements.
The program launched Jan. 16 and closes at the end of the day Friday, Jan. 27.
Applications are processed on a lottery basis. All submitted applications will be randomized and processed. To register and apply, visit www.ccdbusiness.org/oregonsbma.
Woodburn mortgage assistance
The Woodburn Mortgage Assistance Program has been established to help homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage.
The city of Woodburn announced that up to $20,000 could be available to make a homeowner’s loan current. The city partnered with DevNW to make these funds available.
Requirements: Must own a home in Woodburn, and this home must be your primary residence; must have a total household income at or below 80% AMI; must be delinquent on your mortgage.
Distinguished Alma Award nominations sought
WOODBURN — Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for the 72nd Annual Distinguished Alma Awards.
Nominations are due by Feb. 3, at which point a Chamber nomination committee will select candidates who have made contributions to the community through: performing outstanding volunteer community service over several years; participating in more than one major community project or committee giving time outside of business, profession or vocation; providing recognized leadership in community affairs.
For information or nomination forms, visit woodburnchamber.org/dsaa-nominations.
Woodburn Library book sale
Friends of the Woodburn Library announced that it’s holding a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St.