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Biggest Turkey Bash

Friday, May 29th

Candidates for Biggest Turkey will hold a Biggest Turkey Bash and auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, in McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. The event will include a photo booth. Admission is $15, to benefit six local nonprofits.

For more information, call Rhonda at 503-472-8528.


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Amity Warriors no more, state officials say

Amity among schools ordered to adopt new nicknames.

Four of five excluded students back in class

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Local pair snagged in drug raid

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Superintendent enjoys final Willamina graduation

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Personal besting

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Scanlon has grand finale in hurdles; Mohler, Clark-Johnson thrive at state

Wildcats shine on national stages

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Pirates walk off with Class 3A No. 1 seed

Amity softball qualifies for 3A playoffs, bounces SC

Small schools shine at Hayward Field

McShane repeats as dual state champion; Shirley wins first state title

McMinnville baseball sets sun on Apollos' season

Smith, Esparza, Mechals combine on shutout

Scanlon's final act: school record

Clark-Johnson finishes fourth in 6A girls' shot put

Pirates end Spartans' season in walk-off fashion

Young scores on passed ball for win

Laying the lumber

Strong performance at the plate catapults Grizzlies into Class 6A state playoffs

Learning curve

From the depths of junior varsity, Jalyn Clark-Johnson grew into a two-time state qualifier for McMinnville track and field

Dayton's Flowers signs with Lane Community College

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