[Updated 6/27/15 10 a.m.] The SpaceX Rocket carrying McMinnville High School's corrosion experiment launched on time this morning, but broke up 2 minutes, 19 seconds into its flight. The rocket and ...


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Oregon Crusaders Presents: Drums of Fire

Thursday, July 2nd

The 2015 Oregon Crusaders present Drums of Fire July 2 at McMinnville High School at 7pm. Gates open at 5pm - Ticket booth open at 3pm.

Concessions provided by: Ribslayer and the HS Athletic Boosters.

For more info visit: OregonCrusaders.org.

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WWII Journals & Letters, "Waiting For Peace" Book Talk With Karen Huntsberger

Monday, July 6th

We are hosting Karen Huntsberger on July 6th at 11:00am for July's Life Long Learning Series at Vineyard Heights Assisted Living & Retirement Cottages. Karen is going to talk about her new book "Waiting for Peace" which centers around the journals and letters written by her father during WWII.

There will be several copies of Karen's book, "Waiting for Peace" to raffle off to guests.

The event will be held in our Parlor.

For more information about Karen's book please visit: http://waitingforpeace.com/.

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