Marcus Larson/News-Register##Richard Thompson discusses the addition of a vase of tulips to one of his agricultural landscape paintings. It gives the painting the feel of looking through a window — something the artist often does to find subjects for his work.

Stopping By: Giving shape to the land

DAYTON — When Dayton native Richard Thompson was chosen to hang his art in the Oregon governor's office, he named the show "Paintings from 97114." Although Yamhill County is rife with artists, he ...

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Carlson: The weighty subject of dog diets

‘Tis the season of resolutions to boldly carry forth into the rest of the year. And although I am not very good at keeping my own resolutions, I am pretty sure I can manage to keep the ones I make ...

Rohse: Proud of my years as a blood donor

In my billfold is a card that I have neither used nor even removed in many years, but I shall never discard that American Red Cross Blood Donor Card. This was brought to mind by a recent News-Register ...

Savvy Senior: Financial help for grandparents raising grandchildren

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Are there any financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I’m raising two grandchildren and could use some help. Struggling Grandma Savvy ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Music brought Janet Kay and Joe Justin together. The couple, pictured here at the West Valley Community Campus, have been performing as a duo ever since.

Joe & Janet: A love song

Janet Kay remembers the first time she heard Joe Justin's voice. It was music. Joe feels the same way about the first time he heard Janet's voice. That’s not a metaphor. It really was music. ...

News-Register file photo##The West Valley Community Campus is housed in the former Willamina High School.

Old high school still the heart of Willamina

Marian Lucas and Jeri St. Onge didn’t attend Willamina High School. They didn’t spent one night of the adolescence watching the Bulldogs play at Glenn Larkin Field, didn’t attend ...

Image courtesy Mike Nolan##State Senate President Marshall Cornett, holding the door of his new Beechcraft Bonanza, chats with Dr. C.V. Hugh, who went with Cornett to pick up the airplane from the factory in Witchita earlier that year.

Offbeat Oregon: State lost leaders in 1947 crash

On the afternoon of Oct. 28, 1947, a brand-new airplane lined up and took off from McNary Field in Salem. It was a gleaming red-and-white beauty, one of the very first examples of a model that ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Luis Vidart, who lives near Yamhill, built a traditional Basque herders’ wagon using 90 percent recycled wood. Pulled by horses, the wagon features a sleeping platform, storage area and stove for heating and cooking — especially favorites such as lamb stew, he said. Vidart came to the U.S. from Spain at 18 to work as a sheepherder, then moved to Oregon as a logger.

Stopping By: Basque to basics

Luis Vidart was born in a pretty stone house in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains. White with green trim, the 300-year-old house featured 3-foot-thick stone walls and high windows, designed to take ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Young Tom (David Bates) and his mother Amanda (Holly Spencer) discuss the expected arrival of a “gentleman caller” in a memory scene that’s part of Gallery Theater’s production of “The Glass Menagerie.”

'Glass Menagerie' returns to Gallery stage

“The Glass Menagerie,” the first of Tennessee Williams’ plays to be produced, will open Friday, Jan. 19, at Gallery Theater. The family drama will play at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and ...

Rohse: How to build a better bathtub

I haven’t taken a bath for years — and, in case that conveys the wrong impression, it is because I do not like bathtubs. I am a shower person. For the most part, modernization has skipped ...

Savvy Senior: Social Security options for divorced spouses

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: As a divorced woman, am I entitled to my ex-husband’s Social Security benefits? I was married for 14 years and would like to know how this works. Happily Divorced Savvy ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Tom Alfsen on bass and Mike Santone on the bongos provide the background rhythm while Bob Zahniser recites a poem in the style of the Beat Generation.

And the beat goes on

Mike Santone beats the bongo drums. Tom Alfsen strums the bass violin. While they provide the gentle background rhythm, Bob Zahniser advises the crowd what to do when their robots want to kill them. “It ...

Image: Herb Neufeld##The interior of a Ford Trimotor as seen from the viewpoint of a passenger. This particular aircraft, a model 5-AT-B (serial number 8), was built in 1928 was once displayed at the Evergreen Air and Space Museum.

Offbeat Oregon: Fatal crashes made 1933 a rough year in Oregon aviation

Commercial air travel has become so safe and so banal — especially for the poor fish packed into “coach” seating — that it’s sometimes easy to forget what a new experience ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Fred Hisaw, now 90, sat for this portrait when he was 7 years old. The artist’s father read “Huckleberry Finn” aloud to the boy so he’d sit still.

Stopping By: Successful by degrees

Before he retired from teaching at Oregon State University, biology professor Frederick Hisaw often joked with his students.  Here he was, teaching them college courses, he would say, and ...

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Savvy Senior: Financial tips for retiring abroad

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What are some financial factors to consider when retiring abroad? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and are interested in living in a foreign country that’s cheaper ...

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