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Happy Tails: Dogs are masters of manipulation

If you enjoy the topics I cover in Happy Tails, and I sincerely hope you do, you often have my husband, John, to thank for them. He is an ardent follower of the news, and during his late night excursions ...

Rohse: Sturdy kitchen table made house a home

At our ranch in Eastern Oregon, a four-legged member of our household contributed greatly to the togetherness of our family. It was our sturdy old kitchen table, where we gathered for about everything ...

Marcus Larson##Kathy Cole of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in the classroom where she teaches the Chinuk Wawa language. You can’t have culture without language, she says.

The words of a people

The Rocky Mountain Rangers, a reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army, have a motto: “Kloshe nanitch.” In rough translation, it means, “Keep a good lookout, be ever watchful.” The ...

A circa 1910 postcard shows the Ashland Chautauqua building when it was new, with the great wooden dome over it. After the dome was removed, this building became the first home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Offbeat Oregon: Bowmer set the stage for Shakespeare

In 1931, at the height of the Great Depression, a young, charismatic drama teacher named Angus Bowmer got a job at Southern Oregon Normal School in Ashland. Bowmer, a fresh graduate of Washington State ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Evergreen Aviation Museum docent Dick Wood spends Thursdays telling visitors about the Spruce Goose. He’s been volunteering since the Goose arrived in McMinnville in pieces in 1993.

Stopping By: Landing in the right place

Aviation enthusiast Dick Wood has a knack for landing in the right place at the right time. The future airline mechanic, private pilot and aviation museum docent was even born in the right place — ...

News-Register file photo##Matt Shaver of Newberg guides his horses Nutmeg and Nick through the Oregon Draft Horse Breeders Association’s plowing contest held in conjunction with last year’s Farm Fest.

Farm Fest honors history of ag

Big horses and vintage agricultural equipment will be featured from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Farm Fest & Plowing Competition at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. The annual event ...

Can Stock Photo##Eggs cooked in spicy tomato sauce are delicious served with garlic bread.

Greens and Beans: Simple is so often best

For someone who truly enjoys cooking, it's remarkable how often I look around the kitchen and think how much I don't want to cook. It's partly a matter, I think, of creative and mental energy. Cooking ...

Rohse: A different kind of culture in E. Oregon

As a kid growing up on an Eastern Oregon cattle ranch during the Depression, I suspect that I suffered a severe case of cultural undernourishment. This never occurred to me until I read Wallace Stegner’s ...

Savvy Senior: How to choose a medical alert system

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some ...

Soroptimists seek baby items

Soroptimist International and Les Schwab Tires are teaming up to conduct this year’s Community Baby Shower and Diaper Drive in McMinnville. Donated diapers will be divided among A Family Place relief ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##John Cushman of Keizer is bringing his “Dinner With a Ghost” event to the Mansion at the Bayou Golf Course. “This isn’t smoke and mirrors,” he said.

Food and spirits

Byron White was no Rhett Butler. True, White’s mansion south of McMinnville on Highway 99W bears a certain architectural resemblance to a stately antebellum plantation house. Still, if a bunch ...

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Master Gardeners to hold 25th annual plant sale

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners will hold their 25th annual plant sale Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, on the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave. The sale is slated to run 9 ...

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Out at Perrydale: Eagle's 'dawn patrol' ruffles some feathers

Below the house, we have 20 acres of land bordering Salt Creek. With the first flood of the year, generally in late November, the creek pours into the bottom and we have 20 acres of water, which serves ...

##This advertisement for an Erector Set appeared in the December 1929 issue of Popular Science Magazine.

Offbeat Oregon: Even as a boy, toy inventor seemed larger than life

From about 1913 on, every small boy in America knew who A.C. Gilbert was. Somewhere on an advertising page in practically every youth-oriented magazine, his cheerful, immaculately dressed image could ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Joanne Walker, Dorothy Parker, Darlene Grauer, Lisa McRae and Sharyl Michael make stocking cap ornaments during the FCE Spring Festival.

Stopping By: Learning together

Back in 1973, an Oregon State University extension agent contacted numerous young mothers in the McMinnville area, asking if they’d like to join a new homemakers’ club.  It would ...

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