Rockne Roll/News-Register##Shrek (Dennis Fisher) is content living on his own in a swamp — until he meets Donkey and other friends and falls for a princess.

Review: At Gallery, a Shrek of a good show

Gallery Theater’s “Shrek,” which opened Nov. 24, is, quite simply, a super show. With great visuals, vocals and point-of-view, this romp-in-a-swamp is a must-see for the holidays. ...

##The Portland Morning Oregonian’s staff artist published this sketch of convicted murderer Kelsay Porter shortly before his execution.

Offbeat Oregon: Gunfight left three neighbors dead and a fourth hanged

In the 1890s, 47-year-old Kelsay Porter lived alone on a remote farm in the foothills of the Wallowas, in a tiny Union County community called Pine Valley. He was a shy, timid bachelor who had moved to ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Kimball Kiess describes the improvements made to her backyard south of McMinnville to help facilitate her animal rescue operation. Kiess holds lost pets found and posted to the Yamhill County Pet Heroes Facebook page until they can be reunited with owners.

Stopping By: Getting them home

 

 

Stopping By: 'Treat pets like family'

The first procedure Yamhill County Pet Heroes does when it catches or receives a lost pet is to scan it for a microchip. Such chips are placed under the skin by a veterinarian so the dog or cat can be ...

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Mathewson: Non-native nutria disagreeable in almost all respects

Louisiana’s Avery Island is a very interesting place. It consists of a large salt dome surrounded by swamp. The mining of salt from the island dates back to the early American Indians. Out At Perrydale Worth ...

Rohse: Drawing inspiration from the stars above

It’s getting harder to see the stars nowadays. Or, is it that we humans are getting too apathetic to look up on a clear night and marvel at that sight? What a sad happening if we humans were to ...

Savvy Senior: Home modifications can help seniors age in place

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, What tips can you recommend to help make a home safer for aging-in-place? My 76-year-old mother wants to stay living in her own home for as long as possible, but she doesn’t have ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Artist Cindy Clark put down her drawing pens to create a number of pieces based on shoes. Each has a theme, including her sentimental favorite, the Moulin Rouge shoe, which is topped by a windmill.

Stopping By: Art and sole

Some artists start with a lump of clay, squeezing or spinning it into shape. Others start with a hunk of marble, chipping away the excess to reveal the figure hidden inside. Some start with stretched canvas, ...

‘Shrek’ musical opens at Gallery

“Shrek” will come to life on the Gallery Theater stage Friday through Sunday, Nov. 24 through Dec. 16. Based on the popular animated movie about an ogre and fairy tale characters, “Shrek” ...

Carlson: Keep the holidays merry - and safe - for all

Since it seems that once again, the holidays are approaching at a speed much like that of a locomotive, I thought seasonal hazards would be a timely topic. None of the myriad of dog-related magazines that ...

Rohse: A tribute to large and small blessings

Thanksgiving is near, and that means that there’s more than turkey to think about. It’s the time for giving thanks. Give a thought to your blessings of 20l7 so you’ll have them at the ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Michael and Linda LeClair met through the Bouncing Baby Boomer Band, which evolved into the group Lil’ Queenie. The couple have been married since 1998.

Stopping By: Music royalty

CARLTON — Lil’ Queenie band member Linda LeClair is not much bigger than her signature instrument, the baritone saxophone. And she’s the only woman in the soul, blues and rock group. However, ...

Rohse: Tales don't get any taller than these

One of our country’s favorite folk heroes, although mythical, for many Americans was quite real. Paul Bunyan was so real to some lumberjacks that they insisted they had personally known him. And ...

Savvy Senior: Highly trained assistance dogs provide help, love

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register#Stephanie Zook will display about 60 of her handmade baskets during the Coastal Hills Art Tour this weekend in Willamina. Designed to be sturdy and useful, the baskets “are made the old-fashioned way,” Zook said, “using no nails, glue or staples, just woven.”

Willamina weaver basks in her craft

WILLAMINA — Stephanie Zook went to great lengths — hundreds of miles to be exact — to develop the basket weaving skills she now possesses. The rural Willamina woman’s work will ...

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