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 ...

Image: ACLU of Michigan##Ehlena Fry and her now-retired service dog, Wonder.

Carlson: A big win for disabled students

Last summer, I wrote a column about the first case involving a service dog to ever be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court: Fry vs. Napoleon Community Schools. I ended the column by saying I’d let you ...

Amazon.com##Visually impaired children will hunt for special “talking” eggs.

Adaptive egg hunt planned for special needs kid

An adaptive egg hunt, with carnival games and other activities as well as a search for Easter eggs, is scheduled for children with developmental, physical or intellectual disabilities and their families. Oak ...

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Savvy Senior: How to stop the snoring

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Over the past few years my 57-year-old husband’s snoring has gotten much worse. It’s to the point that I have to either wear earplugs or move to a different room. Any suggestions? Sleep ...

Rohse: Wartime tales shared through vet’s book

McMinnvillan Gene Webber, in his 90s, did something that every Yamhill County man and woman should do. For his family, he wrote a book about an important chapter in his life: “World War 2 — ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Youth Mariachi band members, left to right, Jose Andrade, Luis Andrade, Erick Alberto, Johnathan Hernandez, Yareli Barcenas, Alejandro Chavez, teacher Ben Rice and Jade Andrade practice a song called “Volver, Volver.”

Resonating through the generations

It took a while, but Jade Andrade finally found her voice. It was hiding inside a trumpet. The Newberg middle schooler took up music in second grade. She went through the guitar and violin before picking ...

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Gardening calendar

The Oregon State University Extension Service provides monthly tips for gardeners. Here are the recommendations for December:   Planning * Plan your vegetable garden carefully for spring, ...

F.J.D. John photo##White Eagle Saloon and Hotel building as it appears today, with vintage advertising painted on the side.

Offbeat Oregon: Saloon a souvenir of the age of shanghaiing

Low on the east bank of the river, in the shadow of the Fremont Bridge, stands a narrow brick building that looks like it’s right out of the 19th century. It’s not — almost, but not ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Doug Cruikshank walks back after scooping a load of gravel at a Habitat for Humanity homesite in McMinnville. He usually volunteers Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Stopping By: Safe as houses

The first dwellings Doug Cruikshank built were temporary: snow caves that block out icy wind and help winter hikers survive extreme weather. The dwellings he now helps build are permanent: Habitat for ...

Submitted photo##The Gould Piano Trio: violinist Lucy Gould, pianist Benjamin Frith and cellist Alice Neary.

Gould Piano Trio to perform at First Baptist

The Gould Piano Trio will perform “An Evening of Classical Music” Wednesday, March 29, at McMinnville First Baptist Church. The free program will start at 7 p.m. in the church at 125 S.E. Cowls ...

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