Marcus Larson/News-Register##Jose and Lupe Elias have filled their yard at 600 N.E. Beary St., McMinnville, with a profusion of flowers. The striking results were recognized this month by the McMinnville Garden Club.

Flowers for Lupe

The McMinnville Garden Club’s Yard of the Month honors for June go to Jose and Lupe Elias. It took the help of an interpreter for the Spanish-speaking McMinnville couple to share the details. ...

Lions drive-in, fly-in breakfast Sunday

The McMinnville Lions Club will host its 30th annual Fly-in, Drive-in or Ride-in pancake breakfast Sunday, June 26, at the McMinnville Airport. Planes and cars will be on display during the breakfast, ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Children browse the shelves during a bookmobile stop at Villa del Sol apartments. The McMinnville Public Library’s Book Buddies program also includes educational activities.

A summer for the books

Some of them had red dots, some of them blue dots. Only when they matched a red dot with a blue bag or a blue dot with a red bag could they gain access to the bookmobile. That procedure authorized them ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##Mya Clover-Owens sits at the pottery wheel in the McMinnville High School art room. She fell in love with ceramics and other forms of art at Mac High and won a national competition with one of her vases.

Stopping By: Faces and vases

Faces — happy, worried, perplexed and curious by turn — peer out from many of Mya Clover-Owens’ works of art. A head inclines, curious or thoughtful, forming “Crazy Man.” ...

News-Register file photo##Emily Sparrow, Maisie Riddle and Allison Shaver pose in the photobooth during last year’s Carlton Fun Days. This year’s event will feature music, vendors and children’s activities.

Carlton goes a little bit country this weekend

CARLTON — Country music and a marching band will be featured this weekend as “Carlton Goes Country” during the 2016 Fun Days festival. Carlton Fun Days will open Friday, June 24, and ...

Rohse: On ranch, matches' value came to light

At the outset, let me assure you that I am not a pyromaniac. That being said, I admit that matches have a fascination for me, but only sturdy, dependable wooden matches — the kind that were an integral ...

Happy Tails: Lessons from Dallas' dog problem

Did you ever have a story from the news get stuck in your head and not leave you in peace? That is exactly what’s happening to me at the moment, and I’m hoping that writing a column might stop ...

Savvy Senior: How Medicare handles second opinions

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Does Medicare cover second medical opinions? The doctor I currently see thinks I need back surgery, but I would like to get some other treatment options before I proceed. What can you ...

Annual tour shows off local gardens

The McMinnville Garden Club hosts its annual Garden Tour and Faire between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the corner of Cowls and Third streets. The event features garden wares, crafts, gifts ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##A stretch of Mary and Dean Wimer s vast in-ground vegetable garden.

Garden party

When Mary and Dean Wimer show their S.E. Davis Street home for the 2016 McMinnville Garden Club Tour and Faire, they will be treated to what Mary refers to as her “salad bar.” Mary uses the ...

Postcard##The Jackson County Courthouse as it appeared in the 1930s, when Llewellyn Banks was holding massive political rallies on its lawn.

Offbeat Oregon: The Jackson County Rebellion Llewellyn Banks comes to power

The year of 1932 hit the Rogue River Valley as hard as it hit anyplace. That year was the psychological nadir of the Great Depression — a year of bank closures, suicides, hunger and civil unrest. ...

Greens n beans: The wonderfully adaptable quesadilla

Our house is always filled with food, but unfortunately, it is not always in ready-to-eat form. Most of the time this does not matter; I like to cook. But there are days — OK, weeks — when ...

Submitted photo##Ted Mayfield shows off some barbecued chicken during a previous Sheridan Days festival.

Sheridan Days honors lost leaders

SHERIDAN — Wendy Bird understands what Ted Mayfield and Bob White meant to Sheridan Days over the years. “They were such a great team and such good friends,” she said. “They were ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##During a therapy session with Alex Leland (Diane Longaker), right, Nick Waldman (Nick Quinteros) describes the many relationship problems he’s had over the years.

The Gravity of Love to debut

“The Gravity of Love,” a new romantic comedy by Amity playwright Norm Tognazzini, will debut this month at two Yamhill County theaters. Directed by Robert Osterhout, the show will ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##James Cameron poses next to the Titan II Missile and other exhibits he oversees as a docent at the Evergreen Space Museum.

Stopping By: A new kind of mission

During his stint in the Navy, Petty Officer 2nd Class James Cameron sailed the equivalent of seven trips around the world. He came home to Oregon to build things, including elevators that carry ...

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