By NR Staff • 

DSA banquet tickets available

Tickets still are available for the 2013 Distinguished Service Awards banquet, which will be held Monday, May 6. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, upstairs at 325 N.E. Third St.

Cost is $35 per person. For reservations, call 503-472-3605 or e-mail

Jeb Bladine will be honored as Man of the Year. Pam Watts and Kathy Cabe will share Woman of the Year honors.

An outstanding educator, farmer and young citizen also will be honored. Former mayor Ed Gormley will serve as keynote speaker.

The annual awards event has been hosted by the McMinnville Jaycees since the mid-1950s. This year, however, it is being sponsored by a citizen group.

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