By Marna Porath • Viewpoints Editor • 

Mock job interviewers sought

Faux job interviewers are needed for the Fourth Annual Yamhill County Career & College Expo, set for Tuesday, March 12, at the Nazarene Church on the Hill’s event center, at 700 N.W. Hill Road. They are asked to report between 8 and 8:30 to register and undergo orientation.

The volunteers will begin interviewing participating high school juniors at 9 and continue through noon. A hospitality room will be available for their use, and they can reserve a lunch for $10.

From 1 to 3 p.m., a career fair is planned for local job seekers. A set of workshops also will be held.

In addition to participating in mock interviews, attendees will hear a keynote speaker, attend career breakout sessions and participate in a trade show featuring both educational and employment options.

Those wishing to volunteer are asked to sign up by Monday, March 4. For registration forms and additional details, contact the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce at 503-472-6196 or



The Young Professionals of Yamhill Valley will host Tina Oaks, president of the McMinnville Jaycees, at a session running 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Walnut City Kitchen, 25801 S.E. Stratus Ave.

The group consists of next-generation business leaders between the ages of 21-40, meeting monthly to network. Their mission is to meet new people, exchange ideas and share the daily struggles and successes they experience in their jobs.

For more information, visit, or contact Ossie Bladine at or 971-237-1397. 



Pending homes sales in Yamhill County rose 19 percent in February, compared to the same month last year, according to the Regional Multiple Listing Service. That was several times the 4.6 logged in the Portland Metropolitan Area as a whole.

In addition to 91 pending sales, the month produced 51 closed sales. The average selling price was $207,700 and the median selling price $169,000.

RMLS also reported sale of eight tracts of land at an average selling price of $148,400 and two multifamily units at an average selling price of $287,800.



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters slated to run 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at Cascade Water Systems, 624 N.E. Third St. in Lafayette.

Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at or 503-687-1272.

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