Veteran services officer to address benefits
Yamhill County Veteran Services Officer Jerry Wilson plans to clear up confusion caused by benefits and rumors when he addresses the Sheridan American Legion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the legion hall at 125 N. Bridge St.
Wilson said a key part of his job consists of connecting veterans, widows and survivors of veterans with correct information regarding benefit options. Not knowing what benefits are available can be costly, he said.
Only the other day, a veteran came to see if he qualified for any help.
As Wilson reviewed the man’s records, he found the man could have saved $1,000 he spent on hearing aids. Wilson said the client was “over the moon” to receive news that he qualified for VA health benefits.
The session is open to the general public and Wilson said he hopes a broad cross section of the community attends to ask questions and get current information.
Water & Light to meet Tuesday
The McMinnville Water & Light Commission will review its forestry consultant’s proposed timber management plan on Tuesday. It is also scheduled to vote on the awarding of a contract for construction of a new water transmission tunnel.
The commission will meet at 5 p.m. in utility offices at 855 N.E. Marsh Lane. The meeting is open to the public.
The commission is also scheduled to vote on a study of the cost of providing electrical service and on an amendment to its contract for monitoring federally protected wetlands.
Mac school board to meet Monday
The McMinnville School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, to discuss the state achievement compact, a teacher/principal evaluation pilot project and student travel plans. The public session will be held in the district office, 1500 N.E. Baker St.
The board is also scheduled to consider personnel, finances and facility matters. Principals will recognize board members as part of School Board Appreciation Month.
For more information, call the district office at 503-565-4000.
Life skills classes set at Library
A series of free life skills classes, covering topics such as goal setting, money management, healthy relationships, conflict resolution and communication, will be offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for 10 Wednesdays, from Jan. 23 to March 27.
They will be hosted by the McMinnville Public Library and Options Counseling Services in the library’s Carnegie Room at 225 N.E. Adams St.
Shanta Frisbee will be the instructor. Additional participants may join at any time.
For more information, contact Frisbee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-390-5637.
Carlton council to meet twice
CARLTON — Carlton councilors plan to conduct a work session Saturday, Jan. 12, and a business meeting Monday, Jan. 14. The council is also scheduled to conduct an urban renewal district meeting on Monday, Jan. 21.
The work session is set for 9:30 a.m. at the Carlton Fire Hall. Council members will discuss rules, practices, projects and goals.
The business meeting is 7 p.m. at Carlton City Hall. The council will look at establishing a tourism commission, consider sanitary sewer maintenance and take up other topics.
Brian Rake will be sworn in to replace David Van de Walle, who did not seek re-election.
The Jan. 21 meeting is set for 6:45 p.m. in city hall. Councilors will consider approving the 2012 urban renewal district report.
For more information, call city hall at 503-852-7575.
Dayton board to meet Tuesday
DAYTON — The Dayton School Board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in its board room at 780 Ferry St.
It plans to discuss the 2011-12 audit report and Willamette Education Service District services.
An executive session will follow so members may evaluate the performance of Superintendent Janelle Beers. For more information, call the district office at 503-864-2215.
Amity School Board to meet
AMITY — The Amity School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the district office, 807 Trade St. A board and administrator question-and-answer session will precede the business meeting at 6 p.m.
The agenda includes examining class size caps for open enrollment, reviewing the Willamette Education Service District plan agreement and discussing the Ballston Charter School. The board also will consider policies, personnel and financial matters.
An executive session will follow to consider records exempt from public inspection. Call 503-835-2171 for more information.