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Book: Between You & Me

What a pleasure it is to read a book by someone who cares so much about language, she debated with herself over her copy-editing hiring test. Hyphen in? Hyphen out? That or which? One comma or two? Mary ...

 
Book: Bake Until Golden

Members of the Potluck Catering Club, a group of women who started out sharing recipes at church, return home to Colorado after a trip to New York to compete on a television cooking show. As “Bake ...

 
Book: Eureka

Otis Halstead has been a respectable, responsible citizen for 59 1/2 years. He’s served on community boards, raised a daughter, faithfully accompanied his wife to Sunday services, and guided the ...

 
Book: Buried in the Sky

When we think of mountain climbing, we usually think of Everest, the world’s highest peak. But many of the most serious climbers now consider Everest more of a tourist excursion than a real challenge ...

 
Book: The Pyramid

You may think you know all about Kurt Wallander, the brooding ace detective from the Ystad police in Southern Sweden. But even if you’ve read Henning Mankell’s entire series about the middle-aged ...

 
Book: White Elephant Dead

Annie Darling takes a break from her murder mystery bookstore, “Death on Demand,” to investigate an actual murder in “White Elephant Dead.”  The novel is part of author Carolyn ...

 
Book: A Few of the Girls

In July 2012, I mourned the loss of one of my favorite writers, Irish journalist-turned-novelist Maeve Binchy. I’d read most of her books by then — including the one best known in the U.S., ...

 
Book: And Justice There is None

In “And Justice There is None,” author Deborah Crombie takes readers back to the 1960s, when the Notting Hill area of London was undergoing social change and young people were experimenting ...

 
Book: Out of the Deep I Cry

Readers will need to wrap themselves in blankets for “Out of the Deep I Cry,” part of author Julia Spencer-Fleming’s mystery series about Episcopal priest Claire Ferguson.  Spencer-Fleming ...

 
Book: An Incomplete Revenge

British author Jacqueline Winspear examines the aftermath of World War I in “An Incomplete Revenge.” It’s part of a series of novels featuring heroine Maisie Dobbs, who served as an Army ...

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Stopping By: Celebrating sisterhood

PEO sisters work hard to provide scholarships and grants so that other women can learn and achieve their dreams. And that’s been the raison d’etre for McMinnville’s PEO Chapter Y for ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: How not to die of dysentery on the Oregon Trail

Readers old enough to remember the Rex Morgan, M.D., comic strip will have a good sense of the glory years of medicine in Oregon, and across the country too. For the past 75 years or so, doctors have enjoyed ...

Happy Tails: Kids need to learn dog safety

If you are a regular reader of “Happy Tails,” you may remember that last year I did a column on the new way of doing business at Dog Control, now that the facility at the fairgrounds has been ...

Rohse: So many to honor this Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, for the first time in many years, Min Coburn and I will not visit a cemetery to memorialize Yamhill County forebears. Rather, we felt others should also be remembered, not just town founders ...

 
Mac High seniors direct one-acts

McMinnville High School seniors will direct several one-act plays in performances scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. The shows will start at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Admission is $5 general ...

 
Putting a face on immigration issues

Juan Manuel Corona is a culinary wizard with a slew of certificates and awards on his résumé. Yet he still wasn’t welcome at a greasy spoon in Indiana, where he had the gall to order ...

Hardy Boys: The present that lasts

Well in advance of Mother’s Day, my boys asked me what I’d like from them this year. “A clean house,” I told them. I know it would only last for a moment, but what a blissful moment ...

 
Stopping By: Peace of her heart

As a preschooler, Charlotte (Henley) Clemmer waved goodbye to her eldest brother, handsome Carlton Lee Henley, as he went off to fight World War II. She never saw him again, but 70 years after he died ...

 
Yard of the Month: Beautiful by design

The satisfaction and creativity of designing the perfect landscape can keep Kari Rex happily occupied for hours. Her husband, Mike, thoroughly enjoys the challenge of moving things around. So between ...

Nonprofit returns medals to families

A small nonprofit organization is making a big difference for families of veterans. Purple Hearts Reunited, based in Georgia, Vermont, returns Purple Hearts and other medals to families, some of whom ...

Sheridan grad led search for MIAs

One of Retired Lt. Col. Matthew Fuhrer’s most rewarding duties has been finding and recovering military personnel who’ve gone missing. Fuhrer, who grew up in Sheridan, spent the late ...

Greens & Beans: How old are those frozen blueberries?

Good intentions pave the way not only to very hot places, but also to very cold ones. Such as the freezer — home to all sorts of ice-encrusted, seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time containers. But ...

Rohse: Eastern Oregon, my lifelong love

I had my first love affair when I was 8 years old. I fell in love with Eastern Oregon. Those first eight years, with Mother, Dad, my older sister Lillian, and dog Topsy, I had thought our family the epitome ...

 
Home is where his heart is

By HEATHER BROOKSOf the News-Register Steve Draper, now in retirement, enjoys country life on his two-acre tree farm up Baker Creek Road in McMinnville. It’s been a family stomping grounds for generations ...

 
Going the distance

By HEATHER BROOKSOf the News-Register Retired CCC adviser is still a man on the move Ted Gross, longtime adviser at Chemeketa Community College’s McMinnville campus, is living out his retirement ...

 
Cars will cruise in for Armed Forces Day

Vehicles of all kinds — including some with patriotic themes — will be on display Saturday, May 21, during the Armed Forces Day car, truck and motorcycle show in McMinnville. The event, ...

 
Stopping By: Blessings in store

CARLTON — In 2009, visitors to the then-new Blessing Room squeezed into a couple of small rooms in the back of an old house next to Carlton Assembly of God Church. They dropped off donations, then ...

 
Welcome, visitors

The 1997 Phoenix Lights case and other mysterious alien sightings and experiences will be featured during the 2016 UFO Festival, Thursday through Sunday, May 12 to 18. Several experts on the case ...

 
Rohse: Words of wisdom stand test of time

I have had some excellent teachers — but my finest was Benjamin Franklin. Surely every American has learned from his teachings. Think of all the ships he has saved. Thanks to Franklin, most people ...

Happy Tails: Think you know all about pit bulls?

I write these columns a couple of times a month in hope of enlightening, or at least entertaining, readers about the wonderful world of dogs. Today’s Happy Tails will most likely confuse you, instead. ...


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