For the future — their own as well as the planet’s — students in McMinnville High School’s natural resources pathway are using both traditional and high-tech research techniques ...



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McMinnville Young Life Bark Dust Fundraiser

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Purchase bark dust for a good cause! All proceeds go towards helping kids in McMinnville with the cost of attending Young Life Camp. If you choose to purchase the option to have your bark spread, a team of YoungLife adults and students will come to your house and spread your bark for you!

3yds (delivered).....................$150
3yds (delivered & spread)......$200
1 unit (delivered)...................$275
1 unit (delivered & spread)....$450

Questions? Call 971-241-8798, or email


Yamhill-Carlton Grad Night Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

The Yamhill-Carlton Grad Night Committee is sponsoring “Mother’s Day Plant Sale” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at both the Bellwether Insurance Agency, 125 N. Maple St., Yamhill and at the Carlton Market, 320 N. Yamhill St., Carlton. Price of plants range from $11 to $25.

For more information, contact Jane Harloff at 503-730-6782 or


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Students didn't take threat seriously

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Hill termed 'driving force' in shooting plot

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Opponents appeal landfill expansion approval

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Springer accuses Olson of 'backroom deal'

Cites events dating back 11 years, which Olson brushes aside

Map mix up puts pot biz in limbo

Late addition of buffer around tennis courts could thwart dispensary

Linfield student still missing

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Bag ban for McMinnville?

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Students combine old and new in study of nature

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Museum files sale objection

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Repeated driving offenses results in prison term

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Ex-girlfriend assaulted, McMinnville man arrested

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11 are hurt in pair of crashes

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Local man dies in Highway 18 crash

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Y-C measure would leverage state money

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District eyes Lafayette Avenue site for new shop

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Power restored in south McMinnville

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Trial starts for teen accused of Newberg High threat

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Bankruptcy dismissal set for hearing

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Pair sentenced in fatal jail beating

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Latest Sports

Boys Basketball Athlete of the Year: Zach Bernards

No spot on the court out of range for Dayton's Bernards

Something to shout about at Wortman Stadium

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Girls Basketball Athlete of the Year: Shawnie Spink

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Incomplete game

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Taking on water

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Seven-inning stretch

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Blast away

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From the ground up

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At different stages

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Youth serves for Grizzlies

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Stopping the Saxons

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Emerging from the scrum

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Still on his Feet: The All-Star coach from Yamhill County

Dayton alum Coburn wins funds for middle-school athletics in Keizer

Bernards leads local 3A all-state selections

Pair of Lady Pioneers honored by 2A girls basketball coaches

Anderson signs with Roadrunners

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