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THE YAMHILL COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY is seeking an independent contractor to act as Events & Rentals Coordinator. Responsibilities include: marketing, scheduling, contracting and supervision of events/rentals, plus some website management and fund raising. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, well organized, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Send resume to charleshillestad@cs.com or mail to: Charles Hillestad, Yamhill County Historical Society President, PO Box 9, McMinnville, Or 97128.

Photos With Santa!

Saturday, DEC. 10

Come have your picture taken with Santa on Saturday, December 10 from 12 noon to 3pm at The Reel Hollywood Video, located at 105 NW 9th St. in McMinnville. Photos are $6 each and benefit St. Barnabus soup kitchen!

For more information, please call (503) 472-0553.

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Soroptimist International Wine Country Holiday Home Tour

Sunday, DEC. 11

Soroptimist International of McMinnville is holding its 28th annual Wine Country Holiday Home Tour from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, featuring four McMinnville homes and The Vintages trailer resort in Dayton. In conjunction with the tour, a party will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at Michelbook Country Club, 1301 N.W. Michelbook Lane, McMinnville. The party will feature a silent auction, live music, treats and a no-host bar.

Tickets are $25 for the tour and party, or $5 for the party only. They are available at Grocery Outlet, Oregon Stationers and Kathleen’s Hallmark. Proceeds benefit the Soroptimists’ efforts to improve the lives of women and girls. For more information, visit www.simcminnville.org.

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Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars

NEW DELHI — The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view outside her home into a scene from a bad science fiction film last month, she bought pollution masks.

 

Commissioners order rural roadway cleared

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Fallen tree hits moving vehicle on 99W

 

Board denies neighborhood challenge

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Delphian displays moon rocks

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Agency shutters its foster-care operations

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