Bands to honor vets in separate concerts

A parade, concerts, special exhibits at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, and other events, including school assemblies, will honor Yamhill County veterans this month. All veterans are invited ...

Rohse: Cannabis cousin has a bright future

It is unfortunate that hemp, being grown this year by 1,342 licensed growers in Oregon, has a cousin with a checkered past that besmirched the character of its relatives. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's ...

Savvy Senior: Does it run in the family? How to create a family health portrait

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Image: Oregon Historical Society ## A letter sent by Nimrod O’Kelly to Oregon Territory Representative Joseph Lane in 1851, detailing the trouble he’d had in getting his family to join him on his land claim in Benton County.

Offbeat Oregon: State’s first murder defendant saved from gallows by his wife

It’s hard to tell, just from reading between the lines of the court documents; but it’s probably a safe guess that Nimrod O’Kelly’s neighbors did not like him. Offbeat Oregon Finn ...

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Tony Meeker stands with the hazelnut harvester invented in 1940 by a Newberg farmer. It make it easier to clean the nuts of dirt and debris. Meeker loves how the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center shows the evolution of farming.

Stopping By: an Appreciation for the past

If Tony Meeker had been born in the mid-1800s, he probably wouldn’t have the time to volunteer at his local history museum or serve in state government. He’d be too busy working from ...

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Juror 10 (Iris McNair) gives an impassioned speech expressing her belief the defendant is guilty, but most of the other jurors refuse to listen.

Amity High to present ‘Twelve Angry Jurors’

AMITY — High school students will perform “Twelve Angry Jurors,” an updated version of “Twelve Angry Men,” Saturday, Nov. 2, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7 ...

Savvy Senior: Cremation: An affordable way to go

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR, Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

Rohse : This land is my land, this land is your land

I am rich, rich, rich! And I don’t pay income tax on this wealth. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - and spends much time sating ...

Image: Ben Maxwell/ Salem Public Library ## The municipal jail from the ghost town of Greenhorn, which was rescued from the decaying townsite in 1963 by unknown parties and brought to Canyon City, as it appeared shortly after its arrival. Built in the early 1910s, this stacked-board construction was a popular low-cost way to build a structure that would be hard to escape from.

Offbeat Oregon: Law’s operations in frontier Oregon were rough and not always ready

If ever there was a great time and place in which to be a criminal, it was the frontier Oregon Territory. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Lyne Breault uses a sword called a rudong to help her focus during one of her daily qigong sessions. Practicing this form of martial arts has relieved stress and improved her health, she said. She teaches qigong and tai chi in McMinnville.

Stopping by: Meditation in motion

  Lyne Breault loved working as a pharmaceutical research scientist in Boston. But she found herself stressed and uncomfortable by the traffic, noise and busyness of life in a big city. “I ...

## The U.S.S. Oregon, in her heyday, is proudly showcased on this early-1900s hand-tinted postcard.

Offbeat Oregon: Battleship U.S.S. Oregon was lost in Pearl Harbor attack – sort of

Dec. 7, 1941, was a bad day for American battleships. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, an instructor at OSU, writes about unusual and little-known aspects of Oregon history.

Rohse: Sweet Tooth once a friend, now a foe

A lot of us have a Sweet Tooth, and it is not really our fault. It is the fault of our society. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, books and writing - ...

Savvy Senior: Getting around when you’ve stopped driving

Getting Around When You No Longer Drive Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Linfield College politicial science professor Nick Buccola relaxes in his office in Walker Hall. He’s been with the school since 2007.

Stopping by: Learning from the past

A key moment in the civil rights movement. A trained, polished debater vs. a writer with a passion for justice for all. A missing recording and a missed opportunity. For Linfield College political ...

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Barb (Holly Spencer) has an argument with her husband Bob (Sean Keller) about their differing views on how to live. He gives lots of gifts; she wants minimalism.

Romance gets surreal in Gallery Theater comedy

‘Swimming in the Shallows’ opens Friday Gallery Theater will open a show the director calls a surreal romantic comedy with dramatic aspects on Friday, Oct. 18. “Swimming in the ...

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