Rohse: Mother's rules, and a few of my own

I had a wonderfully happy childhood except for one unpleasantry that seems foolish to mention. That annoyance was bread crusts. My mother was not an overly strict disciplinarian, but she had three “commands” ...

Carlson: Cheery tidbits from the world of dogs

I’m calling this installment of my column “Kibbles & Bits’— a few short news items from the canine world inspired by the Health Talk page of the February/March issue of Dogster ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## Woodcarver Bob Lunt spends time in his garage workshop, where he create all his figures.

Stopping By: Carving out a 30 year hobby

Donna Lunt disagrees with her husband on one point.  Bob Lunt claims he has no artistic talent or creativity. Donna says he does, and most people would agree she’s right. Bob, a 1952 Linfield ...

Rohse: Preserve county's identity and our own

One danger of the coronavirus not often considered is identity loss. Have you noticed that your friends aren’t speaking to you? Many of my friends are undergoing that loss, as am I. I don’t ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Elide Sanchez Rivera s mother encouraged her to read as a child by buying her books of her own. Now working for the statewide SMART program Sanchez Rivera still has kept much of her childhood library.

Stopping by: Reading for life

As a child, Elide Sanchez Rivera stocked her own library with books she received as birthday and Christmas gifts. She treasured volumes such as “Dragon’s Keeper” and “The Homework ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## Angel and Isabel Aguiar are already starting to pack in preparation for their three-year mission to Columbia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will be the mission president supervising young missionaries.

Stopping by: A new mission

Angel and Isabel Aguiar will be moving to a country they’ve never seen, where they know no one and where they will be working with people they’ve never met. But none of that worries them: ...

Rohse: The good, the bad, the frightful

The resonant hope these days is that soon we shall again be socializing normally and permitted to travel at will. And when we start on those exciting trips, we will always be reminded, “Be sure ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Local filmmaker Galen Flinn created  The Last Read,  for a project that was part of the Saturday Film Club. After coronavirus shut down the club s meetings, he entered it in the McMinnville Short Film Festiva.

Stopping By: Taking a story to the screen

Galen Flinn and two other members of the Saturday Film Club in McMinnville decided in early 2020 to create separate versions of a short story by local writer and artist Mike Santone. They ...

Rohse: Longing to hear childhood sounds

I’m homesick. I’m homesick for sounds. Nostalgic sounds like those heard on the ranch in Eastern Oregon. Sounds such as roosters crowing at dawn, reminding Mother to open the chicken house ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Bernie and Roz Turner show photos from their wedding in 1952 and their 25th anniversary in 1977. In January, they celebrated 69 years of marriage and telling each other  I love you  many times a day.

Stopping By: A long romance

When Roz Turner attended a “get acquainted” night at Ottawa University in September 1948, she noticed a good-looking lad who was a fellow member of the freshman class. And Roz, in turn, caught ...

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Students of the month

Kaiya Miller and Bredin Blanchard have been named students of the month for January at McMinnville High School. Kaiya is the daughter of Keeli Miller-Fodge and Jason Miller. She is being honored for Performing ...

Rohse A whole different ball game

Our Monument High girls basketball team, as far as I knew, had never played in a state tournament — or even in any county playoff. And I couldn’t remember how long since Monument had beaten ...

Women's choir seeks new members

The McMinnville Women’s Choir will hold a “new member night” on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. The choir, open to all women, has turned ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register## Retired veterinarian Eric Witherspoon and his wife, Artist Annie Witherspoon - here at their home northwest of Yamhill - have supported each other since they met in college. They moved to Oregon in 1980 to open the Carlton vet Clinic.

Stopping by: Creatures great and small

Now retired, longtime Carlton vet fulfilled his 'James Herriot' dream

Paper Gardens taking writing entries

Yamhill County writers can enter Paper Gardens, the annual poetry and prose competition sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County. This is the creative writing event’s 28th year. Entering ...

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