Marcus Larson/News-RegisterFrosty Lay taught music in McMinnville elementary schools for more than 20 years. She retired in 2013.

Sweet harmony

A life full of music has been rewarding for Frosty Lay

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterLester Herring flew in many planes, including the SNJ-4, when he was taking photos for the Navy during World War II.

The storyteller

Veteran shares the highlights of his life in words and photographs

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterKent Stuart, Willamina’s code enforcement officer, checks out an apparently abandoned property. The city doesn’t want junk to pile up, because it attracts all sorts of vermin.

Neighborhood watcher

In Willamina, Kent Stuart takes friendly, proactive approach to code enforcement

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterScott Bateman and daughter Julianna are fast-draw competitors. They’re hosting a world championship event this weekend.

Right on target

Father and daughter will demonstrate fast-draw skills during Dayton competition

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterSharon Morgan prepares for her next role at Gallery — several roles, actually. She will play various women in “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a readers’ theater production Friday through Sunday.

Playing an important role

Sharon Morgan is an ardent advocate for the arts

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterJozie Larson and her horse, Missy, share a moment in the barn on the Larson’s property south of McMinnville. They team up to ride in Western Horsemen of Oregon events, including the teen’s run for WHO queen.

'With my horses, it's a friendship'

Teenager is back in the saddle after car accident

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterBonnie and Norman Clow chat with Jim McFarlane about their childhood days during a reunion for those who attended local country schools.

Big on small schools

Former students of country schoolhouses reunite in Dayton to share stories, photos and food

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterCindi Hiatt-Henry has been named both Oregon and regional nutrition service director of the year. Her goal: To feed all the children.

Her mission is nutrition

Cindi Hiatt-Henry is passionate about feeding kids

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterSherrie Ashcraft and Christina Berry Tarabochia each dreamed of writing a book. Now they are published authors — and publishers, as well.

A pen and a prayer

Mother and daughter team up to publish Christian fiction

Marcus Larson/News-RegisterErik Williams bends over his workbench, concentrating on assembling tiny pieces to make a model. It takes about four hours to make some of his simpler vehicles, he said, and up to 16 hours for more complex ones.

This has changed my life

Woodworking provides focus, sense of purpose for Ballston man

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Three generations of Eagles

Scouting is a tradition in the Friday family

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Mixed media

Sculpture to painting to graphic design -- Dee Boyles does it all

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His-and-hers garden

Creative couple share the credit for beautiful, functional property

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News through the viewfinder

William Walker had long photojournalism career

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Finding his purpose

Despite permanent injuries, Don Murray finds turning point after life-threatening fall

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