Marcus Larson/News-Register  ## Lucas Partin and his mom, Michelle, are thankful to be able to spend time at the Yamhill Carlton Soccer Club’s arena in downtown Carlton. In addition to playing there, Lucas, a seventh-grader, helps coach younger kids.

Thankful, even in 2020

Remember back in January, as many breathed a sigh of relief that 2019 was over and they could start anew? Little did we know. In 2020, we’ve fought over toilet paper and mask wearing, taken sides ...

Rohse: Giant sea scorpions are extinct, and other reasons to be grateful this year

I enjoyed gathering thanks for my 2020 list. Although some of them are rather strange, they are justly deserved. My first choice is for my extremely good fortune to have as a neighbor one who can thwart ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Josh Huber, who enjoys his job with Monrovia Nursery, has worked for numerous companies through MV Advancements’ Supported Employment program.

Stopping by: At MV Advancements, real work for real pay

Over the decades, MV Advancements has offered a variety of job experiences for its workers with disabilities.  When the nonprofit started as Mid-Valley Workshop, the standard was having workers come ...

Rohse: Consider a culinary career

I suspect that some readers will have little interest in this column when they discover it has to do with recipes and chefs and the culinary profession. But hang in there. You may be surprised. You may, ...

Mac’s Santa parade canceled

Don’t worry about Santa Claus; he will definitely find his way to McMinnville this year, even if it means strapping masks onto the noses of his reindeer. But the annual holiday parade through ...

Senior center friends offer early Thanksgiving meal

  Friends of the McMinnville Senior Center are selling Thanksgiving dinners, which will be served on a drive-through basis on Saturday, Nov. 21. Dinners cost $10 each. They include turkey, ...

Rohse: Our many odd turns of phrase

My Webster’s dictionary is said to include more than 450,000 entries. When you start putting these words together, it’s no wonder that some strange combinations result. One of these is, “Keep ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Mike Freeman, current president of Friends of the Library, and Neil Kunze, past president, prepare books for the fundraising book sale to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the McMinnville Public Library’s Carnegie Room. The men are good friends and reading buddies, in addition to being library volunteers.

Stopping by: Friends from the first page

Mike Freeman and Neil Kunze are true “friends of the library,” and no wonder: Both are book-lovers by nature, avid readers who enjoy discussing what they’re learning. The like-minded ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Mike Larson and his youngest daughter, Heidi Davis, are partners in The Larson House, a restaurant opening soon in Yamhill. They also run Carlton Corners, an eatery and gas station in Carlton.

Stopping By: Father, daughter to open new Yamhill restaurant

Heidi Davis dreamed for many years of having her own restaurant. As a teen in a Clackamas Community College restaurant management class, she drew up plans for an eatery based on her family name and one ...

YC Together Cares hosting auction

Yamhill Carlton Together Cares is hosting its annual auction fundraiser online this year. There’s still time to bid before the “Fall into Flavors” auction closes Oct. 31. Auction items ...

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Halloween activities offered around county

Health authorities have suggested a low-key Halloween in order to lower the risks of spreading coronavirus. Several local organizations and churches are offering social distancing Halloween activities, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Ella King, in the foreground, along with Daphne Riddle, center, and Kaiya Miller, right, practice with about half of the members of the Twilighters jazz choir in the McMinnville High School Auditorium.

Groups, teams getting some in-person practice

McMinnville High School singers are learning to harmonize far apart, but at least they’re together again. “It’s really nice to be with the others,” said Kaiya Miller, choir president ...

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Mike Brooks and his wife Shannon decorate their Morgan Lane home for Halloween each year. They have numerous inflatable items, scary clowns and other fun and frightening displays. They enjoy decorating for Christmas, as well.

For the love of Halloween

Mike and Shannon Brooks make their house as frightening as possible for Halloween. Naturally, that includes some clowns. “Mike has scary clowns hanging up. He’s always trying to scare me,” ...

Submitted photo##Duniway Middle School art teacher Rona Asphlom holds a drawing for her students to view during a Zoom classroom session.

Getting creative with arts education

Vocal teacher Robin Pederson was thrilled when the McMinnville High School Twilighters started rehearsing in-person again last week. “This is huge,” she said of the 45-minute rehearsals held ...

Rohse: It's time to manage those minutes

I’m often out of sorts because I don’t have enough time. True, I am allotted exactly the same number of hours and minutes as you, but I would just like more time in each day. Although I am ...

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