Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Harold Washington sits near the MV Advancements building. The nonprofit is one of the organizations he’s helped over many years of quietly contributing to the community.

Stopping by: In good company

Honored for civic work, Harold Washington says he can’t take all the credit   Harold Washington prefers to be known by the company he keeps. “My dad said if you want to be a good person, ...

Carlson: Bones of contention

Either people who write for dog magazines are into lists, or I tend to gravitate toward articles that include lists, since the organizational work is pretty much done for me. Happy Tails Nancy ...

Carlson: Zoom adds zip to pandemic-era training

Since I got my first basset hound puppy back in the 90’s I have had only one ambition for my dogs — to get them certified as therapy dogs. Back in those days I was working as a school counselor ...

Carlson: Is mischievousness in your dog

It is with a sigh of relief I report my basset hound puppy, Beau Dacious, now 18-months-old, but still very young at heart, has slowed down somewhat — quite a bit actually — with his destructive ...

Rohse: Handwashing was once a hard sell

How pleased Dr. Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis would be to note that handwashing is being stressed today as one measure to help control coronavirus. He was among the first to focus on the importance of handwashing, ...

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Robin Miguel prepares vegetables at the Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas. She said she enjoys the creative challenge afforded by donations from gardeners in the community.

Stopping by: She lives a philosophy of giving

Soup kitchen chef wants everyone to have access to nutritious meals Robin Miguel hitchhiked across the country looking for the meaning of life, and found it: helping others, especially by feeding ...

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Facilitators Chelsie Sanders and Tierney Ferguson lead a Rethinking Barriers job skills class at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. The course helps people who have faced barriers to employment, such as past drug use, prison or homelessness.

Putting their minds to it

Program helps job seekers let go of self-defeating beliefs and behaviors By STARLA POINTER Of the News-Register Some job seekers have already overcome major problems — gotten off drugs, ...

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Alexis Wilkinson, mustang horse trainer and riding instructor,  pauses during a teaching session at the barn where she trains west of Yamhill. Wilkinson gentled her first wild yearling at age 13, through the Teens & Mustangs program.

Stopping by: Making a difference for horses

Carlton woman has a passion for helping Oregon mustangs   Horses have been at the center of Alexis Wilkinson’s life since she was a baby. As a child, before she’d mastered reading herself, ...

Rohse: Homesick for huckleberry season

Every year in late August, I get homesick for huckleberry picking trips. Eastern Oregonians anticipated those trips as much as they did Christmas. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine ...

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Stopping By: Writers shaped by McMinnville

McMinnville is a character in new books by two people who grew up in Yamhill County — New York Times reporter and longtime journalist Jim Tankersley, and attorney Mark Cushing, whose practice specializes ...

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The Taylors’ North Kutch building started as a barn, then was made into a machine shop in 1940 by Wilbur Loban, who also built the attached office building. Steve Taylor bought it in 1994 to use for his American Packaging business and an art gallery. It’s been used for winery storage and sales since 2009.

Stopping By: Past, present intersect at historic Carlton address

Young girls’ fingerprints are still visible on the bricks that form the interior walls of Troon Winery tasting room in Carlton. The prints are a clue to the history of this building, and ...

Gallery continues outdoor theater

After three successful, live outdoor performances, Gallery Theater plans two more: “Tea for Three,” a play about first ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford, on Thursday, ...

Rohse: When inanimate objects conspire

I am absolutely certain many of my inanimate objects have minds of their own — objects such as eyeglasses, car keys, computer, the hot water tap in my shower, even a favorite recipe. Rohse Colored ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Addilyn and Savanna Haney join their mom, Darci, at the family piano in the living room of Westerlook. Darci, who owned MD Haney home décor store in McMinnville, is in the process of decorating the space.

Stopping By: Labor of love

Darci Haney’s dream home came with a huge oven, big enough to bake eight pies at a time. “It’s an amazing thing,” she said of the appliance that’s perfect for an ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register##Goularte shows off a vintage postcard he found online.

Stopping by: Lafayette's history buff delves into area's past

Greg Goularte lives in a house once occupied by Josephine Wascher, a beloved Lafayette educator who was principal of the city’s old school and namesake of the new one. “When we moved in, we ...

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