Marcus Larson/News-Register ## Artist Dianne Barske chooses just the right colors for her latest painting. Her work has shown in galleries and is featured in her children’s book “Mukluks for Annabelle,” pictured below, about how the community helped an Alaskan elephant keep her feet warm.

Stopping by: WARM MEMORIES OF A COLD CLIMATE

Artist and writer Dianne Barske was showing her paintings at a gallery in Anchorage when she was approached by Sammye Seawell, founder of the Alaska Zoo, then called the Alaska Children’s ...

Rohse: Walker a faithful companion

Last week, a friend asked what I was writing about this week. I told her I was writing about walkers — but not the kind of walkers that use two legs to walk — rather, it was about those devices ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register ## John and Beccie Holland enjoy growing flowers and vegetables in their Cypress Street yard.

Yard of the Month: Just the right ratio

Beauty and therapy thrive in the Hollands’ garden No need to look for Beccie and John Holland’s address as you drive south on Cypress Street; their bountiful flowers make it clear ...

Rohse: The gift of growing up in the Great Depression

Editor’s note: This column was originally published in 2005. Our parents gave us many things: food, shelter, love, shoes, a dollhouse, roller skates, a love of reading. But their biggest gift to ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Bill Fuller hangs out at Michelbook Country Club, where he plays golf five days a week. He’s one of the organizers of the Salute to Veterans golf tournament that will take place July 24.

Stopping by: Making things fly

Veteran Bill Fuller helps give wing to American Legion golf tourney Bill Fuller makes golf balls fly almost every day, even on the hottest day of a record-setting heat wave. “Monday was ...

Rohse: Oregon still offers bounty, generosity

In a recent column, I recounted Oregon’s negative aspects. I mentioned that I would try to make amends by stressing positive things about our state in an upcoming column. Today, I detail some of ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Wild- wood Farm Sanctu- ary founder Shauna Sherick greets Billy, one of the first resi- dents.

Stopping by: GIVING THEM A GOOD LIFE

Farm animal sanctuary offers permanent home Billy Blue Eyes hobbled out of the barn and across the pasture, heading for some tasty-looking flowers near the fence. With his eyes on those prize ...

Rohse: Beyond coins and paper bills

Around the world some weird kinds of currency have cropped up. They vary from giant wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in Italy to a strange “currency” popular among drug dealers and their ...

Carlson: ‘Punk’s Plight’ inspires courage to trust again

Every now and again one of our talented local authors writes a book about dogs, and gives a copy to me to preview, which of course I enjoy every much. Recently author Hope Walter did this with her new ...

Rusty Rae News-Register ## Ronan Godfrey turned one of the rooms in his family’s McMinnville home into his studio, where he created YouTube videos using Minecraft characters. A gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation helped him become a video star and, in return, he’s raised money for Make-a-Wish to help wishes come true
for other kids with health problems.

Stopping by: Wishing on a YouTube star

 ‘Sub T Ronan’ battles illness, gives to others through his cyber skills

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Yamhill Valley Heritage Center volunteer Carol Williams gives a tour to Ryder Somes and his younger brother, Brighton, during last weekend’s reopening. Both the Heritage Center and the museum in Lafayette now are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

History’s doors reopen

Yamhill County’s two historical museums — the varied collections in the Miller Museum Research Center in Lafayette and the agriculture-focused Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville ...

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Bonita Pursel defended her life savings, and the memory of her husband, Lyle, through a long and difficult fraud case.

SCAMMING SENIORS: She stood up to the lawyer who stole from her

Financial exploitation victim Bonita Pursel sat in a Yamhill County Circuit Courtroom in August 2019, anxiously waiting for Judge John Collins to return a verdict against now-disbarred attorney ...

Rohse: Road trips, and a room with a view

Homer and I both loved to travel and our first goal after we were married was to visit each of the 48 states, with Hawaii and Alaska to follow. But we also wanted to save money and buy a house. We did, ...

Rusty Rae/News-Register ## Elsie Williams enjoys the flowers and foliage surrounding the home where she’s lived since January 1993. Her abundant perennials, annuals, succulents, trees and bushes led to her receiving Yard of the Month honors in June from the McMinnville Garden Club.

Stopping by: Full floral palette

Beds of perennials, annuals and evergreens, separated by cushy green lawn, surround Elsie Williams’ home at 1035 N.W. Crestbook Court, winner of the June Yard of the Month honors from the ...

Locals get college honors

Several Yamhill County residents recently received degrees or honors from institutions of higher learning. They include: Leslie Wallace of McMinnville and Chloe Wassei of Newberg have been named to the ...

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