Leroy Brown uses his camera to capture the beauty, the movement and the action around him. “I love Oregon,” said the former Marine, who’s been stationed in more than half a dozen ...

 

 

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Book: Beautiful Ruins

This is a delightful, laugh-out-loud, maybe cry-a-little novel that sweeps through time and around the globe — from World War II to the present day, from Beaverton to Hollywood to the Italian ...

Book: Button Holed

The protagonists of cozy mysteries usually have interesting professions or hobbies they pursue while solving crimes on the side. Hannah Swenson bakes cookies while helping the police in Joanne ...

 
Book: The Camera Never Lies

Australian author David Rawlings gives readers an intriguing premise in “The Camera Never Lies”: What if photographs revealed the whole truth, emotional as well as physical, rather ...

 
Book: The Revisioners

Ava has moved in with her paternal grandmother in the opening paragraphs of “The Revisioners,” Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s novel about women’s relationships and one family’s ...

Book: The Country Guesthouse

Hannah Russell has a miserable time at a work retreat: Her phone and computer are locked away, and her coworkers envision the long weekend as a time to drink and play, rather than bond and improve ...

 
Book: Word to the Wise

Librarian Lindsey Norris enjoys a great life as director of the Briar Creek library as Jenn McKinlay’s “Word to the Wise” begins. She has a great dog and an even better fiance, ...

 
Book: Out of the Past

Carmona Leigh is a plain young woman with a modest trust fund. Her neighbor, Alan Field, is a striking young man with a love of money, but no cash of his own. As “Out of the Past” ...

 
Book: Due for Discard

In “Due for Discard,” author Sharon St. George gives us a likeable mystery that will make readers think twice about social problems — and solutions, such as a restaurant that ...

 
Book: A Better Man

I admire the work of Canadian author Louise Penny, and I was thrilled to find a new novel in her series about Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and the residents of the magical village of Three Pines, ...

 
Book: Family Album

Penelope Lively’s “Family Album” is not just about the big family that lives in Allersmead, a stately home in rural England; it’s also about the house itself. Lively looks ...

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Stopping by: Picturing the world

Leroy Brown uses his camera to capture the beauty, the movement and the action around him. “I love Oregon,” said the former Marine, who’s been stationed in more than half a dozen ...

 
Scout helps with bicycle ministry

Boy Scout Spencer Veatch heard that Newberg Love In the Name of Christ had no more bicycles to fix and give away. So he went searching and found some. He collected 25 used bicycles as part of ...

Rohse: In early days, a good doc was hard to find

Roads and bridges were not the only scarcities in early Yamhill County. There also was a shortage of doctors and hospitals. The earliest doctors arrived with the explorers and independent fur traders. ...

Carlson: Sharing just doesn’t come easily to dogs

My May 2020 issue of Whole Dog Journal arrived this week, and among the articles was one called “Changing of the Guardian,” by Pat Miller, about dogs and resource guarding. Happy Tails Nancy ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Quest led to madness and death

By 1899, when Samuel L. Simpson’s drinking problem finally got around to killing him, he was essentially Oregon’s poet laureate — the Stewart Holbrook of the 1800s. Offbeat Oregon Finn ...

 
Stopping by: Fares to remember

Mark Warner is someone people talk to. Maybe it’s because he listens, or because he’s a stranger, or because the former preacher has had an array of experiences, which gives him empathy. ...

Rohse: Is census participation important? Count on it

No one is going to come knocking at my door. I’ve done it — filled it in — dropped it in the mail slot. I won’t have to do it for another 10 years: I’ve submitted my 2020 ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Wildest lost-cabin gold mine story may be true … or not

The “lost cabin gold mine” is a certifiable Western trope. If every ounce of legendary gold buried in an old log cabin became real and hit the banks at the same time, it would probably crash ...

Savvy Senior: Pneumonia vaccines don’t offer coronavirus protection

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. ...

 
Stopping By: Helping students bloom and grow

  Teaching is Jerod Harney’s second career, or his third, if you count being a stay-at-home dad. After studying mass communications at Grand View University in his home state of Iowa, ...

Paper Gardens entrants can read work online

  Writers who entered the Paper Gardens Yamhill County literary contest, as well as other writers and artists, can share their work Friday, May 15, at the Chehalem Cultural Center’s ...

Rohse: In the younger years of Yamhill County

In the early 1840s, settlers began heading out on the Oregon Trail for the Land of the Setting Sun, in numbers reminiscent of a Saturday sale. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine ...

Carlson: Dogs are a planet’s best friends, too

I’m writing this on Earth Day. It is raining with an absolutely biblical kind of vengeance out there, but I can deal with that — this is Oregon, after all. Happy Tails Nancy Carlson ...

Savvy Senior: Act offers help for retirement savers

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Savvy Senior Jim Miller is a longtime advocate for senior issues and regular contributor to the NBC "Today Show."Send your questions to Jim at Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, ...

 
Stopping By: Ministers on prayer: It’s a conversation, a ‘critical connection’

Speaking directly to God — praying — is a key component of the Christian faith. Local pastors say the practice builds and strengthens the relationship. No wonder they are encouraging ...

Christians to observe National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer will be marked on Thursday, May 7, as it is on the first Thursday in May every year. This year, in the age of social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Rohse: Our ranch animals had minds of their own

­­Animals provided much of our fun on the ranch in Eastern Oregon. I had a dog as a pet before we moved to the ranch, but with ranch life we added cattle, horses, chickens, turkeys, pigs, ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: ‘Colonel’ Hogg’s war record? Robbery on the high seas

Corvallis/Toledo railroad tycoon T. Edgenton Hogg (pronounced “Hoag”) was always somewhat reticent about his past. Especially the Civil War part. To some extent, that was understandable. “Colonel” ...

 
Stopping by: Feeding the need

  Food service director makes sure Dayton kids have nutritious meals Pam Johnson has eaten lunch at school every day for the past 25 years. The meals are good, she said, and she's not just ...

Rohse: Seeking a few new signs of the times

In these days of coronavirus, we are not smiling enough. We are laughing less. Now we are advised that we may be subject to quarantine fatigue. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse ...


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