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Book: Light a Penny Candle

As we mark 75 years since D-Day, the turning point for the Allies in World War II, it’s interesting to read about a lesser known aspect of the war — the evacuation of children from ...

 
Book: Homeward Hound

Prolific author Rita Mae Brown writes about fox hunting, one of her passions, in “Homeward Hound.” But she makes it a very current novel by centering the mystery around the possibility ...

 
Book: Elsey Come Home

In Susan Conley’s novel “Elsey Come Home,” Elsey is a painter struggling to balance her art with the art of motherhood. Before her girls were born, she never expected to be so ...

 
Book: Southern Exposure

As “A Southern Exposure” opens, the Baird family is driving from their longtime home in Connecticut to a small Southern town, their new home. Living in Pinehill will be cheaper — ...

 
Book: Into the Forest

As “Into the Forest Opens,” almost-twin sisters Nell and Eva — the latter is one year older, to the day — are living alone in their family home 30 miles from Redwood, the ...

 
Book: Left at East Gate

In late December 1980, American airmen at Royal Air Force Base Woodbridge, northeast of London, saw mysterious lights in nearby Rendlesham Forest. They investigated, as did local British authorities. The ...

 
Book: Devil's Food Cake Murder

Joanne Fluke keeps readers guessing — and drooling — with “Devil’s Food Cake Murder,” another in her series of novels about Hannah Swensen and her small hometown of ...

 
Book: The Color of Life

Oregon author Cara Meredith presents a really thought-provoking memoir in “The Color of Life,” the story of meeting her future husband and living and learning as part of a mixed-race ...

 
Book: Jeeves and the King of Clubs

Author Ben Schott follows in the footsteps of P.G. Wodehouse with the clever and funny “Jeeves and the King of Clubs.” It’s a very successful continuation of Wodehouse’s ...

 
Book: Cold Betrayal

J.A. Jance is a great writer whose books always go a little deeper than most suspense novels, in addition to being entertaining. She has written several series, including my favorite, a collection ...

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Vintage News-Register

Click scrolling arrows on side of pictures to pause slideshow.   Chronicling life in the Yamhill Valley through the generations with the newspaper archives. Vintage galleries are printed each Friday ...

 
Stopping by: Creature features

Birds flock to the Patty and Rick Sorensen’s yard, turning the expansive garden into an avian version of Carnegie Hall. “I love their song,” Patty said, watching and listening ...

 
Festival brings the fun to Carlton

CARLTON — The city’s annual summer festival, Fun Days, will open Friday night, June 21, and continue all day Saturday, June 22, with food booths, music, games and all kinds of other ...

Aquilon opera series returns this summer

In its second year, the Aquilon Music Festival will bring top vocal students, teachers and opera buffs to Yamhill County this July. For local residents, it will offer opportunities to hear top-notch ...

Rohse: My clutter may be someone’s treasure

I have a dreadful disease for which there is no cure. And I fear it may be communicable. Men as well as women may be stricken. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: In regulation attempt, Oregon granted shanghaier monopoly

Things were looking a bit grim for former Welterweight Champion of the World William “Mysterious Billy” Smith and his partners in almost-crime, brothers Harry and Jim White. Offbeat ...

 
Stopping By: Personalities in paint

LAFAYETTE — Tricia Heiser Wente has painted portraits of children, businessmen, families, even royalty — one of her more recent works is the official portrait of 2018 Rose Festival ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: World champion boxer by day, shanghaier by night

In 1903, shanghaier Larry Sullivan was at the height of his power in Portland. Hard-fisted and belligerent, yet socially polished and with what passed in old Portland society for refined manners, ...

Goodbye, Sheridan Days; hello, Hometown Days

SHERIDAN — Marilyn Levy paused for a moment when asked if she was sad to see Sheridan Days canceled permanently after last year. “I grew up here,” she said. “It is sad, ...

Rohse: Round of applause for the handshake

For thousands of years, humans have been shaking hands to indicate good will, friendship, congratulations, kept promises. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, ...

Savvy Senior: How a government pension might reduce your Social Security

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: like Mamá made

When Jesus Galvan was a child in Cuautla, a small town in Mexico, he asked his mother to teach him to cook. That was unusual for a boy in the state of Jalisco, on Mexico’s west coast. Tradition ...

 
Athletes don competition kilts for return of Highland Games

Whether a first-timer or a titan, Highland Games competitors need to complete nine different events that mimic tasks required of Scottish workers and warriors back in the day. Many inspired modern ...

Festival celebrates all things Scottish

Maybe you can’t toss a caber, the telephone-pole-like piece of wood that’s iconic to the Scottish Highland Games. Maybe you can’t toss a 56-pound barrel 40 feet or more, either. Maybe ...

Kiwanis honors top Mac High grads

The McMinnville Kiwanis Club awarded more than $21,000 in college scholarships to 10 graduating Mac High seniors Thursday. Carrying on a long tradition, the club also presented academic recognition ...

Rohse: Vintage manual is just my type

How sad it is that typewriters — especially the manual variety — are now so little appreciated and esteemed. Rohse Colored Glasses McMinnville's Elaine Rohse is fascinated by words, ...

 
Carlson: Unlearning my Greyhound knowledge

I am old enough to be unsurprised that many times when I think I know a lot about a topic — and even offer advice about it — it turns out, I have not a clue. It is in this state of cluelessness ...

 
Offbeat Oregon: Portland’s ‘Shanghai Tunnels’ mainly myth, but not entirely

One of the most popular tourist attractions for visitors to Portland is a tour of the “Shanghai Tunnels” that run beneath Old Town’s streets. Offbeat Oregon Finn J.D. John, ...

 
Stopping by: Wildest dreams

Both Renee Belt, a Yamhill teenager, and Ruby, a mustang born wild in Eastern Oregon, were nervous when they first met. Now they are BFFs. Fourteen weeks later, the only thing worrying Renee is ...

Green Flash eludes hopeful beachgoer

I had a wonderful Mother’s Day this year — except that I did not get my hoped-for gift. I went with my son, Mitch, and daughter-in-law Louann, to their place at Agate Beach. Rohse Colored ...


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Nathalie Hardy -- Nicole Montesano
Worth Mathewson -- Elaine Rohse
David Bates -- Finn J.D. John
Nancy Carlson -- Jim Miller

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