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  • Pets Fundraiser
    Wednesday, March 20

    The annual “Pints for Paws” fundraiser to benefit Homeward Bound Pets will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Golden Valley Brewery, 980 N.E. Fourth St., McMinnville. For every pint of beer purchased during the event, $1 will be donated to the shelter.

    For more information, call Homeward Bound at 503-472-0341.

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    Finance director announces retirement

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    Dental van offers free appointments

    Medical Teams Northwest provides free dental care from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, at McMinnville First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. For more information, call Lynn Crowell at 503-472-8196.

    Local inmate dies in DOC custody

    UMATILLA — Eugene Sweigart, 75, of Amity, who was sentenced to 470 months - nearly 40 years - in prison in September 2002 in Yamhill County Circuit Court, died Friday, March 15 at an Eastern Oregon ...

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    West Valley shows off its talent

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