GRAND RONDE - The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has finalized its purchase of the former Blue Heron Mill site in Oregon City from Washington developer George Heidgerken. The 23-acre ...

 

 


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Garage Sale Fundraiser
August 23-24

The Daughters of the American Revolution Yamhill Chapter will hold their 39th annual garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24, at 1780 N.W. Wallace Road, McMinnville. The fundraiser will benefit the group’s scholarship programs and its objectives of education, historic preservation and patriotism.

For more information, call Eleanor Fuhrer at 503-472-7948.

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