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Soroptimmist human trafficking workshop

Jan. 10 9:30am-1pm

Soroptimmist International of McMinnville will present a workshop on human trafficking from 9:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Chemeketa’s Yamhill Valley Campus, 288 N.E. Norton Lane, McMinnville. For more information on the free workshop with several sessions to choose from, call 503-437-2482 or





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CoOp Prayer Vigil

'This is not a protest ... The time may come for those things, but right now, it's time for us to come together in prayer'

(Rockne Roll/News-Register)   Faced with an impending battle with city government over its programs for homeless people, McMinnville Cooperative Ministries held a candlelight prayer vigil outside the church Monday evening. Read the full story here.


CPR Training at Patton Middle School

“I want them to feel ready in an emergency"

(Rockne Roll/News-Register)  Students at Patton Middle School are learning "hands-only CPR" thanks to a grant from the American Red Cross and Ross Dress For Less. As teacher Anna Gradek explains, "Any CPR is better then no CPR." Click here to read the full story.


Video: Y-C's Michael Mitchell hits buzzer-beater to force OT

Yamhill-Carlton boys goes on to win in double overtime over Junction City

(Robert Husseman/News-Register)  YAMHILL - With 2.7 seconds left in Yamhill-Carlton's boys' basketball game against Junction City and Y-C trailing 59-56, junior guard Michael Mitchell takes a long inbounds pass from senior forward Zach Rhodes and hits a three-pointer at the buzzer to force what would be the first of two overtimes. Tanner Myrick eventually hit a game-winning three with 16 seconds left in double overtime to give Y-C a 76-75 win.


Invasive noxious weeds impact Oregon economy

New study shows annual loss of more than $83 million due to 25 noxious weeds

(Oregon Department of Agriculture)  A newly released economic impact study shows that 25 of Oregon’s most significant invasive noxious weeds cause an estimated annual loss of about $83.5 million to the state’s economy, a figure that could be well over a billion dollars without current control efforts by state, county, and federal weed programs.

“This study is key to showing that noxious weeds not only have a critical environmental impact to native plants, water quality, and threatened and endangered fish and wildlife species, but these invasive weeds have a major impact on Oregon’s economy,” says Tim Butler, manager of the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Week Control Program.

The study, Economic Impact From Selected Noxious Weeds in Oregon, was prepared by The Research Group, LLC of Corvallis for ODA, and updates a similar study conducted in 2000. In its executive summary, the final report says “this current study provides an opportunity for ODA to look at the impacts of two widespread invasive weeds, and address the value of potential impact of up and coming noxious weeds. The study reveals the benefits of having safeguards such as prevention, early detection rapid response (EDDR), biological, and other control programs in place to minimize impacts.”

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Toast to the roasters

Indulge video features local coffee roasters

"Us coffee roasters get this unroasted seed that is about half the size of the roasted coffee (bean)," Says Pete Miller, owner of Caravan Coffee in Newberg. "Our job is to bring out the best flavor of that seed by the way we roast the coffee."

Videoed here is an overview of artisan coffee roasting in the Yamhill Valley. For more on locally roasted coffee, check out the most recent issue of Indulge magazine.


(News-Register staff) Parker Moore's 9th grade math teacher wrote a touching remembrance on his blog about the Linfield student who died Saturday night.

Ryan Adams, who besides teaching math is also a Linfield alumnus, remembers the Moore as a "good looking, athletic, popular and charismatic kid that girls had crushes on, and all athletes looked up to."

Moore also helped inspire Adams as a teacher too:

"Do you ever have students that when they walk into your class, they inherently care about the learning of every other student in the room?

"For the first five or six years of my career I would have easily answered that question with a loud and emphatic, No!  Students may come in and are willing to help other students, are willing to work in groups, are willing speak to and disagree respectfully with every other student in the room.  But care about their learning, no.  That is until I had Parker Archie Moore in my 9th grade Alg 1 class."

To read Adams's full blog post click here


Snow in November rare in these parts

Early blast of winter conjures memories of 1996

(Starla Pointer/News-Register)  As I watched snowflakes drifting down at 3 a.m. Thursday, I realized this was the earliest snowfall I’d ever seen here.

The Yamhill Valley doesn’t get a lot of snow, for which I am grateful. And by the time it does, the calendar has usually turned to December or January.

We’ve had snow in February, too. We’ve even had dustings in March. And I remember driving through a snow-covered landscape to get to a Battle of the Books state final one April.

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OSAA leaves Amity football in the cold

Warriors left out of playoff picture despite Top 12 power ranking

(Robert Husseman/News-Register Sports Editor) Amity High School's football team had a successful season this year but the Oregon State Activities Association left the Warriors off the state playoff list despite the team's lofty ranking. A worthy school is left off the list most every year but perhaps there's a better way to make post-season selections.

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Winter is on its way south

Below freezing temperatures expected Tuesday night

(News-Register staff)  After an exceptionally warm early autumn, the weather is about to turn icy, thanks to a blast of freezing air blowing down out of the Canadian Rockies.

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for northwestern Oregon, warning of temperatures dropping into the 30s tonight, and the 20s tomorrow night, with freezing rain expected Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Temperatures are predicted to be in the low 30s Wednesday night. Conditions are expected to be windy Tuesday and Wednesday, as well.


(News-Register staff)  CARLTON — A slide has closed the Nestucca Access Road one-quarter mile east of the Alder Glen Campground in Tillamook County.

The location is 23 road miles west of Carlton and 15 road miles east of Beaver. 

Nestucca Access Road is known as Blaine Road coming from the west and Meadow Lake Road coming from the east.

The closed area can be bi-passed via Bald Mountain and Bible Creek roads.

The road was still closed as of Thursday, Nov. 6, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Both lanes of traffic are blocked.

More information will be posted when it's available.

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