Newberg students Croy and Wolfe receive scholarships

Janelle Croy and McKenzie Wolfe, both of Newberg, received scholarships through the Oregon Society of CPAs (OSCPA) Educational Foundation. Croy, who will attend the University of Oregon this fall, was awarded the Grant Thornton LLP scholarship.

Wolfe, who will attend George Fox University, was chosen for the Alten Sakai & Company LLP scholarship. The OSCPA sponsors students majoring in accounting, raising $1.5 million for nearly 1,000 students since 1985. For more information, visit

Train in September to become a senior peer counselor

SALEM — Northwest Senior and Disability Services (NWSDS) — which operates in Yamhill, Marion and Polk counties — will hold an orientation on becoming a senior peer counselor from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 18. Training is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.

Counselors are trained to directly influence the lives of older adults struggling with the transitions of life. They provide free, confidential, supportive mentoring to older adults experiencing depression, loneliness, grief and changes in physical health. Volunteers, who must be a minimum 45 years old and provide their own transportation (mileage is reimbursed), are assigned to clients in geographic areas close to their homes and typically commit 10 to 12 hours a month. For more information or an application, call NWSDS’ Jeff Lukehart at 1-503-304-3414, 1-503-435-3413 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Find the time to save a life

The American Red Cross will hold its next local blood drive from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church, 301 S. River St. Because of increased accidents and more people in area hospitals in the summer, blood is in short supply and the Red Cross is putting out the call for more donors. Blood may be donated every 56 days and each visit takes about an hour. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to (sponsor code NewbergCommunity) to make an appointment for the August blood drive.

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