July 31 community briefs
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 www.orcpa.org/educationalfoundation.
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.
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 www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code NewbergCommunity) to make an appointment for the August blood drive.