New book a DIY guide to beating cancer

After surviving cancer on his own 20 years ago, Clair Nafziger has published what he’s calling a how-to manual to beating cancer. “Alternative Cancer Therapy” acts as a DIY guide to non-toxic cancer therapy. Nafziger worked as a counselor until recently, educating and providing resources for those interested. “I’ve always intended to do it,” he said about publishing the 92-page guide. “Over time I thought I need to have a paper to give to people, to make it easier. Then thought I might as well turn it into a little book.” Nafziger is signing copies of his book from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at Chapters Books and Coffee. The book retails for $14.

Champoeg DAR will look back at history

SHERWOOD — The Champoeg chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting the public to its next program, a talk on the “Wilson Price Hunt Party” by Richard Cassidy, which will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 S.W. Sherwood Blvd. The chapter encourages women who think they might have a Revolutionary War ancestor and are interested in DAR membership to attend any of its meetings, which are held from 10 a.m. to noon the second Thursday of each month from September through April. For more information, visit www.roots or email [email protected]

McMinnville Short Film Festival taking entries

McMINNVILLE — The Third Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival is accepting entries from now until Sept. 16. Films may be submitted in any genre. They must be shorter than 15 minutes in length, but there is no limit to the number of films an individual may submit. However, a $20 registration fee is required for each entry. For more information, visit The film festival showcases an array of documentaries, music videos, comedies, suspense, horror, dramas, stop-action and animated films, with the goal of providing a venue for aspiring filmmakers to be seen and heard. It will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Gallery Theater in McMinn­ville.

Performing artist to honor local veterans

To honor area veterans, active military and their families, law enforcement and firefighters Linda Lanier is performing a patriotic program at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Amity Assembly of God. She is also performing at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the Amity Assembly of God. For more information, call Heidi Cook at 971-270-7951.

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