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Several local groups are seeking volunteers, St. Paul Rodeo tickets are now on sale

Meals on Wheels drivers wanted

Newberg Meals on Wheels is seeking drivers. Volunteers deliver hot, nutritious lunchtime meals to 14 to 16 homebound elderly or disabled clients who can no longer prepare meals for themselves.

The first step in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer is to schedule an orientation/interview with a meal site coordinator, then fill out an application and submit to a criminal background check. Successful applicants will then shadow another driver for a trip or two until they feel ready to take a route on their own. Shifts are available from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. For more information or for an interview, call 503-538-1490.

Providence Family Friends looking for mentors

Providence Health & Services is looking for mentors for its Family Friends program. Mentors visit children age infant to 11 years old with special needs for one to two hours nearly every week in Newberg, Dundee or Sherwood. Mentors must be 18 or over to participate. For more information, email Deana VandenHoek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her 503-537-1471.

Nursing facility could use a hand

The Newberg nursing facility at 1900 E. Fulton St. is seeking volunteers for gardening, crafts, exercise, music and visiting with residents. For more information, call 503 538 2108.

Watershed council is seeking volunteers

Volunteers are needed to aid the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council in an ongoing multiyear study of the Yamhill River watershed's coho salmon population. For more information, call 503 474 1047.

Volunteers needed for Medical Reserve Corps

Volunteer medical professionals of Yamhill County are needed to help with emergency and disaster responses through the Medical Reserve Corps. For more information, call 503 434 7414 or 503 434 7421.

Repertory theatre looking for some help

Volunteers are needed to sew costumes, help with office work, usher for shows, hang up posters, assist with props and sounds and other activities at the Chehalem Cultural Center for the Valley Repertory Theatre. For more information, call 971-832-9202.

Styrofoam recycling event set for Jan. 13 at PNMC

Providence Newberg Medical Center's Green Team will host a Styrofoam recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 13.

"Styrofoam is one of those hard-to-recycle items, so we're encouraging everyone to save their Christmas Styrofoam and bring it down to the hospital Jan. 13," said Mike Antrim, PNMC communication manager.

For more information, call Antrim at 503-537-1699 or email him at Michael.Antrim @providence.org.

St. Paul Rodeo tickets on sale now for July event

It will be St. Paul's 83rd rodeo this year and tickets are on sale now for a selection of reserved seats in the 10,500-person rodeo grounds.

"We're affordable family fun and a tradition in the community. People put the St. Paul Rodeo on their bucket list and once they come they enjoy it so much they return every year," said Cindy Schonholz, rodeo general manager.

The event is slated for 7:30 p.m. July 3-7. Tickets range from $16 to $26 and can be purchased online at www.StPaulRodeo.com. For more information call 1-800-237-5920.

Parent group offered in January through Newberg First United Methodist Church

Newberg First United Methodist Church will host a Parent-to-Parent Colaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Overview group in January.

The group is intended for parents — including foster, adoptive, step and grandparents — of kids who have behavioral challenges and whose parents are interested in learning more about CPS, a strength-based neurobiologically-grounded approach.

All groups are confidential and provide parents the opportunity to: gain a new perspective on challenging behavior and a new way of helping their child; improve relationships, reduce conflicts and help their child develop needed skills; and gain support from other parents.

Sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30.

To register, call Jan Urton at 503-435-9107 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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