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NDPD will be looking for intoxicated drivers this season; Oregon Right to Life sponsors contest

Police prioritize DUII prevention this holiday season

Drunk drivers are involved in about one-third of all traffic-related deaths. With this understanding, the Newberg-Dundee Police Department (NDPD) said it will allocate more resources this December and New Year's Day to preventing the crime of driving under the influence of intoxicants. The NDPD's drug recognition expert, which helps identify intoxication, is one such resource. The NDPD can hire and deploy more officers to monitor traffic because of grant funding it receives from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact.

Pregnancy nonprofit's contest deadlines approaching

Oregon Right to Life is accepting submissions for its annual drawing, essay, oratory, computer drawing and video contests.

The drawing contest is open for K-12 students, the essay contest for fifth grade through senior, the oratory contest for juniors and seniors and the computer drawing contest is for all high school students. The video contest has three age categories: youth 10 to 13 years old; juniors 14 to 17 years old; adults 18 and up.

Winners from Yamhill County will qualify for the Oregon State Contest, where they will vie for prize money ranging from $300 to $600. The theme for all the contests except oratory is "equal rights for humans before birth." Oratory candidates can choose between several different themes, so long as the chosen theme is described on the entry form.

Deadline is Jan. 15 for every contest medium except for written speech submissions, which are due on Jan. 8. For more information on the drawing and essay contests, email Susan Paz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about the oratory rules, email Ginny Potter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Call Nickie at 503-463-8563 to find out how to enter the computer drawing and video contests, or to enter the local contest from outside of Yamhill County.

Visit the Oregon Right to Life website at for general contest information as well as samples of previous winning projects.

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