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City taking applications for council spot, Hankins nominated for state commission

City seeks applicants for vacant council position

The city of Newberg has an opening for District 2 on the City Council and is seeking applicants. Applications, available at City Hall or by visiting www.NewbergOregon.gov/District2, are due by June 3.

The council's duties, among others, are to form city policy, approve the city budget and oversee city leadership, according to a press release from the organization.

Hankins among candidates for state commissions and board appontments

Newberg resident Carol Hankins is among individuals that Gov. Kate Brown submitted to the Oregon Senate for confirmation to myriad boards and commissions last week. If confirmed, Hankins will serve a three-year term on the Long Term Care Administrators Board.

A tribute to mothers

Newberg city councilor and House District 23 candidate Elise Yarnell Hollamon celebrated Mother's Day by erecting a large flower display outside Art Elements Gallery in downtown Newberg. In a press release she said she "provided the flowers to honor and celebrate mothers, mother figures and community mothers." The flowers were available for people to take or just admire.

Local women's service organization to celebrate the nation's 250th anniversary

Oregon State Society Daughters of the American Revolution are hosting a historic marker dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday at Newell Pioneer Village to celebrate the nation's 250th anniversary.

The marker will honor all who served in the Revolutionary War, whether through militia, civil or patriotic service. In addition to the marker, a new patio area will open, containing 235 bricks personalized with names of Oregon DAR members' patriots.

DAR's goal is to have at least one Revolutionary War Patriot marker in each state before the country's 250th anniversary in 2026.

Newell Pioneer Village is adjacent to Champoeg State Park and is open to the public in the summer.

Kindergarten Readiness program opens this summer

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District's Kindergarten Readiness program is available this summer to help children entering kindergarten in the fall learn, build skills and prepare for the school environment. The curriculum teaches children to identify and write their names; recognize letters, writing and sounds; count from zero to 20; colors and shapes; develop fine motor skills; and classroom decorum.

Classes take place 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 6 to Aug. 19 at Bonnie Benedict Preschool. To register, visit the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center or call 503-537-2909. Registration costs $500 for Newberg and Dundee residents and $550 for out-of-district participants. For more information, call Preschool and Childcare Specialist Deanna Rice at 503-538-4602.


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