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Childcare and family resource fair set, veterans event on tap, rodeo tickets on sale

Free Childcare and Family Resource Fair takes place Nov. 19

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce will soon host a Childcare & Family Resource Fair to help connect families with local childcare options, family resources and organizations or clubs that run youth camps and classes. The fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Chehalem Cultural Center's grand ballroom. To sign up for a table, interested childcare providers and other related organizations can email CVCC's Director of Operations Maryl Kunkel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The event is free for vendors and the public.

Local American Legion Auxiliary chapter will honor veterans on Nov. 12

Newberg's American Legion Auxiliary chapter will host a veteran appreciation event at Northwest Christian Church from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event will begin with an honor guard presentation of the flags performed by a local scout group, followed by a MIA/POW missing man ceremony and a moment of silence for veterans who never returned from war. Speakers include Mayor Rick Rogers, Department of Oregon ALA President Debra Godwin and Yamhill County Veterans Service Officer Jerry Wilson. Additionally, a trumpet player and soloist from NWCC will perform, and refreshments will be available in the church's foyer.

Tickets on sale for 2023 St. Paul Rodeo

Sure, it's December, but it's never too early to plan to attend the nation's largest Fourth of July rodeo.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 St. Paul Rodeo, which will celebrate its 87th anniversary over the four days of the event.

Organizers report that more than 55,000 people witnessed the 2022 event, setting a new record, and traveled to the tiny Marion County town to enjoy the parade, carnival, midway, delicious food and libations. The event also attracted more than 600 cowboys and cowgirls and awarded more than $439,000 in prize money to the successful contestants.

Tickets ranging in costs from $20 to $60 for the annual Fourth of July fete are available at Seating is reserved, so buying tickets online is highly advised, organizers said, adding that tickets purchased via other websites "may not be legitimate and will not be honored," a release said.

For more information, visit the website or call 800-237-5920.

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