Merkley sets town hall meeting tonight, rural fire board will consider its fate in meeting, cemetery will be feted

Merkley to hold town hall at NHS

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9 in the commons at Newberg High School. Merkley is expected to update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., and take questions and suggestions in one of six town hall meetings slated in the northwest corner of the state.

"In our 'We the People' democracy, town hall meetings are an essential tool for me to hear from Oregonians and represent their interests back in D.C.," he said. "I invite all residents of these counties to come and discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and our nation."

For more information, call Sara Hottman at 503-326-3385 or email her at Sara_Hottman

Rural fire board to meet

The Newberg Rural Fire Protection District board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the downtown Newberg fire station at Second and Howard streets. The board will continue its consideration on the November public vote on annexation with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, will hear a rural district incident report from TVF&R and distribute the 2017-2018 meetings calendar.

For more information, call secretary/treasurer John Fawcett at 503-476-5225 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cemetery will be celebrated Aug. 26

A 135th anniversary celebration of the Fernwood Pioneer Cemetery is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at the facility at 500 S. Everest Road. Included in the activities is a speech by historian George Edmonston Jr., an address by Newberg Mayor Bob Andrews and a singing of "Oregon, My Oregon."

The original cemetery board, formed on Aug. 22, 1966, will be honored as well.

Safety Town coming Aug. 7-11

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District and the

Newberg-Dundee Police Department will partner to host the five-day Safety Town camp for children entering kindergarten or first grade Aug. 7-11 at the Chehalem Armory Center, 620 N. Morton. The camp will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and includes presentations and activities about personal, bicycle, pedestrian, fire, water, animal, electrical and school bus safety, as well as poison awareness and calling 9-1-1. Cost is $60 for district residents ($70 for out of district) with a $10 discount for registering early. To register, call 503-537-2909, stop by the Chehalem Aquatic Center or visit For more information, call Matt Compton at 503-519-5747.

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