Hall named to Canby Rodeo Court, sandbags available from city, Dundee Fire Department will hold Christmas parade

Newberg native named to Canby Rodeo court

Newberg resident Kiernan Hall, 23, was named in late October to the Canby Rodeo court. She joins Queen Callie Walker and Princess Katie Stanfield, both of Canby, and will preside over the Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo next summer. An official coronation is slated for March 10 at the Clackamas County fairgrounds.

Hall is a former Miss Teen Rodeo Oregon who finished high school at the age of 16 and moved to Montana to train as a taxidermist. She opened Oregon Taxidermy in 2012.

Sandbags available to Newberg residents

With the rainy season descending on northwest Oregon, the chance for flooding is high, but the city of Newberg wants to help out residents. The public works department is making available sandbags and the shovels to fill them from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the department's 500 W. Third St. headquarters. After hours, residents can pick up sandbags at Nap's Thriftway on First Street or on the Main Street side of Jaquith Park. For more information, call the public works maintenance yard at 503-537-1234 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DFD will spread holiday cheer with parade

Santa will guide decorated fire vehicles through Dundee neighborhoods in the annual Dundee Fire Department parade, set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be reading stories to the girls and boys and there will be cookies and hot cocoa for everyone who attends. For more information, call 503-554-8442.

Habitat looking for volunteers

Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity could use your help. The Christian housing ministry is holding its 2017 Hammer & Mail Party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chehalem Armory youth center, 620 N. Morton St.

Volunteers are needed to stuff, label and sort the organization's annual appeal letter and bulk mailing. Ages 12 and older are welcome and there will be snacks, beverages and lunch provided.

For more information or to sign up, call Erika Pagel at 503-537-9938.

Holiday blanket and book drive set at First Federal

First Federal has partnered with Yamhill County Action Partnership (YCAP) in accepting donations for new and slightly used blankets and children's books. The donations will be distributed by YCAP to families in need. Last year YCAP delivered more than 540 blankets and 1,200 books to Yamhill County families in time for Christmas. The event continues through Dec. 15 and donations may be dropped off any branch location.

NHS Winter Gala on tap Dec. 14

The Newberg High School performing arts winter gala concert and fundraiser is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Drea Ferguson Auditorium. For more information or to purchase tickets, call strings teacher Sarah Barr at 503-554-5270.

The American Red Cross wants your blood

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 6) at the St. Paul fire hall, 4233 Church Ave.

Those wishing to donate blood must bring identification, be a minimum of 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weight at least 110 ponds and be in good general health.

No appointment is necessary and babysitting will be available. For more information, call Mary Ellen at 503-633-8341 or Carol at 503-633-4141. Potential donors can streamline the process by visiting to complete a pre-donation reading and answer health history questions.

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