Providence gives to community partners, bluegrass band will soon perform, sandbags available if floods arrive

Community partners benefit from Providence's largess

Providence Newberg Medical Center recently demonstrated its support for local charities and organizations with the donation of $87,000 to its community partners.

"I'm proud to be able to share the success of our health ministry with local, nonprofit organizations who are helping others in need," said Lori Bergen, PNMC chief executive. "These community partners truly make a difference in the lives of many in our area.

Among those receiving contributions was Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities at George Fox University ($42,000), Helping Hands Re-Entry Outreach Center ($20,000), Lutheran Community Services ($20,000) and Project Access NOW ($5,000).

The five organizations mesh, according to a press release, with Providence's community health improvement plan, which hones in on access to preventive and primary care, mental health and substance abuse, chronic conditions and disease management, oral health and basic needs such as food security, stable housing and transportation.

Corral Creek bluegrass band will entertain

The Corral Creek bluegrass band will soon perform a Christmas show with sing-a-long Christmas songs, gospel-based tunes and some of its most requested tunes. Tickets are $20 and reservations are suggested. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Butteville Store. For more information, call 503-678-1605 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 maintenance

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 Friday and donations may be dropped off any branch location.

NHS Winter Gala on tap Thursday

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

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