Jan. 10 community briefs
City club forum will look at teen turmoil
The next Newberg City Club luncheon forum is headlined "Local Response to Increasing Teen Mental Health Struggles" and is set for noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.
In the wake of three suicides by Newberg teens in 2016-2017, local schools are partnering with Providence Medical Group, George Fox University and others to take action. Forum attendees can learn more about what's behind teen stress and turmoil and what Newberg schools are doing to provide mental health support for students.
Reservations are advised by 10 p.m. Jan. 14 by calling Marj Kaiser at 503-538-5215. The public is welcome to attend.
Lunch for Newberg City Club members is $10, while non-members pay $15. Those members wishing to attend but not dine pay $3, while non-members are charged $6.
Historical society will look at GFU athletics
The Newberg Area Historical Society will host former George Fox University athletic director Craig Taylor at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Taylor will speak about the growth of athletics at GFU and highlights of the program over the past 50 years.
The Newberg Rural Fire Protection District board of directors will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Fire Station 20 at Howard and Second streets. The agenda includes a regular board meeting, a rural district incident report from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, initiating dissolution of the district and preparation for TVF&R annexation and the first contract for payment for protection services.
Yamhill County government's rough start topic of talk
Meals on Wheels drivers wanted
Newberg Meals on Wheels is seeking drivers. Volunteers deliver hot, nutritious lunchtime meals to 14 to 16 homebound elderly or disabled clients who can no longer prepare meals for themselves.
The first step in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer is to schedule an orientation/interview with a meal site coordinator, then fill out an application and submit to a criminal background check. Successful applicants will then shadow another driver for a trip or two until they feel ready to take a route on their own. Shifts are available from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. For more information or for an interview, call 503-538-1490.
Providence Family Friends looking for mentors
Troupe could use your help
Volunteers are needed to sew costumes, help with office work, usher for shows, hang up posters, assist with props and sounds and other activities at the Chehalem Cultural Center for the Valley Repertory Theatre. For more information, call 971-832-9202.
PNMC hosts Styrofoam recycling event
Providence Newberg Medical Center's Green Team will host a Styrofoam recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
"Styrofoam is one of those hard-to-recycle items, so we're encouraging everyone to save their Christmas Styrofoam and bring it down to the hospital Jan. 13," said Mike Antrim, PNMC communication manager.
Medical Reserve Corps needs volunteers
Volunteer medical professionals of Yamhill County are needed to help with emergency and disaster responses through the Medical Reserve Corps. For more information, call 503 434 7414 or 503 434 7421.
Get your St. Paul Rodeo tickets now
It will be St. Paul's 83rd rodeo this year and tickets are on sale now for a selection of reserved seats in the 10,500-person rodeo grounds.
"We're affordable family fun and a tradition in the community. People put the St. Paul Rodeo on their bucket list and once they come they enjoy it so much they return every year," said Cindy Schonholz, rodeo general manager.
The event is slated for 7:30 p.m. July 3-7. Tickets range from $16 to $26 and can be purchased online at www.StPaulRodeo.com. For more information call 1-800-237-5920.
Lend the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council a hand
Volunteers are needed to aid the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council in an ongoing multiyear study of the Yamhill River watershed's coho salmon population. For more information, call 503 474 1047.