YSWCD gets $3,100 grant from Siletz Tribe, proper application of herbicides topic of talk Nov. 28, Waste Management service will continue on Thanksgiving

Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District awarded grant

McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District received a $3,100 grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund to fund work at Miller Woods, a 130-acre forest property that offers public hikes and activities for all ages.

Submitted by Miller Woods volunteer Rick Thomas, the grant will allow for several professional signs to be completed for the property.

'Forest Herbicides' presentation Nov 28

McMINNVILLE – The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension Service will host herbicide specialist Bruce Kelpsas in a talk headlined "Forest Herbicides" at 7 p.m. Nov 28 at the OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave.

Waste Management service will continue on Thanksgiving

Waste Management officials assured Newberg and Dundee residents that service will continue as usual for those who seek their garbage, recycling, glass and yard debris picked up on Thursdays, including on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22.

However, the WM transfer station on Wynooski Road will be closed on Thanksgiving, although the Riverbend Recycling Center and landfill will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day.

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'Sock it to Poverty' drive begins

Provoking Hope, an addiction recovery service in McMinnville, is sponsoring "Sock it to Poverty," an annual sock drive for homeless and needy families in Yamhill County.

Donations are being accepted at Bi-Mart, Rite-Aid, Les Schwab, Excell Fitness and Coldwell Banker. New or lightly-worn socks are welcome.

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