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Relay for Life kick-off event set, blood donation event on tap in Newberg, Newberg City Club will host luncheon forum on 'Fake News'

PHOTO COURTESY OF PNMC - Providence Newberg Medical Center welcomed the first baby of 2019 at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 1 when Julian Atkins arrived weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Proud parents are Michelle and Tony Atkins, of Beaverton. Julian has a big brother, Orion. The medical center presented the family with a gift basket to aid in the care of the youngster.

Relay for Life kickoff event set for Jan. 15 in Newberg

An informational kickoff event for the 2019 Yamhill County Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in the commons at Newberg High School, 2400 Douglas Ave. For more information, call Jami Fuller at 971-241-8287 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Give blood and you may just save a life

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives throughout the area as January is National Blood Donor Month, which has been celebrated for more than half a century.

According to a release from the organization, donating blood or platelets can have a lifesaving impact for patients who need transfusions.

"Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort," said Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with auto-immune liver disease in 2016 and received regular blood transfusions until she got a new liver in January 2017. "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for blood donations."

To make an appointment to donate blood or platelets, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. Those individual who donate blood in January will receive a Red Cross t-shirt while supplies last.

In Newberg, the Red Cross will hold a blood donation event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Grocery Outlet, 1510 Portland Road.

'Fake News' topic of te next Newberg City Club luncheon forum

The Newberg City Club will kick of its 2019 noon luncheon series with a program headlined "Fake News: What's going on? Who Can We Trust? Is There Any Unbiased News," at noon Jan. 15 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Speaking will be Brad Neuhoff, news director for KOIN TV in Portland.

The lunch, catered by Bon Appetit and costing $10 for City Club members ($15 for non-members) will be served at 11:45 a.m., with the forum to follow at noon. Reservations are requested by 10 p.m. Sunday by calling Tina Enomoto at 503-538-1535.


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