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TVF&R has an opening on commission, GFU will talk earthquakes, rummage sale will benefit Grad Night

TVF&R has opening on Civil Service Commission

The Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue District, of which Newberg is a part, has a vacancy on its Civil Service Commission and is soliciting applicants.

The five-member commission oversees TVF&R's civil service system, ensuring that it adheres to uniform standards in hiring, promotion and tenure for employees.

The commission meets quarterly in Tigard to address matters ranging from oversight of actions related to employee classification to examinations, eligibility list management, appointments and appeals. Positions are unpaid and the terms are four years.

According to a release from TVF&R officials, the ideal candidate for the commission vacancy has an understanding of and a commitment to the general purposes of the district's civil service rules; the ability to make quality decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement; can deal with complex concepts; has a broad perspective.

For more information or to apply, visit www.tvfr.com. Applications are due by Feb. 24.

University sets talk on earthquake preparedness

George Fox University will host an earthquake preparedness presentation on from 4 to 5:15 p.m. March 4 in Bauman Auditorium. Seating is first-come, first-served. The discussion will be led by disaster expert Steven Eberlein.

Rummage sale will benefit Grad Night

The Newberg High School Grad Night 2019 committee is hosting a Rummage Sale on March 16 and is looking for items to sell. To donate, email April Ramirez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The committee is accepting and storing donations now, but will not take exercise equipment, paint or chemicals.

Congressional internship spots open for applicants

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley announced a new scholarship on Jan. 25 for students who "could not otherwise afford to participate in a congressional internship."

The award, dubbed the "We the People" scholarship by the second-term senator, is open to all individuals seeking financial support for a full- or part-time congressional internship at Merkley's offices in Washington, D.C., and Portland.

Students interested in internships can visit www.merkley.senate.gov/services/students/internships.

Immigration reform topic of speech at GOP event

McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Republican Women's Group will host Jim Ludwick of Oregonians for Immigration Reform on Feb. 14 at American Legion Post 21, 126 N.E. Atlantic St.

"We will be learning about the group process on immigration reform, how the group supports our president, and what we can do to help," according to a release from the organization.

The meeting will begin at 11 a.m., with Ludwick slated to speak at noon.

For more information, call Tammy Gibson at 503-435-8958 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Camellia Festival date set

The Chehalem Cultural Center announced last week that the annual Newberg Camellia Festival and CPRD Run/Walk will be held April 13.

The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. at the cultural center; the festival begins an hour later.

Tickets are available at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=129817.

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