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Meetings will look at making county commission five people, Dementia Ed and Health Fair set for March 9

GARY ALLEN - A shivering pedestrian makes his way north on Highway 99W near Hoover Park during the area's short snow storm.

GARY ALLEN - Hoover Park was briefly blanketed with snow last week.

GARY ALLEN - A youngster braves the cold in shorts after a brief skif of snow descended on Newberg last week.

Meetings will explore increasing number of county commissioners

County commissioner Casey Kulla has organized a discussion on the possibility of making the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners a five-person board after the issue arose during the November general election season last year.

The meetings began on Feb. 21 and will continue at 6 p.m. March 13 at West Valley Commons in Willamina and at 10 a.m. April 6 in Beulah Park in Yamhill (weather permitting). The meetings will be facilitated by Barbara Boyer, a local farmer and elected official.

Kulla said he organized the meetings at the behest of his constituents while he was running for office, who kept asking him "When are we going to get a five-Commissioner Board?"

The meetings intend to explore the possibility of increasing the Board of Commissioner's numbers from three to five, what is at issue and what are the possible drawbacks.

For more information, email Kulla at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone him at 971-241-6585.

Dementia Education & Health Fair set for March 9 in Dayton

DAYTON – Providence Health Services, in conjunction with Northwest Senior and Disability Services, will hold the Dementia Education & Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mission San Martin de Porres, 1407 Perry St.

The event will feature dementia presentations, lottery games with prizes and free health screenings. Organizations represented will be the NWSDS, as well as Providence, the Alzheimer's Association, Worksource Oregon, Easterseals Oregon and NW Donate Life.

For more information, call the NWSDS at 503-472-9441.

Celtic heritage event set for March 12 in McMinnville

McMINNVILLE – The Yamhill County Historical Society will host an event looking at the Celtic heritage in the area. The event, titled "Secrets of the Past," is about Celtic heritage in the Willamette Valley. The events runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 12 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. The speaker is Ray Mabey, vice president and athletic director for the Celtic Heritage Alliance.


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