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YCAP hires new director, Blue Star Memorial Marker will be installed a local park, burn ban enacted by TVF&R

YCAP hires new executive director, Hendgen

Yamhill County Action Partnership (YCAP) announced May 9 that it has hired Alexandra Hendgen as its new executive director.

Hendgen, who is a native of Yamhill County and leaves a position as executive director of the Puget Sound Christian Clinic in Seattle, will officially begin her term at YCAP on May 20, but will appear at the organization's annual Raise the Barn fund on May 16. She replaces Jeff Sargeants, who stepped down from the position in June 2018.

Armed forces will be honored with Blue Star Memorial Marker

The Chehalem Garden Club will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker at 2 p.m. Saturday (Armed Forces Day) at Memorial Park on South Howard Street in Newberg. A tribute to the nation's armed forces, the dedication will include a presentation of the colors by VFW Post 4015, a tribute by Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs State President Gaye Stewart, laying of a wreath by Chehalem Garden Club co-presidents Kami McNeill and Sally Thompson and a keynote speech by Ian Domoshofsky of Veritas School. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Burn ban is enacted in the area by TVF&R

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue enacted a high fire danger burn ban on May 9 in the four counties within its jurisdiction, including Yamhill County. The burn ban prohibits back yard or open burning of yard debris, etc.; agricultural burning and any other clearing slash burning. It does not prohibit the use of small back yard fire pits (maximum three feet in diameter and two feet high), in safe locations, nor grills, portable fireplaces and appliances that utilize clean, dry firewood, briquettes, propane or natural gas.

The ban will remain in effect until weather conditions pose less fire risk, according to a press release from TVF&R. The department's fire marshal anticipates that the ban will be temporary until normal weather patterns resume.

Rogers Landing will close for boat races

Due to the annual Memorial Day Boat Races, the Rogers Landing boat ramp and park will be closed for use by the general public from 5 p.m. May 24 through midnight May 26. The closure follows an order from the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners, the agency which issues the permits for the event. For more information, call Newberg Boat Club co-race chairman Richard Baker at 503-550-3057.

City will host housing needs workshop

The city of Newberg will host a housing needs analysis public workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday (May 15) in the Falcon Crest Room at the Chehalem Park and Recreation District's headquarters at 125 S. Elliott Road. The city's housing needs analysis determines land availability and projected growth in the city for the next 20 years. It also provides the basis for updating the city's comprehensive plan housing element.

Tree plant give away on Saturday in McMinnville

McMINNVILLE – A tree and plant give away event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Oregon Mutual Insurance parking lot. There is a limit of four plants per adult, including magnolia, autumn blaze maple, hydrangea and red but. The event is put on by the "See Ya Later" Foundation, an organization working to improve the future for children.

GFU legacy luncheon to feature music professor

George Fox University will host its final legacy luncheon event of the year at noon Wednesday (May 15) in the Canyon Commons. The program features musician and professor Nathanael Ankeny.

He is the assistant professor of music for the school and the director of the George Fox University Ensemble. He is also director of the Sherwood High School jazz band.

Reservations are required by calling Connie Magee at 503-927-5011 or Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314. The date to make a reservation is May 11, and a $10 entry fee is required at the door.

Newberg hosts hazardous waste collection

Yamhill County Solid Waste and Waste Management will hold a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the company's headquarters at 2904 N.E. Wynooski St. Medications and household items with the words "caution," "warning," "danger," "poison" or "hazardous" can be dropped off. Syringes, sharp items, tires, asbestos, ammunition, radioactive materials and explosives will not be accepted.

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