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Hundreds gather at Newberg park to recognize those lost to war during ceremony on Memorial Day

GRAPHIC PHOTO: GARY ALLEN - Historian George Edmonston Jr. recounts the life of Lester C. Rees, a Newberg native that died a century ago during World War I, during a ceremony at Friends Cemetery on Monday. The local American Legion post is named after Rees.

GRAPHIC PHOTO: GARY ALLEN - As has become customary, veterans, family members and others gathered at Memorial Park for services Monday to honor the dead.

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Dundee has spot open on planning commission

The city of Dundee is seeking applicants for an open spot on its planning commission. The appointment is to complete a term expiring in December 2021.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum one year of residence in Dundee prior to the appointment (one member of the commission may be a non-resident land owner in the town).

To apply, visit www.dundeecity.org or call the city at 503-538-3922. Applications are due at city hall by 5 p.m. June 12.

St. Paul Rodeo seeks student artists

The St. Paul Rodeo Association is looking for talented artists from local schools.

Students interested in creating western-inspired art can apply for the rodeo's juried art show and must be a student age 8 or older. College students are also welcome to apply.

Applicants must submit a full application that includes a western-inspired art piece, labeled with the artist's name, the title and a price.

The art may not exceed 36 inches in any dimension and must be a finished product ready to be put on sale at the art show.

Jurying for the art show begins June 10.

For more information, visit the rodeo website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yamhill Valley Heritage Center to host Hay Day

The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will host a pancake breakfast and Hay Day beginning at 8:30 a.m. June 22.

The Hay Day features several demonstrations on antique equipment and draft animals. The breakfast costs $7, with proceeds going toward kids attending a 4-H Wagon Train.

Newberg High School alumni Golden Gathering

Newberg High School alumni that graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to a gathering from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the A-dec Inc. company cafeteria in Newberg.

The event marks the 19th annual "Golden Gathering" celebration and is hosted by reunion chairman Ken Carsley, class of 1961. Last year graduates from the classes of 1942 to 1968 were in attendance.

This year, the class of 1969 or earlier is invited to attend. Memorabilia to share will be displayed on tables at the event as well.

If you have questions, contact Carsley at 503-538-5849.

Newberg Community Band to host spring concert

The Newberg Community Band will host its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. June 6 at Bauman Auditorium on the campus of George Fox University.

The theme of the concert will be "Dances Around the World" and will include the jitterbug, a jig, San Antonio dances, Israeli folk dances and polka.

For more information, visit www.newbergcommunityband.com or call 503-487-7624.

Learn how to property retire a U.S. flag

McMINNVILLE – The Yamhill County Republication Women's Group will meet at noon June 13 at the American Legion hall at 126 N.E. Atlantic St.

The United Veterans Honor Guard will demonstrate the proper way to retire an American flag in honor of Flag Day and the Fourth of July.

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..


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