Sept. 21 community briefs
Traffic enforcement efforts yield results
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department conducted enhanced traffic patrols during the month of August and during Labor Day weekend, focusing on distracted driving (cell phone use), speeding and driving under the influence of intoxicants. According to a NDPD release, the effort resulted in 100 contacts for distracted driving, 177 contacts for speeding and nine arrests for DUII.
Additional enhanced patrols are scheduled in October to address the same traffic categories. Funding for the extra patrols wass made possible through grants and in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Blood drives slated in Newberg in September
The American Red Cross will hold a pair of blood drives in Newberg over the next couple of weeks. The first is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Friends Center, 200 S. College St. The second is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.
Donors of all blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients; Type O and B blood donors are especially needed.
To make an appointment, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-in donors will also be accepted.
A blood donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Potential donors must be a minimum of 17 years old (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), and meet certain height and weight requirements.
History of Friendsview topic of talk at Newberg Area Historical Society
The next meeting of the Newberg Area Historical Society is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. The meeting will feature a report from Frank Engle on the history of Friendsview Retirement Community.
Dundee Women's Club sets slate for the fall
The Dundee Women's Club will host a program on environmental issues and Yamhill County at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the facility at 1026 S.W. Highway 99W. Speaker will be Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla.
The club, in conjunction with the local American Legion post, will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Oct. 27.
Leslie Lanzar of Western Oregon Recovery will speak on recycling at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 as well.
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