Oct. 16 community briefs
YSWA slates estate planning talk Oct. 23
McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, in conjunction with the Oregon State University Extension Service, will talk about estate planning at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the auditorium at the Extension Service headquarters at 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave.
Speaker will be Tamara Cushing, PhD, a professor in the college of forestry at OSU, as well as an extension specialist in forest economics.
A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Attendees need not be YCSA members to participate.
NPSO slates talk 'Toward Sustainable Roadsides'
McMINNVILLE -- The Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will hold a program called "Toward Sustainable Roadsides" at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Carnegie Room at the public library, 225 N.W. Adams St.
Using maps and photos, speaker Susan Aldrich-Markham and GIS interns Jordan Anderson and Chealsey Rosebrook "will illustrate the Roadside Vegetation Inventory for Yamhill County Public Works (and) their work this past year," a press release said.
The department's findings, the release said, be used to control erosion, protect and promote native plants and reduce invasive species.
The goal is to replace bare-soiled, eroding roadsides with stable, low-maintenance, native plant communities.
NDPD patrols concentrate on three illegal acts
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department carried out so-called "enhanced" traffic patrols in September and issued a press release on the findings.
The enforcement operations was concentrated on distracted drivers (cell phone use), speeding and driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII).
The effort, the release said, resulted in 33 contacts for operating a vehicle while using a cell phone, 164 contacts for speeding and 14 arrests for DUII.
Additional enhanced patrols, paid for by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation, are scheduled throughout the remainder of the year to address the three crimes.
Church slates trio of events in October and
November in Newberg
The Newberg Seventh-day Adventist Church, 530 E. Edgewood Drive, has a number of events on tap over the next several weeks.
First up is the church's Depression Recovery Program, set for every night through Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. For more information, call Dr. Tamara Rodgers at 503-537-5934.
Next up is "The Midnight Cry," a revival concert with New Hearts 4 Christ, set for 4 p.m. Saturday at the church. Call Sofia at 503-550-1113 for more information.
Finally, the church will host a Balance & Fall Prevention Workshop at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the health ministries room at the church. The workshop will concentrate on learning how falls affect the senior population, what people can do to minimize their fall risks and how to improve balance control. For more information, call Sofia at 503-550-1113.
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