Dec. 11 community briefs
Wyden slates town hall meeting in Newberg
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden will hold a town hall meeting at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in an auditorium at Newberg High School.
"Open-to-all town halls are a hallmark of democracy and I know from having held town halls in every one of our state's counties again in 2019 just how much value Oregonians place on finding solutions that work," Wyden said in a press release. "Hearing ideas and answering questions is the Oregon way, And as we head into 2020, I'm very interested in hearing from Yamhill County resident what their priorities are."
Two blood drives slated for Newberg in December
The American Red Cross will hold a pair of blood drives in Newberg in December. The first is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. The second blood drive is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1802 Haworth Ave.
The need for blood and blood products increases during the holidays, the organization said, adding that between Thanksgiving and Christmas more than 1 million units of blood could be infused in the United States. Those individuals with Type O blood are especially needed, according to a press release.
Individuals can make appointments by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-733-2767 or appearing in person at the blood drives.
An incentive to donating is that through Dec. 18 donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.
Relay of Life of Yamhill County will hold a Santa Hat Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at Social Goods at 500 E. First St. in Newberg. Registration for people is $15, leashed dogs pay $5. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
According to organizers, the approximately three-mile run/walk "will draw out a Santa hat Etch-a-Sketch style on y our GPS tracker" and they're encouraging participants to wear "lots of red and purple," as well as a Santa hats. For more information, call Missie at 503-970-4786.
Newberg City Council will soon have a vacancy
The city of Newberg announced last week that it is accepting applications for the District 2 seat on the Newberg City Council. The opening came about because incumbent Elizabeth Curtis Gemeroy moved out of the district, but remains within the city. Under the city charter, Gemeroy can continue serving on the council until Feb. 26 or until the council appoints a replacement. Gemeroy's term ends in December 2022.
District 2 is generally located in northwest Newberg between Mountainview Drive and the Willamette & Pacific rail line on the south, Hess Creek on the east and Main Street on the west.
Applicants must live within District 2, have been a resident of Newberg for a minimum of one year and be a registered voter.
Meet and assess the candidates for Newberg city manager
The city of Newberg will hold a "meet and greet" with candidates for the open city manager position from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.
According to a press release, community members are "invited to meet, engage and review candidates," then leave comments.
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