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Relay for Life schedules meeting, water task force will meet in Lafayette, TVF&R open house set

Relay for Life sets meeting at NHS

Relay for Life will hold its kick-off rally for the June 20-21 event from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Newberg High School, 2400 Douglas Ave. For more information on this year's event, headlined "Decades of Hope," call Jami Fuller at 971-241-8287, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://relayforlife.org/yamhillcoor.

Water task force will meet Jan. 27 in Lafayette

The Yamhill County Water Task Force will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Lafayette Community Center, 133 Adams St. Topics for discussion at the meeting include an update on McMinnville Water and Light's inter-tie project and water sharing in general; an update on water quality in the country by Travis Williams of Willamette Riverkeepers; and brainstorming on groundwater recharging.

For more information, call Commissioner Casey Kulla at 971-6585.

TVF&R seeks volunteers; open house set

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is recruiting volunteers for service throughout its district and to that end will hold a volunteer open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7 at Station 50, 12617 S.W. Walnut St. in Tigard.

The agency has two ways to serve: Incident support volunteers transport rehabilitation units to major incidents where TVF&R crews are involved, including breathing apparatus, medical monitoring and providing other support in non-firefighting roles.

These volunteers also participate in public education events, attend parades, support community activities and attend monthly drills. The department also has auxiliary volunteers, who play a more active role in TVF&R's public education programs and also attend community events. These are non-emergency response volunteers who may work once or twice a week or even just a few times a year, depending on their abilities and schedules.

To qualify, volunteers must be a minimum 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, pass a criminal background check, have a valid Oregon driver's license and live within TVF&R's service area. In addition, volunteers must undergo CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training within fix months; incident support volunteers must also emergency medical responder certification within 12 months.

For more information, visit www.tvfr.com/careers. Applications are due Jan. 12.

Give blood and you might save a life

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Newberg Fred Meyer store and Jan. 28 at the Newberg Public Safety Building, 414 E. Second St.

Donors can make appointments prior to the events by calling 1-800-733-2767.


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