CASA will hold auction, songbirds featured at meeting, new city manager will be sworn in

CASA slates annual auction at Chehalem Cultural Center

Yamhill County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) will hold its annual auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. For more information or to make reservations, visit or or call 503-434-6688.

Looking at how to make forest better suited for songbirds

McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, in conjunction with the OSU Extension Service, will host Gregor Yanega for a talk headlined "Forestry for Birds?" at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the auditorium at OSU Extension headquarters at 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave.

The talk will examine a volunteer program for landowners, loggers and land managers to enhance forest landscapes for use by birds, according to a press release, that adding the program is designed to improve habitat for migratory songbirds in particular. Through the program, landowners can learn how to make working forest more useful to bird populations.

Yanega has an extensive background working with birds and forests in many parts of the world, the release said.

A social half-hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call YSWA secretary Leonard Rydell at 503-538-5700, email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the organization's blog at

City will welcome new city manager

The city of Newberg will welcome new city manager Dan Weinheimer with a celebration set for 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Public Safety Building, 401 E. Third St. The event promises food, drink and "good conversation," according to a press release from the city.

The fete will follow a swearing-in ceremony for Weinheimer, who is transitioning from a similar position in Colorado.

For more information, visit the city's website at or its Facebook page at

New medical center will be blessed on Thursday

An open house and blessing of Providence Newberg Medical Plaza is set for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the three-story, 6400-square facility at 1000 Providence Drive. The blessing will be at 4:15 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call PNMC communications director Mike Antrim at 503-537-1699.

DAV will hold event heralding Vietnam vets on Feb. 15

The Yamhill County Unit 5 of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will hold a Welcome Home Spaghetti Feed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Dundee Women's Club, 1026 S.W. Highway 99W. The event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and, according to a press release, "give the Vietnam veterans the welcome home they deserve."

For more information, call program chairwoman Kathy Clampitt at 503-307-2426.

Dundee has spot open on planning commission

The city of Dundee is accepting applications to fill an open spot on its planning commission that expires in December 2021. Applicants must have at least one year of residency in Dundee prior to the appointment, except one member on the commission may be a non-resident owner of real property in Dundee for at least one year prior to the appointment.

Applications may be picked up at City Hall, found online at or requested by calling 503-538-3922. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Feb. 12.

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