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Kiwanis club metes scholarships, Dems name county leaders, large building in Newberg sells

Newberg Kiwanis award scholarships

The Newberg Kiwanis club announced June 15 that it awarded a handful of scholarships to local students for 2020. The Jerry Fisher Memorial FFA Scholarship will go to Morgan Lemen, who is planning to attend Linfield College and major in nursing. The Glenn Benedict Memorial Scholarship goes to Adam Broce, who will attend the University of Oregon and major in music performance. Anna Wiard, who plans to attend Linfield College and major in psychology and communications, received the Millard Leslie Memorial Scholarship. Macy Schowalter nabbed the Lloyd and Vi Nisly Memorial Key Club Scholarship. She is headed to Montana State to study environmental education.

The lone St. Paul High School representative among scholarship winners was Erin Counts, who was awarded the SPHS Key Club Scholarship. She is on her way to Chemeketa Community College this fall to study nursing.

YamCo Democrats name new chairman and vice-chairman

The Yamhill County Democrats announced last week the election of Omar Sandoval and Gustavo Guerrero as chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of the organization.

The pair, according to a press release, are the only Latinos to lead a county party in Yamhill County.

In addition, the organization is hosting a Latinx-focused candidate forum at 6 p.m. June 25 at Dayton Courthouse Square Park. Speakers will include Newberg City Council member Jules Martinez Plancarte, Roland Herrera of the Keizer City Council, Anthony Medina of the Woodburn School Board, Felicita Monteblanco of Tualatin Parks and Recreation and RJ Navarro, a candidate for House District 25 in the Legislature.

For more information, email Sandoval at HYPERLINK "mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Oregon Mattress building on Wynooski Street sold

Brokers announced last week that the former Oregon Mattress building at 2751 Wynooski St. has sold for $2.6 million to South Town Glass, a Salem company.

Sale of the 31,265-square-foot manufacturing building, which sits on a 1.69-acre lot, was facilitated by Portland-based brokers Norris & Stevens.


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