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OSHA issues training grants, students earn degrees from WGU, church tourney cancelled

Oregon OSHA issuing grant for development of training designed to reduce the spread of infectious disease

Oregon OSHA is accepting grant applications for the development of safety, health and education training designed to reduce the prevalence of infectious diseases in the workplace.

All employers, nonprofits and labor groups may apply and applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 9.

For more information about this year's grant process and how to apply, visit https://bit.ly/3gIoTfP, call Teri Watson at 503-947-7406 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Local students earn degrees at WGU

A trio of students from the Chehalem Valley received bachelor's degrees from the online Western Governor's University in the most recent academic term. According to a release by WGU, the online, nonprofit university has graduated more than 190,000 students since it started in 1997.

The three graduating students include Tara Edick, of Dundee, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in nursing; Bethany Rohleder, of Newberg, who earned a bachelor's degree in information technology management; and Sydney Hadley, of Newberg, who received a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Church's annual golf tournament canceled

For the first time in its history, the Father Jim Nibler Golf Tournament has been canceled. Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the annual tournament — hosted by St. Peter Catholic Church — will not go on as scheduled this September, but has been rescheduled for Sept. 11, 2021.

The tourney honors the late pastor and has been a tradition for nearly a dozen years in the Newberg area. The church put out a letter to the community explaining its decision earlier this month.

"For the past 12 years, we have been blessed by our supporters of the Father Jim Nibler Memorial Golf Tournament," the letter said. "Your donations and sponsorship have been invaluable. So, thank you, for being such a vital and valued participant to our community.

"We recognize 2020 is an especially difficult, demanding, sometimes traumatic year as we all deal with this COVID-19 pandemic and more. Because of that and the uncertainty moving forward, the St. Peter Golf Committee has decided to postpone the tournament …"


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