July 17 community briefs
Home canning classes set
Free home canning classes will soon be offered to teach safe methods of food preservation. The instructor is Lacey Carroll, who was trained at Oregon State University as a master food preserver. Food and equipment will be provided. The class is set for 6 to 9 p.m. July 17 and will be repeated from 9 a.m. to noon July 23 in the kitchen at Newberg First United Methodist Church, 1205 Deborah Road. The class is limited to 20 participants and no childcare will be available. For sign up or for more information, call Marilyn Godfrey at 971-832-8133.
Newberg High School class of 1963 reuniting in August
The Newberg High School class of 1963 will celebrate its 50th reunion Aug. 17-18. The reunion will begin at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Aramenta Winery, 17979 NE Lewis Rogers Lane, with dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.
Cost is $30 and payment is due by Saturday. Stan and Cheryl Gaibler will then host a second celebration at their Newberg home, 14045 N.E. Tangen Road, at noon Aug. 18. Those who want to can bring a dish to share.
OKeefe makes deans list at PLU
Michelle OKeefe of Dundee was named to the deans list at Pacific Lutheran University for the spring semester. To qualify, students must complete 12 hours of graded coursework and earn a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.
Providence rehab providing free youth heart screening
Providence Newberg Rehabilitation will provide free heart screening to youth between the ages of 12 and 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. July 25 at its 500 Villa Road location. A second round of free screenings will also be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Providence Sherwood Rehabilitation, 16770 Edy Road. Screenings include an electrocardiogram, a blood pressure reading, a heart-health questionnaire and, if needed, an echocardiogram. Screenings are available only appointment and can be scheduled by calling 503-216-6800.
Youth takes second at Pokémon tourney
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Newbergs Hayden Pyritz placed second in the trading card game competition at the Pokémon U.S. National Championships July 5-7. The 11-year-old was one of 24 players to earn an invitation and a travel award to compete at the 2013 Pokémon world championships Aug. 10-11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.