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Feb. 15 community briefs

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A collection of short pieces on things happening in the greater Newberg area

CPRD budget committee applications due Friday

The terms of three Chehalem Park and Recreation District budget committee members are set to expire. The deadline to apply is Friday. The CPRD board of directors will appoint committee members at its Feb. 23 board meeting at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Terms are three years. In order to be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens, registered to vote and live within the geographic boundaries of the district. The committee is composed of five volunteers and five CPRD board members. The committee is set to meet for the first time April 4, with a public budget hearing scheduled for May 25. Application forms are available at the aquatic center, 1802 Haworth Ave., the CPRD administration building, 125 S. Elliott Road, or online at www.cprdnewberg.org under the board and budget tab.

A glimpse of the vision for the Chehalem Valley

"Beyond the Vision," the collaborative efforts six local jurisdictions have made toward a vision of the Chehalem Valley in 2020, will be the topic of the Newberg City Club luncheon forum Feb. 21 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.

Officials from the cities of Newberg and Dundee, Chehalem Park and Recreation District, Newberg School District, Portland Community College and Yamhill County will be on hand to explain the vision, first created by the citizenry in 2001.

The lunch buffet will begin at 11:45 a.m., with the forum set to start at noon and continue to 1 p.m. Reservations are welcomed by emailing Steve Lund at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling him at 503-538-2469. Lunch and the forum is $10 for City Club members, $15 for non-members. Those members not wishing to dine pay $2, while non-members must empty their wallets of $5.

Candidates can file for CPRD board positions

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District has three positions up for election in May and prospective candidates have until March 16 to file with the Yamhill County Clerk and until March 20 to place a statement in the county voters' pamphlet. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, registered to vote and live within the geographic boundaries of the district. Terms are for four years beginning July 1. To file, candidates need to collect the signatures of registered voters or pay a $10 fee. Forms and petitions are available at the Yamhill County Clerk's Office, 414 N.E. Evans St. in McMinnville, and online at www.co.yamhill.or.us. For more information, call the clerk's office at 1-503-554-7850. Candidates must also submit an application to CPRD. Applications are available at the aquatic center, the CPRD administration building and online at www.cprdnewberg.org. The terms of current board members Don Loving, Mike McBride and Mike Ragsdale expire June 30.

Dealing with dementia

Northwest Senior & Disability Services, in conjunction with Community Connections and Faith in Action, will hold an event headlined "What to Do When Nothing Works: Real Solutions in Dementia," from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 15 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.

Joyce Beedle, a registered nurse with more than 35 year of experience tending to people with dementia, will speak.

Although the event is free to attend, online registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-to-do-when-nothing- works-real-solutions-in-dementia-care-registration-31363090849 or by calling Julie Luedtke at 503-435-3404.

Rural fire board to meet

The Newberg Rural Fire Protection District board of directors will hold their next meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the downtown fire station on Second and Howard streets. This regular board meeting will include appointment of the 2017-2018 budget officer, a discussion of the SDAO consultant process, a consideration of the spring/summer newsletter and election of two board positions in May.

For more information, call NRFPD Secretary/Treasurer John Fawcett at 503-538-3617, 503-476-5225 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Senior center to hold Blue Moon Social

The Chehalem Senior Center, 101 W. Foothills Drive, will hold a Blue Moon Social from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20. The event will feature a dessert and refreshment bar, dancing, old time fiddlers and a cake walk. Make reservations at 503-537-9404.

Dodgeball tournament fundraiser in March

The Newberg High School Grad Night committee is hosting a dodgeball tournament fundraiser at noon March 18 at the NHS gymnasium. Cost is $50 for a team of five. High-school age players and adults are welcome. Additional players are $10 each with a max of seven per team. Prizes for first, second and best team costume. The deadline to register is March 16. To sign up, call Antoinette Gregoire at 503-550-7772, email her at jenteal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call Diana Takahashi at 503-522-6248 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..