Published: 3/12/2013 4:48:40 PM
Army Private Jorge A. Tarula-Navarro, son of Grabiel Tarula of Hubbard, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, demonstrated physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Published: 3/12/2013 4:53:51 PM
Finley Parker Lerum, son of Julie and Benjamin Lerum of Silverton, was born Feb. 4, 2013, at Salem Hospital.
At birth, he weighed 12 pounds, 13 ounces.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:34:10 PM
Alexander Brandon Ortellao, son of Rocio Jauri and Sebastian Ortellao of Woodburn, was born at 8:08 p.m. Jan. 5, 2013, at Silverton Hospital.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:24:07 PM
Maddie Marie Tompkins-Lennig, daughter of Jennifer Scott-Tompkins and Jereme Lennig of Salem, was born at 7:41 p.m. Feb. 15, 2013, at Silverton Hospital.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:05:51 PM
Richard and Alice Berkey of Molalla are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this week.
The couple married March 14, 1953, at Canby Parsonage in a ceremony officiated by Paul Roth.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:16:02 PM
By Brett Tallman
For the Independent
The new owners of the historic Hubbard Chapel are refreshing the 121-year-old building inside and out in preparation for an open house Thursday from 7 to 9 p.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:16:32 PM
The Northwest Senior and Disability Services provides meals at the First Presbyterian Church, 950 Boones Ferry Road in Woodburn, at noon Mondays through Fridays.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:18:04 PM
By Wendy McIlnay
If you answer yes to two or more questions below then you might be at risk for a fall.
Are you alone several hours of the day or night?
In the past year have you fallen or been afraid of falling in your own home?
Have you been hospitalized or been to an emergency room in the last year?
Do you have one of the following chronic ailments: heart disease, stroke, COPD, osteoporosis, diabetes or arthritis?
Do you use a cane or walker, wheelchair, stair climber or other assistive device to help with balance or walking?
Are you required to take several daily medications?
Do you need assistance with one of the following activities: bathing, toileting, dressing, meal preparation or housekeeping?
Falls in the home can occur in bathrooms, bedrooms and on stairs.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:19:29 PM
By Sarah Fronza
Director of Accountable Care Development
If you keep up with the news, chances are that you have heard quite a bit about the Affordable Care Act.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:22:36 PM
By Donna Gramse
Woodburn Historical Museum
Last month I talked about some of the businesses that used to be around the Interstate 5 entrance. I have been working on a list for the museum of what was where, when.
Published: 3/12/2013 5:24:28 PM
Woodburn resident Suzanne Lewallen is publishing her second novel, “Tattered Lace,” under her pen name Suzanne Grant.
“Tattered Lace” is a tale of mystery and romance set in Central Oregon’s high desert outback.
Published: 3/19/2013 1:51:10 PM
CSI Gervais — The annual CSI Gervais event will be April 6, with one session from 1 to 5 p.m. and the second session from 6 to 10 p.m. This interactive, team adventure is for forensics fans, detective buffs and crime solvers, who will roam the halls of Gervais High School searching for evidence, interrogating “persons of interest” and trying to squeeze confessions out of suspects.
Published: 3/19/2013 4:06:00 PM
AURORA — Cadet 2nd Lt. Elizabeth Irving assumed command of Civil Air Patrol’s Aurora Composite Squadron cadets at the unit’s recent change of command and awards ceremony.
Published: 3/19/2013 5:03:30 PM
By Kristy Kummer-Pred
As a child of the ‘70s and ‘80s, with a mom from the ‘60s, I grew up on creative casseroles and last-minute, thrown-together recipes using canned soup.
Published: 3/19/2013 5:05:19 PM
By Patrick Paradis
Woodburn Pet Hospital, veterinarian
If you have a headache, you might reach for the bottle of ibuprofen or acetaminophen in the cabinet.
Published: 3/27/2013 9:33:29 AM
First Saturday of the Month Flea Market — Aurora Unit 110, American Legon Auxiliary, holds its First Saturday of the Month Flea Market, April 6 from 9 a.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:36:39 PM
Champoeg History Cache — In partnership with the Friends of Historic Champoeg, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is presenting this series of interpretive talks and demonstrations on the lives of the native peoples, settlers and traders on the Willamette River.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:39:44 PM
Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Josh Sofaer of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentation called “Christ in the Passover” at Woodburn Evangelical Church on March 19 at 7 p.
Published: 3/12/2013 4:47:58 PM
St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour — This event at Silver Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care, 703 Evergreen Road in Woodburn, will be March 15 at 1:30 p.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:06:24 PM
WOODBURN — Woodburn Public Library has about 300 new Spanish titles in circulation since December, thanks to a grant that allowed the library manager to attend the world’s largest Spanish language book fair.
Published: 3/5/2013 6:07:22 PM
These are popular book titles recommended by the Woodburn Public Library for reading in the month of March.
For more information on these and other titles, visit www.