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Good Words for Nov. 28

Good Words for Nov. 28

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Meals on Wheels thanks Kiwanis Club

The Corvallis Meals on Wheels Program would like to share a sincere thank you to the Corvallis Kiwanis Club for its generous donation of $1,000.

The funds will be used in helping our program continue to serve hot nutritious meals to seniors and people with disabilities in our community. In addition we would like to share our appreciation for their continued and dependable service in volunteering with our program.

Julie Nist

Corvallis Meals on Wheels

Old Mill Center thanks Kiwanis

We heartily thank the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis for continuing to support our work with children and families.

Old Mill Center has been working in the local community since 1977, first as an integrated preschool and now expanded into a variety of services. We focus on early education, prevention and intervention of child abuse and neglect, group and individual counseling, parenting skills and behavioral skills at the Old Mill Center and out in the community.

Kiwanis Club of Corvallis has again shown its commitment to help youth in the local area by generously contributing financial support to our work. We thank them for recognizing us and partnering with us as we collaborate to deliver our services to locations in the community where kids who may not otherwise have access to help, can seek assistance. Thank you, Kiwanis!

Kate Caldwell

Old Mill Center

Corvallis dentist aids local band

The Corvallis Community Band thanks Dr. Tom Laster, DDS, and his dental practice for their generous support of our recent educational program for more than 700 area fourth-graders, held Nov. 10 at the LaSells Stewart Center.

The music program, which was supplemented by dancers from the Willamette Apprentice Ballet and a simultaneous visual presentation, augmented the social studies and science curriculum of the students. Public, private and home-schooled children from not only Corvallis, but Philomath, Monroe, Kings Valley, North Albany and Adair Village benefited from the program.

The Corvallis Community Band is an all-volunteer organization and can only put on our free concerts with the help, generosity and support of community members like Dr. Laster and his dental practice. The band gratefully appreciates his willingness to underwrite a considerable portion of the expenses which allowed us to present this program to area fourth graders for the third year in a row.

Howard Korn

Corvallis Community Band

Assistance League helps students 

More than one in four students in our schools receive assistance with health and hygiene supplies, clothing, and emergency meals. We are grateful for the resources provided by the Assistance League of Corvallis and the network of caring people in our community.

Thank you to Chairwoman Gene Newburgh and members of the Assistance League for their long running programs that benefit Corvallis students and their stellar fundraising efforts, including the upcoming Winter’s Eve Corvallis event.

Chris Hawkins

Corvallis School District

Kiwanis Club gives to Grace Center

Corvallis nonprofit Grace Center for Adult Day Services received a donation of $750 on Nov. 5 from the Community Services Committee of the Corvallis Kiwanis Club.

These funds are helping Grace Center fulfill its mission of providing day services that optimize the cognitive and physical abilities of seniors and adults with disabilities so they can remain as independent as possible and in their homes.

The Kiwanis Club of Corvallis has supported Grace Center for many years. It is a community service organization dedicated to helping youth and seniors and making the place we live in as good as it can be. Thank you for your generosity and continued support, Kiwanis Club!

Tera Stegner

Grace Center for Adult Day Services

Sponsors helped with fundraiser

On Nov. 17, Corvallis Young Life hosted our Taste of Corvallis fundraiser at the Oregon State University Alumni Center. More than 300 people attended the event and enjoyed an evening of fun, humor and inspiration.

Table sponsors included: Michelle’s Skin Care, Brad Johnson Signs, Corvallis Vision Center, Dave and Yvonne Gilbert, Dickerhoof Properties, Eric Erwin Ameriprise Financial, Peak Elite, Special Occasions, University Honda, Van Vleet Meat Co., Willamette Valley Christian Supply, Jim Kuhlman State Farm, John Lorenz Morgan Stanley, Dr’s Sorah & House NW Health & Healing Center, Dr’s Balkins & Swenson, Northpoint Dental, O’Brien Dental Lab. Taste providers: Valley Catering, Dutch Bro’s, Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, Downward Dog, Les Caves, Block 15, McGrath’s Seafood, Corvallis Country Club, Flat Tail Brewery. Vineyards: Emerson, Eola Hills, and Reustle Prayer Rock.

The success of the evening came from the great support of sponsors like this, and many more volunteers too numerous to count!

Todd Herder


Family thanks Evergreen Hospice

The family of Barbara Higinbotham would like to thank the Samaritan Evergreen Hospice team for its exceptional assistance during our very difficult time.

We appreciated each individual who came to our door. Our mother looked forward to seeing you as well.

Your caring goes way beyond the normal.

We also thank those who attended the funeral.

This is more than a job for you. It's a calling.

The family of Barbara Higinbotham


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