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Good Words for Sept. 5

Good Words for Sept. 5

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Supporters boosted golf tournament

Thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations and raffle prizes for the Mario Pastega Memorial Golf Tournament, benefiting local cancer survivors by helping fund the new Pastega Regional Cancer Center:

Market of Choice, Blue Heron French Cheese Co., Burst's Chocolates, Garland Nursery, Gretz Goldsmiths, McGrath's Fish House, Rick and Terre Mehlhaf, Olufson Design, Shonnard's Nursery, Sibling Revelry, The Clothes Tree, The Inkwell Home Store, New Morning Bakery, The Old Spaghetti Factor, Trader Joe's, Zooeys, Los3Reales, Pastega Food and Beverage, Vistar Northest, PepsiCo and Eola Hills Wine Cellars.

Thank you to our sponsors: Barker Uerlings, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation and Mario and Alma Pastega Family Foundation.

Many, many thanks for making this golf tournament a successful fundraiser for the new Pastega Regional Cancer Center serving our community.

Ken Pastega, president

Mario and Alma Pastega Family Foundation

Letters of praise for Dial-A-Bus

Graciously, this is the image we share when we think of Dial-A-Bus:

• D stands for Dignity.

• I stands for Independence.

• A stands for Altruism.

• L stands for Life, Love, Liberty!

• A stands for Authentic.

• B stands for Beautiful and Bright.

• U stands for Unique and Usable.

• S stands for Simplicity and Sustainable.

Anne Moore

Cynthia Sonick


Hull Foundation helps families

On behalf of the board of directors, staff, volunteers and especially the families served by Benton Hospice Service, thank you to the Ralph Hull Foundation for supporting end-of-life care for dying patients, and supporting their families before and after the death. We will soon upgrade technology thanks to the foundation’s generous $19,401 grant. This gift allow our patient-care staff to spend less time with administrative tasks and more time with our patients and families providing compassionate, end-of-life care.

Since 1980, Benton Hospice Service has been the go-to organization for those facing end-of-life, or the end of a loved one’s life, so they can live the life they have left to the fullest extent possible. We also provide support for family caregivers and those grieving so they do not have to face such times alone. Thank you, Ralph Hull Foundation for allowing us to better serve Linn and Benton counties.

Laurie Russell

Benton Hospice Service


Elks offer thanks for new mural

The Corvallis Elks Lodge would like to publicly thank muralist Gary Herd from Lone Wolf Murals for the beautiful patriotic mural he painted on our building. This work of art is there for the entire community to view, and will last for many years of enjoyment. The lodge continues the work on the Community Memory Garden, which will be placed below the mural. If anyone is interested in a memorial brick, please contact the lodge.

Steve Redman

Don Bartley


CARDV honors volunteer of the year

The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) is pleased to announce its volunteer of the year, Linda Becerril Low, who was honored in the company of her family and co-volunteers at CARDV’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic.

Volunteers play a vital role in providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. A huge thank you to the businesses and individuals that contributed food and support for this event which honored all CARDV volunteers: Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, Bombs Away Café, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Drift Away Massage, El Sol De Mexico, Epic Day Spa, Live Well Yoga Studio, Nearly Normal’s Gonzo Cuisine, Old World Deli, Qdobe, Safeway, Sky High Brewing, Stahlbush Island Farm, Stover Evey & Jackson, Sunnyside Up Café, Valley Catering and Yogurt Extreme.

Crystal Kelley


Old Mill gives thanks to Spaghetti Factory

Thanks to the Old Spaghetti Factory for stepping up to recognize the importance of volunteering at the Old Mill Center for Children and Families.

The restaurant team has generously supplied 12 gift certificates for dinner to be given to an outstanding volunteer each month for the next year. We have so many wonderful volunteers each year, it is terrific to be able to single out someone who gives of their time and energy to help us help children.

In our last fiscal year, more than 150 volunteers worked more than 7800 volunteer hours! They are great, and so is the Old Spaghetti Factory for acknowledging them!

Kate Caldwell

Old Mill Center for Children and Families

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