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Two WHS students win national art awards

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Portland Youth Philharmonic visits Woodburn band students

Portland Youth Philharmonic visits Woodburn band students

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Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows VillageThere are many reasons why you or your loved ones might opt for a short-term stay at Country Meadows Village. Maybe you’re considering moving to our community and would like to experience the lifestyle beforehand. We book short-term stays in our independent living community, which includes three meals a day and access to amenities such as the library, café and computer rooms.

Of course, one of the biggest benefits of living in a retirement village is getting to socialize with everyone that you meet there. That includes not only mingling with other residents in our on-site restaurant, but also meeting our staff and scheduled entertainers and guest speakers. Our short-term stays also include activities like exercise classes, live entertainment and happy hours, as well as outings to local site and shops—all organized by our Wellness team.

A respite stay is also a great option, whether you’re a caregiver who needs somewhere for your loved one to stay short term, or if you’re a senior who is recovering from illness, injury or rehab. During your stay, we’re happy to provide you with as many care services as you need from our onsite nurse and 24-hour care staff. This is one of the ways we continue to help the Woodburn community, by being there for you when you need us most.

Whether you need a little help after a surgery, or would just like to check out our facilities, a short stay is a fantastic way to mingle with our residents and learn about what Country Meadows Village has to offer you. If you’re curious about what your options for short term care might be, call 503-982-2221 today!

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

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Tom Staskiewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfAn underappreciated course: When golfers hear about the course at Woodburn Estates & Golf on Country Club Road in Woodburn, they immediately assume it is easy…simply because it’s short! Of course, we all know what happens when you assume something.

This course has humbled many a player with its winding, ribbon-like, tree-lined, luscious fairways and ultra-fast, postage-stamp-sized greens. Accuracy, judgment and course management are key to successfully playing this course. Members enjoy watching the over-confident big hitters try to tame this course and end up with egg on their face, as they say.

Some of the comments we hear as visiting players come off the course include:

What happened?

I didn’t know.

I was sure I scored better than that!

This is the toughest 5400-yard course in Oregon!

The course at Woodburn Estates & Golf is designed to challenge all golfers and the 5400-yards is designed to accommodate the 50+ year-old golfer. Just because you are older doesn’t mean you do not want a challenge.

One of the many benefits members at Woodburn Estates & Golf enjoy is a free membership in the Oregon Trails Golf Program. This program provides Woodburn Estates & Golf members reciprocal arrangements at twenty-four, and counting, courses throughout Oregon and southern Washington. You can learn more about the program and see a list of courses in the Oregon Trails Golf Program at oregontrailsgolf.org.

If you are 50+ and still question the challenge of the course, contact the pro-shop at 503-981-0189 to schedule a round with one of our many members who love to show off our course.

WOODBURN ESTATES AND GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

OFFICE: 503.982.1776

GOLF: 503.981.0189

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Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterAs the year draws to a close, we here at Woodburn Automotive Repair Center and Mufflers, Hitches and More would like to extend thanks and appreciation to all of our customers. Thank you for your loyal support throughout the years and for choosing us to repair and maintain your vehicles. Here at the shop, we had a positive and wonderful year. We thoroughly enjoyed all the fun, joy, laughter and conversations we had with so many of you. You make us feel like friends and family. When you bring in your car for repairs, we hope that we make all of you feel the same way.

It is our hopes and prayers that you will all have a prosperous and healthy 2017. May all your vehicles run strong and only need maintenance repairs. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year, and may God bless all of you and your families.

Thank you again, from Richard, Mary and all the crew at Woodburn Automotive Repair Center and Mufflers, Hitches and More.

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

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Tami Randel, Community Relations Director at Country Meadows VillageCountry Meadows Village is proud to announce we are teaming up with Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) of North Marion County to donate food to help feed struggling, hungry families in the Woodburn area.

Love INC (loveincnmc.org) is the local chapter of a nationwide organization that aims to connect struggling families with resources to help them. One of those resources is food. Country Meadows Village serves fresh, local produce, meat and bread in their on-site restaurant daily. Although they are committed to minimizing food waste, many times there is still food left over.

Country Meadows Village makes homemade soups every day from local ingredients; some examples include garden vegetable, clam chowder, prime rib, Tuscany bean or chicken noodle. In this just-launched pilot program the soup is stored in one-quart, microwave-safe containers. Every week Love INC picks up the soup to be distributed to hungry families. “Even small steps move us forward, and this is another step in the right direction,” said community relationships director Tami Randel.

With free entertainment, educational and physical wellness programs, support groups and meals brought to your front door, Country Meadows Village is a resource for all residents of the Woodburn area. This pilot program is just one more way that Country Meadows Village has found to give back to the community.

For more information about the program, contact Country Meadows Village at 503-982-2221; for more information about Love INC’s services, check their website or call at 971.983.5683.

COUNTRY MEADOWS VILLAGE

155 S. Evergreen Road, Woodburn

503.982.2221

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Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterThe owners of Woodburn Automotive, Richard and Mary Edmonds, grew up in the Woodburn area and chose to start their business and spend the rest of their lives here. Richard Edmonds tells his business’s history:

“My wife and I grew up and went to school here in Woodburn. In 1973, I went into the army and we got married in 1974. After three years in the army, I went to college for two years and took over the old Highway Machine Shop in 1980. For the next few years, we were able to expand the business. We built Mufflers, Hitches and More in 1989. In 1993, we bought the property next to Mufflers, Hitchers and More and became a U-Haul dealership. In 1996, we built out the first phase of the Woodburn Automotive Repair Center with ten service bays, and in 2000 we expanded in the second phase to 34 service bays.

We faced some troubles. We almost went broke from the move, and the bank and mortgage company bailed on us with only three-fourths of the building finished. Luckily, because we grew up here and we’ve been in the business so long, our bank and all of our vendors were willing to work with us until we got through. Thanks to all of our loyal customers, we have continued to grow and flourish throughout the years, and now it’s 2016! I don’t know what the future holds, but we still have one acre of undeveloped land.”

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

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Tom Staskiewicz, general manager, Woodburn Estates & GolfOne of the most frequent comments that I hear as general manager at Woodburn Estates & Golf is how nice it is for members to be among their peer group. It can be intimidating to exercise while watching younger people who are able to run faster, lift more or even just have a much better physique.

At Woodburn Estates & Golf, all of our homeowners are over fifty-five years old. All of our resident members are part of a non-profit corporation that owns all the common property, including the golf course and the club house. We follow rules and regulations in order to maintain our Home Owner’s Association (HOA) status and the quiet, peaceful environment that our members enjoy.

But in addition to our resident members, we offer three levels of associate membership for 50+ members. For $500 a year, social associates get access to all social activities except golf. Golf-only associates can play on our world-class golf course for $875 a year per player. A combined membership of both social activities and golf runs at a total of $1150 per year, $500 for the social membership with a discount of $650 per year for golf.

Many of our associate members are local Woodburn residents who enjoy our unique offerings. We are the only facility from Seattle to San Francisco that offers an 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool, spa, fitness center and clubhouse dedicated solely to the 50+ member! Woodburn Estates & Golf is conveniently located on Country Club Road just east of the I-5 Woodburn exit. For more information, call our office at 503-981-0189.

WOODBURN ESTATES AND GOLF

1776 COUNTRY CLUB RD., WOODBURN

OFFICE: 503.982.1776

GOLF: 503.981.0189

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Richard Edmonds, Woodburn Automotive Repair CenterLong-time Woodburn resident Horace Bixby liked to bless his friends with a poem. He has passed on, but his poems are still at both of our shops. They always remind us of him.


I’m writing this verse for three girls at one time.
They’ve been nice to me in a manner sublime.
There is Maria, and Mary, and Rachel, it seems
They brighten my life, if not in my dreams.


Maria I met when she worked in the bank.
She remembered my name, for that I do thank
Her. She now works for Mufflers, Hitches and More,
She still is one girl that spreads sunshine galore.


Then Mary, the sweetheart who does all the books,
She gives you your bill, turning on her good looks.
Two months ago I took my car back,
To have it serviced for things it did lack.

There to my surprise was a beautiful blonde,
Who asked my name, I tried to respond.
She filled out the form, the paper one, I mean,
The car went right in and soon came out clean.

In the short time it took to service the car,
I got to visit with Rachel, I think is a star.

Now you’ve heard of the girls at Mufflers and More,
Where I drive my car clear up to the door.
I’m ready to visit with these girls so sweet,
That will take thirty minutes. How I love that treat!

WOODBURN AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR CENTER

555 N. PACIFIC HWY., WOODBURN

503.981.8247

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Woodburn Area's Latest News

March 28, 2017

State of the County address in Woodburn March 29

by Woodburn Independent
Marion County Commissioners Kevin Cameron and Sam Brentano will present the address at 11:30 a.m. in Woodburn
CCSO - A Woodburn man died Saturday night when his car rolled after crashing on Kropf Road near Molalla.
March 29, 2017

20-year old man dies in Molalla crash

by Peggy Savage
A Woodburn man died Saturday evening when his vehicle rolled over on Kropf Road near Molalla
COURTESY MCSO - The two suspects are pictured in security camera footage.
March 27, 2017

Marion County Sheriff's Office seeks help identifying St. Paul…

by Julia Comnes
The two suspects from a March 24 burglary at St. Paul Market both have their faces covered in security footage


COURTESY MCSO - Early Sunday morning, a driver intentionally rammed a Ford F-150 into Star Market in Brooks before stealing an ATM.
March 27, 2017

Driver crashes pickup into Brooks market, steals ATM

by Julia Comnes
Star Market in Brooks was the site of two burglaries on March 26
INDEPENDENT FILE PHOTO - Andy Pine
March 27, 2017

Andy Pine named grand marshal of Hubbard Hop Festival parade

by Lindsay Keefer
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March 26, 2017

Woodburn Evangelical Church hosts Jews for Jesus presentation

by Woodburn Independent
The public is invited to the free April 4 program that will focus on how the Gospels tie in with the feasts of Israel
PMG FILE - The city of St. Paul could once again consider whether to enter into an agreement with the St. Paul Rodeo Association to potentially use the rodeo's well for drinking water.
March 25, 2017

St. Paul to consider using rodeo well

by Aaron Knapp
The rodeo association has floated the idea of offering the well for municipal water use, as the city has had longstanding problems with its wells.
COURTESY MCSO - Andrey Abildayev
March 24, 2017

Woodburn man sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex abuse

by Julia Comnes
Andrey Abildayev, 54, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two young girls
COURTESY MCSO - Constantino Benitez-Mendoza
March 23, 2017

WPD arrests man on eight charges of rape, sexual assault

by Julia Comnes
Constantino Benitez-Mendoza, 42, is accused of raping and sexually assaulting two girls younger than 12
COURTESY PHOTO - Ginger Redlinger
March 22, 2017

North Marion School Board selects Ginger Redlinger as new…

by Woodburn Independent
Redlinger, who lives in Woodburn and is director of a charter school in Oregon Trail School District, will take over for Boyd Keyser July 1

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Mar 22, 2017

Woodburn School Board sees first contested race in 10 years

by Lindsay Keefer
All five Gervais School Board positions are up for grabs in the May 16 election
LINDSAY KEEFER - Russ Pickett (left), one of three finalists for the North Marion superintendent position, talks to community members in the middle school library on March 15.
Mar 22, 2017

North Marion School District superintendent finalists meet the…

by Lindsay Keefer
The three candidates meet the public and staff, tour the district and interview with the school board.
Mar 22, 2017

Hubbard Fire District hosts safety fair Saturday

by Woodburn Independent
A safety fair open to the community will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday at Hubbard Fire Station.
Mar 22, 2017

Police logs

by Woodburn Independent
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Woodburn Independent publishes the names of people arrested based on information from city police logs. Times listed represent the time the crimes were reported to police. The…
Mar 22, 2017

Fire calls

by Woodburn Independent
Editor's Note: EMS stands for emergency medical service and MVA stands for motor vehicle accident.
Mar 21, 2017

Woodburn solicitors no longer need licenses from city to go door…

by Julia Comnes
The city will instead increase enforcement against violators of 'no solicitation' signs
Mar 20, 2017

WPD identifies six OLCC 'licensees of concern'

by Julia Comnes
Woodburn Police Department will do more outreach to both businesses and OLCC to reduce calls to certain establishments
Mar 20, 2017

Traffic safety meeting set for March 21

by Woodburn Independent
Meeting will address ways the county, ODOT is working to improve northern Marion County roads in light of recent crashes
INDEPENDENT PHOTO: JULIA COMNES - Seal of Biliteracy recipients were honored with medals at a recognition ceremony on March 14. In total, 64 Woodburn students were recognized. Seal of Biliteracy recipients from WAAST are pictured after receiving their medals.
Mar 18, 2017

Sixty-four Woodburn students receive Seal of Biliteracy

by Julia Comnes
The seal recognizes students' linguistic ability in English and a second language
Mar 16, 2017

Marion County Sheriff's Office helping to support Hubbard during…

by Lindsay Keefer
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