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Around Town Oct. 21, 2020


October 21, 2020

OSU offers free webinar on cattle

Oregon State University’s Beef Cattle Working Group is presenting a Fall Webinar Series on beef cattle production.

The weekly webinar series runs through Nov. 17, presented by OSU faculty. Webinars begin at 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday, except for Nov. 5, which is a Thursday.

Upcoming topics include:

Oct. 20: The Importance of Mineral Supplementation, presented by Juliana Ranches.

Oct. 27: Strategic Supplementation for Beef Cattle, presented by Ian McGregor.

Nov. 5: Understanding EPDs for Selecting Bulls, presented by Sergio Arispe and Morgan Johns-rud (Select Sires).

Nov. 10: Pain Mitigation of Routine Procedures for Calves, presented by Chuck Estill.

Nov. 17: Plants Toxic to Livestock in Range and Pastures, presented by Scott Duggan and Mylen Bohle.

Registration is required only once, at You will receive an email with a link to access the webinar. The same link can be used for all webinars.

For more information, contact by visiting, or contact OSU Extension at (541) 967-3871.

Local GOP to hold candidates forum

Linn County Republicans Central Committee will hold a Meet the Candidates Forum from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at 2735 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon.

The public is invited to participate in the event.

For details, visit or call (541) 791-6446.

Local churches to hold prayer service

ONE Sweet Home will hold a community worship and prayer event at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, hosted by Sweet Home Nazarene Church, 415 Holley Road.

ONE Sweet Home is a cooperative effort among local churches to establish unity, share the love of Jesus Christ through outreach, prayer, and service, and network to meet the needs of the community.

Participants in the event are asked to bring a mask and practice social distancing.

Hope Church will lead in worship and community leaders and pastors from Cornerstone Foursquare Church, Harvest Christian Church, Reigning Glory Ministries, and Sweet Home Evangelical Church will lead in prayer.

The event will be live-streamed. For information visit ONE Sweet Home’s Facebook page.

Mobile clinic back at local church

SamCare Mobile Medicine, a health clinic inside a 40-foot vehicle, is available to local residents behind the Methodist Church at 845 6th Ave., from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The goal is to provide basic health care for those who are most at risk or vulnerable and are struggling to access services. Clinicians on the bus can see patients of all ages for basic health care needs.

Schedule an appointment by calling (541) 768-2220, and then press option 3 to speak with a scheduler. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Clinicians on the bus cannot provide testing for the coronavirus.

Patients who have any known coronavirus symptoms such as fever, chills or shaking; cough or sore throat; shortness of breath; muscle aches or pains; loss of smell or taste; headache or any cold or flu-like symptoms are asked to call their primary care provider for a telehealth visit or do a MyChart “Coronavirus Concerns” E-Visit from your computer or smart device to be assessed and routed to appropriate testing and care.

If you are not currently a Samaritan patient, call (541) 768-7080 to set up a MyChart account.

Insurance (OHP and others) will be billed for your health care visit on the bus. In some circumstances, health care can be provided at no cost.

To learn more about SamCare Mobile Medicine, go to

Veterans’ stories to be told on stage

Local military veterans will be matched with local playwrights and actors to bring their stories of service to the stage in the Veterans’ Voices Project II on Nov. 11 and 18.

The show will will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 18 at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Ave. in Corvallis.

Local director Leigh Matthews Bock has assembled an all-star cast that will be bringing these stories to life on both nights. The cast will be Tom Martin, Bob Olin, Rob Otrembiak, Chris Tavernia and Michael Wren.

Tickets range from $10 to $20 and are available at The show will be streamed online as well as performed live.

Blood drive Oct. 27 at local church

Sweet Home’s Evangelical Church will host a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 1347 Long St.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to schedule an appointment at (sponsor code SweetHomeComm) or call 1-800-733-2767. Participants can save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete a pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire on the day of their appointment.

Meals on Wheels weekly menu

Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request.

The menu on Friday, Oct. 23, is lima beans and turkey ham or mac and cheese florentine, glazed carrots, marinated broccoli salad, dill roll and cherry whip.

The menu on Monday, Oct. 26, is pasta primavera or cowboy campfire stew, green beans with red peppers, carrot pineapple salad, whole wheat roll and seasonal fresh fruit.

The menu on Tuesday, Oct. 27, is chicken spaghetti or geef sukiyaki with brown rice, marinated zucchini salad, mixed vegetables, seven grain roll and ice cream cup.

For more information, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.


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