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8 The Sun, Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Photo by Susan Ragan Cut hay, ready for baling, lies in rows at the Herron farm on West Perwdale Road - a sight that is common throughout the Willamei e Valley during harvest season. Harvest festival offers farm fun By Jo Mclntyre larger quarters, added volun- cal displays and exhibits, lo- Correspondent, The Sun teers and gained a new spon- cal authors and their books, A formerly invitation-only sor, theYamhill County Histori- displays and photos relating to threshing bee at the Watts cal Society. the McMinnville 100 Years family farm in Yamhill Now, it is a day of"family Ago project, toy tractors, and County has morphed into the farm fun"that features harvest- more! much larger Harvest Fest at ing activities with antique farm Cost is $3 per person, free the Yamhill Valley Heritage equipment, horses and mules, for kids 12 and under. Center, on Saturday and Sun- music, food, kids' activities and The Yamhill Valley Heritage day, Aug. 18 and 19, from 10 petting animals. Center is located at 11275 SW a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include a tractor pa- Durham Lane,just offHwy. 18, Some 15 years ago, the Cliff rade at 1 p.m. and a slow trac- west of McMinnville. and Glen Watts family and their tor race at 2 p.m. The Black- For more information call neighbors started the Watts smith Shop and Sawmill wiU be 503-434-0490 or visit their Family ThreshingBee. Then, open and operating each day. website at five years ago, theymoved into Visitors can also see histori- applies to NEW subscribers. a limited number oF Tickets are available. 5,20J.:Z or wl n tieke run out! NEW subscribers in Yamhill & Polk County: 1 Year subscription $29 gets you 52 weeks of local news and ONE General Admission Fair Ticket 2 Year subscription $48 gets you 104 weeks of local news & TWO General Admission Fair Tickets NAME MAILING ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP PHONE EMAIL: Prices apply to local subscriptions only (Yamhill and Polk County addresses) Non-local rates: $39 for one year, $68 for two years. P.O. Box 68 136 E. Main Street Sheridan, OR 97378 503-843-2312 ext. 201 prices up Crop years on The Brandt family ob-800 acre farm, though the served 100 years of their kids aren't actually farm- own family farm's operat- ing it just yet, says Dave ing out on Ballston Road Brandt, the great-grandson on Aug, 4. of William and Willamina. The century-old farm,About 110 people which now produces grass helped Dave and his wife, seed and blueberries, was Christine, celebrate. Visi- first settled by William and tors traveled from Penn- Willamina Brandt. sylvania, Hawaii and Cali- Right now, the fifth fornia to help mark the generation is living on the milestone. Continued from Page 10 For the rest of the harvest in the Sheridan-Willamina area, he's heard that some tall fescue yields are down as much as 20 percent, maybe because of the wet spring. At least, prices are holding up in about the 60 cents per pound range. And even though a lot of wheat has been planted, the price is up there, too, at about $8 per bushel. Most other Yamhill Valley crops such as radish, beets and beans, for example, are grown for seed, and they look pretty good. m m since surgery at Willamette Valley Hed ical Center. "It's the best thing I could have done for myself. Before the surgery, I couldn't even take my kids to the park because my knees couldn't handle it. I tried diet after diet after diet. I had nowhere else to turn. "My husband loves a skinnier me. I'm playing with the kids more. I'm more active. I'm happier. It's amazing the difference I feel." -Sandy Crow, Lafayette If you are a self-pay patient, our price for a sleeve gastrectomy is just $12,000, and our price for lap band surgery is just $12,000. We also perform gastric bypass surgery.