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Election Jitters
Election Jitters

For weeks, perhaps months, the tension has been building. And now, midterm elections are upon us. We go to the polls, and we hold our breath. Whatever the outcome, there will be many who experience added stress and anxiety. With the current...

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Thanks Fr. Jack
Thanks Fr. Jack

It was a celebration of life befitting a man who spent his life in service in Portland. Several hundred people crowded St. Henry Church in Gresham on Wednesday, October 31 to say a final farewell to Fr. Jack Krall. Fr. Jack died on October 17 at...

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Back-To-School Blues?
Back-To-School Blues?

Parents have a lot on their plate: mortgage payments, healthcare, caring for elderly parents, raising kids, just to name a few. As the new school year gets underway, they face additional stressors — paying for back-to-school supplies, clothes and...

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Special Support
Special Support

NCC’s sliding scale for fees ensures anyone in need of mental health services can get them no matter what the financial situation. We couldn’t offer counseling sessions at such a low cost to clients without the support of many...

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My Party with a Purpose
My Party with a Purpose

My friend, Kathy Campobasso, and I hosted a fundraising luncheon (Party with a Purpose) at Willamette Valley Golf Club on Friday, May 11th. It was so much fun! We invited 40 friends and acquaintances. Even with scheduling conflicts with our...

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Prove It!
Prove It!

We have all felt that or said that in subtle ways.  It’s a great conversation ender and it’s quite unfortunate. Many of us operate at times in “Prove it!” mode. In this mode, we require evidence for why we should consider someone else’s point of...

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New Year Resolution
New Year Resolution

I am not much of a history buff, but I found the origins and the development of New Year resolutions fascinating. Did you know the ancient Babylonians were the first people to make New Year’s resolutions? Each year in March (their new year), the...

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Giving Tuesdsay
Giving Tuesdsay

WHAT is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday began in 2012, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, as a specific day to highlight the importance of giving back, following the material purchases of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday...

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