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Artist does painting for oncology center

“From Uncertainty, Hope,” a painting by local artist Kris Mitchell, is hanging in the main waiting area of the Radiation Oncology building on the campus of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

Mitchell is a Northwest artist known for her textured landscape watercolor paintings. Her recent work consists mostly of en plein air landscapes. Mitchell loves finding inspiration from nature. Her work came to the attention of some of the center’s staff during the local Philomath Open Studio Tour in which she participated. She was asked to submit a bid for a piece of original artwork to adorn a hallway at the cancer center.

The staff was looking for a quiet, contemplative piece that would add a sense of tranquility and reflection to the space: a nature-inspired painting depicting local flora or fauna. Mitchell was excited to have the possibility of contributing to a healing environment. The funds for the piece were anonymously donated.

Broker wins real estate award

RE/MAX Integrity recently announced that Principal Broker Jill Schuster has earned the Five Star Real Estate Award by Five Star Professional.

This is the sixth year in a row Schuster has received the award. She was nominated by her clients for exemplifying five-star professional excellence. She was featured in Portland’s Monthly Magazine last month.

Schuster has been a Realtor for 13 years and has been practicing real estate at RE/MAX Integrity for three.

RE/MAX Integrity is the leading RE/MAX franchise in the Pacific Northwest, with six offices and 275 Realtors providing real estate listing and sales services in Corvallis, Albany, Salem, Eugene, Grants Pass, Medford and surrounding regions. All RE/MAX Integrity offices are led by non-competing Principal Brokers. 

Clinic hires rheumatologist

John “Steve" Thompson recently joined The Corvallis Clinic Rheumatology Department.

Thompson treats common rheumatology conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus and osteoarthritis. He also has a special interest in diagnosing and caring for people who have such rare diseases as eosinophilia fasciitis and polymyositis.

Certified in internal medicine and rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Thompson comes to the clinic after practicing seven years at University of Colorado Health, Northern Colorado, from 2010 to earlier this year.

He also has practiced at the Arthritis Center of the Rockies/Greeley Medical Clinic in Greeley, Colorado, from 2003 to 2010; the Aspen Medical Center/Big Thompson Medical Group in Loveland, Colorado, from 1991 to 2003; and Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Bellflower from 1989 to 1991.

Thompson takes appointments by referral. For information, call 541-754-1371.

Credit union plans North Albany branch

Central Willamette Community Credit Union’s sixth branch will open in June inside the new North Albany Supermarket at 621 NW Hickory St.

This location will serve residents and commuters between CW’s two closest branches, Pacific Boulevard in Albany and Circle Boulevard in Corvallis, and will expose the recently refreshed CW brand to potential members.

Central Willamette plans to host a summer celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 in the grocery store parking lot. A promotional trailer will offer putt-putt golf, a cash tornado, popcorn, prizes and special rates.

The full-service North Albany branch will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. A Central Willamette ATM will be available during all supermarket business hours. CW membership is open to all residents and employees of Linn, Benton, Polk and Marion counties.

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