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Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council Meeting

Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m.

Parks Board ready to start new program

Parks Board ready to start new program

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The funding amount isn’t what was hoped for. No matter: members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are ready to start their new matching grant program. In the midst of trying to get more money for the program – which will in essence allow the Parks Board […]

U.S. can’t solve Shia-Sunni conflict

U.S. can’t solve Shia-Sunni conflict

Long ago and far away, Muhammad, Islam’s founder and author of the Koran, passed away.  That year was 632 A.D.  Two factions formed almost immediately.  “One who follows the traditions of the Prophet” was the Sunni mantra; they wanted Muhammad’s closest friend and advisor to succeed him.  The Shia or “people of the household of the Prophet,” sought a Muhammad family member to […]

Keep it legal, keep it safe on the 4th

Keep it legal, keep it safe on the 4th

The Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to keep itl legal and keep it safe when using fireworks. The 2014 Oregon fireworks sales season opened this week and runs through Sunday, July 6. The OSFM and their partners […]

UGM Walk For Hope Saturday

UGM Walk For Hope Saturday

The Union Gospel Mission of Salem is holding Walk For Hope 2014 this Saturday, June 21. The event starts at the downtown Salem UGM shelter at 9:30 a.m. and travels about five miles to end at the UGM’s Simonka Place in Keizer around 10:30. There will be bounce houses, balloon art, face painting and lunch […]

Lewis Melson, Captain, USN (ret.)

Lewis Melson, Captain, USN (ret.)

March 1, 1914 – June 1, 2014

Preserve instead of develop?

Preserve instead of develop?

To the Editor: The news about the Herber property (on Verda Lane between Chemawa and Dearborn) going to apartments ought to make Keizer residents pause a moment. Private use of private property for legal purposes always ought to be supported. In the case of “Cow Meadows,” perhaps it’s time once again for the community to […]

Cow pasture on Verda Lane

Cow pasture on Verda Lane

To the Editor: I just voted on the Keizertimes web poll.  My realistic vote is to extend Claggett Creek Park, Although        I would prefer it remain the way it is.  As a park, the homestead could be utilized as a museum, perhaps a wedding venue, such as Log House Garden on Windsor […]

Why not preserve Keizer history?

Why not preserve Keizer history?

To the Editor: The first 30 years of my life were spent in Keizer, until a job took me to Washington state. I still regularly visit family there and I am concerned about my hometown and what happens to it. With the exception of the inspired few who toil endlessly at the Keizer Heritage Museum, […]

Anything but boots on the ground

Anything but boots on the ground

To the Editor: Things are happening so fast in the Middle East right now and our options are so limited that it is difficult to see what the United States can and should do to protect its interests and the unfortunate people caught in the middle.  Too, the wrong actions on our part could very […]

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