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Fayes M. Rogers

Fayes M. Rogers

Dec. 6, 1919 – Sept. 15, 2014

Janet Mays

Janet Mays

Janet Mays of Keizer, 68, passed peacefully in her family home in Northern California on Sept. 18, 2014. She lived in Keizer with the love of her life, Donald VanCleave. What a legacy of life, love, family and strength she leaves. There will be a pot luck and celebration of her journey on Oct. 5, […]

School funding not going as planned

School funding not going as planned

“There you go again” was a favorite quip used by GOP presidential contender Ronald Reagan to disarm President Jimmy Carter during their one debate on October 14, 1980.  A current application of “There you go again” references the dropping of another ball that has rather obviously fallen from the fumbling hands of he who’s arguably become Oregon’s biggest modern day office-holding loser, Governor John Kitzhaber. Today, […]

“Neverhome” by Laird Hunt

“Neverhome” by Laird Hunt

“Neverhome” by Laird Hunt c.2014, Little, Brown & Company $26.00 / $29.00 Canada 256 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER You needed to take a stand. There was an injustice, a wrong that needed righting, and someone had to say something. That someone was you – and though you’re just one person, just a voice, […]

Sunset Avenue herd

Sunset Avenue herd

To the Editor: I am an animal lover and a nature lover. The sight of wild animals is a thrill, well, most of the time. The past two years we who live on Sunset Avenue have had a doe and her fawns living in our yards. Yes, they are so darn cute until they ruin […]

I’m voting for Mr. Keizer

I’m voting for Mr. Keizer

To the Editor: I was so glad when Roland Herrera told me he was running for Keizer City Council.  I first met Roland when my boys were in Little League and Roland was their coach (almost 25 years ago). I was awed by his commitment and the utter joy in his attitude toward coaching squirrely little boys. […]

The gravity of the situation

The gravity of the situation

A Box of Soap By DON VOWELL Today we’ll explain gravity.  We’ll leave more current issues to more qualified commentators—as if there is a more current issue than gravity.  As you read this you are doubtless relying on gravity to prevent you from flying off the chair into near space. The qualifications for explaining gravity […]

Chemeketa search should irk taxpayers

Chemeketa search should irk taxpayers

Not much has been heard from of late by way of the shenanigan-ridden Willamette Education Service District (WESD). Has Chemeketa Community College (CCC) grabbed that baton and will it now march it through the streets and byways of the area the college serves?  The latest out of CCC is that its leadership has decided to make a move that smells […]

Marian Jean Lee Stimac

Marian Jean Lee Stimac

September 19, 1924 – September 7, 2014

Redirecting to Alzheimer’s Network…

Redirecting to Alzheimer’s Network…

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