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OSF actors take on McNary residency

OSF actors take on McNary residency

Trivia time: When did the word “swagger” first enter the English canon? Answer: About 1590, the first appearance in print was in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  That knowledge bomb was brought to you by Laura Montes and Orion Bradshaw, two visiting actors from Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival, who treated McNary High School students […]

Count the birds: public invited to help Audubon with annual bird census

Count the birds: public invited to help Audubon with annual bird census

Keizer residents will have the opportunity to participate in the longest-running animal census in the world, the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday, Dec. 19. Rich Ford, a Keizer resident, is the sector leader for the Keizer area. An experienced birdwatcher himself, he welcomes people of all ages and skill levels to […]

Wolverines dig claws into HOME pantry-painting project

Wolverines dig claws into HOME pantry-painting project

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For a group of Whiteaker Middle School students, the hardest part of helping out at Salem’s HOME Youth and Resource Center was the most easily overlooked: keeping clean. “That was the biggest challenge because there were so many of us painting in the small space,” said Megan Provost. […]

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Agenda for Keizer City Council meeting

Monday, December 7

Panthers pounce on AVID learning

Panthers pounce on AVID learning

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For the past six years, teachers and administrators at Claggett Creek Middle School have put a focus on AVID teaching methods, after Christmas break it will start looking the part as well. “We’re going to visually reinforce priorities for our students. If a college-going culture is important, we […]

Chasing Dark: Signs, tips and resources

Chasing Dark: Signs, tips and resources

In recent weeks, the Keizertimes has run a Chasing Dark series, looking at the growing heroin epidemic in Keizer. Links to full stories will be in a special section of the Keizertimes website (www.keizertimes.comhttp://keizertimes.com/category/chasing-dark/) this weekend. Throughout the series of stories, parents and law enforcement personnel alike have shared advice, tips and resources to help […]

Drug use, deaths on rise

Drug use, deaths on rise

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Drug overdoses cause more deaths each year than car crashes and guns. That was one of several sobering details in the recently released 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary. The summary was produced by the Drug Enforcement Administration and written by acting administrator Chuck Rosenberg. “The trafficking and abuse […]

Aliens, vampires and faith

Aliens, vampires and faith

Keizer author takes on big questions in science fiction

‘It’s a gift she’s still here’

‘It’s a gift she’s still here’

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Most of the time, Elizabeth Smith is a strong woman. Part of that strength comes from fighting for her daughter, Samantha Nixon, who nearly died of a heroin overdose in July 2012, to get clean. In order to help her daughter, Elizabeth had to learn dark truths and be […]

Former OSH doc talks mental health with McNary students

Former OSH doc talks mental health with McNary students

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In September, a Gresham woman fatally shot her 17-year-old son. Reports suggested that the woman was undregoing financial and emotional strain after losing her home to foreclosure. When Dr. Prasanna Pati reads about such incidents, the psychiatrist laments the best aspects of the now defunct Oregon State Hospital […]

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