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Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesse Cline was homeless and desperate for a second chance when he arrived at the door of Keizer’s Mid-Valley Literacy Center for GED tutoring. Cline, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, became one of more than 175 students to earn their GEDs with the help […]

In Plain Sight at MHS

In Plain Sight at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Parents: have the tough, uncomfortable conversations with your kids. That was the message from In Plain Sight, a forum held by the McNary High School AWARE Club April 7. The AWARE Club focuses on issues of human trafficking and invited speakers from a number of area and Portland […]

‘Retirement’ a temporary gig for longtime KCFB volunteers

‘Retirement’ a temporary gig for longtime KCFB volunteers

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The weeks revolve around Thursdays for Ray and Laura Ayers. Except for lately. The Ayers, who have been married for 66 years, have been volunteering at the Keizer Community Food Bank together for more than 12 years. Laura, 84, has been serving food alongside her 88-year-old husband for 10 […]

Teen takes reins, tames wild horse

Teen takes reins, tames wild horse

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Calypso is still afraid of a lot of things. Anything brightly colored is a challenge to lead her over. She doesn’t particularly care for having things placed over her head or around her body. Two months ago, she could barely tolerate a human touch. Now, the equine adores […]

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

SB hopeful talks of mistakes

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Tim Moles doesn’t hide from his dark past. The Keizer native has filed his paperwork to run for the Zone 6 seat on the Salem-Keizer School Board. Moles is running against Chuck Lee, who is seeking a third term in the May 19 election. Just running is a big […]

They work hard for the ivy

They work hard for the ivy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some work for the money. Some work in exchange for food or beer. And then you have Chip and Ergo, who are helping to clean up the poison ivy around Keizer Rapids Park. Chip and Ergo work for ivy. After all, they are goats. Vince Alvarez has lived right […]

Former McNary coach rises to new challenge

Former McNary coach rises to new challenge

By Nancy Baldwin Health Educator, Salem Health Making positive strides while dealing with cancer is a major win—and many patients are experiencing the thrill of victory, thanks to retired McNary High School football coach Dave Snook. Turns out, coaching cancer patients is a lot like team sports. “Everyone has their own strengths and challenges, so […]

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes During the past 17 months, Keizerite Mike Smith has dedicated much of his time to creating the characters for a new video game, Paperbound, that will debut on Playstation and Windows platforms March 31. In that time, he’s created more than 15 gigabytes of artwork (translation: a lot). […]

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In January, I met with McNary High School senior David Henderson and handed him a small voice recorder. We’d never met before, but I wanted to know more about his life as a high school student. “My first thought was it would be interesting, but I wasn’t sure […]

MHS scribes will see their stories on stage

MHS scribes will see their stories on stage

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a couple of weeks, Morgan Hoag and Alohi Tombleson will be published playwrights. Given that they are a junior and sophomore at McNary High School, respectively, this is no small feat. “Ohmigosh, I feel like I’m going to die of happiness,” said Hoag, who trembled with excitement […]

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