Day: August 13, 2010

Ricky Ray Lowe

Mr. Lowe, of Salem, died Friday, July 23, 2010. He was 54 years old. Born in Hillsboro on Aug. 21, 1955 to Billy and Shirley Lowe, he died after a short bout with cancer. He was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Lowe, and his parents. Survivors include: His girlfriend, Debbie Herring of Salem; two sisters, Vicky Helmer of Keizer and Becky Horn of Baker City; a brother, Fred Schmidtke of Forest Grove; and four daughters, Crystal Born and Tawnya Lowe of Mankato, Minn., and Heather Park and Holly Lowe of North Carolina. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Aug. 21. For more information on the service call...

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Q&A with McNary’s new A.D.

By LANCE MASTERSON Of the Keizertimes Arguably the most powerful person in Keizer when it comes to sports is the athletic director at McNary High School. And for the first time in 15 years, there’s a new AD in town. Ron Richards came from McKay to replace former AD Mike Maghan, who retired last summer. Richards, originally from Butte, Montana, played college sports at the University of Montana. He has since coached football and wrestling at the high school and college levels. Ten years ago, he became athletic director at McKay High School. Richards sat down with the Keizertimes to answer a few questions. KT: Why McNary, why now? Ron Richards (RR): When Mike Maghan talked about retiring, I decided I’d like to finish my career out at a school like McNary. One that can compete across all sports at the state level, on the state stage. I thought that would be a fitting end to my career. In addition, student leadership and character building are passions for Mike and me. I’d like to continue his work here at McNary. KT: What differences are there between student-athletes at McNary versus their peers at McKay? RR: Well, the biggest difference is that there are more students that have a real interest in athletics at McNary than at McKay. What I’ve noticed at McNary, regardless of whether it’s a boys or...

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Big boxes near you

To the Editor: Last night I went to my second meeting of Keep Keizer Livable. I would like  to clear up some things that came up last night that the public should know. The real issue is not about a Walmart coming to Area C at Keizer Station, but how the mayor and council changed the meaning of mixed use. They have increased the building size for all areas in Keizer, whether it is Area C, the property behind St. Edwards Church, along Trail Avenue and all the property north of Lockhaven Drive along River Road. These are not all the areas that fall under mixed use. Second, I, like a lot of others at the Keep Keizer Livable meeting,  do not live near Area C as you might have been led to believe. It comes down to at some point almost anywhere in Keizer might face this issue right at their doorstep. It is time for slow growth or no growth and for anyone who runs on that issue would get my vote. Peter DeBeck...

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Even H. (Haggey) Post

Ms. Post, of Keizer, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010. She was 94. Born Dec. 8, 1915, in Akron, Ohio to Mat and Katherine Haggey, she was one of six children, attending Garfield Elementary School in Akron. She wed Paul P. Ondas on ship during World War II in 1943, as Mr. Ondas was in the U.S. Navy. They moved to southern California in 1947. After Mr. Ondas’ death in 1968, in 1970 she married Bill Post. Both were involved in Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. Mr. Post died in 1975. She went to cosmetology school in the 1950s and opened a beauty salon in Temple City, Calif., operating it for 25 years. She was a skilled seamstress and enjoyed Hungarian cooking and singing, ministering in music to those in rest homes and singing in churches and senior bands. Survivors include: two sons, Paul P. Ondas Jr. of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Dr. Robert Post of Easton, Md.; two daughters, Marie M. Cardamone of Cupertino, Calif. and Martha J. Logue of Keizer; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Aug. 10. Arrangements by Crown Memorial...

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