Day: January 7, 2011

SKSB rejects changes to legislative priorities, effort to raise OSBA dues

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Salem-Keizer School Board on Dec. 14 rejected two proposals of the Oregon School Boards Association. Rejected were a package of proposed legislative policies and priorities and an effort to raise OSBA dues according to the consumer price index. The vote on the dues was unanimous; the one on legislative issues was 6-0 with Steve Chambers abstaining. Krina Lemons led the discussions of both items. Regarding the dues, she said districts around the state were “facing perilous decisions when it comes to budgets.” Chambers noted that the proposal did not provide for a dues decrease should the CPI fall. Current dues for the district are $18,940. Lemons commented that the policies and priorities agenda “does not move us in the right direction.” “We cannot continue to do business as usual,” she said. Chris Brantley said he was “split on this,” because he saw good legislative goals in the plan, but because the board had to vote for or against the entire package, he would vote against it. Ron Jones and Chuck Lee had similar responses. Board President Rick Kimball and Vice President Nancy MacMorris-Adix simply said they would vote no because the proposal was not forward-looking. Chambers, because he was for some provisions and against others, abstained. Lemons offered an alternative resolution, to support a plan offered by the Confederation of Oregon School...

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McNary’s tough get going in Shootout

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With several teammates benched or injured, a core group of McNary varsity basketball players banded together to put up a tough showing during the Nike Interstate Shootout. Deven Hunter, Keri Stein, Teresa Peterson, Jessica Darras, Jenessa Bodine and Baili Keeton battled their way through four games to end with a tourney of 1-3. “We could have won all the games, but it came down to missing a few free throws, getting confused on offense, and we need to work on some of our help-side defense,” Peterson said. Peterson had two 18-point games during the tournament as the Celtics beat Ballard High School, a Washington  school, 48-37, lost to Springfield High School, 44-50, lost to Standing Rock High School, a North Dakota school, 50-42, and lost to Lincoln, 42-28. “I really thought we could have beaten Standing Rock, and I don’t really know what went wrong, but they were a really good team and really good at passing,” Darras said. Coach Molly Gehley credited Darras with strong play at post and beamed with pride over the performance of the team despite of the losses. “They banded together and played with a ton of heart. They did a great job and I’m really proud of them,” Gehley said. The Lady Celts enter Central Valley Conference competition next week on the with a winning record...

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Thank you, choir

To the Editor: I would like to thank the McNary High School choir for their great performance this Christmas season once again.They made my day singing to me a great song; what a talanted group of young adults, I will remember them always. Thank you so much. Sherry Chandler...

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Charla Mae Dahlgren

Charla Mae Dahlgren passed away on December 28, 2010. She was 89. A private graveside service at Belcrest Cemetery will be held. Charla was born August 10, 1921 in Portland, Oregon to Aaron and Agnes (Bruce) Wait.  She graduated from Newport High School in 1939.  She worked as a secretary for Newport High School. She was married to Frank S. Kemp from 1941 until his death in 1981. In 1982 she married Glenn Dahlgren, who passed away in 2002.  Dahlgren worked as a secretary for the Bureau of Labor in Salem for many years. Charla was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Keizer, where she volunteered serving meals once a week.  Charla was an avid gardener and a member of the Salem Garden Club. Charla was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn.  She is survived by her son, David and his wife Janee Kemp of Gresham, Oregon; son Stephen and his wife Sharon Kemp of Little Rock, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Colby Kemp and Gretchen Wiens; and three grandchildren, Colby Jr., Kaylee and Kenzie. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1650 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97209. Please visit www.batemancarrollfunerals.com to sign her guestbook. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home of...

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