Day: June 8, 2012

Garlic Jim’s returns to city

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza is returning to its former location in Keizer under a new owner. Eric Peterson, who owns the south Salem location, said the grand opening at 5151 River Road will be June 19. Eatsalem.com first reported the news last week. Radio station KYKN 1430 will be on hand for a promotion, he said. The store closed in 2009, but Peterson said Keizerites keep coming south to get a pie from his store. “We were hearing those concerns, and as far as the growth there’s a lot of good things happening out here from a business perspective,” Peterson said. “We had a facility ready to go and a customer base that was, for the most part, pretty developed.” Interviews for employees started last week. Peterson expects to hire about 15 full and part-time staff. Garlic Jim’s is a chain with locations in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, California and...

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Sign up now for Celtic sports camps

McNary High School is hosting a throng of sports camps this summer and sign-up sheets are available at the high school. Boys basketball The boys basketball program summer camp for grades three through eight is June 18-21. Students in grades three-five will meet from 9 a.m. to noon and those in grade six-eight will meet from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt. Camps will focus on fundamentals like footwork, shooting technique, passing and catching, individual and team defense, dribbling and rebounding. Registration forms are available at the McNary High School main office and may be sent to with payment to: McNary Boys Basketball Club,  McNary High School, c/o Boys Basketball, 595 Chemawa Rd. N., Keizer, OR 97303. For more information, contact Head Coach Ryan Kirch 541-908-1609 or rkirch@hotmail.com. Football The football program slated its spring camp for June 25-29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., on the Celtic football field. Camps will focus on new terminology, improving fundamentals, as well as beginning to learning new offensive, defensive, and special teams schemes. Athletes in grades nine through 12 are welcome to participate. Cost is $65 and includes a team logo shirt, team logo shorts, a Celtic football lanyard and a team logo cinch sack. Discounts are available for students on free and reduced lunch programs. For more information, visit mcnaryblue.com. Cross Country Cross country athletes will travel...

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To the Class of 2012

High school and college graduates, you’ll hear a lot of words at your ceremonies. Words about choice, duty, dreams and the lot. Above all, listen to the words in your heart. Be productive, be kind and be happy. You’ll be congratulated for navigating years of high school or college; you’ll be told that you are the future and that the future is in good hands because of you and your peers across the nation. There will be variations on the theme of becoming whatever you set your heart to; you will be told that you’re special and you live in America, the land of opportunity. Many of your peers want to be rich and famous. Not all of you will be famous and not all of you will be rich, let alone superrich. There is always the possibility you can be both; it’s all up to you. Fame and riches are not easily bestowed, both must be earned. If you want to be rich and famous you have taken the first step: getting an education. Millions of people live a life well worth examining without the benefit of renown or wealth. Lives without those two things can yet be bountiful if it includes the search for truth and beauty (scholasticism and art). One of man’s unalienable rights is the pursuit of happiness. There is more to happiness than the...

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Mayor’s address set for Tuesday

Mayor Lore Christopher is delivering her annual address to the Keizer Chamber of Commerce at their luncheon. Marion County Commissioners will also be on hand for a discussion of local government’s fiscal forecast. Lunch will kick off at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Keizer Renaissance Inn at 5188 Wittenberg Lane. The luncheon is $15; registration is requested by Friday, June 8, at...

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