Day: December 19, 2012

Mother Goose Resale is looking to gain attention

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If Katie Ernst ever needs someone to try out items at her store, she has just the person on site. Ernst has 2-year-old son Zane with her as she operates Mother Goose Resale,. Another Mother Goose, which was further north on River Road, closed earlier this year. Prior to opening her consignment shop focused on clothing for children, Ernst ran a Mother Goose in West Salem. “I wasn’t doing too well at the other location,” Ernst said. “I get a lot more people in here. There have been less sales, but there’s also no sign yet. The building was also empty for more than a year, so people got used to driving right by it.” Ernst noted has had more consigners in her new location. “That means new customers as well,” she said. “I also sent fliers to all the daycare facilities I could find.” Ernst admits she wouldn’t have been browsing Mother Goose stores if not for the birth of her son. “I was at a West Salem clinic and would stop in the Mother Goose down the street on my break,” she said. “I noticed on Craigslist one day a Mother Goose franchisee was for sale.” Since her space is less than 900 square feet, Ernst doesn’t have two racks like she would want. Because of that, Ernst doesn’t have maternity...

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Cadez to retire as asst. superintendent

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The retirement of Mary Cadez as an assistant superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District was announced at the Dec. 11  Salem-Keizer School Board meeting. The Keizer resident, whose retirement will take effect July 1, has held her current position and lived in Keizer for the six years she has been with the district. Her duties have involved human resources, staff quality, professional development, middle schools, risk management, charter schools, the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) project, student teaching and university collaboration. “It will be an enormous loss to the district,” board chairperson Nancy MacMorris-Adix said of Cadez’ retirement. “I know I can speak for the entire board in saying we’ll miss you.” Asked about her plans after retirement, Cadez said: “I don’t know. I’m trying to stay focused on the next seven months. I have a lot of things to do before I leave the school district.” In other business Tuesday: • The board approved issuing $46,365,000 in general obligation refunding bonds to pay off the final five years of the 2004 general obligation bonds. The new bond will reduce interest rates and debt securities requirements by about 3.4 percent. • For the second consecutive month, many audience members urged the board to get Planned Parenthood out of the schools. As others did at the November meeting, they argued that providing access to abortion...

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