Day: January 30, 2013

All charged up at Shari’s

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Looking for some juice, both for yourself and your electric car? Shari’s at 4998 River Road North can now fill up both tanks. Electric car charging stations went into operation this week at Shari’s, making the 24-hour diner one of the few places in Keizer to have a public charging station for electric cars. Jodenne Scott, director of Financial Support Services at Shari’s, noted the charging stations at Keizer are a first. “Keizer will be our first location,” said Scott, noting five to 10 other Shari’s around the state are expected to follow suit soon. “We’re very excited about it.” Ezequiel Rodriguez, manager of the Keizer Shari’s, shares in the excitement. “I think that’s a great idea,” said Rodriguez, who noted the decision to recently install two charging stations was made at the corporate level. “It means more options for our customers. If they have a hybrid, they can park there and charge it up. I’m pretty sure we’ll have a good response.” For more on this and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Jan. 25 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Advisors wanted to help MHS grads plan next steps

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School is looking for a few good volunteers to help guide current students to the next level of their education careers. “Volunteer advisors would be responsible for meeting with those kids a couple of times a year, finding out what their plans are and formulating a plan that connects them with options,” said Leah Garro, volunteer advisor coordinator at McNary. The Voluntary Advisor Program fills in a gap left when Salem-Keizer School District eliminated career counselor positions at all the district’s high schools. It left the office formerly occupied by Judy Peterson vacant and unused during much of the 2011-12 school year. For more on this and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Jan. 25 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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