Day: April 5, 2013

Eventful weekend lands woman in jail

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A trio of incidents between a Keizer man and his Portland girlfriend culminated in her arrest last Sunday evening. Latoyia Michelle King, 30, was arrested after pouring gasoline throughout 56-year-old boyfriend Robert Moore’s residence at 7802 St. Charles Street NE. “We had quite the weekend with both of them,” said Capt. Jeff Kuhns with the Keizer Police Department. King was arrested and charged with attempted arson, two counts of assault and criminal mischief. While being booked at Marion County Jail, a used methamphetamine pipe was found in King’s purse, leading to a criminal charge of unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Kuhns said the arrest around 10:30 p.m. was the third incident between the couple in less than 24 hours. The first incident happened around 3 a.m. last Sunday at the Shari’s Restaurant at the corner of River Road N and Chemawa Road NE. “Moore called us and said they had an argument,” Kuhns said. “He said she threw a mailbox at his 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse and damaged it. Then she ran off on foot. He didn’t press any charges.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 5 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at...

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A banner night for market

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Sundays will soon be busy at the Keizer Civic Center. In addition to the Lakepoint Community Church meeting at the city hall each Sunday at 11 a.m., for a three month span from June 2 to Sept. 1 a new Keizer Sunday Farmers Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chalmers Jones Park, located behind city hall. Keizer City Councilors on Monday approved plans for operations of the market, with a bulk of the discussion centered on parking and banners – the latter in particular drawing concerns. There are approximately 275 parking spots at Keizer Civic Center, including spots by the adjacent Keizer Heritage Center. There are an additional 40 spots by the Carlson Skate Park. Nate Brown, Keizer’s director of Community Development, said market parking will be limited to the 40 spots by the skate park and spots by the Heritage Center until 11:30 a.m., by which time everyone attending the Lakepoint service (around 200 people a week) would be there. At that point there would be no parking restrictions for the market. “We met with the church that meets here and the market folks,” Brown said. “We’ve worked the details of how they will coordinate. They are both in favor of that.” Councilor Cathy Clark is in favor of the market happening. “I’m very excited about this,”...

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Lady Celts go undefeated in C.O. tourney

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Things started out good and kept getting better for the McNary High School varsity softball team at Central Oregon Spring Break Tournament last week. The girls went undefeated to take the tournament title. “Some of the non-conference games where we faced the really good pitchers helped us prepare for the tournament and that’s when it all came together,” said Kevin Wise, McNary head coach. The Lady Celts played nearly flawless defense in their four-game run and pounded out 38 runs over the two-day tourney March 25 and 26. “Our hits just kind of strung together for the most part and we worked as a team and played the best we could,” said sophomore Kianna Villareal. McNary started the tournament with an 11-1 win over Crook County High School that saw senior Paige Bouska go 3 for 4 at the dish with a double. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 5 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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Boys win two in Volcanoes tourney

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball didn’t emerge from last week’s Volcanoes Spring Break Tournament unscathed, but when they were good, they were very, very good. The Celtics went 2-2 for the four-day tournament. The team took wins over Woodburn and Summit high schools. “Our defense was pretty good and our pitching staff did well, we just needed to put more runs on the board,” said Larry Keeker, McNary head coach. The boys’ game with Willamette High School Wednesday, March 27, started well for the Celts with the team taking a 1-0 lead in the first, but a four-run fourth inning for Willamette put the team out of reach when the game was called due to time constraints. Chris Burger scored off a hit by Kaleb Simpson and Nick McDonald scored on a hit by Burger. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 5 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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