Day: April 24, 2013

Online votes needed to help Keizer man get wheelchair van

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A Keizer mom is asking for the community to help support her son. Misty Fragua has entered her 20-year-son Fernando – or Nando – Gallegos into a national competition for a minivan equipped to handle wheelchairs. The van is being given away by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, as part of May being National Mobility Awareness Month. The person with the most votes is the winner, with a May 25 deadline. People can vote daily. Nando’s particular page to vote at is http://www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/fernando-gallegos-keizer-or/. Fragua said her firstborn child contracted meningitis/encephalitis when he was two weeks old. That led him to being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of six months and the diagnosis he would never walk. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 19 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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Adams honored with top award

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Marc Adams is going out on a high note. Earlier this year, Adams announced he is retiring as Keizer’s police chief at the end of the year. He’s going out on top. During an awards banquet at the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) in Bend April 11, Adams was honored with the Paul Nagy Award, the organization’s highest honor. “I am deeply humbled to have received this award and it should be noted that the success in my career would not have been possible without the good people, co-workers and friends I have had the opportunity to work with as a chief of police,” Adams said after receiving a standing ovation. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 19 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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