Day: May 15, 2013

Ron Christopher runs for Keizer Fire board

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Ron Christopher is one of two people running for a spot on the Keizer Fire District board. Meanwhile, no one is officially running for the Salem-Keizer Transit subdistrict No. 2 seat Christopher has held since May 2009. “I’m going to miss being on the transit board,” said Christopher, husband of longtime Keizer mayor Lore Christopher. “I’ve had an excellent time. We got a lot done, like the upcoming Keizer Transit Station. I will miss that very much.” On the other hand, being involved with a fire department has somewhat been in Christopher’s blood. “I have always wanted to be on the fire board,” he said. “My uncle was the fire chief in Redmond, Ore. for 35 years. My dad was a volunteer in Redmond for that long. I’ve been around EMTs or firemen most of my life.” Christopher said there’s a simple reason to run for the fire board now. “It’s been talked about for a while,” he said. “I was asked by some current board members of Keizer Fire to do it.” Christopher, who has been treasurer for the transit board, is competing against John Rizzo in the May 21 election. No one filed by the deadline for the transit seat, meaning potential candidates are having to run as write-in...

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Iris art show winners honored

  The Keizer Art Association presented awards to winners of its Celebration of Flowers show being held now through May 25. The artists reception and awards ceremony were held at the Enid Joy Mount Gallery on Saturday, May 4. Thirty pieces were entered into the show. The official poster art for the 2014 Keizer Iris Festival was also selected from four entries. The two first place winners in the Celebration of Flowers show were August Envy, a color pencil piece by Lynda Sprague, and Grateful Red, a mixed media piece by Kathleen Haney. Second place honors went to Thursday Afternoon, a pastel by Debbie Robinson. Fire Within, an oil by Colleen Goodwin-Chronister won third place. Honorable mention ribbons were awarded to A garden, a calligraphy by Penny White and Rain at the Wooden Shoe, an acrylic by Debbie...

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