Day: May 29, 2013

Food bank gives students warm welcome, job training

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Kareli Caloca and Josh Cook-Hunter turn out to work at the Keizer Community Food Bank (KCFB), it’s a reversal of the normal way of things. “Our students are usually the ones receiving assistance in some way. When they come here, they are the ones who are able to help,” said Karla Canida, an employment training specialist with Salem-Keizer School District. Caloca and Cook-Hunter, as well as their classmates, are developmentally disabled and take part in the employment training program to sharpen their social and work skills. “I like taking the food out to the customer’s cars,” said Cook-Hunter. “It’s nice knowing that I’m helping other people.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 24 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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Gubser Neighborhood Association now Greater

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes What could be greater than the Gubser Neighborhood Association? How about the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association? The GGNA board voted at its May 16 meeting to update its name since its boundaries have been expanded. As voted on in April, the GNA has expanded to match the boundaries of Gubser Elementary School, which includes the Country Glen, Hidden Creek, Swingwood and Verda-Lockhaven-Chemawa neighborhoods. “To extend our area and not do something with the name, when it covers other neighborhoods, maybe seems counterintuitive,” said Brad Coy, president of the GGNA. “The idea was to rename our organization Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association, which everyone liked.” Coy said the slight name change is a logical step. “It maintains the Gubser name, it still identifies with our history and it’s consistent with the Gubser Elementary boundaries,” he said. “It also recognizes the greater area and that we’re not just limited to the Gubser Neighborhood.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 24 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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