Day: June 10, 2014

And the Onion goes to…

The McNary High School drama department hosted its annual award show, The Golden Onions, Friday, May 30. In addition to awards such as Most Disorganized Backstage and Biggest Flirt Backstage, the ceremony honored students for a variety of more serious achievements. Theater students of merit, students with at least a 3.5 GPA and 4.0 in theatre classes, were: Dylan Bunten, Iris Coffee, Gabriel Elmore, Shyleen Johnson, Madison Valish, Alamjit Nagara, Emma LeDuc, Kelli Thompson, Kendra Smith, Danielle Maass and Michelle Nelson. Outstanding theatre student awards went to Elmore, Johnson and Valish. Outstanding technical theatre students were: Nagara, Nelson and Maass. Outstanding senior actors were Elmore and Julia Sjakovs. The Jared C. Miller Expect Excellence Award, given to students who are on the road to great things, went to Nagara. The Dan Hays Heart of the Theatre Award was presented to Jade Rayner. Outstanding performance in major role Onions went to Johnson as Horatio and Elmore as Hamlet in the Celtic production of Hamlet. Outstanding performances in supporting roles Onions went to Sjakovs as Ophelia in Hamlet and Tanner Purkey for his turns as East and Chad in Almost, Maine. Nick Neddo took home the Feature Role Onion for his performances as Laertes and Player in Hamlet. LeDuc won the female featured role Onion for roles as Sandrine and Marci in Almost, Maine. Minor role Onion winners were Rayner and...

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GGNA kicks off series of KRP meetings

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A small gathering at last month’s Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association meeting kicked off an extended public outreach process. As mentioned recently in the Keizertimes, Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members last month approved a timeline calling for a series of pubic hearings in conjunction with amending the Keizer Parks Master Plan to incorporate property currently outside the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) at Keizer Rapids Park (KRP). The issue is tied in with the decision last month to delay construction of the Big Toy play structure at KRP from September to June 2015. The first meeting for the public outreach was the May 15 GGNA meeting. Only 10 people attended the meeting due to a number of other activities taking place the same night. While the group was small, GGNA vice president Mark Caillier – general coordinator of the Big Toy project and a former city councilor – was able to solicit a number of ideas from people about what to add at KRP. “This meeting is about amenities for Keizer Rapids Park,” Caillier said. “A lot of this has to do with the Big Toy, inadvertently.” Caillier showed an overview map of KRP but emphasized placement wasn’t the focus of the meeting. “We’re not here to site things,” he said. “We’re looking at what amenities we may want to add. Put dots...

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Celts fall to Lakers 4-2

The McNary High School varsity baseball team had the early lead in its second-round playoff game, but it couldn’t hold on for the win. The Celts faced Lake Oswego High School on the road Wednesday, May 28, and lost 4-2. The loss closes the shutters on another season for the team. McNary’s Tim Hays came through in a big way for the team in the top of the fourth inning. Hays smashed a line drive to centerfield, scoring Hayden Gosling and Connor Goff, but the Lakers answered with one of their own in the bottom of the frame. Lake Oswego put its final runs on the board in the fifth inning. The Celts outhit the Lakers 5-3, but the Lakers’ arrived at the right time. Goff went 1 for 3 with a run scored. Hays went 1 for 3 with two RBIs. Travis Klampe pitched four innings with three hits and two runs allowed. Jordan Barchus closed out the...

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