Day: July 30, 2014

Volcanoes rout Indians 10-4

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes The Volcanoes made their hits count Friday, whipping the Spokane Indians 10-4 in the first game of a long home stand. Many fans missed an exciting win, with Salem-Keizer leading all the way before a crowd of 1,633, tied for the second smallest of the season so far. Christian Arroyo was the star of the game, driving in four runs on three hits and participating in a double play. Ethan Miller was the Volcanoes’ starting and winning pitcher, striking out five in his six innings and allowing seven hits but only one walk. The first two runs came in the bottom of the first inning. Johneshwy Fargas walked on a 3-and-2 count, Seth Harrison singled to center field, and both advanced on a wild pitch by Reed Garrett, the starting and losing pitcher. Arroyo batted both runners in with a single to left. Spokane answered with one run in the second. Zach Cone walked and went to third base on third baseman Sam Mende’s error on a force play attempt that let Fernando Vivili reach second. Saquan Johnson singled Cone home. The Volcanoes added a run in the third. Harrison hit an infield single, went to third on a single to center by Skyler Ewing and scored as Travious Relaford hit into a force out. Seven more Salem-Keizer runs came in the fifth,...

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Showing support for OSU Extension Service

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes By a unanimous vote, Keizer City Councilors on Monday agreed to support an effort by the Citizens for Marion County Extension to form a new 4-H service district. The request came from Derek Godwin of the Oregon State University Extension Service. Godwin was present Monday evening along with several local supporters in Kelly Walther, Bob Zielinski, Bill Griffiths and Rick Gaupo. Earlier this year, the Marion County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution for a petition to form a Marion County Extension and 4-H Service District. Godwin and others are looking to get each of the 20 cities in Marion County to agree to be included in the new district’s boundary. The goal is to have the matter on the May 2015 ballot. As proposed, the tax base for the district would be $.05 per $1,000 of assessed value, beginning in July 2015. For a $160,000 home, that would be about $8 a year. “We’re here because state and federal dollars have been declining,” said Godwin, who noted Marion County first had an extension agent in 1911. “Since I’ve been here since 1999, we’ve lost 30 percent of our folks. That’s 13 different people. That stretches out the remaining people and means less service. We got the support from commissioners for a service district, to help build back some of these programs.” Godwin...

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