Day: November 10, 2014

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dark secrets fuel McNary High School’s production of Reckless opening next week in the Ken Collins Theatre. The play opens Nov. 14 and continues with shows Nov. 20 to 22. Tickets are $5 and curtain time is 7 p.m. each night. Carina Myrand plays the lead, Rachel, who is cozying up to her husband on Christmas Eve when he reveals he’s taken out a hit on her life and encourages her to flee. “Your husband would not hire a hitman and then tell you to run away. The absurdity of that situation is fun to play with,” Myrand said. She is rescued from the cold and taken in by social worker Lloyd, played by Cole Juran. Lloyd’s wife Pooty, played by Jaida Watson, is deaf, mute, paraplegic and as overwhelmed by Lloyd’s niceties as anyone else in the cast of characters. The action comes from the revealing of numerous secrets during the course of the play. For Juran, the role was an opportunity to delve into something he’d been toying with for a long time. “I’ve always wanted to learn sign language,” he said. “Because there are certain lines that have to be spoken in sign, I got the chance to do that. Then I went through the rest of the script and figured out what else I could do.” Watson agreed...

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Questions delay funding

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After questions were raised about a lack of bidding for services, Keizer city manager Chris Eppley announced last week funding for a project is on hold. The Keizertimes started asking questions Oct. 30 after looking through the agenda packet for Monday’s Keizer City Council meeting. One of the items under administrative action was transferring $15,800 from the Contingency category under Public, Educational or Governmental (PEG) funds to Materials and Services. Councilors had previously approved $4,900 for a two-month experiment for Rex Robertson and David Dahle to do social media videos with K23 and KeizerTV.com. Robertson and Dahle gave an update at the Oct. 6 meeting, with councilors giving favorable response. “We love you,” mayor Lore Christopher said to Robertson and Dahle. “We’ll give you money.” Given the $15,800 figure, Eppley was asked if the service had to go out for bid. “It does from time to time and we’re preparing the RFP (Request for Proposal) for the entire K-23 production gig as we speak,” Eppley said. “It should go out before Christmas.” Eppley added the social media aspect didn’t have to go out to bid but would be included as part of the RFP as one of the services to be provided in a new proposal package. “We didn’t bid out the social media piece because it’s really an added service under our...

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