Day: October 16, 2015

Gridders face West Salem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity football team faces West Salem High School Friday, Oct. 16, at McNary. Both teams will be on the hunt to keep winning streaks alive. “This is the meat of our schedule and I’m glad we’re still in a position to contend for a league title and come out and control our destiny,” said KJ McCrae, Celt defensive coordinator. The Celts enter into the game on a two-game win streak after beating McMinnville and Forest Grove high schools in recent weeks, but this is the first time this season they’ll face a team in the Greater Valley Conference’s top four teams. McNary is currently third behind South Salem and Sprague high schools.The Titans are fourth. “They have a bunch of their players out, but they’re a lot of run and little bit of passing. It will come down to who executes,” said McNary’s Matt Aguilar. Last week, the Celts seem to come into their own against a large and tough defensive line at Forest Grove, said Brad Emmert, McNary offensive coach. “We feel like we can do similar things against West Salem,” he said. “We’re not installing a bunch of new stuff, it’s executing the stuff we know. I’d like to see the power running game assert itself and the perimeter blocking come along this week, but I was...

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Margaret Joyce Stabler

Margaret Joyce Stabler of Keizer, 93, departed to be with her Lord on Oct. 6, 2015, at Salem General Hospital. Margaret was born on May 12, 1922, in Gresham, the youngest daughter of Joseph and Pearl Exley. She had four brothers and one sister. Margaret’s mother passed away when Margaret was 4. She was raised by her Aunt Rose in Gresham. Margaret graduated from Gresham High School in 1940, and later attended the University of Oregon. Margaret married Frederick D. (Fred) Stabler on Sept. 1, 1946, in Gresham. Their children were born in 1948 (Linda), 1951 (Diane), 1953 (Nancy) and 1956 (Bill). They were married for 62 years prior to Fred’s passing in 2009. They lived in Gresham until they moved to McMinnville, which became their hometown until Fred’s retirement in 1980. They moved to Salem in 1980 and eventually moved to the Avamere retirement community in 2000. Margaret was active in PEO and Eastern Star for many years. Margaret and Fred were proficient dancers and loved square dancing and especially round dancing. They were world travelers. Margaret loved playing cards with their friends and family. Margaret is survived by daughter Linda Stabler, her daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Ron Burnett, son and daughter-in-law Bill and Julie Stabler and various nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. An informal memorial service and celebration of life will occur on Oct. 24, 2015...

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Cheryl L. Hattari

Cheryl L. Hattari, 50, of Fremont, Neb. died Oct. 7, 2015 at her home. Cheryl was born Nov. 2, 1964 in Colorado Springs, Colo. to William and Nancy (Dawson) Wyatt. She lived in Walla Walla and Graham, Wash. and received a degree in business from Green River Community College. She later lived in Salem and Keizer. She moved to Fremont one-and-a-half years ago. Cheryl was employed at the Fremont Tribune and sold advertising. She was a chaplain for the Marine Corps League. Cheryl married Gregory L. Robinson on May 30, 2015 in Fremont. She is survived by her husband, Greg; son, Christopher (Jamie) Hart of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; daughters Nina Hart of Goldbar, Wash. and Cassandra Hamel of Keizer; mother Nancy (Ronald) Sternberg of Federal Way, Wash.; sister, Charlotte Williams of Grand, Wash. and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers. Memorial service was held Oct. 13 in Fremont. Memorials may be directed to Greg Robinson for a memorial yet to be established. Online condolences may be left at...

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Virginia L. Quesnel

Virginia L. Quesnel, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2015. She was born in Leslie, Ark. on Feb. 5, 1926, to Jesse and Ora Sutterfield. In 1938 the family moved to Woodburn. During World War II she worked in the Hyster factory in Portland.When the war ended she was hired as a waitress at the Club Café by Leo Quesnel. Leo and Virginia were married in November 1946. In 1948 their oldest son Gregory was born, followed in order by David (1950) and Kent (1956). In 1955 the couple moved to Salem. She later worked at Kelly Farquar until she retired in 1991. Leo passed away in 1978. In 1992 Virginia moved from the family home and lived with Kent, his wife Patti and their three girls until her passing. Virginia is survived by her sons and their wives: Greg and Michelle (Bend); David and Sandy (West Linn); and Kent and Patti (Salem). In addition she is survived by eight grand-children and eight great-grandchildren. Her service will be held at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. A celebration of life will follow at Rudy’s Restaurant at noon. Viewing will be on Friday, Oct. 16 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service from 3 to 6...

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Views of those who protect us

The distance in miles between Salem and Roseburg is about 120 miles, about two hours by car. After the shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College two weeks ago, the unsettling facts of that horrible event have caused some wondering here about similarities should something like it take place at Chemeketa Community College or any other school or college in the area. Would we locals find out that the Marion County sheriff does not favor gun controls? That he, like his counterpart in Douglas County, feels so strongly against any limitations that he, too, has written a letter to the Vice President announcing that he will not enforce any laws on gun controls? Did he, as did Douglas County’s Sheriff John Hanlin, establish a Facebook page where he argued that the Sandy Hook shooting rampage that took 26 lives in Newtown, Conn., 20 of them school children, was staged using actors so that the federal government could gain the advantage in the gun controls debate? Would the full measure of facts be withheld so that an apparent grandstanding opportunity to express personal views could be achieved? Where leadership was called for, Hanlin chose to go personal. If there’s a call for the public to provide information on the killer, as Hanlin requested, how is that possible if the name of the killer is withheld? Further, what else will Hanlin withhold...

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