Month: April 2017

Keizer’s first doctor turns 100

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dr. Vernon Casterline suspected he might make it to 100 years old. “I had a second cousin who lived to 100 and two aunts who lived a little longer,” Casterline said. “I thought maybe I would, but it wasn’t something I was shooting for. Now, I’m getting cold feet.” He attributes crossing the threshold to “moderation in all things,” but he suggests getting started pre-birth. “Pick good ancestors,” he quipped. Casterline will celebrate the centennial of his birth with friends and family at Avamere Court on Thursday, April 13, but those who...

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Home Depot helps local veteran

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Thanks to the Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America and volunteers from Home Depot, Terry Lowell of Keizer can now do something most people take for granted—take a shower. Lowell, who served in the military for 22 years, beginning with the Marine Corps and then the Army Reserves before retiring as a master sergeant in the Air Force, had knee replacement surgery in 2010. However, the new knee didn’t last and Lowell had to go back under the knife in 2014. Due to a staph infection, Lowell’s had three more surgeries just since August...

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Lots of questions, few answers at state rep.’s Keizer town hall

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rep. Bill Post has had a rough go of it in the early weeks of the 2017 legislature. “As of yesterday, all my 13 bills are dead. They didn’t make it out of committee,” Post said. Post spoke with about three dozen area residents at a town hall meeting Friday, March 31, at the Keizer Fire District station. Post had submitted a number of bills prior to the legislative session, but said most hope for what he called the “Sudafed bill,” which would have allowed Oregonians to purchase pseudoephedrine products over the...

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