Month: July 2017

Brow to toe, Waxworks can get rid of that excess hair

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes New clients at Cherry City Waxworks usually have two pressing concerns: how much is it going to hurt, and taking off their pants in front of strangers. Owner Jazmyne McMillen and her staff try their best to allay fears of the former, as for the latter, “All of us have a lot of experience and knowledge and we take things that might be out of the ordinary in stride.” McMillen opened Cherry City Waxworks’ second location at 4833 River Road North on June 1, and business is already growing ahead of pace....

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Man arrested on drug charges twice in 9 months

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man on probation after pleading guilty to drug charges in November 2016 was arrested again on new drug-related charges last week. On Tuesday, June 27, Clayton Lee Smith, 32, was arrested during a traffic stop by members of the Keizer Police Department Community Response Unit. Investigators suspected Smith had committed several drug offenses. The traffic stop occurred in the 300 block of Sunset Avenue North while additional officers served a search warrant on Smith’s residence at 3950 5th Avenue N. During the search of the residence, investigators recovered four long...

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Volcanoes bullpen blows up on Independence Day

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes The Volcanoes lost a lead in the opening game of a Fourth of July home series with the Hillsboro Hops, who won 6-3. A crowd of 5,223, after watching pregame ceremonies that included cadets from the McNary High School Junior ROTC, saw Salem-Keizer take a 2-1 lead in the second inning and a 3-2 lead in the third before giving up four runs to the visitors in the eighth. Hillsboro scored the first run of the game in the first. Bryan Araiza, who had bunted a single and gone to third base on...

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Re-enactors find connections, lessons in Civil War stories

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Joe Cross stepped away from his modern life and comforts over the long Fourth of July weekend to play the role of a Confederate surgeon at the Northwest Civl War Council re-enactment, but the things he’s learned while researching his role have had far-reaching effects on his personal life. Cross joined a legion of fellow history buffs for the annual re-enactments at Powerland Heritage Park in Brooks July 1-4. Last year, Cross had one of his legs amputated and struggled to adapt to his new circumstances even with a modern prosthetic. “I...

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