Day: October 13, 2017

Bravo ends scoreless streak

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With five minutes remaining, McNary appeared to be heading for another 0-0 tie. Jovanie Bravo had other plans, out-running the Franklin defense and putting the ball past the keeper to give the Celtics a much needed 1-0 victory on Monday, Oct. 9. “I had a couple of chances in the first half and was disappointed I couldn’t finish them,” Bravo said. “I knew I had to do something for my team. These three points are really going to help us out in the rankings. We knew we had to win.” Bravo was inspired...

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Celtics ‘dominate’ West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes ALBANY—McNary (5-2) earned a much-needed league win, defeating West Albany 16-8 on Thursday, Oct. 12. “I think we dominated this game,” Celtics head coach Jeff Auvinen said. “The score doesn’t reflect it at all.” McNary was less than three minutes away from getting its first shutout of the season as a West Albany receiver got behind the Celtic defense for a 52-yard touchdown with just 2:22 remaining. “We just had a break down one play and they made a good play,” Auvinen said. The Bulldogs then converted the two-point try to get within...

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Consultant: Proactive social media plan yields best results for biz

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jeremy Turner’s message to local businesses using social media at the Keizer Chamber Luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 10, was relatively simple even though it can seem like a Herculean task: have a plan. “Social media is done reactively and it needs to be proactive. It doesn’t mean you have to be online three hours a day, you have to know when your audience is online,” Turner said. Turner is a social media consultant and owner of J Turner Solutions. Fortunately, he added, many of the social media platforms provide the tools to target...

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No bail for man on 3rd drug arrest

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A Keizer man on probation for drug-related charges for a second time in less than a year was arrested on a third round of drug charges last week. On Monday, Oct. 2, Clayton Lee Smith, 32, arrived at the Keizer Police Department to turn himself in to his probation officer, Marion County Sheriff Deputy Eric Bandonis, who works out of the Keizer police station. Smith denied officers access to his car, but members of the Community Response Unit (CRU) believed they saw items inside the car that were evidence of narcotics crimes....

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A moment of unity

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS After violence pierces U.S. cities and towns, Americans come together. Later politics can drive them apart. Or not, maybe just this once. As a grim Monday morning dawned in Las Vegas, Nevada representatives in Congress issued statements that eschewed gun politics. They stuck to themes of sympathy and shared useful information for constituents, such as where they could give blood. President Donald Trump delivered a somber, unifying address to the nation. Outside Nevada, gun control advocates urged a more political approach, at the risk of appearing opportunistic, or ignorant about guns. Monday morning Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., jumped on Twitter to say, “To my colleagues: your cowardice to act cannot be whitewashed by thoughts and prayers. None of this ends unless we do something to stop it.” Murphy also sent out a fund-raising email that directed the indignant to donate—with proceeds going to anti-gun groups and his 2018 re-election campaign. The link later excluded his campaign, but the whiff of opportunism clung to his effort. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted, “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make it easier to get.” (House Republicans were going to vote on a measure to streamline the purchase of gun suppressors last week, but delayed the vote after the mass shooting.)...

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