Month: December 2017

“The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For” by David McCullough

“The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For” by David McCullough c.2017, Simon & Schuster $25.00 / $34.00 Canada 176 pages BOOK REVIEW by TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER One nation, under God, indivisible. Those words deeply mean something to you. Maybe you’ve fought for them. Maybe you say them daily. You see the news and they leap to mind, whether you’re optimistic for the future or pessimistic about current events. And in the book “The American Spirit” by David McCullough, you’ll see how the former better describes our nation. For the past fifty years or so, author and...

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33 Years… of making “it all work”

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes In the summer of 1984, Randy Jackson went to the Keizer Fire District Station, located just two blocks from where he grew up on Eighth Avenue, to interview to become a volunteer. In the 33 years since, name a task with the fire district and Jackson’s probably done it. “Talking about myself is not my favorite thing to do,” said Jackson, who officially retired from working full time with the district on Thursday, Nov. 30. “It’s kind of hard to do that.” Jackson, a 1979 graduate of McNary High School, started as a...

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Lady Celts hold on to win league opener

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary (4-0) got a taste of its own medicine. Playing another team of mostly guards, the Lady Celts eked out a 51-46 victory over West Albany on Friday, Dec. 8 to open league play. While McNary never trailed in the game, the Bulldogs got within four points early in the fourth period and then within 45-44 on a 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining. After passing the ball around the perimeter in an attempt to run out the clock, McNary senior Kailey Doutt saw a lane and drove to the basket, making a layup and...

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McNary controls GVC opener

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Behind a big first half, McNary (2-1) opened Greater Valley Conference play with a 72-54 win over West Albany on Friday, Dec. 8. The Celtics outscored the Bulldogs 22-11 in the first quarter as McNary senior Chandler Cavell scored 11 of his 27 points and Lucas Garvey drained three 3-pointers. The Celtics continued to add to their lead in the second quarter and went into halftime with a comfortable 39-21 advantage. McNary head coach Ryan Kirch said the key to the fast start was more ball movement and less dribbling. “Watching our first...

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