Day: December 8, 2017

Artist paints the town with holiday cheer

By RANDOM PENDRAGON Keizertimes intern Sandra Palmer rolled through Keizer on Monday, Dec. 4 to spread the spirit of Christmas in a unique way: holiday window-painting. Palmer runs a henna shop in Seaside, but goes south every winter to paint Christmas scenes and slogans on the windows of local businesses. She’s been painting windows since high school. “A teacher asked me to go out and paint a snowman on a gas station, guy gave me five dollars and a five-dollar tip,” Palmer said. “I was hooked right then. I’ve been doing it ever since.” This is Palmer’s first season...

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Celtics win first GVC dual

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes In its first league dual of the season, McNary continued to show something you can’t coach—tenacity. “It’s been a while since I’ve seen a group of kids come through and have that,” Celtics head coach Jason Ebbs said. “That’s props to these kids because a lot of kids these days are looking to their coach for this and that but there’s a powerful tool within oneself. You (as a coach) can tap into it, make it spring a leak maybe, and get it to show itself. They’re doing a great job. I’m just...

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Parade rolls thru Saturday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Until a few days after Thanksgiving, Danielle Bethell wasn’t sure that the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s Keizer Holiday Lights Parade was going to live up to her expectations. “I think the holiday crept up on everyone,” said Bethell, executive director of the Keizer Chamber. “We’ve gotten about 75 percent of the parade applications in since Thanksgiving. Right now, we have 54 entries and we should easily make it to the 55 we had last year. It’s a great reminder that we have fantastic volunteers driving this community event.” The Keizer Holiday Lights Parade...

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School board sets limit on bond ask

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes Salem-Keizer School Board members agreed at a special meeting Monday that the proposed school improvement bond should stay within $620 million. A recent survey discussed at the meeting showed that district voters were particularly concerned about more space for music classes and more services for special education. It was agreed that staff should look for ways to shift some money from other items to those areas, to safety measures, and to more space for Junior ROTC. Michael Wolfe, district chief operating officer, noted concerns about having enough space for science classes and said...

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McNary sweeps 200 free relays in first meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s swim team came up short in its first dual meet of the season, falling to Forest Grove on Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Kroc Center. The girls’ standings were the closest with the Vikings edging McNary 93-71. Alyssa Garvey, Emma Garland, Emily Alger, and Haley Debban won the 200 yard free relay in 1:54.53. Debban finished second in the 50 free in 27.25, followed by Garvey in third in 27.66. Freshmen twins Alex and Bella Beard were limited due to a club meet the following weekend but were still able to make...

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