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Leona Fay Schroeder Cole

October 17, 1936 – January 10, 2018 Leona Fay Schroeder Cole was born Oct. 17, 1936 in O’Neill, Neb., to William “Bill” Schroeder and Letha Violet Patterson.  She passed away at her home in Keizer on Jan. 10, 2018. Leona was married for 37 years to Thomas Spencer Cole, Sr., who preceded her in death. She loved reading, puzzles and, above all else, family. Leona is survived by her daughter, Carla Spencer and her children Travis and Jenny; daughter, Jeanette Michaelson and children Christopher and Jamie; Mary (Bill) Sughroue and children Casey and Samuel; Thomas Jr. (Karen) Cole and children Sarah and Ashley; Henry Cole and son, Sean; daughter, Patricia Cole along with many great, great grandchildren. Leona was preceded in death by her parents and sons-in-law Hugh Spencer and Rodney Michaelson. In keeping with Leona’s wishes, no public services will be held. Assisting is Virgil T. Golden Funeral...

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First Citizen to be named Saturday

The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is getting geared up for a party Saturday, Jan. 20. Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming First Citizen & Awards Banquet sponsored by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. Ticket cost is $55 for individuals. The night begins at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to www.keizerchamber.com. In addition to naming the city’s new First Citizen, awards are presented for Merchant of the Year, Service to Education and a President’s Award goes to a person selected by the outgoing president of the Chamber board of directors. The Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N.E., will host the event. Keizer Fire Chief Jeff Cowan will emcee the festivities. The McNary High School jazz band and the Whiteaker K-Town Sound choir will provide music. In 2017, Jim Trett was honored as the Keizer First Citizen, Bob Shackelford was named Merchant of the Year, longtime Keizer coach Larry Smith was picked for the Service to Education Award and Dave Walery received the President’s...

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A home at last

Its productions have been staged at the Keizer Civic Center, the Kroc Center and Chemeketa Community College. The only constant stage for Keizer Homegrown Theatre has been the Keizer Rotary Amphitheatre at Keizer Rapids Park which hosts the group’s Shakespeare in the Park plays. Keizer Homegrown Theatre (KHT) now has a permanent home. In Keizer. In an agreement with the Keizer Heritage Center, the theatre group has taken over the event room on the second floor of the center. The addition of KHT to the center truly makes it the culutural heart of the city. The Keizer Heritage Center is home to the Keizer Community Library, the Keizer Heritage Museum, the Keizer Art Association and its Enid Joy Mount Gallery. The building, which started life as Keizer School in 1916, will fulfill the Keizer Heritage Foundation’s goal of preserving history and maintaining the building as the heart of the community. Keizer Homegrown Theater is a perfect fit for that vision. The group will continue to stage Shakespeare plays at Keizer Rapids Park each summer; all other productions will be held at its new home. A volunteer organization, KHT is managed by a dedicated group of volunteers led by Linda Baker, a former long-time drama teacher at McNary High School. Keizer Homegrown Theatre is a member of the Salem Theatre Network, a group of 13 theatrical companies in the region—that...

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Health care and agriculture…

From the Capitol by Bill Post I don’t know about you, but I think January news should be about college football playoffs, not special elections. But we have a very important election coming up on the 23rd and there is a lot of information swirling around out there about Measure 101. Healthcare policy can be really wonky and I don’t claim to be an expert on this issue. What I do know something about, however, is the legislative process and it’s because of something the legislature did that you have a ballot sitting on your kitchen counter right now...

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Avoid a boondoggle, get experts

By GENE H. McINTYRE Boondoggle? That’s the question this writer asked himself at learning about a soon-to-be-launched 13-member, special Oregon legislative committee to tour the state after the 2018 legislative session.  Around Oregon they plan to hear from multiple groups of parents, students, teachers, administrators school board members and business leaders, exploring best practices used in Oregon’s “most successful schools” and thereby address gaps that limit student success at other schools. The touring group will meet monthly and plan to finish its work by January, 2019, or before the convening of the legislature next year. Senate President Peter Courtney says Oregonians “need to educate the state’s children the best we possibly can” and that means state leaders need to understand what works and what does not work in our schools.  Further, from Courtney, “we need to connect state priorities and funding to local spending.” Not only will this tour group of legislators look into the 1-in-4 who fail to graduate from high school in Oregon.  They will also examine early childhood education, fundamental costs and instructional time relative to what community members believe are today’s best strategies for a successful education. We’re told they recognize how important an education is in determining future social service needs with implications for Medicare, tax revenue and incarceration numbers. The answer to the boondoggle question should be self-evident.  Yes, this is another boondoggle because these thirteen legislators and colleagues get little done now, when they have the convenience of meeting in one place for several weeks every year....

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