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City, volunteers work to improve creek shoreline

The city and a group of volunteers are restoring native plants along the Claggett Creek shoreline at Ben Miller Park. The goal is to reduce erosion and keep silt and dirt out of area waterways. Elizabeth Sagmiller, the city’s environmental program coordinator, said that part of Claggett Creek “has steep, eroded banks and poor water quality. … Allowing plants to crowd the site will mimic more of a natural condition found in undisturbed areas outside the city.” Last summer, volunteers and crews removed some 20 cubic yards of trash, debris and invasive plants. In February, city staff along with the Claggett Creek Watershed Council and Keizer Rotary Pioneers members installed some 200 native plants, adding weed mats to block weed growth. Highway Fuel donated compost. About 350 more plants will be put in by the end of April, Sagmiller said. Ultimately the goal is to block most access to the creek in that area. “The outcome of this effort will be a stretch of riparian corridor that is occupied by a variety of native plants, which will filter impacted water and create shade and habitat for wildlife,” Sagmiller said. The project is a requirement of the city’s Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan for the Willamette...

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Live chat with Rep. Thatcher March 25

Got questions about the 2010 Oregon legislative session or upcoming ballot measures? Or just want to vent? Here’s your chance to engage your local state representiative from the comfort of your home or office. Join a live chat with Rep. Kim Thatcher, R – Keizer, at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, at Keizertimes.com. The chat will be listed under the “Up to the Minute”...

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Emergency animal shelter needs fresh blood to be ready in crisis

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes About a decade ago, Judy Shaffer founded KARES (Keizer Animal Rescue Emergency Shelter), to take in pets in the case of a disaster. Now her successor, Carol Doerfler, is working to keep the group not only alive, but invigorated and ready to go should the worst happen. Doerfler is actively seeking volunteers who can commit to a once-per-month meeting – until disaster strikes. Then the shelter will need virtually 24-7 attention until the incident subsides. “If we could have 14 core group people – currently we have seven – that would be a wonderful body of people to work with,” Doerfler said. KARES doesn’t have a physical address, and would be called into action only if a major disaster struck or a big evacuation ordered, such as when many west Keizer residents were ordered to leave their houses during the 1996 floods. “When they evacuated the west side of Keizer, people took their pets to their veterinarians,” Doerfler said. “Dr. Kim Girouard at Keizer Veterinary Clinic told me they took in as many as they could. Then the National Guard came and told them they had to evacuate, so he and their staff ended up taking all these animals home. “You can’t expect that.” Doerfler said emergency animal shelters are relatively commonplace in larger cities, but there aren’t very many in a town of Keizer’s...

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Evelyn (Evie) Courlette Allen

Aug. 9, 1912-March 3, 2010 Evelyn (Evie) Courlette Allen, 97, passed from this life on the evening of Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Gibson Creek Retirement Residence in Salem, Oregon surrounded by loving members of her family. Evelyn was born in Fargo, North Dakota on August 9, 1912, and was the youngest of six children born to Henry and Ingeborg Hanson. Evelyn moved with her family to Bend, Oregon when she was eleven years old, when the population there was only 500, and she saw many changes as Bend grew in size. Her parents passed away within a year of each other when she was only in her mid-teens. She married the love of her life, Doran Allen, when she was 20, and they had six children. Evelyn dedicated her early years to providing a warm and loving home for her husband and children. Doran died suddenly in 1969, when Evelyn was 57. Several years later, Evelyn met a wonderful man, Leonard Langliers, who shared her life until his death in 1996, the same year both of her beloved sons passed away. With Leonard, Evelyn began a second life filled with fun that included joining many social clubs and activities, bowling, dancing, traveling, and learning to drive at the age of 61. She loved life, and lived with joy and enthusiasm. In 2002, Evelyn moved to Salem to be...

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William Kivi

William Kivi, a long-time resident of Keizer, passed away on Feb. 24, 2010 in Salem. Kivi was born Feb. 18, 1936 in Ironwood, MI to Ovia Kivi and Vienna Korpela. At 17 he entered the U.S. Army and served in Germany. For 29 years he worked as a forklift driver at Oregon Cherry Growers in Salem. He is survived by his wife Patrica Kivi, twins Timmy Kivi and Tammy Kivi, stepsons Kenneth Pulliam, Richard Francis and Dale Francis, and eight grandchildren. Arrangements are by Keizer Funeral Chapel. Services are...

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