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Nov 8 2021 thru Nov 14 2021

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FreeOPINION Nov. 13
The man, the legacy
COMMUNITY Nov. 13
With new ag complex, Chemeketa sets sights recruiting high school agriculture students
Chemeketa Community College aims to get more students interested in agriculture with their new grant. As part of the grant, three college students will serve as interns per year in the agricultural field.
COMMUNITY Nov. 13
United Way hosting annual pajama drive
The United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley’s ninth Annual Pajama Drive began in early November. There are 40 physical drop-off sites and an online wish list where people can purchase and contribute virtually.
COMMUNITY Nov. 13
City accepting letters of interest for Community Diversity Engagement Committee
Citizens in Keizer that are interested in serving on the new Community Diversity Engagement Committee must submit their letters of interest by Nov. 30.
NEWS Nov. 12
Keizer will have new U.S. representative for first time since 2009
Congressman Kurt Schrader officially announced this week that he will run in the 5th Congressional District in the upcoming election. Schrader has represented Keizer, which joined the new 6th District during redistricting, since 2009.
NEWS Nov. 12
Police calls Oct. 31 - Nov. 7
NEWS Nov. 12
Multiple McNary students and staff members test positive for COVID-19
Since school has started, McNary High School has confirmed 38 positive COVID cases. Five students and five teachers at the school tested positive for COVID during the week ending on Oct. 30.
NEWS Nov. 12
Children ages 5 to 11 eligible for vaccine
Children in Oregon from the ages of 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The CDC and Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup agreed that the pediatric doses are safe and effective.
SPORTS Nov. 12
Celts earn five all-league selections
Hudson Brunk, Johann Singh Sanchez, Axel Zapien, Jorge Ruiz and Tony Bravo each received all-conference recognition.
NEWS Nov. 11
Kaiser Permanente strike to begin Monday, expected to impact four facilities in area
3,400 Kaiser Permanente nurses and other workers in Oregon and southwest Washington are set to begin an indefinite strike Monday, Nov. 15. The strike is expected to include 35,000 Kaiser workers across five states but could be avoided if Kaiser and labor unions can come to an agreement before Monday.
SPORTS Nov. 11
McNary puts three on all-conference list
Three McNary girls’ soccer players received all-league recognition for their collective performances during the Mountain Valley Conference play — the Celtics reached the postseason for the first time since 2017 and for just the fifth time in the last 22 years.
SPORTS Nov. 10
Posey retires after 12 season with Giants
The former Salem-Keizer Volcano played in the majors for 12 seasons (all with the Giants) and is one of the most accomplished catchers of the 21st century.
NEWS Nov. 10
Salem-Keizer school board holds monthly meeting virtually due to ‘ongoing security concerns’
After a contentious meeting last month, the school board said it will hold in-person meetings once it is safe to do so. The highlights of the meeting included presentation on upcoming school zone redistricting, student performance indications and funding that the district has received this year.
COMMUNITY Nov. 9
Cat of the week
Cat of the week is located at Salem Friends of Felines at 4157 Cherry Avenue, Keizer.
SPORTS Nov. 8
Celts move to second round with convincing win over North Medford
The McNary offense broke the 30-point threshold for the fifth time this season, while the defense held North Medford to under 200 yards of total offense, giving the Celtics the 37-7 win over the Black Tornado in the first round of the OSAA playoffs on Friday, Nov. 5.
BOOK REVIEW Nov. 8
Book review: "How Magicians Think"
Terri Schlichenmeyer leaves her review of "How Magicians Think" by Joshua Jay.
OPINION Nov. 8
Diversity committee appointments

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