Author: Lauren Murphy

Food bank ops manager expands role

Amirah and Craydon Holt assisted with a recent opening at the Keizer Community Food Bank. Despite their theological differences, five Keizer churches work together every week to make sure that the members of our community get the help they need. The man bringing all of that chaos into order is[Read More…]

Cars for cash

This electric green Mustang had a special surprise under the hood. On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Capitol Area Mustang Club (CAMC) hosted the 10th annual Keizer Car Show at Whiteaker Middle School. There were 90 registered vehicles in attendance. In previous years, the show was hosted at Skyline’s Keizer Ford, but[Read More…]

New student IDs include mental health resources

In light of the growing mental health problem public schools are facing, Salem-Keizer Public Schools have printed mental health hotline numbers on the back of all high school and middle school ID’s. This is part of their plan to support students mental health. “This is in addition to adding an[Read More…]

Betting it all on his BBQ

Despite growing up in Oregon, a state not exactly known for its smoked meats, Keizer resident Troy Campbell is no stranger to barbecue. His grandparents owned and operated a restaurant in Portland called Campbell’s BBQ for almost 20 years; they taught their children and grandchildren the family recipes. “Barbecue, barbecue[Read More…]

Student ministry spends week in Mexico

After 20 hours of driving, two border check points and what felt like a thousand bathroom breaks, we finally made it. The Overflow Student Ministries short-term mission team was in Mexico’s San Quintín, Baja California. Our hosts, Mike Fink and his family, the founders of Go Missions to Mexico, welcomed[Read More…]