Community dinner serves up turkey

About 300 people attended the November Keizer Community Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Saint Edward Catholic Church. On the menu was turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gray and green beans. Pumpkin and apple pie was also available, almost three dozen donated by Amy McLeod and Elizabeth Smith. The Romero[Read More…]

Turkey Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk

The Goffin family of Salem shared their messages on t-shirts. From left, Natalie, Meredith (dog), Eli, Dew and Chad. Krista Arnold and Dustin Dimicelli prepare to run. Lara Downing and Lucas Downing dressed in the spirit of the season . …3, 2, 1…Go! The 2022 Turkey Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk[Read More…]

Let’s get Weird

Madonna (Evan Rachel Wood) and Weird Al (Daniel Radcliffe) in Weird:The Al Yankovich Story By TJ REID For the Keizertimes The first time I ever truly felt old was the day I realized that I didn’t recognize any of the songs Weird Al Yankovic was parodying on his last album,[Read More…]

David Elliot Smith

DAVID ELLIOT SMITH, Nov. 15, 1943-Nov. 6, 2022 On November 15, 1943, David Elliot Smith was born to Harry M. Smith and Jean H. Schumann in La Jolla, California. His parents and siblings, Steve and Karen, watched him grow up and earn his Eagle Scout award and later graduate from[Read More…]

Thelma Gillespie

THELMA GILLESPIE Nov. 26, 1920-Oct. 18, 2022 Thelma Gillespie was born on Thanksgiving Day and what a blessing she was to her family. She was nearly 102 years old when she went to be with the Lord on October 18th. Thelma grew up in Fresno, Ca. and went to Pepperdine[Read More…]

Lights parade entries due by Dec. 2

The deadline for applications for the 2022 Keizer Holiday Lights Parade is Friday, Dec. 2. March of the Toys is the theme of this year’s parade, presented by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. Entry categories include decorated float, marching or walking group, single vehicle, horse groups and automotive. All entries,[Read More…]

Small business Saturday is Nov. 26

Saturday, Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for the community.  Small businesses need support more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  The Keizer Chamber of Commerce encourages the public[Read More…]

New business offers seasoned therapy

Jessica and Jeremy Reisdorf, owners of Salt Haven. By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes We are told to limit our salt intake in our diet. However, there is a halotherapy utilizing salt that is said to be beneficial.  The modern history of halotherapy dates to 1843, when a Polish physician[Read More…]

Youth councilor is a doer

Angelica Sarmiento Avendano By LYNDON ZAITZ Of the Keizertimes Angelica Sarmiento Avendano wants to help her community and is serving as the youth councilor for the city of Keizer. The McNary High School junior joins the city councilors twice a month as it meets to make policy in all areas[Read More…]

‘Tis the season

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