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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
N I T
New Year’s resolutions
for Sisters folks
By Jodi schneider McNamee
The beginning of a new
year provides folks with a
fresh start and an opportunity
to begin again. Every year,
January 1 gives us hope for
the future and the ability to
shut the door on the past.
It is the day we resolve
to leave the past behind and
move forward, it allows for a
magical sense of renewal and
a chance to start fresh.
It is the day to fill our-
selves up with courage and
tell ourselves this is the year
we will start doing more of the
things we want and stop doing
the things that don’t matter.
Setting New Year’s resolu-
tions is believed to go as far
back as Babylonian times.
It’s said that Julius Caesar
started the tradition of making
See resolutIoNs on page 24
kaleb kelleher, aaron-andre Miller, hobbs Magaret, Jim Goodwin and patrick pearsall.
Sisters had a warm,
According to preliminary
data received by NOAA’s
National Weather Service in
Pendleton, temperatures at
Sisters averaged warmer than
normal during the month of
The average temperature
was 33 degrees, which was
2.9 degrees above normal.
High temperatures aver-
aged 42.1 degrees, which
was 3.2 degrees above nor-
mal. The highest was 58
degrees on December 10.
Low temperatures averaged
23.8 degrees, which was 2.6
degrees above normal. The
lowest was -9 degrees, on
There were 27 days with
the low temperature below 32
degrees. There were four days
when the high temperature
stayed below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 3.17
Band launches with Belfry show
inches during December,
which was 1.20 inches above
normal. Measurable precipita-
tion — at least .01 inch — was
received on 11 days with the
heaviest, 1.87 inches reported
on December 22.
Snowfall totaled 0.8
inches. The heaviest snowfall
was 0.8 inches reported on
December 30. The greatest
depth of snow on the ground
was three inches.
The highest wind gust was
45 mph on December 11.
The outlook for January
f r o m N O A A’s C l i m a t e
Prediction Center calls for
and below-normal precipita-
tion. Normal highs for Sisters
during January are 40.6
degrees and normal lows are
22.8 degrees. The 30-year
normal precipitation is 1.89
By Jim Cornelius
Hobbs the Band will
launch its progressive blues-
rock into the fertile musical
ether of Sisters Country with
a potent show at The Belfry
on Friday, January 9.
In addition to serving as
the launch-pad for a new
music powerhouse, the event,
will also feature an extraor-
dinary psychedelic visual
element provided by Circus
Luminescence. Founded by
Eli March, the innovative
troupe creates an ultraviolet
universe of infinite imagi-
nation, with award-winning
juggling, theatre, flow arts,
live music, and high times.
Each member of the newly
configured Hobbs the Band
has been an important fixture
of the Central Oregon music
scene for years. The band fea- hear.
tures Hobbs Magaret (guitar),
“It requires a lot of work,”
Jim Goodwin (saxophone Goodwin said, “a lot of
and synthesizer), Aaron- rehearsal, a lot of study, a lot
Andre Miller (keyboards),
Patrick Pearsall (bass) and
Kaleb Kelleher (drums). The
the music is rippin’…
band that will perform at
Capricornucopia represents I think for me, the word is,
an evolution of style and con-
tent through the combination
it soars. It’s just got this
of the talents and personality
of each member.
largeness to it.
“These guys are really
— Jim Goodwin
g reat m u s i ci an s ,” s ai d
Goodwin. “It’s a privilege,
really to play with them…
It’s a joy. The music is rip- of practice.”
pin’… I think for me, the
That work gets done in a
word is, it soars. It’s just got rehearsal space in the Sisters
this largeness to it.”
Industrial Park dubbed The
The progressive aspect Blue Keep. The facility was
of the music — sophisti- once a daycare center, and it
cated chord voicings and continues to live up to its her-
jazz-inflected stylings, make itage: “Still a bunch of kids
the music challenging and
engaging both to play and to See hoBBs the BaNd on page 14
SISTERS AREA MEETING CALENDAR
Central Oregon Woodworkers
Guild 1st Monday. 541-610-9022.
ALANON Monday, noon, Shepherd
East of the Cascades Quilt Guild 4th
of the Hills Lutheran Church •
Wednesday, September-June, Stitchin’
Wednesday, 6 p.m., The Episcopal
Post. All are welcome. 541-549-6061.
Church of the Transﬁ guration.
Friends of the Sisters Library
541-549-8737 or 541-549-1527.
Board of Directors 2nd Tuesday,
Alcoholics Anonymous Thursday &
9 to 11 a.m., Sisters Library. Public is
Sunday, 7 p.m., The Episcopal Church
of the Transﬁ guration • Saturday,
Heartwarmers (ﬂ eece blanketmakers)
8 a.m., The Episcopal Church of the
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Sisters City
Transﬁ guration • Monday, 5 p.m.,
Hall. Just bring scissors! 503-880-5832.
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
• Tuesday, noon, Big Book study,
Hero Quilters of Sisters Thursdays,
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church • 1 to 4 p.m. 541-549-6933.
Thursday, noon, Sober Sisters Women Military Parents of Sisters 2nd
Meeting, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Ray’s Food Place
community room. 541-647-7483.
Black Butte Macintosh Users Group
3rd Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sisters Oregon Band of Brothers – Sisters
Library community room. 541-549-1471. Chapter Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.,
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-408-5594.
Black Butte Ranch Bridge Club
SAGE (Senior Activities, Gatherings
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Black Butte
& Enrichment) Wednesdays, 1 to
Ranch community room. All welcome;
4 p.m. at SPRD. 541-549-2091.
partner required. 541-595-6236.
Sisters Area Photography Club 2nd
Central Oregon Council on Aging
Senior Lunch Tuesdays, noon, Sisters Wednesday, 4 p.m., Sisters Library
community room. 541-549-6157.
Community Church. 541-678-5483.
Sisters Area SketchUp Users Group
Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild
2nd Wednesday, 7 p.m., Earthwood
4th Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
location information: 541-549-2072.
Timber Frame Homes. 541-549-0924.
BOARDS, GROUPS, CLUBS
Sisters Astronomy Club 3rd
Tuesday, 7 p.m., SPRD. 541-549-8846.
Sisters Bridge Club Thursdays,
12:30 p.m., The Pines Clubhouse.
Novices welcomed. 541-549-9419.
Sisters Cribbage Club Tuesdays,
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ray’s Food Place
community room. All are welcome.
Sisters Habitat for Humanity Board
of Directors 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Location information: 541-549-1193.
Sisters Kiwanis Thursdays, 7 a.m.,
Brand 33 Restaurant at Aspen Lakes.
Sisters Red Hats 1st Friday.
Location information: 541-389-9554.
Sisters Rotary Tuesdays, noon,
Aspen Lakes Lodge. 541-977-6545.
Sisters Trails Alliance Board
Meeting 2nd Thursday, 8 to 9:30 a.m.,
The Pines Clubhouse. 541-719-8822.
Sisters Veterans Thursdays, noon,
Bronco Billy’s Ranch. 541-480-8638.
Three Sisters Irrigation District
Board of Directors 1st Tuesday,
4 p.m., TSID Ofﬁ ce. 541-549-8815.
Three Sisters Lions Club 3rd
Monday, noon, Ray’s Food Place
community room. 541-595-6967.
VFW 8138 & American Legion
1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Sisters
City Hall. Service ofﬁ cer available.
541-903-1123 or 541-480-8638.
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD
Board of Directors 3rd Tuesday,
5 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall, 301 S. Elm St.
CITY & PARKS
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD Drills
Mondays, 7 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall,
301 S. Elm St. 541-549-0771.
Sisters City Council 2nd &
4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Sisters City Hall.
Sisters Park & Recreation District
Board of Directors 1st Tuesday,
5:30 p.m., SPRD building. The public is
Sisters Planning Commission
3rd Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Sisters
City Hall. 541-549-6022.
FIRE & POLICE
Black Butte Ranch Police Dept.
Board of Directors Meets monthly.
541-595-2191 for time & date.
Black Butte Ranch RFPD Board of
Directors 4th Thursday, 9 a.m., Black
Butte Ranch Fire Station. 541-595-2288.
Cloverdale RFPD Board of Directors
3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m., Main Station,
George Cyrus Rd. 541-548-4815. See
the agenda at www.cloverdaleﬁ re.com.
Black Butte School Board of
Directors 2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m.,
Black Butte School. 541-595-6203.
Sisters Christian Academy Board
of Directors 2nd Thursday, 8 a.m.,
RE/MAX Revolution ofﬁ ce at Outlaw
Sisters School District Board of
Directors One Wednesday per month
at the School District Administration
Building. See schedule online at
This calendar is for reg
scheduled meetings; ularly
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