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program takes root
By Jim Cornelius
and it’s found a home at the
intersection of Highway 20
and George Cyrus Road at
the former Little Cloverdale
Heart of Oregon was
founded in 2000 by Sisters
High School counselor Dan
Saraceno, and he continues
to be actively involved in the
program. His son Mario is now
a teacher in the program.
The program is a mix of
classroom work and hands-
on activity through the Youth
Build program of Americorps,
which offers the students,
ages 16-24 the opportunity
to learn skills and contribute
Legendary country music
maverick Waylon Jennings
once said, “Every business has
its system that works for 80
percent of the people who are
in it. But there’s always that
other 20 percent who just don’t
That goes for school, too.
The standard classroom set-
ting just doesn’t work for
everybody — and Sisters has
created an alternative setting
for those students who need a
The alternative program is
delivered through the region-
wide Heart of Oregon program See hearT oF oreGoN on page 22
It may take some time for
them to heat up to a nice red
glow, but Sisters’ economy has
some irons in the fire.
Caprielle Foote-Lewis told
The Nugget last week that
she has been working with
12 prospects for manufac-
turers looking to relocate to
Sisters. She classifies three
of those prospects as “likely.”
With potential new businesses
coming in both the traded
sector and the service-based
Sisters Christian academy students will show their work this month at Sisters library.
Student art featured at Library
Irons in the fire for
By Jim Cornelius
appreciates the importance
and availability of art here in
For the first time, art-
“We have such a rich art
work by students of Sisters community in Sisters. I am
Christian Academy (SCA) really impressed with how
will be part of the student excited our kids are to try
art exhibit presented by the new things. They are excited
Friends of the Sisters Library to contribute,” Stevens said.
during the month of March.
The younger students
The SCA art will be dis- explore the elements of art,
played along with the work of like line and color. They did
students from all three Sisters outlines of their hands with
School District schools. SCA crayons. As they painted the
work includes pieces cre- background they learned
ated by students in Jessica about the technique of
Stevens’ art classes as well as “resist” as the paint didn’t
projects that are part of regu- adhere to the crayon lines.
lar classroom assignments.
They then explored warm
All 75 students, preschool and cool colors as they
through middle school, shaded in the interiors of the
receive art instruction with handprints.
Stevens once a week. She
Middle school students
By Sue Stafford
tourist economy, and exist-
ing businesses expanding,
Foote-Lewis believes the all-
important jobs picture may
significantly improve in the
“I think that it’s realis-
tic that we would have 200
jobs created in the next two
years,” she said. “Things are
The nature of her work
means that most of those
things that are happening are
happening behind the scenes
— at least for now. While
the City of Sisters funds
See eCoNoMY on page 8
are introduced to art history
and famous artists, and then
create pieces in the style of
a particular artist. They also
work with photography, clay,
hand-sewing, and all types of
Stevens, who has been
the SCA art teacher since
2011, explained that what
the students learn goes well
beyond art. When they have
difficulty bringing a project
together, she has the oppor-
tunity to work with them on
“I encourage them to take
their time, to have patience.
If they are frustrated they
can figure out how to calm
down and take it one step at
See STuDeNT arT on page 18
SISTERS AREA MEETING CALENDAR
Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild
4th Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
location information: 541-549-2072.
ALANON Monday, noon, Shepherd
of the Hills Lutheran Church •
Central Oregon Spinners and
Wednesday, 6 p.m., The Episcopal
Weavers Guild 4th Saturday, 1 to
Church of the Transﬁ guration.
3 p.m. Sisters Library. 541-639-3217.
541-549-8737 or 541-549-1527.
Central Oregon Woodworkers
Alcoholics Anonymous Thursday &
Guild 1st Monday. 541-610-9022.
Sunday, 7 p.m., The Episcopal Church
East of the Cascades Quilt Guild 4th
of the Transﬁ guration • Saturday,
Wednesday, September-June, Stitchin’
8 a.m., The Episcopal Church of the
Post. All are welcome. 541-549-6061.
Transﬁ guration • Monday, 5 p.m.,
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Friends of the Sisters Library
• Tuesday, noon, Big Book study,
Board of Directors 2nd Tuesday,
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church • 9 to 11 a.m., Sisters Library. Public is
Thursday, noon, Sober Sisters Women welcome. 541-977-8285.
Meeting, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Heartwarmers (ﬂ eece blanketmakers)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Sisters City
Authors Support Group 2nd Friday,
Hall. Just bring scissors! 503-880-5832.
10 a.m., Sisters Area Chamber of
Hero Quilters of Sisters Thursdays,
1 to 4 p.m. 541-549-6933.
Black Butte Macintosh Users Group
3rd Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sisters Military Parents of Sisters 2nd
Library community room. 541-549-1471. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Ray’s Food Place
community room. 541-647-7483.
Black Butte Ranch Bridge Club
Oregon Band of Brothers – Sisters
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Black Butte
Chapter Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.,
Ranch community room. All welcome;
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-408-5594.
partner required. 541-595-6236.
SAGE (Senior Activities, Gatherings
Central Oregon Council on Aging
Senior Lunch Tuesdays, noon, Sisters & Enrichment) Wednesdays, 1 to
4 p.m. at SPRD. 541-549-2091.
Community Church. 541-678-5483.
BOARDS, GROUPS, CLUBS
Sisters Area Photography Club
2nd Wednesday, 4 p.m., Sisters Library
community room. 541-549-6157.
Sisters Area SketchUp Users Group
2nd Wednesday, 7 p.m., Earthwood
Timber Frame Homes. 541-549-0924.
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,
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-903-1123.
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 541-549-1132.
CITY & PARKS
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.
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD
Board of Directors 3rd Tuesday,
5 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall, 301 S. Elm St.
Sisters-Camp Sherman RFPD Drills
Mondays, 7 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall,
301 S. Elm St. 541-549-0771.
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,
SSD Admin Bldg. See schedule at www.
sisters.k12.or.us. 541-549-8521 x4011.
This calendar is for reg
scheduled meetings; ularly
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