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    Artist depicts songbirds
in Sisters page 6
Work parties fix up
the bleachers page 8
The Nugget
Vol. XXXVIII No. 10
Outlaws finish season
on the slopes page 21
P OSTAL CUSTOMER
News and Opinion
from Sisters, Oregon
www.NuggetNews.com
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Planners
change
code on
formula
food
Herburger is Citizen of the Year
By Jim Cornelius
News Editor
Melvin Herburger is
Sisters’ Citizen of the Year,
and ENERGYneering
Solutions, Inc. is the local
Business of the Year.
The Sisters Area Chamber
of Commerce handed out
its awards last Friday at
the annual banquet held at
FivePine Lodge & Conference
Center. This year, the food
was provided by five different
Sisters restaurants at food sta-
tions located around the con-
ference room. Judging from
the number of times patrons
walked back to their tables
with full plates, the new for-
mat was a success.
Herburger is one of Sisters’
most beloved citizens, and
in presenting the Citizen of
the Year Award, Chamber
President Ann Richardson
listed numerous reasons why.
He is a longtime booster of
Sisters Outlaws activities,
serves on the school board
and volunteers for all kinds
of fundraisers by commu-
nity groups. He donates from
his store, Melvin’s Fir Street
By Jim Cornelius
News Editor
Correspondent
There’s a new face at
Sisters City Hall: that of
Patrick Davenport, the
recently hired community
development director who is
taking over from departing
Pauline Hardie.
Davenport brings with
him an eclectic mix of plan-
ning experience, from being
the community development
director in a small Virginia
town to serving in war-torn
Afghanistan as a senior instal-
lation management planner for
the United States Department
of Defense.
Inside...
“Wow,” he said, “since
you put it that way, I guess I
After months of discussion
and public input, Sisters plan-
ners have settled on a defini-
tion of “formula food” and
restrictions on where formula
food establishments can be
sited in Sisters.
A “formula food estab-
lishment” is now defined as
one that features standard-
ized menus, ingredients, food
preparation, employee uni-
forms, interior decor, signage
or exterior design; or adopts a
name, appearance or food pre-
sentation format that causes it
to be substantially identical
to 20 or more other establish-
ments regardless of owner-
ship or location.”
See AWARdS on page 26
See foRMulA food on page 29
photo by Jerry baldock
Chamber President Ann Richardson presented Melvin Herburger with the Citizen of the Year Award.
Market, to support Sisters
Family Access Network and
the Kiwanis Food Bank.
And he does it all with his
New planner takes
the reins in Sisters
By Sue Stafford
PRE-SORTED STANDARD
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Sisters, OR
Permit No. 15
Growing up on the Outer
Banks of North Carolina in
Nags Head, Davenport appre-
ciates the charms and chal-
lenges of small towns.
“I hope to be here for a
long time. I grew up in a
small town. This is my kind of
town,” he said.
Davenport received his
graduate degree in Public
Administration from James
Madison University and
undergraduate degree in Parks
and Recreation Management
from East Carolina University.
A stint in the Peace Corps in
the Kingdom of Lesotho in
See PlANNeR on page 30
trademark sense of humor.
That sense of humor was
on display in his acceptance
of the award.
Young songwriters gather to learn
By Jim Cornelius
News Editor
Young songwriters from
across Central Oregon and
as far away as California and
Colorado gathered in Sisters
to share in the joys of self-
expression and hone the craft
of songwriting.
The event is presented
annually by Sisters Folk
Festival. This year, the set-
ting for the Americana
Songwriting Academy for
Youth was The Belfry, where
instructors with experience in
and passion for a life in music
taught breakout sessions and
helped the young artists bring
their ideas to life.
One of the instructors
was Sisters Folk Festival
photo by Jay Mather
Hannah Stuwe and Shae gascon performed at the Barn as part of the
Americana Song Academy for Youth.
Americana Project alum
Slater Smith, who has become
a songwriter especially noted
for a project that took him to
each of Oregon’s State Parks,
where he created a song and a
video. Smith taught a section
on “Beating Writer’s Block
See SoNgWRIteRS on page 31
Letters/Weather ................ 2 Announcements ............... 10 Focus on Health .......... 13-20 Obituaries ....................... 23 Classifieds .................. 27-29
Meetings ........................... 3 Movies & Entertainment ....11 Of a certain age ................15 Crossword ....................... 25 Real Estate .................29-32