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    Glorious relics of a
bygone age live on page 7
contest tips for your
pooch page 23
The Nugget
Vol. XXXVIII No. 32
Art show attracts scores
of enthusiasts page 9
News and Opinion
from Sisters, Oregon
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
country Fair celebrates 20 years
By Jodi Schneider McNamee
Every summer The
Episcopal Church of the
Transfiguration hosts its tra-
ditional small-town country
fair. It’s a crowd favorite, and
last weekend marked its 20th
year. Folks from all around
the region showed up for some
good old-fashioned fun.
The cool sunny Saturday
morning made it easy wait-
ing at the Sweet Tooth Booth
as folks lined up for a piece
of Annie’s delicious marion-
berry cobbler, while excited
kids gathered around the pet-
ting zoo, where a menagerie of
animals were just waiting for
some attention. From horses
and Holland lop bunnies to
snakes and sheep, there were
enough critters for everyone to
pet or just get an eyeful.
Volunteer Christine Cole
has been bringing her animals
for five years.
“It’s great fun, and every-
one learns something about
each animal,” Cole said.
Bill and Linda Monahan
have been coordinating the
petting zoo for many years,
and this time there were quite
a few added attractions.
See CouNtRY FAIR on page 29
There is no doubt that
Sisters needs more “afford-
able” housing. Residents
and potential residents are
discussing the lack of it. At
Sisters’ recent Economic
Vitality Summit the short-
age of workforce housing
was highlighted as one of
the most pressing issues fac-
ing the City. Employers have
identified affordable hous-
ing as an issue in hiring and
could an
on city
By Jim Cornelius
News Editor
photo by Jodi Schneider McnaMee
Riley with Beauty the mini horse at the Country Fair Petting Zoo.
city working on
housing issue
By Sue Stafford
Sisters, OR
Permit No. 15
It’s a question that arises
frequently in Sisters: Why not
open up city council eligibility
to allow at least one councilor
from outside the city limits?
The idea is attractive for
a couple of reasons: It would
allow the city to tap the tal-
ents and public-spiritedness of
the multitude of capable folks
who live in the country sur-
rounding Sisters. And it would
give “outsiders” — who are
deeply invested in Sisters
emotionally and financially —
a little more say in decisions
that affect them.
As attractive as the idea
may seem, it’s not going to
happen. The legal obstacles
are too steep — indeed, prob-
ably insurmountable.
The charter of the City of
Sisters defines who is eligible
See CItY CouNCIl on page 30
Keeping athletes safe on the gridiron
By Rongi Yost
retaining employees.
The City of Sisters is
doing considerable work
behind the scenes to address
the shortage. City Manager
Andrew Gorayeb and
Community Development
Director Patrick Davenport
are working with a task
force of people from
NeighborImpact, Habitat for
Humanity, Housing Works,
the low-income-housing
builders community, and
Over the last several years
the safety of football has been
highly scrutinized. We’ve all
read reports of numerous for-
mer NFL players whose lives
were changed by traumatic
brain injuries suffered due
multiple concussions. Those
closely involved in the game
have responded to the prob-
lems and concerns.
Those involved in the
sport, and the medical field,
have worked together in recent
See houSINg on page 20
See SAFetY on page 24
photo by Jerry baldock
learning tackling technique is key to safety.
Letters/Weather ................ 2 Announcements ................12 obituaries ....................... 18 Paw Prints ....................... 23 classifieds ..................26-28
Meetings ........................... 3 Movies & Entertainment ....13 Sisters Salutes ................20 crossword ....................... 25 Real Estate .................28-32