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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Martin Sexton to kick off
Winter Concert Series
On Wednesday, January
25, Martin Sexton will bring
his soulful singing, brilliant
guitar playing and well-
crafted songs to Sisters in the
kick-off of the 2017 Sisters
Folk Festival Winter Concert
Syracuse, New York,
native Sexton got his start
singing in the streets and sub-
ways of Boston in the early
1990s. Still fiercely indepen-
dent and headlining venues
from the Fillmore to Carnegie
Hall, he has influenced a gen-
eration of contemporary art-
ists. Sexton’s incendiary live
show, honest lyrics, and vocal
prowess keep fans coming
back for more.
From 1996 to the early
2000s Sexton released
acclaimed albums “Black
Sheep,” “The American,”
“Wonder Bar” and “Live
Wide Open.” The activ-
ity and worldwide touring
behind these records laid the
foundation for the career he
enjoys today with an uncom-
monly loyal fan base. Since
then he has infiltrated many
musical worlds, performing
See CONCERT on page 22
Sisters to get new bus
connection with Bend
crosswalk between Locust
and Cedar streets at 7:08 a.m.
The next stop is on the west
end of Main Avenue between
Oak and Ash streets at 7:10
a.m., using the ADA park-
ing access aisle to ensure that
transit riders needing the lift
to get on the bus have access.
From Main, the bus will
continue west to the park-
ing lot at Ray’s Food Place
on Arrowleaf Trail, arriving
there at 7:13 a.m. That stop is
located in the Ray’s parking
lot across Arrowleaf from the
Wells Fargo ATM. The bus
By Sue Stafford
6, Cascades East Transit
(CET) will institute a new
Community Connector bus
route #29 between Sisters
and Bend, and will make
some modifications to the
schedule for the Redmond-
Sisters route #28. CET signs
will identify each stop.
The single morning run to
Bend will leave Hawthorne
Station in Bend at 6:40
a.m., arriving at its first
Sisters stop on the north
side of Main Avenue at the
See BUS on page 26
Chris and JuJu at play. Chris and his family had to find foster care for their dogs in order to avail themselves of
the Sisters Cold Weather Shelter.
A night at the shelter
By Sue Stafford
When the doors open at
6 p.m. at the Sisters Cold
Weather Shelter, two volun-
teers greet the guests warmly
and make them welcome.
After almost a month of the
shelter being open, guests
and volunteers are becoming
a supportive “family.”
During their first visit to
the shelter, guests are asked
to fill out a general informa-
tion sheet, which is kept on
file. Subsequently, each time
guests come to the shelter
they only need to sign in on
the current evening’s roster.
The volunteers have
placed the sleeping pads
around the room prior to
opening the doors. As the
guests arrive, they choose
where they will sleep in the
large room. Those who have
been there most evenings
have their favorite spots and
everyone honors those.
Each guest has a large
plastic tote with their name
on it, out of which comes
their shelter-provided linens,
pillow, and quilt/blankets.
Those linens are collected
once a week by volunteers,
laundered, and brought back
all clean and folded. While at
the shelter for the night, the
guests can store their belong-
ings in their tote, but every-
thing they bring in leaves
with them in the morning.
Every evening, meals are
provided by a volunteer or
donated by a local restaurant.
Dinner is served around 6:30
p.m. and everyone sits around
the table in the kitchen to
share the meal, including
meal and shelter volunteers.
Until the lights are
dimmed at 10 p.m., (some-
times earlier) guests may
socialize, rest and relax,
read, watch movies, play
games, do puzzles, and have
a snack. There is a desig-
nated outside smoking area
with a bucket for cigarette
butts. At Westside Church,
where this month’s shelter
is located, the café/kitchen
is located right off the large
room where everyone, except
families, sleeps. During the
night, guests are free to go to
the kitchen for something to
eat or drink.
See SHELTER on page 20
SISTERS AREA MEETING CALENDAR
BOARDS, GROUPS, CLUBS
Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild
4th Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
location information: 541-549-2072.
Al-Anon Mon., noon, Shepherd of the
Hills Lutheran Church / Wed., 6 p.m.,
Central OR Spinners and Weavers
Episcopal Church of the Transfi guration. Guild 4th Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Sisters
541-549-8737 or 541-549-1527.
Library (Jan.-Oct.). 541-639-3217.
Alateen Thursday, 7 p.m., Episcopal
Central Oregon Woodworkers
Church of the Transfi guration.
Guild 2nd Tuesday. 541-639-6216.
East of the Cascades Quilt Guild 4th
Alcoholics Anonymous Thurs. &
Wednesday (September-June), Stitchin’
Sun., 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the
Post. All are welcome. 541-549-6061.
Transfi guration / Sat., 8 a.m., Episcopal
Church / Mon., 5 p.m., Shepherd of the Friends of the Sisters Library Board
Hills Lutheran Church / Big Book study, of Directors 2nd Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m.,
Sisters Library. 541-977-8285.
Tues., noon, Shepherd of the Hills /
Gentlemen’s meeting, Wed., 7 a.m.,
Heartwarmers (fl eece blanketmakers)
Shepherd of the Hills / Sober Sisters
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Sisters City
Women’s meeting, Thurs., noon,
Hall. Materials provided. 541-408-8505.
Shepherd of the Hills / Step & Tradition
meeting, Fri., noon, Shepherd of the
Hero Quilters of Sisters Thursday, 1 to
4 p.m. 541-549-1028 or 541-548-3304.
Authors Support Group 2nd Friday,
10 a.m., Sisters Area Chamber of
Military Parents of Sisters 2nd
Thursday, 5:30 p.m., 17549 Knight Rd.,
Bend (Plainview area). 541-388-9013.
Black Butte Macintosh Users Group
Oregon Band of Brothers – Sisters
3rd Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sisters Chapter Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.,
Library community room. 541-549-1471. Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-408-5594.
Black Butte Ranch Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., BBR community
room. Partner required. 541-595-6236.
SAGE (Senior Activities, Gatherings
& Enrichment) Wednesdays, 1 to
4 p.m. at SPRD. 541-549-2091.
Central Oregon Council on Aging
Senior Lunch Tuesdays, noon, Sisters
Community Church. 541-678-5483.
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 Veterans Thursdays, noon,
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-903-1123.
Sisters Astronomy Club 3rd
Tuesday, 7 p.m., SPRD. 541-549-8846.
Three Sisters Irrigation District
Board of Directors 1st Tuesday,
4 p.m., TSID Offi ce. 541-549-8815.
Sisters Bridge Club Thursdays,
12:30 p.m., The Pines Clubhouse.
Novices welcomed. 541-549-9419.
Three Sisters Lions Club 1st
Thursday, noon, Ray’s Food Place
community room. 541-419-1279.
VFW 8138 & American Legion
Sisters Caregiver Support Group
1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.,
3rd Tuesday, 10 a.m., Ray’s Food Place Sisters City Hall. 541-903-1123 or
community room. 541-771-3258.
Sisters Cribbage Club Tuesdays,
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ray’s Food Place CITY & PARKS
community room. 541-923-1632.
Sisters City Council 2nd &
Sisters Habitat for Humanity Board
4th Thursday, 7 p.m., Sisters City Hall.
of Directors 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Location information: 541-549-1193.
Sisters Park & Recreation District
Sisters Kiwanis Thursdays, 7 to
Board of Directors 1st Tuesday,
8:30 a.m., Brand 33 Restaurant at
6 p.m., SPRD building. 541-549-2091.
Aspen Lakes. 541-410-2870.
Sisters Planning Commission
Sisters Parent Teacher Community
3rd Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Sisters
3rd Wednesday, 3 p.m., Sisters
City Hall. 541-549-6022.
Elementary C-wing. 971-570-2405.
Sisters Red Hats 1st Friday.
Location information: 541-279-1977.
FIRE & POLICE
Sisters Rotary Tuesdays, noon,
Aspen Lakes Lodge. 541-977-6545.
Black Butte Ranch Police Dept.
Board of Directors Meets monthly.
541-595-2191 for time & date.
Sisters Trails Alliance Board
1st Wednesday, 5 p.m. Sisters Art
Works. Public welcome. 541-719-8822.
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, 541-549-0771.
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, 0 p.m.,
Black Butte School. 541-595-6203.
Sisters Christian Academy Board
of Directors 2nd Thursday, 8 a.m.,
RE/MAX Out West Realty offi ce at
Outlaw Station. 541-549-4133.
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 listing is for
scheduled meetin regularly
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