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Shelter staff will meet
including possible remedies.
A number of topics
are possible for discus-
sion, including: the shel-
ter9s <screening process= of
guests and weapon control as
it exists today; temperature
guidelines for being open
that are different at different
shelters and the impact on
SCWS; possible solutions
to help lessen neighborhood
and community concerns;
and arrival and departure of
Chairperson for the
By Sue Stafford
Sisters Cold Weather
Shelter (SCWS ) is host-
ing a meeting on Monday,
February 4, at 6 p.m. in the
Sisters Fire Hall community
Interested members of
the public and neighbors
who live near the churches
providing shelter accommo-
dations are invited to come
hear from shelter organizers
and to engage in a conver-
sation about neighbor con-
cerns regarding the shelter,
See SHELTER on page 30
will headline festival
Bruce Cockburn will
headline the 2019 Sisters
Cockburn will perform
Saturday, September 7, as
part of the three-day music
festival where <all the town9s
a stage= and intimate perfor-
mances occur throughout 11
venues in town.
Few recording artists are
as creative and prolific as
Bruce Cockburn. Since his
self-titled debut in 1970, the
has issued a steady stream of
acclaimed albums every cou-
ple of years.
Cockburn says, <Part of
the job of being human is just
to try to spread light, at what-
ever level you can do it...
More than 40 years after
embarking on his musi-
cal career, Cockburn keeps
<kicking at the darkness so
that it might bleed daylight.=
While Cockburn had been
popular in Canada for years,
he did not have a big impact in
the United States until 1979,
with the release of the album
<Dancing in the Dragon9s
Jaws.= The album9s first sin-
gle, <Wondering Where the
Lions Are,= reached No. 21
See COCKBURN on page 24
PHOTO BY JERRY BALDOCK
The Ayala family of Sisters dedicated their new home with Sisters Habitat for Humanity.
Ayala family dedicates new home
Many happy tears and
thank-yous were shared last
week as Silvia Ayala and
her three children celebrated
the dedication of their new
Habitat home. The Ayala
family is the 66th family to
purchase a home through
Sisters Habitat for Humanity
and this home is the second
home to be built in partner-
ship with the Heart of Oregon
<This is one of the most
important days of our lives.
My mom is a single mother.
She works very hard and
deserves this. I am very
appreciative to have my
mother by my side and I am
appreciative to all the people
who helped make this possi-
ble,= Silvia9s son Jose Rojas
told the volunteers and crew
from Habitat and Heart of
Oregon Corps YouthBuild.
Thirty-five students have
worked on the Ayala house
since construction began
10 months ago, YouthBuild
construction manager James
Collins told the crowd. Heart
of Oregon Corps YouthBuild
is a nonprofit organization
invested in inspiring and
empowering change in the
lives of Central Oregon youth
through jobs, education, and
stewardship. Their program-
ming creates pathways out
of poverty while stimulating
regional economic growth.
They apply a <work-earn-
learn= model that invests in
local young people, many
of whom come from disad-
vantaged backgrounds, to
prepare them for the work-
force and to encourage their
When a family is selected
into the homeownership
program, they are teamed
with family partners. Judy
Osborne and Suriana Iverson
have helped Silvia through
the process, and Iverson,
as district community liai-
son for the Sisters School
District, partnered and acted
as a translator for Ayala.
<I hope they realize what
a valuable resource they have
in Suriana. This wouldn9t
have happened without her,=
Even though Iverson
was available to translate,
Osborne said, <Words are
See HABITAT on page 22
SISTERS AREA MEETING CALENDAR
BOARDS, GROUPS, CLUBS
Al-Anon Mon., noon, Shepherd of the
Hills Lutheran Church / Wed., 6 p.m.,
Episcopal Church of the Transfi guration.
541-549-8737 or 541-549-1527.
Alateen Thursday, 7 p.m., Episcopal
Church of the Transfi guration.
Alcoholics Anonymous Thurs. &
Sun., 7 p.m., Episcopal Church of the
Transfi guration / Sat., 8 a.m., Episcopal
Church of the Transfi guration / Mon.,
5 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
Church / Big Book study, Tues., noon,
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church /
Gentlemen’s meeting, Wed., 7 a.m.,
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church /
Sober Sisters Women’s meeting, Thurs.,
noon, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
Church / Step & Tradition meeting, Fri.,
noon, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver
Support Group 1st Tuesday, noon,
Sisters City Hall. 800-272-3900.
Black Butte Ranch Bridge Club
Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., BBR community
room. Partner required. 541-595-6236.
Central Oregon Fly Tyers Guild
For Saturday meeting dates and
location, email: steelefl email@example.com.
Central OR Spinners and Weavers
Guild One Saturday per month, Jan.
thru Oct. For schedule: 541-639-3217.
Council on Aging of Central Oregon
Senior Lunch Tuesdays, noon, Sisters
Community Church. 541-480-1843.
Sisters Area Photography Club
2nd Wednesday, 4 p.m., Sisters Library
community room. 541-549-6157.
East of the Cascades Quilt Guild 4th
Wednesday (September-June), Stitchin’
Post. All are welcome. 541-549-6061.
Sisters Area Woodworkers
1st Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. 541-639-6216.
Sisters Astronomy Club 3rd
Tuesday, 7 p.m., SPRD. 541-549-8846.
Friends of the Sisters Library Board
of Directors 2nd Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m.,
Sisters Bridge Club Thursdays,
12:30 p.m., The Pines Clubhouse.
Novices welcomed. 541-549-9419.
Go Fish Fishing Group 3rd Monday,
7 p.m. Sisters Community Church. All
Sisters Caregiver Support Group
ages welcome. 541-771-2211.
3rd Tues., 10:30 a.m., Shepherd of the
Hills Lutheran Church. 541-771-3258.
Heartwarmers (fl eece blanketmakers)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Sisters City Sisters Cribbage Club Wednesdays,
Hall. Materials provided. 541-408-8505. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ray’s Food Place
Hero Quilters of Sisters Thursday, 1 to community room. 541-923-1632.
4 p.m. 541-549-1028 or 541-719-1230. Sisters Habitat for Humanity Board
of Directors 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Military Parents of Sisters Meetings
are held quarterly; please call for details. Location information: 541-549-1193.
Sisters Kiwanis Thursdays, 7 to
8:30 a.m., Brand 33 Restaurant at
Oregon Band of Brothers – Sisters
Aspen Lakes. 541-410-2870.
Chapter Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.,
Takoda’s Restaurant. 541-549-6469.
Sisters Parent Teacher Community
2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Sisters
SAGE (Senior Activities, Gatherings
& Enrichment) Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at Sisters Park & Recreation
Sisters Parkinson’s Support Group
2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., Sisters Community
Church. 907-687-8101 or 541-668-6599.
Sisters Family Aglow Lighthouse
4th Saturday, 10 a.m., Ponderosa Lodge Sisters Red Hats 1st Friday.
Location information: 541-279-1977.
Meeting Room. 503-930-6158.
Sisters Rotary Tuesdays, noon,
Aspen Lakes Lodge. 541-760-5645.
Sisters Trails Alliance Board
1st Wednesday, 5 p.m. Sisters Art
Works. Public welcome. 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 1st
Thursday, noon, Ray’s Food Place
community room. 541-419-1279.
VFW Post 8138 and American Legion
Post 86 1st Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.,
Sisters City Hall. 541-903-1123.
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, Sisters
Community Church. 541-602-2654.
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 offi ce. 541-549-4133.
Sisters School District Board of
Directors One Wed. monthly, SSD
Admin Bldg. See schedule online at
www.ssd6.org. 541-549-8521 x5002.
CITY & PARKS
Sisters City Council 2nd & 4th
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Sisters City Hall.
Sisters Park & Recreation District
Board of Directors 1st & 3rd Tuesdays,
5:30 p.m., SPRD bldg. 541-549-2091.
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 Wed., 7 p.m., 67433 Cloverdale Rd.
541-548-4815. 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
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Sisters Fire Hall,
301 S. Elm St. 541-549-0771.
This listing is for regular
Sisters Country meetings;
email information to