Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, December 08, 2017, Page PAGE A6, Image 6

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Lady golfers got it covered
The McNary Ladies Golf Club custom made 176 fl eece blankets for homeless and less fortunate
children at McNary High School, Whiteaker and Claggett Creek middle schools and Weddle,
Kennedy and Keizer elementary schools. The blankets were delivered to the schools on Friday,
Dec. 1. Donna Zeeb started the project called “Comfort and Joy.” The material was paid for by
donations from the men’s club and McNary Estates residents. “The thought of so many kiddos
without adequate housing really touched our hearts,” Patti Lee said.
Christmas festival at
Silver Falls Saturday
Rangers, hosts, and vol-
unteers are transforming the
Silver Falls State Park’s His-
toric District into a Christmas
wonderland for the 40th an-
nual Christmas Festival. The
event will be on Saturday, Dec.
9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
the South Falls Historic Dis-
groups provide the sounds
of the holidays. Visitors can
enjoy cookies and cocoa as
they gather in the South Falls
Lodge area to hear seasonal
stories and music in the after-
noon. Or they can get in the
spirit by creating make-and-
take projects such as holiday
cards, gingerbread houses, fes-
tive ornaments, wreaths, na-
ture crafts, and more. There
will be guided hikes to enjoy
the park in its winter splendor.
The Salem Audubon Society
is supplying parts, tools, and
expertise for bird nest boxes.
There is a $5 materials fee for
the bird nest boxes. All other
crafts and activities at the fes-
tival are free.
The Silver Falls Lodge
and Conference Center will
be offering roasted chestnuts,
popcorn, coffee and cocoa, as
well as holiday craft stations
and carnival style games with
prizes. There will be snow-
fl ake fl urries each hour. A
small selection of lunch items
will be available for purchase
in the hall. A shuttle bus will
run continuously between
the conference center and the
South Falls Day Use area.
South Falls Nature Store
offers Christmas gifts and sou-
venirs including handmade
hats, pens, and ornaments to
fi eld guides and nature toys.
School board sets
limit on bond ask
Of the Keizertimes
Board members agreed at
a special meeting Mon-
day that the proposed
bond should stay within
$620 million.
A recent survey dis-
cussed at the meeting
showed that district vot-
ers were particularly con-
cerned about more space
for music classes and more
services for special education.
It was agreed that staff should
look for ways to shift some
money from other items to
those areas, to safety measures,
and to more space for Junior
Michael Wolfe, district chief
operating offi cer, noted con-
cerns about having enough
space for science classes and
said there was enough fl ex-
ibility in classrooms now avail-
able to provide the needed
space. Wolfe added that the
staff would look each year at
expansion needs generally for
growth in full-time equivalent
Lisa Harnisch, co-chair of
a political action committee
promoting the bond proposal,
said her committee had found
most people receptive to ap-
proving a bond.
A recent questionnaire from
the district on opinions of the
bond proposal asked parents
three questions and requested
responses of “positive,” “nega-
tive,” and “other.” The district-
wide questions and responses:
Question 2: Positive 24,
negative 6, other 0.
Question 3: Positive 26,
negative 1, other 5.
Some parents in the
McNary area responded
with comments. Parents
of McNary students urged
more room for the orches-
tra, negotiation with St.
Edward’s Church for more
land, and moving the soft-
ball fi eld to the area that
has been proposed for
A Gubser Elementary
School parent called for more
classroom space and a better
place for the orchestra. Another
Gubser parent urged moving
the cafeteria to the southeast-
ern part of the campus.
A Keizer Elementary School
parent said, “This does not sup-
port my child’s learning if we
don’t address class size caps.”
A Kennedy Elementary
School parent called for mak-
ing a seismic upgrade the high-
est priority and for replacing
older portable classrooms.
The bond vote is scheduled
for the May 2018 ballot.
“Does the concept meet
your vision for growth of the
school?” Positive 70 percent,
negative 19 percent, other 12
“Does this concept support
your child’s learning?” Positive
77 percent, negative 10 per-
cent, other 13 percent.
“Does this concept support
your child’s safety?” Positive 69
percent, negative 11 percent,
other 20 percent.
For the McNary High
School attendance area, here
are the results by numbers of
Question 1: Positive 18,
negative 12, other 1.
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These Salem-Keizer
houses of worship
invite you to visit.
Call to list your church
in our Worship Directory:
(503) 390-1051
John Knox Presbyterian Church
452 Cummings Lane North • 393-0404
8:30 am • 10 am • 11:30 am • 6 pm
503.304.4000 •
Father Gary L. Zerr, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Liturgy: 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
La Misa en Español: 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Evening
6:00 pm
Children’s Programs, Student and Adult Ministries
1755 Lockhaven Dr. NE Keizer
Sunday Morning
9:00 am
10:45 am
Rev. Dr. John Neal, Pastor
Worship - 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour - 9:15 a.m.
Nursery Care Available