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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Sisters company makes a big impact in disaster zones
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Disaster after disaster struck in the U.S. this summer - hurricanes that caused epic flooding and wildfires that ravaged landscape and lives in much of the West.

A Sisters-based company has made a big impact in the response to many of these disasters.
Sisters veteran recalls leaving Saigon
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
There's nothing unlucky about Friday the 13th as far as Richard Skupa is concerned.
City snapshot
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
• On Wednesday, October 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at City Hall, the public will hear the results of the water and wastewater rate study recently completed by the FCS Group. Attendees will be welcomed by City Manager Brant Kucera and be able to ask questions of the professionals who conducted the study. The question of rate changes is a can that has been kicked down the road by numerous city councils, and it was time to conduct a formal study to determine if the rates are fair and equitable for all consumers - residential and commercial - and if the rates charged are adequately covering the cost of providing water and sewer services to the city.
Sisters man guilty in luring case
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A Deschutes County jury has found a 36-year-old Sisters man guilty on three charges related to an attempt to lure a 15-year-old girl for sex last year.

Matthew Taylor Smith left a suggestive note for the girl, including his phone number, after seeing her at a Burger King in Bend last year. The girl's mother provided the note to Redmond Police, who began contact with Smith via text message, posing as the girl.
Business
A holistic approach to psychiatry
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Audry Van Houweling named her practice in Sisters She Soars Psychiatry because she wanted to evoke resilience, empowerment and the overcoming of obstacles.

"We specialize in working with women and girls," she said. "We take a holistic approach to restoring wellness."
Roof replacement underway at Hayden Homes development
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
The harsh winter of 2016-17 hit residents of the Village at Cold Springs especially hard. Many residents, in particular those in townhomes, experienced ice-damming that led to serious roof leakage resulting in interior damage that displaced many from portions of their homes.
Setting goals for Sisters' economy
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO) Sisters Advisory Board is meeting on a regular basis with Caprielle Foote-Lewis, the Sisters EDCO manager, to establish specific goals, monitor efforts to recruit new traded-sector businesses to Sisters, and encourage internship opportunities for students from COCC, OSU-Cascades and the University of Oregon.
Rancho Viejo marks 10th anniversary
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Workin in the fields till you get your back burned, workin 'neath the wheels till you get your facts learned, baby I got my facts learned real good right now.

The lyrics to "Badlands," written over 30 years ago by Bruce Springsteen, apply just as easily now as they did then: Just ask Javier Luna.
Arts & Entertainment
Crowds flock to Harvest Faire
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The sunny autumn weather helped attract thousands of treasure-seekers into town for the 42nd annual Harvest Faire hosted by Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce on Main Avenue last weekend.
Folk festival has new development director
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Steven Remington has come on board as the new development director for Sisters Folk Festival.
Sisters Library to feature fabric arts
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Traditional fabric art forms are on display throughout the Sisters Library, with children's quilts in the computer room and woven pieces in the community room. The fabric art is part of the Friends of Sisters Library October art display.
King leaves Sisters on a grace note
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
At the end of September, award-winning musician, conductor and instructor Stephanie King relocated to her new home in Chestertown, Maryland, leaving Central Oregon's musical culture appreciably improved through her talent and influence. King and her family of five moved to Sisters in 1999, pursuing a less hectic lifestyle after 16 years in Portland.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Saturday, September 4, 2010
LOST CAT: JACKSON went missing from Tamarack Street early in the morning on Wednesday, October 4. He's neutered, 15 lbs., and has 6 toes on his front paws. He is orange and white, no collar or ID. Please call 541-549-8691 if found.

Whychus Creek Running High
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Whychus Creek ran high, wide and powerful Sunday, December 21, 2014, but Sisters, Oregon, residents ...


Education
Schools
Gunnarson earns art educator honors
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Sisters High School (SHS) art teacher Bethany Gunnarson has been named the secondary Art Educator of the Year for 2017 by the Oregon Art Education Association.
Kids, bikes, and nature
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
An environmental biking tour set up for kids in the Metolius/Camp Sherman area is worth going on about. It's specifically run for kids and it's operating in the forest on hiking/biking trails around Camp Sherman with the goal of getting kids into their natural environment and paying attention to what they're seeing.

Can't beat that with a stick.
Foundation launches giving campaign
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Sisters Schools Foundation has launched its annual giving campaign.

Since 1997, Sisters Schools Foundation (SSF) has supported the Sisters School District through direct donations to teachers and staff from monies raised from Starry Nights concerts, private donations, and partnerships with local community foundations.
Science Club explores neuroscience
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Dr. Larry Sherman is a neuroscientist with a lot on his mind: love and friendship, pleasure and pain, music and multiple sclerosis, genetics and the degenerative diseases of an aging brain. And he's on a mission to help people understand their personal stake in the big questions in scientific research.
Sports & Recreation
Morgan named Athlete of the Month
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Leadership and work ethic have earned Ethan Morgan the accolades of Outlaws coaches and honors as Athlete of the Month for the month of September.

Outlaws head football Coach Neil Fendall said, "In only two years of high school football, Ethan Morgan has developed into one of our best all-around football players. His leadership and example have earned him being elected as a captain on our team. He is our most physical running back and plays outside linebacker as well.
Outlaws post Homecoming win over Elmira
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Outlaws bested the Falcons 28-7 in their Homecoming game held on Friday, October 13. Korbin Sharp led the Outlaws in rushing and scored three of their four touchdowns.
Volleyball team snags nail-biter win over Sweet Home
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The Lady Outlaws volleyball squad squeaked by in a five-set win at Sweet Home (SH) on Tuesday, October 10, and two days later recorded a three-set sweep at home over Elmira.
Personal bests abound at George Fox meet
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
With two weeks to go before the state qualifying Sky-Em District meet, the Sisters Outlaws cross-country teams needed a high-quality meet on a fast course to reveal their racing condition, and the George Fox Invitational provided just that as nearly every member of the team ran either a personal or season best.
Health
Woman copes with storms of life
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Kelly Webb has been buffeted by storm after storm in her life for the past eight years or so. She survived a breast cancer diagnosis and mastectomy in 2009, then was terribly injured in a motorcycle crash in 2013. As she was recovering from catastrophic injuries, her husband, Rick, was diagnosed with liver cancer. He would die within months.
Pushing back against cold and flu season
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Most of us want to keep the number of days we are dealing with a cold or the flu to a minimum. There are ways to support the immune system naturally to prepare for the upcoming winter months and to care for ourselves if we should fall ill.
In pursuit of wellness
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
"Wellness" means a lot more than just the absence of illness.
Running commentary
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
I certainly believe that running is good for the body, but the mind and soul as well.












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