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Food Bank in serious need of donations
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank provides a vital service to many families in Sisters - families who are struggling to get by in a high-cost town; families who need help getting through a crisis; families who don't have a home.

Now the Food Bank needs Sisters' help to continue fulfilling its mission.

"Our donations have declined year-over-year by 30 percent," Kiwanis board member Tom Hespe told The Nugget.
Parent cited after incident at school
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The parent of a Sisters Middle School (SMS) student was cited by law enforcement after an incident in which he allegedly chased students he believed were bullying his son at the school on Tuesday afternoon, October 2.
Will winter restore snowpack?
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
After a hot, dry, and smoky summer here in Central Oregon, autumn finally arrived at 6:54 p.m. PDT on Saturday, September 22, bringing with it the prospect of cooler temperatures and cleaner air as firefighters continue to battle the numerous wildfires still burning in the western U.S.
Preedin is ready to serve on city council
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Michael Preedin will take a seat on the Sisters City Council after the November election - one of three candidates who are each running unopposed. He'll be ready.

The Sisters designer has been attending city council meetings since January to prepare for the job, missing only one during that time - on his birthday.
Planners will look at marijuana rules
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Voters will decide in the November election whether they want to allow recreational marijuana-related businesses in Sisters. By that time, the City will have decided what rules such businesses would operate under if the voters say "yes."
Applications for apartments soon
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The number of affordable apartment units available in Sisters is receiving a boost this month with the acceptance of applications for Ponderosa Heights Apartments, the new affordable apartment complex on Brooks Camp Road.
The people behind The Nugget ... Lisa may
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Lisa May knew she had some big shoes to fill when she took her new position at The Nugget. For 18 years, Teresa Mahnken had been the first person folks saw as they came into the newspaper office, and she managed the office with a sure and steady hand. The public and the staff alike loved her.
Sisters living facility changes hands
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
A new agency is taking over the reins at A Home To Share (AHTS), a local coop residence that was established about three years ago to offer accommodations for Sisters residents with developmental disabilities.
Arts & Entertainment
Page by Paige
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Frances Price is an unusual woman. She lives on the Upper East Side with her adult son, Malcolm, who is actually not so adult. They live with a cat named Small Frank who Frances believes is her late husband. His death sinks them into scandal and bankruptcy, which threatens to halt their high society status and luxurious lifestyle.
Fresh hop festival kicks off fall
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The ninth annual Sisters Fresh Hop Festival paved the way into fall season last Saturday with breweries from around Oregon sharing their freshest drinks. Hosted this year for the first time at the Three Creeks Brewing Co. facility off of Barclay Drive, the Festival welcomed locals and visitors from around the state.
New exhibit explores work of 'desert artist'
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
In a small ghost town nestled at the edge of the vast landscape of Oregon's Alvord Desert near Steens Mountain, artist John Simpkins has turned a one-room schoolhouse into a working studio. For the past seven years, Simpkins, with only his dog for company, has lived and painted in the schoolhouse, one of the few buildings still standing in Andrews - a town that was home to a mere 150 people during its prime at the turn of the century.

Simpkins moved there after living and creating for many years in Sisters.
Summoning the 'fiddle horde'
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Melissa Stolasz loves the fiddle.

She took the instrument up as an adult and has become a kind of Johnny Appleseed of fiddle-playing since, launching programs to teach fiddle to young people and older folks alike. Now she's getting set to launch a fiddle class through Sisters Park & Recreation District - and she's looking for fiddles to help the class get its start.
Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman 5-19-2018
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SMS prioritizes community
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
"I think Sisters is the true essence of what a community should look like," Alison Baglien recently told The Nugget.
Middle school principal ready for her 'Sisters time'
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Alison Baglien journeyed from Oregon to Chicago, around the world, and back again. The new principal of Sisters Middle School is a music fan who loves to hike, travel, and learn.
Workshop to reach 'Across the Divide'
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
In the spirit of election season, Citizens4Community is sponsoring an "Across the Divide" workshop on Tuesday, October 30, 4 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall. They are currently recruiting 12-15 people who identify politically as Red (conservative) and 12-15 who identify as Blue (liberal).
Hawk Watch on Green Ridge
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
A golden eagle is just one of the 214 raptors Steve Small and Carol Cwiklinski spotted last week during the three days they spent on Green Ridge helping the East Cascades Audubon Society conduct their 14th seasonal Hawk Watch.
Sports & Recreation
Boys show spark at Philomath cross-country meet
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Kolby Spink of Newport took the pace out hard at the Paul Mariman Invitational on Saturday, October 6. He must have been largely unaware of the battle taking place behind him for the runner-up spot. On the other hand, Ethan Hosang of Sisters, running a patient, smart race, was keenly aware as he moved up into the top four midway in the 5,000 meter race. He put the hammer down over the last 1,000 meters in his quest for second place.
Girls take big step forward at meet
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
A rebuilding season got a big boost at Saturday's Paul Mariman Invitational, as the Outlaw girls cross country team took a big step forward with some of the younger runners having breakout races.
Girls soccer team takes bite out of Bulldogs
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Lady Outlaws played a stellar game at home against the Woodburn Bulldogs on Thursday, October 4, and came out on top with a 2-1 victory. Two days earlier it was a different story, as Sisters took a devastating 1-2 loss at Cascade.
Baseball team gets top-notch coach
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Sisters High School varsity baseball team will have a new coach this spring: Kevin Feist, a player and veteran coach, who will bring his knowledge and years of winning experience to the squad.
Two simple ways to exercise adherence
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
There is a simple way to ensure you stick to an exercise program: Enjoy it.

It is well known within the community of social psychologists and behavioral scientists that a person will continue to exercise as long as they are enjoying the process and determine that they're benefitting from their efforts.
Three simple weight-loss principles
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Weight loss can be tricky, ambiguous, and subject to peculiar and deceptive ideology. From the unhealthy cleanse, to the meat-only diet, there are books, articles and zealots out there making it all very confusing.

What if just a few simple principles were the key to a gradual, consistent

maintenance of healthy weight?
Unusual feline behaviors
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Cats often surprise us with their unpredictability and, at times, they may even seem downright eccentric. Weird cat behaviors may look unusual to humans, but for the most part it's completely normal for them.
Strength, resilience key to performance
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Elite athlete or weekend warrior, we all want to perform better on the court or on the road or trail. For many of us, being able to handle a hard day's work in the yard or the garden is just as satisfying as athletic performance.

No matter what our physical demands may be, building strength and resilience are key to improving our performance.

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