• Circle of Friends

    Circle of Friends, a mentoring program in Sisters, is continuing to find innovative ways to reach out and assist their mentors, children and families. Current needs include childcare to allow parents to continue to work, internet/computer access for online learning, supplies for at-home learning and activity kits, and even basic needs, such as food and medical access. Circle of Friends has also established an emergency fund to provide immediate response for the most pressing needs. Contact Kellie at 503-396-2572 to help.

    Kiwanis Food Bank Change

    Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank has made an operational change based on the evolving response to COVID-19. Visitors are now encouraged to shop for two weeks instead of one week. The Food Bank will then be closed every other week temporarily. The next open date is June 11. The Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays. Questions? Email info@sisterskiwanis.org.

    Habitat Stores Are Open!

    Sisters Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store and ReStore are now open. The hours for both stores are: Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon is reserved for vulnerable groups and noon to 3 p.m. is open to the general public. Shoppers are required to sanitize their hands and wear a face mask before entering. A maximum of 10 shoppers are allowed in the store at any one time. Donations for the Thrift Store are only being accepted off-site at the old Thrift Store at 141 W Main Ave. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Parking spaces are reserved on Main Ave. in front of the building for those donating items. ReStore donations are not being accepted at this time. For more information please contact the Habitat Office at 541-549-1193 or email info@sistershabitat.org. 

    AA Meetings

    As a result of COVID-19 mandates on meeting size and locations, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Sisters are currently continuing in creative ways. Some meeting times have moved to an online Zoom platform. Others are not meeting at this time. To talk to an alcoholic, find out about Zoom meetings in Sisters, or any other questions about Alcoholics Anonymous you can call one of the numbers below or go online at coigaa.org. Call Anne Z: 503-516-7650 or Jan: 541-647-8859 or Agnes: 541-588-6778. 

    Sisters Community Church

    Do you need help with running errands or deliveries or more? Sisters Community Church has volunteers available and is cultivating a caring community. Call Wendy at 541-389-6859. Visit the church website at www.sisterschurch.com. 

    Kindergarten Roundup

    Sisters Elementary School (SES) is now holding their annual Kindergarten Roundup pre-registration. Children who will be age 5 on or before September 1, are eligible for the 2020-21 school year. Call the SES office at 541-549-8981 if you have any questions. Due to distance learning, the office will only be open on Mondays and Fridays 10:30-12:30 to pick up and drop off enrollment forms. Forms may also be printed off the school web page. Return completed forms to the school by Friday, June 5 with your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Once the packets are returned, your child will be given a special summer learning packet and you will be given a link to access Kindergarten Roundup virtually.

    Notice of Election for Sisters City Council 

    Notice is hereby given that a general election will be held on November 3, 2020, for three positions on the Sisters City Council. The first day to file for a City Council position is Wednesday, June 3, 2020. To be eligible one must be registered to vote in Oregon and must have been a resident of the City of Sisters for 12 months preceding the election. Election materials can be found on the City website at: www.ci.sisters.or.us or picked up from the City Recorder at City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Avenue. The terms of City Councilors Andrea Blum, Chuck Ryan, and Richard Esterman will expire on December 31, 2020. All three are eligible to apply for re-election. Candidates are encouraged to obtain election materials by August 10, 2020 and must submit perfected petitions by August 25, 2020 at 5 p.m. to qualify for the ballot. For questions about the application process, please contact City Recorder Kerry Prosser at 541-323-5213, by e-mail at kprosser@ci.sisters.or.us, or stop by City Hall at 520 E. Cascade Avenue.

    AARP Driver’s Safety

    AARP’s Smart Driver, a classroom refresher for motorists 50 and older, is currently available online at 25% off the normal price. Register at aarpdriversafety.org and use the promo code “DRIVINGSKILLS.”.

    Community Assistance During COVID-19 Pandemic

    VAST church is eager to help, picking up prescriptions, delivering groceries or food, helping however they can. People in need can call 541-719-0587 and press 1 to be connected to Mikee Stutzman, Ministry Coordinator or email her at admin@vastchurch.com. VAST Church is willing to help as long as resources and volunteers allow.

    Weekly Food Pantry

    Westside Sisters Church has a weekly food pantry on Thursdays. For the next several weeks, food will be distributed drive-through style from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the New Hope building, 222 N. Trinity Way. People in need of food may drive through the parking lot and pick up a bag of food for their household. Other Sisters-area churches are joining with Westside Sisters to contribute financially to help sustain the program. Call 541-549-4184 for more information.
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