• Sisters History Museum

    Three Sisters Historical Society seeks history enthusiasts to volunteer in our new museum. Don’t know anything about Sisters history? No problem, we will provide training so that you can lead our guests through the museum and its exhibits. Enjoy sharing our Sisters history and learning those special stories that few people know! Interested? Leave a message at 541-904-0585 or email to tshsvolunteers@gmail.com. 

    City of Sisters Seeks Board Members

    The City of Sisters is accepting applications for volunteers to serve on its Boards and Commissions. There are open positions on the Planning Commission, Budget Committee, Housing, Parks, Public Works and Urban Forestry Boards. Information on open positions can be found at www.ci.sisters.or.us/bc. The City will be accepting applications for these positions until Friday, November 6 at 5 p.m. Interviews for open positions will occur in late November, and appointments will happen at the first City Council meeting in December. If you are interested in serving please complete an application form and return to Kerry Prosser, City Recorder at P.O. Box 39, Sisters, OR 97759, or kprosser@ci.sisters.or.us.

    Snow Plow Service Bids

    The Sisters-Camp Sherman R.F.P.D. is soliciting sealed bids for snow removal of parking and access areas until 4 p.m. on Friday, October 30. Solicitation details can be obtained by request at 541-549-0771 or online at www.sistersfire.com.

    Deschutes Public Library Online Programs

    The Library is conducting online programs for both kids and adults. Upcoming programs for adults include Talk Freedom on Wednesday, October 21 at 6 p.m.; Spirits of the World with Ghost Hunters’ Dustin Pari on Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m.; and Songs, Stories and Poetry, a virtual performance with Beth Wood on Friday, October 23 at 5 p.m. For kids, come in and grab a creepy craft to go at Sisters library on Saturdays in October while supplies last. Online Story Time with songs, rhymes, and more is available for ages 0-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Information on these programs and more can be viewed at www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar/ or call 541-312-1032.

    SMS Selling Sisters Strong Shirts/Decals 

    The student leadership group at Sisters Middle School is hoping to make a difference in our community. They are selling shirts and decals featuring a newly designed Sisters Strong logo. The proceeds of the sales will go to Kiwanis Food Bank, Family Advocate Network, and the school’s leadership program. Shirts and decals can be purchased online and picked up downtown at either Paulina Springs Bookstore or Canyon Creek Pottery. Please go to sistersstrong.org to purchase your items. Shirts are $15 and car decals are $4. For more info email jeff.schiedler@ssd6.org.

    Sisters Rotary Mega Raffle

    Rotary Club of Sisters is sponsoring a “Mega” Raffle to benefit service projects in Sisters Country such as Books for Kids, Sisters High School scholarships, Sisters Park & Recreation District, Family Access Network, Adopt-A-Road, Operation School Bell and more. Winners for 12 prizes totaling $3,000 in value will be drawn Thursday, October 31. Only 500 tickets will be sold — odds of winning a prize are 1 in 41! Among the prizes are a 3-night stay at a luxury Oregon beach house, a $250 case of wine from Cork Cellars, a $450 value family photo package, dinners and five $100 certificates at Sisters retailers. Donations to Rotary Club are $10 per ticket. Purchase tickets by calling 541-301-0300. For more information and a description of prizes visit sistersrotary.org or call 541-301-0300.

    Free Weekly Grab-N-Go Lunches For Seniors 

    The Council on Aging of Central Oregon is serving seniors (60+) free Grab-N-Go lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays each week. The lunches are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis drive-through style from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at the Sisters Community Church, 1300 W Mckenzie Hwy. Seniors may drive through the parking lot and pick up a meal each day of service. Come on by, no need to make a reservation. For more information call 541-678-5483.

    All Saints Day Event

    On All Saints Day, Sunday, November 1 from 2 to 4 p.m., there will be a drive-thru blessing from Fr. Joseph at the Episcopal Church and also a collection site for non-perishable food, paper goods, pet food, or financial donations for the Kiwanis Food Bank! This will help make up for not having the Halloween Parade canned food collection that usually happens in October. Come visit us at 68825 Brooks Camp Road and help the Food Bank! Call 541-549-7087 for more information.

    Weekly Food Pantry

    Wellhouse Church has a weekly food pantry on Thursdays. For the next several weeks, food will be distributed drive-through style from 12:30 until all food is distributed at the Wellhouse Market 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 Wellhouse Church to contribute both financially and with volunteers to help sustain the program. For more information call 541-549-4184.

    A Call to Prayer/Meditation

    12 noon every day. Everyone is welcome to participate. Wherever you are. Whatever you’re doing. Be in love. What would happen if everyone fell in love at the same time? For more information call 541-419-7474.

    Panoramic Access Special Road District Board Vacancy

    Letters of interest are being accepted for a volunteer position on the PASRD 3-member board of commissioners. Board members are appointed by the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners and serve 3-year terms. Applicants must be a resident and registered voter of the district for at least 90 days at the time of appointment. Send applications to panoramicroads@gmail.com; or to PASRD, PO Box 1226, Sisters, OR 97759. The application deadline is November 1. Info: 541-549-1150.

    Alzheimer’s Association

    Alzheimer’s Association of Central Oregon is hosting online events to support patients, their families, and ongoing research. On Thursday, October 22 at 11 a.m. join an online discussion on Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia. On Wednesday, October 28 at 2 p.m. join a discussion on Effective Communication Strategies. See www.communityresourcefinder.org for more information on classes or call 800-272-3900. 

    DLT Walk & Hike Series

    Deschutes Land Trust is encouraging people to get out and explore protected lands on their own through self-guided walks in Whychus Canyon Preserve, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve, Metolius Preserve, and Indian Ford Meadow Preseve. Go to deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes for all the listings. For additional information call 541-330-0017.

    Furry Friends Has Moved!

    The Furry Friends office is now located at 412. E. Main Ave., Ste. 4 behind The Nugget office. Though the office is closed to the public, the pet food bank is still open for no contact porch pick ups. Call to order your pet food for pick up during our regular weekly pickup time on Thursdays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. or by appointment the rest of the week. For more information call or text 541-797-4023. 

    Volunteer with Habitat! 

    Sisters Habitat for Humanity’s Thrift Store, ReStore, and construction sites need more volunteers! Are you interested? New Volunteer Orientations take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at noon in the Sisters Habitat office, upstairs at 141 W. Main Ave. CDC protocols are followed. RSVPs are required as space is very limited in the socially-distanced meeting room. Each person must wear a mask and sanitize their hands when entering the building. A mask will be provided if needed. Please contact Marie at marie@sistershabitat.org or 541-549-1193 to save your spot.

    Papers for Fire-Starters

    The Nugget Newspaper has lots of back issues that are ready for recycling. Come by and pick up a stack from the crate on the front porch at 442 E Main Ave. or stop by during business hours to take home a whole box. Call Lisa at 541-549-9941 for more information.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
THE NUGGET NEWSPAPER
442 E. Main Ave.
Sisters, Oregon
Office: 541-549-9941
Newsroom: 541-390-6973
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 698
Sisters, OR 97759

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