December 12, 2001
Serving Western Deschutes County
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Captain Tim Edwards, left, Deputy Tim Hernandez, Sheriff Les Stiles, Corporal Wayne Morgan and Sgt. Mike Johnston were on hand for the Oregon State Sheriff's Association dinner in Portland, where Hernandez and Morgan were honored for outstanding conduct in their duties.

Sheriff's deputies receive awards
Corporal Wayne Morgan of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office received a Lifesaving Award from the Oregon State Sheriff's Association on December 5. He was honored for an incident in May in which he saved a Sisters man from suicide.

School board votes to return interest money
The Sisters School Board will return the bulk of the $1.9 million earned from the $20.5 million high school bond approved by Sisters area voters last year.

Sisters rallies to help those in need
The Sisters community has woven an intricate -- and highly effective -- safety net for local families in need.

Forty candidates vie for city's top job
Sisters City Councilors are reviewing 40 applications for the position of city administrator.

Sisters High School wins state recognition
Sisters High School was "accredited with merit" by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges this month.

Sisters Library celebrates holiday
A packed holiday audience at St. Edward the Martyr Catholic Church heard Peg Bermel, Library Manager, tell the group that the library was busier than ever during 2001.

Sisters choir presents Christmas concerts
The Sisters Community Choir will offer Christmas concerts to the public on Saturday, December 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 23 at 2 p.m.

Musicians show a giving spirit
It wasn't even December yet, the traditional month of gift-giving. But on November 29, the spirit of good will and generosity prevailed in a musical gathering in Sisters.

Sisters schools brace for likely budget cuts
The projected $720 million state budget shortfall will send shock waves throughout Oregon and Sisters schools won't escape.

Long-time CEC serviceman to retire
There will be a changing of the guard in Sisters at the end of 2001 when Central Electric's Les Haglund retires after 24 years at the co-op.

Talent show is getting its "act" together
The ever-popular Sisters Act is now taking applications for performances for the 2002 show. The theme of next year's talent show is Sisters Act Celebrates America.

School district faces county hearing
The Deschutes County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 17, at 9 a.m. in the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners Hearing Room at 1130 N.W. Harriman Street in Bend to consider the Sisters School District's request to bring the future high school site into the Sisters Urban Growth Boundary.