June 18, 2002
Serving Western Deschutes County
Sisters, Oregon

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The contents of the on-line edition of The Nugget represent a selection among the stories that appear in the weekly print edition.

Golfers teed off at the Outlaw Open last week.

Outlaw Open raises football funds
Fun and laughter were the order of the day along the fairways at Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters on Friday, June 14 during the fifth annual Aspen Lakes Outlaw Open.

Lightning sparks fires in Sisters country
A booming thunderstorm that rolled swiftly across the Sisters country Thursday night, June 13, left behind a half-dozen lightning fires.

Road construction begins near Suttle Lake
Drivers heading toward Suttle Lake this summer should factor in some extra time, because road construction projects will cause delays.

Students inventory city park trees
Sisters' parks are in fair shape, although some trees are suffering from mistletoe and needle blight.

District accepts new bids on school
Work will go forward on the next phase of construction for the new Sisters High School -- but not without considerable wrangling over the bids.

Girl Scouts earn award
Junior Girl Scout Troop 823 has spent the last six months saving, cutting and counting Campbell's Soup labels for Sisters Elementary School.

Sisters hosts martial arts tourney
SOAR Taekwondo will host the sixth annual Sisters Open Karate Championships on Saturday, June 22.

City will flush all of its fire hydrants
The city of Sisters and the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District will flush fire hydrants throughout Sisters in the coming days.

Reading program set at Sisters Library
This week's Preschool Parade program, "Mother Goose," takes place on Thursday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m.

Students complete trail study
Sisters students provided an important link in a proposed Sisters trails system through a study of routes from local subdivisions to Sisters High School.

Camp Sherman youth returns from safari
Sixteen-year old Alan Dale had an exciting tour of four African countries during March and April. The Camp Sherman resident and Sisters High School junior visited Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. He went with two cousins, an aunt, uncle and two grandparents.

The Sisters Rodeo earns its nickname
The Sisters Rodeo has earned a prominent spot in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rankings.

Peace Corps work in Paraguay
Luke Ward presented his slides and remembrances of three years as a Peace Corps beekeeper volunteer in Paraguay at last Monday's annual Friends of the Library dinner at Sisters Community Church hall.

Surgical instrument company moving
Surgical Instrument Services & Savings (SISS) is moving from the Sisters Industrial Park into larger facilities in Redmond.

McKenzie pass open for bikers and hikers
The McKenzie Pass on Highway 242 is open to bikers, hikers and walkers from Sisters to the summit at Dee Wright Observatory.

City imposes monthly cardboard recycling fee
Businesses that dump their cardboard in the 30 green Dumpsters scattered around Sisters will now have to pay $15 per month for the privilege.

Sisters man builds a better fishing rod
Jerry Kollodge and his wife, Deb, were fishing for sturgeon seven years ago when Jerry was struck by the age-old inspired frustration of the born inventor: There's got to be a better way.

Sisters gallery to celebrate at stroll
The 2002 Art Stroll will mark the grand opening of the Clearwater Gallery, Sisters' newest addition in a growing fine arts market.

Sisters artist portrays rally cars
Sisters artist Suzi Sheward has completed the second in a series of posters she is painting for Monte Shelton's Northwest Classic Road Rally.

Sisters vets are easing into retirement
After 24 years of serving the community, Dr. Sharon Sharpnack and Dr. Susan Conner of Sisters Veterinary Clinic are entering semi-retirement.

Parish bids priest farewell
Parishioners at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Sisters invited friends from the community to share in a bittersweet farewell picnic for Father Thomas Faucher on Sunday, June 16.

CATS opposes Sisters area land swap
The community Action Team of Sisters (CATS) Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to oppose the proposed Steens Mountain Squaw Creek land swap that would place 690 acres of land near Sisters in private ownership in exchange for 1,240 acres of in-holding in the Steens Mountain area.