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Monday, December 11, 2017
Current News
County approves marijuana grow
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A proposed marijuana production facility east of Sisters can move forward after a 2-1 vote of the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, November 29.

Norma Tewalt proposes a 3,600-square-foot marijuana greenhouse on her approximately nine-acre property at 69188 Goodrich Road, north of Highway 126.
Scouts seek donations for shelter
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Sisters Girl Scout Troop #10732 has placed large decorated boxes in both the elementary and middle schools, asking for donations to the Sisters Cold Weather Shelter. Donations will be accepted from now through Friday, December 15.
Sisters Habitat for Humanity builds in Cambodia
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
It's hot and humid in Cambodia, the sun intense on this November day. Sweat is pouring onto my mortar bucket. Heat emanates from the blocks I am setting as we construct an exterior wall. Water from last night's rain puddles on the dirt road we tread to reach the construction site.
Community dinner highlights holiday
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The fourth year of the annual Sisters Community Thanksgiving Dinner is behind us, but the thankfulness is far from over, according to Jennifer Knowles-Seher, one of the event's organizers.
Business
City adopts new water/sewer rates
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Some utility users in the city of Sisters will see bigger bills for water and sewer usage. However, low usage could result in reduced bills for others.
Council reviews rental recommendations
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Several Sisters City Councilors are calling for tighter regulation on vacation rentals.
A holistic approach to psychiatry
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Audry Van Houweling named her practice in Sisters She Soars Psychiatry because she wanted to evoke resilience, empowerment and the overcoming of obstacles.
Local couple introduces Sparkling Hop Water
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
For hundreds of years, hop water has been served in Japan for its health and medicinal benefits as well as being enjoyed as a refreshing non-alcoholic drink. Casey Glick, a 2002 Sisters High School graduate, sampled and thoroughly enjoyed the unusual beverage while working in Japan.
Arts & Entertainment
Art in the natural world
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Caroline Stratton-Crow stepped back from hanging the last piece of art on the wall and exclaimed, "This is really pretty scary - seeing all of my art in one place!"
Carols of Christmas and the Sisters Chorale
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
It's time to get ready for the annual Christmas performance at Sisters Community Church by the Sisters High Desert Chorale under the direction of Connie Gunterman.

This year, Lola Knox's Renaissance Sisters, Children's Choir, and High Desert Bell Choir, along with Peggy Tehan's ukulele players will also be taking part.
A very canine Christmas
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Even though Santa has been real busy in Sisters this holiday season, he couldn't go back to the North Pole without a visit with Sisters' furry kids - it's an annual Sisters tradition.
Folk festival has new development director
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Steven Remington has come on board as the new development director for Sisters Folk Festival.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Monday, November 6, 2017
FOUND CAT: A large cat has been hanging around, fluffy white with a gray tail and tan markings on the face. Call 541-410-2890.

FOUND CAT: A young cat, orange and white, about 8 to 10 pounds, was found near Hwy. 126. Call 541-549-1674.

LOST CAT: JACKSON went missing from Tamarack Street on October 4. He's neutered, 15 pounds, and has 6 toes on his front paws. He is orange and white, no collar or ID. Please call 541-549-8691 if found.
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Education
Schools
Scholarship program helps dreams come true
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
For the past 10 years, Sisters Graduate Resource Organization (Sisters GRO) has been helping Sisters graduates realize their post-high-school plans and dreams.
Elephants take center stage
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Fifth- and sixth-graders at Sisters Middle School were treated to a program about the elephants of the Namibia Desert of Africa on Monday, November 27.
Commentary... Building diversity and inclusion in Sisters
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sisters is a great place to call home. The schools provide art and music, sports, an equestrian team, science and engineering. High school students can even get their pilot's license! What's not to like about that? Opportunity seems to be the theme for our community, regardless of our rural and small population.

But is everyone included?
Science Club explores neuroscience
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Dr. Larry Sherman is a neuroscientist with a lot on his mind: love and friendship, pleasure and pain, music and multiple sclerosis, genetics and the degenerative diseases of an aging brain. And he's on a mission to help people understand their personal stake in the big questions in scientific research.
Sports & Recreation
Wessel is Athlete of the Month
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Standout Outlaws football player Brady Wessel has earned Athlete of the Month recognition for the month of October from the coaches at Sisters High School.

Wessel earned all-league honors and was also named Defensive Player of the Year statewide, an honor he shared with a player from Cottage Grove.
Girls basketball team holds on for one-point win
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
The Lady Outlaws defeated the Cowgirls 36-35 at Crook County (CC) on Friday, December 1.
Cross-country teams perform well at state championships
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
One team came home with a trophy from the Oregon 4A Cross Country Championships and another left hungry for the future, as the Sisters Outlaws completed a strong season Saturday, November 4 at Lane Community College.
Lady Outlaws sting Hornets
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The Lady Outlaws defeated the Henley Hornets at home on Saturday, October 28, in the first round of the state playoffs. After two weeks off, Sisters was a bit sluggish, but after four sets of play they tallied the win.
Health
Willpower will fail you this holiday season
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Willpower won't save a diet or fitness program this holiday season

Many understand that in order to succeed in health and fitness goals, diet needs to be in order, and they're going to need to exercise on a very frequent basis. This needs to be consistent over a period of months. It's a a hard journey, especially this time of year; tempting foods, familial obligations, and celebratory beverages spin a web of inescapable indulgence.
The Thanksgiving calories avalanche
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Thanksgiving is a holiday to reflect upon the good fortunes, experiences, and lessons throughout the year. Gratitude and respect is laid at the table with a spread of traditional foods. Nostalgia, memories, and the warmth of family create a cozy and comforting setting in which to enjoy some of fall's iconic bounty.

This idealistic setting comes with the tradition of overeating, overstuffing, and indulging ourselves. The American Thanksgiving meal can contain over 2,500 calories - more than the entire day's allotment for most people.
Coping with grief during the holiday season
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
For many of us holidays are made meaningful by spending time with the people we love most.
Health benefits of animal therapy for older adults
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Anyone who has ever stroked a dog's soft ears or felt the gentle rumble of a cat's purr knows the calming feeling an animal can offer.












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