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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Sisters women in nationwide march
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
About 30 people - maybe more - from Sisters headed to Bend on Saturday to join an estimated 3,500 others in the National Women's March for Action.

The specific issues that motivated the women - and some men - to march varied individually, but they coalesce around a deep disquiet about the course of the republic under the Trump Administration.
Firefighter earns promotion
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District recognized the outstanding achievements of Resident Volunteer Rachelle Beiler by promoting her last week to the position of resident volunteer lieutenant.
Bonnie Knox: The volunteer spirit of a horsewoman
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
"I really love Sisters Rodeo," Bonnie Knox said as though the second weekend in June could not come soon enough. "All the painting we do. Ushering in the gold section. My peeps who come out every year to watch the show."
Fire Corps assists Sisters Community
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District formalized a program for auxiliary volunteers in January 2015. Fire Corps program volunteers assist fire department and related community service functions in non-emergency roles as needed for the fire district.
Business
Local developer behind assisted-living facility
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The man behind The Lodge in Sisters, the assisted-living facility currently under construction next to the Sisters Post Office, is Central Oregon resident Peter Hoover, 65, managing partner of THRIVIFY LLC.
Stitchin' Post reopens with a new look
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
In 1975 Jean Wells opened Stitchin' Post with a little bit of money and big dreams. With help from a business mentoring program she got the tools she needed to methodically grow her business and her brand. A passionate teacher and advocate for the arts, Wells has taught internationally and single-handedly introduced Sisters to thousands of people.
New business removes dents
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
It happens. You're parked in the lot at Ray's Food Place and somebody's stray shopping cart comes rolling across the pavement - and right into your car. You now have a nice dent in your driver's-side door.
Travel agent opens road to adventure
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Susan Waymire has set up shop in Sisters to help local folks answer the call of adventure.
Arts & Entertainment
Sisters High School art night gets a remodel
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Art Department at Sisters High School is excited to be presenting their annual art night on January 31 - with a brand-new vibe and a revamped name.

Art night is a chance for Sisters High School arts students to show off what they have created in the last year, and to get the community of all ages involved and excited about the arts.
Local students tapped for Honor Band
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Six Sisters students get to miss school at the end of January - but they'll be working harder than their average school day.
Sisters merchant goes Havana daydreamin'
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
If given the opportunity to make a return visit to Havana, Mackenzie Creek Mercantile owner Sue Leek would do it "in a heartbeat - to see more. Two days wasn't enough."
'Cozy mystery' novel set in Sisters
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Always up for a puzzle to solve, local author Lanagan Vitaceae is particularly engrossed in writing "cozy mysteries." And inspired by the real town of Sisters, one of her series, "Murder at the Tumbleweed Tea B&B," is a murder mystery that entertains.
Pets Lost/Found Pets Free
Pets Free | Pets Lost/Found
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
LOST DOG: "HAKUNA" was lost in the forest west of Sisters, when launched from a vehicle after an auto accident on January 18. She has a collar with ID, is very sweet and answers to "Kuna Here" when called. If found and injured call Banfield Animal Hospital at 541-330-1462 (she is on a care program with Banfield) or call Jaimie at 971-901-6295.

FOUND CAT: A big, gray-striped cat has been hanging around Pine Meadow Village since December. Call 503-409-2326.

FOUND CAT: A friendly, gray, shorthaired cat with pink collar is now at the Sisters Airport. Call 541-588-0789.
Whychus Creek Running High
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Whychus Creek ran high, wide and powerful Sunday, December 21, 2014, but Sisters, Oregon, residents ...


Education
Schools
Taking on the impact of plastic waste
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The world is drowning in plastic. Great masses of the stuff float in the oceans. Living in Central Oregon, people are removed from the visual realities of pollution in the ocean - but a group of Sisters students now know a lot about the subject. And they're taking action.
Science Club speaker will explore genetics
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Barbara Pettersen understands genetics from a very human perspective.

As a certified genetics counselor for more than 30 years, she has guided families through some of life's most challenging decisions: What are our options for having a child, given our genetic test results or family history of inherited disorders? Should I have that surgery to pre-empt the possibility of breast cancer? One of my parents has Huntington's Disease - will I develop it, too?
Students roll out inflatable universe
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
If there's one thing Sisters High School science teacher Rima Givot loves to do, it is teach astronomy to her students - and to anyone else who will listen. That's the reason she keeps the universe rolled up and stored away in the high school.

Last week, she got her students Amy Hills and Rylee Funk to give her a hand hauling her portable planetarium - with attached universe - into the school's conference room, hook it to the air compressor and in a huff-and-a-puff, it was ready to go.
New robotics program for Circle of Friends
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Programing, or coding, is taking schools all over the world by storm. And robotics is another field that's able to inspire kids to learn coding.
Sports & Recreation
Girls squad earns split on hardwood
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Lady Outlaws started their week with a 44-20 win at home over the Huskies on Tuesday, January 16.
Outlaws win with buzzer-beater
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Outlaws' battle with Junction City (JC) on the home court on Friday, January 19, was intense and action-packed, with Sisters posting the win on a shot that fell at the buzzer. Three days earlier the Outlaws tallied a 54-38 win at home over the Huskies.
Alpine skiers race at Mt. Bachelor
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Alpine Ski Team raced well in the Giant Slalom race held at Mt. Bachelor on Saturday, January 20.
Wrestlers pin competitors at Madras
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Sisters High School Outlaws traveled to Madras on Saturday, January 20, and participated in matches against Madras, Ridgeview, and Summit.
Health
The deadliest flu outbreak
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
I had a little bird

Its name was Enza

I opened the window

And influenza

- Children's rope-skipping rhyme, early 20th century

2018: The most fit year ever...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Fitness is tricky, even for the most ambitious and energetic. Often it is the first thing to go when life gets "busy." Fitness shouldn't be a chore, but a daily activity sought after for an escape from the wear and tear of everyday life. A daily workout can be an opportunity, not a punishment.
Don't chase resolutions, chase habits
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
The New Year is upon us. It is that time of year again when we feel a surge of inspiration to tackle those resolutions - lose weight, quit smoking, read more books, travel - you know the drill.
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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