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 By Kema Clark    Opinion

Chet & Bernie Series

It doesn’t matter if you like dogs. Or private detectives. Or murder mysteries. If you like laughter, sarcastic humor, and listening to a dog’s thoughts, you’ll like Spencer Quinn’s series of Chet & Bernie mysteries. The Little... — Updated 12/19/2023 Full story

 By Kema Clark    Opinion

Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series

Bernard Cornwell has a very interesting life story that got him to the point of writing several fictional series. He was born in England in 1944 and adopted when he was six weeks old. His new parents were members of a strict fundamentalist... — Updated 11/7/2023 Full story

 By Kema Clark    Opinion

A hiker's bible

A few months ago the Sisters Library had a book signing with William "Bill" Sullivan. Since the library is undergoing a massive remodel, the signing was held at the Sisters Firehouse... — Updated 8/22/2023 Full story

 By Kema Clark    Opinion

A Chicago mystery

I’d been searching for a new author for months and couldn’t find one that kept me interested. Until I read Tracy Clark’s “Broken Places,” the first in her Chicago Mystery series. It’s made even better by knowing that Clark was... — Updated 7/18/2023 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Artist, geologist collaborate on art treasures

Mary Jo Weiss and Denny Tower have been working together in support of My Own Two Hands (MOTH) for over four years. The part that each of them plays to create a unique piece of jewelry for... — Updated 5/11/2021 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Doug Wills: long time Kiwanis volunteer

Doug Wills chose the Kiwanis Club as his first volunteer job back in the early 1980s. “I was living in Scottsdale, Arizona at the time and a friend of mine was a Kiwanis volunteer. I... — Updated 10/27/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Volunteering at Sisters Fire District is rewarding

Ken Ammann says he’s done a lot of crazy things in his life, but being a volunteer firefighter for the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District team is definitely the most rewarding of all.... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Featured Volunteer – Liz Weeks

Liz Weeks has been volunteering at the Kiwanis Food Bank (KFB) for over six years — and has no plans to stop. “Every one needs help sometimes,” Liz says. “It’s very satisfying... — Updated 7/22/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Sisters Library starts reopening

Tuesday, May 26, started the gradual reopening of Deschutes County Libraries. Books that were checked out months ago, can now be returned. The return process is a little different for each... — Updated 6/2/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

The Quarantine List

Books, movies and music are three of the best ways to relax, laugh and lose your worries for a while. Bill Bryson is an author who can start your adventure. “A Walk in the Woods” will take you along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to... — Updated 5/19/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Free crossword puzzles offer a fine diversion

Finding free crossword puzzles online has been great in this new world of stay-at-home. The puzzles keep your mind going and get your thoughts off disaster for a while. Go to and... — Updated 4/15/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Time to get into other people’s business

Who knew we would get to the point that it’s a good thing to be the irritating person who gets in other people’s business? Well, we’re there. Even though you may have been a private, mind-your-own-business kind of person for your... — Updated 3/31/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Favorite books for troubled times

I like two kinds of books or movies: either the bad guy dies at the end or the couple live happily ever after. All my favorite books and movies are series. By the time I’ve read or watched a couple of them, I feel like the characters are... — Updated 3/31/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Meditation offers benefits for well-being

Meditation. It works. Many people practice meditation and know that it improves their lives mentally and physically. But a lot more people have never tried it and don’t understand how it... — Updated 1/29/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

What is it about essential oils?

What are essential oils? Most definitions describe essential oils as the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants. The terms used in the search to find which essential oils are right for you can be confusing. Finding a licensed... — Updated 1/29/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Challenging yourself for fitness in 2020

Coach and trainer Ryan Hudson of Level 5 Crossfit in Sisters has a maxim for those who have resolved to get truly fit: Don’t plan your workout by “kind” of workout, but by “degree” of challenge. “Our focus this year is on... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 By Kema Clark    News

Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank gets big boost

Friday the 13th turned out to be a day of good fortune at the Sisters Kiwanis Club Food Bank. OnPoint Community Credit Union representatives Steve Wymer and Rocky Johnson were in town to... — Updated 12/17/2019 Full story


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