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Articles from the November 9, 2021 edition

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  • Pickleball players shine in local tourney

    Updated Nov 9, 2021

    Five members of the Sisters Country Pickleball Club won medals in the Pickleball Zone Fall Bend Classic this past weekend. Robin Lewis-Kane and Cheryl Pellerin won gold in the Women’s Doubles 55+ 3.5 level. Jim Kane and Bruce Carpenter won silver in the Men’s Doubles 55+ 3.5 level. Jim Kane and Robin Lewis-Kane won bronze in the Mixed Doubles 55+ 3.5 level. Riley McHugh and Georgie Scott (Bend Pickleball Club) won bronze in the Mixed Doubles 55+ 4.0 level. The Sisters Cou... Full story

  • Sisters School Board spotlight

    Charlie Kanzig|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    The Sisters School District (SSD) Board of Directors met on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 via Zoom. All board members including Edie Jones, Don Hedrick, David Thorsett, Jeff Smith, and Jenica Cogdill were in attendance. •?Steve Swisher, the budget committee chair and former SSD superintendent, spoke during the community comments, once again sharing his position that the school district proceed thoughtfully when it comes to the use of the current elementary school and district office after the new elementary is completed... Full story

  • Sisters will soon be moving snow

    Updated Nov 9, 2021

    Early signs indicate a snowy winter — raising the hopes of a drought-stricken region. Snowfall also brings chores, including snow removal. The City of Sisters will remove snow from the downtown commercial core from Hood Avenue to Adams Avenue and from Pine to Locust Street on all public sidewalks, parking areas, and non-private alleys. When snowfall reaches three inches and it’s still snowing, the City will mobilize its snow-removal contractor to start plowing operations that night, with a target to be done by 10 a.m. t... Full story

  • Sisters Middle School student wins Patriot’s Pen award

    Updated Nov 9, 2021

    Sisters VFW Post 8138 presented the annual Patriot’s Pen essay contest award on Friday, November 5, 2021, to Jonathan M. Burks (aka Max). Jonathan received an achievement letter, a Patriot’s Pen medal, a check for $400, and two flag pins for his parents. Jonathan’s essay on “How Can I Be A Good American” follows: “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” encouraged President Kennedy. Living the American dream means no matter where you come from, no matter who yo... Full story

  • Outlaws earn silver at State volleyball tourney

    Rongi Yost, Correspondent|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    Sisters Lady Outlaws battled five grueling sets and came out on top against Philomath on Friday, November 5, earning a berth in the finals at the State tournament at Corvallis High School. Another five grueling sets followed on Saturday in the championship game against Cascade. This time, the Outlaws fell short and had to settle for silver. The Oregon West League teams were impressive, and it was a league battle for the top three spots in the tournament. Cascade finished... Full story

  • Two decades of Whychus Creek restoration

    Sue Stafford|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    A 20-year collaboration involving federal, state, and local agencies and organizations, as well as local farmers and the Tribes, has brought about the restoration of a once neglected Whychus Creek. Prior to the arrival of American settlers in the Upper Deschutes Basin in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Whychus Creek was a source of fish and water for the native tribes who lived and traveled through the region. Then came settlement of the western United States, encouraged by... Full story

  • Sisters book publisher small in size, large in impact

    Bill Bartlett|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    Deep River Books is headquartered out of a small, second-story office on Hood and Pine that is easy to miss driving or walking by. Passersbys wouldn’t guess that the classic mom-and-pop business has published some 550 titles, written by roughly 400 authors. The books, Christian and inspirational in theme, are sold worldwide. Some have been translated into Portuguese, Korean, and Spanish, among other languages. The Christian book market is around $1.2 billion annually, some 1... Full story

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