News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Sisters salutes...

• Becky Aylor, who has been a sparkplug in leadership in Sisters School District, has resigned to take a temporary position at Mountain View High School as their Dean of Students. Local veterans honored her with their Arts Award for her support of patriotic programs in the schools during a Patriot’s Pen presentation last Friday.

VFW Post 8138 proclaimed:

“Her dedication to Sisters Country veterans during her tenure at Sisters School District has been unwavering. Her organizational skills are exceptional, not only for Veterans Day and Memorial Day events at the school, but also in the classroom where she has continually perpetuated citizenship and patriotism in each school position she has been assigned since becoming part of the District. Her direct approach to teaching creates an instructional atmosphere that promotes the maximum academic potential from her students.

“Her unabashed enthusiasm in teaching demonstrates her love of her students, her country, and awareness of the sacrifices others have made for this nation’s freedom.

“The veterans of Sisters wish to thank Becky Aylor for fostering patriotism in her teaching concepts, which permeates throughout the middle school. We wish to thank you also for remembering us.”

• Jennifer Knowles-Seher and Deri Frazee offered reflections of Thanksgiving...

Looking back to the 6th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, it continues to amaze me how awesome the day ends up to be every single year. So many people get together to give to their friends, neighbors, and family. So many people gathering to share a meal together and enjoy the company. It truly humbles and inspires me to be the best version of me I can be.

This year was no exception to the amazing contributions by individuals and businesses to create a delicious, traditional meal. I’d like to thank the following, who without them, we couldn’t do this:

The Nugget Newspaper, Ray’s Food Place, Sno Cap Drive-In, Sisters Meat and Smokehouse, Reser’s Fine Foods, and Sisters Bakery. A giant hug and thank-you for XPress Printing and Mission Linen as well. Finally, and most definitely, never enough thank-yous to Kimber Finney for coordinating the volunteers!

All together, we served over 450 plates of food to the hungry masses and the Sisters RPFD. Eighteen turkeys in total were carved (and they were delicious!), along with ham, potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, corn, and handmade gravy. Plenty of salads, rolls, and desserts rounded out the amazing food. Thank you, Sisters, for being the community that cares for its people.

Until next year!


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