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Day: February 18, 2013

Seniors got talent

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By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Rich Forster was able to fend off one family member for the win.

He’s pretty certain his wife would have won if she had competed.

Forster and his first cousin Larry Sapp traveled from Siletz to Keizer last Friday to take part in the Willamette Lutheran Homes “Seniors Got Talent” show, done in the spirit of the popular TV show American Idol.

There were 10 contestants total, with one of the few rules being that contestants had to be at least 62 years old.


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Feb. 15 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.

Parks Board looks to honor Walsh

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KEIZERTIMES/File photo

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

After much debate, members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tuesday recommended board chair Richard Walsh be honored in some way at the Keizer Rapids Park Boat Ramp.

A motion to keep the facility’s current name while recommending council name something commemorating Walsh – not renaming the boat ramp but as an aka, a feature or an honor of type to mark his contribution – was approved 7-1, with Jake Martin casting a the dissenting vote.

Walsh excused himself from the discussion and voting.

The motion will next be voted on by the Keizer City Council for final approval.


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the Feb. 15 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.