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Day: March 6, 2013

Making sure customers don’t fret

Jason Berg tunes up a guitar at Ric’s Guitars, a new business that opened in December on River Road. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)
Jason Berg tunes up a guitar at Ric’s Guitars, a new business that opened in December on River Road. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

When you enter Ric’s Guitars, there are two main things not to expect.

First, don’t ask for Ric. There is no such person.

Second, don’t plan on trying a variety of the newest guitars straight from the factory.

As long as those two conditions are acceptable, Jason Berg is more than willing to help.

At Ric’s – which stands for Reclamation instrument company – Berg repairs guitars, sells and buys guitars and also gives lessons. The shop, located above Mother Goose Resale at 3928 River Road N in Keizer, opened in December.


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 1 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.

RVs allowed longer stays on church property

File photo
File photo

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

In a rare split vote, members of the Keizer Planning Commission Feb. 13 narrowly approved a recommendation for how long RVs can be on church property.

Commissioners voted 4-3 to allow RVs to be on church property for up to 90 days a year, up from a staff recommendation of 60 days. The Keizer City Council has the final say on the issue.

For the second consecutive month, discussion on the topic consumed most of the meeting. That led to some short tempers, as did a tense exchange about the legality of traveling pastors in RVs at the Truth Tabernacle Church at 3795 Pleasant View Drive NE in Keizer over the years. Complaints from a neighbor last summer led to the topic being brought to the Planning Commission.


For more of this article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the March 1 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.