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Day: June 25, 2013

‘Because my mom told me I could’

Keizer’s Linda Nelson is a Texas girl at heart, as evidenced by her hat. Nelson was recently named the 43rd president of the National Garden Club, a two-year term that will have her traveling all over the country. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)
Keizer’s Linda Nelson is a Texas girl at heart, as evidenced by her hat. Nelson was recently named the 43rd president of the National Garden Club, a two-year term that will have her traveling all over the country. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Linda Nelson was recently installed as the new president of the National Garden Club.

Just don’t expect to see a lavish garden at her Keizer home.

“Gardening has not been my top priority the last eight years, because I’ve been gone so much,” Nelson said. “Until last year, I mowed the lawn but now a friend does it.”

Nelson doesn’t expect her yard to get much attention in the next two years. Last month at the NGC annual national conference in Seattle, Nelson was installed as the organization’s 43rd president.

Being installed as president is the culmination of a eight-year process of serving in various vice president capacities. Nelson has also been on the NGC board of directors for 18 years and is past director of the organization’s Pacific Region.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the June 21 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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.

Transit update given

 

KEIZERTIMES/File photo
KEIZERTIMES/File photo

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Efficiency is the name of the game in transit.

That was easy to see at the June 12 Keizer Planning Commission meeting.

On the agenda was a presentation of altered routes for Salem-Keizer Transit buses, in light of the new Keizer Transit Center set to open.

Jared Choc, a Planning Commission member, is also the manager of Planning and Technology for Salem-Keizer Transit.

Thus, Choc served two roles. When it was time for the presentation, Choc left his seat on the dais and sat facing his fellow commissioners.

It was joked Choc had drawn the short end of the straw, a suggestion he grinned at.

“As I was already attending, there was not even a straw to draw,” he quipped.

Choc said Route 11 along Lancaster Drive, the most popular route in the system, is being extended to Keizer Station. Route 18 is being pushed into Gubser while Route 4 is being eliminated due to lack of use.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the June 21 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition 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.