Bob Lee is the Oregon Zoo's Elephant Man

Bob Lee is the Oregon Zoo's Elephant Man

He planned to be a teacher, not an elephant keeper, until a chance encounter with them at a zoo...

Prison pastor has a passion for preaching and helping those who are incarcerated

Prison pastor has a passion for preaching and helping those who are incarcerated

Sidney Stone regularly visits Northwest prisons to lead revival services Once a month, Sidney...

Dental team builds a playground in Nicaragua instead of fixing teeth

Dental team builds a playground in Nicaragua instead of fixing teeth

Greg Williams' team is denied its permit just days before leaving on a humanitarian mission Greg...

Sisters are reunited after being separated for 69 years

Sisters are reunited after being separated for 69 years

Betty Smith was kidnapped as an infant in 1944 and in 2011 found her sisters with help from a...


King City's Features

BARBARA SHERMAN - Lydia Cooper paints a red bell pepper, noting that she started with a differnt one and had to replace it because she couldn't complete the painting in one session.
May 29, 2015

Lydia Cooper is finally creating art for art's sake

by Barbara Sherman
The Summerfield resident toiled in the wholesale decorative art world for many years On a recent spring morning in Lydia Cooper’s sunny family room/art studio in her Summerfield home, a ripe,…
COURTESY OF BILL AND MARIAN DUNLAP - Bill and Marian Dunlap (right) pose with another couple from their sailboat in front of a classic car in Cuba while there in January.
May 01, 2015

Couple explores the culture of Cuba

by Barbara Sherman
Bill and Marian Dunlap are among the first tourists to enter Cuba directly from the U.S. Fleeing Cuba by boat has been going on for decades since Fidel Castro assumed military and political…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Peter Liptak is Danny Zuko and Kylie Clarke Johnson is Sandy Dumbrowski in this delightful stage version of 'Grease.'
May 01, 2015

Couple brings classic romance of Danny and Sandy to the stage

by Barbara Sherman
In Broadway Rose Theatre Company's production of 'Grease,' the 1950s come to life In the musical “Grease,” high school students Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski meet and hit it off during the…
CRAIG MITCHELLDYER/BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY - Peter Liptak and Kylie Clarke Johnson excel as high school students Danny and Sandy in 'Grease.'
May 01, 2015

Broadway Rose's 'Grease' continues through May 24

by Broadway Rose Theatre Company
All shows are at the New Stage in Tigard Broadway Rose Theatre Company continues its 2015 Season of Bright Beginnings with Broadway’s favorite rock ‘n’ roll musical, “Grease,” playing at…
BARBARA SHERMAN - Mary Holland sits with her granddaughter Cali outside the first-grader's classroom, where Holland volunteers one day a week.
May 01, 2015

Mary Holland volunteers in two Deer Creek Elementary classrooms

by Barbara Sherman
She helps in her granddaughter Cali's first-grade class as well as in Cali's kindergarden class from last year Talk about a small world: When Mary Holland signed up to volunteer at Deer Creek…
BARBARA SHERMAN - Deer Creek Elementary third-grader Dylan Portlock, sitting with his grandma Kathie Wilton outside the media center, has been lucky to have her volunteer every year since he started at the school.
May 01, 2015

Kathie Wilton's grandson Dylan loves having her volunteer at…

by Barbara Sherman
She has volunteered every year since the third-grader started kindergarten at the school Kathie Wilton is one devoted volunteer at Deer Creek Elementary: Her grandson Dylan Portlock is a…
BARBARA SHERMAN - Norma and Chuck Spencer have enjoyed a quilt given to Chuck at a June 2014 veterans' celebration in King City.
May 01, 2015

Spencers share awards, faith and family through 59 years of…

by Barbara Sherman
Chuck and Norma's large family is still growing with five kids, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren People may wonder how Chuck Spencer ever got any work done during his long career…
BARBARA SHERMAN - Summerfield Women's Golf Club member Marilyn Katz (center) won a rubber ducky for getting the most balls in the water during the winter golf season, while Evelyn Yardley (left) and Sandy Brewer share the laugh.
May 01, 2015

Summerfield women golfers celebrate goofs on the course

by Barbara Sherman
Club members share a few laughs as those with the most flubs in the winter season win booby prizes Members of the Summerfield Women’s Golf Club were advised last fall to keep track of how many…

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