Sports Spotlight on West Linn basketball stand out Ashley Johnson, whose mission trip to Nicaragua changed her life – Oregonian story

(Originally written for The Oregonian SW Weekly section and published online Dec. 18, 2013 at: ASHLEY JOHNSON SPORTS SPOTLIGHT- Oregonian -Oregonlive.com)   “My coaches have always told me to never stop shooting the ball even when I’m not hitting my shots,”...

Sports Spotlight on Ryan Barber, a WL soccer player with dreams to travel the world – Oregonian story

(Originally written for OREGONIAN SPORTS SPOTLIGHT- RYAN BARBER) Ryan Barber (Photo by Alf Barber ) Age: 17 Hometown: West Linn Grade/school: Senior/West Linn High School Sport: Soccer Position: Midfielder/Forward Team name: West Linn Lions Coach: Greg Bean Highlights...

Sarah on her mom: “My beautiful mother, friend and role model…departed for Heaven”

My daughter Rachel emailed me from Tanzania asking if I had heard about Sarah and Michael’s mom, Kathy Bernert.   Heard what? I wondered, already fearing the worst.   Knots starting tying up in my stomach.   Sarah and Michael’s mom, Kathleen Carol Bernert, 51, had...

Artist Marlana Stoddard-Hayes advocates for the arts in digital world, offering show in Pearl District

(Written for The Oregonian, print edition of SW Metro Neighbors, published Oct. 9, 2013  Marlana Stoddard-Hayes 10-13-13 OREGONLIVE.COM Link) Email At age 2, Marlana Stoddard-Hayes began drawing with crayons on the walls of her rural Iowa home, and when her mother...

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