The Rev. Fred W. Heard was born in Prineville, Oregon, on September 9, 1940. He attended elementary and high school in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  He started college at the University of Oregon and received a BS degree (Education) and an MS degree (Secondary Education) from Southern Oregon College (now Southern[Read More…]

Obituaries: Gene ‘Ace’ Forman

The amazing life of Gene Forman, 79, ended Aug. 20, 2023, in Salem, Ore. His death was from a variety of health complications. Born in North Bend, Ore., Gene grew up in Toledo, Wash. He was a 1962 Toledo High School graduate. At Oregon’s Linfield College he earned B.S. (1967)[Read More…]

An evening with a Salem Death Cafe

At Salem’s Death Cafes, participants gather to talk about something everyone has in common: they’ll die someday. The group aims to break taboos around discussions of death and dying, and to celebrate being alive.