Air Force Airman Jeff S. Wacker Jr. recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.Learn more »
Air Force Airman Joseph M. Keller, son of Riley J. Keller of Creswell and Mary Jane Keller of Yoncalla, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.Learn more »
Studying the Vaux’s Swifts
During the month of September, Audubon members have been participating in a West Coast wide data collection effort to learn more about Vaux’s Swifts.Learn more »
VFW Post 2468 hosts potluck
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 2468 will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Friday at the VFW Hall, 1127 N.E. Walnut St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Roseburg band active again
The Roseburg Community Band is back! This band is open to wind and percussion players of all abilities above beginning level.Learn more »
Kyla Danielle Hein and Christoper Paul Jackson were married July 11 at Celebration Ranch in Roseburg. Kevin Hunt officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.Learn more »
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PROVENCAL — Sonia Graham and Jerico Provencal, Roseburg, August 4, a son, Kyler Allen Provencal, 8 pounds 0 ouncesLearn more »
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The USSVI Rogue-Umpqua Base in cooperation with the Oregon Smokejumpers Base will commemorate the 1942 World War II incendiary bombing of the state of Oregon with a ceremony in Cave Junction on Sept. 25.Learn more »
Elliotts enjoy 60th together
Delmar and Janis Elliott commemorated their 60th anniversary at the Wildlife Safari Event Center. The gathering of family and friends was hosted by the Elliott’s children and included five members of the original bridal party.Learn more »
Ashley Ruff and Ken Fehringer have announced their engagement and plans for an Oct. 3 wedding in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Portland.Learn more »
Meet our local astronomers
The Umpqua Valley Astronomers will host its last Star Party of the summer beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 19 at Fir Grove Park in Roseburg.Learn more »
Vaux’s Swifts migrate soon
Watch the expertise of Vaux’s Swifts in flight between 6 p.m. and sunset on Friday and on September 25 in the Fir Grove section of Stewart Park off Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. These birds gather in great numbers in Douglas County before migrating to Central and South America for the winter. Each evening, clouds of Vaux’s Swifts soar upward and then plummet en masse into local chimneys to communally roost. The large industrial chimney adjacent to The Clay Place is one of their preferred locations.Learn more »
DCH potluck scheduled
Past employees of Douglas Community Hospital are invited to bring their families and friends to a potluck reunion from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
UGMC hosts rock auction
The Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club will have a potluck beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, with a Jr. rock club meeting at 6:30 and a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Rooms 2 and 3 at the Mercy Community Education building, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
GSDC hosts local veterans
The Genealogical Society of Douglas County will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in Room 310 of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
NARFE hosts potluck in park
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will have a potluck at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the small pavilion in Stewart Park, Roseburg.Learn more »
Guest speakers attend DCVF
The Douglas County Veterans Forum will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Roseburg American Legion, 406 S.E. Oak St., Roseburg.Learn more »
New name, new series
The monthly community discussion group previously named “Lunch Bunch” and now called “Umpqua Forum” will begin a new series from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Roseburg Country Club.Learn more »
Bring on the ‘Bagpips’
The Douglas County Scottish & Celtic Society will have a barbecue potluck at 6 p.m. Friday at 9700 S. Myrtle Creek Road, Myrtle Creek.Learn more »
For them, ‘It’s All Relative’
A group of relatives who are raising the children of relatives will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Rose School in Roseburg.Learn more »
Busy fingers to warm the heart
Vi Angel, known locally as The Hat Lady, would like to let Douglas County knitters and crocheters know it’s time to prepare holiday donations for Toys For Tots and others in need.Learn more »
Alysha Moore and Kyler Barraza were joined in matrimony August 7 at James Ranch Park in Winston. Charles Mustgrave, of American Marriage Ministries officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.Learn more »
Orchid care clinics begin
The Umpqua Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 2 at the Mercy Education Center, 2459 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
Join NPSO for potluck
The Umpqua Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society will have a potluck dinner and get-together starting at 5 p.m. Thursday at 548 W. Hickory St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Warbirds host airport official
Southern Oregon Warbirds will gather at noon Wednesday at New Life Christian Center, 1723 N.E. Vine St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Celebrate the Constitution
The Umpqua Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have its first gathering of the fall at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Chi’s Garden Restaurant, 1023 N.E. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
VFW gives a helping hand
Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary from Post 2468 will host a school supplies giveaway from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at 1127 N.E. Walnut St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Vaux's Swifts gathering in Roseburg before migrationSeptember 8, 2015 —
Don’t miss this aerial display
Watch the expertise of Vaux’s Swifts in flight near sunset in the Fir Grove section of Stewart Park off Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. These birds gather in great numbers in Douglas County before migrating to Central and South America for the winter. Each evening, clouds of Vaux’s Swifts soar upward and then plummet en masse into local chimneys to communally roost. The large chimney adjacent to The Clay Place is one of their preferred locations.
Between 6:30 p.m. and sunset on Friday and on September 11, Umpqua Valley Audubon Society members will be available with information about the swifts, birding and general information about the natural world. Bring the children to watch and to participate in free art activities led by local artists.
WEDDING: Bruehlman-Senecal—PollaczekSeptember 8, 2015 —
Emma Bruehlman-Senecal and Noah Dixon Pollaczek were married July 4 in the garden of the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park, Berkeley, California.
Emma is the daughter of Vance Senecal and Lynne Bruehlman of St. Joseph, Michigan. Emma graduated from Oberlin College in 2004, from University of Illinois in 2008, and earned a doctorate in psychology from University of California, Berkeley, in 2015. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley.
Noah is the son of Peter and Sharon Pollaczek of Roseburg. Noah graduated from Roseburg High School in 1999, from Oberlin College in 2004, and earned a master’s degree in library science from University of Illinois in 2008. He is currently a content services librarian at Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, California.
The couple now live in El Cerrito, California.
ENGAGEMENT: Chavez-MendenhallSeptember 8, 2015 —
Mariessa Chavez and Cody Mendenhall have announced their engagement and plans for a Sept. 15 wedding in Lookingglass.
Mariessa is the daughter of Kristina Webb and Domingo Chavez of Crescent City, California. Mariessa attended Riddle High School and now works as a care provider in Roseburg.
Cody is the son of Ronda Jensen and Rick Mendenhall of Roseburg. Cody attended Camas Valley High School and is a landscaper in Roseburg.