Announcements

5 Generations: Cross family

March 4, 2015 — 

Family gathering: Five generations of the Cross family gathered recently for this picture. From left to right in the back row are grandmother Kim Wiley and great-grandmother Cathy Tipton, both formerly of Sutherlin, and mother Kelsee Ternes of Brentwood, Calif. Seated in the front is 85-yer-old great-great-grandmother Janet Cross of Roseburg. She is holding 3-month-old Raelin Ternes.

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Military Note: Flagor, Kyle A

March 4, 2015 — 

Kyle Flagor

Air Force Airman Kyle A. Flagor, son of Anthony J. Flagor, step-son of Joyce E. Russo and grandson of Margaret Flagor, all of Roseburg, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

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Club News: Douglas County Master Gardeners extend Plant Clinic hours for the growing season

March 4, 2015 — 

Plant Clinic hours blossom

The Douglas County Master Gardeners will have Plant Clinic hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning in March at the OSU Extension office, 1134 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.

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Club News: Unity Church of Roseburg gives free Mar. 6 showing of ‘Conversations with God’

March 4, 2015 — 

Unity offers Movie Night

Unity Church will show a free movie at 6:15 Friday at 507 N.E. Winchester Ave., Roseburg.

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ENGAGEMENT: Myhre-Upright

March 4, 2015 — 

Myhre-Upright

Kristin Ruth Myhre and Kevin Alexander Upright have announced their engagement and plans to be married July 11 at the home of the bride’s parents in Myrtle Creek.

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Club News: Roseburg branch of American Association of University Women meet March 3

March 4, 2015 — 

For her, it’s all about the bees

The Roseburg branch of American Association of University Women will have a social time at 6 p.m., followed by a no-host dinner and meeting Tuesday at Jasmine’s Catering, 809 S.E. Main St., Roseburg.

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Club News: Roseburg veterans host Cabin Creek coffee break March 6, 7 and 8

March 4, 2015 — 

VFW promotes driving safely

Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary from Post 2468 invite motorists to take a coffee break at the Cabin Creek Rest Area near northbound Milepost 142 on Interstate 5. VFW members will be on duty Friday, Saturday, and March 8. Stop by for a break from driving, get some coffee and have a homemade cookie or brownie.

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Club News: Umpqua Valley Stamp Club elects officers

March 4, 2015 — 

Stamp club selects officers

The Umpqua Valley Stamp Club recently elected its 2015 officers. They are: President and Show Co-chair Clarence Adams, Vice President Chris Duran, Treasurer Phil Moser, Secretary Nell Moser, Editor Robbin Quinn, and Show Chair Doug Holloway.

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Douglas County Veterans’ Viewpoint: Get involved and help make Douglas County great

February 22, 2015 — 

By the time you read this column, I will have returned from months of military training in Alabama and Virginia. The entire experience was a blessing.

The training in basic soldier skills in Alabama and legal education in Virginia were both challenging and rewarding. The different sights, sounds and foods I experienced will stay with me the rest of my life. The people I had the privilege of sharing those experiences with will be lifelong friends. A giant chapter of my life comes to a close.

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Kudos: Community kitchen in Roseburg shows appreciation for tribal donations

February 19, 2015 — 

Kudos to Cow Creek Tribe

Thanks go to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians for its continued support by donations to St. Joseph’s Community Kitchen. Through this help, we are able to continue to feed nutritious meals to the needy families and veterans of Roseburg.

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Kudos: Oregon Community Foundation Whipple Fund aids with playscape project in Roseburg

February 19, 2015 — 

Whipple assists with playscape

Cobb Children’s Learning Center would like to thank Oregon Community Foundation’s Whipple Fund for its grant of $10,688 for our Natural Playscape project. Students from ages 3 through eighth grade are able to use this playscape. It’s an outdoor play environment that is alive and green, inviting curiosity and wonder. Some of the elements in the playscape are a climbing wall, social swing, water pump and creek bed, fort building zone, picking garden and more.

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Kudos: Lilja Family Fund helps stock the pantries in Myrtle Creek

February 19, 2015 — 

Assistance is appreciated

The staff of St. Vincent de Paul in Myrtle Creek wishes to take this opportunity to thank the Lilja Family Fund for its generous grant of $5,000.

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WEDDING: Smith-Hokanson

February 19, 2015 — 

Cortney Michelle Smith and Adam Bruce Daniel Hokanson exchanged wedding vows Oct. 18 at Winston City Park. A reception and dance in the Winston Community Center followed the wedding. Guests came from Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Nevada and many areas of Oregon to celebrate the event.

Cortney is the daughter of Melissa Kendall Kellner of Roseburg. Cortney is a 2007 graduate of South Jefferson Central High School in Adams, N.Y. and a 2010 graduate of Umpqua Community College. She works for Axiom Economic Pest Control in Milwaukie, Ore.

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Club News: VFW District 12 releases Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen winners lists

February 19, 2015 — 

District winners are announced

The Veterans of Foreign Wars District 12 recently held a banquet to celebrate its Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen winners. Students advance from Post level to compete at District. These are the District winners.

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Club News: Umpqua Valley Audubon Society explores in Kanipe Park on Feb. 21

February 19, 2015 — 

UVAS takes trip to Kanipe Park

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society offers a field trip from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday to Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park, northeast of Oakland. Please meet at 8:30 a.m. in the main parking area off Elkhead Road, near the caretaker residence.

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Marriages: Nov. 14 to Nov. 21, 2014

February 11, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses Nov. 14 to Nov. 21, 2014:

James Stephen George, 29, and Ashley Shantel Hill, 27, both of Eugene, November 14

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Douglas County Veterans Viewpoint: Bring veterans issues into the spotlight

February 9, 2015 — 

By the time you read this column, “American Sniper” will have become the highest-earning war film of all time in the U.S., surpassing Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.”

“American Sniper” is a drama based on the real story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL said to be the most lethal sharpshooter in U.S. military history and credited with killing more than 160 people in Iraq. Directed by Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper” was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of veteran Chris Kyle.

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Club News: Roseburg’s Cancer Center director speaks at Feb. 10 NARFE meeting

February 9, 2015 — 

Learn about Cancer Center

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Round Table Pizza, 2040 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.

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Club News: Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club presents the art of display cases Feb. 9

February 9, 2015 — 

UGMC creates display cases

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.

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Club News: American Women Veterans to attend Feb. 10 VA town hall meeting in Roseburg

February 9, 2015 — 

Meeting draws AWVA members

The American Women Veterans’ Association has cancelled its February meeting so members can attend the VA Roseburg Healthcare System Town Hall meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Auditorium, Building 16, at 913 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.

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Club News: Umpqua Valley Audubon Society hosts Roseburg field trip Feb. 13

February 9, 2015 — 

Take a walk on the fowl side

The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will host a field trip to the Stewart Park Wildlife Area in Roseburg from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday. Please meet at the south end of the duck pond parking lot near Fred Meyer at 8:30 a.m.

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Club News: Umpqua DAR chapter meets Feb. 14

February 9, 2015 — 

DAR applies for VWCP Program

The Umpqua Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has completed its application for participating in the Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program. Chapters across the nation are thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families.

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Club News: Umpqua Orchid Society answers questions Feb. 12 on plant care and growth

February 9, 2015 — 

Orchid Society hosts Q and A

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.

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Club News: Umpqua Astronomers invite newcomers to Feb. 10 meeting

February 9, 2015 — 

Take a look at the night skies

Umpqua Astronomers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas Forest Protective Association conference room at 1758 N.E. Airport Road, Roseburg.

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Club News: Unity Church of Roseburg gives Feb. 6 showing of ‘The Book Thief’

February 4, 2015 — 

Unity offers Movie Night

Unity Church will show a free movie at 6:15 p.m. Friday at 507 N.E. Winchester Ave., Roseburg.

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Kudos: South Umpqua Historical Society grateful for assistance

February 4, 2015 — 

Volunteers and Tribe help SUHS

The South Umpqua Historical Society wishes to thank the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians for its recent help with labor and materials, and the expertise of Jim Connor, Chris Wilson and Matt Garel, of the Seven Feathers crew, in the relocation of our perimeter fence. This move will give us much needed additional parking and display area.

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Club News: Roseburg School District superintendent speaks to AAUW at Feb. 3 meeting

February 4, 2015 — 

Learn about the school district

The Roseburg branch of American Association of University Women will have social time at 6 p.m., a no-host dinner at 6:30 and a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jasmine’s Catering, 809 S.E. Main St., Roseburg.

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Club News: Sutherlin Lioness group offers bunko fundraiser on Feb. 7

February 4, 2015 — 

Join the fun and games

The Sutherlin Lioness group will host a bunko party fundraiser Saturday at West Intermediate School, 531 N. Comstock St., Sutherlin.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7. The cost is $5 per person.

The community is invited to participate in the games. There’ll be many prizes (including a night’s stay at The Mill Casino on the Oregon coast), raffles and refreshments.

All money from this fundraiser will help support the Sutherlin-Oakland Food Pantry, the Sutherlin Resource Center for Children and other organizations that benefit local residents.

Information: 541-459-8000.

WEDDING: Stinson-Gomez

February 4, 2015 — 

Stinson-Gomez

Brenna Stinson and Trevor Gomez were joined in matrimony Dec. 27 at River Run Lodge at Eagle Crest in Redmond. Aaron Hanson of Newburg Foursquare Church officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.

Brenna is the daughter of Wayne and Kimberly Stinson of Roseburg. Brenna is a 2012 graduate of Glide High School. She’s currently a junior at Linfield College, pursuing a degree in chemistry.

Trevor is the son of Lance and Deirdre Gomez of Clackamas. Trevor graduated from Clackamas High School in 2010 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business finance from Linfield College in 2014. He works as a spine device representative for T-Go, LLC.

The bride was attended during the wedding by her sister and matron of honor, Demi Schneidmiller. The groom’s sister, Lauryn Gomez, was the bridesmaid.

The groom was attended by his brothers, best man Andrew Gomez and groomsman Sam Gomez.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in France and England, after the bride had completed her Oregon Wine Industry internship through Linfield College in Beaune, France. They couple now live in Newburg, Oregon.

Military Note: Shontz, Sheridan L.

February 4, 2015 — 

Sheridan Shontz

Army Pvt. Sheridan L. Shontz, daughter of Jean M. Shontz of Myrtle Creek, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

Shontz is a 2014 graduate of Douglas High School in Myrtle Creek.

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