SCOTTSBURG — At first, Pat and Shelley Ryan thought their home in tiny, far-flung Scottsburg wouldn’t work as a bed and breakfast because it was so far from everything.
“Then we changed our way of thinking,” Shelley Ryan said. “We’re actually in the middle of everything.”Learn more »
Growing up, Jeff McEnroe’s father often called him “Woody.” It was a nickname bestowed on the boy during a fishing trip.
“He’d go fishing and I would be throwing wood into the stream,” McEnroe chuckled. “I don’t think that helped his fishing.”Learn more »
Sometimes, caught between thigh-high river grass and the sound of water flowing over pebbles, Sandy Lyon, 67, and Joe Carnes, 22, stop to appreciate their working environment.
“We’re out there and we look at each other, ‘Can you believe we’re getting paid to do this?’” Lyon said.Learn more »
The Moffos, a family of four from Phoenix, Arizona, were looking for a wet and wild adventure when they suited up July 23 to raft an 8-mile stretch of the North Umpqua River for the first time.
Alison Moffo, 51, husband, Tom, 56, and their two teenage sons, Nick and Jake, have conquered whitewater with the help of commercial guides in at least half a dozen states.Learn more »
GLIDE — The move to Oregon in 1967 was almost like a vacation for brothers Jim and Tom Rose.
The boys were 10 and 9, respectively, at the time and the North Umpqua River that flowed along the ranch property their family purchased and moved to was very attractive and inviting. They quickly discovered a few swimming holes and the best spots along the river to cast a fishing line for trout and salmon. It’s also been said that Tom Rose hit hundreds, if not thousands, of rocks into the river with sticks and bats, eventually helping him become a good baseball player at Glide High School, Umpqua Community College and the University of Idaho.Learn more »
As soon as he was discharged from the Marines, Joe Mello headed for Douglas County and the Umpqua rivers he fell in love with as a child.
Now he hopes the fishing he’s made a lifelong hobby will become a successful career. He’s starting up business as a fishing guide and plans to start taking clients out to fish salmon, steelhead and bass in the Umpqua rivers in September.Learn more »
Kudos: Milo fire suppression gear made possible by grant from Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of IndiansSeptember 2, 2014 —
Grant pays for essential gear
Kudos go out to the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians. Their recent donation of $10,000 allowed Milo Rural Volunteer Fire District to purchase 10 sets of structural turnout gear. Providing these much-needed funds allowed our department to disseminate the latest in fire suppression gear to our volunteer crew. Members of our district, our firemen and our board members express our gratitude to the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians.Learn more »
Support Zonta service projects
Zonta Club of Roseburg will have its third annual Ironwoman competition Saturday from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Republican Women host Chris Boice, candidate for Douglas County Commissioner Sept. 3September 2, 2014 —
Boice vies for commissioner
The Umpqua Valley Republican Women will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kowloon’s Restaurant, 2686 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild renew memberships, discuss events at Sept. 2 and Sept. 8 meetingsSeptember 2, 2014 —
Quilters start new season
The Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild will begin the new season with informational meetings, membership sign-ups and an overview of the upcoming year’s events.Learn more »
Club News: Altrusa International of Roseburg raises funds for literacy projects with Sept. 5 and 6 book saleSeptember 2, 2014 —
Book sale set for September
Altrusa International of Roseburg will have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 643 S.E. Kane St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Roseburg VFW hosts Interstate 5 Coffee Break Sept. 5, 6, and 7; book sale at VFW Post 2468 on Sept. 6September 2, 2014 —
VFW schedules busy weekend
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 Sept. 7. Stop by for a break from driving, get some coffee and have a homemade cookie or brownie.Learn more »
Army Pvt. Scott Stranne, son of Leann and Kurt Stranne and the step-son of Debbie Streanne, all of Maple Valley, Washington, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.Learn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses Aug. 8 to Aug. 14, 2014.
Kevin Thomas Cross, 19, and Brittany Jeannette Woodward, 19, both of Roseburg, August 8Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
ANDERBERG — Rachael and Michael Anderberg, Roseburg, August 11, a son, Jakob Wade Anderberg, 7 pounds 13 ouncesLearn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses Aug. 15 to Aug. 19, 2014.
Alexander Lee Cowan, 21, of Riddle, and Bridgett Ann Palmer, 27, of Myrtle Creek, August 15Learn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses Aug. 4 to Aug. 8, 2014.
Robert Dean Vest, 24, and Deanna Gail Murphy, 25, both of Scottsburg, August 4Learn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses July 21 to July 29, 2014.
Tammy Lynn Portlock, 43, and Bonnie Mae Wilcox, 44, both of Sutherlin, July 21Learn more »
Rodeo corrals food for Pantry
The Sutherlin Stampede Rodeo Committee has once again helped the Sutherlin Oakland Food Pantry with a generous amount of non-perishable food items. At their July free rodeo, 3,039 pounds of food were collected and donated to the Pantry.Learn more »
VFW Post 2468 retires old flags
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 2468 will perform a retirement ceremony for old flags, followed by a potluck barbecue at noon Saturday at the VFW Hall, 1127 N.E. Walnut St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Roark earns Eagle Scout honors
Brandon Roark, son of Ed and Lisa Roark of Roseburg, has earned the rank of Eagle, the highest that can be achieved in Boy Scouts. His court of honor will be held next month at Wellspring Bible Fellowship in Roseburg, where Chris McCullough will award Brandon’s Eagle.Learn more »
I had the great pleasure of recently meeting members of the Major General Marion E. Carl Detachment of the Marine Corps League, including Jim Barnett and Richard Evans, at the Roseburg Airport.
Jim and Richard met with Roseburg City Manager Lance Colley to discuss the Major General Marion E. Carl Memorial, which is in need of minor repairs and maintenance.Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
BLACK — Kimberly and Juston Black, Winston, July 30, a son, Karson Michael Black, 6 pounds 3 ouncesLearn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses July 30 to August 4, 2014.
Bradley Stuart Arnold, 44, and Becky Sylvia Chapin, 28, both of Vancouver, Washington, July 30Learn more »
Kudos: Dutch and Darlene Daniels, and sponsors of Sutherlin Community Resource Center are recognized for their supportAugust 18, 2014 —
SCRC grateful to supporters
First, thank you to Dutch and the late Darlene Daniels, the fine folks who organized the “real” Memorial Day observance at Central Park in Sutherlin for many years. This year’s crowd was larger than anyone expected.Learn more »
Sr. Travel Party and Social planned
Prime of Life Tours offers a Travel Party from 9 a.m. to noon and an Ice Cream Social at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Linus Oakes Community Room, 2665 N.W. Van Pelt Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Fund nursing scholarships
Mercy Auxiliary’s annual pinochle tournament fundraiser is enrolling players for the upcoming year. Games are $2 per person; funds gathered from play support a $1,500 nursing scholarship at Umpqua Community College.Learn more »
ENGAGEMENT: Martin-WoodsAugust 18, 2014 —
Brittney Martin and Sky Woods have announced their engagement and plans to be joined in matrimony Sept. 6 in Winston.
Brittney is the daughter of Roberta Martin and the late Matt Stookey of Roseburg. Brittney is a 2012 graduate of Douglas High School and attends Oregon State University.
Sky is the son of Beckey Woods and the late Wes Woods of Riddle. Sky is a 2010 graduate of Douglas High School and also attends OSU. He works as a juvenile probation officer for Lake County.
Club News: Doulgas County military families assisted with back-to-school supplies Aug. 18August 18, 2014 —
Helping with school supplies
VFW Post 2468, Operation HomeFront, and The Dollar Tree have joined forces to offer back-to-school supplies for military families from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the VFW Post Hall, 1127 NE Walnut St., Roseburg.
Anyone interested in utilizing this program is required to present military ID before pick-up of supplies.
Military Note: Avila, SamuelAugust 18, 2014 —
U.S. Army Pvt. Samuel Avila, son of Deidre Avila and Jeremy Tweeten of Roseburg, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Avila is a 2013 graduate of Roseburg High School.