Announcements

Club News: USSVI meets Jan. 30 to select 2015 Rogue-Umpqua Base officers

January 19, 2015 — 

Submarine vets meet locally

The Rogue-Umpqua Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated will gather at noon Jan. 30, 2015, at the Tri-City Veterans Hall, 252 Old Pacific Highway, Myrtle Creek (take Exit 103 from Interstate 5).

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Kudos: Hat lady in Roseburg offers thanks to those who gave time and talent

January 19, 2015 — 

Help, supplies appreciated

Some of you may remember me as the Hat Lady. Every year, I ask for volunteers to help me make hats and other items for people who need them. I’d like to say thank you to the four awesome ladies who gave their time and skills to make this project a success in 2014. The five of us made a total of 740 hats. Many went to Toys for Tots; Casa de Belen received baby blankets, as well as hats.

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Kudos: Douglas County children benefit from Ready to Read Grant

January 19, 2015 — 

Grant helps our children

The Douglas County Library System would like to thank the Oregon State Library Ready to Read Grant program for its generous contribution of $22,322 to improve public library services to children.

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91st Birthday: Marples, George (Sr.)

January 19, 2015 — 

Marples Sr. enjoys 91st

George Marples Sr. celebrated his 91st birthday with a small family gathering at Abby’s Legendary Pizza.

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60th Anniversary: Dalton, Rodney and Patricia

January 19, 2015 — 

Daltons share 60th together

Rodney and Patricia Dalton celebrated their 60th anniversary with a romantic dinner for two in Mazatlan, Mexico. They met for the first time in 1953 at the Bandon roller rink and were married Dec. 5, 1954, at the First Christian Church in Coquille, Oregon.

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Club News: Korean War era U.S. Navy pilot visits Jan. 13 NARFE meeting

January 12, 2015 — 

NARFE takes a look at the past

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: Explore Douglas County’s sawmill history at Jan. 15 Genealogical Society meeting

January 12, 2015 — 

GSDC hosts local author

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 St., Roseburg.

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Club News: Interim VA director Paxton speaks at AWVA’s Roseburg meeting Jan. 13

January 12, 2015 — 

Interim director visits AWVA

The American Women Veterans’ Association will host a question and answer session with Douglas Paxton, interim director of the VA Roseburg Healthcare System. The session will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Post 406 S.E. Oak Street, Roseburg. Women veterans of all eras and all branches of the military are invited.

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60th Anniversary: Paulson, Tom and Donna

January 12, 2015 — 

Paulsons enjoy 60th together

Tom and Donna Paulson recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. They were both born in Douglas County, grew up in the area and attended Roseburg High School. Tom graduated in 1952 and Donna graduated in 1954. The high school sweethearts were married Oct. 4, 1954, at the Lookingglass Community Church.

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Births: December 1 to December 2, 2014

January 12, 2015 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

EARL — Mikayla Thacker and Jordan Earl, Roseburg, December 1, a daughter, Charley Addison Earl, 7 pounds 1 ounce

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Births: December 2 to December 3, 2014

January 12, 2015 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

SIMPSON — Dana Dewitt and Jason Simpson, Roseburg, December 2, a daughter, Rebehyl Alexis Barbi Simpson, 8 pounds 14 ounces

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Births: December 4 to December 5, 2014

January 12, 2015 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

BRAY-SNELL — Savannah Bray and Tyler Snell, Roseburg, December 4, a son, Mason Avery Bray-Snell, 7 pounds 0 ounces

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Douglas County Veterans Viewpoint: America’s past helps shape the future

January 11, 2015 — 

With the New Year upon us, it is appropriate to see how the past can help shape the future. I said before that one of the great things about serving in our military is the opportunity to travel and explore.

With that in mind, and some precious time off during the holidays, I spent time in Virginia to see firsthand where America happened, to see the homes of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, two Founding Fathers of the United States and top figures in the American Revolution.

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Births: November 27 to November 30, 2014

January 9, 2015 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

BURNS — Roxanne Wynegar and Brandon Burns, Myrtle Creek, November 27, a daughter, Bayleigh Rose Burns, 6 pounds 10 ounces

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Club News: Umpqua Lions meet Jan. 7; donation helped inmates get eye glasses

January 8, 2015 — 

Learn about our jail Chaplains

The Umpqua Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sandy’s Diner, 647 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg.

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Club News: Umpqua Orchid Society meets Jan. 8 in Roseburg

January 8, 2015 — 

See N. Country Orchid slides

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: Roseburg veterans host rest area coffee break Jan. 9, 10, and 11.

January 8, 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 Jan. 11. Stop by for a break from driving, get some coffee and have a homemade cookie or brownie.

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Club News: Altrusa’s Jan. 9 and 10 book sale in Roseburg raises funds for literacy programs

January 8, 2015 — 

Book sale set for January

Altrusa International of Roseburg will have a huge book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 643 S.E. Kane St., Roseburg.

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Club News: Roseburg chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution meet Jan. 10

January 8, 2015 — 

State Custodian visits local DAR

The Umpqua Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will have a no-host luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Chi’s Garden Restaurant, 528 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.

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ENGAGEMENT: Alleman-Marek

January 5, 2015 — 

Alleman-Marek

The engagement of Stephanie Alleman, daughter of Ken and Cathy Alleman of Gresham, to Michael Marek, son of Nancy and Jeff Farris of Glide, and D. Marek of Cornelius, is announced. A wedding is planned for July.

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Births: November 18 to November 25, 2014

January 5, 2015 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

CEVIK — Jenny and Cihan Cevik, Roseburg, November 18, a son, Jack Demir Cevik, 8 pounds 10 ounces

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Births: November 17, 2014

January 2, 2015 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

ARAGONEZ — Alexandria and Eleazar Aragonez Jr., Roseburg, November 17, a daughter, Adeline LeMay Aragonez, 6 pounds 3 ounces

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Kudos: Thanks grow in the hearts of Charlie Company families for holiday party donations

December 29, 2014 — 

Kruse family gleans kudos

I would like to thank the Kruse family for its supportive gift of 30 pumpkins for the Charlie Company Halloween party for the wives and children. The Kruses very graciously donated these pumpkins for carving.

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Club News: Movie Night in Roseburg features Jan. 2 showing of “Letters to God.”

December 29, 2014 — 

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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Military Note: Gren, Conrad R.

December 29, 2014 — 

Conrad Gren

Department of Defense civilian Conrad R. Gren has deployed overseas for a six month tour at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is serving as Chief of Internal Review with Transatlantic Afghanistan District, Corps of Engineers, Bagram Airfield, Afghanstan.

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Douglas County Veterans Viewpoint: Other than honorable discharges related to PTSD may be reversible

December 28, 2014 — 

Did you know Christmas Day marked the 100th anniversary of World War I’s famous Christmas Truce on the Western Front? The unofficial truce happened just five months after war broke out in Europe.

British and German soldiers ceased fire, rising from muddy trenches in France and Belgium to exchange gifts, sing carols, share dinner and pray together. Fellow combatants were retrieved from the no-man’s land that separated the soldiers.

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Births: November 13 to November 15, 2014

December 26, 2014 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

SILVA — Kayla Baker and Rory Silva, Roseburg, November 13, a son, Franklin Perry Ervin Silva, 7 pounds 15 ounces

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Births: November 10 to November 13, 2014

December 24, 2014 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

HENRY-HORN — Bryar Horn, Oakland, November 10, a son, Rowan Barba Henry-Horn, 8 pounds 0 ounces

LEROY — Kourtney and Austin LeRoy, Drain, November 10, a son, James Joel LeRoy, 8 pounds 10 ounces

CALHOUN — Ashley Wells and Eric Calhoun, Myrtle Creek, November 11, a son, Maddux James Calhoun, 7 pounds 11 ounces

SHRUM — M`Liss and Daniel Shrum, Roseburg, November 11, a daughter, Sage Mae Shrum, 7 pounds 14 ounces

TIGRETT — Natasha Barrett and Don Tigrett, Oakland, November 11, a son, Tyson Lee Tigrett, 6 pounds 15 ounces

SMITH — Brandie and Kevin Smith, Roseburg, November 12, a son, Hunter Sean Smith, 8 pounds 3 ounces

PEINADO VALENCIA — Amanda and Jose Peinado, Yoncalla, November 13, a daughter, Melina Monique Peinado Valencia, 7 pounds 6 ounces

Births: November 2 to November 10, 2014

December 22, 2014 — 

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

WATSON — Martie Watson, Roseburg, a daughter, November 2, Camber Jean Watson, 7 pounds 14 ounces

HUFFMAN — Lorena Puls and James Raymond, Roseburg, November 3, a son, James Douglas Huffman IV, 7 pounds 9 ounces

KERCHER — Ann and Jacob Kercher, Roseburg, November 3, a daughter, Alice Mae Kercher, 7 pounds 3 ounces

WALTON — Amanda and Daniel Walton, Myrtle Creek, November 3, a son, Camdyn David Walton, 7 pounds 14 ounces

NAYLOR — Kerry Riach and Donald Naylor, Canyonville, November 3, a daughter, Emma Mae Naylor, 6 pounds 11 ounces

CRAWFORD — Janie LaFleur and Dennis Crawford, Roseburg, November 4, a daughter, Monroe Lynn Crawford, 9 pounds 8 ounces

HUDGINS — Alicia Humiston-Polley and Thomas Hudgins, Oakland, November 4, a son, Augus Thomas Hudgins, 7 pounds 14 ounces

SARGENT — Shawna Foy and Kyle Sargent, Yoncalla, November 4, a son, Christian Kyle Sargent, 8 pounds 0 ounces

MCCLAIN — Andrea Kytola and Joshua McClain, Roseburg, November 5, a son, Hayden David McClain, 7 pounds 5 ounces

MELVILLE — Danielle Dial and Franklin Melville, Roseburg, November 5, a daughter, Harmony Lee Marie Melville, 6 pounds 9 ounces

MERENESS — Amanda and Kory Mereness, Roseburg, November 5, a son, Peter Everest Mereness, 8 pounds 7 ounces

MONOZ — Kendal and Jeremy Monoz, Roseburg, November 6, a daughter, Aliyah Beth Monoz, 8 pounds 13 ounces

VALLIER — Alena Vallier and James Keith, Myrtle Creek, November 6, a son, Theo Haze Vallier, 6 pounds 6 ounces

MURPHY — Gina and Joel Murphy, Glide, November 7, a daughter, Penelope Elynn Murphy, 6 pounds 15 ounces

SPURLIN — Sarah and Andrew Spurlin, Winston, November 8, a son, Wesley Isaac Spurlin, 7 pounds 1 ounce

GILL — Ashley and Austin Gill, Canyonville, November 9, a son, Ashton Lee Gill, 7 pounds 2 ounces

KENNON — Megan Newton and Dustin Kennon, Riddle, November 9, a daughter, Skyler Dawn Kennon, 3 pounds 1 ounce

SPIER — Danielle and Brandon Spier, Roseburg, November 9, a daughter, Peyton Suzanne Spier, 7 pounds 8 ounces

TILLMAN — Michelle Hengel and Justin Tillman, Oakland, November 9, a son, Brenden Odis Tillman, 7 pounds 8 ounces

CHITWOOD — Ashley and Andrew Chitwood, Roseburg, November 10, a daughter, Isabella Rose Chitwood, 8 pounds 1 ounce

Anniversary: Cox, Bill (William) and Sue

December 15, 2014 — 

Bill and Sue Cox celebrate 55 years

William (Bill) and Sue Cox celebrated their 55th anniversary recently with a huge dinner party. More than 350 friends and family were present; some even arrived from Missouri. The event took place at Umpqua Sand and Gravel, hosted by the couples’ daughters and their families. Sue said, “It was so over the top, it was just amazing. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Sue Woodward met Bill Cox for the first time at a dance at the old Melody Mountain Barn south of Myrtle Creek. She was a native Oregonian who moved with her family to Roseburg in 1945. He was from Missouri and relocated to Douglas County in 1956. The pair were married Sept. 25, 1959.

They bought a ranch in Wilbur and Sue left her job as a telephone operator. In the early years, Bill used to rodeo, primarily roping, bareback and bull riding. Sue helped with the ranch and was a homemaker for Bill and the children. The family enjoyed camping when they had free time. Eventually, Bill left the rodeo. He worked at Umpqua Sand and Gravel, and at 85 years old, he is still there.

Bill and Sue have two daughters: Mona Guido and her husband, Kelly, of Roseburg; and Lizabeth Fraiser and her husband, Clay, of Wilbur. There are also four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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