Club News: Rogue-Umpqua Base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. inaugurates Base, elects member officers July 25July 21, 2014 —
Submarine vets to meet locally
The Rogue-Umpqua Base of the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated will meet at noon Friday in the Huckleberry Room at the Seven Feathers Casino Hotel, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild hosts potluck and ‘Junk in the Trunk’ sale July 26 at River ForksJuly 21, 2014 —
UVQG unites for potluck
Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild day and evening members will gather for a potluck picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Discovery Gardens near the entrance to River Forks Park, 3047 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg.Learn more »
Altrusa supports Heifer Project
Altrusa International of Roseburg raised $600 for the Heifer Project in Cambodia, where one in three people live in poverty and 40 percent of the children are chronically malnourished. The Heifer Project reaches out to families in eight of Cambodia’s poorest districts to break this cycle.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 »
Kudos: Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and Whipple Foundation Fund thanked for donations to youth educationJuly 21, 2014 —
Grants support youth programs
Throughout the year, Applegate Heritage House Arts and Education provides educational opportunities for our youth with in-school programs and after-school programs.Learn more »
Supporting our local food bank
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently awarded a generous $7,000 donation to the South Douglas Food Bank, located in Riddle, to serve all of southern Douglas County’s communities. The food bank operates solely on donations with a cadre of caring volunteers, so this donation will allow us to purchase essential food for distribution to families in need. According to Director Jackie Villano, “We just could not function without these funds. We so much appreciate the long-term support of the tribal organization and donors in our communities to keep our shelves stocked with food.”Learn more »
Mosteller has 96th birthday
Earl Mosteller celebrated his 96th birthday by indulging in his favorite ice cream cake treat.Learn more »
DHS class of 1971 reunites
Douglas High School class of 1971 alums and their spouses are invited to Dick Heard’s ranch for an “in-between reunions” summer barbecue at 6 p.m. Saturday at 578 Rogers Road, Wilbur.Learn more »
Blessed at their
60th anniversaryLearn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses June 19 to July 7, 2014.
Nathan William Olson, 21, and Elizabeth Jolene Watts, 20, both of Roseburg, June 19Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
ESTRADA — Talysha and Aaron Estrada, Roseburg, July 3, a son, Drayke O’Ryan Estrada, 7 pounds 15 ouncesLearn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses June 11 to June 18, 2014.
William Henry Johnson, 78, and Barbara June Thompson, 65, both of Winston, June 11Learn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses June 2 to June 11, 2014.
Dwight Johnathan Lee Proctor, 24, and Hailee Dezerae Gardner, 23, both of Sutherlin, June 2Learn more »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
WILMARTH — Ginger Most and Allen Wilmarth, Yoncalla, June 25, a son, Owen James Wilmarth, 6 pounds 13 ouncesLearn more »
Santos- Van Kirk
Bethany Santos and Joshua Van Kirk were married recently at Mountain Springs Lodge in Leavenworth, Washington. Cousin of the groom’s mother, Christie Lagergren Brown of the United Methodist Church, officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.Learn more »
Our community backs learning
The American Legion Auxiliary Baird-Heaton Post 152 of Oakland thanks all the individuals who purchased tickets for the American Flag afghan raffle.Learn more »
I purchased the 1919 Model TT Ford/American LaFrance chemical and hose fire engine in 2009 from Bob Taylor, the retired Healdsburg, California, fire chief. He had purchased the fire engine from the city and reassembled the vehicle.
While the fire engine had all of the parts necessary to restore the chemical tank system, much of the other fire equipment on the vehicle had disappeared over the years.Learn more »
It all started in 1958, when my parents decided to acquire a 3-acre piece of land near Bakersfield, California. The site was suitable for summer campouts.
The next two summers were spent camping and building a cabin on the property with my parents and uncle. Eventually a borrowed utility trailer was returned and my uncle bought a new 1960 Chevrolet half-ton pickup to haul the building materials to the site.Learn more »
Phil Rich of Riddle first saw the 1958 Chevrolet pickup as it sat in the front yard of a Tri City residence. The owner was ready to let it go for $1,200.
While it wasn’t an eyesore, the white and turquoise Chevy wasn’t eye candy, either. Still, its expansive rear window attracted Rich’s attention.Learn more »
Free shuttle bus rides will be available for two of Graffiti Weekend’s most popular activities.
Guests attending Saturday’s Stray Angels-River Forks Show-N-Shine at River Forks Park and Umpqua Flatheads Roseburg Graffiti Night Cruise in downtown Roseburg will be able to leave their own vehicles in larger parking lots and travel to those sites by bus.Learn more »
33rd Graffiti Weekend schedule of events
WEDNESDAYLearn more »
Saturday won’t be the first time the goldwood yellow, 325-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette has taken a spin in the Graffiti Weekend cruise. It will, however, be the convertible’s maiden Graffiti trip as a 50-year-old.
Like Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, the G.I. Joe action figure and the film version of “Goldfinger,” this particular Sting Ray entered the world in 1964. The car has pretty much remained in Roseburg for all five decades, according to its third owner, retired dentist and Roseburg resident Geoffrey Stark.Learn more »
WINSTON — The Winston Summer Nite Cruise is continuing to grow.
The cruise that emphasizes muscle cars, but is open to all cars, pickups and motorcycles, has increased from 175 registered entrants to 225 to 300 over the past three years.Learn more »
This is no doubt that the oldest demonstrator in existence is a 1931 Model A Roadster.
In 1931, schoolteacher Ruby Coryell had a 1928 Chevrolet that burned up in a Myrtle Creek garage. She needed a car, and Ford had a 1931 Model A that was being used as a demo. They let her have the Ford to drive until her insurance came in on the Chevy. Five weeks passed, and one day they told her the money was in — $210. She said she would put it on the Ford and keep it.Learn more »
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
SHERM’S KICKOFF TO GRAFFITI SHOW —2 to 7 p.m., Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Hosted by Southern Oregon Lakester Society. Entry starts at noon. 541-430-4086.Learn more »
Biochar group aids fundraiser
The Friends of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Association, Inc. wishes to thank the Umpqua Bio–Alternatives Co-op, Biochar Study Group for its recent fundraising event for the Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park and Duchess Sanctuary.Learn more »
Local grant helps children
On behalf of the Douglas ESD/DCECPC Parenting Education Brokerage, I wish to thank the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for supporting our program with a $7,500 grant. The funds will help us continue to provide community parenting education classes throughout Douglas County. These skill building programs help reduce parental stress and provide parents with the tools needed to raise happy, healthy children. We appreciate the support of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation!Learn more »
Kudos: Glide residents give of time and talent to fight cancerJuly 7, 2014 —
Grateful thanks to community
The families of Craig and Kim Stevens would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to all of the generous volunteers, donors, buyers and bidders who made the Glide Community Cancer Benefit/Yard Sale such an overwhelming success.
Many individuals and business owners offered their goodwill and donations, as well as purchasing items from the sale. We thank all of you for your support.
Marilyn Van Aken
Military Note: Elkins, Elijah R.July 7, 2014 —
Navy Seaman Elijah R. Elkins, son of Eric R. and Aran L. Elkins, and nephew of Maria MacDonald, all of Roseburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Elkins is a 2013 graduate of Roseburg High School.
Club News: Republican office holders and candidates invited to gathering at Henry Estate Winery on July 10July 7, 2014 —
Picnic with the candidates
The Umpqua Valley Republican Women will have its annual Picnic and Dessert Auction Thursday at Henry Estate Winery, 687 Hubbard Creek Road, Umpqua.
There will be a social gathering at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. All the Republican candidates and office holders have been invited to attend, so this is an opportunity to visit and get to know the elected officials and those who are running for office in November.