Carol Kristine Pecorilla and Nathan Allan Bridgens were married September 19, 2015 at Jasper House Farm in Pleasant Hill. The ceremony was officiated by Luke Adler, a close friend of the couple. Carol is the daughter of John and Pat Pecorilla of Roseburg. She received her Master’s in Education from the University of Oregon, and is currently a second grade teacher at Malabon Elementary in the Bethel school district in Eugene.Learn more »
Jessica Hatley and Shane Tauber were married July 11, 2015 at the Bucich Residence in Glide. The ceremony was officiated by Cocah (Mike) Herbert.Learn more »
Celebration of 70th together
Eugene and Doris Holcomb commemorated their 70th anniversary on Sunday, August 23, with a gathering of family and friends, following the service at Elkton Baptist Church. A surprise skit, revealing facts of their courtship and marriage, was presented by several grandchildren.Learn more »
The regular monthly meeting of the Douglas County Traffic Safety Commission has been cancelled for the month of November 2015.
Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!Learn more »
The Umpqua Valley Stamp Club recently elected officers for 2016.
President and Show Co-chair Clarence AdamsLearn more »
Kathleen Turitto, centenarian
Kathleen Turitto was born Nov. 27, 1915, in Akron, Ohio. This year, she will celebrate her status as a centenarian. Her daughter and grandson will be coming to visit from San Diego.Learn more »
Celebration of 65th together
Joe and Alda Anderson were married in a Methodist Church, October 1, 1950, in Eugene, Oregon. They purchased a home in the Hucrest area in Roseburg 56 years ago and have lived there ever since.Learn more »
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 »
MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG
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 »
Bits-n-Pieces: Roseburg's Hat Lady calls crafters to help the needySeptember 8, 2015 —
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.
Hats, scarves, booties and mittens are all welcome and will be shared with Casa de Belen and the Roseburg Rescue Mission. Beginners who want to participate are invited to contact Angel for assistance. Crafters with completed projects to contribute are encouraged to call. Yarn donations are also welcome.
Items will be collected until Dec. 1 and then distributed. Last year, more than 900 items were donated. Let’s get those needles busy and help others stay warm this winter.
WEDDING: Moore-BarrazaSeptember 8, 2015 —
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.
Alysha is the daughter of Anthony and Laurie Moore of Vida, Oregon. Alysha graduated from North Bend High School in 2007 and from Umpqua Community College in 2011. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from Oregon State University in 2013 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Northwest Christian University. She works as a viticulture and enology student advisor at Umpqua Community College.
Kyler is the son of Scott and Sandy Barraza of Myrtle Creek. Kyler graduated from South Umpqua High School in 2006 and earned his certification in medical assisting and phlebotomy from Umpqua Community College in 2012. He is the lead medical assistant at Evergreen Urgent Care.
The newlyweds live in Roseburg.
Club News: Umpqua Orchid Society teaches care and maintenance Sept. 10September 8, 2015 —
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.
This will be the first of a set of clinics on orchid care and maintenance. Members are encouraged to bring their blooming orchids for Show and Tell. Anyone interested in orchids or in learning more about the Umpqua Orchid Society is welcome to attend.