Club News: Genealogical Society of Douglas County elects officers, offers presentation on Nov. 20 in RoseburgNovember 17, 2014 —
Newspapers a good resource
The Genealogical Society of Douglas County, Inc. will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in Room 310 at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Get tasty treats and gift items Nov. 21 at the Myrtle Creek United Methodist Church BazaarNovember 17, 2014 —
Prepare early for the holidays
The United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 437 Second St., Myrtle Creek.Learn more »
Lions meet at different venue
The Umpqua Lions will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sandy’s Diner, 647 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley screens film about U. S. Healthcare Nov. 17 in RoseburgNovember 17, 2014 —
See strategies for health care
The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will show the one hour PBS documentary “U.S. Health Care: The Good News” at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Umpqua Business Center, 522 S.E. Washington Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
OSU Gardeners have bake sale
The OSU Extension Master Gardeners will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sherm’s Thunderbird, 2553 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
Enjoying life at 101
Elvira (Vera) Nance of Roseburg recently celebrated her 101st birthday at the Senior Center with family and friends. Vera enjoys time at the Center, where she used to serve as a cook. Although she no longer prepares the meals, she still attends on Fridays to visit with friends and set the tables.Learn more »
Douglas County Veterans Viewpoint: Show appreciation for our local veterans; help with holiday care packagesNovember 16, 2014 —
Efforts are underway to bring a little bit of home in care packages to our own Charlie Company soldiers this holiday season.
As you already know, Roseburg’s Charlie Company of the Oregon National Guard is serving a one-year deployment in Afghanistan. The soldiers are providing security at Bagram Airfield near Kabul, Afghanistan. It’s the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, located next to the ancient city of Bagram.Learn more »
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Johnathan W. Barrows, son of Donald and Diane Barrows of Oakland, earned distinction as an honor graduate from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.Learn more »
Lucas Campman, son of Joe Campman and Kristina Fridolfson of Roseburg, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Portland, Oregon.Learn more »
Sheryl Okonek and Richard Cremer were married Sept. 6 in Portland, by Circuit Court Judge Edward Jones. A reception followed at Nel Centro Restaurant.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club holds potluck meeting Nov. 10, followed by DVD presentation on geologyNovember 11, 2014 —
UGMC learns more geology
The Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club will have a potluck beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, with a junior rock club meeting at 6:30 and a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 2 at the Mercy Community Education building, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.Learn more »
Know the facts about energy
The third meeting in the series on renewable sources of energy in Douglas County will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Roseburg Country Club, 5051 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg.Learn more »
Free breakfast for veterans
American Legion Post 123 & Auxiliary will host its 4th annual “Veterans Free” breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tri-City Veterans Memorial Bldg., 252 S. Old Pacific Highway,.Learn more »
Club News: Orchids of the continental United States; learn more at the Orchid Society meeting Nov. 13 in RoseburgNovember 11, 2014 —
Orchids grown in the U.S.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.Learn more »
Help create ‘Quilts of Valor’
The Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild invites sewers and quilters to a Patriotic Sew Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at the Sleep Inn, 2855 N.E. Edenbower Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Oath Keepers meet Thursday
Oregon Oath Keepers will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in Room 310 of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild hosts internationally known quilt teacher Nov. 3, 4 and 5 in RoseburgNovember 3, 2014 —
UVQG plans a busy week
The Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild will have two meetings this week. The evening group gathers at 6 p.m. Monday at the Mercy Community Education Center, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. The day group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Garden Valley Church, 3047 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg. Visitors are welcome at either meeting.Learn more »
Unity offers Movie Night
Unity Church will show a free movie at 6:15 Friday at 507 N.E. Winchester Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Learn about Mildred Kanipe Park at Nov. 2 Roseburg meeting of Daughters of the American RevolutionNovember 3, 2014 —
DAR invites Lois Eagleton
The Umpqua Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will have a ho-host luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Chi’s Garden Restaurant, 528 S.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Renewable energy topic of Lunch Bunch
The Lunch Bunch will discuss renewable sources of energy in Douglas County from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Roseburg Country Club, 5051 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees meet Nov. 4 in Roseburg for talk on chiroractic and nutritional healthNovember 3, 2014 —
NARFE hosts chiropractor
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.Learn more »
Club News: The American Women Veterans’ Association meets Nov. 4 to discuss upcoming Veterans Day Parade in RoseburgNovember 3, 2014 —
AWVA preps for Veterans Day
The American Women Veterans’ Association will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Hall, 406 S.E. Oak St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Republican Women get update on the Roseburg Rescue Mission at Nov. 5 meetingNovember 3, 2014 —
Learn about the Rescue Mission
The Umpqua Valley Republican Women meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kowloon’s Restaurant, 2686 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Celebrate 60th with the Lions
The Umpqua Lions will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its charter at a 6 p.m. no-host dinner meeting at Brix Grill, 527 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg. District Governor Gail Black will be the guest speaker for the special event. Anyone interested in learning more about the Lions or its activities is welcome to attend.Learn more »
Doris Ann Johnson and Louis Lathrop were married Aug. 30 in a Melrose area backyard, Roseburg. Pastor Steve Kufeldt of Hoodview Church of God in Woodburn officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.Learn more »
Chelsea Marie Spencer and Chet Patrick Miller were joined in matrimony recently at Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. The ceremony was officiated by Don Henderson of Church of Christ and followed by a reception.Learn more »
Prepare early for Christmas
The Calapooia Community Club will have its annual Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 141 Scott Henry Lane, Umpqua.Learn more »
50th Anniversary: Keel, Tom and DonnieOctober 27, 2014 —
Keels celebrate 50th together
Tom and Donnie Keel celebrated their golden anniversary with a trip down memory lane to Victoria, British Columbia. They honeymooned in Victoria after their Sept. 19, 1964, wedding in Roseburg. At that time, Tom teased his bride, saying the ferry ride to Victoria was their honeymoon “cruise.” They repeated this “cruise” on their recent trip, and then explored the history, the beautiful scenery and the Butchart Gardens.
On their return trip, the Keels stopped in Tacoma, Washington, to visit the LeMay-America’s Car Museum. It has more than 300 cars and trucks on display, so Tom especially enjoyed this. His father had the Studebaker dealership in Roseburg years ago and Tom has a few golden oldies of his own. While he has a soft spot for old cars, Donnie prefers quilting. They both enjoy time spent with family.
Tom and Donnie stopped in Portland to have lunch with one of Donnie’s sisters and her family. When the Keels returned home, they celebrated with family and friends in Roseburg. Donnie says, “After 50 golden years of partnership and love, our lives together are still blessed and guided from above.”
A native of Roseburg, Tom is a 1953 graduate of Roseburg High School. Donnie moved from Mississippi, settling in Roseburg in 1958. She graduated from Roseburg High in 1961.
The couple have two children: Vernon Keel and Rachelle Bunn, both of Sutherlin. Donnie says, “We are also blessed with three grandchildren.”
Bazaar: Tenmile Community United Nethodist Church offers silent auction Nov. 1October 27, 2014 —
Auction helps Tenmile Church
The Tenmile Community United Methodist Church will have its Fall Auction Saturday at the Community Center on Tenmile Valley Road.
The Rummage Room opens at 5 p.m., the silent auction starts at 5:30 and the main auction begins at 6 p.m. Auction items include some antiques, household items, books, Christmas decorations and gift baskets, dishes, collectables, snow skis, clothes, furniture, baked goods and more.
Proceeds from this event will help defray costs of electricity and of upgrading the electrical panel in the 156-year-old church.
The community is invited to attend the auction, shop for bargains and enjoy the snacks. Donations also welcome.
Information or donations: 541-679-4342.
Club News: Roseburg Business and Professional Women have annual Craft Show Nov. 1 and Nov. 2October 27, 2014 —
Shop for the holidays with RBPW
The 53rd Roseburg Business and Professional Women Craft Show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Douglas Hall, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg.
This annual fair features more than 100 crafters with quality merchandise. There is no admission charge, but attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the UCAN Food Bank for Douglas County.
Funds raised from the booth rentals are used for local scholarships to women who need retraining or are returning to the workforce. To learn more about RBPW or its activities, please call.