Plant Clinic hours reduced
The Douglas County Master Gardeners will have Plant Clinic hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the month of October at the OSU Extension office, 1134 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
Freeman to talk of Nov. ballot
The Umpqua Valley Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kowloon’s Restaurant, 2686 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Stamps, coins to be displayed
The Umpqua Valley Stamp Club will have its annual StampFest and Coin Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 5 in the Cedar Room at Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville.Learn more »
Club News: Roseburg VFW Post 2468 hosts Interstate 5 coffee break near Milepost 142 on Oct. 3, 4, and 5.September 29, 2014 —
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 Sunday, Oct. 5. Stop by for a break from driving, get some coffee and have a homemade cookie or brownie.Learn more »
Mixed Nuts get crafty
The Mixed Nuts Crafters Group will have its annual Fall Riddle Crafters Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center, 123 Park St., Riddle.Learn more »
Club News: Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary hosts potluck, POW/MIA program Sept. 26 in RoseburgSeptember 22, 2014 —
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 »
Club News: Rogue-Umpqua Base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Incorporated accepts Charter on Sept. 26September 22, 2014 —
Submarine vets 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 »
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.Learn more »
A National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony was held on Friday. The ceremony featured special honors for former Prisoners of War, color guard presentations, gift distribution and musical entertainment. Former POWs and their family members were honored guests. Oregon dignitaries were invited to the event as well.
The Recognition Day ceremony ran from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Umpqua Community College in the Event Center, Building 16. For more information, contact Elizabeth Chitwood, coordinator for the Roseburg VA’s POW/MIA program, at 541-440-1000, Ext. 44575.Learn more »
Kristi Hohstadt and Billy Kuhse were married August 23 at Wintergreen Nursery in Winston. The wedding was officiated by Jeff Fisher and a reception followed.Learn more »
Club News: Roseburg Ladies Ausiliary to VFW Post 2468 Sept. offers Charity Flea Market Sept. 19 and Sept. 20September 14, 2014 —
VFW raises funds for charities
The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 2468 will have a Charity Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the VFW Hall, 1127 N.E. Walnut St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Potluck reunion next Sunday
Past employees of Douglas Community Hospital are invited to bring their families and friends to a potluck reunion from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at The Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
Navy Seaman Recruit Brendon M. Hopkins, son of Mike S. and Kristina N. Hopkins of Roseburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.Learn more »
Lions district governor visits
The Sutherlin Lions Club will host Gail Black, its District 36-E Governor, at the 7 p.m. Thursday meeting at the Calapooia Free Methodist Church, 333 S.W. Church Road, Sutherlin.Learn more »
Brittany Jeannette Woodward and Kevin Thomas Cross were married Aug. 17 at Mill Pond Park, Idleyld Park. The ceremony was officiated by John Bay and followed by a reception.Learn more »
Cavin M. Ellenwood, son of David Ellenwood and Cheree Lyon of Myrtle Creek, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Portland, Oregon. The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school.Learn more »
Have fun and help local youth
There will be a brews, brats and dancing fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Roseburg Elks Lodge, 749 S.E. Jackson St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Audubon Society offers field trip to get the rap on raptors Sept. 27; reservations due by Sept. 19September 14, 2014 —
Get the rap on raptors at CRC
Join Umpqua Valley Audubon Society for a field trip Saturday, Sept. 27 to the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene. Reservations must be submitted to UVAS by Sept. 19, so CRC can schedule the necessary guide volunteers. CRC will charge $5 per child, $10 per teen or senior, $11 per adult, payable at the entrance.Learn more »
Army Pvt. Christopher Miner, son of Alicia Miner of Santa Maria, California, and Randy Miner of Roseburg, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.Learn more »
Club News: Genealogical Society meets Sept. 18 in Roseburg for presentation on history of Oregon State HospitalSeptember 14, 2014 —
Discover history with Gardner
The Genealogical Society of Douglas County will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in Room 310 at the Douglas County Courthouse, Roseburg.Learn more »
SAN DIEGO – A 2005 Roseburg Senior High School graduate serves aboard USS Somerset.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Patricia A. Steele is a gunner’s mate aboard the San Diego-based ship, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. At nearly 684 feet, the ship is longer than two football fields, is 105 feet wide and weighs more than 25,000 tons. Four diesel engines can push the ship through the water at more than 24 mph.Learn more »
Douglas County Veterans Viewpoint: Honor first responders, veterans and victims of the terrorist attacksSeptember 9, 2014 —
Be sure to mark your calendar for “A Day of Recognition, Saluting Our Veterans in Douglas County” on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Maj. Gen. Marion E. Carl Memorial Field (the Roseburg Regional Airport), 3896 N.W. Stewart Parkway.
Roseburg business owner Lisa Gogol contacted me and asked that I share details about this patriotic event. The ceremony will honor first responders, veterans and remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.Learn more »
Fundraiser was well attended
Myrtle Creek United Methodist Church appreciates the efforts of all those who made our 2014 Summer Festival Breakfast successful. Our thanks go out to everyone in our community and the surrounding area who attended our yearly breakfast and were instrumental in making one of our major fundraisers a success.Learn more »
Kudos: Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties foster youth aided by generosity of Umpqua Indians and Bay Area HospitalSeptember 8, 2014 —
Grants assist youth program
Bob Belloni Ranch, Inc. received a generous grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation and from Bay Area Hospital to support our Independent Living Program, a Foster Youth transition program serving Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties.Learn more »
Kitchen offers thanks for OCF
The St. Francis Community Kitchen Executive Committee and its volunteers would like to thank the Oregon Community Foundation for its generous grant.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution host local historical author in Roseburg on Sept. 13September 8, 2014 —
DAR presents Goeres-Gardner
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.Learn more »
Club News: National Active and Retired Federal Employees have potluck Sept. 9 at Stewart Park in RoseburgSeptember 8, 2014 —
NARFE plans park potluck
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 »
Club News: American Women Veterans’ Association of Douglas County will resume meetings Sept. 9 in RoseburgSeptember 8, 2014 —
AWVA hosts potluck dinner
The American Women Veterans’ Association of Douglas County will resume meetings with a potluck dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Post, 406 S.E. Oak Street, Roseburg.
Women veterans from any branch of the military and any era are encouraged to bring a dish to share, greet old friends, meet new ones, share stories of what they’ve done this summer and learn what events are coming up in the next few months.
Recent AWVA member activities include participation in the Memorial Day Service at the VA National Cemetery, the Flag Retirement Ceremony for Sutherlin’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July, and the quarterly Memorial Service for veterans at the VA National Cemetery in Roseburg.
Information: 541-391-9813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club News: Lesh estate items in Roseburg raise funds Sept. 13 for HandUp projectSeptember 8, 2014 —
Still giving to our community
The Zonta Club of Roseburg will have a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the former Honn’s Drycleaning location, 1019 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.
The wide selection of items for purchase were donated from the estate of Helen Lesh. An extraordinary community volunteer, Lesh was also honored as the 2001-2002 Zonta Woman of Achievement. All proceeds from the sale will be used for Zonta’s new HandUp Program.
Club News: Umpqua Orchid Society resumes meetings in Roseburg Sept. 11September 8, 2014 —
How did your orchids grow?
After taking the summer off, The Umpqua Orchid Society will have its first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 2 at the Mercy Education Center, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.
The group resumes activity with a get reacquainted meeting, an informal discussion of how Orchid Society members’ plants did over the summer and what new ones they’ve acquired. Members are encouraged to bring their blooming orchids for Show and Tell. Anyone interested in learning about orchids is welcome.