Family gathering: Five generations of the Cross family gathered recently for this picture. From left to right in the back row are grandmother Kim Wiley and great-grandmother Cathy Tipton, both formerly of Sutherlin, and mother Kelsee Ternes of Brentwood, Calif. Seated in the front is 85-yer-old great-great-grandmother Janet Cross of Roseburg. She is holding 3-month-old Raelin Ternes.Learn more »
Air Force Airman Kyle A. Flagor, son of Anthony J. Flagor, step-son of Joyce E. Russo and grandson of Margaret Flagor, all of Roseburg, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.Learn more »
Plant Clinic hours blossom
The Douglas County Master Gardeners will have Plant Clinic hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning in March at the OSU Extension office, 1134 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.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 »
Kristin Ruth Myhre and Kevin Alexander Upright have announced their engagement and plans to be married July 11 at the home of the bride’s parents in Myrtle Creek.Learn more »
For her, it’s all about the bees
The Roseburg branch of American Association of University Women will have a social time at 6 p.m., followed by a no-host dinner and meeting Tuesday at Jasmine’s Catering, 809 S.E. Main St., Roseburg.Learn more »
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 March 8. Stop by for a break from driving, get some coffee and have a homemade cookie or brownie.Learn more »
Stamp club selects officers
The Umpqua Valley Stamp Club recently elected its 2015 officers. They are: President and Show Co-chair Clarence Adams, Vice President Chris Duran, Treasurer Phil Moser, Secretary Nell Moser, Editor Robbin Quinn, and Show Chair Doug Holloway.Learn more »
By the time you read this column, I will have returned from months of military training in Alabama and Virginia. The entire experience was a blessing.
The training in basic soldier skills in Alabama and legal education in Virginia were both challenging and rewarding. The different sights, sounds and foods I experienced will stay with me the rest of my life. The people I had the privilege of sharing those experiences with will be lifelong friends. A giant chapter of my life comes to a close.Learn more »
Kudos to Cow Creek Tribe
Thanks go to the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians for its continued support by donations to St. Joseph’s Community Kitchen. Through this help, we are able to continue to feed nutritious meals to the needy families and veterans of Roseburg.Learn more »
Whipple assists with playscape
Cobb Children’s Learning Center would like to thank Oregon Community Foundation’s Whipple Fund for its grant of $10,688 for our Natural Playscape project. Students from ages 3 through eighth grade are able to use this playscape. It’s an outdoor play environment that is alive and green, inviting curiosity and wonder. Some of the elements in the playscape are a climbing wall, social swing, water pump and creek bed, fort building zone, picking garden and more.Learn more »
Assistance is appreciated
The staff of St. Vincent de Paul in Myrtle Creek wishes to take this opportunity to thank the Lilja Family Fund for its generous grant of $5,000.Learn more »
Cortney Michelle Smith and Adam Bruce Daniel Hokanson exchanged wedding vows Oct. 18 at Winston City Park. A reception and dance in the Winston Community Center followed the wedding. Guests came from Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Nevada and many areas of Oregon to celebrate the event.
Cortney is the daughter of Melissa Kendall Kellner of Roseburg. Cortney is a 2007 graduate of South Jefferson Central High School in Adams, N.Y. and a 2010 graduate of Umpqua Community College. She works for Axiom Economic Pest Control in Milwaukie, Ore.Learn more »
District winners are announced
The Veterans of Foreign Wars District 12 recently held a banquet to celebrate its Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen winners. Students advance from Post level to compete at District. These are the District winners.Learn more »
UVAS takes trip to Kanipe Park
The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society offers a field trip from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday to Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park, northeast of Oakland. Please meet at 8:30 a.m. in the main parking area off Elkhead Road, near the caretaker residence.Learn more »
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office issued the following marriage licenses Nov. 14 to Nov. 21, 2014:
James Stephen George, 29, and Ashley Shantel Hill, 27, both of Eugene, November 14Learn more »
By the time you read this column, “American Sniper” will have become the highest-earning war film of all time in the U.S., surpassing Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.”
“American Sniper” is a drama based on the real story of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL said to be the most lethal sharpshooter in U.S. military history and credited with killing more than 160 people in Iraq. Directed by Clint Eastwood, “American Sniper” was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of veteran Chris Kyle.Learn more »
Learn about Cancer Center
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 »
UGMC creates display cases
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 »
Meeting draws AWVA members
The American Women Veterans’ Association has cancelled its February meeting so members can attend the VA Roseburg Healthcare System Town Hall meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Auditorium, Building 16, at 913 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Take a walk on the fowl side
The Umpqua Valley Audubon Society will host a field trip to the Stewart Park Wildlife Area in Roseburg from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday. Please meet at the south end of the duck pond parking lot near Fred Meyer at 8:30 a.m.Learn more »
DAR applies for VWCP Program
The Umpqua Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has completed its application for participating in the Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program. Chapters across the nation are thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families.Learn more »
Orchid Society hosts Q and 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 »
Take a look at the night skies
Umpqua Astronomers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglas Forest Protective Association conference room at 1758 N.E. Airport Road, Roseburg.Learn more »
Unity offers Movie Night
Unity Church will show a free movie at 6:15 p.m. Friday at 507 N.E. Winchester Ave., Roseburg.Learn more »
Volunteers and Tribe help SUHS
The South Umpqua Historical Society wishes to thank the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians for its recent help with labor and materials, and the expertise of Jim Connor, Chris Wilson and Matt Garel, of the Seven Feathers crew, in the relocation of our perimeter fence. This move will give us much needed additional parking and display area.Learn more »
Learn about the school district
The Roseburg branch of American Association of University Women will have social time at 6 p.m., a no-host dinner at 6:30 and a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jasmine’s Catering, 809 S.E. Main St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Sutherlin Lioness group offers bunko fundraiser on Feb. 7February 4, 2015 —
Join the fun and games
The Sutherlin Lioness group will host a bunko party fundraiser Saturday at West Intermediate School, 531 N. Comstock St., Sutherlin.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7. The cost is $5 per person.
The community is invited to participate in the games. There’ll be many prizes (including a night’s stay at The Mill Casino on the Oregon coast), raffles and refreshments.
All money from this fundraiser will help support the Sutherlin-Oakland Food Pantry, the Sutherlin Resource Center for Children and other organizations that benefit local residents.
WEDDING: Stinson-GomezFebruary 4, 2015 —
Brenna Stinson and Trevor Gomez were joined in matrimony Dec. 27 at River Run Lodge at Eagle Crest in Redmond. Aaron Hanson of Newburg Foursquare Church officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.
Brenna is the daughter of Wayne and Kimberly Stinson of Roseburg. Brenna is a 2012 graduate of Glide High School. She’s currently a junior at Linfield College, pursuing a degree in chemistry.
Trevor is the son of Lance and Deirdre Gomez of Clackamas. Trevor graduated from Clackamas High School in 2010 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business finance from Linfield College in 2014. He works as a spine device representative for T-Go, LLC.
The bride was attended during the wedding by her sister and matron of honor, Demi Schneidmiller. The groom’s sister, Lauryn Gomez, was the bridesmaid.
The groom was attended by his brothers, best man Andrew Gomez and groomsman Sam Gomez.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in France and England, after the bride had completed her Oregon Wine Industry internship through Linfield College in Beaune, France. They couple now live in Newburg, Oregon.
Military Note: Shontz, Sheridan L.February 4, 2015 —
Army Pvt. Sheridan L. Shontz, daughter of Jean M. Shontz of Myrtle Creek, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.
Shontz is a 2014 graduate of Douglas High School in Myrtle Creek.