Bill and Sue Cox celebrate 55 years
William (Bill) and Sue Cox celebrated their 55th anniversary recently with a huge dinner party. More than 350 friends and family were present; some even arrived from Missouri. The event took place at Umpqua Sand and Gravel, hosted by the couples’ daughters and their families. Sue said, “It was so over the top, it was just amazing. It doesn’t get any better than this.”Learn more »
Michael and Nancy Chrisenbery of Roseburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Michelle Chrisenbery. She will marry Michael Christopher Costello, son of John and Antoinette Costello of Pahoa, Hawaii. The wedding will take place in January in Hawaii.Learn more »
Come to Lane House for tea
The Douglas County Historical Society will have a Christmas open house tea from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at the historic Lane House, 544 S.E. Douglas St., Roseburg.Learn more »
VFW 2468 helps local families
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 2468 will host a Christmas toy event for military families’ children from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at the VFW Hall, 1127 N.E. Walnut St., Roseburg.Learn more »
Douglas County Veterans’ Viewpoint: Military life includes dedication to each other and to the communities they serveDecember 14, 2014 —
Travel – seeing new things, enjoying different foods and exploring other cultures – is one of the great pleasures of military life.
Until last month, I was at training at Fort Benning, Georgia, where I heard southern accents (great) and ate southern cooking (delicious). I am now with 64 other soldiers, studying military law at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia.Learn more »
Have Christmas with the Lions
The Lions will have a Christmas festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Community Building at 105 S. Willamette, Sutherlin.Learn more »
Buddy Poppies available soon
Roseburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2468 will distribute Buddy Poppies from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and December 14 at Fred Meyer, 929 Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
Make health care a priority
The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley invites the community to attend a Health Care Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.Learn more »
AWVA plans holiday potluck
The American Women Veterans’ Association invites women from all branches and eras of the military to a Christmas potluck dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Post, 406 S.E. Oak Street, Roseburg.Learn more »
Club News: Tri-City’s American Legion observes Pearl Harbor day with flag retirement ceremony on Dec. 7December 9, 2014 —
Legion offers flag retirement
American Legion Post 123 and its Auxiliary will conduct an American flag retirement and disposal ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tri-City Veterans Memorial Building, 252 S. Old Pacific Highway.Learn more »
Visit Holiday Village soon
The Altrusa Club of Roseburg will host the Festival of Lights Holiday Village from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Dec. 14.Learn more »
Anna Elizabeth Allen and Adam Ewin Rust were married Oct. 18 at the Calapooia Historical Church in Oakland. Howard Johnson from Bethany Bible Fellowship officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at the Roseburg Country Club.Learn more »
Woolley Fund helps Elkton
Elkton Charter School would like to thank the Donna P. Woolley Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for awarding us a $1,000 grant to be used for field trips. These field trips allow us to provide our students with extra educational opportunities outside the classroom.Learn more »
Donors make books available
Through the efforts of Ingram Book, The Tree of Hope (Mercy Foundation), and Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians, approximately 400 books were delivered to local schools before classes began this year. The books were sent to schools that participated in the Oregon Battle of the Books competition last February. The donated books are on the OBOB list for 2015 and will allow children access to more books, as they prepare for the 2015 competition.Learn more »
Sarah Jutson and Benjamin Weekly have announced their engagement and plans for a Jan. 10 wedding at the First Christian Church in Roseburg.Learn more »
Grant benefits our local youth
As part of its efforts to promote music education in Douglas County, The Umpqua Symphony Association sponsors and manages the Douglas County Youth Orchestra.Learn more »
C. Giles Hunt helps again
Altrusa International of Roseburg wishes to express its thanks and appreciation for a grant from the C. Giles Charitable Trust. The good done by the Giles Trust is immeasurable in Douglas County.Learn more »
Madilyn Jennifer Rauh and Kaizer Jacob Rox have announced their engagement and plans for a Dec. 22 wedding.Learn more »
Club News: Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild will have Christmas party meetings Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 in RoseburgDecember 1, 2014 —
UVQG plans holiday fun
The Umpqua Valley Quilters’ Guild will have a Christmas party and Brown Bag gift exchange at the 6 p.m. Monday meeting at the Mercy Education Center, 2700 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, and at the 10 a.m. Tuesday meeting at the Garden Valley Church, 3047 Garden Valley Road, Roseburg.Learn more »
The Holiday season is here. It’s a time to come together with those we love, put on some holiday pounds and have something warm to drink.
For members of our nation’s military, duty knows no holiday. Whether stationed at a base far from home, or a ship at sea, the men and women of our armed forces continue to defend. It is a tough task, but a noble one.Learn more »
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Charitable Trust lends a hand
St. Joseph’s Community Kitchen recently received a large gift from C. Giles Hunt Charitable Trust. We appreciate their continued support for the feeding of our disadvantaged and homeless neighbors in Roseburg.Learn more »
Birding trip scheduled
Umpqua Valley Audubon Society hosts a field trip Saturday, gathering at 8:30 a.m. to carpool from the Bureau of Land Management parking lot, 777 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg. Some drivers may want to meet at 9 a.m. at the west entrance to Highway 99 (Eagle Valley Road) and Main Street, Yoncalla. Carpool vehicles will return to Roseburg by 4 p.m.Learn more »
Brenna Stinson and Trevor Gomez have announced their engagement and plans for a Dec. 27 wedding at River Run Lodge in Eagle Crest, Redmond, OregonLearn more »
Reeves enjoys 91st birthday
Dorothy Tunnell Reeves recently celebrated her 91st birthday. Born to Orba and Albert Demarest on Sept. 22, 1923, in Coldwater, Michigan, Dorothy was the first of 10 children.Learn more »
Demi Lee Stinson and Matthew Craig Schneidmiller were joined in marriage Aug. 2 at McMenamins Wedding Grove in Hillsboro. Jason Randles of Campus Crusade at Eastern Washington University officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at The Orchard at McMenamins in Hillsboro.Learn more »
Jordan Quist and Bryson Steele were wed Aug. 2 at Romantic River Gardens, Umpqua. A friend of the groom’s family, Kelly Barcol from Balbosta, Georgia, officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a reception.Learn more »
70th Anniversary: Hand, Kenneth and BetteNovember 25, 2014 —
Hands share 70 years together
Ken and Bette Hand celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 9, surrounded by a group of friends and relatives gathered for the occasion at Manor House in Roseburg.
The couple met March 13, 1944, in Eugene. Ken was stationed at Heceta Beach Lighthouse as a Coast Guard radioman. They were married seven months later in Reno, Nevada.
The Hands spent the next 25 years at many duty stations, including Alaska, Hawaii, New York, and various locations around the state of Washington. The couple have two sons, adopted in Sitka, Alaska, and Seattle,Washington. Ken retired from the Coast Guard in 1972. He and Bette took up residence on a small ranch in Elkton, then moved to the Garden Valley area of Roseburg in 1979.
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.
The group will elect its officers for 2015 and speaker Theresa Sayler will lead a presentation followed by a question and answer session on “Researching the Newspapers.” Sayler is a genealogist with decades of experience. Anyone interested in the topic or exploring genealogy is welcome to attend free of charge.
Information: 541-679-9590 or 541-673-3700.
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.
Shop for woolly hats, fancy aprons, baked goods, fudge and other tasty treats, table runners, placements and more. There will also be a stew luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon menu includes beef stew, fruit salad, rolls, pie and coffee or tea.