Announcements

WEDDING: Fennell-Raymond

October 20, 2014 — 

Fennell-Raymond

Dalicia Kyleina Fennell and Nathan Edward Raymond were married July 26, 2014, in Corvallis, Oregon. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Wendy Fennell of Sutherlin. The groom is the son of Mark and Paulette Raymond of Carson City, Nevada.

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Kudos: Roseburg’s Westside Community Garden members give thanks for donations

October 20, 2014 — 

Donors thanked for new signage

A custom-made redwood sign was built for the Westside Community Garden, thanks to private donors, the Umpqua Valley Disabilities Network, and Randy Bailey.

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Club News: National Active and Retired Federal Employees discuss

October 13, 2014 — 

NARFE talks

of convention

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Club News: Umpqua Gem and Mineral has Oct. 13 rock auction in Roseburg

October 13, 2014 — 

UGMC to hold rock auction

The Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club will have a potluck beginning at 6 p.m., a Jr. rock club meeting at 6:30 and a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, in Room 2 at the Mercy Community Education building, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.

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Club News: Learn more about Kanipe Park with Newcomers and Friends on Oct. 14 in Roseburg

October 13, 2014 — 

Newcomers host Eagleton

Newcomers and Friends will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Gilberto’s Mexican Restaurant, 1347 N.E. Stephens St., Roseburg.

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Club News: Sutherlin Dog Park and Grange provide Halloween photos and rummage sale Oct. 18

October 13, 2014 — 

Halloween pics, shopping Sat.

The Sutherlin Dog Park and Grange No. 724 will again join forces to offer Halloween photo opportunities and shopping from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 851 S. Comstock, Sutherlin.

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Club News: American Women Veterans’ Association hosts Battered Persons’ Advocacy speaker in Roseburg on Oct. 14

October 13, 2014 — 

Connect with help for victims

The American Women Veterans’ Association will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Post, 406 S.E. Oak Street, Roseburg.

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Club News: Learn more about current ballot measures at forum in Roseburg on Oct. 16

October 13, 2014 — 

New measures to be discussed

The Umpqua Valley Republican Women will host a ballot measure forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the OSU Extension office, 1134 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.

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Club News: Daughters of the American Revolution in Roseburg host Oregon State Regent at Oct. 11 meeting

October 6, 2014 — 

DAR presents state regent

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.

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Kudos: Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation assists the needy in Sutherlin

October 6, 2014 — 

Tribe thanked for support

The St. Francis Community Kitchen Executive Committee and volunteers would like to express thanks and sincere appreciation to the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation for its generous grant to the Kitchen.

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Kudos: Sponsors and volunteers recognized for making Roseburg Open Streets Event a success

October 6, 2014 — 

Volunteers earn kudos for help

Bike Walk Roseburg, the Downtown Roseburg Association and the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition wish to thank the sponsors and the many volunteers who helped make the second annual Roseburg Open Streets Event (ROSE) a success. An icicle tricycle roamed the streets passing out ice cream treats, a bicycle-powered water wagon and a water station helped everyone stay cool.

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Military Note: Moffitt, Natasha

October 6, 2014 — 

Natasha Moffitt

Natasha Moffitt, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at University of Oregon in Eugene, has graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

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Military Note: Dudley, Jacob T.

October 6, 2014 — 

Jacob Dudley

Air Force Airman Jacob T. Dudley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

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WEDDING: Railsback-DeBose

October 6, 2014 — 

Railsback-DeBose

Christina Railsback and Phillip DeBose Jr. were married August 23 at Romantic River Gardens in Umpqua. Dr. Steve Schenewerk of Winston Community Baptist Church officiated the ceremony, which included a candle lighting for the groom’s father, Phillip DeBose Sr. A reception was held immediately after the wedding.

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WEDDING: Burpee-Brine

October 6, 2014 — 

Burpee-Brine

Heather Burpee and Tam Brine were married July 19 at the bride’s childhood home in Roseburg. A majestic maple tree served as their outdoor cathedral. A friend of the family, Lisa Norton, officiated the ceremony, which was attended by many out-of-town friends and family members. A reception followed the wedding, encompassing the lawn, garden and orchard of the Burpee home.

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100th Birthday: Flagg, Violet Marie

October 6, 2014 — 

Celebrating 100 years

Violet Marie Flagg commemorated her 100th birthday with a party of family and friends at Chantele’s Loving Touch Memory Care Facility. Ninety-two-year-old Bud Carney, Violet’s only brother and youngest sibling, came from California with his daughter to celebrate the event. Violet’s daughter and her husband from Roseburg, a granddaughter from Vancouver, Washington, and a large number of friends also attended.

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Club News: The Umpqua Orchid Society offers a presentation Oct. 9 on the World Orchid Congress

October 6, 2014 — 

Orchid Society hosts Harding

The Umpqua Orchid Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 2 at the Mercy Education Center, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg.

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Club News: Dr. Moore visits Roseburg VFW on Oct. 10 to discuss cancer

October 6, 2014 — 

Learn more about cancer

Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of Post 2468 will host a cancer program at 6 p.m. Friday at the VFW Hall, 1127 N.E. Walnut St., Roseburg.

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Club News: Circuit Court Judge Randy Garrison to discuss Mental Health Court in Roseburg at Oct. 7 meeting

October 6, 2014 — 

AAUW guest is Judge Garrison

The Roseburg branch of American Association of University Women will have a no-host dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jasmine’s Catering, 809 S.E. Main St., Roseburg.

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Club News: Quilters meet Oct. 6 and 7, host workshop Nov. 5 in Roseburg

October 6, 2014 — 

Busy weeks ahead for UVQG

The Umpqua Valley Quilters Guild evening group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Mercy Education Building, 2459 Stewart Parkway, Roseburg. This is a new weekday and location for the evening meeting. The day group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Garden Valley Church, 3047 Garden Valley Rd., Roseburg.

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Club News: Douglas County Master Gardeners prune plant clinic hours beginning in October

September 29, 2014 — 

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.

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Club News: Umpqua Valley Republican Women host Oct. 1 discussion of upcoming ballot measures

September 29, 2014 — 

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.

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Club News: Attend the StampFest and Coin Show in Canyonville on Oct. 4 and 5

September 29, 2014 — 

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.

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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.

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Club News: Riddle crafters host Oct. 4 Crafters Fair

September 29, 2014 — 

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.

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Club News: Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary hosts potluck, POW/MIA program Sept. 26 in Roseburg

September 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.

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Club News: Rogue-Umpqua Base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans Incorporated accepts Charter on Sept. 26

September 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.

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Bits-n-Pieces: Douglas County knitters, crocheters make hats and more for those in need

September 22, 2014 — 

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.

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 will also be welcomed.

Last year, more than 900 items were donated. Let’s get those needles busy and help someone in need.

Information: 541-671-7124.

Douglas County Veterans Viewpoint: Veteran and Family Information Session slated for Sept. 25

September 22, 2014 — 

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.

Roseburg Veterans Affairs spokeswoman Carrie Boothe contacted me regarding the Sept. 25 Veteran and Family Information Session, which covers how non-VA purchased care works, eligibility details, patient-centered care, how call centers work, information on pain management and more information on the new service dog policy.

The Veteran and Family Information Session will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus, Building 16 Auditorium.

“The planning team hopes many people attend,” said Boothe. “We also want to learn what subject matter should be on the next agenda based on comments received from veterans and their family members.”

For more information on the Veteran and Family Information Session, contact Sarah Teeter, Patient Centered Care Coordinator, at 541-440-1000, Ext. 44701 or Sarah.Teeter@va.gov.

VFW Post 2468 and its Ladies Auxiliary will host the VFW monthly potluck. This one will feature a POW/MIA program. Members, families and friends are invited to bring a potluck dish and enjoy the company. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Friday at the VFW post, 1127 N.E. Walnut St., Roseburg.

Don’t forget your flu shots! Flu shots are available to all veterans registered with the VA Roseburg Healthcare System. Get your shot at the VA Roseburg campus Building 16 Auditorium on Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Monday, Sept. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barye Dellinger from the Douglas County Veterans Service Office reminded me of The Claimant’s Quarterly newsletter. This is an excellent source for veterans’ benefits, what’s happening at the VSO and other events of interest to local veterans. The newsletter is distributed via email. Printed copies are available at the VSO at the Douglas County Courthouse. You can join the distribution list, just email Barye at bbdellin@co.douglas.or.us.

Finally, I would like to thank all of the people and organizations involved in putting together the Sept. 11 Day of Recognition at the Roseburg Regional Airport. I had the honor to see the Presentation of Colors by Oregon National Guard’s Charlie Company and break bread with good people at the barbecue fundraiser for the Veterans Relief Fund.

God bless our veterans and God bless America.

Have information to share with Douglas County veterans? Contact me at jd.mcdonald.jd@gmail.com or 541-580-6178.

John McDonald is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He currently serves in the Oregon National Guard. John is president of the Douglas County Veterans Forum and serves as a member of the Douglas County Veterans Advisory Committee, the Patrick W. Kelley VFW Post 2468 and the Earle B. Stewart American Legion Post 16.

WEDDING: Hohstadt-Kuhse

September 22, 2014 — 

Hohstadt-Kuhse

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.

Kristi is the daughter of Ross and Sharon Hohstadt of Roseburg. Kristi graduated from Roseburg High School in 2010 and from Oregon State University in 2014. She works as a substitute teacher for the Roseburg Education Service District.

Billy is the son of Sherry Winters of Roseburg and Joel Kuhse of Camas Valley. Billy graduated from Douglas High School in 2006 and works as an inventory manager at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The bride was attended during the wedding by maid of honor Staci Hohstadt. Amy Carpenter was the flower girl.

The groom was assisted by ring bearer Gabriel Winters.

The newlyweds spent their honeymoon at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and now live in Roseburg.

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