A group devoted to the right to bear arms and other constitutional protections will travel from Roseburg to Salem Feb. 9 to join a demonstration on the grounds of the state capitol.
The Heirs of Patrick Henry will provide a 16-passenger bus for people who want to attend. Cost is $20 per seat.Learn more »
State officials have lifted a quarantine on Douglas County poultry.
The quarantine began in December after a backyard flock in Winston was found to have a highly contagious avian-flu virus. The H5N8 strain killed 20 guinea fowl and two chickens. The remaining members of the 100-bird flock were euthanized. H5N8 is highly contagious among birds but has never caused a human illness.Learn more »
Gabby Pauling, the Community Food Systems coordinator with NeighborWorks Umpqua, and Greg Holmes of the Rogue Valley Food System Network will be the guest speakers at the Feb. 17 meeting of the Lunch Bunch.
The meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roseburg Country Club.Learn more »
The South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub has awarded a $1,550 Early Literacy Book Distribution Grant to the Douglas County Library System. The funds will help the library provide free books to preschool children at all 11 branches, as well as outreach to Head Start classes and preschools in the area.Learn more »
The following students were placed on the Glide High School Honor Roll for the second quarter.
FreshmenLearn more »
The Glide School District Board of Directors is accepting applications for the budget committee to fill three regular three-year terms.
Applicants must be residents of the Glide School District for one year prior to serving on the budget committee and be registered voters in the Glide School District.Learn more »
Christian recording artist Dennis Agajanian will play a free concert at the Roseburg Christian Fellowship Saturday Jan. 31. The concert begins at 7 p.m.
Agajanian has been a frequent guest on projects for evangelist Billy Graham and has over 20 albums to his name. Agajanian will also be hosting a seminar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on how to become more effective leaders in worship.Learn more »
Canyonville is getting a new community center with the remodel of the Old School Annex Building on W. First Street and N.W. Pine Street.
A ground-breaking ceremony will be hosted by the Canyonville Chamber Community Partnership Foundation at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the site. Refreshments will be provided.Learn more »
Umpqua Community College is hosting Explore Engineering 2015, an annual event that introduces prospective students to engineering classes and careers, from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Lang Center.
The annual event puts middle- and high school students and their parents together with teachers, counselors and business leaders who work or teach in the fields of engineering, surveying, computing and computer science.Learn more »
The Oakland School Board is accepting applications for a board member. The position will be filled by appointment through June 30, 2015.
Applicants must be registered voters, district residents for at least one year preceding appointment and may not be officers or employees of the district.Learn more »
The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards program is now accepting applications through the Ladies Auxiliary.
The contest is open to high school students.Learn more »
The Douglas County Farm Bureau will award five $1,000 scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year to students studying agriculture or forestry. The scholarships are also available to students of any academic discipline who are children or grandchildren of a voting Douglas County Farm Bureau member.
Applicants must be Douglas County high school graduates, either graduating this year or already enrolled in a higher education institution. Douglas County home school students are also eligible.Learn more »
The Cascade Community Credit Union is now accepting applications for its 2015 Irene Murphy Scholarship in the amount of $5,000.
The scholarship assists graduating seniors or recent graduates within the past five years in pursuit of secondary education.Learn more »
The South Umpqua Historical Society announced it will hold its quarterly meeting on Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the society’s museum in Canyonville, 421 S.W. 5th Street, and is open to the public.Learn more »
Two meetings focusing on entrepreneurship are scheduled for Wednesday.
Mary Bosch and David Wade of Rural Development Initiatives will meet with interested entrepreneurs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Umpqua Business Center, 522 S.E. Washington Ave. They’ll discuss barriers that need to be overcome to establish a business and explain what resources are available to help with a start-up.Learn more »
The committee searching for Roseburg School District’s next superintendent is seeking community input.
Window to Leadership, an executive search firm, invites community members to share their thoughts on the search process at 5 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Fremont Middle School Media Center.Learn more »
A 26-year-old Camas Valley resident was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg with neck and side pain after a three-car collision Tuesday.
Roseburg Police responded at 1:21 p.m. to the accident near the intersection of Northeast Stephens Street and Chestnut Avenue.Learn more »
A representative from Umpqua Community College’s Small Business Development Center will be offering free business advice from 9:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 3.
Visit www.umpqua.edu/sbdc for more information about what services are available.Learn more »
The state’s oldest wine festival is about to uncork in Douglas County once again. The Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon will host the 45th Annual Greatest of the Grape on March 7.
This year’s celebration, hosted by the Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association, will host 28 wineries from southern Oregon and 14 local caterers. The gala also features a dueling piano and violin by Marcus Harbaugh and Eddy Parente, respectively, as well as dance music from Timber Wolf. Then there will be a silent auction featuring artworks by local artists.Learn more »
Winston-Dillard School District is offering three sessions of Pre-Kindergarten Parent Academy from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 22, Feb. 19 and March 12 at Brockway Elementary, 2520 Brockway Road.
The sessions are meant to prepare families whose children will enter the district’s kindergarten next fall for the first year of all-day kindergarten.Learn more »
Roseburg School District is offering sessions explaining Oregon’s new Common Core standards from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 and Feb. 9 at the Roseburg High School Media Center400 W. Harvard Ave.
The first session will focus on how the standards are being taught in Roseburg classrooms through mini-lessons in math and language arts.Learn more »
NeighborWorks Umpqua of Roseburg has received a $5,000 grant from the Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation.
NeighborWorks Umpqua will use the grant to increase home ownership and access to affordable housing for underserved people and for low to moderate income families. The organization seeks to meet the housing needs of Douglas, Coos and Curry county residents who want to pursue home ownership for the first time or preserve it when faced by unemployment or low wages.Learn more »
The following Douglas County students were placed on Umpqua Community College’s fall term honor roll. Students must be full-time (12 credit hours) to make the honor roll.
President’s Honor RollLearn more »
The Roseburg City Council will hold a special session Jan. 27 to consider its goals for 2015. The meeting will be held in the Umpqua Room of the Public Safety Center, 700 S.E. Douglas Ave. The session is open to the public.
Information: 541-492-6866.Learn more »
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a quarterly remembrance service Jan. 15 to honor departed veterans, employees and volunteers.
The ceremony will be at noon in the VA chapel on the second floor of Building 16 on the VA campus, 913 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd.Learn more »
A meeting to discuss rural business development is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Fusion Restaurant in Logger’s Plaza, 684 S. Main St.
The meeting is co-sponsored by Business Oregon and Rural Development Initiatives. Mary Bosch and David Wade of Rural Development Initiatives will lead the discussion.Learn more »
The 23rd annual Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby is scheduled for Jan. 30 and 31.
Fishing participants will cast for winter steelhead in the North, South and main Umpqua rivers on both days. The derby is a catch-and-release event.Learn more »
Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce banquet tickets availableJanuary 11, 2015 —
Tickets are now available for the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce 61st Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet scheduled for Jan. 22 in Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Full tables of 10 are $625 while individual tickets and groups of less than 10 are $65 per person. All tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/1x9rPrj.
Requests can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theme of the banquet is “Choose Prosperity.”
Title sponsors are Umpqua Bank and Umpqua Insurance Agency.
Snapshots from the field: Student wins speech contestJanuary 10, 2015 —
Riddle High School senior Dwayne Hicks earned first place at the American Legion Post 123 High School Oratorical Contest in December.
High school contestants had to create an 8- to 10-minute speech on the Constitution of the United States as well as read pre-selected articles or amendments in 3 to 5 minutes.
Hicks advances to the North Bend District competition on Jan. 18.
Scholarships can be earned at different stages of the competition.
Umpqua Community College announces Faculty Lecture SeriesJanuary 9, 2015 —
The Umpqua Community College Faculty Lecture Series will begin again this month. Talks are free, twice a month and open to the public. They take place in the Centerstage Theatre in the Whipple Fine Arts Center on campus, 1140 College Road, Winchester.
Each presentation is 20 minutes.
On Jan. 21 from noon to 1 p.m., Karen Carroll, associate professor of geology, will speak on “Will Mt. St. Helens Erupt Again Soon? Lessons from the History of this Amazing Volcano,” and Emery Smith, associate professor of sociology, will speak on “The Nature and Use of Corporal Punishment.”
From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Dee Winn, chairman of the mathematics department, will speak on “Transfinite Numbers: How We Count Leads to Measuring Infinities,” and Susan Rochester, chairwoman of the fine and performing arts department, will discuss “’You Call That Art?’ How to Look at Modern Painting.”
Visit http://bit.ly/14oOrIO to view upcoming lectures.