News Briefs

Summer fitness program kicks off Monday

May 27, 2015 — 

A Zumba class Monday in Stewart Park will kick start county residents into a season of wellness activities.

The Umpqua Health Alliance is challenging every county resident to join in at least 10 events out of 300 planned over the summer. The activities are aimed at people of all ages and ability levels, and they are collectively referred to as Kick Start Douglas County.

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Riddle High School holds Global Studies Fair

May 27, 2015 — 

Riddle High School will hold a Global Studies Fair on campus from 12 to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Food tickets cost $0.25 or five for $1.

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South Umpqua Masonic Lodge gives scholarships

May 27, 2015 — 

The South Umpqua Masonic Lodge #72 awarded five scholarships to Douglas County students.

Senior Allistair Canete was the Days Creek Charter School winner. Senior Danielle James was the South Umpqua High School winner. Trea Ford, Cydney Gill and Katelyn Michaels won the Masonic Family Award.

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Students receive C. Wylie Smith III memorial scholarship

May 27, 2015 — 

Two Oregon State University students from Coos and Douglas counties were awarded C. Wylie Smith III Memorial Scholarships. The two recipients are Alessandra Hossley and Austin Grimes. Alessandra Hossley is a graduate from North Bend High School and Austin Grimes is a graduate from Glide High School.

The C. Wylie Smith III Memorial Scholarship was established in 1973 in memory of C. Wylie Smith III, who lost his life in an industrial accident at the age of 29. He was the son of C. Wylie Smith II, one of the founders of Coos Head Lumber Company, which had milling operations in Coos Bay. He was a 1966 Oregon State University graduate from the College of Forestry in Forest Engineering.

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Fullerton IV enrolling kindergartners

May 27, 2015 — 

Fullerton IV Elementary is currently enrolling kindergartners for the 2015-16 school year.

To enroll, stop by the office and fill out a registration packet. Bring child’s birth certificate and immunization records.

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YMCA hosts Water Safety Day in Roseburg

May 27, 2015 — 

The YMCA of Douglas County will host a Water Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Park in Roseburg.

The event will teach about safe swimming and tips when playing around water.

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Roseburg man cited for hit-and-run at drive-thru

May 26, 2015 — 

A Roseburg man was cited for a hit-and-run after running into another vehicle in the Jack-in-the-Box drive-thru.

At about 1 a.m. Monday, a man identified as Brighton William Hall, 26, of Roseburg was driving a 2002 Toyota Tacoma when he struck a Pontiac Grand-Am twice before leaving the area in the 1400 block of N.E. Stephens Street.

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Roseburg man arrested for assaulting, strangling ex-girlfriend

May 26, 2015 — 

A Roseburg man was arrested Tuesday morning after he reportedly tried to strangle his ex-girlfriend.

At about 1 a.m., officers from the Roseburg Police Department responded to a residence on N.E. Rifle Range Road, Roseburg. A man, identified as Jonathan Richard Sparks, 31, had attacked his ex-girlfriend by putting his hands around her neck and throwing her into the bathroom wall several times, chipping the woman’s tooth.

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Roseburg man arrested in motel-room break-in

May 26, 2015 — 

A Roseburg man was jailed on Saturday after he allegedly broke into a motel room, fled outside and then fought with the occupants.

The man, identified as Timothy William McKee, 53, of Roseburg, reportedly entered a room at the Travel Inn at 1627 S.E. Stephens St. through the front window, according to Roseburg police. He soon left the room but was confronted outside by the occupants.

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Douglas County Library Board needs two new members

May 26, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Library Board has two vacancies.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will accept applications through 5 p.m. June 12 for two new library board members.

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Forest Service seeks campground hosts at Diamond Lake

May 26, 2015 — 

The Umpqua National Forest is looking for campground hosts at several campgrounds at Diamond Lake this summer. Campground hosts are needed at Horseshoe Bend, Broken Arrow, Thielsen View and Diamond Lake campgrounds.

Campground hosts typically start in May and volunteer until the campground closes, usually by October.

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Distinguished Young Women of Greater Douglas County honors students

May 21, 2015 — 

The Distinguished Young Women of Greater Douglas County will hold its 2016 scholarship program 6 p.m. May 30. The program will be held at the Rose Theater at Roseburg High School. The theme is “A Night of 80’s Fun.”

Tickets cost $15 per person, which includes a program book. Tickets are available at the door, Leap of Faith Dance Studio, While Away Books and Makena Beach.

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Winston-Dillard students earn superintendent award

May 21, 2015 — 

The following students in the Winston-Dillard School District received the Superintendent Academic Award for May 2015.

Darek Pulver, senior, Douglas Alternative High School

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Fremont Middle School honors students of the month

May 20, 2015 — 

John C. Fremont Middle School selected June Students of the Month.

Sixth grade — Dilynn Hall, Ephraim Mullins, Jayda Pieske, Hadyn Wheeler, Tiana Hegdahl

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RHS senior receives scholarship

May 20, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Class of 1957 Scholarship program awarded Roseburg High School senior Kristin Spielman with a $2,000 scholarship.

Spielman is headed to Oregon State University to study pediatrics.

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Canyonville Christian Academy students head to D.C.

May 20, 2015 — 

Five Canyonville Christian Academy students won first place in the Capitol Hill Challenge, a national stock market investing competition.

The team will travel to Washington, D.C. June 16 through 18 to represent CCA at events. The competition is sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, which funds the all-expenses-paid trip for the top 10 teams in the United States.

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George Fox University announces Douglas County students on Dean's List

May 20, 2015 — 

The following Douglas County students earned Dean’s List recognition at George Fox University in Newberg. Students must have a 3.5 or higher GPA to be on the list.

Natty Burmeister of Winchester, a sophomore majoring in cinema and media communication

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Hike planned to Cliff, Buckeye Lakes east of Tiller Saturday

May 19, 2015 — 

A hike to Cliff and Buckeye Lakes on the Acker Divide, 30 miles east of Tiller, is planned by the Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club this Saturday.

The easy, 3.4-mile out-and-back hike will offer beautiful views of the lakes. Hikers may swim if the weather is good. The drive to the trail head takes about two hours.

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Sen. Jeff Merkley to hold Sutherlin town hall

May 19, 2015 — 

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at the Sutherlin High School library, 500 E. 4th Ave.

Since joining the Senate in 2009, Merkley has held a town hall in each of Oregon’s 36 counties every year. His Tuesday visit is part of a tour of southwestern counties.

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Construction to reduce Oak Avenue lanes next week

May 18, 2015 — 

The stretch of Oak Avenue between Spruce Street and Pine Street will be narrowed to one lane for five days next week, the city announced on Monday.

Starting at 7 p.m. May 26, workers from Cradar Enterprises Inc. are expected to install a water main under the railroad tracks. The construction will keep just one lane of traffic open all day for approximately five days.

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Saving Grace announces summer youth program

May 18, 2015 — 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Summer Youth Program at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center. Children between the ages of 8 and 14 who are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the daily activities associated with companion-animal care are encouraged to apply.

Participants of the program are provided a unique, hands-on experience in nearly every aspect of shelter care. The program features presentations by local animal-welfare professionals.

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Yoncalla and Douglas High School bands place in state championships

May 18, 2015 — 

Yoncalla and Douglas High School bands both placed in the Oregon School Activities Association state championship May 16.

Yoncalla placed third in the 2A/1A competition, following Logos Christian in first and Triad School in second. Bandon also earned third place, scoring the same number of points as Yoncalla.

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First Christian Church pageant to depict 125th anniversary

May 15, 2015 — 

First Christian Church in Roseburg will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday with a historical pageant written by a longtime member. Bruce Russell, who served as the church’s senior minister from 1988 to 2013, will preach at the morning worship hour at 10:40 a.m. at the church, 432 S.E. Kane St.

A lunch will be provided at noon, along with a pageant depicting the church’s history. The pageant was written by retired Roseburg High School speech forensics teacher Daphne Sturtz.

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Tri City Elementary holds pre-kindergarten registration

May 15, 2015 — 

Tri City Elementary will hold its Pre-K roundup at 12:30 p.m. May 26. Students must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2015 to register for Pre-K this coming school year.

Parents are asked to bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization records to the school at 546 S.W. Chadwick Lane, Myrtle Creek.

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Elementary camp registration open at Phoenix Charter School

May 15, 2015 — 

Children entering first through sixth grades can register for Youth Earth Connect Camp, which will run for six weeks beginning June 22 at Phoenix Charter School.

Planned activities explore hands-on science, nature-based art and outdoor group activities.

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RE/MAX balloon rides to support children

May 15, 2015 — 

RE/MAX Professional Reality is offering rides in its 70-foot-tall red, white and blue hot air balloon to support Costco’s Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23.

The tethered flights cost $5 for children under 12 and $10 for adults and will be held at the Roseburg Costco, 4141 N.E. Stephens St., weather permitting.

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Umpqua Community College delays president evaluation

May 15, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees met Thursday for a two hour executive session to evaluate President Joe Olson.

However, the board delayed making a decision about the evaluation, deferring to another executive meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21.

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Restore Oregon's Preservation Pub supports Mildred Kanipe Park

May 14, 2015 — 

Restore Oregon is hosting a Preservation Pub from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 21 at Triple Oak Wine Vault at 137 Locust St., Oakland.

The event is meant to educate Oregonians about the restoration of the Mildred Kanipe House, listed on Restore Oregon’s 2015 Most Endangered Places. Attendees will also learn about the restoration and reuse of pioneer-era properties and can find answers to historic preservation questions.

A $5 donation is suggested, which includes snacks.

For more information, visit RestoreOregon.org/events.

Northwest Christian University announces Douglas County grads

May 14, 2015 — 

The following Douglas County students graduated from Northwest Christian University May 9 at the Morse Event Center in Eugene.

Gerri Baughman, Glide

Daniel Endicott, Roseburg

Aaron Links, Roseburg

Samantha Stephens, Roseburg

Julie Huffman, Sutherlin

Valerie Warren, Sutherlin

Canyonville Middle School announces third-quarter honor roll

May 14, 2015 — 

The following students at Canyonville Middle School made the third-quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 school year:

Sixth grade

High honors: 3.50 - 3.99 GPA

Grace Payne

James Rumberger

Jenna Norstadt

Kaylee O’Sullivan

Kennedie Mandera

Layla Raatz

Madison Shepherd

Olivia Redfearn

Yolanda Hernandez

3.00 - 3.49 GPA

Emily McCaig

Haley Jenkins

Kaedee-Lynn McCollum

Morgyn Jaynes

Raynee Hildebrand

Zoe Brunskill

Seventh grade

Principal’s List - 4.0

Aniesia Medina

Claire Cupp

McKenzie Redfearn

Trinity Bumgarner

High honors: 3.50 - 3.99 GPA

Tamika Toy

Heaven Schumacher

Lyllian Phelps

Shilo Christensen

3.00 - 3.49 GPA

Ayla McCullough

Cameron Jaynes

Jocelyn Beaubien

Nathan Smith

Sydney Jenkins

Eighth grade

Principal’s List - 4.0

Ashley McCaig

High honors: 3.50 - 3.99 GPA

Azpyn Roberts

Justin Horton

Nick Hutchinson

Thomas Spangler

3.00 - 3.49 GPA

Gerardo Lopez

Jon Nowlin

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