News Briefs

YMCA hosts Easter activities

March 27, 2015 — 

The YMCA of Douglas County is hosting several Easter events next weekend.

The South County YMCA Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 8:30 p.m. April 3. Preregistration is required.

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Lifestyle class is free to Oregon Health Plan patients

March 26, 2015 — 

A “Complete Health Improvement Program” class will be offered to county residents beginning Monday. Sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Better Living Center, 1109 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd.

The course includes three health screens and 18 group lifestyle education sessions. Physician Charles Ross said the CHIP program has been shown to improve health in as little as 30 days and can improve blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting blood sugar, body-mass index, sleep, resilience and depression.

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Roseburg Grange to hold benefit breakfast

March 26, 2015 — 

The Riversdale Grange has scheduled its April monthly breakfast fundraiser for Saturday, April 4.

The breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the Grange building at 4856 Garden Valley Road. Proceeds from the event will be used to continue renovation of the Grange hall and for its activities.

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Scholarship available for Douglas County education majors

March 26, 2015 — 

A college scholarship for women studying education is available from the Delta Kappa Gamma Society Omicron Chapter.

The scholarship is $1,000. Applicants must be female education majors who are juniors, seniors or in a master’s degree program in the fall of 2015 and attending an Oregon college or university. Applicants need to have graduated from a Douglas County high school.

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News-Review accepting Douglas County student art for publication

March 26, 2015 — 

Do your students have artwork that you think is publication-worthy? The News-Review is looking for student artwork submissions for its weekly Saturday education page.

Artwork must be produced as part of a class in a Douglas County school. Submissions from home-schooled students will also be accepted as long as the students live in Douglas County.

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Fishing day for vets slated for June 17

March 25, 2015 — 

The third annual Diamond n Vets fishing day has been scheduled for June 17 at Diamond Lake.

All veterans, including those who are non-ambulatory, are invited to participate. Participants need only a fishing license. All other fishing tackle will be provided, if needed.

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March of Dimes supports Oregon children

March 25, 2015 — 

The national March of Dimes event to support babies born prematurely or with birth defects will come to Roseburg April 25 in Stewart Park.

Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. with the 5K walk starting at 9 a.m. Funds raised go toward helping support Oregon and Southwest Washington prenatal wellness programs, grants and providing information for families.

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Eastside garden plots available

March 24, 2015 — 

The Eastside Community Garden has a few plots available for springtime and summer gardening.

The garden is located at 132 Rifle Range St. and is wrapped around the Community of Christ church building. The garden, entering its seventh year, has 20 feet by 20 feet plots, 10 feet by 20 feet plots and 3 feet by 8 feet raised beds. Donations for the plots are $40, $20 and $10 respectively. Water, compost, organic fertilizer and a variety of seeds are included.

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St. Vincent de Paul in Myrtle Creek holds fundraiser

March 24, 2015 — 

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Myrtle Creek is holding a fundraiser to provide assistance to those in need of food, medications, having bills paid, etc.

Raffle tickets will be available at the thrift store, Tami’s Tax Service in Myrtle Creek, and A Twisted Curl Beauty Salon in Canyonville. Stop by to purchase tickets during regular store hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Umpqua Valley Christian School honors Citizens of the Month

March 24, 2015 — 

Umpqua Valley Christian School honored the following students as Citizens of the Month.

January

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Hucrest to open kindergarten registration

March 24, 2015 — 

Hucrest Elementary will hold Fall 2015 kindergarten registration from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on April 29 at the school.

Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to be enrolled.

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STEAM Hub awards grants

March 24, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub awarded five grants to Douglas County educational projects last week, totalling $35,317. STEAM adds the “A” from Art to the acronym STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Umpqua Valley — $11,889 for summer STEAM camp opportunities including purchase of kits for elementary and middle school camps.

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Winemakers, brewers speak at meeting

March 24, 2015 — 

A panel of Roseburg area winemakers and brewers will discuss those two industries at the monthly Young Entrepreneur Society’s meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday.

The meeting will be held at the Paul O’Brien Winery, 609 S.E. Pine St. with a social time beginning at 5 p.m. and the panel discussion to start at 5:30 p.m.

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Insurance owner speaks to landlords in Roseburg Tuesday night

March 24, 2015 — 

Susan Snyder, an agency owner with Allstate Insurance, will be the guest speaker at today’s meeting of the Rental Owners Association of Douglas County.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 990 W. Stanton St.

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Sale to benefit Tenmile family

March 24, 2015 — 

North River Boats is coordinating a parking lot sale to benefit the Koegler family, who was displaced by a fire in Tenmile this past week.

The sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday in the factory parking lot at 1750 Green Siding Road.

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Douglas County budget topic of Wednesday presentation

March 24, 2015 — 

Commissioner Chris Boice will deliver a presentation on the county budget for interested members of the public Wednesday morning. The budget discussion will take the place of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. in Room 216 of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave.

Information: 541-440-4201.

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Kruse, Heard to discuss Legislative Session Friday around county.

March 24, 2015 — 

Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, and Rep. Dallas Heard, R-Winston, will discuss the 2015 Legislative Session at a series of meetings Friday around the county.

The legislators will be at:

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Glide chocolatier earns People's Choice Award at festival

March 22, 2015 — 

Cardamom and vanilla toffee, a new flavored candy developed by Holm Made Toffee Co. of Glide, earned the People’s Choice Award 2015 at the recent 11th annual Oregon Chocolate Festival in Ashland.

Holm Made Toffee, founded by Donna Holm, is a family owned artisan confectioner that was founded in 2007.

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Camas Valley house fire displaces family

March 21, 2015 — 

A home burned to the ground in the 300 block of Baldwin Road Friday morning, displacing the family that lived there.

Camas Valley Rural Fire District Chief Clayton Casteel said the home was 75 percent engulfed in flames when firefighters from Camas Valley, Tenmile, Lookingglass and Winston-Dillard arrived on scene just after 9 a.m.

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Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers to fish and host potluck March 21

March 20, 2015 — 

On Saturday, the Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers will host a potluck picnic and do some fishing during an outing at Galesville Reservoir in southern Douglas County.

The event is open to the public. There is no admission fee, but those attending should bring a side dish.

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Vietnam veterans host welcome home dinner; auction benefits Agent Orange education

March 20, 2015 — 

The Vietnam Veterans of America Umpqua Valley Chapter 805 will hold a welcome home dinner and fundraiser for Agent Orange education at 5 p.m. March 28, at Brix restaurant, 527 S.E. Jackson St. Music, a slideshow and an auction to fund the group’s Agent Orange Education Program will also take place.

A dinner featuring both beef and chicken with all the trimmings and dessert will be served. Tickets cost $25 and are available by calling Linda Mooney at 541-817-7646.

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Roseburg High School Wind Ensemble wins championship

March 19, 2015 — 

The Roseburg High School wind ensemble placed first in the League Competition March 17, making the band the 6A Oregon School Activities Association Champions for Southern Oregon.

The ensemble will move to the OSAA Band Championships event May 16 at Oregon State University.

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Douglas High School announces first semester honor roll

March 18, 2015 — 

The following Douglas High School students made the honor roll for first semester.

Freshman

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Roseburg student advances to national ACSI spelling bee

March 18, 2015 — 

Geneva Academy sixth-grader Ceci Potter will advance to the national spelling bee competition after winning at regionals March 6. The competition is hosted by the Association of Christian Schools International

The regional competition, which took place in Battle Ground, Washington, included 31 competitors from fifth through eighth grades, representing 24 schools in Oregon and Washington.

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Sutherlin students graduate from Pacific University

March 18, 2015 — 

Two students from Sutherlin recently graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Tyson Pizzuto earned a master’s in teaching and Jordan Trowbridge earned a bachelor’s in dental hygiene.

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Winchester Elementary to host kindergarten pre-registration

March 17, 2015 — 

Winchester Elementary School is holding kindergarten pre-registration from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 22 at Winchester Elementary.

Parents should bring their children’s birth certificate and immunization records to register.

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Career Expo to take place Wednesday

March 17, 2015 — 

About 50 businesses, agencies and organizations will be available for job seekers to speak to during the ninth annual Douglas County Career Expo on Wednesday.

The event will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Conference Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Students are invited to the expo between 9:30 and 11 a.m.

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Environmental group to meet at Douglas County Library March 17

March 16, 2015 — 

The environmental advocacy group Environment Oregon will host a town hall meeting tonight to discuss the possible expansion of solar energy in the state.

Experts will be on-hand from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas County Library, located at 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd. in Roseburg, to talk about four bills in the legislature aimed at making solar power more affordable and accessible for Oregonians. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session. The organization is touring 11 cities across the state to raise awareness of the bills, which could boost solar power in the state 10 times over, the group said.

The panel will consist of David Longthorn, owner of Newcastle Solar, and Arthur Chaput, of the Douglas County Global Warming Coalition and NeighborWorks Umpqua. Charlotte Bromley, the campaign’s organizer, will also be on the panel.

Information: 860-301-2153

Glide's First Citizens to be honored

March 16, 2015 — 

Glide’s First Citizens of 2015 will be honored during a celebration at 6 p.m. April 11 in the Glide Community Center, 20062 North Umpqua Highway.

Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m.

Live entertainment will be provided by members of the community, and nominees for this year’s award will be recognized. The program will culminate with the announcement of the 2015 First Citizens and the awarding of the Glide Community Club Scholarships.

Cake, coffee and socializing will follow the program.

Admission is free, although donations are welcome.

South Umpqua student wins local Zonta International Club honor

March 16, 2015 — 

South Umpqua High School senior Danielle James received the Zonta International Club of the Roseburg Area’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

The award encourages young women to pursue decision-making positions in communities.

James was selected for her outstanding academic and community service achievement. At South Umpqua, she’s assumed a handful of leadership roles including becoming a public representative of the National Honor Society, the president of Care Club, Vice President of ASB, a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Ford Institute Leadership Program.

James has also been involved in Relay for Life, canned food drives, Locks of Love, the March of Dimes, Clothe a Child program and the YMCA soccer program.

James plans to attend Oregon State University and major in biology, with the goal of continuing to medical school to become a physician.

The local Zonta Club awarded James $500. James’ application will advance to the district competition. If she is the winner, her application will continue to the international competition.

Zonta International is a worldwide service organization headquartered in Chicago that has a mission to advance the status of women. Applications for next year’s Public Affairs Award will be available in October.

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