News Briefs

FFA students compete at districts

February 25, 2015 — 

Students county-wide competed in the Umpqua District Leadership Career Development Events at Sutherlin Family Church Feb. 11.

Leadership CDE’s include public speaking events like FFA Creed, Parliamentary Procedure, and prepared and extemporaneous speeches. Topics revolved around agricultural education.

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Fremont Middle School announces honor roll

February 25, 2015 — 

The following students at Fremont Middle School were named to the school honor roll for second quarter.

Sixth grade

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Roseburg Benefit Car Show supports UCAN

February 25, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Benefit Car Show will include a food drive and donations toward United Community Action Network.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 7 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 8 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Complex in Douglas Hall, 2110 S.W. Frear St.

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STEAM classes available for teachers

February 25, 2015 — 

The Douglas Education Service District and the Umpqua Valley Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Hub, a project of the Douglas County Partners for Student Success, will teach STEAM classes for educators, club leaders and coaches at Umpqua Community College March 7, April 18 and June 13.

Sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in rooms 119 and 120 of the technology building March 7. The next two session will be in the Lang Center. Lunch will be served at each session.

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FEATT hosts social hour for families

February 25, 2015 — 

Families Engaging and Thriving Together will host a social hour at Southern Oregon Regional Brokerage at 3 p.m. March 7.

FEATT is a new nonprofit that connects families who have children with disabilities. The goal is to facilitate positive changes in policies, systems and attitudes.

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Umpqua Watersheds to celebrate 20th anniversary at banquet

February 25, 2015 — 

Umpqua Watersheds will celebrate its 20th anniversary March 14 by holding a banquet at Umpqua Community College.

The event is billed as the premier gathering of conservation-focused community members.

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Students can apply for summer jobs through Phoenix Charter School

February 25, 2015 — 

Phoenix Charter School has extended recruitment for its tech crew program through March 3.

Twelve youths have the opportunity to work for the Summer Oregon Youth Conservation Corps program, which partners students with the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service Umpqua National Forest.

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Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center closes sidewalks

February 25, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will close some sidewalks next week while new sidewalks are installed.

The affected sidewalks are adjacent to the mental health building. Walkers will need to traverse the back of the mental health building in order to walk through campus.

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Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center to hold town hall in Springfield

February 25, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will hold a town hall meeting March 10 in Springfield.

The meeting will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 2145, 1701 Centennial Blvd.

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South Umpqua High School announces honor roll

February 24, 2015 — 

The following students at South Umpqua High School made the honor roll for first semester.

Freshman

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Altrusa International awards Douglas County students scholarships

February 23, 2015 — 

Altrusa International of Roseburg awarded two college scholarships to local high school seniors.

Cooper Tharp, a senior at Sutherlin High School, was awarded a $2500 scholarship. He plans to attend George Fox University and major in mechanical engineering.

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Oakland School Board seeks members

February 23, 2015 — 

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.

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Nominations sought for Glide First Citizen Award

February 23, 2015 — 

Nominations to recognize someone who has made outstanding contributions to the Glide area will be accepted until March 10 for Glide’s First Citizens of 2015.

The award will be presented at the April 11 celebration at the Glide Community Center, 20062 N. Umpqua Highway in Glide.

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Buckeroo Barn Sale slated for Feb. 27, 28

February 23, 2015 — 

Roseburg Square Dance will hold its Buckeroo Barn Sale, a large indoor rummage sale, Feb. 27 and 28, starting at 9 a.m. on both days and going until the afternoon.

Included in the sale will be toys, books, clothes, furniture and much more. Proceeds from the sale will go to the square dance club.

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Avid entrepreneur Seth Buechley to speak at monthly Young Entrepreneur Society meeting Feb. 24

February 23, 2015 — 

Seth Buechley, president of SOLiD USA, a company that delivers distributed antenna systems and optical transport solutions, will be the guest speaker at this month’s meeting of the Young Entrepreneur Society.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Loft Entrepreneur Co-Workspace, 950 S.E. Oak St., in downtown Roseburg.

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Audubon field trip canceled Saturday morning

February 20, 2015 — 

The birding trip scheduled for this morning to Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park in Oakland has been canceled. Due to unforeseen circumstances, that trip cannot take place this morning.

The trip guide will connect with birders at Kanipe Park and offer an alternate field trip to Ford’s Pond, west of Sutherlin. Others who would like to attend may join the group at 10 a.m. along Church Road. Boots and binoculars are still recommended.

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ATF offers reward for information on Wilbur gun theft

February 20, 2015 — 

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and convictions of thieves who lifted 20 firearms from the Wilbur Auction Feb. 5.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering $15,000 in rewards.

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AARP offers help with tax preparation

February 20, 2015 — 

AARP Tax Aide sites are available in Roseburg, Winston, Riddle and Sutherlin. The appointment number is 541-492-2101.

Sutherlin and Winston sites operate on Mondays only. Riddle locations are open on Tuesdays only. Roseburg operates Tuesday through Saturday. Call for an appointment to get details about available time slots. Roseburg does accept walk-ins on an “as available” basis, and the site is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Roseburg High School announces first semester honor roll

February 20, 2015 — 

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

Freshman

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Riddle students win trip to East Coast from Odd Fellows essay contest

February 20, 2015 — 

Two Riddle High School students won the Odd Fellows essay contest for a trip to the East Coast.

D.J. Keogh and Moana Gianotti had to write about what they would be most excited to see on the Odd Fellows & Rebekahs United Nations Educational Pilgrimage for Youth tour, which will take delegates through New York City, Washington D.C., Ottawa, Canada, Gettysburg and Niagara Falls.

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Roseburg students place in spelling bee

February 20, 2015 — 

Two local students placed in the Association of Christian Schools International spelling bee at Grace Christian School Jan. 30.

Geneva Academy sixth-grader Ceci Potter was the champion. Umpqua Valley Christian School fifth-grader Marin Gray placed second.

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Umpqua Valley Home and Garden Show supports UCAN food bank

February 20, 2015 — 

Admission to the Umpqua Valley Home and Garden Show will be reduced with a canned-food donation.

The food drive, sponsored by the Umpqua Valley Home Builders Association, will support the United Community Action Network food bank.

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Umpqua Valley Christian School announces first semester honor roll

February 20, 2015 — 

ROSEBURG

UVCS honors students

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Oregon Pacific Bank offers scholarship

February 17, 2015 — 

Oregon Pacific Bank is offering a $1,000 scholarship for graduating Oregon seniors at select high schools, including one Douglas County school: Roseburg.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership and community service will be considered in the selection process.

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Douglas County students make Pacific University Dean’s List

February 17, 2015 — 

Two Douglas County students were named to Pacific University’s honor roll for fall semester, 2014: Katielynn Parret of Riddle and Jennifer Enserink of Roseburg.

Of Pacific’s 1,876 undergraduates, 344 were named to the Dean’s List. To achieve this honor, students need a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 and must be enrolled at 12 graded hours.

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Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club to visit Dellenback Dunes on March 14

February 16, 2015 — 

On Saturday, March 14, the Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club will hike on the Dellenback Dunes on the Oregon coast, about 10 miles south of Reedsport. The hike will be moderately strenuous and will go to the top of the main fore dune, which will provide the best views of the area. Hikers can choose from several different routes from there, depending upon the wishes of the group and the coordinator. The basic shorter hike is about 4.8 miles, over the main dune, down to the beach and back again.

The group will meet in the Douglas County Courthouse parking lot before 8 a.m. Participants should bring lunch, water, rain gear and should be prepared to share the cost of a car pool. For more information, call John Malone at 541-673-1973.

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City of Reedsport to host open house

February 16, 2015 — 

The city of Reedsport will host an open house for its Main Street Program from 5 to 7 p.m. March 6 in the City Hall Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave.

The Main Street Program is a community-driven approach to the revitalization of Reedsport.

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Turner man killed in vehicle crash near Glendale

February 14, 2015 — 

A man from Turner was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Milepost 80 of Interstate 5 on Friday afternoon, according to Oregon State Police.

At approximately 3:50 p.m., a northbound 1992 Chevy pickup driven by Webster Warren White, 51, veered off the freeway and rolled, ending up resting in the middle of the southbound lanes. White was ejected from the vehicle in the process and pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness to the accident said the pickup was “traveling at a fast rate” just prior to the crash.

Elkton students make honor roll

February 13, 2015 — 

The following students were placed on Elkton Charter School’s second-quarter honor roll.

4.0 – Presidential Honor Roll

Ashleen Brar, Margaret Byle, Jayce Clevenger, Arianna Helgren, Wes Meador, Sadie Olson, Angelique Perrone, Kayla Simpkins, Abby Whipple, Grace Whitley

3.5-3.9 – High Honor Roll

Oliver Beattie, Brooke Carter, Bailey Holcomb, Sahij Kaur, Cooper Peters, Shylah Shepherd, Aidan Smith, Jaeci Allen-Stewart, Tayla Swearingen. Kai Wood

3.0-3.49 — Honor Roll

Isaiah Beck, Jonathan Brown. Kieryn Carnes, Samantha Cox, Annaka Fall, Alexis Halstead, Candace Hastings, Audray Huckins, Aspyn Luzier, Gunnar Lynn, Kayla Lynn, Colin McCrea, Eli Nash, Autumn O’Connor, Kade Strickland, Thomas Yearous

Man in van stalks child

February 13, 2015 — 

A Roseburg police officer contacted a parent who reported that her 11-year-old daughter was followed by a suspicious vehicle.

The girl said she was walking home from school when a male in a newer looking, crème-colored, four-door vehicle pulled up next to her. She said the male never said anything to her but continued to follow her. She started running, and the male sped. The girl ran into her home, and she said someone then rang the doorbell several times. When she looked out a window, she said she saw the male she had seen in the vehicle. After ringing the doorbell a few times with no response, the male left and was not seen again.

He was only described as older, with gray hair and some balding. At this time it is unknown who the male is or what his intentions were.

The Roseburg Police Department would like to remind parents to talk to their children about being aware of their surroundings, walking in groups and never talking to strangers or getting into a stranger’s vehicle.

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