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.Learn more »
The following students in the Winston-Dillard School District received the Superintendent Academic Award for May 2015.
Darek Pulver, senior, Douglas Alternative High SchoolLearn more »
John C. Fremont Middle School selected June Students of the Month.
Sixth grade — Dilynn Hall, Ephraim Mullins, Jayda Pieske, Hadyn Wheeler, Tiana HegdahlLearn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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 communicationLearn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
The following Douglas County students graduated from Northwest Christian University May 9 at the Morse Event Center in Eugene.
Gerri Baughman, GlideLearn more »
The following students at Canyonville Middle School made the third-quarter honor roll for the 2014-15 school year:
Sixth gradeLearn more »
Roseburg High School senior Alyssa Johnson received the 2015 Barbara Weaver Godsey Scholarship Award of $500.
The scholarship is awarded annually to a Douglas County high school senior who plans to pursue a career in education.Learn more »
Winston-Dillard School District band teacher Robert Carwithen resigned May 12, Superintendent Kevin Miller announced in a press release.
Carwithen requested a waiver of the 60-day Teacher Standards and Practices resignation notice requirements, making his resignation immediate.Learn more »
Cloverbud day camp:
Youths in grades K-3 are invited to register for Douglas County Cloverbud Day Camp.Learn more »
The American Red Cross and Roseburg Fire Department are working to make homes fire-prepared with free smoke-alarm installations June 13 for neighborhoods in the 97470 zip code.
Trained Red Cross volunteers will visit neighborhoods from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to inquire if there is a working smoke alarm in the home so that they can install smoke alarms free of charge, review a fire-safety and home-hazard checklist and provide information about creating a fire escape plan.Learn more »
Roseburg pediatrician and health care reformer Bob Dannenhoffer has been named interim CEO of the nonprofit Umpqua Community Health Center in Roseburg.
Dannenhoffer was fired by Architrave Health, an organization he helped establish, in February. He said he will be able to talk about what happened there in the future, but he can’t yet “because of where it is in the process.”Learn more »
United Community Action Network’s food drive in conjunction with Roseburg-area letter carriers was a success, bringing in 20,413 pounds of food last weekend.
That is a 22 percent increase over last year, UCAN reports.Learn more »
Recipients of Roseburg Rotary scholarships will be honored at 12 p.m. May 21 during the Rotary’s noon club.
Six students earned $1,500, two earned $1,000 and one earned $500.Learn more »
From interviews with fellow students to crazy reports of alien activity, Kyla Walley’s seventh-grade literacy class at Fremont Middle School took its creative writing assignment to a whole new level. Studying the structure and information found in news articles from the school’s newspaper, the Fremont General Outlook, Walley’s class formed its own newspaper pages. The General Outlook staff was thrilled at the idea of this creative assignment.
After the Outlook was distributed to classes, Walley’s literacy class discussed how to navigate the pages, studying the structure of different sections. The students were then assigned to write their own news articles, drawing a picture to go along with them. The students could report on anything they wished, as long as the stories followed the simple guidelines and sounded like real news reports. Walley was blown away by the quality and creativity her students could conjure up in their reports.Learn more »
Roseburg High School celebrates Evening of ExcellenceMay 8, 2015 —
Roseburg High School will celebrate its 23rd annual Evening of Excellence at 6:30 p.m. May 20 in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College.
The Evening of Excellence is a celebration that honors students for excellence in the classroom. Every teacher nominates three students for an award based on their individual criteria for demonstrating excellence in the classroom. Those criteria can include work attitude/ethic, best grades, improvement in the classroom, etc.
Nearly 300 students will be honored at the event, and the public is welcome to attend.
Myrtle Creek's Great Donate Car Show registration opensMay 8, 2015 —
The third annual Great Donate Car Show and Fundraiser will be held in Myrtle Creek at 326 S. Old Pacific Hwy., June 6.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. and judging runs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Trophies will be given for best of show and for people’s choice awards for cars, trucks, motorcycles and special interest.
There is a suggested $15 registration donation to benefit Myrtle Creek Music in the Park.
The show will also have food, a raffle, silent auction and music.
For pre-entry information, contact Linda Johnson at 541-863-6343.
Roseburg High School band holds fundraiser at Logger'sMay 7, 2015 —
Roseburg High School band students are partnering with the Logger’s Tap House at 2060 N.W. Stewart Parkway for a fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 14.
Thirty percent of the proceeds on takeout or delivery will go toward the RHS band program when attendees mention “you’re supporting the RHS band.”
The RHS jazz ensemble will perform between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.