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BLM campground openings announced

April 20, 2015 — 

The Bureau of Land Management has issued opening dates for campgrounds in the Roseburg district. Eagleview, Lone Pine and Millpond will open May 15. Rock Creek and Cavitt Creek will open May 22. Scaredman will remain closed for 2015.

Susan Creek and Tyee campgrounds are already open. Susan Creek campsites may be reserved by visiting www.recreation.gov. Other campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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OSU scientists to discuss climate change's impact on ocean

April 20, 2015 — 

Scientists will discuss the effects of climate change on the ocean at a forum 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ford Room of the Douglas County Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd.

All three panelists serve on the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel. George Waldbusser, an assistant professor of ocean ecology and biogeochemistry at Oregon State University, is the lead author of a study published in the journal Nature on climate change. The study outlined the factors contributing to the killing of oysters, mussels and other shellfish along the Pacific Coast.

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Coffenberry Middle School announces honor roll

April 20, 2015 — 

MYRTLE CREEK

CMS honors students

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Douglas County garden expo supports UCAN

April 20, 2015 — 

The Douglas County Master Gardeners Plant and Garden Expo will include a food drive to support United Community Action Network Food Bank.

Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations anytime during the expo.

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Umpqua Community College hosts garden fundraiser

April 20, 2015 — 

Umpqua Community College’s Woolley Center is holding a fundraiser for its Learning Garden at 6 p.m. May 7 in the Lang Center.

Tickets for the dinner cost $25 and can be purchased online through UCC’s event page, http://bit.ly/1Q9XPUL.

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Wildlife Safari hosts Celebrate Children

April 20, 2015 — 

The 11th annual Celebrate Children event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wildlife Safari Village.

More than 20 educational booths with activities, games, crafts and giveaways for children and families will be available at the event, which will be free and is sponsored by the Child Abuse Prevention Partnership.

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Sutherlin considers ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries

April 17, 2015 — 

A public hearing for a draft ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits will be held during a Sutherlin City Council meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sutherlin Civic Auditorium, 126 E. Central Ave.

Under the proposed ordinance, any business not in compliance with the U.S. Controlled Substances Act “is prohibited and declared to be a public nuisance.” While Oregon law permits the sale of marijuana for medical and recreational use, federal law still prohibits the practice.

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Forum planned on Mental Health Court

April 16, 2015 — 

The League of Women Voters Umpqua Valley and the National Alliance on Mental Illness will sponsor a forum on the recently created Mental Health Court.

The forum will feature a panel of Mental Health Court staff members and is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 13 at the Douglas County Public Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

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Winston-Dillard School District gives superintendent academic awards

April 16, 2015 — 

The following students in the Winston-Dillard School District received superintendent academic awards for April.

Kenia Bates — senior, Douglas High School

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Douglas CARES provides blue lights for child abuse awareness

April 16, 2015 — 

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention month, Douglas CARES will be handing out blue light bulbs for citizens, businesses and community groups.

CARES is asking community members to replace porch light bulbs with a blue one to raise awareness of child abuse.

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Hikers to visit Blacklock Point south of Bandon

April 16, 2015 — 

The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club will hike to Blacklock Point on the coast south of Bandon April 25.

The hike will start from the Old Airport Road trail head off Highway 101, about two hours from Roseburg. Hikers can hike to the beach, down the beach and then back up the cliff toward Flores Lake or back to the car. It’s about a 7 mile moderate hike, with longer options for those who want more.

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Riddle student attends National American Miss Oregon Pageant

April 16, 2015 — 

Riddle Elementary student Rylee Marie Pruitt, 10, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Oregon Pageant to be held May 25 in Portland.

Rylee will participate in the pre-teen division, ages 9 to 12.

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Joseph Lane presents pirate play

April 16, 2015 — 

Joseph Lane Middle School will present “Captain Bling, the Pirate King,” at 7:30 p.m. May 7, 8 and 9 in the school’s auditorium.

The romantic comedy/adventure takes place in the early 1700s when pirates ruled the Caribbean. It’s an original musical written by Debra Gaddis, with music and lyrics by Jason Heald. The play is directed by Melody Schwegel and accompanied by a select ensemble from Nathan Irby’s concert band.

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Days Creek holds kindergarten registration

April 16, 2015 — 

Days Creek Charter School will hold kindergarten registration from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the school, 11381 Tiller Trail Highway, Room 201.

All children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2015, are eligible to register.

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Umpqua Valley Christian School presents Cafe Murder play

April 16, 2015 — 

Umpqua Valley Christian School is holding “Cafe Murder,” an audience participation murder mystery play that includes dessert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 14 and 15.

The play will be held at the school, 18585 Dixonville Road, Roseburg.

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Cancer center open house Thursday celebrates new radiation technology

April 15, 2015 — 

The Community Cancer Center will hold an open house Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the successful installation and certification of a breakthrough radiotherapy technology.

The True Beam system, from Varian Medical Systems, was engineered to deliver powerful cancer treatment with pinpoint accuracy.

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Crater Lake Wilderness discussed at Thursday forum

April 15, 2015 — 

A forum on a proposed Crater Lake Wilderness area will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Douglas County Library, 1409 N.E. Diamond Lake Blvd.

The wilderness proposal would protect 500,000 acres within and outside the boundaries of Crater Lake, including a 90-mile wildlife corridor and the headwaters of the Rogue, Umpqua and Klamath Rivers.

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Roseburg's Supermarket Saturday a success for UCAN

April 14, 2015 — 

A Roseburg-wide Saturday shopping day raised almost 17,000 pounds of food for United Community Action Network Food Bank.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, customers and businesses could donate food at six local grocery stores for UCAN’s Supermarket Saturday.

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Elkton announces third quarter honor roll

April 14, 2015 — 

The following students made the honor roll at Elkton Charter School for the third quarter.

3.0-3.49

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Roseburg students compete at Battle of the Books

April 14, 2015 — 

Winchester Elementary and Joseph Lane Middle School both represented Region 3 South at the Oregon Battle of the Books state tournament April 11. Twenty schools from Oregon that won their regional tournaments competed.

Winchester Elementary came in 14th place, while Findley Elementary in Beaverton won the third through fifth grade division.

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Sutherlin Rotary Club raises $80,000 during spring auction

April 14, 2015 — 

The Sutherlin Rotary Club raised $80,000 during its 15th annual Spring Auction held April 10 at the Norris Blueberry Farms in Umpqua.

Of that total, $33,000 was donated through a “Scholarship Frenzy,” which is money that has been designated for college scholarships for Sutherlin and Oakland high school students.

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Phoenix hiring youth for summer jobs with Youth Conservation Corps

April 14, 2015 — 

Phoenix Charter School is looking for youth ages 15 to 24 who live in Douglas County to apply for its Summer Oregon Youth Conservation Corps program.

Sixteen youths will be selected and will learn work-readiness skills while partnered with the city of Roseburg, the Roseburg Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service Umpqua National Forest.

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Roseburg student receives Ralph Ohman Band Scholarship

April 13, 2015 — 

Roseburg High School senior Emily Terhune is the recipient of the Ralph Ohman Band Scholarship of $500.

Terhune is a member of the school’s marching and wind ensemble, in which she plays the flute and piccolo. She won first place at the district solo contest this year and will represent Southern Oregon at the state contest in May.

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Sewer overflows in Green

April 13, 2015 — 

The Green Sanitary District’s sanitary sewer overflowed Sunday due to electrical maintenance problems at the District’s Carnes Road Pump Station.

The District was notified of the overflow spilling into Roberts Creek at 10:50 a.m. on Sunday. The overflow was stopped at 11:20 a.m. that same morning. There are no public drinking water users downstream of the district’s pump station where the overflow occurred.

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Myrtle Creek 5K run to raise money for wigs

April 13, 2015 — 

The Myrtle Creek Grange is sponsoring a 5K walk/run on May 16.

The money raised will go to the Community Cancer Center in Roseburg to purchase wigs for people losing their hair due to medical treatments.

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Commissioners likely to vote on landfill fees at Wednesday hearing

April 13, 2015 — 

A decision may be imminent on a controversial plan to charge fees at the county landfill.

After a long hiatus, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will take up the issue again at its 9 a.m. Wednesday meeting in Room 216 of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.

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Roseburg student selected for National American Miss Oregon Pageant

April 13, 2015 — 

Roseburg High School freshman Alexandria Cortes has been selected as a state finalist for the National American Miss Oregon Pageant to be held in Portland May 23 through 25.

Cortes was selected as a state finalist after being invited to an open-call interview in Medford.

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Tri City Elementary holds kindergarten registration

April 13, 2015 — 

Tri City Elementary is hosting its annual kindergarten roundup and pre-registration at 12:30 p.m. May 4.

Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 to register for kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.

Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and immunization records to the school for registration, 546 S.W. Chadwick Lane, Myrtle Creek.

For more information, call 541-863-6887.

Umpqua Velo Club sets Earth Day Ride

April 10, 2015 — 

The Umpqua Velo Club has scheduled its Earth Day Ride for April 19.

Cyclists will meet at 11 a.m. at Kruse Farms, 532 Melrose Road, Roseburg, and the 27-mile ride will begin at 11:30 a.m. Riders should park at the east end of the Kruse parking lot.

Cyclists should have a bike in good working order and a cycling helmet.

Information: umpquavelo.org/earthday.html

Spring Tea to benefit Elkton Community Education Center

April 10, 2015 — 

A Spring Tea to benefit the Elkton Community Education Center will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the ECEC library, 15850 Highway 38W, Elkton.

Sponsored by the Elkton Quilters & Friends, the event will feature specialty desserts and traditional finger foods, all served with tea. Tickets for this year’s raffle quilt “Summer Garden” will be on sale at the event and throughout the summer.

Cost is $10 per person and reservations are required.

Information: info@elktonbutterflies.com or 541-584-2692.

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