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On Biz: Long-time Roseburg restaurant closing its menu (1)

November 23, 2014 — 

John and Debi Waldron’s long food service careers in Roseburg will come to a close this evening when their Tom Tom Restaurant closes. The restaurant at 1370 N.W. Garden Valley …

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Fifth-graders finesse fine-dining at Fir Grove Elementary (2)

November 23, 2014 — 

They shuffled into the school cafeteria in dresses and sweater vests, shoulders shrugged as they stared wide-eyed around the transformed room. Black napkins sat on white tablecloths and more silverware …

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Health leaders critique rush to alter Douglas County Public Health division (3)

November 23, 2014 — 

Some community health leaders have criticized Douglas County Commissioner Susan Morgan for pushing radical changes to the county’s Public Health Division with little warning or public input. They say the …

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Theater Review: Christmas comes early with delightful UACT treat (4)

November 23, 2014 — 

In a few weeks’ time, the festive sounds of a familiar refrain will ring through the holly-decked halls of every home in America: “You’ll shoot your eye out, you’ll shoot …

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From the Hill: The woes of a captive audience (5)

November 23, 2014 — 

Every once in a while I unwittingly run into one of those people who have one characteristic that makes me wish I had not had the misfortune of running into …

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Roseburg retailers optimistic about holiday shopping season (6)

November 23, 2014 — 

Four Roseburg area retailers described 2014 as a good year for sales and are optimistic the upcoming holiday shopping season will put a cap on a positive year. “I do …

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Chamber Corner: Canyonville and its volunteers prep for holiday activities (7)

November 23, 2014 — 

Holiday greetings from the Canyonville Area Chamber of Commerce. As we go into the close of the year the holidays and the holiday spirit is upon us. There are so …

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Editorial: O&C bill still needs work to offer certainty (8)

November 23, 2014 — 

Congress will be in session for eight more days this year. That makes it unrealistic and undesirable to pass a bill directing management of the unique Oregon & California Railroad …

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Small Business: In choosing the right financing, know the rules first (9)

November 23, 2014 — 

One of the biggest issues facing most small business start-ups is financing. Too little money will likely doom your dream, or at least make it difficult to fully serve your …

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On the Drawing Board: Student Artwork (10)

November 22, 2014 — 

These fall paintings are by Aubrey Chaides, Lena Larecy and Parker Yutzie, third-graders at Eastwood Elementary. If you would like to submit student artwork or if you have information about …

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Speech pathologist helps early learners find their voice (11)

November 22, 2014 — 

To the casual observer, speech pathologist Mary Heath’s job looks like all play and no work. But amongst the building blocks and play dough, Heath helps children find their voices. …

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Drain man given jail time, probation for attempted sex abuse (12)

November 22, 2014 — 

A Drain man who attempted to sexually abuse an 11-year-old girl whom he knew was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail and five years on probation. Craig R. Schofield, …

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On the Drawing Board: Student Artwork (13)

November 22, 2014 — 

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Publisher’s Notebook: Shouldn’t the punishment fit the crime? (14)

November 21, 2014 — 

I’m one of those guys who wonders whether the punishment really ever fits the crime. A guy gets 25 years for stuffing his girlfriend in a freezer and is on …

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Guest column: Consider alternatives to Wyden’s O&C legislation (15)

November 21, 2014 — 

I oppose S. 1784, Sen. Wyden’s proposed O&C legislation. We need more broadly accepted and beneficial solutions. Long-term sustainability of old growth in the Western Oregon forest cycle should be …

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Editorial: Roses & thorns (16)

November 21, 2014 — 

Rose A festival for all In terms of big, local ideas with staying power it would be hard to beat the effort by Kerwin Doughton with the Umpqua Valley Festival …

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Wave of seniors headed for Douglas County, economists predict (17)

November 21, 2014 — 

Douglas County will continue to face a “silver tsunami” and it should prepare to convert the needs of that wave of retirees into a thriving economy, said the president of …

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Mercy, Blue Shield contract still in dispute (18)

November 21, 2014 — 

Mercy Medical Center officials said Wednesday they believed they had reached a contract agreement with Regence Blue Shield. On Thursday, Blue Shield officials begged to differ. Mercy spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel …

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Best bets for Nov. 21-23, 2014 (19)

November 21, 2014 — 

Pull Some Strings — The Stringtown Ambassadors from Asheville, North Carolina, perform Appalachian and Irish folk music from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at My Coffee, 1700 Garden Valley Blvd., …

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Douglas County residents should be wary of scams (20)

November 21, 2014 — 

With the holidays fast-approaching, local and state agencies remind Douglas County residents to be mindful of who they’re donating to this season and beware of phone and Internet scams. The …

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