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Publisher’s Notebook: Dancing to change the world (1)

March 1, 2015 — 

The tango is a sensual dance that requires partners to move almost as one. It’s filled with lots of touching, cheek-to-cheek moves, back bends and direct eye contact for several …

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Despite perceptions to the contrary, today’s youths can still impress (2)

March 1, 2015 — 

People of every generation believe that the next generation consists of inferior versions of themselves. Younger folks just have it easier. They didn’t have to fend off alligators while carrying …

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Prep Wrestling: Holland, Hargraves finish first at state wrestling tournament (3)

March 1, 2015 — 

PORTLAND – Alex Holland and Derrick Hargraves were very happy wrestlers Saturday night.Holland, a Glide senior, and Hargraves, a Riddle junior, won state championships in their respective tournaments at Veterans …

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Prep Wrestling: Roseburg repeats as Class 6A state champion (4)

March 1, 2015 — 

PORTLAND — There were a few disappointments, but that didn’t stop the Roseburg Indians from repeating as Oregon Class 6A state wrestling champions Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.Cole Van Anrooy …

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On Biz: First-time business owner opens Winston closet (5)

March 1, 2015 — 

When her boss retired last year, Mindy Hanson decided it was time to follow through on the idea of opening and operating her own business.She and her sister discussed the …

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Log, lumber prices lagging, but there’s optimism (6)

March 1, 2015 — 

With the deep freeze that has inundated the eastern half of the United States contributing to the drop, prices for logs and lumber processed on the West Coast have dipped …

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Umpqua Star Gazer: Enjoy viewing our sister planet (7)

March 1, 2015 — 

Evening PlanetsVenus lights up the evening sky. Our sister planet shines brilliantly as it climbs a bit higher each evening. Tonight, look toward the west about a half hour after …

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View From the Hill: The desire to teach lives on after retirement (8)

March 1, 2015 — 

One of my favorite games when I was about 10 years old was to play “school.” I had found some old schoolbooks of my mother’s and I had a child-size …

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Extension Spotlight: Discover an Umpqua forest potpourri (9)

March 1, 2015 — 

Did you know Southern Oregon is one of the most botanically rich areas in the United States? We have many plant species that grow nowhere else in the world. There’s …

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Small Business: Ask yourself about your business strengths and weaknesses (10)

March 1, 2015 — 

One key to survival and success — in the business world or just the ‘real’ world — is to know your SWOT. This means having as much information as possible, …

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Around the Next Bend: Spirit of flight (11)

March 1, 2015 — 

Nothing quite peaks the curiosity and imagination of kids as that of flying. The idea of soaring across the endless sky into the clouds, flowing seemingly weightless inside a plane, …

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Battle of the Books combines learning and competition (12)

March 1, 2015 — 

“We’re going against Winchester again,” Cindy Smedley told her team Saturday afternoon. Winchester Elementary School was fresh off an impressive victory over perennial contender Cobb Street Learning Center who had …

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Chamber Corner: City of Glendale anticipates spring activities and changes (13)

March 1, 2015 — 

The Glendale Town Cleanup is scheduled for May 29-31. Elsewhere around town, the Glendale Library has received grant funding for a new book depository. This will be replacing the current …

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Ask an Expert: On-line tool provides answers (14)

February 28, 2015 — 

If you want to know when to prune roses or if a bloated can of tomatoes will make you sick, the Oregon State University Extension Service can help.Through its Ask …

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On the Drawing Board: Student Art (15)

February 28, 2015 — 

This painting is by Joseph Lane Middle School seventh-grader Alyssa Hegele. If you would like to submit student artwork or if you have information about school-related events, honors or awards, …

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Early black pioneer Letitia Carson made her home in Myrtle Creek (16)

February 27, 2015 — 

MYRTLE CREEK — In the middle of the Civil War, just four years after Oregon became a state, black pioneer Letitia Carson filed one of the nation’s first Homestead Act …

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Tenmile Fire Chief Mike Coffel dies at age 57 (17)

February 27, 2015 — 

The Tenmile community’s longtime fire chief, Mike Coffel, who appeared to be on the mend after struggling with health issues since December, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning at a rehabilitation facility …

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Douglas County’s new veterans advocate Patrick Plourd eager to improve service (18)

February 27, 2015 — 

Retired Army Col. Patrick Plourd has wanted to work with veterans for years, so when Douglas County commissioners sought a new Veterans Service Officer he jumped at the chance.Plourd replaces …

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Police Log: Three-vehicle accident near Canyonville (19)

February 27, 2015 — 

These logs are the highlights of initial emergency calls and reports to the Douglas County Dispatch Center. They do not represent all of the incidents or their final outcomes.POLICE LOGTodayDouglas …

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Roseburg man arrested in suspected arson at Diamond Lake Mini Storage (20)

February 27, 2015 — 

Investigators have determined a fire that destroyed nearly 30 storage units Sunday night at Diamond Lake Mini Storage was intentionally set, and a suspect has been arrested in the case, …

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