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Laverna MeekAge 99, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015.Veronica E. Clark Age 65, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015. Arrangements are pending. UMPQUA VALLEY FUNERAL DIRECTORS. 541-537-9300.Eileen H. WeltyAge 94, of Wilbur, Oregon, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2015. Arrangements are pending. SUTHERLIN CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-459-2281.Pauline Rawlinson MesbergAge 81,
Published: November 10, 2015
Age 70, passed away from a battle with Alzheimer’s on Friday, October 30, 2015, at Ashley Manor in Roseburg, Oregon. She was born December 4, 1944, in Grants Pass, OR, to Shirley and Edna (Harvey) Freemantle.Carolyn married bob Cavaner in Reno, Nevada on January 8, 1967, giving them 48 years together, residing in Myrtle creek and a short time in
Published: November 10, 2015
Of Eugene died on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the age of 89. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Roseburg National Cemetery at 11 a.m. A celebration of life will be at the Assembly of God Church in Winston, OR, on November 12, 2015 at 1 p.m. Major Family Funeral Home
Published: November 10, 2015
SEATTLE — Washington state health officials say they have found no source for the E. coli outbreak related to Chipotle, and the chain’s Pacific Northwest restaurants could reopen later this week. All the tests of food from Chipotle stores in Washington and Oregon came back negative for E. coli, Washington state epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist said. Chipotle did its own
Published: November 10, 2015
MYRTLE CREEK — No longer a Myrtle Creek landmark, the Super Y Shopping Center on North Myrtle Creek Road has been demolished, ushering in a new era for the town of nearly 3,500 people. Super Y was home to various businesses over the years, like restaurants, mini marts and hair salons. But today, the property and its facilities are owned
Published: November 10, 2015
Cheryl and Allyn Ford of Roseburg Forest Products were among the recipients recognized Monday by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for Oregon and Southwest Washington. Notable individuals and organizations were honored at the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel. The Fords received the Outstanding Philanthropists Award. That honor pays tribute to an exceptional individual
Published: November 10, 2015
Following tradition, the Douglas County Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Roseburg.This year’s parade honors military Special Forces, with the theme “Honoring all Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force Special Warriors.” Special Forces veterans, retired Lt. Col. Butch Roper and retired Staff Sgt. Frank Withrow, are the grand marshals.The parade already had 94 entries as
Published: November 9, 2015
Roseburg Forest Products revealed Allyn Ford’s successor on Monday.Grady Mulbery, who built a career within the wood-products industry with companies like RFP, SierraPine and Weyerhaeuser, was chosen by the Roseburg-area firm’s board of directors to take the reins from Ford beginning Jan. 1.“I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to move into this new role with Roseburg, and I
Published: November 9, 2015
Dear Roseburg, 10/1. That’ll be your label. You’ll try to describe it as a date so as not to allow this to define your home. Like ours, by all accounts peaceful, community-driven…not the place you’d ever ‘expect this to happen.’ I see your empty eyes, I hear your shaky voices recounting the moments – and those satellite trucks invading from
Published: October 5, 2015
It started out as a completely normal day in January. Cold, dark, early. I pulled my baby out of her crib and bundled her in the warmish car at around 6:30 a.m. I looked at my beautiful bundle of blonde curls and smiled. She turned 10 months old that morning. I drove the usual commute to my parents’ house, came
Published: October 21, 2015
I think we have often heard motherhood described as messy? Or maybe that is just life. I know as a mom I have had a few messy moments. The other day I heard my 9-year-old yell, “Mom come quick!" As I ran to see what was going on, there stood my 3-year-old with brown stuff all over his mouth and
Published: October 27, 2015
EUGENE — The Oregon men’s basketball team utilized contributions throughout its roster to defeat Southern Oregon 91-40 in its second and final exhibition game on Sunday at Matthew Knight Arena.With Dillon Brooks limited to only seven minutes in the first half after picking up three quick fouls, Oregon looked to defense and contributions from the remaining core of its roster,
Published: November 10, 2015
I am not a runner. I own some good shoes, stretchy pants and a top-of-the-line jogging stroller, but I am no runner. Remember that “God Made a Farmer” commercial? Well, God made runners, too, and I am not one of them. He made them tall and lean. They look great sweaty and without makeup, carry Cliff bars in their car,
Published: November 10, 2015
James E. LoughridgeAge 72, of Canyonville, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Arrangements are pending. Contact Mike Loughridge at 541-637-7472.Isabelle ZieglerAge 87, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455.Gwendolyn Luana Neiman Age 93, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015. Arrangements are pending.
Published: November 11, 2015
Visitors at the Roseburg Senior Center on Fridays recognize volunteer Margaret Roark’s face. She greets people and collects money for hot lunches served at the 50+ Café. She welcomes guests and makes them feel at home. “Margaret never has a negative word to say about anybody,” said Doris Loveday, the senior center’s commercial kitchen supervisor. “She’s so sweet, I just
Published: November 10, 2015
Oregon wildlife officials in Salem voted Monday to remove the gray wolf from the state’s Endangered Species Act list.The state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 to delist the wolves after meeting for nearly 10 hours. Commissioners Greg Wolley and Laura Anderson voted against the delisting.The state’s wolf plan calls for initiating a process to consider stripping wolves of legal
Published: November 10, 2015
C. Giles Hunt grant helps food pantryC. Giles Hunt Foundation has been very generous in approving a grant of $10,000 to Sutherlin Oakland food pantry for the purchase of milk for the year. Each food box we distribute receives milk according to the number of people in the family. Milk helps make a complete meal with the rest of the
Published: November 11, 2015
The Greatest Man I ever knewErvin Kennith Phillips passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Born on July 22, 1926, in the small town of Cove Arkansas, to Mary and Ode Phillips, he was the youngest boy in a whole heard of young ones.Both of his parents were lost by the time he was about 12. The older siblings and
Published: November 11, 2015
Age 94, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Friday, November 6, 2015. Eileen was born April 23, 1921, in Cherry Hill, Arkansas, but was raised in Mena, Arkansas. She was the daughter of William and Bessie Rostollan. Eileen is survived by her children, Jean Rudzik of Albany, OR; Joan and Tex Adams of Mattawa, WA; Jackie Morgan
Published: November 11, 2015
The possibility of landing a medical education facility in downtown Roseburg once again returned to the Roseburg City Council agenda this week, though some councilors were skeptical the project could ever take off.City councilors were asked only whether they wanted to pursue the project, which had been pitched as a possible game-changer for the region’s economy while also being pricey
Published: November 11, 2015
The Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and others across the nation, could have an easier time filling vacancies under a new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate Tuesday. And that could mean shorter waits for veterans seeking care.The Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act was introduced by Oregon Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, will
Published: November 11, 2015
WINSTON — Wildlife Safari officially celebrated the completion of its Animal Health Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, where more than 50 supporters toured the facility that’s been open for about a month.When Wildlife Safari was first created, it was slated to be a drive-through park with multiple animals. “The problem with a lot of animals is that they
Published: November 11, 2015
The decision by Oregon wildlife officials to remove gray wolves from the state’s Endangered Species Act list Monday is being called premature and outrageous by opponents.After the state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 to delist the wolves — effectively stripping them of state protection — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, released a statement saying that the resurgent gray wolf
Published: November 11, 2015
WINCHESTER — The Umpqua Community College Riverhawks ended their season with a hard-fought 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 27-25 loss to Southwestern Oregon of Coos Bay in a Northwest Athletic Conference Southern Region volleyball match in the UCC gym.UCC finishes 8-28 overall and 1-11 in league. The Lakers are 16-20 and 5-7.Taryn White had 24 kills for SWOCC. Terrin Misfeldt and Viviana
Published: November 11, 2015
YONCALLA — Within hours of coaching the Yoncalla Eagles past Camas Valley in the first round of the Class 1A eight-man football playoffs, Matt Bragg was trucking up Interstate 5 headed for Dufur to get an advance look at his team’s quarterfinal opponent. What Bragg witnessed was a Dufur team that is certainly better than its 8-2 record shows. The
Published: November 11, 2015
Politicians keep talking about leveling the playing fields and standards.Yet we have definite double standards when it comes to our active military (Junior Enlisted all the way to Senior Officers), Civilian Government employees, Contract DOD workers and those elected/appointed to an office that requires the handling of Confidential to Top Secret and above data. The proper handling and storage of
Published: November 11, 2015
Sutherlin Oakland Food Pantry would like to thank everyone who attended our Hobo Stew Fundraiser in October. We especially want to thank Murphy Company for the generous donation of $5,000. The money will be used to purchase food items that are not donated to us. It will help us provide food boxes to the needy in Sutherlin, Oakland, Wilbur and
Published: November 11, 2015
Angel on a stormy dayTwelve years ago when we were on our quest to find our future retirement landing spot in Oregon, we came upon Roseburg. It took us 10 years to actually make it here from Texas, but now that we are here, we are continually reminded of what a special place this town along the Umpqua River is.Our
Published: November 11, 2015
Age 87, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015. She was born May 25, 1928, to Peter and Veronika (Jochim) Ziegler in Balmas, Romania. In 1951, Izzy came to America from Bremerhaven, Germany, with her brother, Nickodemus Ziegler. They lived in Minot, North Dakota, for ten years. Izzy worked as a surgical assistant and a pediatric aide at St. Joseph’s
Published: November 12, 2015
The world’s largest nutcracker now has a name. The iconic resident of Riverforks Park will be known forever as Herr Woody Winterguard.Festival of Lights Committee Chairman Kerwin Doughton is proud of the selection. “We chose Herr Woody Winterguard from nearly 300 entries from about 150 people from all over the Northwest and even one from Quebec, Canada,” Doughton said in
Published: November 12, 2015
Despite the rain and chilly weather, hundreds of local residents descended on downtown Roseburg Wednesday for the annual Veterans Day Parade.This year the parade was marked by its grand marshals, members of the U.S. Army Special Forces, who served mainly in the Vietnam War. Retired Lt. Col. Butch Roper and retired Staff Sgt. Frank Withrow, among others, rode through downtown
Published: November 12, 2015
The man allegedly contacting citizens at their homes and claiming to be a vacuum salesperson was arrested Tuesday in Tenmile and was taken into custody.Quinn Austin Ellis, 45, was contacted at his residence in Tenmile by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies after police identified six victims around Douglas County. Ellis had been targeting elderly females and was selling used vacuum equipment
Published: November 12, 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 LOGWednesdayDouglas County sheriff12:42 a.m. — Girlfriend in the process of moving out became agitated and threatened the caller in the 79000 block of U.S. Highway 101, Gardiner. Caller said the girlfriend
Published: November 12, 2015
YONCALLA — Maybe it’s a good thing brothers Davy and Billy McKinney aren’t twins.They already have that close bond of brotherhood, being a year apart. This fall they’ve become the anchors of No. 2 Yoncalla’s offensive line, playing guard on each side of junior center Michael Stevens, and their efforts have been a huge part of the Eagles’ 10-0 record.“They’re
Published: November 12, 2015
I find myself often reflecting on the changing tide of parenting. We start this adventure preparing for and anxiously awaiting the arrival of a precious bundle. We spend years alternately loving and hating moments of toddlerhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood. [fblikebox appid="199895370065989" pagename="douglascountymoms"]  Maybe hate is too strong a word, but we could use “being frustrated by,” couldn’t we? You
Published: November 12, 2015
Gun control — only for the little peopleI write in response to an opinion in the paper, October 14, 2015 in regard to “fact not rhetoric.” She lamented about elected officials who refuse to carry out a duly enacted law because they believe it is morally wrong. We had a disgraced Governor, who was a physician, who took a Hippocratic
Published: November 12, 2015
Age 99, died Friday, November 6, 2015 at Aneta Parkview Health Center in Aneta, North Dakota.Alpha was born June 30, 1916, in Aneta, ND, the daughter of Adolph and Minnie (Hansen) Huso. She graduated from Aneta High School in 1933, and graduated from Concordia College in 1938, with BA in English. She taught in North Dakota schools at Palermo, Sharon,
Published: November 13, 2015
James Neal ClymerAge 52, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455. Norma J. WeaverAge 88 of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455. Roberta Mae WilliamsAge 81, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Published: November 13, 2015
Regarding recent News-Review articles: “Harvest of Conflict” and “Tree Harvest is Well Documented,” I applaud our County for using our God given resource of trees to help meet our financial needs. Do we continue to use these trees for the mostly silent majority, or do we lock up this needed resource for the outspoken minority? “It’s the greater good for
Published: November 13, 2015
A group of Oregon ranchers released a statement Thursday to clarify that while they are happy with the recent decision to de-list gray wolves from state protection, it does not call for open season on the predator. Leaders from the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said that the decision does not change the Oregon Wolf Plan, but does afford greater leeway in
Published: November 13, 2015
As we approach the end of fall and enter into winter, there are many things to look forward to. Changing leaves, the potential of a snow day, pumpkin spice lattes and more. What we aren’t looking forward to? Getting the cold or flu. Seasonal flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, but most of the time flu activity peaks
Published: November 13, 2015
Vietnam veteran Larry Hill hadn’t missed the local Veterans Day Parade since he moved to Douglas County in 2005.Until Wednesday, that is.Hill had been putting off knee surgery for years. It was bone on bone, he said, and he’d “white-knuckled” the pain as long as he could. So he checked into Mercy Medical Center Monday for surgery, and he was
Published: November 12, 2015
A college student arrested on suspicion of posting threats to shoot black University of Missouri students expressed a “deep interest” in the Oct. 1 Umpqua Community College shooting.Hunter Michael Park, 19, of St. Louis, Mo., told police that he made threats on social media with the purpose of “frightening” 10 or more people, according to court documents obtained by The
Published: November 12, 2015
The timber industry could have a fairly tough year in 2016, marked by declining Asian demand for logs and flat housing starts, according to Tom Partin, Jr., president of the Oregon Forest Resource Council.Partin joined a group of economists at Seven Feathers Casino Resort Thursday to discuss the economic forecast for 2016. The annual forecast was sponsored by the Roseburg
Published: November 13, 2015
Big game poaching calls are up 15 percent compared to last year, according to the Oregon State Police, which could be bad news for local hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts.The spike could be attributed to the weather, police said. Early rain ushered deer and elk populations into the valley, allowing bucks to rut and “act goofy,” meaning more — and
Published: November 13, 2015
How are you doing? It’s a question we are asking each other a lot lately. We are asking because we live in a community where people love and care for one another. We are concerned for family members, friends, neighbors, and strangers on the street. We all know that something went terribly wrong on Oct. 1. Along with the death
Published: November 13, 2015
Baylee Wyscaver has chosen Oregon Tech as her college destination.The 17-year-old Roseburg High School senior will continue her softball career next year with the NAIA school in Klamath Falls. The all-state infielder signed a letter-of-intent earlier this week.“It’s a big stress reliever. Now I don’t have to worry about where I’m going to go,” Wyscaver said. “(Oregon Tech) was the
Published: November 13, 2015
YONCALLA — It’s been 20 years since the Yoncalla Eagles reached the semifinals in the state football playoffs. It’s 31 years since they last played for a state championship.Right now, the objective is reaching the semifinals and in the Eagles’ path are the Dufur Rangers, who have won six state championships and played for a seventh since 1992 — all
Published: November 13, 2015
For some people, the mere mention of a concert band drums up images of a gaunt conductor slicing the open air with a baton in a stifled amphitheatre. Music from centuries ago bellows from the orchestra whose musicians could very well outnumber the audience.Dr. Christopher Chapman will emphatically tell you that the Oregon State Wind Ensemble — or wind ensembles
Published: November 13, 2015
A man was arrested Friday afternoon at the Budget 16 Motel in the 1000 block of Northeast Stephens Street, Roseburg, after an incident with a knife caused minor injuries.At approximately 2 p.m., police responded to the area and quickly arrested the man and took him into custody. None of the injures were serious enough to require stitches, said Cpl. Jeremy
Published: November 13, 2015
Manuella “Manny” C. LemleyAge 63, or Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2015.Myron C. Bigley, Jr.Age 81 of Canyonville, Oregon, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Arrangements are pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 541-863-3148.Marabel HinkleyAge 87, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455.Barbara L. Mealer Age
Published: November 13, 2015
Marvin H. DeVoogd Sr.Age 84, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455.Betty B. Null Age 93, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Arrangements are pending. WILSON’S CHAPEL OF THE ROSES. 541-673-4455.Edward Childers Age 90, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015.
Published: November 13, 2015
Age 88, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2015. She was born August 8, 1927, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She married William R. Weaver Sr. on May, 1946, and then moved to Roseburg in 1954. Norma was a great, hard working stay at home wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, which caused many happy memories and chaos. Norma was most proud that
Published: November 13, 2015
Age 81, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Born to Grant R Phillips Jr and Opal (Howe) Phillips on February 24, 1934, in Wallace, Nebraska. His family, and many others from Nebraska, moved to Roseburg, Oregon, during the Great Depression. He graduated from Roseburg High in 1952, joined the U.S. Navy and became a Corpsman, serving during the Korean
Published: November 13, 2015
In Loving MemoryHenry “Hank” FelberOctober 15, 1936 - October 19, 2015Our Dearest Hank,You were a kind, sweet man. You were chivalrous. You never said a bad word about anyone. You were devoted to your church and community. You believed that “two wrongs don’t make a right.” You believed in family and stood by them, right or wrong.We all knew your
Published: November 13, 2015
Kathleen Turitto, centenarianKathleen Turitto was born Nov. 27, 1915, in Akron, Ohio. This year, she will celebrate her status as a centenarian. Her daughter and grandson will be coming to visit from San Diego. Growing up, she attended school in Ohio, where some events still linger in Kathleen’s memory. She spent summers on her grandfather’s farm in Greensburg, Ohio. She
Published: November 13, 2015
PARIS — French President Francois Hollande blamed the Islamic State group for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II and vowed Saturday to strike back without mercy at what he called “an act of war.” Hollande said at least 127 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and
Published: November 14, 2015
A 38-year-old Roseburg man was killed Friday after he was hit by two vehicles while walking across Highway 42 near Grange Road in Green.The accident took place at approximately 9:42 p.m., and closed the highway for three hours as police investigated the scene.Oregon State Police reported James Edward Taylor was wearing dark clothing and was not in a crosswalk. Taylor
Published: November 14, 2015
I am glad to announce that our drought is over, for this year at least. The well timed rain storms helped increase hunting success at the end of deer season. The storms also brought up a couple other items that I would like to talk about. The first item is related to rutting bucks. The second item is how to
Published: November 15, 2015
If Bennie had been born a couple centuries ago, he’d have been tasked with pulling carts carrying vats of milk for dairy farmers in the Swiss Alps.But this is 2015, so the 10-month-old Bernese mountain dog’s main job Saturday was to look pretty.And look pretty he did.Bennie has great “angulation,” his owner, Neil Kugler of Boise, Idaho, said. That’s dog
Published: November 15, 2015
If a guy who looks like he just got out of prison knocks on your door, wanting to sell you a vacuum cleaner he doesn’t actually have, you shouldn’t give him $1,150.I shouldn’t have to tell you that, but feel obligated after a Roseburg woman did just that last week.According to the police log, a woman called dispatch last Tuesday
Published: November 15, 2015
WINSTON — Sunrise Enterprises celebrated employees, advocates and volunteers at its annual banquet earlier this month.Founded in 1969, the organization provides vocational training and opportunities for people with disabilities.John Loosley was given the annual Atlas Award for his years of volunteerism and dedication to Sunrise.Other recipients included:Team Player Of The Year – Robert Kuck.Employee of The Year – Tamara Bloom.Advocate
Published: November 15, 2015
A recent trip to Klamath Falls to visit family turned into two days of hard work on the farm.Just like old times for me.It was also another example of the unexpected and of the frustrations farmers and ranchers face on an almost daily basis as they work to produce food for millions. This time it wasn’t a tractor that wouldn’t
Published: November 15, 2015
Fall is fast upon us, with winter and all it brings right behind. Fall festivities are nearly complete: School sports, Chamber Dinner & Auction and the uber successful Haunted House, and the Booster Club dinner and auction will put a cap on fall. With these successfully behind us, we can turn our attention to all things snowy, cold and showy!
Published: November 15, 2015
Bud Faria’s mind was flooded with emotions and memories as he walked up to the Korean War Veterans Memorial.His thoughts went back to his time in the Korean War, when he was an Army gunner, manning a quad 50 caliber machine gun on a halftrack. He was in that east Asian country from early 1951 to early 1952.“Several things flashed
Published: November 15, 2015
COTTAGE GROVE — When the end came for the Yoncalla Eagles, it was sudden and jarring. Their goal was within their grasp. They held a 14-point lead with 1-minute, 28-seconds remaining in Saturday’s OSAA Class 1A quarterfinal game with Dufur at Cottage Grove High School’s Don King Field, but no lead was safe in this matchup of heavyweight offenses.Dufur quarterback
Published: November 15, 2015
The biggest employer in the county is preparing to change leadership. Roseburg Forest Products announced earlier this week that Grady Mulbery, a company executive with nearly three decades of experience in the wood-products industry, would be the successor to longtime president Allyn Ford.“It’s quite an honor, really. It’s a heck of an honor,” Mulbery, 49, said. The Colorado native was
Published: November 14, 2015
The City of Sutherlin has drafted an agreement between the city and Bay Cities Ambulance to contract with the company to respond to lift assist calls within the city.The agreement, which will be discussed during Monday night’s city council meeting, states that the city will pay Bay Cities $60 per lift assist call instead of the individual.The potential contract acknowledges
Published: November 16, 2015
Forty-five days later, so much is different now for Umpqua Community College interim president Rita Cavin.Before Oct. 1, she never had to worry about death threats. That all changed Oct. 1 after a gunman stormed onto campus and killed eight students and one teacher.Thanks to a recent agreement with Douglas County, an armed deputy now patrols on campus. A public
Published: November 15, 2015
Some people think that making cough syrups is difficult. They assume it takes an amazingly committed person with tons of knowledge and time. It doesn’t. If you can make mac and cheese, you can do it. Heck, if you can follow directions, you can do it. If natural health care is somewhat of a goal for you, then you are
Published: November 16, 2015
Several letters were printed in the News Review a few weeks ago from people protesting the picketers who were carrying signs to protest the President’s visit to Roseburg. One person even went so far to write how “ashamed” she was of Roseburg for allowing these people to do this. What happened to free speech? Was I asleep when they passed
Published: November 16, 2015
I am ashamed that we Americans have allowed our government to shred our constitution bit-by-bit and that we have allowed our political representatives the unabashed freedom to pad their pockets at our expense.Why do we continue to elect the same do-nothing, money grubbing bureaucrats over and over; all the while getting farther and farther from our Constitutional Rights? From the
Published: November 16, 2015
Age 63, left this world to sit at the right hand of our beloved Creator on Monday, November 2, 2015. She was born on June 23, 1952, to Wayne and Charolette Lemley in Medford, Oregon. She is survived by her husband Anthony “Tony” Rosenberger of Roseburg; her mother Charolette Lemley of Roseburg; sister Janice (Gene) Christmas of Roseburg; brother Arlen
Published: November 17, 2015
Age 70, was released from her body after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on Sunday, November 8, 2015, in Sutherlin, Oregon. She was born on October 18, 1945, in Reedley, California, to Edwin J. and Wanda Loraine Schmidt. She married Don Christison on June 2, 1964, in Monitor, Washington, and moved to the Umpqua valley with her family in 1990.
Published: November 17, 2015
Age 90, of Roseburg, Oregon went to Heaven Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Brookdale (Manor House). He was born August 20, 1925, in Caddo, Oklahoma, to Pearl and Bill Childers. On November 10, 1951, he married Helen Wigington. They were married 64 years. Ed became a believer in Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord at the age of 60.
Published: November 17, 2015
Larry W. WoodAge 75, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Arrangements are pending. MOUTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 541-863-3148. Margaret Louise WheelerAge 91, of Milo, Oregon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015.James F. DeatonAge 87, of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. Arrangements are pending. MOUTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 541-863-3148.Betty L.
Published: November 17, 2015
SUTHERLIN — The draft agreement between the City of Sutherlin and Bay Cities Ambulance should be finalized at some point within the next month, according to Sutherlin City Manager Jerry Gillham. As written, the draft says Bay Cities Ambulance will respond to basic lift assist calls when an ambulance is available and charge the city $60 per call.However members of
Published: November 17, 2015
Last night, city residents and business owners once again turned their attention to the topic of homelessness in Roseburg, and how to untangle the complications that create it in the first place.For two hours, about 50 residents attended a public forum at the Douglas County Library. They situated themselves around the room and broke into groups that represent some of
Published: November 17, 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 LOGMondayDouglas County sheriff1:11 a.m. — Neighbor trying to break into the caller’s residence in the 5000 block of Northeast Stephens Street, Roseburg.7:13 a.m. — A bullet possibly broke the windshield of
Published: November 17, 2015
My girls are into watching some interesting Real Estate shows on Netflix. It started with House Hunters which is a show about people purchasing a house with only three choices. Then came Flip or Flop, a show about a couple who buy homes that have been foreclosed, completely renovate them and sell them hoping to make a profit. [fblikebox appid="199895370065989"
Published: November 17, 2015
Thirty-four acres of prime industrial land in the South Umpqua Valley Industrial Park just became available for development.The land was sold nine years ago to RV manufacturing company Alfa Leisure, which went belly up during the recession. It was restored to county ownership by court order two weeks ago.The land is shovel ready, and county leaders hope to attract a
Published: November 17, 2015
The UCC Strong Committee has approved the second phase of funding for victims of the Oct. 1 event. The committee unanimously approved the distribution of checks in the amount of $2,500 to each student and staff member who was inside Snyder Hall rooms 14, 15, or 16 during the shooting. The money comes with no restrictions and is meant to
Published: November 17, 2015
The Umpqua National Forest will receive more than $500,000 in federal funding this year. Most of that money will go to restoring worn-out roads, bridges and trails, but there are some pet projects, as well.The Rogue-Umpqua Resource Advisory Committee, a 15-person group that meets every year to earmark a pot of federal dollars to fund projects on the county level,
Published: November 17, 2015
Age 79, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Gerald retired from the News-Review after 54 years. A service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery on Douglas St. in Roseburg.
Published: November 17, 2015
FFA members create plaques for Les Schwabs around the state
Published: November 18, 2015
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 1 p.m., at 515 SE Spruce, Roseburg (former Carter Tire Company). Please dress casually or wear your favorite sports apparel in his honor.
Published: November 18, 2015
March 8, 1930 – November 15, 2015Henry “Hank” Moen went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at the age of 85. He was born in Portland, Oregon, to Anna and Olaus Moen on March 8, 1930. He spent his early years growing up in Portland and then moved to Canyonville, OR, where he met his wife
Published: November 18, 2015
Christopher Rose, also known as Chris Dukes, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at the age of 46. He was born on June 11, 1969, in Eugene, Oregon, to Phyllis Simpson and Richard Dukes. He was a resident of Glide, Oregon, and loved to fish and camp outdoors. He worked on fishing boats and various jobs in the wood
Published: November 18, 2015
With the carnage in France fresh on the minds of the world, and confusion regarding whether one of the murdering psychopathic terrorists was in country with refugee status from Syria, this is no time to be taking in refugees from same. If you agree that 10,000 largely Islamic refugees may pose a “clear and present danger,” call or write Senators
Published: November 18, 2015
While preparing for this season’s holiday celebrations with our loved ones, it’s important that we not only stop to reflect on the joys and blessings in our own lives, but that we are also aware that not everyone is so fortunate. That’s why your Douglas County Moms are thrilled to announce our first annual Moms Making Merry holiday sponsorship. We
Published: November 18, 2015
As many as 19 county-owned park properties could be either sold or logged under a Parks Master Plan being developed jointly by the parks and planning departments.Many of those properties are undeveloped, and the sale of land or timber would be used to fund capital improvements at more highly developed parks like Whistler’s Bend.About 50 community members attended a meeting
Published: November 18, 2015
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took to Twitter Tuesday and said Oregon will continue to accept refugees.Brown was silent on the topic Monday as governors throughout the U.S. expressed their views on the topic after terrorist attacks in Paris. On Tuesday, Brown announced Oregon will accept refugees.“They seek safe haven and we will continue to open the doors of opportunity to
Published: November 17, 2015
UPDATE: Shawn James Friese has been captured at approximately 11:10 a.m. near North Bend, according to the Oregon Department of CorrectionsOn Tuesday, Friese escaped from Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in North Bend. Prison staff discovered him missing at approximately 4 p.m. Friese is a 38-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 195 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.
Published: November 17, 2015
New estimates from Portland State University say Oregon gained its 4-millionth resident this year.“Reaching 4 million this year indicates our economy is more than OK,” Risa Proehl, a Portland State population expert who worked on the estimates, told The Oregonian. “It means that our state is attractive to people.”Douglas County grew by 525 people, according to the estimate, above the
Published: November 18, 2015
Sixth-grader Kendra Hanks was excited to learn she had won a drawing for Winston Mayor of the Day.The program is an offshoot of a general obligation bond survey, where students were allowed to participate in the mayoral drawing after parents filled out the survey. Seated next to interim mayor Sandy Lipphardt during Monday’s Winston City Council meeting, Kendra rapped the
Published: November 18, 2015
With a little love and elbow grease, and some help from a nonprofit in Portland, two historic Douglas County structures are trying to get off an unfortunate list they were both placed on this week.The Floed-Lane and Mildred Kanipe Houses, in Roseburg and Oakland respectively, were named two of the 15 “Most Endangered Places” in Oregon by Restore Oregon. The
Published: November 18, 2015
Regarding Friday’s inhuman rampage, there are no words. Except these: Now that our Islamophile president has given the Muslim Iranians a stern talking to and told them not to make atomic weapons, and then sent them off to go make atomic weapons, we may well one day look back on this massacre (which of necessity confined itself to the weapons
Published: November 18, 2015
Douglas County AFS students and volunteers packed about 150 gift bags Sunday to donate to the Roseburg Rescue Mission to help the homeless during the cold winter months. Since last month AFS (formerly the American Field Service) members have been collecting about 20 different items to place in each gift bag that they plan to donate to the mission by
Published: November 18, 2015
NEWBERGGFU’s Lander makes second-team all-NWCGeorge Fox University sophomore wide receiver Brad Lander, a Roseburg High School graduate, received second-team all-Northwest Conference honors in voting done by the league coaches.Lander led the Bruins with 43 catches for 661 yards on the season, two of them going for touchdowns. He had five receptions for 32 yards in Saturday’s season-ending 21-14 win over
Published: November 18, 2015
Boyd L. SandersAge77, of Canyonville, Oregon, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Arrangements are pending. MOUNTAIN VIEW MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 541-863-3148.Ann Lorine FaussAge 70, of Roseburg, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Arrangements are pending. CROWN MEMORIAL CENTER – PORTLAND. 503-783-3393.
Published: November 18, 2015

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