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The Young Entrepreneurs Society is planning to host its March Pub Talk at 5 p.m. Wednesday at The Loft, 950 S.E. Oak St., Roseburg. Kody Kellom from Full Draw Film and Born and Raised Outdoors will tell his startup story about selling a business and buying a new one.

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WINCHESTER — Students of all ages met with industry and agency representatives to learn about different career paths during the 10th annual Explore Engineering, Surveying, Forestry, Computing and Computer Science event Wednesday at Umpqua Community College.

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Though both claim to want what’s best for the environment, conservation groups and timber companies often find themselves at odds over the impacts of modern forestry practices in Oregon.

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For the second year in a row, Umpqua Valley Farmers Market is offering Double Up Food Bucks. Low-income households can double their Oregon Trail and SNAP benefits every Saturday, year-round at the farmers market to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, eggs, breads, seeds …

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The RSVP and AARP Tax Aide Program’s temporary offices in Douglas County are busy this season as volunteers work to prepare state and federal tax returns free of charge for people with low to moderate incomes.

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After two decades of owning a local flower shop, Holly Wilson-Werner of Roseburg took on the business of art. Her colorful paintings of flowers have been featured in galleries and art shows across the state, and can now be found in fabric form.

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Normally, this column is all about business developments in Douglas County, but on a rare occasion it’ll venture across the county line and discuss a business success elsewhere.

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Actress Carrie Fisher, who played the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, died suddenly in December 2016. However, because of the expanding technology of computer-generated images (CGI) in movies, it is possible there could still be some future appearance by Princess Leia.

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The Timber Innovation Act seeks to find new uses for wood as material for tall buildings. Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Oregon Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader, have joined the Senate and House in introducing the bipartisan act.

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WINSTON — Bedecked in cheetah print and zebra stripes, the audience members filling the Winston Community Center looked to the safari-themed stage to hear the speakers and honor their neighbors Monday night during the 2017 Winston First Citizens Banquet.

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“There’s almost no reason to have a business if you can’t find a way to make it massively benefit the community,” said Trevor Mauch, co-founder of Young Entrepreneurs Society of Umpqua (YES) and CEO of software company Carrotly, LLC. “There’s a bunch of companies in this community that build…

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Instead of returning bottles and cans at a grocery store, Roseburgians will soon have the option of dropping off their recyclable containers for a refund at an indoor staffed facility.

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OAKLAND — A team of visitors with backgrounds in small business, tourism, real estate and downtown revitalization came to Oakland in late November to spend the day exploring the town and stopping by local businesses for the first time.