We drove past the covered wagons and the signs about the historic figures that stayed at Farewell Bend before us as we got back on the road to head home.

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WINSTON — Hannah Lee grabs on to the weight and steadies herself as she gets ready to throw it over the 13-foot mark as part of Saturday’s heavy athletics competition at the Celtic Highland Games & Clan Gathering at Riverbend Park in Winston.

  • Heather Jones
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Maybe you were like me and you grew up in a home where “because I said so” was used so often that you put it at the top of your “I’m never going to do that when I grow up” list.

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Douglas Education Service District; 541-440-4777; 1871 NE Stephens Street, Roseburg; www.desd.k12.or.us; Michael Lasher, Superintendent, 541-440-4751.

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I never was into classic cars. I appreciated their beauty when I saw them, but that was the extent of it.

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Summer is great for spontaneous day trips or perhaps you have a long road trip planned and are looking for some fun stops along the way. Here are some of our favorite family fun spots that are within a few hour drive.

  • Beth Schultz
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It is berry season in the Umpqua Valley. We picked strawberries last week at Big Lick Farms. They were ripe and ready to eat. We were deciding what to do with them all and found this delicious gluten free recipe online by Danielle Walker.

  • Megan Buckley
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Is it just me or does anyone else despise bedtime? Let me back up though - I do love bedtime, but my bedtime. My children are a different story.