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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.

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Pedals are going round and round as legs and feet provide the power. Weighted balls are being lifted and slammed to the mat, over and over again. A weighted bar and plates are hoisted from a bench, one push after another.

  • BILL DUNCAN Elder Statesman
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan, a long-time journalist, have returned to The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column 13 years ago. His thoughts are…

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Mrs. Claus set out a thermos of steaming hot cocoa as Santa Claus packed up his sled, hitched his team of reindeer, and prepared for a long trip ahead from the blustery North Pole. His destination: Douglas County.

  • BILL DUNCAN Elder Statesman
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan, a long-time journalist, have returned to The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011.

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MYRTLE CREEK — The Myrtle Creek Summer Festival returns Thursday to celebrate “30 years of fun.” The event, which runs Thursday through Sunday, kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday and promises a weekend filled with activities and entertainment.

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Come the third week of August, Rhonda Seekins’ kitchen will be filled with Crock-Pots, pans and blackberries of all sizes in preparation for the Sutherlin Blackberry Festival.

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Complete with competitions including a hula-hoop contest, the Twist dance off and best classic car challenge, the Graffiti Weekend Sock Hop brought the ‘50s to the Roseburg Senior Center.

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Between Memorial Day and Labor Day there are just 30 weekend summer days! The smell of fresh cut hay, call of crickets in the evening, and crack and sizzle of camp fires are just a hint of what summer adventures are all about. Endless summer days are the hallmark of early childhood memories.