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“It’s like a mini city.”

  • BILL DUNCAN Elder Statesman
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan, a long-time journalist, are being reprinted in 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 in March, 1992. His thou…

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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.

  • CRAIG REED The News-Review
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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.