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Editor’s Note: The following, written by Jemelene Wilson, a Douglas County Moms blogger, was originally posted online on Oct. 2, 2015. It drew worldwide readership. It is being reprinted here.

Saturday marks the first anniversary of a day many will never forget. I’m sure for years to come, I will spend a part of this day remembering where I was when I heard what was happening at Umpqua Community College.

Fall is finally here! It is my favorite time of the year. The air is clear and crisp, the mornings cool, the afternoons warm. Leaves are changing colors, all the reds, oranges, greens and browns. The sights, the smells, the significance of it all enamors me.

I wanted to discuss a topic that I’m sure has come up with your kiddos. I am a Bible believing Christian and wanted to share some information with ya’ll.

There was a lot that happened this week, so let’s get to some of the biggest stories:

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I am not a police officer nor am I not a black man. There are less than 400 black people in our entire county of over 100,000 so I don’t even see a black person most days—but if you think that the police shootings involving African Americans is not my problem, you are wrong.

Maybe you've heard that The News-Review is hosting the annual Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness fundraiser this afternoon at the fairgrounds? It benefits Douglas County Cancer Services and your Douglas County Moms will be there raffling off this basket. All you have to do is stop by our table and we'll enter you for a chance to wi…

I wanted to write something political so that you could drop a tidbit at a social gathering this weekend and maybe sound up-to-date but I swear my eyes started to cross when I started trying to figure out what spectacle to write about. First, Clinton got pneumonia and conservatives said the sky was falling on her camp; then, Trump said Obam…

These past few months have been full of some pretty big emotions. I’ve hit many milestones  lately, amidst the craziness of planning a wedding (and helping two friends with their children’s weddings), celebrating my own wedding anniversary, and sending my youngest to her last first day of school ever.

Recently one of my boys was joking with me that there is Taco Tuesday, but what is Monday? “Is it Macaroni Monday?” he asked. We giggled about it, but I thought that was a great idea and decided it would be a lot of fun to come up with a menu for the week that started with the same letter as the day.

When my youngest three were in their toddler years, we still lived in a neighborhood with sidewalks. As each one was able, we would take many walks.

Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 4 Show at NYFW Was a Hot Mess

Today I was reading about a woman who was hit while riding on the back of a quad. The diver never stopped, in fact, they still haven't found him. The woman's boyfriend was killed in the accident and her injuries are extensive but she will make it. She won't ever be the same but that's what will make her a

I’ve been reading through Exodus lately. This past week I finished the children of Israel’s great exit from Egypt. Even in familiarity, fresh application is found and a story read countless times, becomes the lifeline lesson I need.

With most things in life, I’ve had to practice and practice — and while I am still not close to being perfect, I’ve definitely made progress.

The first morning of back to school here was actually pretty quiet. I had only one son going back to school that day. Routine for my oldest is very important so there was a sense of excitement for us both about a new school year. It had been a long summer for us, so we were both eager for the new school year.

Our kids aren't the only ones that benefit from a little school shopping. You deserve a little love too, Mom!

Colin Kaepernick Sits During National Anthem

Fall is upon us and with cooler temperatures mixed with the crowds of children starting a fresh year - things that are inevitable will surely creep in.

"When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it." -Bernard Bailey