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ELKTON— Visitors sip viognier, a red blend and two types of pinot noir as a small fireplace warms up the room and a patio seating area awaits sunny days outside. Lexéme Winery Tasting Room opened Oct. 7 in Elkton to be the newest addition of Douglas County’s growing wine scene.

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YONCALLA — Longtime Yoncalla principal Brian Berry has been named the new superintendent of the Yoncalla School District, replacing Jan Zarate, who retired in June.

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As summer turns the corner we look back to the successful events of Oakland’s hottest season, literally! Thanks to the Turkey Tracks Quilters for presenting a great Quilt Show for 2017. The indoor venues were pleasant and attendance was up from the last show. It takes a lot of coordination f…

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SUTHERLIN — Representatives of the Sutherlin business community met Tuesday evening at the Sutherlin Community Center to discuss the possibility of asking owners to register their businesses with the City of Sutherlin.

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Sutherlin has enjoyed a summer of successful events benefiting community, businesses and visitors alike. Music Off Central featured top talent and was the best place to be on a Friday evening, cool and refreshing Central Park. The brightly colored new playground equipment is a huge hit with …

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Elkton celebrates the 15th annual Fort Umpqua Days on Sept. 2 and 3, offering family fun infused with a bit of local history. Originally called Drift Boat Days, Mayor Dan Burke says the celebration has gotten bigger and better each year.

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GLIDE — About 200 people attended a community meeting in Glide on Tuesday night to listen to fire officials talk about the Umpqua North Complex fires, and to give residents of the area a chance to ask questions about the progress, evacuations, road closures and other topics.

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SUTHERLIN — In the late summer days when juicy blackberries are ripe, Sutherlin once again became the place where visitors could enjoy a party of food, cars and community during the annual Sutherlin Blackberry Festival in Central Park.

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REEDSPORT — Two golfers in Reedsport will play 50 holes of golf each to raise money for the Project Blessing Food Pantry in western Douglas County as part of their annual 100 Holes for Hunger event.

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SUTHERLIN — Tucked away in an old building in the historical section of downtown, is radio history waiting for visitors to enjoy and learn about the early days of the medium.

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The city of Sutherlin received word from State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen last week that its library has received public library status. The designation means that Sutherlin will be able to apply for state grants, including a Ready to Read grant that could fund early literacy and summer rea…