Man accused of trading stolen guitar for meth

A Roseburg man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for trying to trade a stolen guitar to an undercover officer for methamphetamine that afternoon, according to the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team.

After the exchange, Matthew Lay, 20, was arrested in the 1500 block of Northeast Stephens Street around 1:00 p.m. with around one ounce of methamphetamine.

He was charged with methamphetamine possession and delivery, and parole violation.

Officers later located the owner of the guitar.


No more plastic bags needed at RHS

No more plastic bags. That’s the word from Roseburg High School following an overwhelming amount of plastic grocery bags donated to the school to help the homeless.

On Jan. 28, The News-Review ran a story about Roseburg High School students using thousands of grocery bags to create sleeping mate for the homeless. Staff from United Community Action Network distributed the mats to those in need.

The project was a huge success, but has come to an end, said Larina Warnock, RHS business teacher and Future Business Leaders of America adviser. Students are grateful for the support, but the school will not be accepting any more bags.


Fifth annual Outdoors Night set for Green

The Green Community Church is planning to present the fifth annual Outdoors Night next week with the World Elk Calling champion Chad Shearer.

Outdoors Night will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Winston Community Center, 440 SE Grape Ave., Winston.

The free event features free food, and a seminar and demonstration of Shearer’s calling skills and experiences.

The audience will get the chance to win two CVA muzzle loader rifles and other raffle prizes, including cash, hunting items and $2,500 in gift certificates.

Information: 541-679-7761.

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