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I won’t make light of the heavy social justice issues we’re facing in our nation right now. These are important issues to consider and discuss, even here in Douglas County where many of them seem far removed from our daily life. But I refuse to let them weigh me down like a rock in a river, …

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Looking for a food that’s good for your gut? Then give yogurt a try.

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Having celebrated several anniversaries this month, I’ve been reflecting on what it means to have made it a certain number of years past an event and how we commemorate moments that change us.

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It’s always the right time to commit to healthy habits, behaviors and steps to improve your physical and mental health. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating so much uncertainty and upending so many routines, experts say that focusing on the things within your control is particularly important.

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During the winter term, my fellow nutrition teachers and I presented the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program to 382 first graders in elementary schools throughout Douglas County. The CATCH concept is a very simple one. Foods and activities are categorized as GO (good) and WH…

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Organizations across the state began celebrating the 6th Annual STEM Week Oregon on Saturday. The week is part of a movement to raise awareness and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math.

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All I can really say is wow! Never in my lifetime have I ever experienced something like this. Our entire country has literally been put on pause.

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It is probably safe to say that everyone’s lives have changed over the last two months. All of us have had to make huge adjustments in almost every aspect of our daily lives. Our once familiar routines no longer exist and we are trying to make our new ‘normal’ as normal as possible.

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During these challenging days of sheltering in place, families and kids are finding themselves wondering how to best use their time. The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub, a partner organization housed at Umpqua Community College, is committed to providing support for our community — especially childr…

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This time is forcing many of us to really slow down. Whether out of work, working from home or not in the professional world at all, many of us are in the thick of life and parenting from a decidedly new angle.

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In these challenging times, the need to feed our families while also practicing social distancing can add extra stress to our daily lives. However, the good news is that it doesn’t have to.

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One of the hardest jobs we have as a parent is keeping our children safe. Not only do we have to worry about physical safety, but we need to make sure that they are emotionally safe.

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This is the first time as a nation we have dealt with a crisis of this magnitude without an end in sight. I’m scared, and that’s a bold statement for someone who feels like she’s got to be the rock of the family when a deadly pandemic is sweeping our nation and world.

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Umpqua Actors Community Theatre announced Thursday that it will be holding its very first youth talent competition, open to all Douglas County students grandes 1-12.

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Because Roseburg Public Library is closed for the foreseeable future, consider accessing these online options for connecting your children to different types of reading material.