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I recently made the trek out to Oregon from my hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, after accepting Roseburg Public Library’s Outreach Services Lead position through United Communities AmeriCorps.

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Twenty-eight students from Melrose and Hucrest Elementary schools were paired with members of the Roseburg Elks Lodge No. 326 or other volunteers for the Elk’s annual John Little’s Kids Back to School Shopping Spree.

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There’s a great phrase I used to hear from my mother in high school — when it was surprisingly poignant — that time equals intimacy. I have found that to be true with people, but it seems to have a greater reach than just relationships in the form of influence.

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Umpqua Valley Composite Youth Mountain Bike Team is made up of grades 6-12, from Roseburg and surrounding areas. According to their Facebook page, “As members of the NICA Oregon League, our vision is to empower the lives of Oregon’s youth and communities through the sport of mountain biking.”

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With Halloween right around the corner, this is the perfect time to read about ghosts, goblins, witches and all things spooky.

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As the routine of a school year settles in, families may direct their focus to factors that have nothing to do with school supplies or enrolling youngsters in extracurricular activities. For example, the weeks after families settle into a new school year routine can be a great time to have s…

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It’s pickle season! If you are looking for something to do this summer, you may want to try making your own pickles.

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I love making chicken salad, and I have about 27 different ways I do it. Some with pecans and some with almonds, some with green onions and some with red. But regardless of which combination I choose, there are a few staple ingredients that I add to every batch.

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In keeping with the Summer Reading Program theme of “Reading Colors Your World,” we are sharing more books that focus on colors or have a color in the title.

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Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, renting a car is often part of booking your trip. But two factors are combining to make this a difficult year for travelers who need vehicles.

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Ten Down Bowling, located at 2400 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., opened in 2007. For the last nine years of business, they have participated in a program called Kids Bowl Free. This program allows children in the community to bowl for free.

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I’m back from a postpartum hiatus during which I hit burnout more times than I can count. I finally had to face my “failure” and got some help. Now I’m armed with some new mental health tools and reflections of my own that have lightened my load.

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Americans are eager to start going places again, according to a recent survey of consumers conducted by Travel Leaders Network.

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Many people do not realize that olives are being grown right here in Douglas County.