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Welcoming a pet into one’s life can be a rewarding experience. Pets promote compassion and discipline in their owners, and their companionship can be incredibly rewarding. They also can be helpful tools for teaching children responsibility.

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It’s one thing for a Green Elementary School teacher to watch her 45 students take the stage Friday night for the fifth-grade play “Pirate Boy and Dragon Girl.” It’s even a greater joy for Karen Sinclair to watch when it’s a play written and directed by her.

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The buddy system is widely used to help men and women get in shape. Friends can encourage their workout partners to get off the couch on days when their motivation might be waning, and partners can return that favor when the roles are reversed. And the benefits of the buddy system are not ex…

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Roseburg Public Library has spent its first two months of operation establishing core services such as providing new books and ebooks, programs and internet access. As we look forward to the next few months, we have identified technology services as an area to assess and a new survey offers …

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When MaryBeth Ziegler and her fiancé J.B. Peterson went for a walk in the snow on Monday night in Eugene, they hoped their baby due in a week would wait until after the snowstorm to be born.

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I remember the second time I wondered if moving to the Roseburg area was a mistake. The first time was when I realized how very, very far away Target seems to be from my house (Why no Target, Roseburg? I will keep it in business single-handedly!) The third time was when I pulled a tick out o…

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An ability to communicate effectively is a life skill that can serve a person well at any age. Communicating well is considered so essential that the Boy Scouts of America require prospective Eagle Scouts to earn communication merit badges.

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One of our patrons’ most frequent questions is whether Roseburg Public Library has access to downloadable books. They want to listen to an audiobook while they drive or walk or they want to take digital books on their vacation. They want the convenience of the electronic format. The short an…

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I have yet to find a babysitter in the area brave enough to drive out in the boonies and babysit my five “spirited” boys in our tiny house with one bathroom. I know that this magical unicorn babysitter exists somewhere, but we have yet to cross paths.

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Student from Ashland, Brookings, Coos Bay, Coquille Valley, Grants Pass, Myrtle Creek and Roseburg gathered at Phoenix High School in Phoenix, Oregon for the Elks Southwest District Hoop Shoot competition on January 26.

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Mixed berry gummies are a fun, nourishing and gut healing treat! My 10-year-old daughter suggested I make a gummy recipe for The News-Review and she would be my taste tester. She gives this recipe two thumbs up!

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Remember the days of card catalog drawers when library patrons would flip through index cards to locate library materials categorized by title or author or subject? Although sometimes I get nostalgic for those beautiful wood cabinets and the manually typed cards housed inside, I absolutely a…

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Does your dinner routine look similar to this? You make a meal and it’s loaded with vegetables, but then your kids stick their noses up at it and pick at the parts they want, leaving the rest to be thrown away.

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When discussions began about assessing a library card fee for patrons living outside Roseburg city limits, community members expressed an interest in covering the cost for some individuals and families for whom this would present an overwhelming barrier. The result is Roseburg Public Library…