TODAYCamas Valley Cash Days — 8 a.m., Camas Valley Fun Days, 1086 Main Camas Road. Mud drags, mud bog, night obstacle course and more. Buy-in varies per event. Spectators over 12 are $10, with kids under 12 getting in for free. Seniors, disabled, veterans and first responders admission is $5. www.facebook.com/events/2550891698264165

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan are being reprinted in The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column in September 2004. His thoughts are still pertine…

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Come see what Douglas County 4-H is all about at our 4-H Fun Round-Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Umpqua Farmers’ Market, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

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TODAYFort Umpqua Days — 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 State Highway 38. Pancake breakfast, parade, activities, wine garden, live entertainment and more. www.elktonbutterflies.com/event/fort-umpqua-days.

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WINSTON — Special education teacher Lindi Tabor welcomed students as they returned to school at McGovern Elementary School on Monday morning.

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I’ve always been a New Year’s Resolution sort of person, and I was fortunate enough to have a sister who loved planning and goal-setting as much as I did growing up. I remember sitting at Barnes & Noble with her one year several Saturday nights in a row planning our new lives for the com…

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Soon after Roseburg Public Library opened, I realized we have a lot of serious readers among our staff and volunteers. Not a day goes by that I don’t have a conversation with at least one team member about what we’re reading.

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Technology. We love it and hate it at the same time, especially when we are right in the middle of a download that takes forever or even lose internet connection altogether.

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One of our family’s favorite pastime is traveling, whether that’s exploring the amazing Umpqua Valley and Douglas County or venturing across America.

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Summer is my favorite season for two reasons. I love the warm and hot days of summer that make swimming outside fun rather than cold. I also love doing the Summer Reading Program at the library.

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From birds to bunnies, dogs to horses, and everything in between, a classroom full of children has been learning all they can about animals this week at Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center’s summer youth program.

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I really thought that this summer would be the one; the summer I have dreamed of since moving out to the beautiful countryside of Douglas County. The big one. The infamous, rainbow-unicorn of motherhood bragging rights — the screen free summer!