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An increased reliance on virtual home instruction has many students rethinking their organizational strategies and daily school schedules. Learning at home is different from being in a traditional classroom environment, but with some effective strategies, students can persevere without missi…

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When thousands of Paradise, California, residents were displaced by the Camp Fire in 2018, many made Douglas County their home. As evacuees began seeking counseling, local counselor Alison Hinson began searching for resources to teach children how to cope with the emotions that follow such a…

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In a year with nothing to do, 14-year-old Peyton Fisher never expected to receive a phone call asking him to participate in an upcoming production with Umpqua Actors Community Theatre, but come Friday, he will take the stage with seven other Douglas County youth in “Broadway Bound.”

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Brylin Jacobs and Violette Powell held up a sign that read “Dinner” along Oregon 138 East at Bob Murray Trucking on Wednesday afternoon to draw people to the spaghetti feed for people displaced by the wildfires.

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What parent hasn’t heard their child utter the familiar phrase “I’m bored” at some point? Despite a seemingly vast array of toys, electronics and other items at their disposal, children can be quick to sulk and say there’s nothing to do. Parents can counter “I’m bored” with these eight bored…

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In 1999, 238 River Forks Park Road was just an empty, run-down, cow pasture. The Oregon State University Douglas County Extension Services Master Gardeners spoke to the Parks Department and decided they could make the land into an educational garden. Over the years, thousands of hours have b…

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There is a wonderful German phrase my family has used for generations: “Die vorfreude ist die beste freude,” which in essence means “the anticipation is the greatest delight.” I’ve always found it to be true, sometimes even more so in the waiting than in the fulfillment of my desire.

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My family loves trying new Foodhero.org recipes. As a busy mom I find that they are easy and quick to make, I usually always have the ingredients on hand and my kids enjoy them. What else could I ask for really!

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Children may be more deeply affected by social distancing than any other group of people. In a matter of weeks, millions of young children and adolescents went from attending school in the classroom to being told they had to work exclusively from home.

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Thank you for the wonderful feedback on Roseburg Public Library’s StoryWalk. We love hearing from families that read “Bubble Trouble,” written by Margaret Mahy and illustrated by Polly Dunbar, at Stewart and Fir Grove parks.

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As I prepare for outdoor guests throughout this summer, I find myself steeping plenty of cold-brewed tea in a glass carafe. Unlike with a colorful ceramic teapot, I can see inside as the color changes whenever I open the fridge.

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Roseburg Public Library would hold Story Time readings.

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ECHO Every Child, a nonprofit organization aimed to provide support for vulnerable children and families in Douglas County, is coordinating volunteer orientation via Zoom for locals interested in becoming advocates.

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MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, ROSEBURG

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Tantrums are unpleasant. No one can dispute that fact. They are loud, annoying, irritating, unpleasant – the list of descriptions can go on and on. As adults, we know that most children tantrum and that it is a normal behavior, but even though we know this we often tend to respond in ways th…

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I feel like the mom in me comes out when I offer life advice, but these practices have been prominent enough in my daily life to not want to scream from the roof tops or, just for loves sake, write and share. In no particular order these are five things that highlight the most important part…

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You can make soap, oil, body wash and lip balm out of it. You can also make candles, seasoning, cookies and dryer bags out of it. No, it may not be quite as versatile as shrimp, but Lavender is certainly one of the more versatile herbs, as Keri Roid is happy to explain to you as she gives yo…

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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.