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Tuesdays: Kids practice reading group at the Myrtle Creek Public Library. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A skilled reading tutor will offer an hour of interactive reading for kindergarten through second grade. Other grades are welcome. Free. Repeats every Tuesday. 231 NE Division St., Myrtle Creek.

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Any parent goes through that certain age where it seems every other word out of their child is, “Why?” Thanks to Google, we can usually come up with answers. I don’t know how they did it before Siri. My eldest daughter has even reached a point where she doesn’t completely believe me until I …

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I figured I would have to share something sweet and pink. There are a lot of things that can fit into that category, but this cheesecake tops my list. I am partial to cheesecake as it is my favorite dessert and enjoy all different types. However, this one is so u…

  • Tyee Outdoor Experience For The News-Review
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For the usual day out with the family, the unexpected will just creep right up on you. You forgot the cash for parking, one of the kids fell in the lake, and all the water bottles are at home (filled with ice, of course) on the kitchen counter.

  • Tresta Payne For Douglas County Family
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I am at that weepy, nostalgic point of motherhood where I get sucked into the vortex of backward-looking. I won’t even name all the cliches, but it’s sufficient to say that life today is not what it was 10 or 15 years ago, for better or worse, and I have a lot of feelings about that. I hate …

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Over the past year or so, the Instant Pot pressure cooker craze has swept through the United States like freight train. It’s hard to keep up with all of the new and exciting things you can do with this electric pressure cooker. From hardboiled eggs, to cakes, to cooking meat from a frozen st…

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Travelers concerned about whether a driver’s license or other state-issued identification card will be accepted at the airport for a domestic flight can rest easy – for now.

Announcements
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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses Jan. 23, 2018

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Protein isn’t as easy as one would think to get into my daughter and husband’s daily packed lunches. My husband needs high-calorie and high-protein meals to maintain his energy throughout the day, and my daughter isn’t much of a meat eater so my options are fewer. Also, she is a very slow ea…

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Question: I have heard that mild winters, like the one we are having, generally mean we will have greater survival of insect pests, including new and invasive insects that damage fruit and vegetables? Is that correct?