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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses on Nov. 4-8.

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Question: I can’t believe how many acorns are in my yard this year! Never seen anything like it! Does this have some kind of ominous meaning, like we’re going to have a harsh winter?

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Perched on a bluff at the mouth of the Umpqua River in Winchester Bay is the Umpqua River Lighthouse, one of the state’s nine still-standing, historic light stations. It’s also the site of the first lighthouse ever built in the Oregon territory in 1857.

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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 August 1997. His thoughts are still pertinent …

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Whether you’re looking for a taste of adventure, a bit of romance or a fun place to take the kids, here are some unique ideas for a New Year’s Eve getaway that you’ll remember long after the ball drops on 2020.

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One of the most important steps in home orchard care is making dormant sprays to control overwintering insect pests, and tree fruit diseases. Dormant sprays with orchard crops are generally applied from about 50% leaf fall in November to bud break in late February, depending on the type of f…

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December is an exciting time to be in Europe, with colorful holiday decorations on display and, of course, traditional Christmas markets where travelers can shop for unique gifts while sipping mulled wine or hot chocolate.

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses on Oct. 21-25

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Spider’s Voice, by Gloria Skyrzynski, is a historical novel about Abelard and Heloise, a famous 12th century couple. Though they lived centuries ago, much is known about them, mostly from letters they wrote about their tragic love story.

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Winter squashes not only bring to mind Autumn leaves and pumpkin pies but, are highly versatile vegetables. They can become soup, stew, bread, pies, cakes, cookies, side dishes and main courses.

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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 May 2008. His thoughts are still pertinent to today.

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses on Oct. 14-18.

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Over the last seven months, McDonald’s has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire technology companies that specialize in artificial intelligence and machine learning. And the fast-food chain has even established a new tech hub in the heart of Silicon Valley — the McD Tech Labs — w…

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No other fruit says “fall” quite like an apple. One bite of that sweet, crunchy goodness and you can just feel the crisp autumn air, taste that hot cider that’s helping to keep you warm at the high school football game, or smelling mom’s apple pie that’s just about ready to come out of the oven.

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Roseburg residents who are elderly or permanently or temporarily disabled can register for free delivery of library materials to their home through Roseburg Public Library’s homebound services program.