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I recently made the trek out to Oregon from my hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, after accepting Roseburg Public Library’s Outreach Services Lead position through United Communities AmeriCorps.

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David and Dorothy Cooper of Drain recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. They were married at the Douglas County Courthouse on Sept. 13,1949.

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While it might be difficult for most people to envision, standing in an empty lot filled with knee-high weeds and blackberry shoots as the traffic whizzes by on West Harvard Avenue, Cordell Smith will tell you he sees it all.

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Over the past 20 years as an OSU Extension agent in Douglas County, I have noticed that home orchard producers seem to have trouble trying to determine when pears and apples are ready to harvest.

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Question: I moved into an older home with established landscaping. I have one very large tree with English ivy wrapped around the base and growing up into the canopy. While it is beautiful, I have a hunch that it is not good for the tree. How do I go about removing the English ivy?

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THURSDAYLookingglass Grange Farmers Market — 2:30-5:30 p.m., 7426 Lookingglass Road, Roseburg. 541-679-1565 or bit.ly/3fKqCkM.

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A multigenerational vacation can be a fun, relaxing way to spend time with your family while creating unforgettable memories. Here are some planning tips and ideas about where to go.

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses Aug. 30-Sept. 10.

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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 1994. His thoughts are still pertinent to today.

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TODAYOvereaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Room 17, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. 541-637-8555.

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WEDNESDAYCanyonville Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino South Parking lot, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville. 541-375-0725 or canyonvillefarmersmarket.org.

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Did you know that one in six Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses each year? This accounts for approximately 128,000 hospitalizations with 3,000 of those resulting in death.

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Summer Reading Program is without a doubt my favorite time of the year! I love doing fun programs, encouraging kids and teens to read for pleasure, and working to connect people with books they enjoy.

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Umpqua Valley Composite Youth Mountain Bike Team is made up of grades 6-12, from Roseburg and surrounding areas. According to their Facebook page, “As members of the NICA Oregon League, our vision is to empower the lives of Oregon’s youth and communities through the sport of mountain biking.”

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With the uptick of COVID-19 some places are not recruiting volunteers. But life goes on and the needs are still there. Here’s a few places that can still use a helping hand.

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TODAYOvereaters Anonymous — 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church Room 17, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. 541-637-8555.

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WEDNESDAYCanyonville Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino South Parking lot, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville. 541-375-0725 or canyonvillefarmersmarket.org.

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California’s theme parks have reopened from their COVID-19 shutdown with new rides and attractions. So whether you’ve never been to them or you haven’t been in awhile, you’re in for a treat.

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Norm and Kathy Smith of Roseburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their son, Spencer, on the Rogue River at Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge, on Aug. 7.

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Ricki Baimbridge and Jeremy Simms of Sutherlin have announced their engagement and plans for a 4 p.m. wedding on Sept. 18 in Elkton, Oregon.

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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 March 1990. His thoughts are still pertinent t…

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses Aug. 23-27.

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WEDNESDAYCanyonville Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Seven Feathers Casino South Parking lot, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville. 541-375-0725 or canyonvillefarmersmarket.org.

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After a year many of us spent staying close to home, there’s a pent-up demand for travel.