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Editor’s Note: These are unedited letters written by Mrs. Royce’s second-grade students at Fullerton IV Elementary School to their fathers or grandfathers.

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Making jam brings back fond memories. Not only is there nothing like a dollop of this homemade treat on biscuits, waffles, or slathered between peanut butter and bread — the nostalgia that comes with it is even sweeter for me.

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I sat in an Adirondack chair, listening to the quaking aspen leaves rustle in the breeze and looking out past a pond in front of me. For as far as my eyes could see there was sagebrush scattered over plains and rolling hills, a mother antelope with her two babies grazing in the grass, and an…

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With summer just around the corner, many of us will head to the woods to fish, camp and explore the wild places in our backyard. But before you head out for your next adventure, take some time to prepare your home and property for the summer wildfire season. We all felt the effects of the 20…

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Destination weddings can be more casual, offer a sense of adventure and even prove less expensive than traditional nuptials. Here are some reasons why one might be right for you.

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Question: We are putting a stepping stone walkway in the front yard, and we would like to use something other than grass to fill in between the stones. Can you suggest other plants that will work well as a ground cover?

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Amy Sutten-Schattenkerk will not be able to make it to her fundraiser on Sunday, but she’s OK with that. She’s going to be breathing a lot easier, because the Douglas County woman finally has a pair of new lungs.

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Many areas of Douglas County have infestations of Scotch Broom and other weeds similar in appearance. I am sure you have noticed them growing along the highways and in the fields and forest. They could be mistaken for pretty if not for their invasive nature. Many who have experience trying t…

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The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program will host a free Medicare 101 seminar for anyone who has questions, wants a better understanding of Medicare, or needs help making the best choices to maximize their health care benefits.

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Mid Town Grill (Oregon Clam Chowder Company): Chowder, chicken fried steak, burgers, fish. Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM. Closed Sunday and Monday. 260 Mountain View Ave., Myrtle Creek.

Announcements
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Josiah Henderson and Annalyssa Salazar along with their families are proud to announce their engagement. Josiah asked Annalyssa to be his forever on Christmas Eve.