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I’m back home in Kellogg after my time working with Heart to Heart International (HHI) as a volunteer photographer and communications technician during our medical response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. HHI is a global non-governmental humanitarian organization based near Kansas City.

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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 October 2007. His thoughts are still pertinent…

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Developing programs is great fun, especially when we make connections with other community stakeholders. Together we do more and reach more.

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With baseball, football, hockey and basketball all in play, fall is a busy season for sports fans. It’s also a great time to plan a getaway to a hall of fame that honors each game’s history and its legendary players.

Announcements
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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses on Sept. 2 through Sept. 6.

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Did you know you can get fresh milk from the farm right here in Douglas County? Delicious, cool, wholesome milk with a layer of thick cream on the top, from cows who are content to graze on grass and hang out under shade trees, chewin’ the cud.

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Who thinks of Christmas in this weather? Salvation Army does. It’s already recruiting men and women, young and old, to brave the winter weather, ringing the bell to fill up the kettles for those less fortunate.

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Question: In spring I planted cilantro and lettuce. Both were doing really well, but now the cilantro is just producing flowers and the lettuce is getting really tall and the leaves have become tough and bitter. Can you tell me why these plants are doing this and what can I do to make them g…

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Our skeletal system is an engineering marvel. This scaffolding of 206 bones provides support – without rib cages, the lungs would collapse. When combined with muscles, ligaments, and joints, our skeleton enables us to move. It also provides protection for our vital internal organs, blood cel…

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While driving the ring road around Iceland in July, we discovered that the country is a drama queen. However, Iceland is not the only drama queen.

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Evening Planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus

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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 September 2004. His thoughts are still pertine…

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Come see what Douglas County 4-H is all about at our 4-H Fun Round-Up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Umpqua Farmers’ Market, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

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As the summer once again winds down and fall is in the air, it is almost the beginning of another school year. With the arrival of school comes many things for parents to think about, like school supplies and changing schedules to name a few.