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If there’s one thing we all need from time to time its hospital care. As that need increases, so does the need for volunteers at Mercy Medical Center. Its needs are varied so it’s not difficult to find a place to fit in.

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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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The benefits of biochar — a charcoal-based soil amendment — were on display during a demonstration at the Farmer’s Market in Roseburg on Saturday.

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A library is like a garden. It inevitably changes over time, adapting to best serve the environment and community in which it resides. But how does a library learn how to best serve its community?

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An arrest of a Roseburg man on Oct. 16 has led to a larger drug bust, thanks to Trapper, the Roseburg Police Department’s drug dog.

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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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Monthly parking rates at four downtown Roseburg lots will increase at the beginning of January 2020.

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When Janice Matthews was working in the emergency room at CHI Mercy Medical Center, her supervisor wanted everyone to be on one of the hospital committees. So she suggested an art committee.

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A Douglas County judge has ruled that the attorney for Optima, LLC, is disqualified from representing the small Roseburg company that provides custom software services in a lawsuit against ATRIO Health Plans.

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Halloween came early at the Douglas County Museum on Saturday as the exhibit halls were covered with spider webs, bats and other creepy crawlies, and rumor has it there may have even been a Sasquatch sighting.

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The fall community food drive for the FISH Food Pantry will be held Saturday at four Roseburg grocery stores, including Sherm’s Thunderbird Market, Fred Meyer, Safeway, and Albertsons. Volunteers will be collecting donated food at these stores from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley will present a historical slideshow entitled "Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Roseburg Public Library South Umpqua Room, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.

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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.

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The City of Drain has plenty of activities taking place the rest of 2019. First, this coming Halloween the Church of Christ is hosting a Trunk and Treat at the corner of 1st Street and B Avenue. There will be some hot, exciting cars there. The event starts at 6 p.m. and candy will be availab…