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The 10th annual Elkton Oktoberfest will start at noon on Saturday, Sept. 29. Beer, wine, brats, live music, dancing and more will be available throughout the day.

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They lined up to pay their probation officers with play money, only to find they had to race to another line to fill out a form to get a state ID card. They ran out of bus tickets. Concentrating on those things, they forgot to pay their rent. Some of them wound up homeless. Others didn’t mak…

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A celebration of life is planned for Jazmyn Dream Zeller at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kellogg Springs Camp, 1111 Kellogg Camp Lane, on Highway 138 between Sutherlin and Elkton.

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SUTHERLIN — The Sutherlin FFA members spent Tuesday afternoon collecting several hundred white and black oak acorns in hopes of eventually turning a hillside into an oak savanna, a combination of oak trees and grasslands.

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About 40 Douglas County school students, including the student body from Geneva Academy and several home-schooled children, celebrated Constitution Day at the Douglas County Courthouse Monday to recognize the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens.

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Children are our country’s most vulnerable treasure. They may have been uncared for or abused and end up with no voice and at the mercy of a complicated legal system, or in some cases lack something as simple as a bed to sleep on. They need folks with a big heart to help them.

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WINSTON — The Winston-Dillard Melon Festival was established in 1968 to honor the local melon growers — and even though the event has turned into a large fall festival there is still plenty of melon-eating.