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The Oakland Rural Fire District reached a compromise proposal with Oakland Economic Development over street closures for future festivals during a contentious meeting Wednesday night.

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OAKLAND — Fifty years after Carol and Terry Tollefson started Tolly’s Grill & Soda Fountain in Oakland, their son, Paul Tollefson, is planning to reopen the business this summer.

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More than 30 educators, students and parents met Wednesday night to hear about what would be updated if a $16 million bond measure were to pass in the May 15 election.

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SUTHERLIN — Last Monday, FFA chapters from around southern Oregon competed in a range of leadership development events such as parliamentary procedure, prepared public speaking, extemporaneous public speaking, creed speaking and job interviewing.

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The Oakland Transfer Station has changed its schedule in response to requests from community members, according to a press release from the Solid Waste Division of Douglas County Public Works.

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Oakland has some great things to report as we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018. Oakland Economic Development just elected a new board: returning President Kristopher Tripp, Vice President Shelly Funk, Secretary Jane Knowlton and Treasurer Doug Foust. New and increased membership has p…

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In the end, this seemingly invincible Oregon Heritage Tree, having endured the tests of time for 250 years, could not survive a Saturday morning.

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As summer turns the corner we look back to the successful events of Oakland’s hottest season, literally! Thanks to the Turkey Tracks Quilters for presenting a great Quilt Show for 2017. The indoor venues were pleasant and attendance was up from the last show. It takes a lot of coordination f…