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Terry Tollefson passed away just months after his son, Paul Tollefson, purchased back the restaurant his parents owned and expanded in Oakland. Now, the younger Tollefson is planning on opening the family business, Tolly’s, in all of its original glory by the middle of this month.

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This November, residents of all the cities in Douglas County will choose their mayors and city councilors. In some cities, the familiar names of incumbents will fill the ballot, while in others voters will have some tough choices to make.

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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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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…