A baby girl in Bali, Indonesia was born about seven years ago to a mother who planned to throw her in a well, but a pastor’s wife saved her and brought her to an orphanage called Mother’s Heart. At the time, the orphanage didn’t know if it had enough funding to support another child.
To Joanne Callaway of Roseburg, Christmastime means playing her cornet next to a bell ringer dressed in a Santa Claus suit, counting the loose change and dollar bills from red kettles, and celebrating the holiday at the Salvation Army in Roseburg.
A prank ad on Craigslist claiming — falsely — that local nonprofits are offering free trash drop-off service caused concern Thursday.
The Salvation Army is asking for more volunteer bell ringers and donations from community members during its last week of bell ringing outside stores.
Dressed in warm, red and white suits and dresses, volunteers playing Santa and Mrs. Claus delivered colorful bags of toys, clothes and other supplies to children across Douglas County on Saturday for the annual Christmas for Kids of Douglas County toy and clothing drive.
Three Douglas County entities have been approved for more than $72,000 in grant awards this fall by the philanthropic Oregon Community Foundation.
The Myrtle Creek Elks Lodge awarded $500 grants to the South County Food Bank and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Another $500 was awarded to replace the 40-year-old mats at South Umpqua High School for the wrestling team.
WINCHESTER — With speakers, T-shirts, music and balloons, Blue Zones Project officially kicked off Monday night at Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College.
The YMCA of Douglas County will host a free coat-give-away event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday where children and adults of all ages in need of a coat are welcome to come to the YMCA and get one.
Dressed in suits and long, sparkling evening gowns, community members from across Douglas County met Saturday night at Seven Feathers Casino Resort to raise money for the Mercy Foundation during the 24th annual Festival of Trees Gala Dinner & Benefit Auction.
The local Blue Zones Project-Umpqua will host a kickoff celebration Monday to share information about improving the quality of life in Douglas County that’s based on research gleaned from the longest living populations in the world.
Students belonging to Boy Scout Troop #112 have begun the 33rd annual community-wide holiday gift and food basket program in the North Umpqua area.
The Drain Church of Christ would like to invite you to its Live Drive Through Nativity, 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10, in the church's parking lot at 401 Second St., Drain.
MYRTLE CREEK — With some help from Santa, the 19th Annual South County Toy Run will take place on Dec. 10, beginning in Myrtle Creek.
Glide nonprofit Thriving Waters presents a Masterpiece in Minutes painting class featuring a Prairie Winter for artists ages 10 to 100. No experience is necessary.