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An American flag attached to on a bridge near Myrtle Creek in 2016.


Flag stolen from Glide Veterans Memorial Wall

A $200 reward is being offered for information leading to the identification of a thief who stole an American flag from the Glide Veterans Memorial Wall, at the Glide Community Center.

Veterans discovered Thursday morning that an American flag and an attaching lanyard had been stolen off the flagpole at the memorial.

This year’s annual Glide Memorial Day Ceremonies will be held with a replacement flag. The ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. May 28. The replacement flag will be lowered by Oregon Army National Guard Charlie Company.

There will also be a wreath laying by World War II veterans Frank Moore and Arnold Ebert, both of whom participated in the Normandy landing during the war.

The event will also recognize World War I veterans, since it’s the 100th anniversary of the end of that war in 1918.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin will attend the ceremony, which will also include speeches, special music, bugle calls and bagpipe music.


UV Youth Orchestra registering new students

The Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra is currently registering new and returning students for the 2018-19 season.

Classes are available to new students with no prior experience through advanced students on violin, viola, cello and string bass. The orchestra has instruments available for a low rental fee on a first come, first served basis.

Rehearsals run from September to May on Thursday afternoons at the First United Methodist Church, 1771 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg.

In-person registration takes place every Thursday until May 24 at the church. Registration forms are also available online at umpquavalleyyo.org. They can be mailed to P.O. Box 549, Roseburg, OR, 97470.

Registration is $70 per year, or $200 per family with three or more if registered by June 15. Late registration is $80 per student.

This past season, the orchestra had 170 student musicians. All teachers are local residents.

This year’s orchestra will present its free spring concert 7 p.m. May 29 at the Umpqua Community College Jacoby Auditorium.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at 541-957-4213 or ccegavske@nrtoday.com.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at 541-957-4213 or by email at ccegavske@nrtoday.com. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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