Kids Bowl Free

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Olive Country

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The Amazing Axolotl

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Enjoy Koi

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Kids Bowl Free

Callie Batchelor, 6, holds up her ball and is ready to bowl on Wednesday. Ten Down Bowling, located at 2400 NE Diamond Lake Blvd, opened in 2007. For the last nine years of business, they have participated in a program called Kids Bowl Free. This program allows children in the community to bowl for free.  Bryon Smith, Co-Owner of Ten Down Bowling & Entertainment and Splitz Family Grill, added, “When lanes are available, we offer

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Olive Country

A small cluster of olives on a branch on Thursday. Many people do not realize that olives are being grown right here in Douglas County. In 2010, the first olive tree for River Ranch Oregon Olive Oil was planted. Now, it is one of roughly 20 commercial olive orchards in Oregon. It is owned by James Otis and is located at 440 South Lone Rock Lane, Glide, OR 97443. Oregon Olive Oil owns 230 acres

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The Amazing Axolotl

Loki, a Wild Type Axolotl stares through the glass of his aquarium on Thursday. Axolotls are amazing creatures. If they lose a body part, it usually grows back! Rosemary Whitney has been an axolotl breeder for one year. “What is an axolotl?” you may be asking. Well, Whitney knows all about them! Whitney said, “Axolotls are an endangered species of salamander that are native to only a single lake in Mexico.” But unlike the salamander,

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Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Peacock Paradise

One of the many beautiful peacocks at Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park on Monday. Mildred Kanipe, a farmer, passed away in 1983, leaving her ranch to the public to be a county park. Mildred’s ranch had 1,100 acres of land. On this, there are pastures, creeks, rolling hills, orchards, forests, and an ostentation of peacocks. Midge McGinnis, Secretary/Treasurer for Friends of Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park Association, Inc., said, “This park was left to the county for

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Save the Bees!

Rose Broughton, 5, picks out seed at the Canyonville Farmers’ Market on Wednesday. At the Canyonville Farmers Market on Wednesday, flower seeds and educational facts sheets were handed out for a save the bees initiative.  Amanda Pastoria, market manager, said, “I’ll hand them out at the Canyonville Farmers Market until they all have homes. Besides that, The Umpqua Valley Farmers Market handed out seeds to the kids last weekend with the Food Hero activity, and

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#SummerGoals

Madox Najera, 5, of Winston puts a cherry in his basket that his dad is holding for him on Tuesday at Brosi’s Farm. Finding activities to do over the summer can be a difficult task. Sleeping in until noon or sitting on the couch and watching TV all day is compelling, but there are many other activities for you, and your family and friends to do. Chloe Garcia, 13, has plans for summer break. She

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Enjoy Koi

Many people around Roseburg have a love for koi fish. Today, you can take a tour of local koi ponds presented by: Oregon Koi and Water Garden Society.  Tickets for the tour are $5 for adults and free for children. The tour will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you missed your opportunity to buy a ticket at yesterday’s expo, you can go to 174 or 472 W. Berdine Street to purchase

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Classic Cars

A headlight view of Dwyane Brown’s Oldsmobiles on Sunday. Chances are, if you have been about a half-mile west on Old Melrose Road from Melrose Road, you have seen a pair of Oldsmobile cars parked in a field. Dwayne Brown, 90, of Roseburg, is the owner of these imperfectly beautiful cars.The two cars in the field have been parked there for more than 15 years. However, these are not the only cars he owns. He

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Sevens!

Andrea Stanley plays Sevens with second graders during recess on Wednesday. Andrea Stanley, music teacher at Fullerton IV Elementary School in Roseburg, has inspired her entire school by doing an activity with her classes called Sevens.  “The Sevens Game is a body percussion challenge that I found over YouTube while we were doing comprehensive distance learning over Zoom,” she said. “Since singing and dancing was difficult over the computer, and because Wi-Fi made some students

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Fremont FBLA: Backpacks 4 Kids

Leo Gimbel, 8th grader, (left), Ethan Williams, 6th grader, (middle), and Hayden Weir, 7th grader (right)loading up backpacks with bath puffs and socks for foster children on Tuesday. John C. Fremont Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) delivered over 60 backpacks to the Child Welfare division of the Oregon Department of Human Services on Tuesday.  The project called “Backpacks 4 Kids” was the group’s last community service project of the school year. Fremont

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