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 Continue Reading


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 Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Historic Fort Umpqua: A Step Back in Time

The very top of the fence surrounding ECEC’s Fort Umpqua on Saturday. Last Saturday, volunteers helped clean the Elkton Community Education Center and a replica of Fort Umpqua, from the mid-1800s.  Deborah Gritton, community education assistant, said, “Each spring, volunteers and staff open the buildings, do a good deep clean, and bring items out of Continue Reading

Champion for Children

The Ford Family Foundation puts up pinwheels that represent the happy childhoods and bright futures that all children deserve on Thursday. The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Ford Family Foundation is a significant advocate for this initiative.  “The Foundation has a long history of prioritizing child protection and the prevention of Continue Reading