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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Gift of Life-A New Kidney for Devree Guido

Devree Guido enjoys her first banana since June due to diet restrictions just one day after surgery that took place on the 19th. All photos courtesy of Jessica Guido. Devree Guido was scheduled to have a kidney transplant on Dec. 22 at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University in Palo Alto. On  Dec. 19, Devree and her family were informed that another kidney was available.  “Her surgeon received an offer to be the backup

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Covered Bridges of Douglas County

Inside Rochester Bridge on Dec. 8th 2020. In the 1800s and 1900s, there were at least 36 covered bridges in Douglas County. Now, only six remain.  Judy Prindel, a member of the Covered Bridge Society of Oregon, said, “They were built way back in the early 1800s for several reasons — weather, to herd stock from one side to the other over waterways. Some people would get caught in storms and took shelter in them.”

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Reflection on 2020

This photo of my reflection in a bubble outside Fremont Middle School is one of my favorites. It was featured in my story, “Reflecting on distance learning,” published on June 6, 2020. Despite the challenges of COVID, I’ve had many spectacular experiences and have been extremely lucky to write about lots of amazing people and places. I feel truly fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn about our fantastic community! Here are some of

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Fremont FBLA Spreads Cheer to Seniors

Fremont Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) found a creative way to spread joy to Roseburg’s seniors, responsibly and safely. Members shot videos telling about their favorite thing to do over the holidays. The videos were constructed into a virtual Christmas Card. FBLA members brought bright, cheerful posters to 8 senior living facilities around Roseburg and the Veterans Affairs office. On them was Fremont FBLA’s website address, where the seniors can find a

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Dinosaur Sighting!

If you watch closely while driving around mile marker 13 on Highway 138 East near Glide, you might catch a glimpse of a dinomite roadside attraction.  If you’re heading east, you will first see a 12 foot tall Tyrannosaurus rex.  “He’s in the throes of a battle with two raptors and appears to be winning at the moment,” said Chris LaMont, the owner of the sculptures.  “I did not create them. I sought them out.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Decorated house in Hucrest on Tuesday. Everywhere you go, Roseburg citizens are spreading cheer with decorations — from nativity scenes to holiday dragons and everything in between.  “Our officers have recently observed an increased amount of Christmas decorations,” Roseburg Police chief Gary Klopfenstein said. Due to COVID-19, many people are not going to be able to see their families over the holidays, but they can decorate their homes and businesses. Whether it be a few

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The Duck Pond Rebranding-The Stewart Park Nature Area

Pond closest to Fred Meyer near sunset, filled with birds on Wednesday. The Stewart Park Nature Area is being remodeled.  “The area is getting a facelift including the new kiosk and additional educational signs to promote healthier (preferably no) feeding by the public. In coordination with these improvements the park maintenance staff is also making some landscape improvements; bringing in topsoil to replace years of erosion, adding irrigation, native plantings,” said Kris Ammerman, program manager

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Unraveling the Mystery of the Forgotten Souls

Some of the copper cremains containers still have their original labels at the Oregon State Hospital Memorial on Wednesday.                                              In 2004 a group consisting of a legislator and a team of journalists stumbled upon a ghastly sight while touring the Oregon State Hospital. They discovered a dusty forgotten shed-like structure with over 3,500

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Virtual Leadership Experience

On Wednesday, November 18th Oregon’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the Fall Virtual Leadership Experience. This event was organized by TeamTri, GIANT, and the Department of Education for career and technical student organizations from Oregon.  During the conference, students got the opportunity to listen to inspiring speakers, engage in leadership conversation, participate in trivia showdowns, and earn prizes. Two Fremont FBLA members and thirteen Roseburg FBLA members participated, including three state officers attended.

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World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is observed on November 17th every year to expand awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. About 15 million babies are born preterm each year at about 10% of babies worldwide. Premature birth is the number one cause of death in children under the age of five.  The first international awareness day for premature birth was created by European parent organizations in 2008. It has

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