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Aff ordable housing options to be explored
Whooping Cough
cases reported in
Douglas County
By Caitlyn May
On Tuesday, May 15 Douglas County health offi cials
announced the confi rmation of several cases of whooping
cough in county were connected to the recent outbreak in Lane
Known as pertussis, whooping cough is a respiratory illness
that, among its symptoms, includes severe coughing that can
be deadly for small children, infants and some seniors. One
of the cases recently confi rmed by DCH was within the North
Douglas School District late last week.
All told, health offi cials say there have been fewer than 10
confi rmed cases in north county but want residents in Douglas
County to recognize the symptoms so that potential cases can
be identifi ed and treated.
"Th e most recognizable symptom is a really, really, really
bad cough, said Douglas County Health Offi cer Dr. Bob
Dannenhoff er. “It usually starts off like a cold, but this cough
progresses to the worst cough you've ever heard.”
Offi cials believe the whooping cough outbreak in Douglas
County has been contained. However, the SCH wants the public
to know that the best way to prevent the illness from spreading
is to get vaccinated.
For more information on whooping cough or vaccinations,
call Douglas County Health at 541-440-3571 or visit www.
Annual Free Fishing
Weekend is June 2-3
It will be free to fi sh, crab or clam in Oregon on Saturday and
Sunday, June 2 and 3. During these two days, no fi shing licenses
or tags (including a Combined Angling Tag or Columbia River
Basin Endorsement) will be required to fi sh, crab or clam any-
where in Oregon for both residents and non-residents. Although
no licenses or tags are required, all other fi shing regulations apply
including closures, bag limits and size restrictions.
“Free Fishing Weekends are a great opportunity for friends and
families to get out and enjoy a day or two of fi shing,” said Mike
Gauvin, ODFW recreational fi sheries manager. “Trout, warmwater
fi sh, ocean fi shing, crabbing and clamming are just some of the
great opportunities available.”
Oregon State Parks are also free to visit on June 2-3, with day-use
parking fees waived both days and free camping on Saturday, June 2
(an $8 reservation is required to guarantee a camping spot).
ODFW and partners are also hosting a number of fi shing events
around the state. Volunteer angler education instructors will be
loaning out fi shing gear and giving tips on how to catch and clean
fi sh at most events. For more details. visit
cles/2018-free-fi shing-days-and-events.
he city of Cottage
Grove announced last
Friday that the Neigh-
borhood Economic Develop-
ment Corporation (NEDCO)
is exploring the possibility of
developing aff ordable housing
communities in Cottage Grove.
According to city manager
Richard Meyers, the develop-
ments (two in Cottage Grove
and one in Florence) would
consist of "cottage clusters" of
Community Land Trust devel-
Community Trust makes
homeownership aff ordable by
separating the cost of the land
from the structure of the house.
"Unlike renting, this allows
moderate income community
members to build equity and
begin creating long-term fi -
nancial stability," Meyers said
in a statement posted to the
city's website.
Th e land, according to the
statement, would be held in
a trust by NEDCO and the
homes would be sold at af-
fordable prices. Th e funding
available for the project would
require that the homes be sold
at or below 80 percent the ar-
ea's median income. Currently,
NEDO is assessing interest in
homeownership in both Cot-
tage Grove and Florence. In-
terested individuals can take a
survey by visiting surveymon- A pub-
lic meeting is also scheduled
for Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m.
at the community center.
Th e developments would be
the latest in the eff ort to cre-
ate more aff ordable housing in
Cottage Grove where the aver-
age price for a one-bedroom
apartment can reach $600.
According to local real estate
agents, it's not uncommon for
renters to bring individuals in-
terested in renting a unit along
when giving their 30-day no-
Hayden Homes has recently
begun renting cottages in the
new development located on
Hwy. 99. However, the homes
are strictly for rent and terms
and prices have yet to be made
public aft er representatives for
Hayden declined to comment.
Other housing projects tack-
ling the housing crisis include
Cottage Village Coalition, a
group spearheading the devel-
opment of a 13-house devel-
opment under the guidance
of non-profi t organization,
SquareOne Villages based in
Th e community is expected
to be made up of tiny houses
and serve as a safety net for
low-income individuals and
those in danger of becoming
homeless. Th e group is still se-
curing funding for the project
and most recently said it plans
to present the project, located
on Madison Ave., to the city
this summer.
Low unemployment continued in April
rate was 4.1 percent in March
and April. For 16 consecutive
months, the rate has been close
to 4.1 percent, its lowest level
since comparable records began
in 1976. Th e U.S. unemploy-
ment rate dropped to 3.9 per-
cent in April, from 4.1 percent
in March.
In April, Oregon’s nonfarm
payroll employment dropped by
2,900 jobs, following a revised
gain of 5,000 jobs in March. Th is
was Oregon’s fi rst monthly job
decline in 16 months. Th e last
decline was in December 2016.
In April, three major indus-
tries declined by more than
1,000 jobs. Retail trade dropped
by 2,500 jobs, following a gain of
2,400 in March. Health care and
social assistance cut 1,400 jobs
in April following a gain of 800
during the prior two months.
Professional and business ser-
vices declined by 1,100 jobs and
is now down 2,200 since its peak
of 244,900 jobs in November
Meanwhile, seven of Oregon’s
major industries added jobs in
April, led by leisure and hospi-
tality (+600 jobs) and construc-
tion (+500).
Over the past few years Ore-
gon’s economy gradually decel-
erated, from very rapid growth
a few years ago, to moderate
growth over the past year. In
the past 12 months 29,600 jobs
were added, which is a gain of
1.6 percent. Th is rate of growth
is a slowdown from the more
rapid expansion during the pri-
or few years when Oregon’s job
gains peaked in mid-2015 at 3.7
Oregon’s annual job gains have
been above 1.6 percent since
March 2013. Oregon had been
adding jobs at a faster pace than
the U.S., but now is growing jobs at
the same pace as the nation, since
U.S. jobs also expanded by 1.6 per-
cent during the past 12 months.
Armory among locations hosting Memorial Day Events
Flag displays, a rifle salute, and flyovers
will all be part of the 2018 Memorial Day
Program, at Roseburg National Cemetery,
on Monday, May 28, beginning at 11 a.m.
The National Anthem will be performed
by Roxana Fulton. Additional songs will
also be performed by the Oakland Choir.
A flyover consisting of the U.S. Air
Force, 173rd Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle
aircraft out of Kingsley Field will take
The program will include all branches
of the military, advancement of colors
by veteran service organizations, and
the District 12 Veterans of Foreign Wars
Honor Team will provide the rifle salute
and Taps will be played by Dave Davis.
Speakers will include Roseburg VA
Director Dave Whitmer, Douglas County
Commissioner Tim Freeman, and Tammy
Tuner of the AWVA.
Attendance is expected to exceed 300.
U.S. flags donated by veterans’ families
will be flown along the Avenue of Flags.
On Friday, May 25, at 10 a.m., students
from Fir Grove will gather at the cemetery
and place U.S. flags on approximately
6,000 grave sites.
A Memorial Day event will be held in
Cottage Grove on Saturday, beginning at
11 a.m. at the Cottage Grove Armory.
The event will include the presentation
of the colors and is scheduled to be
followed by a 21-gun salute at the veterans'
park located on Main Street next to the
covered bridge.
The public is invited to attend and there
is no cost for the event.
Cottage Theatre presents
A cautionary tale of hysteria and persecution
Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play
From Baby to Graduate
(it seemed like just a few short years)
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