McCullough Bridge Rainbow STOCK

A rainbow spans the McCullough Bridge on Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Amanda Loman, The World

Douglas County Parks Advisory Board seeks members

ROSEBURG — Douglas County Parks is recruiting two representatives to sit on the Parks Advisory Board. The Parks Advisory Board is a citizen advisory body advising the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the parks director. The board is composed of seven members representative of the entire county. The county seeks to diversify the application pool with applicants who represent all areas of the county and have specific skills or background in areas that would benefit the county parks system.

Members must be a resident of Douglas County, have demonstrated an interest and experience relevant to the needs of the Parks Department. Experience with government, board operations, recreation management and planning is preferred. Members will serve four year terms and expected to attend a majority of monthly meetings, as well as be actively engaged with the area of the county in which they reside.

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17. For interest packets or more information, visit or contact Deb Pack at 541-440-6040.

Red Cross calls for donors before holiday season

COOS BAY — With the holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

Give patients in need another reason to be thankful — make an appointment to give blood. Download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.


  • Nov. 14: 1-6 p.m., Coquille Community Building, 115 N. Birch St.

Myrtle Point

  • Nov. 15: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Myrtle Point High School, 717 Fourth St.

Blood and platelet donors can save time by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit