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    8A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL March 11, 2015
March Madness,
Movie Night,
Spaghetti on the
For the Sentinel
photo by Chandra La Husen
Last week the Rotary Club of Cottage Grove distributed about 250 dictionaries to
third-graders at fi ve elementary schools. Rotarians demonstrated the use of guide
words and had fun interacting with students as they explored the resources the
dictionaries offered. Parents or guardians of home-schooled third graders can
check with the CG library so their student can receive a dictionary.
Pictured above is Deb Henderson's second- third grade class at London Elemen-
tary with their new dictionaries. Rotarians Karol Kuhn and Tyson Woodard led the
handover along with Chandra La Husen.
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having a backup plan can be
invaluable to protect against un-
foreseen circumstances.
“We’ve suggested to plant
fruit trees that bloom at differ-
ent times, and for vegetables this
strategy is also important,” Mull
said. “Instead of just having one
broccoli crop, what about plant-
ing for a fall crop in case some-
thing happens in the spring?”
Mull spoke of the importance
of pest management in warm,
dry conditions, suggesting the
use of plants that can be given
over to pests like aphids to keep
the bugs off the other plants a
gardener wants to keep. Mulch
can help hold in moisture in dry
years, which will of course af-
fect other regions before they
cause problems in the Willa-
mette Valley.
“We’ll be okay because we
have more water here, but
southern California and eastern
Oregon are going to be in big
trouble this year,” Mull said.
She said the weather is “right
on track” to begin planting cool
crops like peas and lettuce soon,
though jumping the gun can
have its consequences.
“The soil is still really cold,”
she said. “Seeds aren’t going to
germinate in it; they just rot or
animals get them, and people
end up thinking they’ve got bad
seeds. Seeds need a soil tem-
perature of at least 45 degrees to
Despite the surprise that a
warmer, drier than normal win-
ter can generate, Doyle said
such weather isn’t actually all
that unusual.
“The Willamette Valley has
a few secrets,” she said. “One
of them is that late January can
be very nice. We typically have
about 15 days of sun, even in a
bad year.”
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melt and rainfall, has fi lled up
19 of the last 25 years and come
close to fi lling in three of the
other six years.”
The bottom line, Clemans
said, is that it’s too early to tell
how the reservoirs might fare in
the near future. In the meantime,
though, visitors to the lakes can
be seen enjoying themselves on
the extra terrain exposed with
the dry conditions. The Corps
enforces all its rules in the same
manner on the dry lake bed as
it does in its established parks,
Clemans said, including the pro-
hibition of driving on the lake
bed (though an old road near the
Cottage Grove Reservoir dam
still provides fi shing access in
dry weather.)
“Visitors have to be very care-
ful about what they collect,” he
said. “Collecting rocks in the
lake bed is not permitted, nor
is the taking of any item that
may be considered a historical
resource by us or any of our
tribal partners. If someone fi nds
something like that, it would be
great if they would report it to
our ranger’s offi ce.”
ongratulations to our
Crow Middle School
boys for making it to the play-
offs undefeated.
Thursday, March 12, is the
fi rst round of the middle school
boys’ basketball game at home
starting at 4:30 p.m. with our
boys on the court. On Sat-
urday, March 14, the middle-
school boys’ basketball tourna-
ment begins.
The last Rural Arts Center
Movie Night for this season is
this Saturday, March 14. An
Oregon classic, “Sometimes A
Great Notion,” will be the main
feature at 7:30 p.m. This is an
adaptation of the novel by Ken
Kesey. The Crow Middle/High
School is the benefi ciary. The
soup dinner begins at 6 p.m.
The movies will resume in Oc-
A special thank you to the
sponsors and Rural Art Center
members who make these eve-
nings possible. Come out for
another fun evening in Lorane!
The CAL School Board will
meet at Lorane Grange Monday,
March 16 at 7 p.m.
Mark your calendars to come
out to the next spaghetti dinner
and bingo evening at Lorane
Grange on Saturday, March 21
starting at 5:30 p.m. for dinner.
Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.
Again this year, Lorane Chris-
tian Church will host a presenta-
tion of the Living Last Supper.
It will be presented on Sunday,
March 22 at their 11 a.m. ser-
vice. If you have never experi-
enced this performance, it is a
must for your Easter season. It
is so moving, you feel like you
have stepped back in time. You
will be captivated!
The Lorane Celebration 2015
community event plans to incor-
porate arts, crafts, baked goods,
music and a host of other ideas.
Do you have an idea? Call Jeri
at 541-942-2448. Plans are
We want your talent! Call Lil
at 541-942-5701 or Lisa Lively-
brooks to sign up for the RAC/
Lorane Grange Talent Show on
Sunday, April 12 at 3 p.m.
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