Cottage Grove sentinel. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1909-current, March 18, 2015, Image 4

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    Cottage Grove Retrospective
A look back at Sentinel stories from 30 and 60 years ago
March 17, 1955
east, Cochran reported that it looked like a
Roman Candle.
The display also was seen in Portland
and other areas. Pruett asked persons who
saw the meteor to write him at 1832 Lon-
view Ave., Eugene, so that we might trace
its course.
‘Ball of Fire’ seen by local
A “ball of fi re” went fl ashing across the
sky in a northerly direction last Tuesday
evening at about 7o’clock reported Maurice
B. Cochran of Mosby Creek last week.
Cochran’s story corresponds to one in
the Eugene Register-Guard last Wednesday,
which stated that… “What may have been
the largest meteor fl ash across the Northwest
in several years, was reported Wednesday
by J. Hugh Pruett, Eugene astronomer.”
Pruett said that he received fi ve reports on
the meteor between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Tues-
Pruett stated that his callers’ estimates of
the meteor size ranged from “as big as the
moon,” to about one-tenth the size of the
moon. He said it was seen generally in the
March 13, 1985
Drain plywood mill to
hire 130 workers
Up to 800 applications for 130 jobs that
become available April 1 when the Drain
plywood mill reopens are expected to be re-
ceived by Thursday, according to Bohemia
Inc. offi cials.
Over 300 people stood in line Monday
when the mill offi ce fi rst started receiving
The 230-employee mill closed down al-
March 9
Cottage Grove Police Department 24-Hour Anonymous Tip Line: 767-0504
was negative, and offi cers de-
termined that the residence in
question was secure.
Suicidal subject, S. 6th St
Reporting person said that a
17-year-old female had threat-
ened to kill herself.
Theft from vehicle, E
A complainant at the station
fi led a report for theft of musi-
cal equipment from his locked
vehicle — which was parked
in the driveway at the location
— sometime overnight. The es-
timated valued of stolen prop-
erty was $900, and there was no
suspect info.
Attempted burglary, Taylor
A caller reported that a male
subject outside the building
and attempting to make en-
try through the front door of a
house across the street from the
caller’s residence. When the
subject was unable to do so, he
went around the rear of the resi-
dence. The caller did not know
if the subject made entry. The
subject has long hair and was
last seen wearing a red jacket
with horizontal black stripes
across the back, and was head-
ing southbound on 4th St.
An area check for the suspect
most a year ago, creating ill feelings and
cynicism on the part of townspeople. Com-
munity leaders and Mayor Grant Levings
have pledged to improve relations between
the town and the company.
Prospective employees from around the
region fl ocked to fi ll out applications for the
130 openings, which will be “paying repre-
sentative wage rates with similar industries
in the area,” according to Don Fisher, Bohe-
mia’s public affairs vice-president.
He said preference will not be given to
previous employees, but that experienced
millworkers are being sought. Future timber
market conditions will determine whether
the mill will remain operating permanently.
Applications will continue to be accepted
until next Thursday and a hiring decision is
expected by sometime next week, according
to Fisher.
The opening of the Drain mill on April 1
will come a month after the company indef-
initely shut down it’s Culp Creek sawmill
March 10
Motor vehicle accident — in-
jury, Row River Rd
Multiple calls regarding a sin-
gle vehicle motor vehicle acci-
dent at the location; a semi truck
was on its side.
March 11
Theft, S. 1st St
A reporting person at the sta-
tion said that a handgun was
taken from the location on Mon-
day by his nephew, and he dis-
covered both missing on Tues-
day. The gun was a FNX45, .45
caliber semi-automatic pistol,
valued at $700.
Theft, Villard Ave
A caller said his Danner,
gore-tex, steel-toed work boots,
which are valued at $280, were
stolen off the front porch of the
residence sometime between
10:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 2:30
a.m. on Wednesday.
March 12
March 14
Criminal mischief, Taco Bell
Menacing, Relax Inn
Reporting person said un-
known subjects threw eggs at
the building. The suspects were
last seen on Thornton heading
toward Mosby Creek. An offi cer
contacted the reporting person
for additional info and to fi le a
Caller said that the subject
menaced her yesterday and
believes he will come back to
harm her. The caller believes the
subject is currently in a nearby
parking lot and could be armed
with a handgun. She also said
the subjected is a convicted fel-
on. Offi cers told the caller that
no crime has been committed
and gave her a victim’s rights
Criminal mischief, Gateway
Reporting person said un-
known subjects threw eggs at
vehicles parked at the location.
An offi cer contacted the report-
ing person for additional info
and to fi le a report.
March 13
Assault, E. Adams
Caller said that the subject
had choked her and left the resi-
dence. The subject was last seen
wearing a blue shirt and gray
Vans, and was riding a bike.
Prowler, Row River Rd
Welfare check, N. Lane St
A reporting person from the
suicide hotline said they’d re-
ceived a call from a male who
was acting suicidal. The report-
ing person said she could hear
the male in the background say-
ing he wanted to be with his
mother, who is deceased.
Criminal mischief, E. Adams
Complainant returned home
and found the landscaping and
garden destroyed.
Caller said she heard a noise
and when she looked outside
she saw a fl ashlight in her back-
Another water
main break
On Thursday of this week,
the Public Works utilities crew
had to deal with yet another wa-
ter main break, which occurred
in the 1100 block of South 4th
Street. The City says the wa-
terline in question was a 10-
inch transite (asbestos cement)
main that cracked near a service
saddle connection, adding that
the service saddle had decayed
and rusted, causing the strap on
the saddle to break. The Pub-
lic Works crew installed a new
service saddle on the mainline
and restored service to nine
customers. The nine customers
affected were out of service for
approximately four hours. This
particular waterline dates from
the early 1960s. The City says
at least one-quarter mile of this
old transite water main needs
to be replaced with ductile iron
pipe in the very near future.
managers meeting
Cottage Grove City Man-
ager Richard Meyers attended a
meeting of the local government
managers from throughout Lane
County at the Lane Council of
Governments offi ce. The man-
agers met and discussed Lane
County’s tobacco retail licens-
ing ordinance and regulation of
e-cigarettes and local economic
development efforts. Brenda
Wilson, LCOG Executive Di-
rector, gave a report on LCOG
dues for the 2015-16 budget and
on the LCOG Board of Direc-
tors visioning process that is
kicking off.
New gravel in-
stalled on Middle-
fi eld Golf Course
cart path
A signifi cant portion of the
total Middlefi eld Golf Course
cart path has a gravel surface.
This gravel surface is prone to
settling and develops pot holes
during heavy use. This week,
the Middlefi eld maintenance
crew fi nished placing gravel
along the entire unpaved section
of the cart path in preparation
of this summer’s busy season.
Family Fishing
Event set for April 4
he Oregon Department of
Fish and Wildlife invites
Oregon families to come fi shing
at one of 33 free family fi shing
events scheduled throughout the
state this spring and summer.
Cottage Grove will host a fam-
ily fi shing event on Saturday,
April 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. at the Cottage Grove pond
at Row River Nature Park.
The events are designed to
show families how easy and
fun fi shing can be, said Sha-
hab Farzanegan, ODFW angler
education coordinator. ODFW
provides loaner rods and reels,
tackle, instruction and freshly
stocked fi sh – everything a fam-
ily needs for a successful fi shing
“These events are fantastic
and I enjoy taking my kids and
their friends and teaching them
different techniques,” said one
recent participant. “The best
part about it is that the kids catch
fi sh and want to go again.”
Children under the age of 14
can fi sh for free; kids 14 to 17
and adults will need an Oregon
fi shing license in order to fi sh.
For families that can’t attend
one of the scheduled events,
ODFW offers several resources
to help families get started on
their own, including:
Easy Angling Oregon – 101
great places for families to fi sh
in Oregon
Gearing Up – rod, reel and
tackle recommendations
Trout Fishing in Oregon
– how to fi sh for trout in rivers
and lakes
Trout 365 – a web page dedi-
cated to catching trout in Or-
egon throughout the year
Visit the ODFW website,
click on the Fishing tab at the
top of the page, select Where
and How from the menu.
the rewarder of those who ear-
nestly and diligently seek Him
[out].” And Romans 8:17 says
that if we are children of God,
we are “heirs of God and joint
heirs with Christ” (NKJV). This
means, as born-again Christians,
God has provided everything we
need in Christ. We just have to
access it through a personal re-
lationship with Him.
The Bible also teaches us to
“love [our] enemies, do good,
and lend, hoping for nothing in
return; and [our] reward will be
great…” and to “be merciful,
just as [our] Father is merciful”
(Luke 6:35-36NKJV). Verses
37-38 tell us not to judge others,
to forgive, and to be generous
with our giving, “for with the
same measure that you use, it
will be measured back to you.”
Obedience to God’s Word,
weather forecast
FRIDAY March 20
44° | 68°
42° | 64°
Partly Cloudy
P.M. Rain
SUNDAY March 22
37° | 59°
43° | 63°
to give my life to You!” When
this is the motive of your heart,
then you can stand on Philippi-
ans 4:19, knowing He will meet
your every need.
Trust God to meet every need
in your life today. He wants to
be your healer, comforter, wis-
dom, peace, joy—anything and
everything you need. He wants
you to live in His grace, forgive-
ness, mercy and strength. Rest
in Him with confi dence that He
is the Lord your Provider!
Joyce Meyer is a New York
Times bestselling author and
founder of Joyce Meyer Minis-
tries, Inc.
giving and serving others are
the ways we release the bless-
ings of God in our lives. And
if you haven’t learned to be a
radical, generous giver, you are
missing out on one of the best
things in your life. I know from
experience that you’ll never be
happier than when you’re help-
ing someone else…when you’re
doing something to help make
someone else’s life better. And
anytime you do anything for
anyone, always look at it as if
you’re giving to God.
The best attitude we can have
with giving is: “Lord, I’m doing
this for You because I love You.
You gave to me, now I want
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Hourly Prizes will be drawn and posted at the
Partly Cloudy
MONDAY March 23
TUESDAY March 24
42° | 56°
41° | 56°
Open 7 days a week!
79149 N. River Road
Cottage Grove
Home & Garden Show
April 11 & 12
Cottage Grove High School Gym
on N. River Road.
Name: ___________________________________
Phone Number: ____________________________
Additional Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5
Main Prize Drawing April 12 at 4 pm.
Must be present to Win
Two nights at Shilo Inn and other large prizes.
Continued from page 4A
couraged, but he never gave up.
Finally, in 1911, while work-
ing for a going-nowhere pen-
cil-sharpener manufacturer, he
started writing crazy stories to
submit to the fi ction magazines,
and a few months later he was
cashing a check from Munsey’s
All-Story Magazine for $400
— about a half-penny a word
— for his fi rst novel.
That novel was titled “A Prin-
cess of Mars,” and it was the
fi rst book in the long-lived and
much-loved John Carter of Mars
series. And, two years later, he
wrote the novel that would make
his name and his fortune: a little
yarn about an unrecognized
English lord growing up in the
African jungle, titled “Tarzan
of the Apes.” You have perhaps
heard of it?
(Sources: Fenton, Robert
W. Edgar Rice Burroughs and
Tarzan. New York: McFarland,
2003; Porges, Irwin. Edgar Rice
Burroughs: The Man who Cre-
ated Tarzan. New York: Bal-
lantine, 1975. “The Edgar Rice
Burroughs Idaho connection,”
ERBzine,, v. 3650)
Finn J.D. John teaches at Or-
egon State University and writes
about odd tidbits of Oregon his-
tory. For details, see http://fi nn- To contact him or
suggest a topic: fi nn2@offbe- or 541-357-2222.