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spirituality to be
Loving pets — even
the ones that drive us
t does not matter if you are
two or 100-years-old, if you
loved a pet, its memory lasts a
I asked 91-year-old Nellie
for her pet memories and a fa-
miliar theme ran throughout
the conversation. Love. Then
tears at the loss of pets loved
60-80 years ago. Nellie can
easily speak of relatives who
have passed, but talking about
her long lost pet, Smokey, still
brings her to tears.
“Our parents had an 18 pound
Persian, Smokey,” said Nellie,
“who claimed the front shelf
of our corner store for his ‘of-
fi ce’ to supervise the customers’
comings and goings. If a cus-
tomer arrived with a dog, it did
not bother Smokey. He knew
who the boss was.
One customer arrived with a
dog that would not stop barking
at Smokey. Smokey showed the
patience of a saint. The lady
said, “That cat should not be
in your store.” I told her, “This
is his workplace. He has a job
making sure there are no mice.
BUT, it is illegal for you to have
a dog in our store.”
Smokey took my comment as
his cue; he stood up and jumped
on the back of that big black
noisy dog like a jockey riding a
horse out of the store. The dog
howled as he ran down the road
with the cat on his back. An
hour later, Smokey sauntered
back into the store, jumped up
onto his offi ce perch and con-
tinued his afternoon nap as if it
was just another normal day. He
sure had gumption! Apparent-
ly, he thought it was his job to
get rid of unwanted mice AND
When I was a young wife,
the front door’s screen was
slightly torn. I heard a noise
and watched as a tabby kitten
climbed up it, crawled through
the hole and plopped into our
home. What could we do? She
Photo by Ariel Mam
If you love pets as a child, you will love them your entire
life. Angel Scribe’s grandson, Yossa, is “playing cat”
with his rescue kitties, Mambo and Cecil on their cat
condo, as they train him to grow into a kind and loving
purr-son. Yossa is upset that this is not a “boy toy” but a
cat toy.
had chosen us and it was her
moving-in day! We named her
Sheila. She was so smart. She
would sit under the magnolia
tree and hunt birds. I enjoyed
feeding the birds so there was
only one thing to do. I had to
train Sheila that these were “our
birds” and to leave them alone.
As soon as I saw Sheila stalking
them, I tossed my broom in her
direction to distract her (never
to hit her). The fl ying broom
training only lasted 10 days.
After that she would sit under
the tree with the birds eating on
the ground around her.
Sheila had two kittens. We
kept Rover because he was so
dog-like. Sheila was a tiny-fi ve
pound delicate cat but Roger
was HUGE! He was tall, black
and at bedtime when we went
to the back door and whistled
for him, he came running like a
dog. One day, he did not come
Nellie stopped, took a deep
breath, her throat tightened,
tears fell from her eyes as she
slowly whispered, “I was dev-
astated. I searched for weeks
and weeks. I still miss his sweet
We adopted Brandy, a Boxer
puppy that my sister had seen
tossed out a car window. He
was adorable with his big brown
eyes and appreciation and dedi-
cation to us. He loved sitting
next to us on the coach, but he
was a wild-uncontrollable teen-
ager when not in our presence!
The next day we had to go to
work, so we locked him safely
in the laundry room. After
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work, we returned to excitedly
greet him. We opened the door
and stopped dead in our tracks!
It looked like a tornado had
ripped through the room. The
curtains were torn and shredded
right off the three windows! Our
string clothesline was in shreds
and so were all the clothes that
once hung on them. I had to
replace the bamboo curtains so
often that when I returned to
the store for a new set, the clerk
automatically handed me a set
without a word.
We took Brandy to our sum-
mer cabin with the same results.
Returning home we found he
had ripped into a 100-lb. sack of
potatoes, took a bite out of each
potato, spit it out, then contin-
ued with his new game before
shredding all our laundry — and
Also, when the scale model
train that our son had saved for
arrived he ‘safely’ put it in the
storage room. Somehow Bran-
dy opened the door and bit that
train in half before it even saw a
set of tracks!
Another time Brandy broke
out of our home. There I was
with curlers on only one side of
my head, perm goop dripping
down the other, running down
the road calling for him. I heard
a commotion on the beach and
in the middle was Brandy, held
by irate parents. Apparently he
had recreated his ‘potato trick’
running from child to child
licking each of their ice cream
It broke our hearts when
Brandy became a senior citizen
and died. He was part of our
family and contributed to many
of our memories.”
From the mouths of babes,
“Angels are in charge of help-
ing sick pets. And if the animals
don’t get better, Angels help the
child get over it.”
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Calvary Baptist Church
77873 S 6th St • 541-942-4290
Pastor: Riley Hendricks
Sunday School: 9:45am
Worship: 11:00am
The Journey: Sunday 5:00pm
Praying Thru Life: Wednesday 6:00pm
Calvary Chapel Cottage Grove
522 E Whitaker • 541-942-6842
Pastor: Jeff Smith
Two Services on Sun: 9am & 10:45am
Wednesday Service 6:45 pm
Child Care 10:45am Service Only
Youth Group Bible Study:
Wed. 6:45 pm & Sat. 6 pm
80432 Delight Valley School Rd
(541) 942-7672
Center for Spiritual Living Cottage
700 Gibbs Ave (Community Center)
Rev. Bobby Lee
Meets Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Info: 541-767-0182 (Mrs. “T”)
Church of Christ
420 Monroe St • 541-942-8565
Sunday Service: 10:30am
Cottage Grove Bible Church
1200 East Quincy Avenue
Pastor:Bob Singer
Worship 8:30am, 11am
Sunday School:9:45am
YouthGroup Mondays 6:30pm
AWANA age 3-8th Grade,
Wednesdays Sept-May, 6:30pm
Cottage Grove Faith Center
33761 Row River Rd. • 541-942-4851
Lead Pastor: Isaac Hovet
Sunday Service: 9am and 11am
Full Childrenʼs Ministry available
Delight Valley
Church of Christ
33087 Saginaw Rd. East
Pastor: Bob Friend
Two Services:
9am - Classic in the Chapel
10:30am - Contemporary in the
First Baptist Church
301 S 6th St 541-942-8242
Pastor: Steve Johnson
Sunday School: 9:30am
Worship: 11:00am
Come Worship with us
First Presbyterian Church
3rd and Adams St • 541-942-4479
Pastor: Rev. Bruce Cameron
Worship: 10:00am
Sunday School: 10:00am
A representative of Parents’
Rights in Education will speak
at the next meeting of the Cot-
tage Grove 912 Project on Mon-
day, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Covered Bridge Restaurant, 401
E Main. The meeting is open to
the public and there is no cost
to attend.
The velomobiles
are coming
Though the vehicle hides its
operator in a small plastic shell,
many Cottage Grove residents
have no doubt come across local
parent, school board representa-
tive and chess coach Taylor Wil-
hour pedaling around town in his
velomobile, a human-powered
cycle that’s enclosed for greater
aerodynamic possibilities. Soon,
Wilhour won’t be alone on local
streets in his velo.
Wilhour informed the Senti-
nel that the Left Coast Velomo-
bile Gathering extension of the
Oregon Human powered Ve-
hicle Association Human Pow-
ered Challenge will continue in
Creswell for day three and four
on May 27 and 28.
The Day 3 ride on May 27
will take riders to Springfi eld’s
Clearwater Park via road and
bike path along the Willamette
River bikeways to North Eugene
and back to Creswell. The next
day, riders will use Sears Road
to the Row River Trail around
Dorena Lake, then back to Cot-
tage Grove, around Cottage
Grove Lake, the back through
Cottage Grove with a stop at
Velocity Velos and a return to
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 • Sunday 12-5
Closed Mondays
W orship D irectory
6th & Gibbs Church of Christ
195 N. 6th St. • 541-942-3822
Pastor: Aaron Earlywine
Youth & Families Pastor: Seth Bailey
Services: 9am and 10:30am
Christian Education
Nursery for pre-k - 3rd Grade
The Cottage Grove Ranger
District announces that it will
begin issuing fi rewood permits
on Monday, May 18. One non-
transferable permit will be is-
sued for two cords of fi rewood
at a total cost of $20. Permits
will be issued on a fi rst-come,
fi rst-serve basis. Firewood is
Firewood cutting areas are
typically on narrow, single-lane
gravel roads with an average
distance of 35 miles from the
city of Cottage Grove. More
information on specifi c areas
for fi rewood cutting will be pro-
vided with the permit.
Cottage Grove Ranger Dis-
trict is open Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(except holidays). Permits are
issued from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The
Ranger District offi ce is located
at 78405 Cedar Park Road, Cot-
tage Grove, OR 97424. Contact
the offi ce at (541) 767-5000, or
email for
more information.
912 Project
May 15th & 16th

Firewood permits
The Opal Center for Arts and
Education presents Era Coda on
Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets
are $5 at the door.
The Eugene-based band fea-
tures original music fronted
by lead vibraphone, along
with guitar, drums, bass and
keyboards. The Opal Center is
located at 513 Main St.
Floral Arrangements
Sale Valid
May 13th thru May 16th
On Thursday, May 21, Eu-
gene psychiatrist Dr. Joseph
Arpaia, MD will share tips from
his books “Real Meditation in
Minutes a Day” and “Tibetan
Wisdom for Western Life” be-
ginning at 6:30 p.m. at South
Lane Mental Health, located
at 1345 Birch Ave. in Cottage
The discussion is the third
in a series of Thursday conver-
sations happening in May at
SLMH to commemorate Men-
tal Health Awareness Month.
Admission is free. Requests for
more information and for a sign
language interpreter or other ac-
commodations can be directed
to SLMH at 541-942-3939.
Tell us your pet’s story!
Craftsman Pro
Riding Mowers
Era Coda
Grove Community Church
77820 Mosby Creek Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Pastor: Bryan Parsons
Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Nursery: Infant - Pre-K
Kidʼs Church: K to 5th grade
Hope Fellowship
United Pentecostal Church
100 S. Gateway Blvd. • 541-942-2061
Pastor: Dave Bragg
Worship: 11:00am Sunday
Bible Study: 7:00pm Wednesday
Living Faith Assembly
467 S. 10th St. • 541-942-2612
Pastor Rulon Combs
Sunday School All Ages 9am
Worship & Childrenʼs
Church 10:30 am
“The Bridge” Saturday Evening Service
Youth ABLAZE: Wednesday 6:30pm
Childrenʼs Breakout Class:
Wednesday 6:30pm
Church of Christ
1041 Pennoyer Ave * 541-767-0447
Preachers: Tony Martin & Robert Evans
Sunday Bible Study:10:00am
Sunday Worship:10:50am & 5:30pm
We Want Your News!
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Old Time Gospel Fellowship
103 S. 5th Street • 541-942-4999
Pastor: Herb Carson
Sunday Service: 10:00am
Sunday Bible Study: 6:00pm
We sing the old time hymns.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
and St. Philip Benizi
Catholic Churches
1025 N. 19th St.
541-942-3420 / 541-942-4712
Pastor: Roy L. Antunez, S.J.
Euch. Liturgies; Sat. 5:30pm
Sun. 10:30am
St. Philip Benizi, Creswell:
552 Holbrock Lane • 541-895-8686
Sunday: 8:30am
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
1301 W. Main • 541-767-9050
Rev. Lawrence Crumb
“Church with the fl ags.”
Worship: Sunday 10:30am
All Welcome
Seventh-day Adventist Church
820 South 10th Street
Pastor: Kevin Miller
Bible Study: Saturday, 9:15 am
Worship Service: Saturday, 10:40 am
Mid-week Service: Wednesday, 1:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
6th & Quincy • 541-942-2373
Pastor: James L. Markus
Sunday School &
Adult Education 9:15am
Sunday Worship 10:30am
Comm. Kitchen Free Meal Tue & Thur
5:00pm TLC Groups
United Methodist Church
334 Washington • 541-942-3033
Pastor:Jerry Steele
Worship: 10:00am
Adult & Sunday School: 9:00am
Comm. Dinner (Adults $5, Kids Free)
Mon. 5-6:30pm
“VICTORY” Country Church
913 S. 6th Street • 541-942-5913
Pastor: Barbara Dockery
Worship Service: 10:00am
Our Worship
Directory is a
weekly feature in
the newspaper. If
your congregation
would like to
be a part of this
directory, please
contact the
Cottage Grove
at 541-942-3325.