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    COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL July 1, 2015
Reminder: Early deadlines
Hot ‘Wings
and Wheels’
The Sentinel offi ce will be closed Friday, July 3
in observance of Independence Day. Early Dead-
lines for classifi ed ads, display ads, legal notices
and editorial submissions will be July 2 at noon.
Temperatures sizzle at
second-annual event
Fire destroys
outbuilding
BY MATT HOLLANDER
The Cottage Grove Sentinel
T
he shimmering heat waves on the
tarmac of Jim Wright Field were
matched only by the glistening colors of
nearly 50 exquisite automobiles, aircrafts
and motorcycles.
The weather forecast for the weekend
— up to 100 degrees in some parts of the
Willamette Valley — could have kept quite
a few folks from venturing out to the second
annual Wings and Wheels, hosted by the
Oregon Aviation Historical Society (OAHS)
Saturday at the Cottage Grove Airport. But
while fewer people attended than last year,
there were more vehicles on display, and
event organizers are confi dent that they have
a winning formula.
“We really like the weekend before the
Fourth of July because we aren’t compet-
ing with any other local events,” said Doug
Kindred, President of OAHS. “The only
part that can be a gamble with this time of
year is the weather. Last year it was perfect,
but today was pretty hot, and we think that
kept some people from coming out.”
Participating exhibitors were appar-
ently less deterred by the hot weather. Not
only were there more vehicles on display,
but several owners made impromptu visits
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photos by Matt Hollander
Greg Cochran of Cottage Grove brought his 1932 Ford Vicky to the second
annual WIng and Wheels event Saturday at Jim Wright Field.
without registering beforehand.
“For a long time we weren’t sure what
we were going to get,” said Kindred. “We
started reaching out to different vintage-
car clubs in March, but it’s very hard to get
commitments for an event that some people
see as way out in the future.”
Wings and Wheels is not an event exclu-
sive to classic vehicles. As Kindred said,
they just have to be interesting. And on Sat-
urday the years of the vehicles ranged from
1928 to 2015.
“It’s a great combination because auto-
mobiles and aircrafts have always gone to-
gether. It also brings together a great group
of people who have a lot in common,” said
Greg Cochran of Cottage Grove, who was
showing his 1932 Ford Vicky — a vehicle
that was originally built for his late father,
Bob.
The people’s choice awards went to a
1965 Cobra owned by Mark Armstrong
and a 1941 Interstate Cadet owned by Mat
Northway.
Proceeds from Wings and Wheels go to-
ward restoration projects of OAHS.
During the fi rst weekend of August,
OAHS will host the Jim Wright Memorial
Stearman Fly-In. The annual event draws
owners and fans of the popular bi-planes —
the fi rst planes fl own by many World War II
pilots — from throughout the region.
Offi cials with South Lane
County Fire and Rescue say
a structure fi re in the 78000
block of Highway 99 South
destroyed an abandoned struc-
ture in the early morning hours
of Tuesday, June 23.
Crews arrived on scene at
about 12:30 a.m. to fi nd the
structure — which they say
was known to be frequented
by transients — fully engulfed
in fl ames. Firefi ghters say
they were able to contain the
fi re to the abandoned structure
and keep property loss away
from the adjacent shop/ware-
house. A total of 12 personnel
responded to the scene, and
preliminary fi ndings suggest
that the blaze may have begun
in the brush surrounding the
building, though the cause is
still under investigation.
New collection at Library highlights experiences of returning veterans
BY JON STINNETT
The Cottage Grove Sentinel
T
he Friends of the Cottage
Grove Library know that
the newest collection of books
they’ve purchased for library
use are diffi cult to read. But
that may be why they feel so
strongly that the books need to
be available.
Mary McNamara, President
of Friends of the Library, said
the new collection is comprised
of books written mostly by
American soldiers and reporters
after tours of duty in recent con-
fl icts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We wanted to purchase
these books to help Cottage
Grove learn about what it’s like
when these soldiers come back
home,” McNamara said. “We
understand that they’re a dif-
fi cult read, but we don’t think
most people really understand
what soldiers coming back have
gone through.”
The Friends offered the col-
lection to the Library at a cer-
emony Monday that was at-
tended by Cottage Grove Mayor
Tom Munroe and City Coun-
cilor Jeff Gowing, who also rep-
resented the American Legion.
The collection was inspired by
a New York Times article, “Hu-
man Costs of the Forever Wars,
Enough to Fill a Bookshelf,”
and McNamara said the effort
to bring it to the Library was
spearheaded by the organiza-
tion’s Bruce Kelsh. Included
in this collection is Phil Klay’s
collection of short stories, “Re-
deployment” which won the
National Book Award for Fic-
tion this year.
“I hope these books provide
the opportunity for all of us to
better understand what soldiers
have experienced, including
the diffi cult re-entry into civil-
ian life upon their return,” Mc-
Namara said. “Books like ‘Re-
deployment’ are diffi cult and
sometimes painful to read, but
are necessary reading. Because
our veterans often don’t or can’t
talk about what they experi-
enced, these books give insight
to the human costs of these wars
and the need to support return-
ing veterans.”
Angela
Arena,
Cottage
Grove’s Librarian, said, “This
5TH ANNUAL ELEMENTARY TRIATHLON
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015 • 8:30AM-10:30AM
Warren H. Daugherty Aquatic Center • 8th & Taylor, Cottage Grove
541-942-5533
S W I M - B I K E - R U N
is a timely gift. Our summer
reading program for children
is about real-life heroes. These
books provide insight into the
experiences of our service men
and women and help all of us
understand what they have gone
through. In addition to this col-
lection of books about Iraq and
Afghanistan, we have gathered
books about the Viet Nam war
together in another display and
are encouraging adult library
patrons to suggest additional
books about heroes.”
“If anybody can suggest an-
other book that should be part
of this collection, we’d be happy
to purchase it,” McNamara said.
She can be contacted at 541
521-9779.
photo by Jon Stinnett
Friends of the Library President Mary McNamara ex-
plains why the organization purchased a collection of
books by veterans returning from wars at the Library.
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Buckaroo Breakfast, 7:00 am
Calf undecorating - Free Kids Event
Event Sponsored by: Howell Rodeo Co.
ADULT ADMISSION $10 • KIDS (6-12) $6 - $3 PARKING AT GATE
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Cattle furnished by Thompson’s
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