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    6A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL December 2, 2015
Dunes trailhead
offers fun in
surreal landscape
The Cottage Grove Sentinel
Look out below!”
The warning, issued from atop the
crest of a sand dune several stories high,
became one of her favorite phrases that af-
ternoon, as much an expression of exulta-
tion as an announcement that our four-year
old was about to barrel full-steam, arms and
legs fl ailing wildly, back down the sandy
hillside she’d just laboriously climbed.
My wife and I have been visiting the John
Dellenback Dunes Trailhead south of Win-
chester Bay for several years, and the des-
tination — which may be the most striking
example of the ability to fi nd oneself on a
seemingly different planet after but a short
drive from Cottage Grove — was one of the
favorite stops of our dear departed Labrador
retriever, Sam.
Saturday’s visit, our fi rst in several years,
offered the added bonus of bringing an active
youngster to what’s essentially the biggest
sandbox she may ever see, and throughout
an afternoon blessed by blazing sunshine
and much warmer temperatures than could
be found in the Willamette Valley, we took
turns making up routes to run around the
many sandy hills and valleys, then stopped
to make a sand volcano and take in the sur-
real, breathtaking scenery.
Which is not to say that the adults didn’t
also enjoy the outing. While it took a little
while for me to shed inhibitions and a head
full of another week’s worries, my wife took
to the occasion immediately, fl inging herself
headlong more than a few times down the
biggest dune in the area. Our chocolate lab,
Jack, blazed his own trail, scampering up
and up through loose, ankle-deep sand and
sprinting in circles to shed his own seem-
ingly boundless energy. By late afternoon,
each of us had logged several miles on un-
even terrain that engages every foot and leg
muscle in the body, marveling at how the
temperature of the sand varies by degrees
For the Sentinel
Lorane Grange meets this
Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Their annual Christmas Dinner
is Sunday, Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
photo by Jon Stinnett
warm and
all winter!
Winter Special
$200 Holiday cash
back on installation
of new equipment.
Sand dunes on the Oregon coast offer an unspoiled landscape that's easy
to enjoy for adults and kids alike.
based on the angle it’s hit (or not) by the
sunshine. Heading back toward home, we
made a stop at the Umpqua Lighthouse for
a bit more scenery and the chance to see two
whales gamboling about between the jetties
before heading back out to sea. It could go
without saying that we’ll need months to
cleanse our clothes, shoes and automobile
of the sand we acquired.
The trailhead, located 10 ½ miles south of
Reedsport, leads visitors down a half-mile
trail through a scrubby conifer forest, then
opens up onto a landscape of giant dunes,
valleys and sandy hideaways that's shaped
anew by the weather between each visit.
From there, it's two miles to the beach, a
route that's unmarked because it's constant-
ly evolving. The trail winds through terri-
tory named for former U.S. Congressman
John Dellenback, who, according to signage
Turkey, dressing, ham, potatoes
and beverages are furnished.
Everything else is potluck. The
Lorane community is invited.
Be sure to bring canned goods
or non-perishable items for the
Christmas baskets for those in
need in Lorane.
The Eugene Youth Ballet will
perform for the Applegate stu-
dents this Thursday, Dec. 3 at
2:15 p.m. in the gym, and guests
may come and watch.
The Applegate winter pro-
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Fri, December 4 .............................................Fiddlin’ Sue - suegrass
C.G. Daytripper celebrates and docu-
ments the many amazing destinations acces-
sible with just a short car ride from the Cot-
tage Grove area. Suggestions for day trips
for this column can be sent to cgnews@
Fri, December 11 .................The Killer Bs - country and rock&roll
yahoo for more information.
Angel Trees are up in the
Lorane Family Store and Crow
High/Middle School. Be sure
to take a tag and help a child in
our Lorane/ Crow communities
have a better Christmas. Also,
holiday helpers are still needed.
Those who would like to help
or know of someone who needs
help can contact them c/o Ap-
plegate Elementary by Friday,
Dec. 4 or call 541-686-5140 for
more information.
942-1364 •
gram is Thursday, Dec. 15 with
dinner at 5:30 p.m. and perfor-
mances at 7 p.m. Everyone is
asked to bring a can or box of
dried goods. All food will go to
our CAL families.
The next half-day for art is Fri-
day, Dec. 11. Alyssa Shepherd
will guide participants through
the annual holiday ornament
and candle-making. Classes are
$10, but scholarships are avail-
able. Contact Alyssa at 541-
556-8151 or go to malyssa2@
Fri, December 18 ............................Heavy Chevy Lite - classic rock
WEDNESDAY, December 23
Simple Harmonies - bluegrass and Xmas
Open daily 11 am for
complimentary tasting.
For life
call a good
Matt Bjornn ChFC, Agent
1481 Gateway Blvd
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Bus: 541-942-2623
755 North River Road
Information 942-3554
of the
posted at the trailhead, counted his part in
conserving the dunes as one of the major ac-
complishments of his political career. Sur-
veying the area from the highest sand dune,
it would be diffi cult to disagree with that
With such a short drive from Cottage
Grove to reach the dunes, it’s a perfect day
trip, even in the short days of winter, when
temperatures on the coast often top those
further inland. In past years, we’ve thrown
in a crab pot at the Winchester Bay dock,
then hit the dunes, returning with the hope
of a fresh crab dinner awaiting us. Located
adjacent the trailhead, Eel Creek Camp-
ground offers secluded campsites that we’re
still planning to try someday, and the trail-
head is located about 16 miles from fur-
ther opportunities in Coos Bay and nearby
Charleston, also a family favorite.
Call me and I’ll help you
choose the right life insurance
for you and your family.
We put the life back
in life insurance.
Every Wednesday (except Holidays)
Warm Ups 6:30pm Regular Games 7:00pm
Frequent Smoke Breaks, Exciting New Game Program
“Bingo Burger Menu” Available
Magnolia Gardens 541-942-0054
1425 Daugherty Ave. • Cottage Grove
Bring this coupon and receive
a 2nd Warm-up Pack FREE
State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI),
State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI),
Bloomington, IL
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
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
1447 Hwy 99 (Village Plaza)
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
Cottage Grove Bible Church
1200 East Quincy Avenue
Pastor:Bob Singer
Worship 11am
Sunday School:9:45am
AWANA age 3-8th Grade,
Wednesdays Sept-May, 6:30pm
First Presbyterian Church
3rd and Adams St • 541-942-4479
Pastor: Karen Hill
Worship: 10:00am
Sunday School: 10:00am
Grove Community Church
77820 Mosby Creek Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Cottage Grove Faith Center
Pastor: Bryan Parsons
33761 Row River Rd. • 541-942-4851
Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Lead Pastor: Isaac Hovet
Nursery: Infant - Pre-K
Dec. 24th - Candlelight Services 4 & 8pm Kidʼs Church: K to 5th grade
Dec. 27 - 10am service only
Hope Fellowship
United Pentecostal Church
Covered Bridge Nazarene Church
100 S. Gateway Blvd. • 541-942-2061
152 S. M St.
Pastor: Dave Bragg
Pastor: Cindy Slaymaker
Worship: 11:00am Sunday
Sunday School: 9:30am
Bible Study: 7:00pm Wednesday
Worship 10:30am
Delight Valley
Church of Christ
33087 Saginaw Rd. East
Center for Spiritual Living Cottage 541-942-7711
Pastor: Bob Friend
700 Gibbs Ave (Community Center)
Two Services:
Rev. Bobby Lee
9am - Classic in the Chapel
Meets Sunday 3:00 p.m.
10:30am - Contemporary in the
(907) 230-5070
First Baptist Church
301 S 6th St 541-942-8242
Church of Christ
Pastor: Steve Johnson
420 Monroe St • 541-942-8565
Sunday School: 9:30am
Sunday Service: 10:30am
Worship: 11:00am
Come Worship with us
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” Sat Evening Service 6:00pm
Youth 180 Mondays 5:30-8pm
Childrenʼs Breakout Class: Wed. 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
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
Sundway Worship 10:30 am
Comm. Kitchen Free Meal Tue & Thur
5:00pm TLC Groups
United Methodist Church
334 Washington • 541-942-3033
Pastor:Lura Kidner-Miesen
Worship: 10:30am
Adult Sunday School: 9:30am
Comm. Dinner (Adults $5, Kids Free)
2nd & 3rd Monday 5-6:00pm
“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.