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    2A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL August 24, 2016
Summer
Reading
Program wraps
at Library
BIRTHS
Aug. 6, 2016
To Paige and
Steven Lowe
of Cottage
Grove, a son.
At right, sisters Bailey and
Lydia Hirschi collect the
backpacks they won as
outstanding readers in the
Cottage Grove Library's Sum-
mer Reading Program, which
concluded with a party on
Wednesday, Aug. 17. A total
of 340 children from birth to
fi fth grade kept track of the
hours they spent reading or
being read to, which totaled
over 3500 hours. Penelope
Pilling also won a Kindle Fire
as part of the program's new
adult division.
Aug. 10, 2016
To Michelle
and Jonathan
Thornton
of Cottage
Grove, a
daughter.
Aug. 11, 2016
photo by Bruce Kelsh
To Shawnie
and Juan
Luis Monar-
rez Osuna of
Creswell, a
daughter.
Aug. 17, 2016
To Elisha and
Andrew Lea
of Cottage
Grove, a son.
Aug. 21, 2016
To Danielle
and Ryan
Hirschi of
Cottage
Grove, a
daughter.
COMMUNITY BRIEFS
School supply
giveaway
A free backpack/school sup-
plies giveaway will be held from
10 a.m .to 2 p.m. on Thursday,
Aug.25 at the Parent Partnership
offi ce, 1310 S. Eighth St.
The event is sponsored by
the Church of Christ at Sixth
and Gibbs and Parent Partner-
ship. Children must be present
to receive school supplies and
backpacks.
Cottage Theatre
holds auditions
for ‘A Christmas
Story’
Cottage Theatre will hold au-
ditions for the fi nal production
in its 2016 season, “A Christmas
Story,” on Saturday, Sept. 17 at
1 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18 at
6:30 p.m. Actors may come to
whichever audition date is more
convenient, and no appointment
is necessary. Roles are avail-
able for two men, two women,
fi ve boys and three girls. The
production will be on stage for
three weekends, Dec. 2-18.
Based on humorist Jean
Shepherd’s stories about grow-
ing up in the Midwest, A Christ-
mas Story is a delightfully
funny play. The story is set in
Hohman, Indiana, 1938, and
Christmas is on its way – lovely,
beautiful, glorious Christmas,
around which the entire kid year
revolves. Young Ralphie Parker
desperately wants a genuine
Red Ryder BB gun. His mother,
teacher, and even Santa Claus
aren’t so sure it’s a good idea
(“You’ll shoot your eye out!”).
But Ralphie, undaunted, goes
to great lengths to promote his
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the “best Christmas present
ever.”
Interested actors are asked to
come prepared to tell a one- to
two-minute story about a special
gift they have received or given.
The audition will include the
sharing of these stories followed
by readings from the script.
Further audition details, in-
cluding a detailed character
breakdown, are available at
www.cottagetheatre.org, or by
calling Cottage Theatre at 541-
942-8001.
Welcome back
barbecue at LMS
To kick off another GREAT
school year, Lincoln Middle
School will be hosting a Wel-
come Back Barbecue on Tues-
day, Sept. 6 from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
The event aims to offer staff,
students and parents an oppor-
tunity to interact, as well as give
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families an opportunity to get
their student’s fi nal schedules,
check out their classrooms and
meet their teachers.
London School
Reunion
All current and former stu-
dents, staff and volunteers are
invited to come to the London
School Reunion to be held Sat-
urday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at London School.
There will be a food cart avail-
able for purchasing hamburgers,
hotdogs, etc. or bring a picnic
lunch. Coffee, tea and lemonade
will be provided. No alcohol or
tobacco allowed. Remember to
bring your own chair and any
memorabilia you may have of
London School including t-
shirts or sweatshirts. For more
information, RSVP Deb Wis-
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GEORGE ERROL “JERRY”
WINTERBOTHAM
1927-2016
George Errol “Jerry” Winterbo-
tham, 89, of Keizer, Oregon passed
away Aug. 1, 2016.
He was born Jan. 7, 1927
to George Errol and Caryl Mae
(McFeeters) Winterbotham. He
graduated from Elkton High School
in 1944. After serving in the army
at the end of WWII, Jerry attended
Oregon State University and, upon
graduation in 1950, moved back to
Elkton where he purchased a small ranch near his parents.
He married Alma Pearl Dunlap in Eugene and they had three
daughters.
He spent 27 years teaching and coaching in the Elkton School
District. After retiring from teaching in 1979, Jerry and Alma sold
their ranch and moved to Roseburg where Jerry became very ac-
tive in the Umpqua Fishermen’s Association and the Salmon Trout
Enhancement Program (STEP). It was there that he began writing
about the area in which he grew up. He authored several books, one
of which was "Umpqua: The Lost County of Oregon" in which he re-
counted the history of the only Oregon county not in existence to-
day. In 1994, they moved to Brownsville where they could be closer
to their beloved OSU Beavers and attend many of the college games.
In 2000 Jerry wrote and published "Footsteps on the Umpqua", an
early history of the Umpqua river basin. Jerry and Alma moved to
Keizer to be closer to family in 2010.
Survivors include his wife, Alma, daughters, Lori (Greg) Peder-
sen of Keizer, Ore., Sally (Spike) Bruggeman of Umpqua, Ore., and
Cathy (Joe) Piccolella of Converse, Texas, and granddaughter, Kate
Pedersen of Beaverton, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-father, Jack
Gorman, and a sister, Donna Lee Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 18, 2016 at Elkton
High School in the gym. Memorial contributions may be made in
memory of Jerry to Elkton Charter School Auxiliary Building Fund,
PO Box 390, Elkton, OR 97436
LaSells McDonald “Bud” Stewart
1938-2016
LaSells McDonald “Bud” Stewart was born Jan
31, 1938 in Eugene Oregon to LaSells Loran ‘Stub’ and
Dorothy Elizabeth Stewart. He died August 19 of a
massive heart attack at the age of 78.
Bud’s life was one defi ned by unquestionable
integrity, extraordinary kindness, and steadfast faith.
His early years were marked by frequent moves
around the state as dictated by his father’s job with the
Forest Service. When his father went to war in 1945, Bud
and his mother moved to Eugene where they lived with
her parents.
In 1951, upon his father’s return from the war, the
family moved to Cottage Grove where Bud graduated
high school in 1956. Bud joined Delta Upsilon fraternity
at the University of Oregon where he received his
degree in Mathematics. He received a second degree in
Economics from Stanford University. Th en he joined the
National Guard and served 6 months at Ft. Ord. Between graduation from Stanford and reporting
for duty he met Sandra Lois Th ompson on a blind date. Her sorority sister was dating his fraternity
roommate. Th ey married in June 1963.
Th ey spent their fi rst few years living in Lakeside where Bud worked at Bohemia Lumber
Company’s mill in Elkside. Th ey lived in a small house with no foundation next to a railroad! Th e
garage was a dirt fl oor. Th ree years later he went to work for US Plywood as a shift foreman in the
sawmill. Bud later returned to Bohemia and worked in the sales department under the colorful
and unique tutelage of Strayer “Pitt” Pittman. He also worked with chemist Frank Trocino on bark
research and helped with the engineering and development of the facilities on Bolon Island near
Reedsport.
Bud continued with Bohemia, eventually becoming the Director of Public Relations and
Governmental Aff airs. He retired in 1991 when the company was purchased by Willamette
Industries.
In retirement Bud embarked on a new project — writing the history of Bohemia Inc. It was an
enormous task but one he thoroughly enjoyed. Th e fi nal product, published in 1998 — Bohemia:
Th e Lives and Times of an Oregon Timber Venture — was written by Mike Th oele with nearly all
the history and research provided by Bud.
Bud was very community minded with a soft spot for Cottage Grove. He was a member of
the Bohemia Mine Owners Association and a director on the Bohemia Park Foundation. He loved
his work as a docent at the Cottage Grove Mining Museum. He also served on the Cottage Grove
Hospital Foundation board of directors, Sacred Heart Foundation board of directors, and the
Western Rivers Girl Scout Council.
Bud came from a long line of pioneers who settled in the hills southeast of Cottage Grove
in the Bohemia Mining Country. Interest in his family’s heritage fueled his passion for mining
and history. He spent many a summer day picking huckleberries in the Bohemia Mines or just
exploring. In fact, he spent several summers during college working the fi re lookouts in Oregon. He
was a proud owner of the Vesuvius Mine and had planned to put a yurt on the property.
Somewhere he picked up a passion for cars---vintage Ford cars, big diesel fl atbed trucks,
volkswagens and he was just beginning to explore Studebakers.
At his core, Bud was a family man. He and Sandy accepted Christ in the early 70s and
never looked back. Th ey embraced their new church and fi rmly forged in their young family the
importance of making Christ the center of the family.
Bud was an expert junk collector. Even though he paid good money for his “treasures” even
he called it all junk. He knew he couldn’t take it with him. He’d drive all over the Northwest to the
best antique shows, car shows and fl ea markets. One of his favorite fl ea market destinations was
Sumpter, Oregon between John Day and Baker City.
Bud is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sandy. He also is survived by his two daughters, Jennifer
and her husband Mike Solomon and their children Maxwell and Matthew, and Adrianne and her
husband Joe Potwora and their children Justin and Jacqueline. His brother Steven also lives in
Eugene.
Bud’s service will be held Tuesday August 30 at 2:00 pm at Eugene Faith Center, 1410 West 13th
Ave. He will be buried in a private graveside service at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Springfi eld. Please
send remembrances to: Bohemia Park Foundation, PO Box 1045, Cottage Grove, OR 97424.