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    COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL November 16, 2016
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because we give them own-
ership over how it’s managed,”
Heben said.
“I know that in every commu-
nity there are decent people that
have just had hard luck in their
life,” Bryant said. “If we can
provide them that opportunity,
to have a decent community and
pride in their own home, they
can be productive citizens.”
The Coalition’s Lise Colgan
asserted to the Council that,
while the village would be mod-
eled on a Eugene initiative, it
would be a “Cottage Grove proj-
The Coalition plans to present
its plan again to the Council on
Nov. 28, where it will ask for an
offi cial show of support.
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after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.
8, showed that Gowing had
likely made the right choice. He
held a slim lead over challeng-
ers Mike Fleck and Jake Boone,
a lead that held as subsequent
returns came in hours later. Re-
sults compiled the next morning
show that Gowing triumphed
over Boone by 118 votes and
bested Fleck by 130 votes,
meaning that he will succeed
two-term Mayor Tom Munroe
in the New Year.
Boone, who monitored the re-
sults with family at the Axe and
Fiddle Pub, congratulated Gow-
ing and wife, Celia, at Stacy’s
Covered Bridge restaurant on
his way to a live appearance on
KNND radio.
The Council will welcome
one new face next year, as Plan-
ning Commissioner Bob Ehler
triumphed in a landslide over
competitors Merlyn Adams,
Rodney Cimburke and Henry
Lancaster for Gowing’s vacated
Ward II seat. Ehler’s lead was
apparent early, a lead he would
never relinquish, and he would
go on to win by over 850 votes
over Adams, his nearest com-
Local radio personality Ken-
neth Michael Roberts, who was
appointed to the Council last
year to replace Heather Mur-
phy, scored a victory in a close
contest over Ivan DelSol for one
of the Council’s At-large seats.
Roberts won by over 200 votes.
hike on the ballot, though many
acknowledged that the potential
revenue would likely not keep
up with escalating construction
costs or the estimated $9 million
backlog of needed street repairs
in town. There was no strong,
organized advocacy for the gas
tax hike, which could certainly
have hurt its chances of passage,
as three-quarters of local voters
said No.
The Council has also put forth
the notion of pursuing a bond to
fund street repair projects, but it
remains to be seen whether that
pursuit will continue after such
a resounding No vote for the fu-
els tax.
“We’ll probably have no ma-
jor road repair projects in the
future,” Meyers said last week,
adding that “streets will con-
tinue to fall apart even more.
The roads may have to speak for
Meyers said the City could
work to curb the costs it incurs
in hauling street sweepings to
the landfi ll, though such savings
would be a drop in the bucket
compared to the overall need.
can do for enlistees.
“I’m amazed how the U.S.
military can take an 18 or 19
year old kid, who would prob-
ably be working at the mill or
going to school, and instead
joined the military, which trains
that person and equips them and
prepares them for any number
of things,” Timmons said. The
National Guard Captain was re-
ferring to one of his soldiers, a
19-year old who drove a 32-ton
combat vehicle into hostile terri-
tory without injuring anyone or
encountering a single fatality.
“Amazing,” he said.
Timmons continued to say
that Veteran’s Day is a great
way to refl ect on how unique
and strong our nation is.
A few closing statements
were made and the ceremony
was adjourned.
This is the fi rst grant from
the Community Wellness Fund,
which focuses on improving the
health and wellness of Oregon
Health Plan members. It was
funded by $1 million when the
Centene Corporation purchased
Trillium Community Health
The project will serve some
30 to 50 percent of the area’s
pregnant or recently delivered
mothers. It’s an extension of
Cottage Grove’s family resource
center, and staff will reach out
to pregnant and new moms.
The center’s hours will also be
increased, and it will work to
offer more respite services, cre-
ate a support group for pregnant
and parenting moms who are
depressed and keep moms and
newborns connected to primary
health care. Such outreach is
expected to aid the estimated
47 percent of families with chil-
dren under fi ve that live below
the poverty level in South Lane
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Great Care in
a Great Place.
Right here in Cottage Grove.
At PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center,
we care for every body, every day, in every way that we can.
personalized primary care ƒ digital imaging
physical therapy ƒ laboratory services ƒ outpatient services
emergency department open 24/7
1515 Village Drive, Cottage Grove
PeaceHealth Medical Group ƒ 541-767-5200
PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center
Eugene, Florence and Co-
burg, which also passed three
percent taxes, and Lane County,
which passed a three-percent
tax for the County’s unincor-
porated areas. Creswell voters,
meanwhile, made their latest
statement against pot-related
business in their town, support-
ing a ban on the prohibition of
there by a healthy margin.
Many Cottage Grove Council-
ors supported placing the gas tax
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“Like anyone who has gone
overseas in service of this coun-
try, I saw the opportunity that
other people had to enjoy free-
dom and the opportunity to de-
termine their own direction as
my soldiers served up and down
the roads of Iraq,” he said. Tim-
mons further expanded on not
only what people can do for the
military, but what the military
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Lane as well as across Lane
County, including goals of the
Lane Early Learning Alliance,
Lane Community Health Im-
provement Plan, Cottage Grove
Be Your Best, and the 90X30
South Lane Community Pre-
vention Plan.” The P-20 Com-
munity Outreach coordinator is
the state’s fi rst preschool to 20
outreach coordinator and made
possible, in part, due to another
OCF grant program.
The Inaugural Mayor’s Ball made history on October 22. A special thanks to our community and supporters.
The event raised more than $40,000 for the Cottage Grove Armory Restoration Project.
Faye & Lucille Stewart Foundation
Janice Albritton
Cottage Grove Sentinel
Russ Kaleese
Woodard Foundation
Casey Woodard Consulting
Daniel E. James, Retired Navy SEAL
Market of Choice
BG William Edwards
Commonweath Financial Network
Steve & Vera Kilston
Larry Tardie
Hoyer Accounting Services, INC
Patton’s Country Gardens
PeaceHealth Cottage Grove
Community Medical Center
Cottage Grove Chamber
of Commerce
Pinocchio’s Pizza
Rally Coffee Roasters
Michael and Bonnie Johnson
Brad’s Cottage Grove Chevrolet
Ruth & Gary Ackley
Ed & Virginia Smith
Bert Likens
Grey Cat Inn
Sherilyn Scwartz
ATA Martial Arts
Trudy Borrivik
Don Hardwick
The Brainard Family
Gary Williams
Oakway Catering
Jack Sprats
QuoteSoft, Inc
Virgil and Lynn Miller
Safeway Bakery
Candace & Danny Solesbee
Heritage Distillery Company
Dr. Glenn Keiper
Frank and Pam Simpson
Cetera Advisor Networks
The Axe & Fiddle Pub
Pacific Yurts
Col. Christian Rees
South Lane Fire District
Wildish Construction
Sassy Cupcake
Rose Mary Hubbard
Joshua Stewart
Banner Bank
Allysa Allen
Oakway Wine & Deli
Matthew Knight Arena
5 Flying Monkeys
Barska USA
Sophie Blades
Robert and Patricia Tully
Lynn and Linda Ferrin
Umpqua Bank
Flower Basket
The Carousel Deli
Steve and Caroline Pettit
Oregon National Guard
Rhonda Worley
Kell’s Irish Pub
Butcher Baker
Eddie Mae Mystery Parties
Janice Albritton
Darrel Williams
Cascade Home Center
Grays Garden Centers
Stacey’s Covered Bridge Restaurant
South Lane School District
Bill Whiteman
Coast Fork Feed and Brewstation
Myles & Mary Joanne Butner
Steven Stewart
Village Green Resorts
Joan Peniston
Noisette Pastry Kitchen
Amanda Fergason
Cakes by JoDee
The Cottage Theater
George & Teri Devine
Conley and Bill Olverholser
Portland Trailblazers
Judd and Sharon VanGorder
Target Stores
Doug & Jeryl Lund
Escape Rooms Portland
Carousel Bed & Breakfast
U of O Duck Shop
Big Stuff BBQ
Eugene Hilton
Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel
& Crematorium
Peter Windler
Hallmark Stores
Help us continue to make history by supporting the restoration of the Cottage Grove Armory.
We welcome volunteers and contributions. For information, call 541-942-2441.