Cottage Grove sentinel. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1909-current, November 23, 2016, Page 3A, Image 3

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    COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL November 23, 2016
Police urging safe
holiday travels
New cook shack
to bolster popular
Breakfast on the
Thanksgiving weekend, Civil War
to create issues
The Cottage Grove Sentinel
he Cottage Grove Prospectors and
Golddiggers’ annual Breakfast on the
Mountain should have a new look and feel
next summer with the recent addition of a
new cook shack in which to whip up fl ap-
jacks and eggs.
Bruce McDonald, who has supervised the
annual breakfast for 18 of the over 50 years
it has taken place near the top of Bohemia
Saddle southeast of Cottage Grove, said that
the old cook shack had been in use for at
least two decades and possibly longer, and
it had started to show its age.
“Taking it up that mountain isn’t the best
road you could haul something like that,”
McDonald said. “The frame was buckling;
we had made some adjustments to get by for
the past three years or so, but it was going to
be a fl ip of the coin.”
Knowing the importance of the breakfast
to Bohemia Mining Days and the club itself,
the Prospectors had been seeking a replace-
ment for about the last year and a half. A
chance encounter on Craigslist provided a
photo by Lloyd Williams
The Prospectors and Golddiggers recently celebrated the acquisition of a
cook shack for their annual Breakfast on the Mountain.
lead on a trailer that a local man had wanted
to make into a concession trailer before he
was diagnosed with cancer.
“It was so close to our old wooden shack,
and there was quality craftsmanship in the
way it was built,” McDonald said. “We’ve
got some work to do; it needs four new
grills and new tires, but it should be ready
by the third weekend in July.”
Donations have garnered the Prospectors
the $6500 needed to buy the trailer. The
Breakfast on the Mountain has served up
to 1102 paid customers in its busiest year;
last year it served over 900, who made the
hour’s drive (at least) from Cottage Grove
to enjoy a classic breakfast at the top of this
area. The event celebrated its 50th anniver-
sary in 2014.
Actors, sets return
to Armory during
fi lm festival
The Cottage Grove Sentinel
n Friday night, the Cot-
tage Grove Armory host-
ed set pieces from the fi lming of
the 1978 movie classic, “Animal
House” — again.
Beginning Thursday, the Ar-
mory played host to the Eugene
International Film Festival, a
showcase of 11 fi lms from re-
gional and international fi lm-
makers. Featured on Friday was
the premiere of “Animal House
of Blues 33 1/3,” a documentary
that chronicled the making of
“Animal House,” much of which
was shot in Cottage Grove, and
how the atmosphere surround-
ing the fi lm led to the creation
of the “Blues Brothers.”
The documentary spent a lot
of time detailing how the per-
sona and talent of local blues
legend Curtis Salgado was
mimicked by John Belushi, who
went on to create the characters
of Jake and Elwood Blues fol-
lowing the fi lming of “Animal
House.” In the documentary,
Salgado could be seen as none
too thrilled at being caricatured
for Saturday Night Live skits
and a subsequent fi lm.
“I didn’t see it,” Salgado said
of the similarity between him-
self and the characters.
On Friday, Katherine Wil-
son, casting director of “Animal
House” and director of “Animal
House 33 1/3,” was on hand
courtesy photo
From left, Danny Solesbee, Scott Cooper, Danette Coo-
per, Jennifer Holloman and Candace Solesbee visit part
of the "Animal House" set.
for the screening, as were oth- shot in Cottage Grove, includ-
ers including Izzy Whetstone, ing the scenes in each bedroom,
who played the janitor in the which were shot downstairs in
fi lm. The new documentary the Armory. Guests at Friday’s
points out the scenes that were showing were able to take pho-
tographs with the bedroom set
ith at least 10 people
losing their lives on
state highways over the past
week, Oregon State Police is
urging motorists to travel safe-
ly this Thanksgiving Holiday
Weekend. Other traffi c advi-
sories to motorists are winter
travel conditions, Black Friday
shopping and the Civil War
Game in Corvallis.
Thanksgiving Holiday Week-
end — This holiday period
(Wednesday through Sunday)
will see one of the highest vol-
umes of traffi c in over a decade
according to AAA Oregon/Ida-
ho. As with other holiday week-
ends, OSP is urging motorists to
plan ahead, expect heavy traffi c,
expect poor driving conditions
with rain expected at lower el-
evations and snow in the moun-
tain passes, and take your time
(more traveling tips at the bot-
tom of this release). Know the
road conditions before traveling
by going to www.tripchceck.
Winter travel - Those travel-
ing in lower elevations, expect
rain and wet roadways. Increase
your following distances due to
decreased traction on those wet
For those traveling Oregon’s
mountain passes, expect snow-
fall and winter driving con-
ditions. Know when traction
tires are required by visiting Too often these
mountain pass crashes are
caused by those not using trac-
tion tires. These crashes cause
delays that last hours at times.
If chains are the traction de-
vice, know how to install or use
them. Too often we fi nd motor-
ists struggling in deep snow and
below-freezing conditions at-
tempting to put them on for the
fi rst time.
Nov. 24-25 - Black Friday
Shopping at the Woodburn
Outlet Mall. There has been
historically major traffi c issues
on Interstate 5 in Woodburn on
Thanksgiving evening and the
following Friday due to the high
volume of shoppers frequent-
ing the Woodburn Outlet Mall.
There has traditionally been
backed up traffi c prior to the
Woodburn exit. Motorists are
asked to consider taking alter-
nate routes to Woodburn.
Nov. 26 - Oregon State Uni-
versity versus University of Or-
egon Football Game in Corvallis
at 1PM. OSP is advising motor-
ists traveling on Interstate 5 to
expect high volumes of traffi c in
the mid-Willamette Valley be-
fore and after the game. OSP is
urging those attending the game
to take your time, plan ahead
and have a designated driver.
ers should take great pride in this
recognition. It showcases their
commitment to continuous per-
formance analysis and improve-
ment,” said Michael Topchik,
National Leader of the Chartis
Center for Rural Health.
“We’re honored to receive
this recognition,” said Tim Her-
rmann, Chief Administrative
Offi cer, Cottage Grove Com-
munity Medical Center. “Rural
healthcare facilities face com-
plex and challenging issues,
but we’ve always worked hard
to provide quality care for our
patients. These awards could
not have been achieved without
the dedicated work of our care-
givers, as well as the outstand-
ing support of our community,
which has rallied their support
around our hospital.”
PeaceHealth Cottage Grove
Community Medical Center
recently announced it has been
recognized by iVantage Health
Analytics and the National Or-
ganization of State Offi ce of
Rural Health (NOSORH) for
overall excellence in the areas
of performance excellence in
outcomes, patient satisfaction
and fi nancial stability, refl ecting
top quartile performance among
all rural acute care hospitals
across the nation.
“These top quartile perform-
Thursday, Dec. 1st, 6pm
Bohemia Elementar y School
Bring your colored picture
to the party!