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Ace Charter School welcomes Play Well
Habitat for Humanity
Students explore STEM with Legos in interactive learning day
The sun broke through the clouds
in time for Habitat for Humani-
ty to break ground on "lucky house
number 13" on Monday, April 10.
"It's so much more than breaking ground and shoveling
soil. It's breaking a fi nancial barrier," said Lindsey Parsons.
Parsons, along with her husband Bryan and three children
Titus, Corbin and Aviel will put in 400 hours of sweat equi-
ty over the next few months before moving into the habitat
home on Harvey Ln. in Cottage Grove.
Parsons, whose parents never owned their own home, was
the only one of fi ve children to graduate college. She and
Bryan will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year and have
managed to escape debt; but owning their own home has al-
ways been just out of reach.
"Our children won't have to worry about the leak roofi ng
into their bedroom or a draft coming from the window. They
won't have to worry about neighbors shooting off their guns
when they're drunk or being safe in their yard," Parsons said.
"Habitat for Humanity is giving my children their childhood."
The Parson home will sit in the shadow of Habitat's 12th
house and just a stone's throw from the lot that can house
a third Habitat home; a two-bedroom dwelling for a single
Parsons also invited community members who were able to
come out and help the family build the home, a notion Cot-
tage Grove Area Habitat for Humanity Executive Director
Linda Oxley supported.
"Habitate Humanity is a volunteer driven effort," she said.
"Tell your friends we're building and it's time to pound some
By Caitlyn May
By Caitlyn May
Joe Roberts of Play Well helpes students at Ace Charter school construct
motorized cars.
Students at Ace Charter
School got the opportunity to
play around on a school day
when the administration fund-
ed a day of learning with Play
The organization, which is
focused on science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM)
learning creates interactive
learning experiences through
"We use Legos as a medium
and disguise learning as play-
ing," said Play Well's, Joe Rob-
Students from kindergarten
through 10th grade took part in
Monday's learning day which
asked students to build motor-
ized cars from Legos.
Play Well has been visiting
schools for over 20 years and is
located in 23 states, as well as
Paris, France. It instructs over
10,000 students per year and
routinely has more than 20,000
pieces of Lego in a classroom.
"Children learn better when
they're playing," Roberts said.
"They not only learn more but
they retain information longer
when they play through learn-
Ace is a charter school spon-
sored by the South Lane School
District but funding for the visit
from Play Well was generat-
ed in-house without the aid of
The school, which is human-
ities and language based said it
had received more requests for
STEM learning and reached out
to Play Well.
Students normally attend the
school on Tuesdays and spend
the remainder of the school
week at home under the instruc-
tion of a parent or guardian.
Linda Borntrager of Ace said
the Play Well effort was in re-
sponse to student needs.
"It's exciting," she said. "It
allows the students to have a
hands-on learning opportunity
and we're really excited."
News from outside the Grove
The latest from Drain, Yoncalla, Elkton, Creswell and Lorane
families who own their own homes, but due to life circumstances
or hardships have been unable to carry out repairs or improvements
Submitted by Lil Thompson
Parents of upcoming kindergarten children: Please come this
Thursday, April 13 to Applegate Elementary for kindergarten
Roundup at 3 pm. Children must be fi ve by September 1, 2017.
The school offers a full-day program, fi ve days a week. Come meet
the teacher and let your child see their classroom and enjoy an in-
teractive environment. Bring their immunization records and birth
certifi cate. For more information, call 541-935-2100. It makes the
transition to school much easier.
This Saturday, April 15 come out for a fun day of Easter Egg
hunting at Crow- Applegate Church of the Nazarene. It is on Crow
Road just off Territorial. Start with a soup lunch at 12:30 pm, then
the exciting hunt begins at 1 pm. All are welcome.
Looking for a special Easter Service this Sunday, April 16? Ev-
eryone is invited to come to either or both services in Lorane. Son-
rise Service at 7:30 am is once again at King Estate. Then go to the
Lorane Christian Church at 8:30 am for a delicious Easter break-
fast. Worship is at 10 am.
Mark your calendars for the Annual Grandparents Tea at Apple-
gate Elementary on April 20. Happy Easter!
that are needed for a better quality of life. Community volunteers
will be working around the clock May 19th, 20th, and 21st. Hun-
dreds of volunteers will be needed!!!
Project houses are on Kings Row, Evelyn and Meadow Lane.
Oregon Administrative Rules 33-061-0070 and City Ordinance
require the City to assure that the public water supply is pro-
The After School Program at the Cobalt Activity Center is look-
from contamination. In order to meet this requirement the
ing for art supplies. Specifi cally they have made a request for paper
annual testing of all backfl ow devices – including all
towel and toilet paper tubes. Tubes can be dropped off at the Cobalt
ow devices. Please contact a certifi ed tester and
Activity Center between 2:30 and 4:00 pm on Tuesday or Thursday.
backfl ow assembly you have. They will for-
Scammers are at it again. The Sheriff’s Offi ce received a report
test report to the City. Not sure if
of a male identifying himself as “Lt. Steven Harris” from the Lane
requires testing or have questions
County Sheriff’s Offi ce asking for money to clear a warrant for
Howard at 541-895-4044 or
missing jury duty. The Caller ID shows the number 541-632-6338,
which goes to a voicemail identifying themselves as the Sheriff’s
We have been getting large donations of eggs from local farmers,
Offi ce. This is a scam! The Sheriff’s Offi ce will not contact you
we've gone through our carton supply. We need YOUR help!
over the phone to inform you of a warrant for your arrest. If you
Pantry is in immediate need of clean, empty egg cartons, any
have received a similar call but did not suffer a loss of money or
do. You can leave them at the food pantry near our door,
property, you do not need to report it to the Sheriff’s Offi ce. If you
or bags if possible. We are located at 364 Cobalt Lane.
are concerned about the legitimacy of a call, conclude the call and
contact the agency at their publi-
The Creswell Food Pantry served 452 people in March - 308
cally listed phone number.
and 144 children. That's over 9,000 pounds of food for peo-
The purpose of the Hope Re-
might have otherwise gone hungry for part of the month.
stored Project is to help families
to those who help to support us in our mission: With dig-
with school-age children whose
Community Food for Creswell helps to facilitate
homes are in need of refurbish-
food to those in need in our community.
ment in order to create an envi-
for Easter, the Food Pantry has some frozen tur-
ronment that is more conductive
families. Contact the Pantry for more
to learning. The focus is on
Arbor Day celebration: April
28th at Garden Lake Park
12p.m. Cook Out tree planting
ceremony, free trees and plant-
Our beautiful community is designed ing instructions. Sponsored by
for those who need assistance or have
the City of Creswell and Coast
memory impairments. You can be
Fork Watershed Council.
assured that you or your loved one
The time for spring clean-
will receive the best in care along with
ing is here! Take advantage of
compassionate personal attention from
our well trained staff.
the Creswell Community Wide
Assisted Living and
Yard Sale – free up some space
Memory Care Apartments
information and a personal tour!
and make some cash. Sign up
today to participate!! Registra-
We are available
7 days a week!
tion deadline is April 30, 2017.
Register online at: http://busi-
Our new Creswell Satellite Offi ce is now open and running in
1500 Village Dr., Cottage Grove, OR 97424
T events/details/2017-communi-
541-767-0080 ฀
full force. To bring convenience to our patients traveling from
outside of Eugene, once a month our team will be serving the
Dollar General will be up and running after construction began
last month. The store, according to the city, will bring a grand total
of three stores to Drain.
Dr. Benjamin R. Th ornton, DDS, MS
Creswell community in their town to help broaden our reach
and expand our services to surrounding neighborhoods. Give us
a call to see if this may be the better option for you!
We are in Creswell on
the fi rst Th ursday of
each month
8 am to 5 pm
Creswell Offi ce
195 Melton Rd. Creswell, OR 97426
Cottage Grove Community Hospital
Auxiliary is hosting an
Italian Meal
Friday, April 21 st 6-8pm • Doors open at 5pm
Choose pasta with chicken or meatballs, with alfredo or
marinara sauce, Caesar salad, French bread and dessert,
coff ee and a glass of wine included.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
1029 N 19 th St – Cottage Grove
Ticket Prices: $20
Please Call
541- 686- 1732
Tables of 6-$100
Tables of 8-$140
Tickets available at the front desk of CG Community Hospital or
Th e Bookmine - 319 E Main St Cottage Grove
Come enjoy a great dinner and a silent auction!
All proceeds will help the Auxiliary purchase medical equipment for the Cottage
Grove Community Hospital & Clinics.