Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
January 14, 2016
By Pat Edwards
Our most exciting news in Lorane this week is the re-opening of the Lorane Deli. It is once again providing breakfast and lunch and a place to meet with friends and neighbors over a cup of coffee. Local residents, Peggy and Jesse Tindall, will open at 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. five days a week, probably closing on Sundays and Mondays to begin with. The announcement on the Lorane Facebook page brought many cheers and good wishes this past week. Margie McNutt offered the first testimonial to the re-opening: “Just had lunch there with Jenny and Marissa and our two littlest grandbabies. It was great to see it open again! Good food too!”
I hope that everyone will come out to support it. It’s been sorely missed by many.
Last week, the Crow High School Junior Class had a fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza for its upcoming Prom Night. If you weren’t able to make it to Papa’s last Wednesday, I’m sure that they’d welcome a cash donation. That’s what Jim and I will do as I’ve been dealing with a sinus infection and cold and we weren’t able to make it out for pizza.
We received the news this week that former long-time Lorane resident, LaVerne Brissler, passed away recently. She and her husband Elmer lived on Fire Road for many years. Our condolences to the Brissler family.
The Lorane Rebekah’s are still collecting cans and bottles and have a metal recycle bin at the lodge hall for collection of your scrap metal. They are fundraising to supplement the grants they recently received in order to complete the planned upgrade to the old Lodge building. According to Sande Maxwell (541-942-5083), “We really appreciate your support.”
The Lorane Grange is collecting pop and beer can tabs to contribute to a drive to provide funding for much-needed dialysis to patients throughout the state. Either call a grange member or drop them off on the front porch of the Grange. You can also drop them off at the Lorane Family Store if you prefer.
The Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Board will be meeting at Crow this month instead of Lorane due to a conflict at the Lorane Grange. The meeting will be on Thursday, January 21 at Applegate Elementary at 7:00 p.m. following an executive session. The February meeting will be moved to the Lorane Grange.
Mark your calendars in advance… It may seem early, but the Rural Art Center and the Lorane Grange want to remind everyone to begin thinking about participating in the annual Talent Show at the Grange. It is usually held the first Sunday in April, although a definite date has not yet been announced. They’re hoping to book some of our amazing local talent early. Polish up your tap shoes and get your comedy routine worked out. If you’ve got a talent for anything, amazing or bizarre, they want to recruit you!
A reminder of the next Grange Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo night: Saturday, January 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring the whole family!