Sweet Lorane Community News – November 17, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
November 17, 2016
By Pat Edwards

Aloha! As you’re reading this, Jim and I and 15 members of our family are in Hawaii. Most of us will be cruising the islands, but since our newest great-granddaughter, Hayden, is too young to join us on the ship, the Furlong branch of our family will be exploring Kauai until our ship docks there on our last two nights of the cruise. Our whole immediate family, except for our youngest daughter Kelly, who was not able to join us, will spend Thanksgiving Day together at a luau. Talk about blessings! We’ll have plenty to be thankful for this year.

While I’m gone, long time Lorane resident, Marissa McNutt-Cooper, will be providing you with the community news. Thank you, Marissa! With your help and our special friends and neighbors making sure that our house and store are taken care of while we are gone, we plan to have some fun and relax in the sunshine. I’ll give you an update when we return. ~ Pat Edwards

From Marissa McNutt Cooper:

Hey all! As Pat said, I am going to be filling in for her while her family is away on vacation. I will be honest, I have never written a newspaper column before, but I will try my very best to get you all the Sweet Lorane Community News for the next few weeks. That being said, let’s get to it…

I want to start first by saying a huge THANK YOU to all who live in the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District that voted to pass the 20-264 Bond Measure for Safety and Facility upgrades for the elementary and high school campuses! Our District is in dire need of facility improvements and thanks to the voters in our district, that can now happen! As a parent of a first grader at Applegate Elementary, I want to personally say thank you and I am looking forward to seeing the district’s plans for the schools come to fruition.

The whole community of Lorane would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of long-time Lorane resident Jack Gleason, who passed away Monday, November 14th. We are so very sorry for your loss and your family is in all of our thoughts. I have not received information about his service, though I will make sure to include any information I get into next week’s column.

It is that time of year again, we are getting ready for our annual Angel Trees. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the trees, they are Christmas trees located at the Lorane Family Store and Crow High School gymnasium with felt angel ornaments that have a suggestion of a gift for a child in our community whose family is in need of assistance this holiday season. The Angel trees are for any family in need of assistance with children age birth to 18 who live in Lorane or Crow or attend a C-A-L school. Children do not have to be of school age or attend Crow-Applegate-Lorane, just live in our community and or attend school here. How you can help is by picking an Angel ornament off the tree, purchasing a new gift, then returning it unwrapped with the Angel ornament to the tree in Lorane or to the Crow High School office.

The holiday helper forms recently went out with the Weekly Buzz to all children attending C-A-L schools, so be on the lookout for them in your children’s backpacks. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance this year, please return the form to the school’s office if your children attend C-A-L or contact me, Marissa at 541-517-6608. Please know that all information received is completely confidential and that the angels on the trees do not include names.

Here are some upcoming dates to mark on your calendars:

Parents night out, hosted by the Lorane Theta Rho #94 will be December 9 from 4:30-10:00 p.m at the Lorane Rebekah Hall. They will be providing free childcare so that you can go Christmas shopping, have a night out or a quiet evening at home. Please contact Tara Wiggle at 541-935-5245 with any questions.

The Crow Booster Club will be holding their annual alumni basketball tournament December 9 and 10. If you or someone you know is interested in playing, please contact Booster Club President Linda Lay at 541-844-5840

The Lorane Grange Christmas Dinner will be held on December 11 at 1:30 p.m. The Grange will provide the turkey, dressing, ham, potatoes and drinks. Please feel free to bring a dessert or side dish.

The Lorane Food bank will be accepting non-perishable donations for the holiday food baskets until December 15. If you or someone you know that lives in our community is in need of food assistance, please contact Sande Maxwell at 541-942-5083

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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