Sweet Lorane Community News – April 6, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 6, 2017
By Pat Edwards

Lynn Kelley notified us this past week that one of Lorane’s former residents has died. Tom Giesen, who recently lived on Fire Road, west of Lorane, passed away on March 4. While in Lorane, he took an active role on the Lorane School Committee in trying to design a community school for the former Lorane Elementary building.

According to his obituary, “at age 65, he pursued graduate studies in Forest Ecology at Oregon State University and became an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon.”

His memorial will be April 15 from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the McKenzie Ecolodge in Vida. You are advised to dress for the outdoors and if you want, bring food to share.

The Lorane Christian Church has scheduled a bake sale for April 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. I’m told that it will take place once again at the Lorane Family Store.

Barbara Herring of the West Lane Project (https://westlaneproject.shutterfly.com/) is in the process of recording information from some of Crow High School’s yearbooks. She is looking for help with the first names (and possibly spouse names) for several of the women teachers who taught there: Mrs. Gardener (1954 & 1955 yearbooks); Mrs. Nutter (1954); and  Mrs. Oliver (1955).

She is missing the 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958 and 1981 editions of the CHS yearbook, as well as any before 1948 or after 1982. If anyone has a copy of any of these that they would be willing to loan or donate to the Applegate Pioneer Museum so that they can be scanned, please let Barbara know at barbhg1221@comcast.net or through the WLP site.

I might suggest that old Lorane High School yearbooks would be most welcome also. If you have one or more that we could scan info from, please let me know (Pat Edwards at paedwards42@yahoo.com) and I will make sure that the information is entered and the book(s) are returned to you within a couple of days. I have gradually been getting info entered for Lorane, but have had to take a break for the past couple of weeks. I hope to get back to it soon.

Calling all Grandmas, Grandpas, Nanas, Pops, Grammys, Grampys, G-Gs and Papas! Mark your calendars for the Annual Crow-Applegate-Lorane Grandparents’ Tea to be held on Thursday, April 20 at Applegate Elementary. Plan to arrive about 12:30 p.m. where you will be treated to tea and desserts. Then, beginning at 1:00 p.m., the entertainment begins. The best news is that you can just go and pretend you’re a grandparent, as anyone is invited to share in the fun, food and celebration. But, just keep in mind, grandparents will be the guests of honor.

The kids have put together a talent show and a special program featuring dances from Zimbabwe will be presented. There will also be displays of Zimbabwe art to view. In addition, there will be a silent auction and a book fair going on at the same time to help fund spring field trips for the elementary students, so make sure your wallet is easily accessible. Most important, get ready to have fun.

Don’t forget… the Crow-Applegate Church of the Nazarene in Crow will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15. They will get everyone warmed up and ready to roll by serving delicious soup at 12:30 p.m. The egg hunt itself begins at 1:00 p.m.  For more information, call 541-935-1331.

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