Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 11, 2017
By Pat Edwards
Sadly, this week, I received word that two former Lorane residents have passed. Loretta Mann quietly slipped away to join her husband of 71 years, Evan Mann, who died in February. It’s been an especially hard blow to the Mann family to lose both parents in such a short amount of time, but they knew that it was where Loretta wanted to be. They left behind two daughters, Marsha Westling and Ellen Moore, and son Steven. Jim and I extend our condolences to the family.
Another former Lorane resident, Florence Jentzsch, moved to Lorane with her husband Gerald and family in the early 1970s to be closer to Gerald’s mother, Garda Jentzsch Florence died in January, but we didn’t hear about it until now. At the time, she was living in Minnesota to be near one of her sons. Gerald preceded her in death in 2014.
While in Lorane, Florence and Gerald’s kids joined our 3-L’s 4-H Livestock Club. It was a community group that had individual leaders for different types of livestock. The Jentzsch kids chose rabbits and swine for their projects and their enthusiasm for the club and 4-H, in general, helped make it a wonderful experience for everyone. We were one big happy 4-H family in those days. Our condolences to the Jentzsch family in the loss of a very special lady in our lives.
I was able to attend the Lorane Ladies Tea last Sunday. It was hosted by the ladies of the Lorane Christian Church at the grange and was so much fun.
When I arrived, the tables were beautifully set with lace tablecloths, crystal snack plates and teacups and actual silverware – not a plastic fork to be seen. The centerpieces were flowers and an arrangement of beautifully-patterned china cup and saucer sets, part of a collection that Mar-Kay Wilson brought to share. The sun was shining and the ladies who were there to greet me were welcoming and made me feel right at home.
We were invited to fill our plates with beautiful hors d’oeuvres – chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake, tea cookies and nuts – and hot coffee, tea and lemon and lime-flavored ice water. Everything was beautiful and very yummy.
Thanks to the ladies of the Lorane Christian Church for providing this wonderful event. I hope that more who were not able to attend last week will try to do so next year. It was so much fun!
The Friends of the Fern Ridge Library are having a book sale on May 19 and 20. They’ve asked me to let everyone know about it. They will have “thousands of books for all ages at great prices – plus movies, music, puzzles and more. Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The sale benefits the Fern Ridge Library. 88026 Territorial Rd., Veneta. For more information, call 541-935-7512.
On May 20, there are several events including the I.0.0.F. Cemetery cleanup on South Territorial Road beginning at 9:00 a.m.. Then, on the same day, the Lorane Community-wide Yard sale. Maps of participating sales will be at the Lorane Family Store, the Lorane Deli, the Grange and the Lorane Christian Church.
Please mark the following important school-related dates on your calendars: Wednesday, May 31 – Crow High School Senior Recognition; June 1 – Spring Concert at 7 p.m.; June 4 – Baccalaureate at 6 p.m. at Crow Nazarene Church; June 9 – Crow High School Graduation at 7 p.m.; and June 16 – 8th Grade Recognition at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited!
Bit of Lorane History: (From “Pat’s People” Lorane 4-H newsletter, October 21, 1974)
The 3-L’s 4-H Livestock Club began its third year last week. The organizational meeting was held on October 10th. Ten new members were enrolled and 14 re-enrolled for their second or third years. Included are: Beef division: Sandra Brewer, Gloria Edwards, Susan Fleming, David Giles, Jason Jentzsch, Clifford and Lori Jones, Kenny Keeler and Candy Trout. Sheep division: Lori Jones, Carol Mitchell and Rose VanDecar; Swine division: Jaylene Jentzsch; Rabbit division: Chuck Bonygne, Lyle Cottrell, Jaylene Jentzsch, Kelly and Keri Mortensen, Jeralee Jentzsch, Todd Sturdevant, Marvin and Tina Taylor and Dean Lawson; Dairy division: Rachel Ashley; Other animals (cavies, I believe): Cindy Cottrell.