Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
July 27, 2017
By Pat Edwards
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Goins family of Lorane. Sadly, Albert Goins passed away on July 19. He came to Lorane in 1957 where he met his wife Lucy and they had two children, Matthew and Vaunie. Lucy died in 1984.
Albert was a kind, gentle man who loved working in his garden and orchard. At one time, he had a plant stand in Creswell called The Plant Place. One of his neighbors, Bridgett Johnson-Elliott wrote that “His spirit will be forever endeared to the beautiful land and in memory by his dear family, and is daughter-in-law, Rebecca, added, “He was always there when we needed a shoulder to cry on and someone to laugh with and share moments from the Bible.”
The Lorane Grange, instead of a dinner, will host a Dessert and Bingo evening on Friday, September 15. Dessert will cost $3.00 and will be served at 6:00 followed by bingo at 6:30 p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual Lorane Community Potluck at noon in the Grange kitchen followed by the annual Lorane Fire Department Ice Cream Social from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13.
Don’t forget to check out the Lorane Growers Market at the Lorane Deli. There should be produce showing up on a regular basis soon. Proceeds go to the Lorane Community Association for their projects.
Alesong Brewery and Tasting Room held their grand opening last weekend and they had a full parking lot. Congratulations to our newest business!
Lil Thompson passed on the information that Crow High School recently received accreditation from AdvancedEd, a non-profit national group of education professionals. The endorsement means that they feel CHS provides quality education and high standards for its students. We can all be proud of the education our school district is providing for our children.
Don’t forget to support the Applegate Regional Theater’s first big musical production called “Nunsense.” Opening night was on Thursday, July 27, but you can still catch either the Friday or Saturday performance (August 4 or 5) at 7:00 p.m. or the final performance on Sunday, August 6, at 2:00 p.m. The theater is located north of Crow on Central Road where it intersects with Fleck Road. It’s the former Central Elementary School, but you won’t recognize the gymnasium. It’s morphed into a real theater with a stage, curtains and tiered theater seating. My friend and Groundwaters colleague, Jennifer Chambers is one of the “singing nuns.”
Another reminder for the Crow Grange’s Chicken ‘n Pickin’ to be held on August 5 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be great food in honor of the late Joe Canaday and lively music provided by the Poodle Creek Pickers. And, this year, they have added a vintage car show in the parking lot. This is another event that you don’t want to miss.
Everyone… Be sure to check the local fire restrictions. As of this writing, fire danger is high. “Residents are required to stop the personal use of gas powered or spark-emitting equipment between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day,” according to the Oregon Department of Forestry.
And then there’s the on-going battle with Tansy Ragwort which seems to be popping up all over the place. It’s poisonous to cattle and horses, so please pull up any of those yellow-flowered weeds that appear on your property even if you don’t have livestock.