Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
September 28, 2017
By Pat Edwards
There has been lots of excitement around the Lorane and Crow areas this past week, and it’s not the good kind. Several reportings of burglaries, break-ins and thefts from both areas have been reported. One of the victims was our daughter, Gloria Edwards, whose house was broken into and a TV, laptop and some wine were stolen. I’m sure the thieves planned to help themselves to more, but Gloria’s sister, Michele, and her husband Brian happened to drive by at the time and saw the strange car – an older model “goldish” Toyota Corolla (or Camry) – in Gloria’s driveway. Michele immediately got Gloria on the phone to ask about it. Michele and Brian only got as far down Territorial as Powell Road when they turned around and sped back to Gloria’s house, which is located just west of Gillespie Corners. By the time they got there, the car was gone – in a bit of a hurry, judging by the amount of gravel that the tires spun out.
Today, as I write this, there was a report of a 1999 “pewter” or “browish-gray” Toyota Camry leading 5 police cars on a chase towards Veneta. The deputies had to stop the chase at Noti as speeds had reached 114 mph and it was a danger to other drivers on the road. We strongly suspect that it may have been the same car and person. The Oregon license plate number is reported to be ZWE 645 by the Lane County Sheriff’s office. They ask anyone with information to call 541-726-3714.
Because of the recent rash of thefts, the Lorane Community Association will be discussing the establishment of a Neighborhood Watch in the area at its scheduled meeting on Sunday, October 1. The Crow Grange is interested in discussing a Neighborhood Watch for its area, as well. I will need to report more on these in the next issue.
Last week, I gave you the incorrect date for the upcoming Crow Booster Club’s “Crow Fall Auction and Carnival.” It will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Crow High School. The Carnival will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and the silent auction and dinner is at 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The Live Auction starts at 6:30 p.m. I apologize for any problems this may have caused.
According to my doctor, flu season is expected early this year and everyone is being encouraged to get their flu shot right away if you want to avoid it. I got mine!
I’ve already had a nasty cold this past week. I haven’t had one of those for quite some time, but it hit hard with non-stop coughing and nose-blowing for two straight days and nights, and I know others are experiencing similar ones, too. Even Jim, who never seems to get sick, was hacking well into the nights and during the days a week ago. In fact, both Gloria and I are blaming him for sharing it with us.
I plan to order copies of my new book, The Baileys of Bailey Hill this week, so look for it on-line or in local stores, libraries and bookstores, soon. They are an interesting family with connections to Lorane and the Siuslaw Valley and I think you’ll enjoy their stories.