Tag: Applegate Elementary

Sweet Lorane Community News – March 30, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
March 30, 2017
By Pat Edwards

Mother Nature could have been a little more benevolent towards families who had special plans for Spring Break this past week. Most of us, in fact, are just waiting for a long enough break in the weather to dry things out a bit so that we can fire up the lawn mowers, finish cleaning up the fallen limbs and tree damage caused by this past winter’s ice storms, and just generally get outside and enjoy some sunshine. It’s amazing what a few days of sunshine will do to our general dispositions, too.

I have to admit that having three surgeries in two months time took my mind off the weather for the most part. Both cataract surgeries and an arthroscopic knee surgery were, themselves, fairly easy compared to what I had imagined them to be. I feel very fortunate at how easily they went… or at least I did until my eyes began to rebel. The burning and weeping I experienced for about a week’s time recently limited my ability to drive my car or work on my computer for more than a few minutes at a time. For me, it was a major catastrophe… the computer limitations, especially… and I found myself trying to finish one editing and two book publishing jobs while squinting through eyes that seemed to think I was peeling some pretty potent onions. The lubricating eye drops that the ophthalmologist gave me following the surgeries didn’t seem to help at all, so when I went back in to see him to get some relief, I was given some anti-inflammatory drops and at the first application, I felt a wonderful relief. The burning has subsided and I’m no longer a menace on the road and I was finally able to complete the jobs I started. In fact, be sure to look for these new books on-line and in local bookstores soon: “Tangent – An Unusual Romance” by Veneta’s own Michael Foster; and “Reflections on Age: Stories and Poetry from the Heart” by Gus Daum of Eugene.

On Wednesday, April 5 the Rural Art Center will be sponsoring its “Half day art class” with Kathy Johnson as the instructor. As a former teacher in the Crow-Applegate-Lorane school district, Kathy brings years of classroom experience and will be working with the students on Chinese brush painting.  For more information, call the district office at 541-935-2100.

The Crow High School seniors are trying to raise funds for their class graduation party. You can help by picking up a flyer and eating lunch or dinner at Panda Express on Seneca Street in Eugene on Friday, April 7. If you present the flyer when you order your meal, proceeds will go to the C.H.S. senior class. I was told that the flyers can be downloaded from the school district website, but they are not there as of this writing. You can pick up one at the high school office and I will try to have copies available at the Lorane Family Store, too.

If you have a child who will be ready for kindergarten this coming fall, Applegate Elementary will be holding its Kindergarten Roundup on Thursday, April 13 at 3:15 p.m. at the school. Children must be five by September 1, 2017. You and your child can meet the teacher and check out the school and classroom. For more information, call the district office at 541-935-2100.

The Crow-Applegate Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt at the church on Saturday, April 15. Call the office at (541) 935-1331 to get the time and details.

More dates to remember: Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. – Crow Booster Club meeting at the Crow High School cafeteria to discuss a new group being formed by the Applegate Elementary School parents.

Friday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.  – Pizza and movie, “The Risen” at the Lorane Christian Church.

Tuesday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. – Lorane Community Group will be meeting at the Lorane Deli.

Sweet Lorane Community News – October 20, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 20, 2016
By Pat Edwards

The community is still reeling from the death of 4-year-old Payge Bowman in an automobile accident last week. The proceeds of the upcoming barn dance to be held on Friday, October 28, at the Lorane Grange will go to the Payge Bowman fund. It will be from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and donations will be taken at the door. A suggested donation per family is $10.

The dances will include a combination of squares, line dances and reels. The caller will tailor his calls to the abilities of those attending and the music will primarily be provided by fiddles and guitars. For more information, contact Roberta Miller (360-318-6028) or Pam Kersgaard (541-942-6193).

The Rural Art Center is once again offering free ukulele lessons for children and adults alike. Anyone interested should contact Pat Dixon – pdixon@cal.k12.or.us or Lisa Livelybrooks@ruralartcenter@gmail.com. If you don’t have your own ukulele, some are available for a refundable damage deposit. The classes are being held every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The next lesson is October 27.

Applegate Elementary and the C-A-L Booster Club is hosting a Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 29 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help run the booths, so if you are able to help, please contact Jen McNutt-Bloom (541-520-4868 or jennifermcnuttbloom@gmail.com) if you have some time available.

The Rural Art Center’s “Half Day Art Program,” being held at the Applegate Elementary on November 2, will be making Hawaiian Kapa-style paper using cornhusks and pebbles. Be sure your kids are signed up to participate. Go to the RAC website at http://www.ruralartcenter.org/ to find contacts and information on other programs they offer.

Another of RAC’s programs that is starting again is the Rug Hookery Group. The group gathers the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Rebekah Lodge hall. They also meet on the first Thursday every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lorane Fire Hall.

A blurb from their website says, “Please let us know if/when you are coming by sending an email to ruralartcenter@gmail.com so we can be sure that we have the materials you will need.” You will need to bring scissors, a rug hook and a hooking frame. A “kit” including backing material with a design drawn on it and wool strips to hook into it and some of the supplies listed above are available to buy at the meetings.

The Siuslaw Watershed Council will be holding its October general meeting at the Lorane Grange on Wednesday, October 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All local residents are invited to attend. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the admission is free.

The topics of the program include “Changing Northwest Climate” and what the USDA Northwest Climate Hub is doing to address climate impacts on farms, forests and rangelands.” – a presentation by Dr. Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, USDA Climate HUB; and “Federal Cost-Share Programs for the Upper Siuslaw” by Dave Downing, District Manager, Upper Willamette SWCD. For more information, contact the Siuslaw Watershed Council at 541-268-3044 or e-mail watershed@siuslaw.orgor visit http://www.siuslaw.org.

Don’t forget the TEDxVeneta event on Friday, October 28 at the Applegate Regional Theater. For more information, you can contact its organizer, Jennifer Chambers (jennifer@groundwaterspublishing.com) or visit its website at http://www.tedxvenetawomen.com.