Tag: Applegate Harvest Festival

Sweet Lorane Community News, October 31, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 31, 2019
By Pat Edwards

I spent an enjoyable day last week participating in the Creswell Grange’s Holiday Bazaar. I reserved a table at the last minute and was pleasantly surprised to sell more books than I had hoped. A bonus was that I was able to spend the day with a group of nice people and visited with many who stopped by my table to chat. Thank you, Martin and Louise McClure and Patrick Dearth, especially, for your hospitality!

That same weekend, I volunteered to help with one of the game booths at the Applegate Harvest Festival in Crow. It’s been a long time since I’ve done something like that… the last similar event I attended was the Lorane Spring Fling which was held in the Lorane Elementary School during its final year in June 2011. The article I wrote about it can be found on my website at http://allthingslorane.com under “Writings” for those of you who would like to relive it.

Our granddaughter, Stephanie Furlong, and her husband, Chad, and daughters, Harper Lorane, Hayden Rae and Shiloh Kate all showed up at the Harvest Festival, dressed in Toy Story costumes that Steph had made. It brought back so many memories as I made my rounds in the cupcake walk with Harper and then went to visit the Fish Pond and bean bag throw with her after my shift ended. The gymnasium was filled with other family groups who were all In costume. What a fun evening!

In today’s column, I thought I’d tell you a bit about the new yoga group that I have recently joined in order to work on my core strength and balance following my recent surgery. My good friend and co-editor of Groundwaters, Jennifer Chambers, has obtained her certification as an adaptive yoga instructor and has been holding classes on Tuesday and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Applegate Regional Theater, 87230 Central Rd., Eugene, north of Crow. The group is growing, so Jen has decided to offer another class on Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Classes are varied, but include chair yoga, floor movements, meditation, and balance bar work. Balance bars are provided, but you’ll need to bring a yoga mat and dress comfortably. The classes are $4 per person, per class. It’s a relaxing, no-stress way of keeping at bay the aches and pains of those of us who don’t get as much exercise as we’d like. For more info, contact Jen at jenniferbyerschambers@yahoo.com.

Speaking of Jen, she’s rehearsing to portray one of the main characters in her most recent book, “Hesitate No Longer: Abigail Scott Duniway and Susan B. Anthony in Oregon,” in an exciting new play called “An Evening With Three Great Americans” taking place at the Applegate Regional Theater on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17. Abigail Scott Duniway, the character that Jen portrays, was one of the main forces in obtaining women’s rights in Oregon. One of Abigail’s harshest critics in her fight for women’s voting rights was the editor of the Portland Oregonian newspaper, Harvey W. Scott—Abigail’s own brother.

Another of the great Americans being featured is Abraham Lincoln, who will be portrayed by Steve Holgate. Steve has professionally portrayed Lincoln on many occasions around Oregon and is said to do an excellent job. The third American will be Mark Twain, portrayed by Don Schmieding. I don’t know Don personally, but I’ve heard good things about his work. This should be a wonderful experience! You can order tickets on-line at http://www.art-inc.org.

The Lorane Movie Night for this month will be held on November 7th at the Lorane Grange. The scrambled title for this month’s feature is “Het Dogs Stum eb Zarcy” (PG, 1980). Hint: it’s an action Indie film. The Lorane Fire Department is this month’s sponsor. Check the Rural Art Center’s website for more details.

The Lorane Christian Church will be hosting the annual Lorane Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 17, at 5:00 p.m. at the Lorane Grange.
The Grange will be collecting not only non-perishable foods for the Holiday baskets, but they are also asking for donation of items for the U.S. soldier that they have “adopted” this holiday season. Contact Lil Thompson 541-942-5701 for suggestions for the items needed.

Sweet Lorane Community News, October 17, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 17, 2019
By Pat Edwards

As you all know from my past columns, I sometimes struggle to figure out what I can write about that will be of interest to not only Lorane residents, but others of you who have told me that you read my columns each week. So many of those times, like today, I sit down without any idea of what I am going to write about and just let it “flow.”

One thing that I want to include today is information relating to the upcoming Territorial Highway road project that Lane County will be starting after the first of the year. People have been wondering what is going on at our daughter and son-in-law’s place—Michele and Brian Kau—on Lorane Highway, just north of Gillespie Corners. Many large dump trucks and other equipment have been going in and out of their north pasture for the past couple of weeks, hauling in gravel and dirt to level it. Lane County is leasing the pasture from Brian and Michele for the next 3 years to use as their equipment base during the Gillespie Corners-to-Lorane project on Territorial Highway. It’s important that drivers be aware of this as they approach the site because big trucks are going in and out of there on a regular basis. Please use caution.

Jim and I just returned from an early morning doctor appointment for him, and I thought I would update those who have asked about his health. His broken pelvis has healed, but the fall evidently messed up the sciatic nerve in his back and he has been in constant pain for months now before he could even get in to see a neurosurgeon about relieving it. Even after they determined that he needed an epidural injection in hopes of bringing him relief, that injection was scheduled at least another month. Finally, his appointment for the injection is only a week away. It’s been a long haul for him with limited mobility, but I’m praying that he will soon again be walking with little pain.

Yesterday, I learned that Crow High School graduate and former resident, Chase Boehringer, is going to attempt to break the Guinness world record for the highest altitude achieved on a motorcycle by riding his bike to 22,145 ft. on the world’s highest volcano in Chile over a period of 9 days.

Chase Boehringer

He’s expecting to have to deal with negative temperatures and very intense, freezing wind chill. The FirstGear USA company has donated its toughest heated gear to help him make it to the top. Chase’s goal is to share his experience in hopes of inspiring someone to push past what they think might not be possible.

I’m still a small town guy from Oregon. I will be the first to tell you I wasn’t born special, gifted or even particularly smart. I do things like this to push my own edges in hopes of somehow giving permission to someone with a big dream to chase it, against all odds.

Chase is trying to raise another $3,000 from a corporate sponsor to help pay for the expenses of getting himself and his motorcycle to Chile. Chase has a Facebook page and he can be messaged there, or I can put anyone in touch with him who is interested if you contact me at paedwards42@yahoo.com.

Here’s another reminder for the upcoming Harvest Festival that will be held at the Applegate Elementary School in Crow on Friday, October 25, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. They are still looking for volunteers to staff games and activities. Signups are posted on both the Lorane and Crow Facebook pages, or contact Marissa McNutt Cooper at 541-517-6608.

Another Halloween event—a costume contest, trick-or-treating and kids’ storytime—will be held in Creswell on Sunday, October 27, between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Creswell Community Market hosted by the Tractor Supply Co., 190 Emerald Pkwy, Creswell.