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Sweet Lorane Community News, May 30, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 30, 2019
By Pat Edwards

Today is Thursday May 30, 2019. Jim and I, along with my sister, Barbara Isborn, and her husband, Dwight, are just leaving the Shenandoah National Park in the beautiful state of Virginia where we spent the night last night. It’s also a very special time for us, because we are celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary today.

Our 55th.jpgWe’ve been on an American history tour for the past 8 days and we are having a wonderful time. I hope to tell you a little more about it in my column next week after we return home, but there is so much that we have seen and experienced, that I can only touch the surface of it. Until then I will sign off, so we can experience this beautiful scenery that we are passing through.

Next stop today, Harpers Ferry and Gettysburg.

Sweet Lorane Community News, May 16, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 16, 2019
By Pat Edwards

Yesterday, I was considering asking my editors, Pam and Erin, if I could take a 2-week hiatus from writing my column. I have reported all of the upcoming events and happenings in Lorane and Crow that I’m aware of in previous columns. My focus, right now, is so centered on our personal lives, that I haven’t tried to seek out any other news. But, there seems to be quite a bit of interest recently from my readers about what’s happening with our situation that I thought I’d at least give you an update this week.

First of all, we learned last week from Jim’s orthopedic doctor that his recent pelvic fracture that he’s been recovering from turned out to be three fractures—not just one—according to the most recent x-ray at his follow-up appointment. I am so proud of how well he has dealt with it throughout the last couple of months of healing… despite having to put up with a tyrannical wife/caretaker and some very bossy daughters. He hasn’t had a chance to misbehave. It’s meant so much to both of us to be surrounded by family who have always been willing to take an active part in our lives… even from afar.

Washington DCThis week is especially hectic. We’re working around Jim’s mobility issues and putting aside some medical issues I’ll have to deal with on our return as Jim and I and my sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Dwight Isborn, are preparing to embark on an exciting vacation to Washington, D.C. and the things we’ve always wanted to see first hand. We’ll spend four days there. Then, we’ll visit Mt. Vernon, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Jamestown, Monticello, Staunton, Richmond, the Shenandoah Valley, Harper’s Ferry, Gettysburg, and the Valley Forge National Park. On our 11th day, we’ll fly home from Philadelphia where we’ll also have a chance to see the Liberty Bell.

FlagI’ve always been a patriot, even as a child, and despite the current political situation, we are all looking forward to seeing the national monuments, the centers of government and the national treasures as well as honoring the veterans that the war memorials represent. I want to immerse myself in the history that I’ve read about. I will especially enjoy stepping back into the 1700s in Williamsburg where the whole town is a live re-enactment of the colonial days.

Thank goodness for family, a reliable house-sitter and a great line-up of store employees to hold down the fort while we are gone.

I probably will have to forego my column next week, but I’ll have lots to tell you about when we get back.

Sweet Lorane Community News – September 22, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
September 22, 2016
By Pat Edwards

By the time you read this, Jim and I will have returned from our 3-night inaugural trip to the coast to see if we’re cut out to be RV’ers. Since I’m writing this before we leave, you can just pretend that you’re in the same time zone as I am now.

This afternoon (Tuesday, September 20), we are heading to Honeyman State Park near Florence to spend three nights in our “new to us” motorhome. We will join my sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Dwight Isborn, and their good friends, Sherry and Mike McCall, who are all experienced at this sort of thing. We’re hoping that they can teach us the ropes before we attempt a longer trip on our own. I didn’t realize that there were so many “ropes” to think about, but we’re both excited about venturing into this new life-journey. We probably won’t plan any longer trips until this coming spring because the fall and winter are pretty-well booked up for me, especially. Our motorhome will spend the winter days snug under a new RV canopy at our son’s house in Cottage Grove, so we have to learn about the wintering as well as the “using” aspects of RV-ownership in short order.

I do have some Lorane news to report this week. One of the popular annual events that is held in Lorane is the big Hunter’s Breakfast put on by the Lorane Rebekah’s at the lodge hall. It will be held from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, the first day of the Cascade and Coast buck deer seasons. On the menu are eggs, pancakes, ham and beverage for $7 per person.

Whenever I am able, I like to promote some of the activities and events that are going on in our district’s schools and there are a few important notices that need to be shared.

Each year Crow High School students are invited to enter their artwork and photography into the (Eugene) Mayor’s Teen Art Show, sponsored by and held at the Maude Kerns Art Center. Four of our Crow students received awards from the 46 entries. All of the pieces of artwork will on exhibit from September 9-30, 2016.

The Crow-Applegate-Lorane district has been a strong advocate for hosting exchange students for many years. We hosted a young woman from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico when our own kids were in school in the 1980s. Because of that connection, members of our family have visited her family on a couple of occasions in Mexico.

The friendship that developed between our granddaughter, Hayley Kau, and Kim, a German exchange student at Crow has culminated in Hayley making two trips to Europe to visit and Kim has been back to visit here, too. It’s a wonderful experience for all concerned.

This year, host families are needed for several exchange students who want to come to Crow this year. These exceptionally bright students are a girl from Egypt,  and another girl from Kazakhstan. If interested, please contact Tressa Miller at Tressamiller@lanefite.org or text 541-606-4412. If you call, there is no voicemail available. Two boys are seeking to be placed with host families through AYUSA. More information can be obtained on them by calling or emailing Lisa Livelybrooks at 541-935-9502 or llivelyb@gmail.com.

Lane County Bond measure #20-264 will be on the ballot in November. This will fund C-A-L School District facility improvements.  These include improvements for student and staff security, updates for energy efficiency and access improvements. For more information, visit the district website at http://cal.k12.or.us or call the district office at 541-935-2100.

The week of September 26 through September 30 is Homecoming Week at CMHS and Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Don’t forget: The Rural Arts Center movie night season opens on Saturday, October 8 at the Lorane Grange with soup and salad dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the feature film, “The Little Shop of Horrors,” following at 7:30 p.m. The short film called “Tears of the Red Oni,” that was made during the RAC Movie Camp this summer, will also be shown.

Movie nights will take place every second Saturday of the  month, October through March. http://www.ruralartcenter.org/movie-night