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Sweet Lorane Community News, October 4, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 4, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Sawyer Scott HaxbyBefore I get back to writing my column for Lorane, I want—need—to announce the arrival of Jim’s and my newest great-grandbaby. Our granddaughter, Linsey Kau Haxby and her husband Brent announce the birth of Sawyer Scott Haxby who was born on October 2, at 8:04 p.m., weighing 7lbs 4oz. and 21 3/4 inches long. Of course, he’s perfect! Sawyer is an anomaly in our family—he’s male. We have populated our family with a large number of strong, beautiful, bright and caring fe43229079_10217015817370574_8404397867443159040_nmales through three generations now, but the males of the family, while equally strong, bright, handsome and caring, are a rarity. We’ve averaged one for each of the three generations that Jim and I spawned. Sawyer is the first of his generation, joining our son Rob Edwards and grandson Kevin Stevens, and it will be interesting to see if others will follow. He has a little cousin on the way, due in early December. Whatever the gender, she or he will be cherished.

Now, I suppose I’d really better get everyone caught up on the upcoming events scheduled this month in Lorane and Crow…

Saturday, October 13, begins the first Lorane Movie Night showing of the 2018/2019 season. The featured movie is “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002). It’s described as a romantic comedy where “the daughter of orthodox Sikhs rebels against her parents’ traditionalism and joins a football team.“

Each monthly movie night begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Lorane Grange with a homemade soup and salad dinner, followed by fun and games at 6:45 p.m. before the movie begins at 7:30. A suggested donation is $7 for adults and $5 for children, 12 and under.

A reminder: The Crow community is holding a fundraiser for Crow High School graduate, Cody Tripp, who is taking on his second battle with cancer. A dinner is being held on Saturday, October 27, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Crow Grange. Check the Lorane and Crow Community Facebook pages for more details.

The Lorane dinner and bingo night sponsored by the Lorane Grange will begin its fall season on Friday, October 19. I believe that the dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will get started at 6:30.

2018 Groundwater Anthology FRONT COVERWe’ve just completed the 2018 Groundwaters anthology. We are doing the last proofing at this time and hope to publish it by early next week. We will once again launch it at a special program called Groundwaters LIVE! to be held on Sunday, October 21 , tentatively at 3:00 p.m., at the Applegate Regional Theater on the corner of Central and Fleck Roads, north of Crow. Ten of our 70+ contributing authors will give 5-minute readings from their works. Refreshments will be served and anthologies from all four years will be available for purchase.

We wish to invite the community to join us. This year, we are including some of the poems featured in the first issues of the Groundwaters magazine begun by Judy Hays-Eberts in October 2004. They will include poems written by current and past West Lane residents Sally Spaulding, Pat Gill, Judy Hays-Eberts, Guy Lundy, Terry Brooke, Carolyn Carney and the late Janet Romanek, Reneé Dodds, June Wyant, and Paul Cass. Selections have also been chosen by Jessie Stinson and Jean-Marie Purcell, as well.

We have quite a few new contributors for 2018, too. I have no doubt that you’ll be quite impressed by the quality of talent demonstrated by local authors and poets who share their work with us each year.

Sweet Lorane Community News, June 28, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
June 28, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Where did June go? I’ve always held the theory that once the 4th of July is past, summer will soon be over. It seems to go so fast between July 4 and September 1.

I gave you a whole bunch of information on the closest upcoming events in Lorane in last week’s column, so I’m not going to repeat it in this one except for a couple of last-minute mentions.

There are still raffle tickets and memory bracelets available for the Amber and Michael Matchulat Fundraiser on July 7. Check out the Lorane and Crow Facebook pages for more information about the bracelets. As for the raffle, you don’t need to be present to win.

The beautiful Lorane mural will be ready for its unveiling on August 12. Lorane artists, Karen Pidgeon and Alix Mosieur have been working on it since last fall, and it’s going to be something that the whole community and those who visit can enjoy. They have been working on it inside the old Dew Drop Inn building next to the Lorane Family Store. Our grandsons, Kevin Stevens and Brent Haxby, just poured the foundation forms for the structure from which it will hang in front of the store, bordering Territorial Road. It will have its own support structure and lighting and will be under a wood-shake roof to help protect it from the weather. Karen and Alix are adding a fun “Where’s Waldo” feature to it where you are asked to find certain little animals and other hidden treasures in the painting. The plan is to have a fenced eating area near it, as well, but it will come a bit later when we figure out where it would best be placed. I hope that everyone will plan to stop by and see it “up close and personal” after it is finished.

I have to pass on a hilarious story to prove that “gettin’ old sure ain’t for sissies!”

A few days ago, Jim and I decided to buy a nice lawn swing with reclining seats. They were on sale, and I’ve been needing a place to go outside in the sunshine to kick back and relax with a good book and a cold drink while the weather is nice. We didn’t take into account the fact that once we got it home, we’d have to put it together.

Swing

All done!

Well, that afternoon we got the upright structure done fairly easily, but then came the framework on which the recliners would rest. That had to be done on the ground.

For any of you who have entered your seventh decade, you know that getting down is easy, but getting back up is not only not easy—it can be downright embarrassing if anyone is watching. For Jim it was especially hard since he has had both hips replaced.

Well, we were down on our hands and knees on our blacktop driveway, bolting all the many places that needed it, scooting along on our seats or crawling if we had to move to another portion to find the right-size nut or bolt. Suddenly, our dogs started barking and I looked up to see a car at the end of our rather long driveway with a woman standing at the gate, not wanting to come in because of the dogs.

I struggled to my feet and went to see what she needed. When I got to the gate, she said with a worried look, “Is everything ok? I was driving by and saw you and your husband crawling on the ground and wanted to make sure you were both all right.”

I was mortified, but so grateful to her. I began thanking her profusely for her concern and she seemed quite relieved that we were ok. We must have been a sight. I felt a warm glow to know that our neighbors and even strangers are willing to look out for those of us who may be having difficulty. It’s a story that we will laugh and tell frequently as we picture what we must have looked like.

Thank you, thank you to our guardian angel. Your concern meant so very much to both of us.

Sweet Lorane Community News – September 15, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
September 15, 2016
By Pat Edwards

I apologize for missing last week’s issue of the paper, but it was a busy, busy week with a wedding, out of town guests and the fast-approaching deadline for our 2016 Groundwaters anthology. There was little Lorane news to report and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed, so I asked to be excused.

The wedding was absolutely beautiful. Our granddaughter, Linsey Kau, and Brent Haxby were married on Saturday, September 10, at the Blue Rooster Inn next door to us. They’ve bought a home in Veneta and will move in once they have completed some renovation projects that are in progress.

The weather was perfect and the combined efforts of family members to provide food, photographs, wedding decorations and setup have allowed the couple to begin their marriage without being so hopelessly in debt as so many couples are. Thank you to Nancy Pelton of the Blue Rooster for providing such a beautiful venue, as well.

The Lorane Growers Market is really a popular spot these days. With all of the produce that’s now available – apples, prunes, pears, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, grapes and whatever else residents have to spare – there been a lot of donations which quickly get grabbed up.

Another home for extra produce is Crow High School. The school is offering a new class this year called Home & Farm. Students are learning food preservation and are in need of fresh fruit and vegetables to can, dehydrate, infuse, juice, etc. They are also needing donations of canning jars.

Students are wanting to make pickles and salsa, so tomatoes, onions and cucumbers are especially needed. If you have anything you would like to donate, please drop them off at Applegate Elementary or Crow Middle/High School.

This seems like a wonderful new offering for our students since the traditional cooking, shop and woodworking classes have been disappearing from many schools for lack of funding. Let’s encourage these valuable classes for our local students by donating what we can.

The Lorane Grange will be trying out a new menu and, through football season, a new schedule, for their upcoming dinner and bingo nights. The first one of the fall season will be held on Friday, September 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tacos with all the trimmings will be on the menu instead of the traditional spaghetti dinner. Bingo for the whole family will follow dinner at 6:30 p.m. It’s become a fun evening for many of the local families. Yes… kids are welcome to play, too! The winners of the games can select from the prize table for some regular games and win cash awards for others. The evening will culminate with a blackout game which will grow until it’s won. Come join us. There are lots of laughs and good, old-fashioned fun for all.

The Crow Grange has begun its Fall dinner and bingo night, as well. These are held every 1st and 3rd Saturdays beginning at 6:00 p.m. Bingo games start at 7:00 p.m. and pay cash prizes including a large blackout game at the end. Families, including adult-chaperoned children who are old enough to play, are also welcome. It’s also a night of good food and lots of fun.

The Rural Art Center movie night returns to the Lorane Grange on October 8. The first feature will be “The Little Shop of Horrors,” and the premiere of “Tears of the Red Oni,” the Japanese folktale movie produced by the 2016 RAC Movie Camp and starring our local residents. It is also “Costume Night” and you’re asked to come as your favorite monster. Dinner precedes the movie at 6:00 p.m. The schedule of movies will be presented every 2nd Saturday of each month at the Lorane Grange. For a list of upcoming features and to learn “the drill,” go to the RAC website at http://www.ruralartcenter.org/movie-night. Proceeds go towards local community projects.

There are some community concerns being discussed on the Lorane Facebook page currently. One involves suspected mail thefts from local mailboxes and the other is the fact that many residents are experiencing water shortages right now. If you’re interested in getting in on the discussions, log-in to the Lorane, Oregon Facebook page.