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Sweet Lorane Community News, July 12, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
July 12, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Well, summer has finally made a statement this year. Near-100 degree heat is definitely not my favorite thing.

The summer’s events seemed to be lined up one, right after another this year with some weekends giving us a choice of where to go and what to do. I’ve already discussed the major events coming up in August and won’t go into detail in this week’s column except to say to make sure your calendar is filled on August 4 with the Lorane Community-Wide Yard Sale, the Art in the Country Festival on the campus of the Applegate Regional Theater, and the Crow Grange’s “Chicken ‘n Pickin’ BBQ; and then on August 12, fill up that page with the Lorane Community Potluck Picnic, the Ice Cream Social and, best of all, the unveiling at 3:00 p.m. that day of gorgeous Lorane mural. It’s a must-see!

On a more somber note, our community lost one of its life-long residents in a tragic accident this past week. Bruce Malcolm suffered fatal injuries in an accident while working his land with a cat (tractor). He was somehow thrown off and crushed. According to his wife Sharon, “Our hearts are broken and we are still in shock. Bruce was doing what he loved and died on the land he loved.”

He is survived by Sharon and their two children, James and Ashley.

Bruce’s funeral is scheduled for July 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Lane Memorial Gardens. Then, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Malcolm home on Fire Road with a UO Duck tailgate-themed potluck about 3:30 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and yellow and be sure to bring your pom-poms and whatever else you’d wear to a tailgater at Autzen.

Sharon knows how much “Bruce would love that.”

A Little Bit of Lorane History
Rodney F. Schurger and Della L. Malcolm moved to the Lorane valley in 1933. According to Della, “We drove through Lorane down the Siuslaw River Road and turned left about a mile or so and came to the end of the road – and there was the farm. We fell in love with it right away. The tall trees and mountains behind it, the orchard in bloom, the river running through and the field was green with vetch and oats. We knew that it was the farm of our dreams.”

…Eventually, Della’s 15-year old brother Everett Malcolm came to live with them… In 1936, Everett Malcolm returned to California for a time to work with his father as a logger in the redwoods. It was there that he met and married Mary Meadows in 1938, and their first daughter Jo Darlene was born in 1939. Rodney Schurger wrote to Everett asking him to return to Oregon so that he could teach him the logging business.

The Malcolm family moved to Lorane and bought an acre of land from the Schurgers and built a house on the site. Their second daughter, Christine Elaine, was born in June, 1949, followed by a son Bruce James in 1950. The Malcolm’s house burned down and another house was built on the site on Fire Road. This house is where Everett and Mary’s son Bruce now lives with his wife Sharon.   From Sawdust and Cider to Wine (2006)

Sweet Lorane Community News, July 5, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
July 5, 2018
By Pat Edwards

What a wonderful Independence Day this year! Our Easy Acres Neighborhood Group got together at the Blue Rooster Inn to celebrate being neighbors. Because there are not a lot of us and because our neighbors know that we (the Edwards/Kaus) have a big family, they extended their invitation to all of us—not just Jim and me—and most were able to come.

It was an afternoon of eating BBQ potluck—our grillmasters were our grandsons, Kevin and Brent—conversation and getting acquainted in the historic barn, and yard games played next to the pond on which its resident swan glided gracefully as a backdrop for the many photographs that were taken. The venue was generously provided by Nancy Pelton, the owner of the Blue Rooster and a member of the group. Good times.

The Lorane Community Association held its monthly meeting last week and there is a lot of discussion about the upcoming unveiling of the mural that I told you about last week. Along with the unveiling, the LCA is planning to have some t-shirts, bags and possibly other items printed with the image of the mural and they will be on-sale that day (Sunday, August 12) in the parking area of the Lorane Family Store.

In addition, the plans for the community-wide yard sale on Saturday, August 4, are progressing. In addition to the sale, itself, the Rebekah Lodge is planning a pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. that day.

As a side note, the LCA will be collecting backpacks, pencils, glue sticks and other school supplies to hand out to kids also on that day. Please contact Marissa McNutt-Cooper if you’d like to donate a backpack.

I’ll include more information on this event as well as the Crow Chicken ‘n Pickin’ BBQ and the Art in the Country Festival that will all be happening on the same day—Saturday, August 4—in a column soon.

The Lorane Christian Church has scheduled its annual “Worship in the Park” on August 19th at Farmin Creek, on Siuslaw River Road about a half mile from the Lorane Deli. This is a church service held in the beautiful outdoors! The service starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbeque lunch at noon. The church provides the hamburgers and hotdogs, and side dishes of salads and desserts are welcomed. There’s a pond for swimming and horseshoes for the competitive at Farmin Creek!

The Lorane Growers Market is just beginning to pick up steam now that our gardens are beginning to produce. Stop by frequently and check out what items of produce have been dropped off. Our area gardeners have been very generous with their donations in the past, and all proceeds go to the Lorane Community Association to be used for the many projects it takes on through the year.

Our condolences go out to the Liles family of Crow for the loss of Rodney Liles who was killed in a car accident on June 25. I didn’t know Rodney, but he was the father of Talisha who went to Crow High School with our granddaughters. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Talisha and her family.

 

Sweet Lorane Community News, June 21, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
June 21, 2018
By Pat Edwards

We have some really big events coming up soon in both Lorane and Crow, so I want to try and cover several of them this week.

Before I begin, I want to comment on how important it is that no matter where you live, we need to support our own communities and the fundraisers and celebrations that are taking place throughout the year. So many of us have concerns about the current national situation, but we all feel so helpless in trying to make a difference. I believe that change starts small—locally—and tends to grow from there. By participating in our own communities, we are able to discuss our differences and work together to build values and to make positive things happen. It just grows from there. So, let’s do it!

First up on my calendar is the fundraiser for Michael and Amber Matchulat on Saturday, July 7. The Lorane community is spearheading the drive. Michael has been fighting Stage 4 colorectal cancer for 3 years now and it has depleted their resources. A community benefit dinner and dance are being held at King Estate Winery where a silent auction, live auction and raffles are also being held. The 150 available tickets for the dinner have been sold out and there’s a long waiting list for cancellations, but raffle tickets are still for sale. The website link is posted on the Lorane, Oregon Facebook page. Thank you to King Estate and the hard work being done by so many people!

The 15th Annual Crow Car Show, scheduled for Saturday, July 14, is being held at the Crow High School football field this year. The proceeds from this very popular event goes towards academic as well as athletic support of all of our Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District’s students regardless of age. The car show is hosted by the Crow Booster Club that has done so much for our schools through the years. There will be a free pancake breakfast, raffles, auctions, displays and activities for the whole family… and admission is FREE!

Saturday, August 4, is proving to be a real challenge for everyone. There are 3 major local events happening that day, but as I’ve mentioned in previous articles, if you want to make a day of it, you can partake in each one.

yard sale psoterThe earliest starting time is the Lorane Community-Wide (Yard) Sale taking place at 9:00 a.m. on August 4. It will run until 3:00 p.m. There will be sales happening at the same time throughout the Lorane area and maps will be provided for those wanting to browse each one. Tables are also being rented at the Lorane Grange and I have made the lawn area around the old Dew Drop Inn, next to the Lorane Family Store, available for anyone wishing to set up tents in which they can display their wares. All rental fees will be donated to the Lorane Grange.

After finding your treasures, you can then head towards Crow were you’ll find some good times, good entertainment and good food and drink for the rest of the day.

The newest event in the area, the Art in the Country Festival, will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the grounds of the Applegate Regional Theater, north of Crow. The site is located on the corner of Central and Fleck Roads and is 2 miles south of West 11th on the grounds of the former Central Elementary School. It runs until 6:00 p.m.

The Art in the Country Festival is described as a “fine art and author” fair and will feature displays and booths with a variety of fine art produced by Oregon artists and with over 20 Oregon authors sharing and reading from their latest books. Members of the theater will offer dramatic readings, as well. It will also have a beer and wine garden, food concessions, live music, 2 entertainment stages and a kids’ fun zone.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Crow Grange’s Chicken ‘n Pickin BBQ taking place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. that same day. Save room for dinner that includes a half chicken, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, a roll, lemonade or coffee and ice cream. The cost is $10 per person and they are willing to package it “to go.” They will even entertain you with live music!

I’ll need to tell you all about the August 12 Lorane Ice Cream Social in next week’s column.

Congratulations to the Creswell Grange for their recent Ice Cream Social event! I understand it was a lot of fun and that quite a few of our Lorane Grange members were there to support it. That, to me, is what the growth of “community” entails. Supporting your neighbors, whenever possible, as well as your own.