Tag: Crystal Nevins

Sweet Lorane Community News, May 09, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 9, 2019
By Pat Edwards

As I promised last week, here are the details on the Spring Cemetery Clean-up project with the Lorane Grange…

Lorane Grange members and volunteers from the community will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Lorane Grange Cemetery to spruce up, mow and ready the cemetery for Memorial Day. If you want to help, contact a grange member or just show up with gloves and whatever tools/equipment you’d like to use for the project.

The Grange is also planning a workday on Tuesday, May 21, to do the same types of things in and around the grange property on Old Lorane Road. There are lots of things to do both days, so your help you offer will be welcomed.

The Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Board meets at the Applegate Elementary School on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Find out more about the process of keeping our local schools funded and running efficiently in the education of our local youth and lend your voice.

Also, be sure to vote on Tuesday, May 21, in the Lane County Special Election. Your ballot includes a measure proposing the renewal of the five-year local option levy for general school operations. In addition, two school board positions are up for election this year. Incumbent, Doug Perry, is running uncontested in Position #1. The incumbent of Position #2, Troy Wilson, is being challenged by Lorane parent, Crystal Nevins.

Also, two Lorane Fire District positions are uncontested, with Jeri Porter running for Position #1 and Martin McClure in Position #2. Thank you to each of these community residents for offering your time and abilities in serving Lorane and Crow!

Crow High School Seniors are gearing up for graduation week. On Wednesday, May 29, Senior Recognition will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Then, on Sunday, June 2, they will be honored at a 6:00 p.m. Baccalaureate service at the Crow Nazarene Church. The CHS graduation, itself, will be held on Friday, June 7, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.

For those who are interested in pre-registering to participate in the 2019 Crow Car Show this summer, you have only until May 15 to receive the early registration discount. The show, to be held on Saturday, July 13, will be its 16th annual fundraiser benefitting the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District. The one held in 2018 was its largest ever with a total of 141 cars on display. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.crowboosterclub.com/crowcarshow or you can email crowcarshow@yahoo.com.

For those of you who have not yet burned your brush piles from this winter’s devastation, you may have to wait now until after the fall rains begin. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) has temporarily suspended outdoor burning throughout Lane County due to high fire danger. Let’s be good neighbors and respect this ruling to make sure that Lane County doesn’t contribute to early grass or forest fires in Oregon.
Enjoy these beautiful late spring/early summer days while the grass and trees bear the freshness of new growth, everyone! I believe that it’s my favorite time of year.

Sweet Lorane Community News, April 18, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 18, 2019
By Pat Edwards

Today, it hit 80 degrees on my car’s thermometer. What a nice reward for all of us who were beginning to wonder if the rain and cooler weather would be with us through the summer. It gave me the incentive to stop in town and purchase some burgundy petunias for the planter boxes I made a few years ago for our daughter, Michele, and me. I still need to get some in bright pink and white, but at least I’m ready to tackle my yard and flower beds.

We received word last Wednesday that there will be a community meeting scheduled with representatives from the Lane County Transportation Department sometime in June, regarding the realignment and widening of Territorial Road between Gillespie Corners and Lorane. The Lorane Grange has offered to host the meeting. For those who are interested in the Construction Schedule, you can go to the project page at http://www.lanecounty.org/territorialhighway and click on the “Construction Schedule” link. As soon as we have a date and agenda set for the public meeting at the Lorane Grange, I’ll post it in this column.

Jim and I own some properties—our home, store and the former Dew Drop Inn tavern properties—along the construction route that will be impacted by the proposed plans. Because of this, two members of the Lane County team agreed to come out to talk to us about what we can expect. I was very impressed with their concern for us and all of the other property owners. Be sure to attend the June meeting if you have questions for them.

Marissa McNutt Cooper asked me to include the following item in this week’s column:
“Crystal Nevins is running for a position on the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Board. Some of her friends and supporters will be hosting a ‘Meet the Candidate’ event on April 26 at 6:00 p.m., at the Lorane Grange. This is a chance to meet Crystal, hear why she is running for the C-A-L school board, and ask her any questions you might have. We will be providing desserts, and the Lorane Grange will be providing coffee and tea. We hope you to see you there!”

Applegate Elementary School is having its annual Grandparents’ Tea on Thursday, April 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. This has always been a fun event for grandmas and grandpas each year. Even if you don’t have a grandchild attending Applegate, you are welcome to come and be honored with tea and snacks, wonderful music and lots of fun. If anyone in the district has donations for the silent auction and/or door prize drawings, please bring them to the school or let someone in the office know that you have something to include.

Here are a couple of other events to include on your calendar.

The Applegate Elementary Boosters are having a dinner and bingo night in the gymnasium on May 10. Dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. and bingo at 6:00 p.m.

The Crow Grange will provide it’s annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 12, so mark your calendars. I don’t have the details this week, but I will include them in next week’s column.