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Sweet Lorane Community News – January 31, 2019

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

Today is one of those days when I’m starting to write my column with no idea where I’m going with it. So, I’m interested in how it will develop, myself.

The most obvious observation I have this morning is what a glorious week we have been having, weather-wise. Someone remarked to me yesterday that we’re having a “February spring,” but we all know how deceiving that can be. I can feel the stirrings of spring fever, but I’m trying to settle them back into place for now. Let’s just enjoy it while it lasts.

Jim and I will soon be spending a few days with our daughter, Kelly, and her husband Justin, in Arizona. We’re both looking forward to seeing them in their winter digs. They are just not into spending another cold winter in their beautiful home in Montana as they did much of last year. They are trading the bears that stop by to visit them in the fall for the bobcats, coyotes and, as spring approaches, the rattlesnakes of Arizona. Fortunately, the bears and snakes hibernate, so now’s a good time for us to visit.

Life-long Crow resident, Daryle Bloom, has retired his auto repair business in Crow and has begun teaching shop classes at Crow Middle/High School in small engine repair. His last request for donations of broken small engines for the last class was so successful, he’s trying again.

“Wanted… seized-up or non-running small engines to use for high school shop class.” The ones donated last time were a great success and he extends his thanks to all who donated. The students loved working on the engines and they actually got many of them running again. He now has a new group of 8th graders coming in and would like to have more engines available for them to work on. You can respond to his posting on the Lorane or Crow Facebook pages or leave a message at the high school… 541-935-2227. If you have an old lawnmower or weedeater that no longer works, he will be glad to take it off your hands.

loranegeneralstoreAn exciting announcement was made this week by the management of the Lorane Deli. Beginning February 5th, it will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and will have a dinner special each night along with their standard burgers, sandwiches and more. The dinner specials will be posted on the Lorane Facebook page soon.

This is welcome news for the Lorane community. We’ve been needing an option for evening meals where you can drop by on your way home from work or after a long day’s gardening or painting project.

loranecountrycafe300dpiI remember the days when the Lorane Country Café was in business in the late 1980s and the 1990s. The Giles offered delicious comfort food while we kicked back and relaxed— sometimes while still in our work clothes. No reservations were required and the booths and counter were usually full. Neighbors could catch up on the news and gossip and go home without having to face a sink full of dishes.

I hope that the whole community will give its full support to Peggy, Jesse and crew. They’ve been successful in making the Deli a popular meeting place in the mornings and have a loyal following. Let’s show them how much we appreciate their willingness to take this on.

Sweet Lorane Community News, November 22, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
November 22, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Just a quick update on my brother, Jim Burnett Sr. He quietly passed in the early morning hours last Tuesday. For the 2 weeks preceding his death, he was surrounded by family and friends and he “held court” at his own celebration of life. When I received the news that morning, it was with a feeling of peace, relief and acceptance that he had made it over the bridge in the way he had hoped. We all will miss him terribly, but he allowed us to gently come to terms with his passing and I will be eternally grateful for that gift.

Today, the day before Thanksgiving, I am preparing for the honor of being a guest in the home of my brother-in-law, John, and wonderful sister-in-law, Vicki Edwards who offered to host the whole family this year. That’s no small undertaking. We have a headcount of 23 this year, which is about the normal size of our family dinners. We obviously don’t all fit around one big table, but we begin the meal, holding hands around the table, while grace is said by one of our granddaughters. There’s always way more food than we can eat, but a few years ago, Tracie, our honorary daughter, brought a whole sleeve of restaurant take-out cartons that we all are encouraged to fill with leftovers to take home. Why didn’t I think of that years ago?

Here’s a message from Lil Thompson of the Lorane Grange that I’d like to share with you…

“The Lorane Grange wants to thank everyone for a fantastic attendance at the spaghetti dinner and bingo last Saturday evening. Thirty-two came for dinner and thirty-eight played bingo. The large progressive blackout was not won, so we hope to see all of you in January.” The next dinner and bingo night will be on January 27.

The Lorane Christian Church will be having “the Hanging of the Greens” on Sunday evening, December 2, at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a Christmas finger food-type of dessert to share. Plan to join your friends and neighbors in this fun event.

Marissa McNutt Cooper has announced that the Holiday Angel Trees will be placed at the Lorane Family Store and Crow High School soon. These provide area children in need with gifts of toys and clothing. The trees will have felt angels bearing information on each—their gender, age and special requests—and anyone who wants to provide a gift can select one or more angels to sponsor. If you know of anyone in the Lorane/Crow area between the ages of birth to 18 who live in the area, contact the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District office, 541-935-2100, or call Marissa at 541-517-6608. In addition, we need to fill the food boxes in several Lorane locations to help the families of these children as well as others in need in the Lorane community. Suggestions for families to receive these food boxes should be given to Roberta Pietila Miller at 541-285-2425.

Daryle Bloom is asking for any donations of small engines that are seized up or no longer working that he can use for shop classes at Crow High School. They will be used as junkers to tear apart, learn and practice on, so working or “fixable” engines are not being sought. If you have one, contact Daryle Bloom at 541-935-4486 after 4:00 p.m.

Joe Blakely, Jen Chambers and I once again have a booth in the southeast corner of the Holiday Market, just to the right of the entertainment stage. We are selling our local and Oregon history-based books again this year. Perhaps my favorite part of doing this these past several years is that I get to see so many friends and neighbors who stop by to say “hello.” Even if they don’t buy any books, it’s fun visiting and catching up. Be sure to look us up if you get a chance.