Tag: Easter Egg Hunt

Sweet Lorane Community News – April 6, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 6, 2017
By Pat Edwards

Lynn Kelley notified us this past week that one of Lorane’s former residents has died. Tom Giesen, who recently lived on Fire Road, west of Lorane, passed away on March 4. While in Lorane, he took an active role on the Lorane School Committee in trying to design a community school for the former Lorane Elementary building.

According to his obituary, “at age 65, he pursued graduate studies in Forest Ecology at Oregon State University and became an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon.”

His memorial will be April 15 from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the McKenzie Ecolodge in Vida. You are advised to dress for the outdoors and if you want, bring food to share.

The Lorane Christian Church has scheduled a bake sale for April 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. I’m told that it will take place once again at the Lorane Family Store.

Barbara Herring of the West Lane Project (https://westlaneproject.shutterfly.com/) is in the process of recording information from some of Crow High School’s yearbooks. She is looking for help with the first names (and possibly spouse names) for several of the women teachers who taught there: Mrs. Gardener (1954 & 1955 yearbooks); Mrs. Nutter (1954); and  Mrs. Oliver (1955).

She is missing the 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958 and 1981 editions of the CHS yearbook, as well as any before 1948 or after 1982. If anyone has a copy of any of these that they would be willing to loan or donate to the Applegate Pioneer Museum so that they can be scanned, please let Barbara know at barbhg1221@comcast.net or through the WLP site.

I might suggest that old Lorane High School yearbooks would be most welcome also. If you have one or more that we could scan info from, please let me know (Pat Edwards at paedwards42@yahoo.com) and I will make sure that the information is entered and the book(s) are returned to you within a couple of days. I have gradually been getting info entered for Lorane, but have had to take a break for the past couple of weeks. I hope to get back to it soon.

Calling all Grandmas, Grandpas, Nanas, Pops, Grammys, Grampys, G-Gs and Papas! Mark your calendars for the Annual Crow-Applegate-Lorane Grandparents’ Tea to be held on Thursday, April 20 at Applegate Elementary. Plan to arrive about 12:30 p.m. where you will be treated to tea and desserts. Then, beginning at 1:00 p.m., the entertainment begins. The best news is that you can just go and pretend you’re a grandparent, as anyone is invited to share in the fun, food and celebration. But, just keep in mind, grandparents will be the guests of honor.

The kids have put together a talent show and a special program featuring dances from Zimbabwe will be presented. There will also be displays of Zimbabwe art to view. In addition, there will be a silent auction and a book fair going on at the same time to help fund spring field trips for the elementary students, so make sure your wallet is easily accessible. Most important, get ready to have fun.

Don’t forget… the Crow-Applegate Church of the Nazarene in Crow will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15. They will get everyone warmed up and ready to roll by serving delicious soup at 12:30 p.m. The egg hunt itself begins at 1:00 p.m.  For more information, call 541-935-1331.

Sweet Lorane Community News – March 30, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
March 30, 2017
By Pat Edwards

Mother Nature could have been a little more benevolent towards families who had special plans for Spring Break this past week. Most of us, in fact, are just waiting for a long enough break in the weather to dry things out a bit so that we can fire up the lawn mowers, finish cleaning up the fallen limbs and tree damage caused by this past winter’s ice storms, and just generally get outside and enjoy some sunshine. It’s amazing what a few days of sunshine will do to our general dispositions, too.

I have to admit that having three surgeries in two months time took my mind off the weather for the most part. Both cataract surgeries and an arthroscopic knee surgery were, themselves, fairly easy compared to what I had imagined them to be. I feel very fortunate at how easily they went… or at least I did until my eyes began to rebel. The burning and weeping I experienced for about a week’s time recently limited my ability to drive my car or work on my computer for more than a few minutes at a time. For me, it was a major catastrophe… the computer limitations, especially… and I found myself trying to finish one editing and two book publishing jobs while squinting through eyes that seemed to think I was peeling some pretty potent onions. The lubricating eye drops that the ophthalmologist gave me following the surgeries didn’t seem to help at all, so when I went back in to see him to get some relief, I was given some anti-inflammatory drops and at the first application, I felt a wonderful relief. The burning has subsided and I’m no longer a menace on the road and I was finally able to complete the jobs I started. In fact, be sure to look for these new books on-line and in local bookstores soon: “Tangent – An Unusual Romance” by Veneta’s own Michael Foster; and “Reflections on Age: Stories and Poetry from the Heart” by Gus Daum of Eugene.

On Wednesday, April 5 the Rural Art Center will be sponsoring its “Half day art class” with Kathy Johnson as the instructor. As a former teacher in the Crow-Applegate-Lorane school district, Kathy brings years of classroom experience and will be working with the students on Chinese brush painting.  For more information, call the district office at 541-935-2100.

The Crow High School seniors are trying to raise funds for their class graduation party. You can help by picking up a flyer and eating lunch or dinner at Panda Express on Seneca Street in Eugene on Friday, April 7. If you present the flyer when you order your meal, proceeds will go to the C.H.S. senior class. I was told that the flyers can be downloaded from the school district website, but they are not there as of this writing. You can pick up one at the high school office and I will try to have copies available at the Lorane Family Store, too.

If you have a child who will be ready for kindergarten this coming fall, Applegate Elementary will be holding its Kindergarten Roundup on Thursday, April 13 at 3:15 p.m. at the school. Children must be five by September 1, 2017. You and your child can meet the teacher and check out the school and classroom. For more information, call the district office at 541-935-2100.

The Crow-Applegate Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt at the church on Saturday, April 15. Call the office at (541) 935-1331 to get the time and details.

More dates to remember: Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. – Crow Booster Club meeting at the Crow High School cafeteria to discuss a new group being formed by the Applegate Elementary School parents.

Friday, April 7, 5:30 p.m.  – Pizza and movie, “The Risen” at the Lorane Christian Church.

Tuesday, April 11, 9:00 a.m. – Lorane Community Group will be meeting at the Lorane Deli.