Tag: Gloria Edwards

Sweet Lorane Community News, January 11, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
January 11, 2018
By Pat Edwards

I just heard that a beloved former Lorane resident, Delores Corcoran, passed away recently. She and her husband Vince lived on a 20-acre farm in the Mill Camp area south of Lorane until a few years ago when they decided to downsize. Our daughters, Gloria Edwards and Michele Kau, helped them locate a new and smaller home in town and I’d like to use some of Gloria’s words in this column today.

Delores Corcoran

Delores and Deanne Corcoran

“Sadly, we lost yet another long-time resident of Lorane—Delores Corcoran. Michele and I were blessed to get to know her and we grew to absolutely love both Delores and Vinny (Vincent). I see this picture with Delores and her daughter Deanne and it makes my cry… it is SO reflective of her. She had a beautiful soul and was married to the love of her life. There was no doubt they were each other’s best friend for the 52 years they were married. It brought me so much joy to personally spend time with them during our house hunting adventures! She will be dearly missed. Rest in peace Dolores Corcoran—you were definitely one of the good ones!”

Then, from the Crow Booster Club comes this request for donations: “On December 7, 2017 our high school Cougar Jacob Brown was playing basketball with the Crow High School team at Lowell and suffered a season-ending injury. He required ambulance transportation to the hospital where he was found to have a tibia-fibula compound fracture to his leg (both lower bones in multiple breaks). This required surgical repair, hospitalization, prolonged healing with severe limitations on use and function, multiple medical visits with many more to come to be able to return his prior level of function.

According to the booster club, “We have also learned that unfortunately, many of the medical bills will not be covered by their medical insurance. The Crow Booster Club is initiating a fundraiser for the Brown family to help them through this time. We are collecting donations through the end of January. One hundred percent of all donations designated to the ‘Jacob Brown Fund’ will be provided to the family.

“Any and all donations will make a difference. Checks should be made out to Crow Booster Club and sent to Crow Booster Club, P.O. Box 1228, Veneta OR 97487 or given to a Crow Booster Club member. If you have any questions please send an email to crowboosterclub@yahoo.com or reach out to any Crow Booster Club member.”

Another local fundraiser for the young Veneta boy, Hunter Heineman, who was killed in a recent motor vehicle accident was held at Yukon Jacks in Veneta this past weekend. I have no doubt that our communities will reach out to the families of these young residents. It is so heart-breaking when our children are lost or hurt. We never know when it could be our own.

RoryOn a happier note, I have been spending a few days this past week puppy-sitting our little 2-month-old “grandpuppy” named Rory. She belongs to Michele and Brian Kau who recently brought her home from Roseburg. This beautiful, happy, not-so-little soul is a combination Akbash and Border Collie. The Akbash is a large white guardian dog similar to a Great Pyrenees that are used by sheep farmers to guard their herds. She currently looks like a black and white fluff-ball with huge tan eyebrows and she enchants each of us who have gotten to know her. Like all grandkids, we occasionally get her during the days, but can send her home with “mom and dad” at night. It’s been a win-win for now until she’s old enough to be able to spend her days in the big fenced yard around Michele and Brian’s home with Duke while they are at work.

Happy January, all!

Sweet Lorane Community News, September 28, 2017

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
September 28, 2017
By Pat Edwards

There has been lots of excitement around the Lorane and Crow areas this past week, and it’s not the good kind. Several reportings of burglaries, break-ins and thefts from both areas have been reported. One of the victims was our daughter, Gloria Edwards, whose house was broken into and a TV, laptop and some wine were stolen. I’m sure the thieves planned to help themselves to more, but Gloria’s sister, Michele, and her husband Brian happened to drive by at the time and saw the strange car – an older model “goldish” Toyota Corolla (or Camry) – in Gloria’s driveway. Michele immediately got Gloria on the phone to ask about it. Michele and Brian only got as far down Territorial as Powell Road when they turned around and sped back to Gloria’s house, which is located just west of Gillespie Corners. By the time they got there, the car was gone – in a bit of a hurry, judging by the amount of gravel that the tires spun out.

Today, as I write this, there was a report of a 1999 “pewter” or “browish-gray” Toyota Camry leading 5 police cars on a chase towards Veneta. The deputies had to stop the chase at Noti as speeds had reached 114 mph and it was a danger to other drivers on the road. We strongly suspect that it may have been the same car and person. The Oregon license plate number is reported to be ZWE 645 by the Lane County Sheriff’s office. They ask anyone with information to call 541-726-3714.

Because of the recent rash of thefts, the Lorane Community Association will be discussing the establishment of a Neighborhood Watch in the area at its scheduled meeting on Sunday, October 1. The Crow Grange is interested in discussing a Neighborhood Watch for its area, as well. I will need to report more on these in the next issue.

Last week, I gave you the incorrect date for the upcoming Crow Booster Club’s “Crow Fall Auction and Carnival.” It will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Crow High School. The Carnival will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and the silent auction and dinner is at 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The Live Auction starts at 6:30 p.m. I apologize for any problems this may have caused.

According to my doctor, flu season is expected early this year and everyone is being encouraged to get their flu shot right away if you want to avoid it. I got mine!
I’ve already had a nasty cold this past week. I haven’t had one of those for quite some time, but it hit hard with non-stop coughing and nose-blowing for two straight days and nights, and I know others are experiencing similar ones, too. Even Jim, who never seems to get sick, was hacking well into the nights and during the days a week ago. In fact, both Gloria and I are blaming him for sharing it with us.

I plan to order copies of my new book, The Baileys of Bailey Hill this week, so look for it on-line or in local stores, libraries and bookstores, soon. They are an interesting family with connections to Lorane and the Siuslaw Valley and I think you’ll enjoy their stories.

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Sweet Lorane Community News – December 1, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
December 1, 2016
By Pat Edwards

Aww… home, sweet, home! We’re back from an amazing family vacation in Hawaii, but before I say anything about our trip, let me give my heartfelt thanks to Marissa McNutt-Cooper for her great job in covering the many Lorane holiday events that are coming up as well as other Lorane news. She was unsure of how well she’d be able to do it, but I’d say that she’s a natural. Thank you, Marissa. I owe you one!

I’m not going to be able to recap our trip in this column… it would take up the whole issue of the paper, but our Hawaiian cruise and Thanksgiving luau get-together for 18 of our family members in Hawaii provided memories that are going to last each of us a lifetime. We owe the coordination and planning of it to our daughter, Gloria Edwards, who was the big motivator in getting all of us literally “on board.” Thank you, Glo!

Now on to Lorane news and a bit from Crow… Marissa covered the detailed information on many of these events in the last two issues, but I want to provide reminders here so that you’ll be sure to have them marked on your calendars.

The Lorane Grange’s Christmas Dinner and Open House is scheduled for Sunday, December 11. Dinner will begin at 1:30 p.m. If you want to share a side dish or dessert, please feel free to bring them, but they are not required. It is free to the community, but you are asked to bring non-perishable foods to donate to the community food drive.

The food drive is also taking place at the Lorane store, deli and organizations to collect provisions to fill the Lorane Community Food Baskets for the holidays. Let’s fill them all up!

In addition to the Lorane food drive, the Crow-Applegate Church of the Nazarene is conducting its own collection for the Lane County Food Pantry from the Crow area.

Marissa McNutt Cooper of the Lorane Community Association has set up Angel Trees in the Lorane Family Store and at  Crow High School. Those who want to participate are asked to take an ornament from a tree and provide a new gift for the child or teen described on it. The unwrapped gifts should be brought back to the place where you obtained the ornament. Help to make a child’s Christmas a little brighter this year.

Also, if you know of a family that you feel would benefit from either food or a gift, please contact the local organizers so that they can be included. (For the Angel Tree, contact Marissa McNutt Cooper, 541-517-6608; for the food drive, Sande Maxwell, 541-942-5083).

Reminder: On December 9, the Lorane Eta Theta Rho #94 girls’ group is offering free child care from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at the Lorane Rebekah Lodge Hall. Games, crafts and food will be provided for a fun evening for children of all ages. Contact Tara Wigle at 541-935-5245 or Mary Houle at 541-942-9341 for more information.

The Crow Annual Alumni Basketball tournament will take place on December 9 and 10.  This year, there will be a women’s team plus a dessert social and a silent auction.  Call Linda Lay for more information, 541-844-5830.

The Rural Art Center’s movie night at Lorane Grange is December 10 and will be showing the original version of the ever popular Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Go to their website at http://www.ruralartcenter.org/movie-night for more information.

I, too, want to add my own personal condolences to the Gleason family who lost their father and grandfather, Jack Gleason, last month. Jack and Helen moved to Lorane in 1986 when Helen’s grandmother, “Grandma” Leona Williams, who had a home on Cottage Grove-Lorane Road, passed away. Their family has been a part of the Lorane community since then. Rest in Peace, Jack.

Also, while we were in Hawaii, I understand that Marjorie Parry suffered what seemed to be a stroke, although the diagnosis showed that it wasn’t. She is slowly recuperating in the hospital and has shown some improvement, but prayers and positive thoughts are being asked by the family for her complete recovery. The Wickwire and Parry families have ours. May Marge be back home soon.

Once again, thank you, Marissa, for the excellent job you did while we were away.