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Sweet Lorane Community News, February 6, 2020

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
February 6, 2020
By Pat Edwards

The Crow Booster Club is organizing the 2020 Crow High School Alumni’s Basketball Games. They are scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 29, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Crow High School gymnasium. Participants are charged a $10 fee which will go towards the district’s athletic programs in all of the schools.

Check-in is at 4:30 p.m. and, depending on sign-ups, there will be at least one women’s game at 5:30 p.m. followed by two men’s games. The Booster Club will also provide full concessions and some raffles. Those interested in playing should contact the school or Marissa McNutt Cooper right away as rosters have already begun to be filled.
They will be having two open gyms for anyone wanting to get back into the swing of things, on Sunday February 16th and Sunday the 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Crow High School.

This is such a fun event. Jim and I spent so many years watching our four kids and six grandkids playing not only basketball, but football, volleyball, baseball and competing in track meets. Our son, Rob Edwards, and our grandson, Kevin Stevens, have participated in the alumni games almost every year they have been played since graduating, and sitting in those stands again and cheering them on brings back so many wonderful memories for us.

I’ve tried to get our daughters, Gloria Edwards and Michele Edwards Kau, who still live in the area, to sign up to play again, but they prefer to be remembered from their “glory days” and both profess to be completely out of shape, although I don’t tend to believe that.

Our granddaughters, Stephanie Kau Furlong, Linsey Kau Haxby, and Hayley Kau, were outstanding athletes at Crow, too, but I haven’t been able to convince them to come out and allow Grandma and Grandpa Edwards to relive some of those special games they played… and Steph and Lins definitely won’t be playing this year since both are providing us with two new great-grandbabies soon.

Our other two granddaughters, Hannah and Natalie Edwards, didn’t attend C-A-L schools—they attended Creswell High School—but we were able to watch them play during their middle school years and they too have generated some wonderful memories for us.

Our family’s youth have tended to gravitate towards athletics, 4-H, and even some drama club events. Almost all of them played in the school bands and Natalie was quite active in the Creswell Middle School choir. But, regardless of each child’s interest, we have always been strong believers in the participation of these extracurricular activities and we have seen first-hand how they can build confidence, respect, responsibility and teamwork that have provided structure and a sense of purpose as they enter adulthood. We applaud each of the participating alumni and hope to be in the stands for another year on February 29th to cheer you on.

The annual Lorane Parent’s Night Out, sponsored by the Lorane Eta Theta Rho Girls’ Club #94, will be happening at the Lorane Rebekah Hall on Valentines Day, February 14, from 5:00 to 10:30 p.m. This group of responsible young girls will be offering free babysitting/daycare in a safe environment for the evening so the local (Lorane and Crow) moms and dads can go on a date or just relax at home, if they want. Adult advisors will also be on hand to chaperone. For information, contact head advisor, Tara Wigle at 541-520-4151 (cell) or 541-935-5245 (home).

There will also be an open house with Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Board on February 13 at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The Lorane Grange’s Spaghetti Dinner and Family Bingo for this month will be on Saturday, February 22 starting at 5:30 p.m. for dinner; 6:30 p.m. for bingo. We hope to see you there.

Sweet Lorane Community News – April 14, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 14, 2016
By Pat Edwards

I’m struggling this week to come up with a column for Lorane events. Fortunately, I have a couple of upcoming events at the district schools. When I begin writing my column on these “slow news weeks,” I never really know where they will go. For me, at times, writing “just happens.” I don’t want to fill my space with nothingness, though, and it seems rather vain to write about my family or myself for the entire column, but sometimes, that’s all I have at the moment. So, here goes…

The West Lane Distinguished Service Awards event will be held at the Applegate Elementary gymnasium this year on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. In years’ past it has been held at the high school, but they are trying a new location this year. Come out and help honor the award recipients from local service organizations and schools. I believe that Lorane’s own Jamie Ledgerwood has been chosen as “Certified Employee of the Year” (aka Teacher of the Year) for the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District. Congratulations Jamie!

Jamie and I have a long history together. Not only have I known her since she was born, she worked for me at the University of Oregon as a work study assistant at the Institute of Neuroscience for all 4 years that she was there. I couldn’t have asked for a more dependable, eager assistant and I was so sad to lose her to graduation. Later, Jamie was our go-to person whenever we needed a housesitter for vacations. It was her secondary job until she was hired on with the school district.

Jamie has taught full time at C-A-L for the past 6 years and is currently teaching first grade.  I’m so proud of you, Jamie!! They couldn’t have selected a more deserving person.

The annual Grandparents Tea will be held at Applegate Elementary on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  Parents, friends, and grandparents are all invited to come enjoy tea and a talent show. Parents are collecting items for the classroom baskets that will be auctioned at the tea, so check with the classroom teacher for the theme of the basket they are putting together and plan to donate an item to it.

I remember attending one of the first Grandparents’ Teas at Lorane Elementary School when our granddaughter, Hayley Kau, was in 6th grade, I believe. The students put on skits and provided other entertainment and snacks for us. They also had an open house where we grandparents were given tours of the classrooms by our favorite hosts and hostesses. It was a beautiful spring day and I remember heading outside where Hayley and I sat on the swings next to Jim Jentzsch who was there for his grandkids, too. Hayley had to leave to get ready to go home, so Jim and sat swinging, talking and reminiscing. The thoughtfulness that had gone into the day meant so much to me. I also realized that I hadn’t been on a swing in decades and found out that I could still pump a swing to get it soaring. What fun! If it had been about 60 years earlier, I would have let go and bailed off the swing, landing (usually) on my feet. But 60 years of wear and tear on these bones wouldn’t allow me to journey that far back into my childhood that day.

Memories…