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Sweet Lorane Community News, March 5, 2020

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
March 5, 2020
By Pat Edwards

What a wonderful week of my favorite kind of spring-time weather—sunny days and what can actually be described as a warming trend. Unfortunately, our schedules of doctors’ appointments and errands for the store haven’t allowed for much time to enjoy it, but just being able to be “out and about” in shirt-sleeves helps to raise the spirits.

We have some upcoming events that I need to share with you this week.

The co-sponsored Rural Art Center and Lorane Grange’s last Lorane Movie Night of the season will be taking place on Saturday, March 14 at the Lorane Grange. Because of their licensing agreement, RAC is not allowed to advertise the title of the movie, so they’ve made a game of it each time by providing a scrambled version. The March scrambled movie title is “Vincisut.” It’s PG-13 and was released in 2009. It’s set in South Africa where a newly-elected president (and later Nobel laureate) builds peace in unlikely ways, including working with the Springbok rugby team to help unite the country after apartheid. It stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

The evening begins with dinner at 6:00 p.m., games and doorprizes at 6:45 p.m., and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Creswell Grange is hosting a mini-pie making class for children on Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m. They will provide the ingredients for apple, cherry, peach and chocolate cream pies, and the kids can make them and take some home afterwards.
The program is free and open to the public, but children must be accompanied by an adult and they ask you to pre-register so they can have enough supplies and ingredients on hand. If you’re interested, contact Dottie at 541-895-2155.

So many people have been coming into our store lately, looking for hand sanitizer, face masks, disinfectant wipes, etc. Of course, what we did have is gone and there is no one in town that we’ve been able to find who has it, so our shelves in those areas will have to remain empty. With all of the news about the coronavirus and the fact that it is beginning to make itself known on the West Coast, none of us can be too careful. Those who have other health issues, especially, are susceptible and we must all do our part to try not to take any chances on spreading possible flu symptoms.

We received word a few days ago that the King family and administration have decided to close down the public rooms at King Estate for at least a week. The business office, wine-making and bottling departments, and the vineyard will remain open, but the restaurant, tasting room, etc. are temporarily closing for that time period. Because King Estate hosts many visitors from all over the world, they have decided to take extra safeguards and precautions to prevent the coronavirus from infecting their employees and customers in Lane County.

When I contacted Ed King, he said, “We have also urged staff to prepare their homes and families for possible contagion—to learn the proper protocols to avoid infection and self-observation for flu symptoms and to guard against the possible spread of the coronavirus.”

It is this type of concern and foresight by the King family that has earned Jim’s and my respect over the years. Thank you for taking these precautions.

Sweet Lorane Community News – May 12, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 12, 2016
By Pat Edwards

With all of this beautiful late spring/early summer weather, most of us are busy trying to keep up with the mowing and getting those weeds pulled at home. What many of us don’t think about, though, is that, thanks to local volunteers, the local cemeteries are being prepared for Memorial Day to honor not only our veterans, but the special people who have passed before us. The Lorane Grange and Rebekahs are no exception. On Monday, May 16, the Lorane Grange had a work party to mow and clean up the Grange Cemetery located on the hill next to King Estate. The King family has provided access to it from their north parking lot. If you haven’t had a chance to visit it, you should. The views are fantastic and a lot of Lorane’s history lies there.

The Lorane Rebekah’s are having their workday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery on Saturday, May 21 at 9:00 a.m. and hope that volunteers from the community will join them in the task. Please bring gloves, weedeaters and other hand tools.

I didn’t get this information in time to put the Lorane Grange Cemetery cleanup in my column last week, but they do this each year and both organizations could really use help from the community.

A weavers group is being formed at the Independent Yarn Shop at 819 E. Main in Cottage Grove and Lorane resident, Marilyn Wilber, is encouraging those in the community who are interested to sign up. Marilyn, who is a local crafter, has told us that Pat Olivier has been a weaver for 45 years and she wants to pass on her craft to others. She will welcome students with all skill levels who are interested in learning various types of weaving. The classes will be held twice a month. For more information, call Marilyn at 541-942-6073 or email her at desertflower66@gmail.com. You can also sign up with Julie or Sami at the yarn shop, 541-942-6924.

This seems like a great opportunity to remind everyone of the rug hookery group that has been meeting in Lorane this past year. They meet twice monthly. The evening meetings are on the first Thursday every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lorane Fire Hall and daytime meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Rebekah’s Lodge.

Local long-time Lorane resident, Linda Johnson, is now home following heart surgery. Her daughter, Bridgett Johnson-Elliott said it best: “Mom’s surgery was a success; her heart has a brand new aortic valve and a fresh single artery bypass ready for life’s next journey around the sun! It’s beating as strong as a hummingbird. We’re so proud of you.”

You’re bound to heal twice as fast now that you’re home, Linda. Congratulations! We’re glad that the surgery is over and you can now spend your days healing during Mother Nature’s best time of the year surrounded by her bounty which you have always loved.

Another medical update is provided by Michael Matchulat for those who have been sending prayers for him in his battle with cancer. His latest scan shows no new tumors, the lymph nodes have not enlarged, and it appears that the large tumor in his colon has shrunk. Michael continues to keep us all updated with his outrageous  humor and is giving to others in the form of volunteering to help with the Crow Middle School track meets this spring. Thank you, Michael!

Sweet Lorane Community News – July 02, 2015

Fern Ridge Review                                    
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
July 2, 2015
By Pat Edwards

Whew! I hope that all of you were able to get out of the heat this past week, or at least spend the hottest part of the day in or on the water of our nearby reservoirs, lakes, rivers and streams.

Lorane Deli aka Lorane General Store

While the Lorane Deli is closed, the Lorane Rebekah’s have come up with a plan to provide a space for the very popular “coffee klatch” that has formed over the years at the deli. Every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., the Rebekahs will provide coffee, pastries and rolls for $1 each for those who want to continue their social gatherings. Sounds like a great way to continue what has become an informal tradition. Be sure to tell your neighbors about it.

The Lorane Christian Church will be holding their “Worship in the Park” again this year on July 12 at Farmin Creek located just north of the entrance to Chateau Lorane on Siuslaw River Road. The church service will be held at 10:30 a.m. and

Lorane Christian Church

immediately following will be a community potluck lunch. The public is invited!

Has anyone noticed the bright purple field of lavender at King Estate recently? I don’t know if the way the light was hitting it the other day when I went by made the colors more vibrant, but it was a beautiful sight up on the hill in front of the winery.

I hope that all of you have marked Saturday, September 12, on your calendars. It’s proving to be a busy one for both Lorane and Crow. The Lorane Celebration will be hosting not only a community-wide yard/garage sale, but also a number of fun activities and events. Being discussed are: lunch, sale booths, arts & crafts and quilt show, and a small farmer’s market at the Grange; a bake sale and outdoor movies after dark at the Rebekahs; a barbecue at the church as well as kids’ games and activities including a dunk tank, bounce house and carnival booths. Another possibility that has not been finalized yet is a neighborhood walk for those who want to get out and socialize while exercising.

The popular 13th Annual Crow Car Show has also been set for Saturday, September 12, in the small athletic field across from the Applegate School in Crow. There are 12 show classes. Plan to get there early for a pancake breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. There will also be a children’s area, a silent auction and raffle drawings. It’s sponsored by the Crow Booster Club and all proceeds will benefit all of the Crow-Applegate-Lorane schools. It’s open to the public and there’s no admission.

Because of the nature of the work I do, I want to give recognition to our local writers whenever possible. I just discovered that retired teacher and Veneta resident, Michael Foster, published a book last November called Wakanisha: Is Love Enough. It’s the first book in a projected series and is about the Lakota Sioux tribe. The Lakota word “Wakanisha” roughly translates as “children,” but has a far deeper meaning. Wakanisha are their sacred vessels of culture, spirituality and most importantly, love. These first inhabitants of America strove for harmony in all things – with the land of rolling plains they freely roamed, and within their tribes, families and hearts. The book follows three generations of these remarkable people and its description sounds most interesting. The book can be found on Amazon.com and other on-line booksellers. Let’s support our talented local authors! We have a number of them!

Happy summer, all!