Tag: Lorane Celebration

Sweet Lorane Community News, September 3, 2015

Awww… the wonderful scent of the first rain-drenched morning following a long dry summer! The rain was so welcome this past week as well as the cooler temperatures. Best of all, maybe our weary fire crews can get a handle on the long battle against forest fires they’ve been fighting around the western states. It’s been a long, hot summer. Welcome, fall!

Lorane community members have been contacted recently by Becky Taylor, Senior Transportation Planner for the Lane County Department of Public Works with an update to the proposed Territorial Highway Corridor Plan. In her report, she tells about the status of the sinking Stony Point curves and the possible solutions that are being investigated.

“We have been collecting information about wetlands and geology – investigating what it will take to implement the preferred design alternative that was supported through the public process. There are design solutions for mitigating wetland impacts; however, the geological findings at Stony Point prompted further analysis of the preferred design alternative.

“The results of our geotechnical readings over the past several months indicate movement at the active slide at Stony Point. The stabilization needed to construct the preferred design alternative could be cost-prohibitive and would have a significant footprint. We have identified a range of possible alternative solutions, such as structural anchoring and terracing. It may be necessary to consider alignment adjustments for cuts into the hillside…”

Becky and members of her office will be meeting with the three primary landowners whose properties will be most affected by the proposed changes and updates will be issued as more information is available.

The Lorane Celebration is right around the corner, on Saturday, September 12. An early morning walk-about is being planned at 8:00 a.m. If you wish to participate, wear your walking shoes and meet at the fire hall. All other events, sponsored by our local organizations, will begin at 10:00 a.m. – garage/yard sales, craft tables, quilt show, lunch, baked goods, children’s activities, including a bounce house and carnival games, and an emergency preparedness program at the fire hall. There will be a barbecue beginning at 5:00 p.m., and an outdoor movie will be shown on the side of the Rebekah hall at dusk. Please plan on attending. A lot of volunteers have joined together to make this happen, and it should be a fun day for everyone.

As I write this, our family is gearing up for the first home UO game of the season. The six season tickets have arrived and it’s been determined which of us will be using them. I gave mine up several years ago… I’d rather watch the games at home where I can actually see what’s happening. The trend is now for everyone to stand through most of the games. We’re all Duck fans, but I’m also a Beaver fan when they’re not playing the Ducks… So, “Go Ducks AND Beavers!”

Volleyball season started early for the Creswell High School teams. Our granddaughter, Hannah, is playing on the JV team and Jim and I are going to start wearing red Bulldog shirts on Wednesdays. So, in addition to “Go Cougars!” (we’ll be supporting daughter/coach Michele’s, Crow team, too), we’ll now add “Go Bulldogs!” to our repertoire.

The deadline for submissions to our first annual Groundwaters “issue” has passed and I’m putting the final touches on the 200-page paperback book that we’ll be publishing in early October. Our youngest granddaughter, Natalie, has written a couple of amazing Halloween stories that we are including in it. So, kudos to Nat! Her grandpa and I are looking forward to watching her play volleyball for her first year at Creswell Middle School, too.

So, come on Fall… we’re ready for you!

Sweet Lorane Community News – July 02, 2015

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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!