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Sweet Lorane Community News
March 10, 2022
By Pat Edwards
The welcome cessation of the mask mandate this week and the approach of Spring are bringing with them a reawakening of social activities in the Lorane area. Although the world’s economy is struggling mightily right now and our hearts are breaking whenever we see the news of what’s happening currently in Eastern Europe, we can count our blessings that a little bit of normalcy is creeping into our daily lives.
The Lorane Grange is hosting a “Community Communications Forum” on Thursday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. Regional internet options will be presented by representatives of AT&T, Douglas Fast Net, Lane Fi and Verizon to give area residents an idea of their respective availability, reliability, cost and other features to help us each make a decision on which will work best in the conditions and locations of our individual homes. This is something that many residents have been asking about with the new cable and satellite systems that are now—or will soon be—available in the area. Let’s make sure there’s a big turnout so we can all get some of the questions answered that many of us have.
After the hiatus of the past 2 years, the Rural Art Center and the Lorane Grange will be hosting their always popular Community Talent Show. It will take place on Sunday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m. Talent of all kinds will be featured… not only singing, dancing, playing an instrument and comedy on-stage, but also visual talent will be on display by local artists, woodworkers, crafters… and maybe even authors. Help drum up some participants if you can; after such a long time in hibernation, we all need to begin emerging again. To sign up, or if you are interested and have questions, call or email Lisa Livelybrooks (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Lil Thompson (541-942-3401; email@example.com). It’s always a fun experience to come and view in person the hidden and not-so-hidden talents of our friends and neighbors.
Here are some school updates, thanks to Lil Thompson:
Spring track practices have officially begun at Crow Middle/High School. Twenty students have already signed up and they are still welcoming more participants. All paperwork, proof of insurance and info on updated sports physicals must be turned in before the first track meet is held at Thurston High School beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19.
The Freestyle/Greco wrestling offered to students of the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District for grades K-12 by the Cougar Mat Club will continue until April 24 at Crow Middle/High School. Practice for K-6 is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; for 7-12 graders, it is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same time. There is a $51 fee for a USA card, but scholarships are available and no club fees are charged. Contact Troy Jentzsch, 541-520- 9276, for more information.
We’ll officially be welcoming the first day of spring on March 20. I figure that’s close enough to wish each of you a Happy Spring!