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Sweet Lorane Community News, September 21, 2017

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
September 21, 2017
By Pat Edwards

Oh, it seems there is no longer enough time in a day to get everything done lately. I can blame no one but myself… I love the work that I do and keep committing myself to more and more… but I sometimes feel as though I’m running in circles. I thought that retirement was all about having lots of free time to play golf, socialize, vacation and take naps. Ha!

Marissa McNutt Cooper, one of my co-administrators for our Lorane community Facebook page, has agreed to take on the principle duties as lead administrator. I will continue to help out, but I’ve got several book projects in the works and more in the wings so that I’m not checking in as much with the page as I used to. Thanks so much to my co-admins, Marissa and Lil Thompson, for all that they do for our community in so many ways.

Speaking of Marissa, she is also an active member of the Lorane Community Association (LCA). Several people have been asking that the LCA meetings be held on a weekend – preferably Sunday – instead of weekday mornings so that those who work can also participate.

The organizers heard the pleas and have scheduled a meeting for Sunday, October 1st at 1:30 p.m. at the Lorane Grange. According to Marissa, “We encourage anyone interested in our community service group to attend. A few of the LCA’s projects are the Lorane Growers Market, the Angel Tree and the Little Free Library. We have quite a few new projects we are working on as well. Including a canning and preserving clinic coming up soon.”

Does that Preservation and Canning Clinic pique your interest? If so here’s some information on that, too. It will be held at the Lorane Grange on October 20 through October 22. More details will be posted on the Lorane, Oregon Facebook page and in this column as soon as they are available.

Of course, you should by now have your calendars marked for the upcoming Crow Harvest Festival and Carnival to be held at the Applegate Elementary School on Saturday, October 28. I won’t go into detail again in this column, but I’ll keep reminding you.

The Lorane Grange’s Dessert and Bingo Night held last weekend was fun, but not well-attended. Now that the days are getting shorter, there usually is more participation and the fact that the next one will feature a Potato Bar Dinner as well as bingo should bring many more people out. That one is scheduled for Friday, October 27.

There’s another event that needs to be added to your calendars. The Lorane Rebekahs will be hosting their annual Lorane Hunter’s Breakfast on the morning of Saturday, September 30 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m… Opening Day. For $5.00 per person you can get a hearty breakfast — pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham, orange juice and coffee.

One final announcement… Now that fall is approaching, Mike and Joanne Cantrall of Lorane, are once again collecting donations of warm clothing, shoes, socks, jackets, blankets and sleeping bags for homeless veterans. The Lane County organization that they collecting them for is having a “stand down” on Friday, October 13th. If you have anything to donate, please give them a call at 541-769-8205 and they will arrange to pick it up in the Lorane area. I believe that there will also be a donation barrel at the Lorane Family Store where these items can be dropped off.

Our rainy respite from the heat and wildfires last week was extremely welcome, but we’re ready for a bit more sunshine and warmth for a while longer, at least, before the winter rains set in.

Happy Fall, Everyone!

Sweet Lorane Community News – May 5, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 5, 2016
By Pat Edwards

Oh! How I love this time of the year. I hope that each of you is enjoying the sunshine and even the light, scattered showers to help with the watering duties as much I as I am.

Recent discussion on the Lorane Facebook page indicates that there are a couple of orphaned cougars that are attacking small livestock in the area. Some goats have been killed and the half-grown cats were seen bothering some horses, too. Apparently the horses are ok, thank goodness. One Lorane resident feared that dogs had killed two of his 65 pound lambs, but the consensus is that they were probably victims of the cougars, as well. Living where we do, it’s necessary to keep small animals securely housed at night, especially now when there is a definite problem.

The Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District will be hosting a fun event on Friday, June 3. At 6:00 p.m., it will feature the opening of a 50-year old time capsule that was buried beside the flag pole at Crow High School on December 26, 1967. The event will take place on the front lawn of the high school. Hotdogs will be cooking on the Cougar grill and available for all participants who come to witness the opening of the time capsule. Members of the class of 1967-68 are especially encouraged to attend the event as are all CHS alumni.

Once opened and the contents removed, the time capsule will be filled with new mementos of our time period and buried so that it can be reopened again in 50 more years. They are hoping for a big turnout to celebrate the past 50 years, so please pass the word to others who might like to witness a bit of Crow history.

The Crow-Applegate-Lorane district office asked me also to let Lorane parents know that the high school’s 541-686-5024 number is not currently working. Until it has been fixed, you can reach them by calling their 541-935-2100 or the high school’s 541-935-2227 numbers, but long distance rates will apply if you are calling from a 942 number on a land-line that charges for long distance. It should not affect cell phone users whose long distance is covered, however..

A local Lorane resident is advertising for someone locally who can provide caregiver services for her 92-year-old mother. They need to line up at least two who can work the different shifts. Only non-smokers will be considered and they must be able to lift and pivot the woman to\from her chair to a commode when necessary. It pays $11.00 per hour and the shifts they need someone for are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, please call 541-942-1566 and leave a detailed message with name, phone number, and hours interested.

Someone else is seeking a ranch hand. Check out the Lorane, Oregon Facebook page for more info.

Jo-Brew and I spent a very enjoyable morning in Portland last Wednesday. We were invited to give a talk to the “Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program” at Clackamas Community College about the history of Pacific Highway/U.S. Highway 99 through Oregon. There were about 30 people in attendance for the 2-hour talk and they made us feel very welcome. The talk went well, we sold several books and made some new friends. All-in-all, it was a fun day!

I hope that we continue to bask in this gorgeous sunshine without hot, hot temperatures for awhile. Enjoy!

Sweet Lorane Community News – June 25, 2015

Fern Ridge Review                                    
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
June 25, 2015
By Pat Edwards

Summer is definitely here with the above-90-degree temps. I’ve been doing my watering early – this morning I was out wielding my garden hose at 6:30 a.m. before either the dogs or I had eaten our breakfasts.

I went down to our store yesterday about noon and saw that the Lorane Growers’ Market was all set up and there was even some kale waiting to be taken home. Two of our clerks at the store, Shauna and Marilyn, are very excited about the feature. Despite it being so early in the season, they said that there had been several things left that morning, including snow peas, kale and a couple of tomato plants. It didn’t take long for them to be taken. Unfortunately, we don’t have a cooler set up yet for the things that tend to wilt, so the kale was left behind, but we’ll make sure that is soon rectified. Until one is installed, if you have leafy vegetables that will not stand up in the hot weather, ask to have them put in the store’s walk-in cooler and put a note on the produce table to let people know that they are there. I’ll provide some index cards and a marker so that you can make your signs even when the cooler is in place. There probably won’t be much produce or many plants available until further along in the growing season. For now, be sure to check it out whenever you get the chance… and be sure to leave your donations to the Lorane Community Association’s community fund!

Volunteers are needed to help build the Rural Art Center’s Little Bitty Free Libraries that they will be providing in the Lorane area. They already began the project last Tuesday, but they will be meeting at the barn at the Blue Rooster Inn (82782 Territorial Hwy.) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. the following three Tuesdays (June 30, July 7 and July 14).

Liam Reardon is heading up the work parties as part of his Eagle Scout project. He has chosen a basic design for the structures that can be viewed at http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Free-Library/.  Donations of materials are needed. Call Amy (541-214-3963) or email Lisa (ruralartcenter@gmail.com) with questions about what is still needed.

The next meeting of the Lorane Celebration committee is scheduled for July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lorane Grange. A community-wide garage sale will be taking place during the September 12th celebration. For more information on renting a table at the Grange or including your home sale on the area map, contact Lil Thompson, 541-942-5701. Many interesting events are being planned throughout the day and volunteer help is welcome. Plan to attend the meeting on July 9th if you are interested.

The Lorane, Oregon Facebook page keeps getting more and more useful as a community resource. We have 555 members as of this writing and we keep getting more each week. Of course, not all of our members currently live in Lorane, but many do and many are our neighbors in Crow and other nearby communities. All feel that they have some interest in our community and provide suggestions, support and comments to the various postings.

A new posting this past week was from a resident who was needing to find a local teen who would be willing to do some yardwork and help in the re-siding her barn. An enterprising young man responded that beginning next week, he would welcome the work. Soon, others were asking him if he’d be available to do some work for them, too. I’m sure that there must be other young people in Lorane and Crow who would like to earn some extra cash. If so, please let us know. Once haying season is over, there are still jobs available for those who seek them out. If you don’t have a Facebook account, please let me know and I’ll try to connect you with potential employers in the area.

Jo-Brew and I will be at the Oregon Authors’ table at the Art & the Vineyard festivities in Alton Baker Park on Sunday, July 5. I’ll have the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. shift and Jo will be there from 3 to 7 p.m. Stop by and see us if you have the chance. We’ll have copies of our books, OREGON’S MAIN STREET: U.S. Highway 99 and I’ll also bring copies of some of the recently-published books written by Michael J. “Hoss” Barker and Muriel “Ava” Linder (who was featured in last week’s Fern Ridge Review). My colleague, Veneta author, Jennifer Chambers will be there on Saturday, July 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please come support your local Oregon authors!!