Tag: Lorane Senior Lunch

Sweet Lorane Community News, May 17, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 17, 2018
By Pat Edwards

I have a few leftover items from the Lorane Community Association’s recent meeting to tell you about. I wasn’t able to get everything included last week.

Volunteers are being sought to help with the Lorane Senior Lunch Program. Each week, area seniors are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by entertainment and social interaction. Linda DeBos has been fixing the meals for quite some time, but she needs some volunteer help to keep it going. If you have some free time on Mondays through the lunch hour, contact Linda. Unfortunately, I don’t have a phone number for her, but a message can be left for her at the Lorane Family Store or Lorane Deli.

For those who have not heard, the Rural Art Center sponsors a monthly rug hooking group. No experience is needed and the members will show you how it’s done. If rug hooking doesn’t interest you, there are other craft projects you can do with the group, as well. Contact Mina Knittel at the Lorane Deli for information on days, times and locations of where they are currently meeting since the venues and times tend to change with the season.

Mike and Joanne Cantrell are active in veterans’ groups in the Lorane area and work to support those who have served our country in the past. They are currently selling tickets for a motorcycle raffle to benefit Lane County veterans! The tickets are $20 and only 2,000 will be sold! Please contact the Cantrells for details. A message can be left for them at the Lorane Family Store.

The Lane County veterans also will be doing their annual ‘Stand Down’ at the fairgrounds on October 3rd. They will be collecting warm winter coats later this fall, so keep them in mind if you clean out your closets between now and then.

A community-wide yard sale is being considered for next month if there seems to be enough interest. Contact an LCA member if you are interested in taking part and/or if you have suggestions or want to help organize it.

On August 4th, the Applegate Regional Theater north of Crow is going to host a new annual event—”Art in the Country”—at the theater property on the corner of Central and Fleck Roads. The property is part of the former Central School and the event will take place on the grounds outside and behind the buildings. Booths and displays proposed include juried professional art, selected amateur and kids’ art as well as visual art of all kinds—fabric, glass, sculpture, photography, writing, etc. There will be live musical entertainment on two stages as well as demonstrations, readings, a wine bar, a beer garden, and a kid’s area, among other things. The ART is hoping that anyone interested in helping to make this a big success, contact Karen Andersen at andersenk76@gmail.com.

The Crow High School graduation this year will be held on Friday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Congratulations, Seniors!

The Crow Middle/High School Booster Club is losing a couple of the senior moms who have been very involved in the good workings of the group for several years. It’s now time for others to step up and fill the huge shoes that they will be leaving. The group needs more members and more organizers to keep it going. Over the past few years, the Booster Club has been extremely successful in fundraising that has resulted in major benefits to classrooms and students of all ages in the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District.

It’s time to begin keeping an eye on the Lorane Farmer’s Market food stand in front of the Lorane Deli. I understand that there may be some plant starts for your gardens as well as the produce they will eventually produce.

Summer’s coming!

Sweet Lorane Community News – March 23, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
March 23, 2017
By Pat Edwards

I just found out that the weekly Lorane Senior “Lunch Bunch” group has changed days. They are now meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Mondays. This group has been meeting for years at the Lorane Rebekah Hall and it’s been a popular social event featuring not only a free meal, but lots of conversation and games. I was told that on most weeks there are an average of 10-15 people participating and I know that one of the big reasons is Linda DeBos’ fantastic cooking. If you’re considered a senior citizen and are interested in joining in the fun and food, you’ll be welcomed by all next Monday… just show up early enough to make sure there’s enough food prepared. The doors open about an hour before the meal is served.

The Lorane Christian Church is hosting a movie and pizza dinner at the church on the evening of Friday, April 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The feature-length Christian movie is called “Risen.” According to Wikipedia, “‘Risen’ is a 2016 American biblical drama film directed by Kevin Reynolds; it was conceived from a screenplay written by Reynolds and Paul Aiello. The film stars Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, and Cliff Curtis, and details a Roman soldier’s search for Jesus’ body following his Resurrection. It was produced by Columbia Pictures”

As I mentioned last week, a group of interested elementary school parents are hoping to set up a committee or organization similar to PTA or PTO that will represent Applegate Elementary interests and needs. The Crow Booster Club, for the past several years, has dedicated all of its fundraising to all of the schools in the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District for athletic, academic and social needs. It will be holding its monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 and will discuss setting up committees dedicated to AES so that a new non-profit will not have to be set up. The Crow Booster Club has notified the C-A-L school board so that an official discussion can begin on the proposal. The meeting will be held at the Crow High School cafeteria. Be sure to attend if you are interested in getting a group organized.

Updates will be posted to both the Lorane, Oregon and the Crow Community Facebook pages.

I’m excited. I’m planning to take my two youngest granddaughters to see “Beauty and the Beast” this Saturday. I always love to spend time with Hannah and Natalie and this seemed like a perfect opportunity. I already saw this newest version of Disney’s movie with some of our other family members last weekend, but this is one I could watch over and over again. I put it right up there with “The Sound of Music” as one of my very all-time favorite movies. I definitely recommend it.

Here are some upcoming dates to remember that I’ve already covered in past columns:

The Rural Art Center/Lorane Grange-sponsored Lorane Talent Show to be held on April 2, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the grange

The Lorane Community Group will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11 at the Lorane Deli.

Sweet Lorane Community News – June 9, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
June 9, 2016
By Pat Edwards

Welcome to a classic beginning to an Oregon summer! Last week, a few brave hay farmers were able to get their fields cut, raked, baled and picked up before the change in weather. Some, however, held their breaths, hoping that the cooler temps and “chances of showers” were not going to ruin the hay that was cut but not yet dry enough to bale.

I am so glad that Jim has finally dismounted from his tractor, given up the fields he has tended for so long and is looking closer to home for his projects. For the first time in 52 years of marriage, I’m able to hand over the lawn mowing duties and share the yardwork with him. Wow! What a gift!

The new Lorane Directory, which has been set up on Facebook, is getting some use, it appears. Thank you to Chris Starfire for setting it up and to Marissa McNutt Cooper and Patrick Dearth for helping to administrate it. It gives members a chance to list for sale items in the area so that our regular Lorane, Oregon Facebook page can be kept for community discussions, concerns and announcements. The Lorane Directory is also meant to provide community members information on resources within the community. In looking through the actual directory list, however, I notice that several of our service organizations and activity and interest groups have not added their listings yet. If this is going to be a truly helpful resource, they need to be added, but the information must come from the organizations themselves… i.e services provided, meeting times and places, need for new memberships, contact information, etc.

I had a request the other day from an AmeriCorps volunteer who is working on a food systems assessment for Southern Lane County. She needed to find out how to get in touch with those who are running the Lorane Bread Basket food pantry. I was able to track down the information for her and she got in touch with one of the organizers, but this is one of the reasons why we need to have info on our service organizations posted (Bread Basket, Senior Lunches, Grange, Rebekahs, Theta Rho, Boy Scouts, Fire Department, Church, Community Association, Growers Market, etc.). The most important reason, however, is for those new to the community to learn what services are available to them and how they can participate as volunteers or make use of the services they provide. I was told that some of the food has to be thrown out because there are not enough requests for it during the year. I’m sure that families in the area who are struggling could use it if they knew it was available.

Let’s all encourage the community members who offer a skill or product and organizations that offer services to make sure that they are listed on the Lorane Directory so that it can truly be a useful tool for all of us. The directory file can be found at https://www.facebook.com/notes/999281663489459/Lorane%20Directory/999298380154454 or just type in “Lorane Directory” in the Facebook search box. Go to “Files” and select the Lorane Directory file.