Tag: Lorane Talent Show

Sweet Lorane Community News, March 15, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
March 15, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Spring is definitely in the air. I’ve been feeling it for a long time, but haven’t been able to enjoy it. I caught a nasty virus after our trip to California and it’s taken me over two weeks to even come out of the fog of sinus headaches, constantly dripping nose and cough spasms. My doctor gave me a prescription for antibiotics but told me not to fill it for several days… about halfway into my second week. I can understand the hesitancy with not wanting to use antibiotics unless we absolutely have to, but the fact that we must wait two weeks to get better on our own is a bit daunting.

Anyway, I’ve emerged from the fog finally and have been rebuilding my energy level. I even painted our guest bathroom yesterday. Jim tried mowing the lawn, but it was still a bit too wet, leaving large wet clumps of grass trailing the lawnmower. Soon it will need to be done every few days! I’m ready!

The Lorane Church ladies are holding a bake sale at the Lorane Family Store on Saturday, March 24, beginning at 10:00 a.m. As we have all learned, plan to get there early to have a good selection of all of the yummy cookies, brownies and other sweets that are offered.

Later that evening, the Lorane Grange will have another delicious spaghetti dinner and bingo night starting at 5:30 p.m. The progressive blackout amount continues to grow and is very “winnable,” so be sure to come and enjoy all of the fun and hi-jinx, not to mention the good food.

On Sunday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m., the Lorane Christian Church, will present a moving, inspirational opportunity to experience “The Last Supper” to commemorate Easter by bringing the major biblical event to life. Everyone is invited to take part.

The Lorane talent show will be happening on Sunday, April 8, a week after April Fools Day this year. Actually it would have been a perfect time to schedule it on April 1st. The show runs from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m and it’s free! This fun event is sponsored jointly each year by the Lorane Grange and the Rural Art Center. The organizers try to fit 20 five-minute acts into the program in an hour’s time, so if you’re interested in taking part, figure out what you’d like to share with everyone and sign up for a spot. According to Lisa Livelybrooks, “We have had chicken roping, a professional show tune performance, a clarinet solo, a tap dance, and a burped ABC song.” So build up your courage and get in on the fun. To sign up, send an email to the Rural Art Center at ruralartcenter@gmail.com or contact one of its members or a Lorane Grange member. And… if you’re too chicken or totally lacking in the talent department, mark it on your calendars so you can enjoy watching everyone else perform.

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 – March 16, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
March 16, 2017
By Pat Edwards

I apologize for begging off from my column-writing duties last week. I had arthroscopic knee surgery scheduled for the day I usually try to turn in my columns and as I sat down the day before to get one out early, I was absolutely blank. I didn’t want to waste space talking about my surgeries or the weather and I had covered all of the upcoming events that I knew of, so Pam and Scott were kind enough to give me the week off.

As for my surgery, it went extremely well; I was off crutches and walking on my own at the end of the day following surgery and I have since (on Day 3 and Day 5) taken two 1-mile-long walks with our new little buddy, Toby. At one week since the surgery, I still have some swelling and the injection sites are still healing, but I’m good and no longer in pain.

So! That covers the surgery… and what can I say about the weather, but with the daffodils, crocuses and primroses blooming and a bit of sun peeking through the clouds quite often, how can we deny that spring is not on its way? Enjoy!

I have been asked to remind everyone about spreading the word on the upcoming “Crow Country 66” Reunion Dance featuring the music from the 1960s and 1970s that is being planned for Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crow Grange. There is no charge for this event and I don’t believe that you need to be a Crow alum to attend. Besides your dancing shoes, you are asked to bring a potluck dessert to share.

Another reminder… the Lorane Grange and Rural Art Center are joining forces once again this year to host the annual Lorane Talent Show. It’s a free event open to anyone, of any age, who wants to participate. Almost any kind of family-friendly talent is welcomed and encouraged. Maybe you are not a piano virtuoso, a Fred Astaire-type dancer or a Top-10 recording artist, but you have a special knack from your school days – however many years ago that may have been. What about doing a recitation, humorous skit, cheerleading or gymnastic moves, twirling a basketball on your index finger like a Globetrotter, telling jokes…? Or maybe you have a unique ability to do something amazing. If so, you are asked to sign up and share your talents with the community.

The show will be at the Lorane Grange on April 2, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  You can sign-up in advance by emailing ruralartcenter@gmail.com or calling Lil Thompson at 541-952-5701.  Come entertain everyone in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I’m told that there is room for twenty 5-minute acts.

ATTENTION APPLEGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENTS: A discussion is currently taking place on the Crow Community Facebook page about an interest in establishing a PTA/PTO/PTC group at the Applegate Elementary School to represent the younger students. It has been suggested that instead of forming an entirely new non-profit group, that a committee, branching off of the current Crow Booster Club be set up for the purpose of fundraising and filling the elementary school needs and interests. Please be sure to join in on the discussion if you are interested in forming such a group.

The newly re-established Lorane Community Group will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11 at the Lorane Deli. They are seeking new members who want to help shape the way our community grows.

The group’s focus will be to create collaboration between the Grange, Rebekahs, Rural Art Center and Fire Department in order to build community. The plans are to set up separate committees that will key in on specific projects and meet separately. Projects being considered include a mural; “Welcome to Lorane” signs; an exercise group; disaster preparedness plan; community-wide yard sale event;  Growers Market, Santa’s Helper project; and food box drives.

If you’re interested in any of these projects, please plan to attend the April 11 meeting.