Tag: Marissa McNutt Cooper

Sweet Lorane Community News, July 5, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
July 5, 2018
By Pat Edwards

What a wonderful Independence Day this year! Our Easy Acres Neighborhood Group got together at the Blue Rooster Inn to celebrate being neighbors. Because there are not a lot of us and because our neighbors know that we (the Edwards/Kaus) have a big family, they extended their invitation to all of us—not just Jim and me—and most were able to come.

It was an afternoon of eating BBQ potluck—our grillmasters were our grandsons, Kevin and Brent—conversation and getting acquainted in the historic barn, and yard games played next to the pond on which its resident swan glided gracefully as a backdrop for the many photographs that were taken. The venue was generously provided by Nancy Pelton, the owner of the Blue Rooster and a member of the group. Good times.

The Lorane Community Association held its monthly meeting last week and there is a lot of discussion about the upcoming unveiling of the mural that I told you about last week. Along with the unveiling, the LCA is planning to have some t-shirts, bags and possibly other items printed with the image of the mural and they will be on-sale that day (Sunday, August 12) in the parking area of the Lorane Family Store.

In addition, the plans for the community-wide yard sale on Saturday, August 4, are progressing. In addition to the sale, itself, the Rebekah Lodge is planning a pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. that day.

As a side note, the LCA will be collecting backpacks, pencils, glue sticks and other school supplies to hand out to kids also on that day. Please contact Marissa McNutt-Cooper if you’d like to donate a backpack.

I’ll include more information on this event as well as the Crow Chicken ‘n Pickin’ BBQ and the Art in the Country Festival that will all be happening on the same day—Saturday, August 4—in a column soon.

The Lorane Christian Church has scheduled its annual “Worship in the Park” on August 19th at Farmin Creek, on Siuslaw River Road about a half mile from the Lorane Deli. This is a church service held in the beautiful outdoors! The service starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by a barbeque lunch at noon. The church provides the hamburgers and hotdogs, and side dishes of salads and desserts are welcomed. There’s a pond for swimming and horseshoes for the competitive at Farmin Creek!

The Lorane Growers Market is just beginning to pick up steam now that our gardens are beginning to produce. Stop by frequently and check out what items of produce have been dropped off. Our area gardeners have been very generous with their donations in the past, and all proceeds go to the Lorane Community Association to be used for the many projects it takes on through the year.

Our condolences go out to the Liles family of Crow for the loss of Rodney Liles who was killed in a car accident on June 25. I didn’t know Rodney, but he was the father of Talisha who went to Crow High School with our granddaughters. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Talisha and her family.

 

Sweet Lorane Community News – November 30, 2017

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
November 30, 2017
By Pat Edwards

I’m going to cheat a bit and use Marissa McNutt-Cooper’s words to tell you about Lorane and Crow’s Angel Tree Project.

“It is that time of year again. We are getting ready for our annual Angel Trees. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the trees, they are trees that will soon be located at the Lorane Family Store and Crow High School gymnasium. They are decorated with felt Angels that have suggestions/ideas for gift or necessity items for a child in our community whose family is in need of assistance this holiday season. The forms went out with the Weekly Buzz newsletter to all children attending Crow-Applegate-Lorane schools. I just wanted to let everyone know to be on the look out for them in your children’s backpacks.

“Also, the Angel trees are for families in need of assistance with children age birth through 18 who live in Lorane or Crow. The children do not have to be of school age or attend CAL schools—just live in our community. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance this year, please return the form to the school office or contact me at 541-517- 6608. Please know that all information received is completely confidential and that the Angels on the trees do not include names; just age and gender.”

Marissa has been heading up this project for the past several years and it has proven to be a popular and much-appreciated way for each of us to give to our community. Combined with the food boxes, these gifts allow those less fortunate to experience the joy of the holiday season, too. Please open your hearts and your wallets this year. Thank you, Marissa for all that you contribute to the Lorane community!

The Community Ukulele group will be performing at a couple of events this holiday season. The first is only a possibility, but they are hoping to participate in the Crow Middle/High School Choir and Band’s Winter Concert to be held on Wednesday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m.

Then, on December 9, they will provide the “pre-movie” entertainment at the December Lorane Movie Night, featuring my all-time favorite, “The Sound of Music,” also at 7:00 p.m.

The Applegate Elementary School will be holding their Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:00 p.m. Along with that will be their Canned Food Drive.

My last holiday reminder is for the Lorane Grange’s Christmas Dinner and Open House, scheduled for Sunday, December 10 at 1:30 p.m. I’ve given you full details in past columns, but one thing new they are suggesting is that you bring a simple and/or funny “white elephant” gift to exchange.

Long-time Lorane resident, Patrick Dearth has announced this past week that he and his wife, Teresa, are opening a new business in Lorane called the Lorane Saw Shop and Small Engine Repair. They hope to provide repair and winterizing services locally and offer free pick-up and delivery for the Lorane/Crow area. Included in their plans is to make some loner and rental equipment available. They also hope to establish a mentoring program by holding various classes (i.e. blade sharpening and seasonal preparedness) at the Lorane Grange. His shop is located at 80485 Old Lorane Road in Lorane, and his phone number is 541-520-5383.

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!