Tag: Mike and Joanna Cantrall

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 – October 13, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 13, 2016
By Pat Edwards

The whole community has been mourning the loss of a beautiful little 4-year old girl named Payge Bowman who died early last Tuesday morning when her mother’s car went off Cottage Grove-Lorane Road. Payge was riding in the back seat with her older sister and younger brother when the car left the road and rolled about 30′ down the steep hill. Her mother, Courtney, who was driving, and her sister and brother had minor injuries, but little Payge did not survive. The Bowman family live near Lorane and each of us are stunned and hoping to help the family in any way we can.

Besides the Bowman family, our local first-responder volunteers were particularly affected by Payge’s death and Jim and I extend our thanks and appreciation to each of you who opened your hearts and souls by being there to treat and try to comfort the family.

A GoFundMe account that was set up by Payge’s aunt has raised enough to cover her funeral expenses and, as I write this, a meal train is being planned by Lorane residents to allow the family time to mourn. If you’d like to participate, check the information posted on the Lorane, Oregon Facebook page for particulars.

Our deep condolences go out to the Bowman family. We are truly grieving with you.

A couple of weeks ago, Mike and Joanne Cantrall, announced that they are collecting warm clothing – shoes, socks, jackets, blankets and hygiene items – for homeless veterans. They placed a large collection barrel at the Lorane Family Store and when I asked Jim how the collection effort was going, he told me that the barrel has had to be emptied several times already because of the huge response from the Lorane community. We have plenty of warm hearts here. Thank you!

Speaking of warmth, I hope that everyone was able to weather the nasty storm that came through Oregon this past weekend. A number of events were cancelled because of the forecast including the cider pressing and the Lorane and Crow Grange’s dinner and bingo nights.

A new event that is being planned was just announced. There will be a Family Barn Dance at the Lorane Grange on Friday, October 28, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 per family. The last time a barn dance was held there a couple of years ago,

Also, the Lorane Christian Church is once again planning its annual Lorane Trunk or Treat on Halloween night, Monday, October 31. According to Dave Langstraat, those who want to take part will be meeting in the church parking lot. Cars are parked and decorated and treats are offered to ghosts, witches, goblins and super-heroes of all ages from the trunks. Set-up starts about 4:30 p.m. Soup and cider will be offered to everyone and they usually wrap-up between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. I’ve heard that it is as much fun for the adults as it is for the children.

Apparently, for those of you in Crow, the Church of the Nazarene in Crow is also having a Trunk or Treat on Halloween night. I don’t have details, but the times should be about the same as Lorane’s.

The Lorane Growers’ Market is still happening. Yesterday, I noticed a whole bunch of wonderful looking grapes on the table out in front of the Lorane Family Store. Be sure to check it out.

Don’t forget the Groundwaters LIVE! event at the Applegate Regional Theater on Central Road on Sunday afternoon, October 23, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Meet some of your favorite authors and pick up a copy of the 2016 edition of the Groundwaters anthology. It’s like getting four issues of the popular magazine in paperback format.

Also, on Sunday, October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a new event is being planned called the TEDx Veneta Women. A roster of area women has been lined up by organizer, Jennifer Chambers, to give live and video talks about subjects of interest to local women, in particular, “to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group setting.” The theme that is set for this event is “Use the Time We’re Given.” Jen will be releasing the names of the speakers – three from the Lorane area – and the times each will be assigned soon. We hope to see you there.