Tag: Randy and Marty Eschleman

Sweet Lorane Community News, January 10, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
January 10, 2019
By Pat Edwards

It’s time I get back to updating everyone on upcoming Lorane events. There aren’t many scheduled yet since most were put on hold during the holidays, but, there are a few things that are “back in action.”

The January Lorane Movie Night was held last Saturday and I regret not letting you know about the movie that was shown, “East Side Sushi.” So, let me give you a head start on February’s offering by the Rural Art Center. On Saturday, February 9, the movie, “Far From the Madding Crowd” (PG-13; 2015) will be shown at the Lorane Grange. The main female character, Bathsheba, was an independent landowner in a time when women were not meant to be either. Three suitors present themselves to remedy the situation in this romantic drama, based on the book by Thomas Hardy. The dinner portion is being billed as a Valentine chocolate potluck. Hmm…

Mark your calendars for dinner at 6:00 p.m., antics and doorprizes at 6:45 p.m., and the feature film at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donations are $7 for adults and $5 for children, 12 years of age and under.

The Lorane Grange’s dinner and bingo night will resume on Saturday, January 26, beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and bingo following. The blackout progressive jackpot has grown substantially and is ripe for the winning. Bring the whole family out to eat the spaghetti dinner and join your neighbors and friends in our raucous games of bingo. Randy “Santa” Eschleman is a great bingo caller who takes a lot of ribbing, and his sidekick Marty has her computer handy to compute each game’s prize. Join the fun. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors.

The Crow Grange has resumed its regular 1st and 3rd Saturday dinner and bingo nights, as well. The next one is scheduled for January 19. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. when dinner becomes available and bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. Connie and Dan Suing, dedicated grangers, have been hosting it for the Crow Grange for many years now and welcome everyone who wants to join in their fun, as well.

Another neighboring grange that is going to try its hand at a bingo night is the Creswell Grange. They have scheduled their first bingo night on Wednesday, January 16, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00. They are located at 298 W. Oregon Avenue in Creswell. They will be offering refreshments, but no dinner.

Jim and I are going to have to see if we can make it. As many of you know, we are “old hands” at bingo. We’ve spent our whole marriage playing bingo. Both of our mothers were huge fans and taking them as often as possible allowed us quality time to spend with them in the years when they were both widowed. Later, it became a fun, inexpensive “date-night” for us. Unlike movies (which Jim won’t go to), or dinner out, we were able to sit and visit with each other as well as other family members and those around us for a whole evening… and much of the time we spent less than we would have on the other activities. It got me away from my computer for an evening and Jim was able to stare at a bingo monitor instead of his TV screen.

These granges depend on the receipts of these fundraiser nights to help maintain their buildings and organizations. If you haven’t been to one, please give it a try and I can almost guarantee that you will enjoy your evening.

Sweet Lorane Community News, September 20, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
September 20, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Lorane and Crow areas have some upcoming events that I need to tell you about this week.

I’m a little late in getting this info out, but if you’re interested, you will only miss the first of several video/discussion classes on Bible study. Randy and Marty Eschleman will be leading the classes.

“Ever thought you would like to read through the Bible at least once in your life? You can cross this off your bucket list by joining us for an informal video/discussion class called “The Story,” starting September 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m.,” says Marty Eschleman. The classes will be held in the dining room of the Lorane Christian Church.

41937271_693244401026163_6070082497822064640_nThe Crow community is spearheading a large fundraiser for one of its own. Crow High School graduate, Cody Tripp, battled cancer throughout his high school years and still managed to graduate on time with his Class of 2013. A year later, he was pronounced cancer-free. Unfortunately, his cancer has returned. While he has health insurance to help cover treatment, there are many extra costs for him including travel expenses to the treatment center 130 miles away and lost wages.

A dinner is being held on Saturday, October 27, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Crow Grange in his name. The proceeds will help defray some of these expenses. The dinner will include a full Swiss steak dinner and homemade pumpkin pie. There will be door and raffle prizes, live music and a silent auction. For more information, please contact organizer, Patrick Dearth (541-520-5383) or Connie Suing (541-556-2609). The Crow and Lorane areas have already proven they have huge hearts and take care of their own. Let’s do it again!

Drill Team_Page_1Member, Kate Morrow, of Lorane wants me to pass on the following information… The Desperados Co-ed Drill Team and Riding Club invites interested horse lovers to join in the fun. They are offering a 7-week walk/trot “Intro to Drill Team 101″ course. The classes will be held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Oregon Horse Center’s Prairie Arena at 90751 Prairie Road in Eugene. October 1 is a free ride, but if you want to continue, the charge for the remaining 6 classes is $60 per person. You must provide your own well-mannered horse (no stallions) and it is open to ages 12 to adult. Those under 18 years of age must wear a helmet and have a legal adult guardian present. Oh! To be young again!—One of the things I miss most is being able to ride my horse.

The Lorane dinner and bingo night sponsored by the Lorane Grange will begin another round of fun monthly evenings on Friday, October 19. I believe that the dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will get started at 6:30. I’ll have more definite details closer to the date.

Groundwaters logo BCI’ve been working steadily on the 2018 Groundwaters anthology this past month and a half, and almost have it completed. It will be another good one with at least 60 contributing local authors and poets. We hope to have another Groundwaters LIVE! event to launch the book at the Applegate Regional Theater on Sunday, October 21. The books will be available at the event. More details will follow when we have them.

Enjoy our beautiful fall weather!