Tag: Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo

Sweet Lorane Community News, November 22, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
November 22, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Just a quick update on my brother, Jim Burnett Sr. He quietly passed in the early morning hours last Tuesday. For the 2 weeks preceding his death, he was surrounded by family and friends and he “held court” at his own celebration of life. When I received the news that morning, it was with a feeling of peace, relief and acceptance that he had made it over the bridge in the way he had hoped. We all will miss him terribly, but he allowed us to gently come to terms with his passing and I will be eternally grateful for that gift.

Today, the day before Thanksgiving, I am preparing for the honor of being a guest in the home of my brother-in-law, John, and wonderful sister-in-law, Vicki Edwards who offered to host the whole family this year. That’s no small undertaking. We have a headcount of 23 this year, which is about the normal size of our family dinners. We obviously don’t all fit around one big table, but we begin the meal, holding hands around the table, while grace is said by one of our granddaughters. There’s always way more food than we can eat, but a few years ago, Tracie, our honorary daughter, brought a whole sleeve of restaurant take-out cartons that we all are encouraged to fill with leftovers to take home. Why didn’t I think of that years ago?

Here’s a message from Lil Thompson of the Lorane Grange that I’d like to share with you…

“The Lorane Grange wants to thank everyone for a fantastic attendance at the spaghetti dinner and bingo last Saturday evening. Thirty-two came for dinner and thirty-eight played bingo. The large progressive blackout was not won, so we hope to see all of you in January.” The next dinner and bingo night will be on January 27.

The Lorane Christian Church will be having “the Hanging of the Greens” on Sunday evening, December 2, at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a Christmas finger food-type of dessert to share. Plan to join your friends and neighbors in this fun event.

Marissa McNutt Cooper has announced that the Holiday Angel Trees will be placed at the Lorane Family Store and Crow High School soon. These provide area children in need with gifts of toys and clothing. The trees will have felt angels bearing information on each—their gender, age and special requests—and anyone who wants to provide a gift can select one or more angels to sponsor. If you know of anyone in the Lorane/Crow area between the ages of birth to 18 who live in the area, contact the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District office, 541-935-2100, or call Marissa at 541-517-6608. In addition, we need to fill the food boxes in several Lorane locations to help the families of these children as well as others in need in the Lorane community. Suggestions for families to receive these food boxes should be given to Roberta Pietila Miller at 541-285-2425.

Daryle Bloom is asking for any donations of small engines that are seized up or no longer working that he can use for shop classes at Crow High School. They will be used as junkers to tear apart, learn and practice on, so working or “fixable” engines are not being sought. If you have one, contact Daryle Bloom at 541-935-4486 after 4:00 p.m.

Joe Blakely, Jen Chambers and I once again have a booth in the southeast corner of the Holiday Market, just to the right of the entertainment stage. We are selling our local and Oregon history-based books again this year. Perhaps my favorite part of doing this these past several years is that I get to see so many friends and neighbors who stop by to say “hello.” Even if they don’t buy any books, it’s fun visiting and catching up. Be sure to look us up if you get a chance.

Sweet Lorane Community News, November 1, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
November 1, 2018
By Pat Edwards

Now that Halloween has passed, we can all begin settling in to winter and the fast-approaching holidays.

The second Lorane Movie Night of the season will be held on Saturday, November 10.
A soup, delicious bread and salad supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. This one will be “pie night,” so be sure to bring a pie to share! Then at 6:45 p.m., a silent, short cliffhanger—“Perils of Pauline,” will be shown followed by door prizes and popcorn refills. At 7:30 p.m., everyone can settle in for the featured movie, “Hidden Figures,” a 2016 biographical drama about Katherine Johnson, one of the human computers at NASA whose skill with mathematics enabled the early U.S. space program to take flight. Kevin Costner plays the NASA supervisor who recognizes her genius.

The next spaghetti dinner and bingo night at the Lorane Grange is scheduled for Friday, November 16 starting with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Crow Grange’s dinner and bingo nights are on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

The fundraiser for Cody Tripp, held at the Crow Grange recently, was reported to be a huge success. The amount of participation and love shown was very much appreciated. It’s heart-warming to see how generous our small, rural communities can be.

The Crow High School Band leaves on Thursday, November 8, for its trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Parade of Heroes. The band was honored to receive an invitation to represent Oregon in the Veterans’ Day celebration in our nation’s capital. Loranian Mark Simonsen, a student at Crow High School, has been given the honor of playing Taps at all three memorial celebrations on Saturday, November 10.

A fun, free “Mini-Pie Making” class is being offered on Saturday, November 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. by the Creswell Grange. Learn how to make delicious and decorative apple, cherry, peach and chocolate cream mini-pies for the holidays. These can be adapted for other varieties, too. The classes are open to the public, but you are asked to pre-register so enough baking supplies will be on hand for all who attend. Contact Dottie at 541-895-2155 to register.

This year’s first annual Art in the Country festival, held in early August on the grounds of the Applegate Regional Theater, was considered a success, so the organizing committee, of which I’m part, has decided that the 2019 edition of it will be a 2-day event and will once again feature quality artists and authors. It will also have a beer and wine garden, food vendors and a kids’ zone. There will be live music on the outside performance stage; author readings and short plays will take place inside the theater, away from the other distractions. So, mark your calendars early for July 27 and 28, 2019. We’re getting an early start this year with signing up authors, artists, vendors and entertainers, so if you’re interested in participating in any of the entertainment, displays or booths, be sure to give Vicki Sourdry a call at 541-935-3636 or email her at art-inc@hotmail.com.

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.

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.