Tag: Talent show

Sweet Lorane Community News – March 3, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
March 03, 2016
By Pat Edwards

The Rural Art Center- and Lorane Grange-sponsored Lorane Talent Show is still a month away, but they are still looking for new talent and have added more information about what they are hoping to present. For those of you who are too shy to share your singing voice, your dexterity with a musical instrument or your nimble dancing feet with an audience, there is still hope for sharing other talents you may have. Bring your artwork or craft projects – pottery, quilts, hooked rugs or whatever you make or do that brings you and your family enjoyment. They will be displayed and possibly even judged… April 3 at 3:00 p.m.

UPDATE: Norm Fox is back home from his extended hospital stay. He returned home on March 1 and seems to be doing much better.

I received word from my granddaughter, Hannah Edwards, that a fellow student at Creswell High School – a young man from Lorane’s neighbor to the northeast – is fighting for his life at the time of this writing.

On Tuesday, March 1, Blake Nelson was rushed into surgery after doctors found that Blake’s fever and swelling in his leg was related to a bacterial infection which caused compartment syndrome. They have since found necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria), and strains of staph bacteria in his lungs, his mouth and other parts of his body.

Blake has been in the ICU at Riverbend Medical Center, intubated and anesthetically unconscious, and will have more surgical operations until medical staff feel that they have controlled the spread of bacteria in his body. He is expected to be in the hospital at least for two weeks if all goes well.

As a CHS wrestler, Blake’s “strong spirit and bright personality are un-matched.” His coach, Wayne Joseph Roberts, has set up a GoFundMe account for the family and asks us each to keep Blake and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Please add yours to ours. That’s what neighbors do, after all!

I hesitate to go into this next topic. I’m not a political person, nor will I become one now, but I have some observations and comments that I have felt strongly that I must share.

I have been raised with an enduring pride in my country and the foundations from which it was built. I’ve taken pride in voting and doing what I could to participate in the rights that are afforded me. I’ve tried to keep myself informed on the candidates, issues and measures that each election involves, and I’ve cast my votes according to my heartfelt belief in what I felt expressed my informed opinion… not by party line.

But, right now I join so many others in a growing discomfort and actual trepidation on how our political canvas is being painted this year. It’s the first time that I have feared for the future of our country. How can I vote with my heart and my head when both, if the current trend continues, tell me that neither candidate will take us confidently into the future? How are we expected to choose between the lesser of two… maybe not evils… but of two candidates that I have no confidence in?

I know that there are those of you who will disagree with me, but these are the conclusions I have come to and unless some Independent “messiah” appears on the horizon who will rekindle our hopes for strong leadership in this country, this may be the first Presidential election that I’d consider sitting out… or at least writing in the name of someone who would have absolutely no chance to win. There is no way that I can put my mark beside either name.

Sweet Lorane Community News – February 18, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
February 18, 2016
By Pat Edwards

The major Lorane news this week is a large fire that took the barn of the Scott and Tammy Walters family of Lorane last Friday morning. At first, Jim and others at the store thought it was the house that was on fire. From the vantage point of the store, flames could be seen coming out of the roof of what they thought was the house. When Jim spotted it a little before 8:00 a.m., the Lorane Fire Department was already on site and a short while later, a water tanker arrived from Cottage Grove. It was put out fairly quickly, but according to Tammy Walters, “We lost the barn and some animals, but everyone is ok. I am thankful for our firefighters and great community.” We are so thankful that the Walters family and home were not hurt and I know there will many offers of help coming from the community.

Lorane is offering its residents a new activity. The Lorane Health and Fitness Group has recently organized. They even have a Facebook page called Health and Fitness in Lorane at https://www.facebook.com/groups/976090215803530/. According to their first announcement, “We are trying to organize some kind of exercise scene in Lorane. We know of yoga, crossfit and zumba instructors.” Last Tuesday night, they met at the Lorane Grange for the first time to workout to a Richard Simmon’s exercise video on big screen. One of the responses to that was that the evening was a success with lots of laughs and fun. On Wednesday night, they planned a Pilates session and urged everyone to bring a mats.

For those interested, the group is welcoming everyone who wants to participate. They will be spending part of these first sessions in discussing the various forms of exercise the majority are interested in as well as the day(s) and time(s) that would work best. Children are welcome. They are providing a play area for the young kids who come. Call Pam Kersgaard at 541-942-6193 for more information.

Amy Jentzsch of Lorane has posed a question for the area teenagers. After having recently returned from the Oregon statewide high school robotics competition, she wants to know if Crow High School might be represented there next year. She said that there is money available to start a team if there is interest for next year. For more information on Oregon’s robotics competitions, go to http://www.ortop.org/fll/

Saturday, February 27, is the monthly Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo evening at Lorane Grange. Dinner is 5:30 pm and bingo begins at 6:30 pm. No one has won the progressive bingo blackout yet, so it has to grown. There is also a 50/50 drawing.  There’s good food, delicious desserts and lots of laughter to be had at this fundraiser for the Lorane Grange.

The Rural Art Center/Lorane Grange Talent Show is scheduled for Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m. According to Lil Thompson, it looks like some intriguing talent has been signed up, but they are looking for more. To sign up in advance, contact Lil at 541-942-5701 or the Rural Art Center at ruralartcenter@gmail.com.  You may also sign in that day by coming a little early

Crow High School Seniors, be sure to get your Federal Student Aid applications in no later than March 1. Several local scholarships are being offered.

The Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District is still looking for District budget committee members.  If you are willing to donate some valuable time to the district, call Lee Ann at 541-686-2100.

Thanks to Lil Thompson for providing many of the updates this week. I am still working through the virus from you-know-where that caught hold of me in January. It’s like a bad dream that keeps reoccurring, but I’m hoping that the doctor’s diagnosis that it also involves allergies I usually get this time of year, that we’ve finally got it figured out. Fingers crossed!

Sweet Lorane Community News – January 14, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
January 14, 2016
By Pat Edwards

Our most exciting news in Lorane this week is the re-opening of the Lorane Deli. It is once again providing breakfast and lunch and a place to meet with friends and neighbors over a cup of coffee. Local residents, Peggy and Jesse Tindall, will open at 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. five days a week, probably closing on Sundays and Mondays to begin with. The announcement on the Lorane Facebook page brought many cheers and good wishes this past week. Margie McNutt offered the first testimonial to the re-opening: “Just had lunch there with Jenny and Marissa and our two littlest grandbabies. It was great to see it open again! Good food too!”

I hope that everyone will come out to support it. It’s been sorely missed by many.

Last week, the Crow High School Junior Class had a fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza for its upcoming Prom Night. If you weren’t able to make it to Papa’s last Wednesday, I’m sure that they’d welcome a cash donation. That’s what Jim and I will do as I’ve been dealing with a sinus infection and cold and we weren’t able to make it out for pizza.

We received the news this week that former long-time Lorane resident, LaVerne Brissler, passed away recently. She and her husband Elmer lived on Fire Road for many years. Our condolences to the Brissler family.

The Lorane Rebekah’s are still collecting cans and bottles and have a metal recycle bin at the lodge hall for collection of your scrap metal. They are fundraising to supplement the grants they recently received in order to complete the planned upgrade to the old Lodge building. According to Sande Maxwell (541-942-5083), “We really appreciate your support.”

The Lorane Grange is collecting pop and beer can tabs to contribute to a drive to provide funding for much-needed dialysis to patients throughout the state. Either call a grange member or drop them off on the front porch of the Grange. You can also drop them off at the Lorane Family Store if you prefer.

The Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Board will be meeting at Crow this month instead of Lorane due to a conflict at the Lorane Grange. The meeting will be on Thursday, January 21 at Applegate Elementary at 7:00 p.m. following an executive session. The February meeting will be moved to the Lorane Grange.

Mark your calendars in advance… It may seem early, but the Rural Art Center and the Lorane Grange want to remind everyone to begin thinking about participating in the annual Talent Show at the Grange. It is usually held the first Sunday in April, although a definite date has not yet been announced. They’re hoping to book some of our amazing local talent early. Polish up your tap shoes and get your comedy routine worked out. If you’ve got a talent for anything, amazing or bizarre, they want to recruit you!

A reminder of the next Grange Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo night: Saturday, January 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring the whole family!