Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 5, 2016
By Pat Edwards
Oh! How I love this time of the year. I hope that each of you is enjoying the sunshine and even the light, scattered showers to help with the watering duties as much I as I am.
Recent discussion on the Lorane Facebook page indicates that there are a couple of orphaned cougars that are attacking small livestock in the area. Some goats have been killed and the half-grown cats were seen bothering some horses, too. Apparently the horses are ok, thank goodness. One Lorane resident feared that dogs had killed two of his 65 pound lambs, but the consensus is that they were probably victims of the cougars, as well. Living where we do, it’s necessary to keep small animals securely housed at night, especially now when there is a definite problem.
The Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District will be hosting a fun event on Friday, June 3. At 6:00 p.m., it will feature the opening of a 50-year old time capsule that was buried beside the flag pole at Crow High School on December 26, 1967. The event will take place on the front lawn of the high school. Hotdogs will be cooking on the Cougar grill and available for all participants who come to witness the opening of the time capsule. Members of the class of 1967-68 are especially encouraged to attend the event as are all CHS alumni.
Once opened and the contents removed, the time capsule will be filled with new mementos of our time period and buried so that it can be reopened again in 50 more years. They are hoping for a big turnout to celebrate the past 50 years, so please pass the word to others who might like to witness a bit of Crow history.
The Crow-Applegate-Lorane district office asked me also to let Lorane parents know that the high school’s 541-686-5024 number is not currently working. Until it has been fixed, you can reach them by calling their 541-935-2100 or the high school’s 541-935-2227 numbers, but long distance rates will apply if you are calling from a 942 number on a land-line that charges for long distance. It should not affect cell phone users whose long distance is covered, however..
A local Lorane resident is advertising for someone locally who can provide caregiver services for her 92-year-old mother. They need to line up at least two who can work the different shifts. Only non-smokers will be considered and they must be able to lift and pivot the woman to\from her chair to a commode when necessary. It pays $11.00 per hour and the shifts they need someone for are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, please call 541-942-1566 and leave a detailed message with name, phone number, and hours interested.
Someone else is seeking a ranch hand. Check out the Lorane, Oregon Facebook page for more info.
Jo-Brew and I spent a very enjoyable morning in Portland last Wednesday. We were invited to give a talk to the “Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program” at Clackamas Community College about the history of Pacific Highway/U.S. Highway 99 through Oregon. There were about 30 people in attendance for the 2-hour talk and they made us feel very welcome. The talk went well, we sold several books and made some new friends. All-in-all, it was a fun day!
I hope that we continue to bask in this gorgeous sunshine without hot, hot temperatures for awhile. Enjoy!