Tag: Ukulele Club

Sweet Lorane Community News, August 30, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
August 30, 2018
By Pat Edwards

This week, as we begin the process of transitioning from summer to fall, I have some announcements and events to put on your calendar.

Robin Rene (O’Brien) posted the following information on the Lorane, Oregon Facebook page about her son, Chad Alden Andrews (March 3, 1981 – August 19, 2018).

“With great sadness, I need to inform the local people of the passing of my youngest son Chad. We are planting a tree with his ashes on my place and will have an open-gate day so people can come to see it and share things they remember if the want. We will announce the date for that soon. His brothers, Jerry and Robert, still live in Lorane as do I. Jerry’s wife Kristy and son Timothy are also Loranians. His father Robert is a resident of Cottage Grove. He has a nephew Jalin in Crow, Logan in Tigard and Addyson in Springfield. Chad was an organ donor and the care center says his organs saved the lives of three people and his corneas will restore vision to two more. Our family is very upset and grieving at the moment and I am posting here so we can avoid telling it over and over. We welcome your thoughts, prayers, good energy or whatever your belief system allows you to send our way. Thanks. Robin Rene”

Chad attended the Crow-Applegate-Lorane schools and was remembered by many. Among the comments were these: “My last memories of Chad were as a bright, energetic, funny, creative teenager.” and “He was a bright light and one of my favorite kids back when he was at Crolane.”

We send the family our heartfelt condolences at this time. I can’t think of anything worse than losing a child, no matter what age…

The Rural Art Center’s Ukulele Club is revving (strumming?) up again and lessons/practices will be held on Thursdays, beginning October 4, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Crow Middle/High School Music Room. Beginners through accomplished players are invited and welcome to join in the fun. More information can be found on the Rural Art Center Facebook page.

A new Lorane resident, Kirsten Barnes, is offering gymnastics to local kids soon. She is seeking a venue for her mobile classroom. Message her on our Facebook page if you are interested in your child participating.

Mark your calendars for a public hearing being held to discuss the Sudbury Charter School proposed for the Lorane area. It will be held at the Applegate Elementary School cafeteria on Thursday, September 6, at 7:00 p.m. You are urged to come join in the discussion and to find out how it will impact not only the Lorane community, but the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District, as well. More information can be found at http://eugenesudburyschool.org/charter/

One last notice for this week… The Balance Restoration Nursery on Chambers Mill Road, south of Lorane, has posted a job opening for seasonal employees who preferably have Wetland Restoration experience, to work with plants, greenhouse construction, and the restoration of soil. The employment will run from September 24 to December 20, three days a week/8- to 10-hour days with pay $11 to $14 per hour. Contact: balancenursery@yahoo.com; or the Balance Restoration Nursery LLC Facebook page.

Sweet Lorane Community News – January 26, 2017

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
January 26, 2017
By Pat Edwards

“Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows…” Well, maybe our days have not quite reached those particular sentiments expressed by Lesley Gore so many years ago, but this past week has certainly been an improvement over what we’ve been experiencing, weatherwise.

The Ukulele Club, sponsored by the Rural Art Center has resumed its lessons on Thursdays in the Crow Middle/High School music room. Age groups, 4th grade through adult, are invited to join them. Beginners meet from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. and the class for those who have already had some lessons is at 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. each Thursday afternoon. If you’re interested, plan on joining them. From what I understand, it’s a fun group.

With all the dissension over politics on a national level these days, many people are feeling helpless about not really having a say in what is happening in our country. Individuals frequently cannot see how their efforts leave any major impact. But one way that you can see result of your caring is by serving your community in some way. By doing so, you can feel a rewarding sense of pride and accomplishment. Here are some great opportunities for area residents to make a real difference in our community.

Three positions are opening on the Lorane Fire Board and they are asking for applications from local residents who are interested in having a say in how our Lorane Rural Fire Department is run. Please contact a member of the Lorane RFPD for more information. The Fire Chief is Tom Soward and the Assistant Fire Chief is Jim Bailor. Go to their website at https://loraneorfd.samariteam.com to send a message or call and/or leave a message by phone at 541-942-1233.

In addition, the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District #66 is seeking volunteer patrons to serve on the Budget Committee this year. They will hold 2-3 meetings in May and a meeting in June with the school board and administration. If you are interested, contact Lee Ann in the district office at 541-935-2100.

I hope that these positions fill rapidly. Help is needed and the time you spend in service to your community will bring rewards, not only to Lorane or Crow, but to yourself, as well.

Sweet Lorane Community News – June 2, 2016

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
June 2, 2016
By Pat Edwards

On Sunday morning, May 31, another of Lorane’s long-time residents, Donna Moulton, passed quietly away following a long illness. She was surrounded by family and according to her grandson, Chris Blanchard, “She went peacefully and was able to spend her last days in her own home in Lorane. She loved Lorane, and didn’t ever want to leave.” No service is being planned, but her husband Bernie would enjoy having friends stop by, according to family members.

The property and house that Donna Moulton and her husband Bernie lived in on South Territorial Road has a lot of history attached to them. The home is one that Gary Thompson built for his parents in 1967. They obtained the property in 1951, and at the time, the old historic Cartwright House/Mountain House Hotel sat near the site where the Moulton’s home sits now.

“The Thompsons offered the old home and 107 acres of land to several historical societies. For many years, efforts were made by various agencies and concerned citizens to raise the $35,000 needed for purchase. The Lane County Museum Commission urged the Lane County Parks and Recreation Commission to buy the property for a county park site. The commission appointed a committee which concluded that the Cartwright House should indeed be preserved as the oldest public structure in Lane County, but that the commission was not the agency to do it. They recommended that publicity should be used to stimulate interest in the private sector. Taking not only acquisition but maintenance as well into consideration, the commission felt that no one had come up with a feasible solution or a means of raising the funds needed.

“While standing unused, the old house began to deteriorate rapidly. Following her husband’s death on July 10, 1970, Grace Thompson (Gary’s mother) decided she could no longer keep it in good condition and as increasing taxes made it unfeasible to keep it for sentimental reasons, the decision was made to tear it down.” (Sawdust and Cider: A History of Lorane, Oregon and the Siuslaw Valley, 1987 & 2006)

According to Lisa Livelybrooks, the Rural Art Center’s Ukulele Club performed on May 14 at the Uke Jam at Cozmic Pizza to a full house. It was one of six student groups to perform. Their next performance will be on July 7 during the Crow-Applegate-Lorane’s Spring Elementary Music Performance at Applegate Elementary.

The RAC Uke Club, formed in October 2015, is free. It is underwritten by grant funding from Spirit Mountain and Cow Creek Foundation and meets weekly on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the band room at Crow Middle/ High School. The group encompasses all skill levels and ages, ranging from 4th graders through adults. It currently has 10 members. The club will take a break during the summer, but will resume in the fall. Lisa hopes that you will consider joining!

Just a reminder that Crow High School graduation will be held on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. There will be 23 graduates.

The Valedictorian is Teancum Jentzsch. He is the son of Troy and Coleen Jentzsch of Lorane. He will be attending Lane Community College, and from there, transfer to Oregon State University to earn a civil engineering degree. He was Student Body President his senior year, a National Honor Society member, played football, baseball, and participated very successfully in wrestling. Teancum also volunteered to help youth interested in wrestling and teaching middle school student-athletes how to block.

The Salutatorian is Rylan Larsen. He is the son of Hans and Kristi Larsen of Crow (Hans is a Lorane Elementary alum). Rylan has been accepted to George Fox University with a career goal of becoming a physical therapist. During his high school years, he was a member of the National Honor Society and was its president his senior year. Rylan was Class President his sophomore year, participated in football 3 years, and basketball and track & field all 4 years. He also volunteered on two missions/humanitarian trips to Mexico and volunteered during Vacation Bible School all fours years.

The rest of the graduating class includes Cameron Behlke, Dalton Bowman, Lawson Brooks, Grayson Clark, Trent Clark, Harrison Counts, Trevor Knoop, Gunnar Lassen, Aaron Lawson, Thomas Martin, Audrey Millard, Evangeline Nickle, Vanessa Oldale, Cameron Schwartz, Wyatt Stewart, Fernanda Torres, Alex Willis, Nicholas Willits, Yeshua Wogoman, Bryce Wood, Alyana Woods.

Congratulations to the Crow High School Class of 2016!