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Sweet Lorane Community News, March 25, 2021

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
March 25, 2021
By Pat Edwards

Jim and I no longer have grandkids at Crow schools these days, but our oldest great- granddaughter is in kindergarten this year in Roseburg. We’ve always made a habit of going to all of the programs, plays, concerts, games and other athletic events they participated in over the years. We’ve missed that so much, but we’ll have a few great-grands old enough to fill their shoes before long. This year, knowing that local kids, who are “attending school” are also missing out on so many of the same things, and it tears at my heart.

In the past month or so, though, I have been elated to see the school bus once again traveling up the road that borders our property to pick up and drop off students who live on the hill above us. Strangely, our dogs, BB and Toby, are even more thrilled that the school bus is back. They have virtual clocks in their heads that tell them when it’s time for the yellow school bus to turn onto our road and their very favorite thing is to race it along the inside of our fence until they reach our property’s boundary. It’s a game with them that they sorely missed.

Recently, I read that athletic teams were forming. On the district’s website is a photo of a Crow football team practicing for a game. Each member is properly distanced and each is wearing a mask. I’m not sure when the photo was taken, but it shows the determination our students have in making life this year as normal as possible.

Right now, it’s volleyball season though the school year is fractured. Teams are now playing games that are being live-streamed on Facebook whenever possible so that fans can watch.

Even better, the Crow administration announced that for their game against Mohawk played last week, each volleyball player was issued three spectator tickets. That way players could invite 3 family members to attend and the family groupings would spread out in the bleachers to keep distanced—everyone wearing masks, as well. Those players whose family was not able to use their allotment of 3 tickets would be allowed to share them with teammates. What a great way to let the team know that someone really is watching. I can’t imagine how it must feel to be playing in a quiet gymnasium.

Apparently, wrestling is in the works, as well. Last month, the Crow Grange #450 hosted the First Annual Steve Boehringer Memorial Breakfast for the Cougar Mat Club. Breakfasts were picked up in the parking lot to take home this year, but knowing the organizers, it will become a popular “sit-down” event in coming years. This year’s proceeds were presented to Crow wrestling coach, Troy Jenzsch, who trained many years ago under the late (and great) Crow wrestling coach, Steve Boehringer, who lost his life in an automobile accident. The proceeds will be used for items like equipment and scholarships to middle and high school students who need assistance.

While we are on the subject of Crow schools, the district has announced that it is needing two community members to volunteer to fill out the Budget Committee. The commitment covers 1-3 meetings per year in April and May for a term of 3 years. If interested, you are urged to contact Lee Ann Hartwig at 541-935-2100 or lhartwig@cal.k12.or.us to learn more.

And, from Jim and me… Go Cougars!

Sweet Lorane Community News – October 15, 2015

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 15, 2015
By Pat Edwards

People in Lorane have been asking me for updates on Lloyd Porter who had a massive stroke about a month ago. It left him paralyzed on his left side and unable to speak. His wife Jeri was able to provide me with some details… Since Lloyd was released from the hospital, he has been at the Hillside Heights Rehab Center at 28th and McLean in Eugene. They are now trying to get him into the Oregon Rehab Center at the Sacred Heart-University Campus site where he will undergo intensive therapy for about 3 weeks to help him transition to his home environment. Jeri is hoping that will happen in the next one or two weeks.

Lloyd is able to speak in sentences now, but has problems finding the right words still. He’s kept his fantastic sense of humor and when he can’t find the right word, rather than showing distress, he will recite favorite phrases with a twinkle in his eye. His left side paralysis is improving, too. He can cross one leg over the other now. When I asked Jeri if he is open to visitors, she told me that, yes… he definitely would love to have his friends drop by to visit. He will probably be at Hillside for another week, at least.

Groundwaters had a wonderful turnout at our Groundwaters Live! Program held at the Fern Ridge Library last Tuesday to introduce our new “first annual issue” of the popular magazine. I’ll let Sandy Larsen tell you about it in the article that she is writing for the Fern Ridge Review, but if anyone is wanting to obtain a copy of the book, we are trying to set up distributors in the various areas around Lane County. It will definitely be in the Lorane Family Store in Lorane after we’ve gotten a new deliver of the books. Hopefully, we’ll get someone set up to carry them in Veneta, Cottage Grove and/or Creswell and Eugene, as well. In the meantime, contact me at edwards@groundwaterspublishing.com or paedwards42@yahoo.com if you would like to reserve a copy. They are $12 each.

The Rural Art Center’s mural project has unveiled the beautiful new historical mural painted by Crow Middle School students under the supervision of muralist Jessilyn Brinkerhoff. Funded by a grant from Target, their work was done through their American History and Literature classes and the result is a striking 20′ x 2.5′ painting that will hang in the library at the Crow Middle/High School. What a wonderful lesson in both history and art for our students! Thank you, RAC!

The next Lorane Grange’s Spaghetti Dinner and Family Bingo night will be held on Friday, October 23, beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. Bingo will begin at 6:30 p.m. No one won the blackout jackpot last month, so it’s growing. Come out for a great evening of good food and company plus lots of laughs.

Congratulations to the Crow High School volleyball team. They are entering the playoffs on Saturday, October 24, to determine the 3rd seed into the State Tournament. It will be held at Crow High School gym at 1:30 p.m. Come out and cheer them on!

When the game on October 24 is over, though, you’ll need to head back to Crow to attend the Crow Booster Club’s annual Sportsman Auction to be held this year in the Crow Middle/High School gymnasium. Doors open and the silent auction begins at 5:00 p.m., followed at 6:00 p.m. by a BBQ dinner. The live auction begins at 7:00 p.m. The items being offered include “hunting, fishing and camping gear; trips; spa, tools, quilts, wine, an off-road expedition trailer, and much more.” It will also include prizes provided by the elementary classes and baskets of goodies from the middle and high school classes. Besides the silent auction, there will be a dessert auction, too. The proceeds from this event will go toward helping the students in the entire school district… not just the athletic program.  Dinner tickets are $16, but there is no charge for the auction. To get your tickets and reserve your spot, contact crowboosterclub@yahoo.com or call Linda Lay (541-844-5840) or Diane Lassen (541-517-9030). Come out and support your C-A-L schools!

Reminder: free ukulele lessons for Crow-Applegate-Lorane students in grades 4-12 will begin on October 15 and held every Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Authentic ukuleles will be provide. The first concert performance will be held the night of the December RAC dinner and movie at Lorane Grange.   Contact Pat Dixon (pdixon@cal.k12.or.us) or Lisa Livelybrooks (ruralartcenter@gmail) for more information.