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Sweet Lorane Community News

Today is one of those days when I start to write my column with no idea where I’m going with it. So, I’m interested in how it will develop, myself. The most obvious observation I have this morning is what a glorious week we have been having, weather-wise. Someone remarked to me yesterday that we’re having a “February spring,” but we all know how deceiving that can be. I can feel the stirrings of spring fever, but I’m trying to settle them back into place for now. Let’s just enjoy it while it lasts.
Jim and I will soon be spending a few days with our daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Justin, in Arizona. We’re both looking forward to seeing them in their winter digs. They are just not into spending another cold winter in their beautiful home in Montana as they did much of last year. They are trading the bears that stop by to visit them in the fall for the bobcats, coyotes and, as spring approaches, the rattlesnakes of Arizona. Fortunately, the bears and snakes hibernate, so now’s a good time for us to visit.
Lifelong Crow resident, Daryle Bloom, has retired his auto repair business in Crow and has begun teaching shop classes at Crow Middle/High School in small engine repair. His last request for donations of broken small engines for the last class was so successful, he’s trying again.
“Wanted… seized-up or non-running small engines to use for high school shop class.” The ones donated last time were a great success and he extended his thanks to all who donated. The students loved working on the engines and they actually got many of them running again. He now has a new group of 8th graders coming in and would like to have more engines available for them to work on.
You can respond to his posting on the Lorane or Crow Facebook pages or leave a message at the high school: 541-935-2227. If you have an old lawnmower or weedeater that no longer works, he will be glad to take it off your hands.
An exciting announcement was made this week by the management of the Lorane Deli. Beginning Feb. 5, it will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and will have a dinner special each night along with their standard burgers, sandwiches and more. The dinner specials will be posted on the Lorane Facebook page soon.
This is welcome news for the Lorane community. We’ve been needing an option for evening meals where you can drop by on your way home from work or after a long day’s gardening or painting project.
I remember the days when the Lorane Country Café was in business in the late 1980s and the 1990s. The Giles offered delicious comfort food while we kicked back and relaxed — sometimes while still in our work clothes. No reservations were required, and the booths and counter were usually full. Neighbors could catch up on the news and gossip and go home without having to face a sink full of dishes.
I hope that the whole community will give its full support to Peggy, Jesse and crew. They’ve been successful in making the Deli a popular meeting place in the mornings and have a loyal following. Let’s show them how much we appreciate their willingness to take this on.
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