Sweet Lorane

Life is either a daring adventure … or nothing

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller Looking back over the past couple of years, I realize how many life changes have occurred[Read More…]

Crow High alumni basketball games near

CROW — Crow alumni are invited to shoot some hoops at the Crow High School Alumni Basketball Games on Saturday, Feb. 29. This is such a fun event. Jim and I spent so many years watching our four kids and six grandkids playing sports. Our son, Rob Edwards, and our[Read More…]

Celebrating a century of local knowledge

Charles ”Chuck” Booher recently turned 100 years old. He and his wife, Dorothy, ran the Curtin Store for decades. Dorothy’s brother was Harry Holt, who along with Bertha, created Holt International in Creswell. Charles recalled seeing a circus wagon overturn in the 1940s. Provided COTTAGE GROVE – On Saturday, local[Read More…]

Three cheers for the Ducks women’s basketball team

LORANE – Life right now is rather mundane following the business of the holidays. For Jim and I, the days are filled with doctor appointments, yoga classes, and trips to town to run errands … with one exciting exception. We have season tickets to the 2020 University of Oregon women’s[Read More…]

This time, we’re prepared for snow

Well, we’ve made it into the new year without any major weather inconveniences, but most of us are still preparing ourselves for the possibility of another snow/ice storm that caused us to be without power and water last February. I’ve always considered that the more prepared we are, though, the[Read More…]

Twinkling lights illuminate South Lane County

The holiday season is upon us in full force. The season is shining through the beautiful Christmas lights and lawn decorations as we travel the roads around Lorane. I love driving down Oregon Avenue in Creswell. The beautiful twinkling white lights on the trees lining the street fill me with[Read More…]

Lorane loses longtime resident

LORANE –Another of our longtime Lorane residents has passed. Donna Moore was a kind, sweet woman. She and her husband Larry had been married for 68 years and were both active in the Lorane Grange and the Lorane Christian Church. Their daughter, Martha, and son-in-law, Randy Eschleman also have lived[Read More…]

Still stickin’ with the choir

LORANE – I am part of the Fern Ridge Community Choir, which plans to do a holiday singalong concert the week before Christmas. A few columns ago, I told you how difficult it was for me to learn choir parts of the beloved Christmas carols I have sung all of[Read More…]

Time spent, and its changing ways

LORANE – Each year, time seems to go faster and faster. Thinking back to my youth, it seemed as though the days, weeks and years, kept at a leisurely pace. There was time to go to school, do chores, spend some fun time outdoors and still have time left over[Read More…]