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 By Pat Edwards    News    June 20, 2019 

Lorane: A new start and an old writing style

Noel Nash, the new owner and publisher of The Creswell Chronicle, asked me to drop by the office the other day to discuss what new and exciting changes they are planning for the paper. Part of his...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    June 13, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Jim and I are home and recovering from our very busy, but amazing American History East tour. We were able to visit and immerse ourselves in our country’s heritage, its cultures and beginnings. Not...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    May 23, 2019

Sweet Lorane community news

Yesterday, I was considering asking my editors, Pam and Erin, if I could take a two-week hiatus from writing my column. My focus, right now, is so centered on our personal lives, that I haven’t trie...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    May 9, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

May has arrived, my flower beds and boxes are taking shape and the pace of life is obviously speeding up a bit for everyone. With the sunshine and warmer temperatures, there is suddenly the desire to...

 

Sweet Lorane Community News

I’m finally able to turn my attention to community news this week. Although the going is slow, Jim is healing from his falls of a couple of weeks ago. I’m still his chauffeur, cook and morning help at the store, but we’ve fallen into a routine...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    April 11, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

My world right now is centered on one special person who needs me and my full attention. Oh, don’t get me wrong… Jim is doing well in his healing process, and we’ve worked out a schedule of...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    April 4, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Last week, I wrote about Jim’s and my lifestyle changes while we were forced to function with one car. During that time, he was working through some mobility issues caused by tendonitis in his hip,...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    March 14, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Well, I’m hoping that by now, everyone has had their power restored from the recent snowstorm. My brother-in-law and his wife were without power near Saginaw for almost nine days. It was a massive...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    March 7, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Today, Thursday, Feb. 28, is the first day in awhile that I’ve been able to sit down at my computer and write. Jim and I have spent the last four days living in the family room and breakfast nook...

 

Sweet Lorane Community News

The Unicorn Ranch in Lorane has just announced that it is signing area-based youth from ages eight to 19 for its Lane County 4-H programs. They will definitely have a horse project, but they are also considering adding art, agriculture, growing...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    February 21, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

Jim and I had a wonderful visit with our daughter Kelly and her husband Justin Fontaine last week. We ate entirely too much food, visited beautiful Sedona, Ariz., and took lots of long walks with...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    February 14, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

By the time you read this, Jim and I will have returned from our four day visit to Anthem, Ariz., to visit our youngest daughter, Kelly, and her husband Justin Fontaine. Since my submission deadline...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    February 7, 2019

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...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    January 31, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

I’m going to try to get back on track this week with Lorane news, although there isn’t much of it right now. I missed reminders on a few events that have come and gone, but my hope is that I can...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    January 24, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s just not fair! It was only a couple of months ago that I wrote about paying a visit in Vancouver, Wash., to my brother as part of his own Celebration of Life. Knowing he was dying, he wanted...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    January 17, 2019

Sweet Lorane Community News

It’s time I get back to updating everyone on upcoming Lorane events. There aren’t many scheduled yet since most were put on hold during the holidays, but, there are a few things that are “back i...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    December 20, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

The holidays this year are like a speeding train; taking a whole week out of my life to deal with the flu derailed my plans to get the house decorated and shopping started. I think I’m back on...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    December 6, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

We’re already halfway through “the holidays,” I can’t believe it. It’s amazing how much days, weeks, months and years accelerate as we get older. I can remember, as a child, what seemed...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 29, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

Just a quick update on my brother, Jim Burnett Sr. He quietly passed in the early morning hours last Tuesday. For the two weeks preceding his death, he was surrounded by family and friends and he...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 22, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

I know that my last column was heavy-duty, but I wanted to share my brother’s experiences with you. Jim and I went to see him again yesterday (last Wednesday), and Jimmy is in a hospice care...

 

Sweet Lorane Community News

My brother, Jim Burnett Sr., aka Jiminy Cricket in Groundwaters, is dying. He’s in the end stages of terminal esophageal cancer, and has been told he has only a short time remaining. Yesterday, my sister Barbara (I call her B.J.) and I drove to...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 8, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

Now that Halloween has passed, we can all begin settling in to winter and the fast-approaching holidays. The second Lorane Movie Night of the season will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10. A soup,...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    November 1, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

We’ve been blessed with beautiful fall weather this year, but it appears to be gearing up for the rainy season this past week. I’ve noticed that in our yard and front pasture, especially our oak...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    October 25, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

I have struggled this week to figure out what to write for my column without making it a repeat of last week’s submission. I was in the process of filing away and/or shredding some old paperwork...

 
 By Pat Edwards    News    October 18, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

How exciting! 4-H is coming back into the area... not just an individual club here and there, but a 4-H Community Club is forming in the Crow area. They’ve already held their open house this past...

 

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