Why Langlois is or should be world famous

So are the citizens of Langlois delusional??

WE THINK NOT.

Reasons:

1) We take pride in the fact that the name Langlois stirs up so much interest in the pronunciation. The subject is a great ice breaker  and is often the first question asked by visitors.

Langlois is a variant of the French "L'anglais" meaning the Englishman which seems to indicate the family name started when some English showed in France post-Norman conquest era. The variations in pronunciation stem from Anglicization and then Americanization down through the years.  There are variations still among Guernsey (home of our founding family) and Jersey Islands The name is not quite on par with the Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. So really, one might  we have it easy, but  is still up for debate.  One of most accepted version is Langless stemming from a phonetic version of the 1860 Federal census of our Founding Family

 

  

  

However, the citation in Oregon's Names; How to Say Them and Where They are Located? by Bert Webber ( a well respected historian) lists the pronunciation as LANG lois.

The locals have their own take on the name: Lang lois  Langwau, Lang o ise, Lang lewis , Lang lis , Lang loy and probably more. Here are some samples from us locals. 


Update: Langlois Public Library District Covid-19 Response

In the interest of protecting our staff, volunteers, patrons and community at large, the Langlois Public Library will be closed to public access beginning Friday March 20 th , 2020.Patrons will still have remote access to Coastline Libraries online catalog at https://www.langloislibrary.org, and will be able to place holds. Digital collections such as, Libby/Overdrive, Novelist, Mango languages, Chilton, and Gale databases will be available. Langlois Library will be staffed to answer questions and will be offering curbside service during specific hours beginning Monday 3/23. The Library Board is evaluating the situation and will make the determination to reopen based on the best information provided by the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority.

For questions, or to place a hold or arrange for curbside pickup, please call: 541-348-2066 between the hours of 2pm – 6 pm, Monday - Friday

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Curry County business COVID-19 updates

Greetings Curry business owners and partners,

As the reality of COVID-19 begins to resonate, we are developing and activating programs that will help in mitigating the effects this epidemic is having on our local economy.

Miranda Plagge of the Curry County Economic Development Department and Crissy Cooper of West Coast Adventures are establishing a tourism and event outreach program. They will be working in partnership with state and regional tourism partners. They will be collecting the data of economic impact and loss related to COVID-19. With that, you may be asked to track your losses and participate in surveys. This information is critical in economic recovery and we look forward to partnering with those agencies that will have information to provide.

We will be attending a small  business support conference call with Senator Merkley tomorrow morning. I look forward to sharing with you, the efforts being put forth.

The hub of information and resource pertaining to COVID-19 in Curry County can be found here: https://curryoem.com/ This website contains information that is being updated throughout the day by the Public Health Administrator, Emergency Services Manager and the Economic Development Department. If you find there is information that would be helpful to add, please let us know so that we can submit that request.

We are also working with George Rhodes in developing an SBA task force. We have seen how overwhelming these circumstances can be, especially on a small business with limited resources. We want to make sure that every business is afforded the opportunity and support needed to execute economic recovery.

As always, we continue to make updates available through these daily emails, on the Curry County Economic Development website: http://www.co.curry.or.us/departments/economic_development.ph and on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/curryeconomicinitiative/

ORLA (Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association) has been diligent in advocating for restaurants and lodging business: https://www.oregonrla.org/blog/covid19

The Governor published the Oregon State website relating specifically to COVID-19: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/coronavirus2020.aspx

I realize we have shared many websites for resource. All of those resources will be made available at https://curryoem.com/

Kind regards,

Summer Matteson

Economic Development

Curry County, OR division of Community Development

(541) 247.3253  (541) 373.9027 Read more about Curry County business COVID-19 updates

LANGLOIS PUBLIC LIBRARY PANDEMIC RESPONSE PLAN as of 3/14/2020

The State of Oregon has now limited gatherings, and closed all k-12 schools. The library has removed all toys and games from circulation, and will be cancelling all meetings and gatherings until April 8th. We will also be implementing other control measures to help insure that we are doing all we can to help prevent the spread of this virus.

  1. Staff will wipe down all incoming items, and set them aside for 24 hrs before putting them in circulation. This will also pertain to holds items. We know from past experience that anything more than this is not effective, but Covid seems to be more persistent than past outbreaks, so we will err on the side of caution.
  2. We will be limiting Library hours to allow staff to wipe down as many surfaces as possible, and to wipe down the computers.  Computers will be wiped down after each use by staff, though patrons will be offered wipes to do so themselves. This will also allow time for staff to deal with the increased work of taking care of incoming items. Staff will also wipe down at the end of shift.
  3. Patron Library hours will be: Monday 2 PM - 6 PM Tuesday - Saturday 12 PM - 4 PM (We will move back to regular hours as soon as is prudent.) Staff will be present from 10 am - 5 pm.
  4. We will also institute curbside service to limit contact. Patrons will only need to call the library and a staff member will bring their items out (this is only for the duration of this crisis). Curbside service will be available from 12 pm - 4 pm.
  5. The library internet will be on and accessible from the parking lot even when the library is closed to patrons.
  6. If you feel ill in any way, please don’t come to the library even to return materials. We will take care of any overdue fines.
  7. ALL meetings, programs, and events are postponed till further notice.

The LPL Board is closely monitoring and evaluating the changing situation and will adjust our response plan accordingly. For the duration, stay home, stay healthy! Let’s
protect our community.


If you can't avoid going out, remember social distancing is the phrase of the day.
Susan Orbom, Chair
Langlois Public Library Board Read more about LANGLOIS PUBLIC LIBRARY PANDEMIC RESPONSE PLAN as of 3/14/2020

PUBLIC WAKE POSTPONED: Lloyd Charles Kreutzer July 6, 1927 - March 7, 2020

Sadly this event at the Langlois Cheese Factory has been postponed till the COVID-19 issue resolves.  On a personal note, I (the web guy Zachary) grew up on Floras Creek and knew Lloyd since I was a kid and he gave me my first real job doing hay.  He worked us hard and didn't pay a lot, but around noon we got the best meal you could imagine.  A full meat, veggies.. and desert as much as you could eat.  I really appreciated that.. then we'd lounge around digesting for a while and then back to work till dark.  And all the cool-aide you could drink.  He taught me how to work when I was around 12-14 and that lesson has done me good service over all these years.  Even then we thought he was an old man (which back then he really wasn't that old) and would shame us into working harder as he did more than we could seemingly without effort.  He was a good boss and a good neighbor.

Thanks Lloyd.  We'll miss you

-Zachary

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A celebration of the life of Langlois resident Lloyd Charles Kreutzer, will be held 1 p.m., Friday, March, 20, 2020 at the Langlois Community Church with a potluck to follow at the former Langlois Cheese Factory.

Lloyd was born July 6, 1927 in Bandon, along with his twin brother, Lowell, the son of Louis and Olive Farrier Kreutzer. He died March 7, 2020 in Bandon at the age of 92 years, 8 months and one day.

Lloyd grew up on his family ranch and would deliver milk before school then go to school and then come back to work on the ranch. His driving began early and his first accident was at age 5 when he was driving the pickup for his dad and hit an apple tree in the orchard. Beyond this he would drive truck for 80 years. 

On August 6, 1950, Lloyd married Geraldine Holycross.

After graduating from Langlois High School, Lloyd drove truck for various companies and then in 1963, he and Geraldine bought the ranch from his parents and he raised cattle and sheep and milked cows. He always had a love of reading and in the past few years especially enjoyed reading history.

His wife of nearly 65 years, Geraldine, preceded him in death on February 5, 2016.

He is survived by his daughters, Vicki and Richard Elias and Kristy Sandez; twin brother Lowell Kreutzer; daughter-in-law, Laurie Kreutzer; grandchildren, Kelly, Amanda, Tobey, Keegan and Jenny,  Carrie, Tracye and Kevin, Scott and Bomen; great-grandchildren, Bryson, Jameaka, Jayme, Dannika, Elizabeth, Gabe, Lexi, Kyle, Bailey and Scarlett and a great-great-grandson, Emmitt.

In addition to Geraldine he was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tom; daughter, Bonnie; granddaughters, Shayna and Angelena; brother, Kenneth; and sisters, Anne and Ruth.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Bandon Historical Society in Lloyd’s memory.

Friends may offer condolences online at westrumfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Amling-Schroeder Funeral Service, Bandon. Read more about PUBLIC WAKE POSTPONED: Lloyd Charles Kreutzer July 6, 1927 - March 7, 2020

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