State competition is over for the track and rodeo athletes. We sent four people to Cheney for track and all four medalled in their events. Senior Jesse Dean took a first in the pole vault for the second time in three years. Junior Jenna Dean's first trip to state competition netted her a second place in the javelin. Junior Chelsy Wheelhouse brought home a third place in the discus and senior Cody Beeks took eighth in the discus. To send four track team members to the state competition and have all four medal is quite a feat. Congratulations team members and coaches Tom Eldred and Julie Brazil.
The rodeo athletes went to Pasco for their three days of competition. Shayne Arnold, Travis Miller, Josh Hoctor and Kim Hoctor competed in breakaway roping, calf roping, team roping, barrels, poles and goat tying. They came out of the competition with a state winner in Shayne Arnold, who brought home first place, a spot on the team going to Springfield, Ill. in July and a brand new trophy saddle. Josh Hoctor placed eighth in state in the calf roping and earned a spot on the team going to Fallon, Nev., in July. Josh had the added honor of having his good calf horse Buck, named "Horse of the Year" in the Washington State High School Rodeo Association.
The Glenwood Baptist Church will be holding church services again. Pastor Lowell Smith will be officiating. Everyone is welcome. Services will be 10 a.m. to noon.
Don't forget the class reunion this Friday at the school. Classes 1979 to and including 1983 are hosting the event. Everyone is welcome to a picnic dinner starting at 5 p.m. Tables, barbeques, and facilities will be provided. Maybe this will become an annual event like the reunions held in Cleveland during their rodeo.
The volunteer firefighters are looking for a few good men and women to help fill the ranks of their ogranization. The volunteer numbers are down which is not a good thing for the members of our community, if and when they need help. Labor and Industries allow only trained firefighters to help fight structure or wildfire, which effectively puts an end to neighbor helping neighbor.
The volunteers meet the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the fire hall. Please call Jim Schleusner at 364-3481 or Gary Anderson at 364-3327. It is your community and it needs protection.
Any news, please call Chris Miller at 364-3427.