Fresh snow on the mountain and rain in the valley must mean that fall is here. Fall means turkey dinners and Halloween parties.
The Annual Cemetery Turkey Dinner is set for Sunday, Oct. 14, at the school from 12 to 3 p.m. This activity uses its money for special projects at our local cemetery. Come support them.
The PTO is hosting a Halloween carnival again this year. It will be held at the school on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. There are donation lists circulating in town for candy items and prizes or just plain money. Help if you can.
Both junior high and high school volleyball matches are being played this week. Lyle is coming here Tuesday, Oct. 16, for the high school and Thursday for the junior high school. All of these girls would love to see the stands full of spectators.
The rodeo season is winding down for the year for the pros and for the fall season for the High School Rodeo Association. Casey Arnold won the timed event Rookie of the Year by placing in the steer wrestling and calf roping in the Northwest Professional Rodeo Association. He placed second for the year-end in steer wrestling. In the Pro West Rodeo Association, he won the Rookie of the Year also. Now he will be college rodeoing for Walla Walla this fall and next spring. Our high school rodeo team for the 2001-2002 season will consist of Shayne Arnold (competing in barrels, pole bending, and breakaway roping), Kim Hoctor (competing in barrels, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway roping), and Travis Miller (competing in calf roping). These three athletes have competed at the Vancouver rodeo, the Glenwood rodeo and will have gone to the Silverdale rodeo by the time you read this. Next spring their rodeos start in April and run thru May. At our Glenwood rodeo held Oct. 6 and 7, Kim Hoctor placed ninth on Saturday and 10th on Sunday in goat tying; Shayne Arnold placed fourth on Saturday and seventh on Sunday in pole bending and 10th on Sunday in the barrels; and Travis Miller placed fifth in the calf roping on Sunday. Many people worked hard for two days to put this rodeo on for these kids. A big thank you to all the adult volunteers.
The Glenwood Firemen are still looking for volunteers. Their volunteer list is very small and they need to expand the list. Our volunteers are the people who help keep our community safe. They respond to fires, accidents and medical problems. If it were not for these volunteers we would have to wait for help from White Salmon or Goldendale. The firemen and women meet one night a week for training and a business meeting. Won't you consider giving up one night a month to help keep our community safe? Please call Jim Schleusner, Bob Guinn or Chris Tyndell.
A few weeks ago the Glenwood Homemakers sponsored its annual Red Cross blood drive. What a great response. Seventy-four people walked through the door and 54 units of blood were collected. We wish to thank the people of Glenwood and our friends from Trout Lake and White Salmon who came to donate. Our high school seniors stepped up to the plate for this occasion, too. Five seniors who were first time donors came through the line to donate. We thank them especially.
Call Chris Miller with any news for the month of October.