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Three new babes arrive in valley

Trout Lake News for Sept. 13

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Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Shirley Keran, 395-2559

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

Terry Scott, 395-2760

New babes: Three beautiful young mothers gave birth recently.

Daniel and Chantell Ray announce the birth of their daughter, Isabel Arrisa Ray, born Aug. 20, 2001, at 8:24 a.m. Little Isabel weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces at birth. She joins a sister Zoe Ray, 23 months, at home. Proud grandparents are Steven and Dianna Vincent, of Oakland, Ore., and James and Sharon Ray, Bellevue.

Dane and Melissa Jacobsen announce the birth of their daughter, Kay Leigh Margaret Jacobsen, born Aug. 23, 2001, at 4:36 p.m. Kay Leigh weighed 9 pounds, 6.5 ounces at birth. Kay Leigh has a brother Ty who is 23 months old. Proud grandparents are Margaret and Andy Jacobsen of Trout Lake and grandmother, Mary Love, who came up from California to welcome this sweet little girl.

Bill and Kristi Snyder announce the birth of their son, Micaiah William Snyder, born Sept. 3, 2001. This little boy weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Micaiah joins two brothers, Isaiah who is 5 years old and Noah who is 2 years old. Proud grandparents are Roy and Betty Snyder and Susan and Gene Monihan. Grandmother Susan is visiting at present, enjoying her grandchildren.

This summer, Mt. Adams lost her beautiful snow cape as gorgeous mountain flowers appeared on her meadows. It is awesome to have this magnificent mountain in our backyard. We hear a variety of stories ranging from large groups ascending to weddings on the summit. Mt. Adams is a familiar climb to many local residents. Some, like Tom Raymond, have climbed this mountain numerous times. Tom remembers a fellow from Yakima who carried a rocking chair and a newspaper to the summit so he could be photographed at the summit sitting in his chair reading the paper.

Those already in condition, simply go up, enjoy the view and come down. Others make an expedition climb, like a group of 27 Mazamas, in 1895 climbed Mt. Adams as part of a heliograph team. (A heliograph is a device for signaling by use of a movable mirror that reflects beams of light, especially sunlight, to a distance.) The Mazama plan was to signal from Cascade mountain summit to mountain summit on a given day, July 10. There were groups climbing Mounts Baker, Ranier, Hood, Jefferson and Diamond Peak. Mt. Adams was selected for the mountain to signal to. On July 10 at the appointed time, messages were quickly sent and received from Mt. Hood. The other mountains were obscured by the heavy winds.

In 1903 Mt. Adams was described in the Mazama Bulletin as "one of the sights of the world. The eastern side of the great mountain is a stupendous precipice nearly a mile high. The rocks glisten with ice, which, descending from the dizzy pinnacles of the summit, join in the surface of the Klickitat Glacier. Mt. Adams presents fewer dangers than any other of our great cascade peaks but it is the longest climb from camp to summit. On Mt. Ranier from Camp Muir at 10,000 feet it is a climb of 4, 517 feet to reach the summit. Mt. Adams requires a climb from the Mazama camp at 6,500 feet to the summit of 5,970 feet."

A new opportunity in our Trout Lake community is a Christian book and family video lending library at Jonah Ministries. Stop by anytime. Jonah Ministries has completed another happy summer of variety camps. Ever wonder how Jonah Ministries got its name? I asked Beki. Beki said, "Jonah was a person in the Old Testament called by God to deliver a saving message to Ninevah, a wicked city. At first Jonah ran. But after God got his attention, (remember the whale?), he went. Ninevah listened and was saved." The Dukes, Bernice, her son Jeff, and his wife Beki were dairy farmers who have a passion for kids and Christian camping. Scary? Yes, Worth it? Absolutely! Jonah programs a wide variety of theme camps during the summer months and hosts a full calendar of retreats the rest of the year. Most retreats are Friday evening until Sunday noon. Participants come to for fun, and spiritual renewal. They can be found hiking, caving, rafting, camping, and climbing Mt. Adams, sledding etc.

Jonah also has hosted five Contemporary Christian concerts, after school clubs, Wednedays high school lunches, a marriage retreat, holiday parties, including the annual New Year's Prayer seminars. When possible they enjoy being available to the community: soccer, little league, recreation room, open gym, tennis, weddings, funerals, special events such as the Trout Lake Fair. Jeff also enjoys providing transportation for church youth groups. He spent three weeks in June driving a school group of 30 students, 305,500 safe miles to a large national competition in Missouri. Since the Dukes sold their dairy farm to purchase the old school for Jonah in June of 1996, and offered their first camp experience to a junior high group; Jonah has grown to nearly 200 campers each summer. Retreats have increased and except for three part-time employees, all the programs are still run by volunteers.

School has started up, fall is approaching and some say it will be a mild winter. Some predict a cold winter. Regardless of the weather, the recently completed diversion of Bear Creek should make flooding a thing of the past. Everyone remembers the flood of 1996.

Trout Lake ladies are invited to a "1950's Ladies Get Acquainted Coffee" hosted by the `Koffee Klatch Gals' at the Trout Lake Grange Hall on the afternoon of Oct. 14 at 3. Aprons, 1950's attire encouraged. Cost $3 per ticket. Seating is limited so please R.S.V.P. by Oct. 4.

For more information call Cherie Van Laar 395-2363 or Char Lambert 395-2802.


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