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School Musical Program On Tap

Trout Lake News for Dec. 18

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

sandiray@gorge.net

Terry Scott, 395-2760

dtscott@gorge.net

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

At 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 there will be a holiday musical program at our Trout Lake School for everyone to enjoy. Students from pre-school on up to high school will perform for our delight. There will be treats for the kids. I wonder if Santa Claus will have a chance to pay us a visit? All of these students have worked hard to make this holiday special. There will be bands and choruses from the school plus the Trout Lake Singers. Thanks to the able direction of Jeff Agar and Doug Anderson and the talented accompaniment by Janet Anderson. The talents of everyone performing will be well showcased. Come out and hear them perform.

Our Trout Lake girls and boys basketball teams are doing well. The next home games are this Friday and Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Come out and cheer them on!

The Mt. Adams Nordic Club held its annual general meeting potluck Sunday evening, Dec. 14, in Trout Lake. Pat Paulsen, Jim Mansfield, Brian Hallett and Ray Thygesen were elected to one year terms on the board. Tom Parkinson and Bill Mason were elected to new two-year terms on the board. This enthusiastic group of cross country skiers is planning a number of activities this season including a Moonlight Ski and Potluck, a trip to Tea Cup Lake on the Eastside of Mt. Hood, and an outing to Anthony Lakes in the Blue Mountains of Oregon. The club also endorses continuation of the annual Trout Lake `Cabin Fever Festival.' Last year this festival included a cross country ski race, an ice sculpture contest, a movie, and a community dinner. This year, who knows what will happen. Perhaps the community can volunteer to do some of it.

Again this year, as a public service, the Mt. Adams Nordic Ski Club will sponsor an Avalanche Awareness Clinic. This is open to the public. Training will include a Saturday lecture and a Sunday afternoon field session. It is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 7 and 8.

Ken Maddox informed the club, and did an update on happenings that may affect the future expansion at Cooper Spur on Mt. Hood. The club will continue to support the objectives of the Cooper Spur Wild and Free Coalition which opposes further development at Cooper Spur. The Mt. Adams Nordic Ski Club is a collection of individuals who enjoy country skiing, also known as Nordic, in the Mt. Adams area. At the present time membership is free. For more information about the club or the above activities contact Ray Thygesen, e-mail sandiray@gorge.net.

At the grange, on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 11, all those who attended found out where Kashmir is. Kashmir is a valley in the mountainous part of India. Stan Rapp introduced the meeting and got us started. First was a skit which explained the war going on between the two religions of Hindu and Muslim. Caleb Lambert put together a power point presentation of photos which he narrated. In one of the photos, we saw the summer home of the Gujjars, who are a semi-nomadic people. As we learned about the culture of the Kashmir people, Caleb, Jesse and Meagan explained the native dress. They told us that the Kashmiris speak Urdu, which is not their native language. Urdu is a soft, musical language. Meagan and Jesse narrated a video with some great photos of places and people. Durable peace is needed in this region. We were told that the people are friendly to those they know. We saw photos of smiley faces.

All food and money gifts for the Christmas Food Baskets are due at the Mt. Adams Baptist Church by Thursday evening, Dec. 18, for distribution on Friday, Dec. 19. For more information call Ruth BeLieu at 395-2712.

Our community Christmas Cantata will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mt. Adams Baptist Church. It will also be performed at the Trout Lake Presbyterian Church in the evening at 7 p.m.

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