Glenwood Grange catered the recent annual Horse Endurance Run at the local rodeo grounds during hail, rains, high winds and weather, starting at l8 degrees. It was so cold, icicles formed, pipes froze, ball point pens wouldn't write; but the consumption of cocoa, coffee, chili was at a great high. But there was no risk of forest fires, and dust was at a minimum (smile) from that in the past when this event was held in July.
The Grange will be hostessing the summer pinochle games every Friday at 7 p.m. starting June 6 (the same night as the 8th grade graduation) up to Sept 5, when The Glenwood Women's Club will again hold the first Friday Bingo games for the winter session, followed by pinochle for the rest of the month's Fridays.
The Grange won second place in the Grange Hall Improvement Contest, thanks to the many efforts of members and community volunteers. This longtime project was organized and documented by Lois Dechand. This required scrapbook artistically depicted in photos, articles and sketches the different phases, as only Lois can do. There were eight Granges contending.
The Glenwood Women's Club is back in the kitchen -- out at the rodeo grounds at their historical "Burger Shack" with a menu designed for the taste buds of the many who come to watch the annual Ketch 'Em Calf Rodeo on Father's Day weekend, which includes a parade and pancake breakfast.
The club's membership is going for an outing to rest up after the cooking, on the famous train ride out of Hood River Oregon. For more information, call Tillie Williams, 364-3382.
It's graduation season and we have a couple of high school alumni to report on.
Shelly Kuhnhausen Knopsnyder, class of 1993, graduated from Oregon State University just this last weekend with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. What an accomplishment.
Katie Valdez, class of 1994, is working on her masters in archaeology and anthropology with a minor in Native American history. She recently studied at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Jessica Throop, class of 1995, has graduated from Washington State University with a masters degree in sociology, and is currently looking for a job in this field.
Sarah Humphrey, class of 1999, graduated from California Lutheran University with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. She has plans to continue her education and obtain a teaching certificate.
Our community is proud of all of you and congratulates your achievements.
We would also like to congratulate this year's class of 2003, who will be graduating June 7 at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood School. Those graduating are Ruth Ann Putnam, Joshua Smith, Jeremy Beeks, Erik Sinor and Leslie Steinbach.