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View Mars on Saturday at school

Trout Lake News for Sept. 4

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

Terry Scott, 395-2760

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

Want to see Mars really well? Last Saturday night Jim White shared his telescope and expertise with interested persons - He'll be doing the same this Saturday night. Join him at the school soccer field at 9:30 for this rare opportunity.

Fall is in the air. Nights are deliciously cool, zuccini are rampant -- in gardens that people watered. We're all trying to get the things done that we let slide when it was so very hot.

Jerry Walker and Dave Woodruff have been working on the water delivery system that serves the Plenty Pines and Airport Road homes, the goal being to make loops that serve the neighborhood. Mary and Mike Callahan will be the newest home to be on that line.

Building is happening at a feverish pace in hopes of getting under roof before the weather changes. Older homes are being painted and weatherized. My new neighbors, the Voolmas are settled into the "Sweihoffer place." Tom and I will enjoy watching their children grow.

Thinking of growing, Tom and I went to the Trails End, Pat and Mary Morris' place, for a reunion with the Kingsmen -- of "Louie Louie" fame. We heard Joan Fisher sing, what a pleasure -- deep, smoky and strong. I didn't know that was one of her many talents. The Kingsmen were fun as always -- great to dance to as Tom says, because you can hear the beat. One of the pleasures of the evening was to be on the same dance floor with some of the kids we've watched grow up -- the children of our friends! I kept thinking what a great job of parenting our community has done.

Trout Lake has welcomed with openness two exchange students for the school year. Bill and Karen Smith are hosts to Jae Tanwandee, a 16 year old from Thailand. Tom and Bonnie Reynolds are host to 18 year old Edouard Lasage from France. Both boys are playing soccer under the enthusiastic coaching of Cory Culp and support of 19 of Trout Lake's finest. Lilly Bewley will be coming from Tennessee to assist Cory. She played four years of college volleyball and found out about our need for an assistant coach through a friend who was connected to the Sevice Academy!

The high school girls' volleyball team is being coached by Kerri Smith and Morgan Colburn is coaching the junior high girls.

Sally Wells is implementing a PeeWee soccer program through Community Education. There has been a great response to this program but there are a few spaces available in some age groups. Call Sally at 395-2553 if you have a student in the second through eighth grades who is interested in soccer.

Horses and teams from North and South America as well as Germany, Japan, Denmark, Greece, New Zealand and other far places are arriving for the upcoming Pan American Endurance Championships. Horses and riders need to acclimate to the area, and under go vet checks during the week preceeding the race. The 100 mile (160 kilometer) race is coordinated from the new Mt. Adams Horse Camp -- near Buck Creek Trail Head. There will be lots of activity, information and numerous vendors at this base camp. The race begins at 5 a.m. Saturday morning. There are 5 vet checks along the race route -- the locations of which can be learned at the base camp. The vet check stops are good places to view the race in progress and the horses.

The first finishers will begin coming in Saturday evening -- with all horses completing by 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

We are welcome to watch the race, but not to take horses near the event.

On Sept. 19, the Century 21 Program is having a kick off for this year's program with a hot dog roast, volleyball and soccer tournaments. The first soccer game starts at 4 p.m. The first volleyball game starts at 6 p.m. Food and games are free and everyone is invited. The ASB will be having a fundraising sundae social during the event. Games until dusk, then the earlier mentioned exploration of Mars !

On Sept. 20, the Educational Service District is sponsoring a Mt. Hood train ride, including lunch. On the trip there will be narrative, drumming and dancing by Native American presenters. Transportation leaves from the school at 8:30. This event is free and families are invited. Call Laurie Sherburne at the school, 395-2571, to make reservations for the trip.


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