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Trout Lake News for Sept. 25

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

Terry Scott, 395-2760

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

Congratulations to the excellent readers who participated in the Trout Lake School Library summer reading program. The program began July 2 and ran until the end of August. Student participation tripled from last year. Twenty-four students finished 700 minutes of reading. Which means they read 100 minutes a week for seven out of nine weeks. Their prize was a trip to the Bullwinkle six-acre amusement park in Wilsonville. This was one of two goals. The second goal to reach was, if they collectively read 20,000 minutes, Doug Dearden would hold his office in his pick-up truck. They surpassed their goal and read 28,500 minutes! You probably have noticed the decorated pick-up this week in the front of the school.

The Community Learning Center room is completed at the Trout Lake School. The community group celebration will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. There will be a program to bring it all together. This room is for community groups to have a comfortable meeting place. It includes state of the art multi-media equipment.

On Oct. 8 there will be a Community Home Forum held at 7 p.m. at Vic and Joanne Poland's home. This is for people to come and discuss issues related to the school. The first meeting was held in September. All of the community is welcome. We wish to tap the skills and resources of those people who don't have students in the school. Come and share your positive ideas for the school. This is your community.

The 21st Century Rural Opportunities Grant has brought much to our community. This grant begins its last year of service. It has offered a community choir under the excellent leadership of Doug and Janet Anderson, who meet every Monday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at their home on Sunnyside Road. Also there is the Mustang Challenge which provides a place for students, 5th grade and up, to work on their homework. Teachers are there to provide tutoring and help when needed. More activities are in the planning stage. All activities end at 4:45. The classes planned are for 5th grade and up.

The Trout Lake Community Club is in full swing, planning for fall. Every woman in the community is welcome to come and join us. The next meeting will be at Diana Wilde's house on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.. Diana lives at 40 Lonesome Pine Rd. You can call her for directions at 395-2002. Come out and get acquainted with your neighbors. We help on a Harvest Festival in October and hold a Holiday Bazaar each year. Other times we enjoy doing crafts and other social events.

The Trout Lake Community Foundation's yard sale, held recently, was a winner. Generous folks gave and generous folks bought. Last year they were able to donate 2,000 dollars to the scholarship fund at Trout Lake School.


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