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Nordic Club Meets, See Slides

Trout Lake News for Nov. 18

By the

Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

sandiray@gorge.net

Terry Scott, 395-2760

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Pat Arnold, 395-2233

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Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

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The Mt. Adams Nordic Club had a potluck meeting at Jonah Ministries on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. There was a business meeting also. Jim Mansfield showed his slides of Glacier Bay, Alaska. The club members who toured Glacier Bay traveled by boat up the bay. The scenery was awesome. There were ice burgs, which they stayed away from. In the 1790s we were told ice covered Glacier Bay. By 1960 the ice was clear back to the end of the bay. The club members had 80 degree weather while they were there.

The club also helped the Forest Service brush out a novice cross-country ski loop. It is called the Princess Loop. It was named that because it was a Princess logging route about 25 years ago.

The Trout Lake Cabin Fever group had its first meeting on Nov. 11 at 7 p m. at Ray Thygesen's house. Various topics were discussed: a community dinner at the Trout Lake School, a cross-country ski race, and entertainment after the community dinner. There will be another meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p. m. to discuss other options for Cabin Fever. Many excellent ideas were discussed at the first meeting.

The Trout Lake area is a good place to live and I'm not just talking about the scenery and the outdoor activities. This is about the people, a community of doers and volunteers. Trout Lake is an active community. Consider all these groups and organizations that contribute to the quality of life here. There are many community partners such as:

Trout Lake Arts Council -- Laurie Sherburne, chairperson, 395-2571.

Trout Lake Business Owners Association -- Bill Wenger, president, 395-2483.

Trout Lake Cabin Fever Festival -- Ray Thygesen, 395-2318.

Trout Lake Community Council -- Jim White, president 395-2585.

Trout Lake Community Club -- Page Logan, president, 395-3686.

Community Foundation -- Monica Garrett, president, 395-2001.

Grange 210 -- 395-2777, grange master, Stan Rapp, 395-2163.

Glacier Springs Water Association -- Jerry Walker, board president.

Jonah Ministries -- Beki Duke, camp coordinator, 395-2900.

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Northwest Service Academy -- Jim Wells, director, 395-3469.

Mt. Adams Nordic Ski Club -- Ray Thygesen, 395-2318.

Trout Lake Quilters -- Jan Nelson, president, 395-2289.

Mt. Adams Riders -- Chris Nielson, 395-2204.

Trout Lake Saturday Market -- Betty Schmid, 395-2679 (not open in fall and winter).

Trout Lake School -- Doug Deardon, superintendent, 395-2571.

Trout Lake Singers -- Doug Anderson, director, 395-3611.

Mt Adams Snowmobile Club -- Lanny Smith, president 395-2382.

Mt Adams Ranger District -- Nancy Ryke, district ranger, 395-3400.

Trout Lake Volunteer Fire Department -- Steve Loenig, chief, 395-2684.

Trout Lake Youth Association - Gary Vollema, president, 395-2335.

School students if you need a place to study you can go to Ms. Nakae's room on Monday and Thursday for help with your homework. Ms. Simonis' room is available Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:10 to 4:30 p.m.

The first school in the Trout Lake Valley dates back to the time of the early settlers. The John Barnaker homestead had a floor-less log cabin, about 10 feet by 12 feet, where the school was held. The school term was three months, April. May and June. Ida (Sarah) Stevens was the first teacher. She earned $8 a week plus room and board.

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, the Community Club had a cookie exchange at Sandy Glen's house. The club also discussed the bazaar on Dec. 5.

Donations to the Leon Memorial Fund can be made to the Trout Lake School for learning projects regarding natural resources in Trout Lake or the forest area, or to the Baptist Church Youth Project.

Sandi Thygesen, Newswriter

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