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Trout Lake News for Oct. 14

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

Terry Scott, 395-2760

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

From the Trout Lake Community Foundation: The Labor Day weekend Trout Lake Community Foundation's Rummage Sale set another record in fundraising donations. Filled with bargains and bargain hunters, this rummage sale was the biggest and best ever! The rummage sale is just one way the Trout Lake Community Foundation raises money for scholarships for our students. Proceeds from this event totaled $7,500.

The success of this event is a direct result of the efforts of many people within the community donating items and volunteering many hours of service. We send a special thank you to all those that participated in this event to raise money for the students' scholarships. Thank you.

The Trout Lake Fair Board, and the community members who attended the meeting, decided at the Sept. 28 meeting to incorporate and then adopted bylaws written for the occasion. Fair Board members are Ray Thygessen, Karen Smith, Nancy Lucas, Tim Webster, and Doug Anderson. They will each serve for one year. At the next annual meeting, directors will be elected for staggered terms. This is a momentous event in the history of the Trout Lake Fair, and one that evokes varied opinions. All agree, however, that the Fair is lucky to find Ray Thygessen who did an excellent job this year.

Ray will also be heading up the Cabin Fever event this winter and is already looking for ideas and volunteers.

Christmas Cantata practices will start on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Baptist Church. All are welcome. Doug Anderson will conduct, and I can say from experience that singing under Doug's direction is a wonderful pleasure. Practices will be weekly.

The Trout Lake Community Council has one seat for election this fall that has no candidates. If you are interested in performing this important community service, call Monte Pearson before Oct. 22 to get your name on the ballot.

Under Ken Belieu's able moderation, the Trout Lake Candidate's Night was well-attended, polite, and lively enough to keep most of you awake. Not all, but most, which is as good as any political candidate, teacher, lecturer, or minister can expect, I guess. I think we made a good impression on those candidates who did not already know us well.

Absentee ballots go out next week, so the political season is nearly over. But, in the meantime, remember that the political season is not like hunting season. You may not shoot politicians, season or no, and you don't have to wear a camouflage suit and tie to sneak up on them. Sorry, just having a campaign moment. Pat Arnold, newswriter.


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