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Freshman Offer Free Firewood

Trout Lake News for Oct. 21

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

sandiray@gorge.net

Terry Scott, 395-2760

dtscott@gorge.net

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

Fall colors are here. The red, yellow, and orange leaves are so beautiful. When we hike we enjoy taking photos. School is in session, and the soccer and volleyball games are doing well.

The Trout Lake freshman class is having a firewood fund-raiser on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will have a table set up, two miles up Martin Road, where those who need to cut firewood can get a free permit. (This is on private land.) Then they can cut it. Students will help stack it in your truck. Donations for the firewood are welcome. If you need more information contact Tina Nakae, class advisor, or Colton Smith, freshman president, at the Trout Lake School, 395-2571. Maps are available at the General Store or Andy's gas station.

The Trout Lake School, kindergarten through the 4th grades, is having a Harvest Festival on Oct. 29 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Pre schoolers are welcome.

Students, ages 12-19, are invited to the White Salmon Library on Oct 20 (7:30-8:30 p m) to listen to some Tales of Terror. There will be snacks, door prizes and music.

On Sunday, Oct. 10, some of us attended the second annual Cooper Spur Wild And Free Coalition Potluck. The gathering was a benefit for the coalition's continuing efforts to protect the Cooper Spur area of Mt. Hood from unwelcome development by the Mount Hood Meadows Corporation. This same group, Mount Hood Meadows, has proposed a resort on Mt. Adams. Most attending the potluck do not think Mt. Adams needs a huge resort, with a ski lift , golf course, etc. They hope we can protect the wilderness areas. In my opinion, the wilderness is a place to visit, without leaving a trace.

On Wednesday, Oct. 6 , at its regular meeting, the Trout Lake Community Council held a Candidate Forum to give the candidates a chance to air their views. Ken BeLieu did an excellent job of hosting the event. The event was well attended by Trout Lake voters. Dale Connell represented the Skyline Hospital bond levy. They plan to renovate the patient care areas. Under the bond levy, if 60 percent of the voters pass it; an excess tax of 74 cents per $l,000 of assessed valuation on all real property within the district's boundaries. For each property assessed at $100,000, the annual tax bill would come to $74. Tom Reynolds, running unopposed for re-election to Superior Court, told us about the court system. Ray Mosbrucker, running unopposed for Klickitat PUD commissioner, also attended and explained PUD plans.

All four Klickatat county commissioner candidates made brief statements and fielded questions from the audience. Attending were Pat Arnold running against incumbent Don Struck, and Steve Johnson running against incumbent Ray Thayer.

Sandi Thygesen, newswriter

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