Congratulations to the Glenwood/Trout Lake High School Volleyball Team on its success at district competition in Goldendale on Oct. 29.
After winning three of five games with Mabton, the Glenwood/Trout Lake team went on to play Klickitat for third or fourth place in the tournament. The Glenwood/Trout Lake girls won two games and Klickitat won two before going on to win the final game by a narrow margin. The Glenwood/Trout Lake girls ended up in fourth place in our district and will be competing at regionals in Ellensburg on Nov. 5. Glenwood's teammates include Ashley Brasuell, Emily Brasuell, Bernadette Campbell, Stacey Ruland and Allison Skahan. Way to go girls, and best wishes at regional competition.
Not to be outdone by their high school counterparts, the Glenwood Junior High Volleyball Team finished the season as champions of their division. This was the third straight season that the junior high volleyball team claimed the division title. Coach Julie Brazil's team consisted of Audrey Hill, Dakota Jones, Julia LaVallie, Kylie Montgomery, Catherine Settler, Mariah Smith and Kaylene Tyndall. Good job, girls!
The Mt. Adams 4-H Club held a swimming and pizza party in conjunction with its annual achievement program on Oct. 22 at the Hood River swimming pool. President Kay Pratt had suggested an outstanding member of the year be recognized for each project. The following youngsters were acknowledged for their successes this year: beef, Angel Murillo; clothing, Kaylene Tyndall; horse, Audrey Hill; sheep, Jaylin Throop; swine, Trent Steinbach.
Mt. Adams 4-H Club members who completed their projects, attended the majority of their project and community 4-H meetings, participated in club activities, and submitted year-end records were eligible to apply for scholarships and campships. This year, there were 17 applicants for the scholarships and the recipients were Audrey Hill, full scholarship; Dustin James, half scholarship; and Dakota Jones, half scholarship. The members can use the funds to either attend a camp or purchase supplies for their project for the coming year.
In addition to year pins, several other special awards were presented to the Mt. Adams 4-Hers. The winner of the Shawna Roberson memorial trophy for most-improved livestock member went to Audrey Hill. Stacey Ruland was the recipient of the Glenda Harter memorial trophy for her friendliness, courtesy and leadership qualities in a livestock project. Dakota Jones won the Related Arts award for her achievements, friendship, leadership and courtesy in sewing, cooking and/or craft projects. Terry Arnold was honored to win the Linda Spies memorial volunteer of the year acknowledgment. Congratulations to the members and leaders on the successful completion of another 4-H year, and may next year be a fun and learning experience for everyone.
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who revived the annual Halloween Party at the school. After a year's absence, the event returned to provide a great evening of entertainment for old and young family members alike. Costume contests, cake walks, skills booths, a haunted house and treats all contributed to the fun. My apologies for leaving anyone out who was instrumental in reviving this safe and fun activity. Davina Feller, Toni Troh, Pam Keithly, Jensi Smith, Anita Wellenbrock, Rachael Throop, Todd French, Jessica Molyneux, Lisa Parsons and superintendent Shane Couch all helped organize the successful event. Local businesses and individuals who donated to the evening included the Shade Tree Inn, Meadows Mountain View Farms, Dickey Farms, Feller Logging, Rabanco, AJ Logging, Darrell Spies, Glenwood Women's Club and Mary Jo Bauerle. Thanks everyone!
The Glenwood Women's Club will be hosting a night of Bingo on Nov. 4 at the grange hall beginning at 7 p.m. Children are encouraged to attend this family-oriented activity.
Remember to cast your vote on Nov. 8 for the general election initiatives and candidate races. The polling place will be open in the school library from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For those of you who were "surprised" to receive an absentee ballot in the mail, you can cast your vote by either mailing in your ballot or dropping it off at your polling place or the auditor's office on the eighth. Whatever your choice -- please be sure to exercise your right to vote! You will be required to present identification in order to vote. Valid forms of identification include a driver's license, voter's registration card, Washington State identification card or PUD bill.
Also on Nov. 8, the Glenwood Grange will hold its monthly potluck at noon and a business meeting following lunch.
Nov. 12, the Pomona Grange will hold a noon potluck at the Goldendale Grange. Its business meeting will follow at 1 p.m. for election of officers.
Safety tip of the week: Keep a garden hose drained, but hooked to a faucet in case of a fire.