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Honor Kids Work On Fundraisers

Trout Lake News for Jan. 19

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

sandiray@gorge.net

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

Laurie West, 395-9330

aussie@hopdownunder.com

Trout Lake was treated to the School Winter Program on Jan. 11. Students from preschool through 12th grade performed. Such a pleasure to hear young voices and instrumentalists and to realize what a wonderful range of musical opportunities are available in our small school.

The National Honor Society is working hard to fund its trip to Washington DC in March. Among the projects they are working on is to recycle cell phones. There will be collection boxes in Hood River, White Salmon and Trout Lake for you to deposit cell phones. The cell phones will be reprocessed for reuse and the students will earn money for their service.

There is also a Domino Pizza coupon sale which entitles the purchaser one free pizza with each one purchased. Ticket books are $10 apiece and can be bought from any NHS member. There will also be a cookie dough sale for the benefit of the trip. Call Laurie Sherburne at the school at 395-2512 for additional information.

In early April, the students will be available for hire for spring clean up tasks. Look for more information on that in the near future.

The Trout Lake Presbyterian Church begins its series of forums at the fellowship hall at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday). The subject of this first forum is "Love Your Enemies" based on a speech by Martin Luther King.

The public is invited to this as well as to silent peace vigils in the sanctuary from 4 to 6 p.m. every Sunday evening through Easter Sunday.

The weather is looking promising for the Annual Cabin Fever Festival on Jan. 28 and 29. There are a range of indoor and outdoor events planned for all ages. Check the Trout Lake Web site, the post office, Andy's Valley Service or Trout Lake Grocery Store bulletin boards for more specific information.

The Trout Lake Arts Council is working on plans for their spring fund raiser which will be held on March 19 at Roger and Rene Hohimer's on Stadelman Road. Reservation information will be available in several weeks. Let an art council member know if you'd like to be included in the mailing list for event.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Trout Lake Baptist Church, Jesse and Megan Pearson will speak on their earthquake relief work in Kashmir, following the large quake that hit Pakistan and Kashmir last fall. Jesse and Megan have lived in Kashmir for several years and were able to help with local efforts to provide building materials and other relief supplies. Press coverage of the earthquake and relief work has been scanty, and Jesse and Megan will speak from direct personal observation and involvement, with slides they have taken. This is a rare opportunity to get first-hand information. Everyone welcome.

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