Trout Lake Newswriters
Pat Arnold, 395-2233
Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527
Laurie West, 395-9330
Apologies to Karen Smith, who wrote to the column about a group going to Portland to see the musical "Menopause: the Musical." The event is on Sunday, June 25, the 2 p.m. matinee. Karen arranged for a group rate, which is $38.50, instead of the normal $50. However, Karen needed responses by May 8, which is history now. Still, if you are interested, call Karen at 395-2170, and she can tell you more.
The Trout Lake Presbyterian Church has been celebrating its centennial year. On Sunday, May 21, at 11:15 there will be a rededication of the church in its 100th year. Following the church service there will be a potluck picnic. Come join the congregation in honoring this event. Spend time hearing stories from the descendants of the original church members.
On Tuesday, May 23, community member and attorney, Don Willner will be speaking at the Presbyterian Church on the Separation of Church and State. The public is invited to come for potluck at 6 p.m. and participate in the discussion beginning at 7.
Trout Lake School students will be performing the musical How Does Your Garden Grow? on Saturday, May 20 (7 p.m.), Tuesday, May 23, (7 p.m.) and Wednesday, May 24, (10 a.m.). Tuesday and Wednesday shows will be presented in conjunction with the school's annual spring band concert.
The musical performed by young children is about the upkeep of a garden and how it relates to our lives. Over 30 Trout Lake students are participating as singing flowers, gardeners and weeds, and also stage hands, costume designers, directors, and all the other things needed to put on a performance.
One day, all the young talent involved in the musical will be graduating-from-high-school, looking to further their talents, which you can help them to do. We are in the last weeks of the Pennies for Scholars drive, which ends May 31. The money collected every year turns into a Pennies for Scholars Scholarship, a very useful thing for our talented students. In 2005 the total collected was $1000 (exactly? I don't know). At last count, near the end of April, exactly $491.56 had been collected. So empty those pockets of all that heavy change, put it in the jars, and help a Trout Lake student become a scholar. To make a larger donation, call 395-2218.
The Northwest Service Academy is hosting its 2006 team leaders at the Forest Service compound during the month of May. Team members will arrive, and depart, in June, since the NWSA model has changed for this year, with fewer teams in residence in Trout Lake. The teams will be stationed near their places of work, although one or two will be here doing trail work. There are still a number of Academy members in Trout Lake as IPs, or individual placements. So welcome to all. We enjoy having you here and we appreciate what you do for Trout Lake and the other communities you work in.
The 10th Annual Mt. Adams Endurance Ride hits the trails on May 20, 2006. 150 riders are expected including about 10 teams in the ride-and-tie division. The race begins at Kings, 109 Mt. Adams Road. There are four distances and four start times -- 9 a.m. (12 miles), 8 a.m. (25 miles), 6 a.m. (50 miles), and 5 a.m. (75 miles). The 25-mile ride and tie is made up of one horse and two rider/runners. At the start of the race one person rides, the other is on foot. The rider trots for a designated distance, dismounts, ties his horse, and takes off running. When the runner (or in some cases walker) gets to the tied horse, he unties, mounts and rides to catch up to his partner. They leap frog like this throughout the course. The race is not done until the horse and both humans have crossed the finish line.
Race organizers thank the Trout Lake Fire Department for providing horse water and the Trout Lake School 9th grade class, which will be hosting a morning internet cafe and an evening barbecue. Proceeds from the race support the TL Fire Department and a scholarship for students at Trout Lake School. For more information contact ride manager Stephanie Irving at 509-395-2065.
Our track teams were off to Districts on May 12, after a really good showing at the League meet. From districts, the top competitors go to Regionals on May 19, the qualifying meet for the state tournament.
Both boys and girls teams took second place at the League meets, with strong performances in both individual and relay events. We have the strongest girls' team in a long time, with records and PRs (personal records) falling at almost every meet. Adi Robertson, Emily Paxson, Anna Schmid, Kim Poland, and Kindra VanLaar are all having a great season. Only one of them, Adi, is a senior, so there are some exciting years ahead. The boys' team is seeing successes as well, in particular Dale Dick and Luke Larson, and our 4x400 relay team of Lars Arnesen, Luke Dearden, Tim Dearden, and Mikael Dick.
We are down to two newswriters, and if you are tired of our jokes, or think there are things you would like to write about, call Bonnie Reynolds or Pat Arnold. Pat Arnold, newswriter