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Plot Against Teacher

Trout Lake News for May 25

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

Laurie West, 395-9330

aussie@hopdownunder.com

Here's a reminder about the retirement party for Jerry Wood. If you are one of the many alums of his classes, this may be your chance for revenge -- perhaps a crooked bridge curio, or a hand-drafted smudged card with wavy lines, or maybe a little wooden memento with just a little gap between the pieces and a nail that isn't quite in straight?

Jerry's been teaching for 30 plus years, so there are a lot of you former students out there. You can all show up on Sunday, June 4, from 2-5 p.m. at the Grange Hall, and at least share a story. Call Karen Smith if you want to plot, 395-2170.

Garry Hanley is the contact for an ambitious program of repairs on the Pacific Crest Trail this summer. Teams of volunteers (and that can include you) will be going out on trips of various lengths starting in early June and continuing through late October. Call Garry or check out the web-site at www.pcta.org. Trout Lake is often visited by trail hikers, and Doug Anderson often gives hikers a lift between the trail and Trout Lake

The Trout Lake Presbyterian Church has been celebrating its centennial year. As part of the 100th year celebration, Janet Anderson will be presenting a recital on June 24. There will be more details about that offering in the future.

The fair meeting was May 15, so we are officially in Fair season, which makes it fair for me to plug the flower and vegetable booth. Your entries need to be in the ground pretty soon, unless you are doing native plants (dandelion greens are good) or perennials (blueberries always welcome). To get that nice big cabbage or those amazing potatoes you probably need to get moving. But you gardeners know that. What you may not know is that this year's flower booth will be the scene of a major rematch between two dueling flower arrangers. They are tough competitors, these two, but someone else could edge them out -- well, the gardening metaphors are getting pretty thick, but you get the picture. The booth organizer, that’s me, might donate some primo chicken manure to a gardener who really wants to win.

The Mt. Adams bike ride, organized by the Trout Lake Business Association, is scheduled for June 24, as you know from the posters all around town and in Hood River and White Salmon. There are three distances -- 11 miles, 50 miles, and 100 miles. Call Cookie Gilpatrick at 395-2468 for more information or to volunteer.

I am writing this ahead of time, since I will be out of town, but I know that many members of our track team will be going off to the state meet in Cheney on May 25-27, so good luck to all of them. Work hard and have fun -- state track is a wonderful few days, medals, records, or not.

Remember, we are down to two newswriters and looking for volunteers. Call Pat Arnold or Bonnie Reynolds. Pat Arnold wrote this column.

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