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Track Teams Finish First

Trout Lake News for May 24

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Maxine@gorge.net

Well, someone remarked that if it wasn't in last week's column it wasn't happening, but how quickly things change -- or how slowly we catch up with things everyone else already knows.

Congratulations to all the Trout Lake/Glenwood track athletes, boys and girls both, for their outstanding performance last week at the District 5, level B track meet in Yakima. Both teams took first place overall in their meets. This is really an unprecedented level of success for our teams, even though track has always been a very successful sport for Trout Lake. We've had outstanding individual athletes, and some teams have done well overall, but I really don't think that we've ever had both girls' and boys' teams take first place at district at the same time. I understand that school records are falling right and left, as well -- more good news.

The Trout Lake/Glenwood girls won 16 out of 18 events, including sprints, relays, high jumps, long jumps and pole vault. The girls' meet score was an overpowering 114. Bickleton was second with 52.5, then Yakama Tribal with 23.5, and Klickitat with 20.

The boys took first place with a meet score of 93, second-place Bickleton had 55, Klickitat was third with 39, and Yakama Tribal fourth with 38 points. Seventeen boys and girls will go to state track in Cheney, at Eastern Washington University. They leave on Thursday, and the girls at least appear to have a good shot at a state title.

On Tuesday June 5, the students at the Trout Lake school will present reports on their May project activities. All 160 students will be participating in one of seven hands-on, service-learning projects. The seven project areas are culinary arts, Native American culture, alternative energy, wildflowers, Trout Lake history, and work at Guler Park and the Natural Area preserve.

Registration for the Trout Lake Presbyterian Vacation Bible School is open until June 8. The three day program, "Circle of Caring" will be at the church June 19, 20, and 21 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children 4-8 years old are invited. Contact: Aimee Woodruff 395-2122 or Diana Sanders dcsanders@embarqmail.com for more information.

Vacation Bible School at the Baptist Church is a little farther off. The dates are July 9-13. For more information, call Sally Becker at 395-9373.

The Presbyterian Church Sunday School will be held during the summer. Campers and vacation kids 4 years and up welcome. Come as you are. Sunday school 10 to 11 a.m., church service at 11:15.

Matt Landstrom, son of Mary Callahan and the late Richard Landstrom and a Trout Lake School graduate has announced his engagement to Ariele Page, recently admitted to the practice of law in Port Angeles. Matt is employed as a chemical engineer with Port Townsend Paper. Matt and Ariele will marry in March 2008, and live in Sequim. Congratulations and best wishes to Ariele, Matt, and their families.

The bio-diesel group has scheduled another meeting after an interesting discussion last Saturday night. Oil for the bio-diesel is already available from Mid-Columbia Medical Center. There are lots of details to work out before the co-op is up and running, but lots of work has already been done. The organizers have a flyer with lots of information. Call Matt Farmer, 395-2407, for information.

I'm welcoming the rain (on Sunday) but also glad for all the campers and riders in the endurance race that it didn't arrive yesterday. There was certainly a crowd of tents and riders and horses, but so far no report on numbers of participants. Another in a long string of good endurance races here in Trout Lake, apparently.

Dean Hostetter and the Trout Lake Business Association are looking for volunteers to help with the dinner on the day of the ride. Volunteers needed to help prepare food, serve, and clear-up. Call Dean or Cookie Gilpatrick for more information. Race day is June 30.

Jim Brockman, if you are reading this, your Shawnee High School classmates want to find you. You were in the Class of 1957, Shawnee High School, Shawnee, Okla., and your friend Gene Wells of Tulsa, Okla., says he has spent a long time looking for you. He wants to see you at your class reunion. You can contact Gene at genew8@yahoo.com. He called the newswriters to ask us to pass the word.

Keep checking the Trout Lake website for a calendar of events, including regular monthly meetings. Thanks, Dave Wampler, you are doing a great job. Pat Arnold, newswriter.

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