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4-H Kids Get Achievement Awards

Trout Lake News for Oct. 11

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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

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m., 4-H Achievement Night and New Enrollment takes place at the Grange Hall. Awards will be given to children who participated in 4-H programs for 2006-7 activities. New and returning members will get information about upcoming programs and may enroll at that time. Contact Coralee Warner (395-2561) for additional information.

It's time for the Community Club's Harvest Party! On Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. all children up through the 4th grade are invited to the school multi-purpose room. There will be a costume parade followed by crafts, games and refreshments, contact Page Logan (395-3686) with questions, or to volunteer to help with this fun activity .

4-H kids should submit their artwork for the Pumpkin Carving Contest flyers by Oct. 15. Community kids will be able to submit their pumpkins as a Halloween fundraiser for 4-H. Patrons at the store vote on their favorite by placing a dollar in the pumpkin of their choice. Proceeds go to benefit the Trout Lake Mountaineers 4-H club. Contact Tami Hoodenpyl 395-9327 with questions.

Spanish conversation classes, taught by Stephanie Stevens, will start the week of Oct. 22. Stephanie, as many of you know, is thoroughly fluent in Spanish. There will be classes at all levels. There will be a charge. Details from Stephanie at 394-2275, after Oct. 15.

The Horizons Steering Committee met on Saturday, Oct. 6, to plan for the Visioning Phase of Horizons. Since there is an early deadline for this column, I can't bring news of the meeting, but here is some information about this next phase of the program, from Doug Anderson.

"In contrast to previous Horizons activities where locals were trained to be leaders of the material, the Horizons Visioning will be led by one of a team of six or seven trained Visioning leaders that will be guiding the 23 small towns in Washington involved in Horizons. Our task is simply to set a date for the Visioning Conference, secure the place, and then spread the word."

Stay tuned, therefore, for the date and time of the visioning activity. The Horizons project and the comprehensive plan process are coming together, fortuitously, on the calendar. We look for mutual benefit.

On Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 8 p.m., the "Visioning" process will take place at the school. There will be a free dinner mid-way through the program.

For the project to be representative of community goals, it needs much wider participation. Please, if you feel strongly that Trout Lake needs development in certain areas, call Ray Thygesson at 395-2318 to make your interest known.

"You're invited to join the Friends of the White Salmon on a hike as they continue to explore the Upper White Salmon Wild and Scenic River. Meet on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 at the Trout Lake School. The hike will be short one, returning to the school by 4 p.m.

There will also be a hike on Nov. 17, at the Natural Area Preserve here in Trout Lake. Information about time and place will be announced closer to the actual event."

A group of animal lovers lead by Lisa Mabrey is working to develop a shelter and low cost spay/neuter program for Klickitat County. Mabry has identified interested supporters in Trout Lake. She will be hunting for foster homes for dogs waiting for adoption. The organization is non-profit and will be of value to our community. More on this effort in the near future.

Bonnie Reynolds and Pat Arnold, news writers

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