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Vote For Community Council

Trout Lake News for November 25

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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

VOTE! In the Community Council election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the grange between 7 a.m. and 7p.m.! There will be three positions and four candidates! The most exciting community council election of these last many years! Call Adam Schmid for a mail-in ballot. Oh, and mail your county election ballot in or drop it off outside the Pioneer Center in White Salmon no later than Nov. 6. There are Trout Lake School Board and fire district positions up for election, in addition to the statewide issues.

Maxine's column last week gave you a great run-down of the many events on the calendar: Nov. 3 -- Fundraiser for Karen Hoffman, Trout Lake Country Inn; Nov. 4 -- Horizons Community Visioning meeting, Trout Lake school; Nov. 10 -- take your pick of the White Salmon Jazz Band concert at the school in a benefit for the music department or the Souper Supper at the Grange, or go to both and have a really great evening; Nov. 14 -- at the Trout Lake School, a meeting on the Comprehensive Plan. Wow.

The Trout Lake School is sponsoring a public meeting on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the community room at the school. The school is considering a proposal to increase or change graduation requirements. I couldn't get details on the proposed changes in time to put them in the column, so you'll have to show up at the meeting. These requirements, if adopted, would first affect the class of 2012, the current eighth grade class.

There is a new non-profit forming, called Northside Community Education, which will serve the west side of Klickitat County. Its mission is to "Create a sense of community through opportunities for active recreation, citizen involvement, informal non-credit classes/courses and collaborations with other community organizations." In an earlier incarnation, the group had hoped to form a parks and recreation district, but the process proved unworkable. One of our newer or about-to be community members, Lora Melkonian, is involved in this effort and welcomes questions. Contact her at 509-637-0935.

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