Sarah Gunkel and Morgan Gamble were surrounded by family and friends as they exchanged marriage vows on June 21 at the Maryhill church. A reception followed the ceremony at Peach Beach. The young couple jetted off to Hawaii for their honeymoon on Sunday. Sarah works as a nurse at the hospital in Yakima and Morgan works in the wind energy industry near Bickleton. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Gamble.
This coming Saturday Miss Jaecee Ramsay will become Mrs. Josh Hoctor in an evening ceremony near Trout Lake. Jaecee works for the Glenwood School District, while Josh is employed by the Kreps Ranch. Best wishes to Josh and Jaecee as they begin their married life!
Glenwood High School graduates, Candi Kuhnhausen and Sara (Russum) McFall recently received their associates of arts degrees through Clark Community College. Candi walked in the graduation ceremony on June 19 at the Clark County Amphitheater. Miss Kuhnhausen has been accepted to Washington State University's Vancouver campus where she will study child psychology beginning this fall. Congratulations Candi and Sara on your graduation from Clark Community College!
Speaking of ongoing education...remember to apply for the Glenwood Homemakers continuing education scholarship. The $300 scholarship is offered to Glenwood residents. For information on the scholarship, please contact Eileen Fletcher at 364-3590.
Remember to sign up your children, kindergarten through 12th grade, for swimming lessons. As in the past, the Glenwood School District is sponsoring the lessons for Glenwood children. The lessons will run July 7 through 18; and you can register by contacting the school at 364-3438.
Over Father's Day weekend scores of rigs pulling horse trailers rolled in and out of Glenwood for the 74th annual Ketchum Kalf Rodeo. A record number of contestants provided over 280 exciting runs on stock provided by Howell Rodeo Company, Les Patterson and Neil and Jess Kayser. The large number of contestants wasn't just coincidental -- the dates lined up just right so the Sisters, Ore., and Bickleton and Glenwood rodeos fell on the same weekend. As a result cowboys and cowgirls had the chance to compete in three rodeos in the vicinity over the weekend. The crowd was treated to first-rate competition in the arena as top-caliber Northwest Professional Rodeo Association contestants roped and rode for over $28,000 in prize money.
Several memorial awards are presented at each Ketchum Kalf Rodeo. The Hank Ladiges memorial buckle is presented to an outstanding committee member, and Ed Arnold is the recipient for 2008. Shawna Roberson's family presents a buckle, in her memory, to the winner of the junior barrel racing competition. This year's winner is Dakota Jones of Glenwood. Tye Murray's family awards a jacket to the all-around cowboy who wins the most money in both timed and rough stock events. This year's all-around cowboy is Mark Boultinghouse from Ridgefield. An empty saddle and eulogy were presented in Bob Imrie's memory during the rodeo performances. Mr. Imrie generously provided the cows and calves for the Ketchum Kalf Rodeo for many years.
Queen Kaitlin Johnston of White Salmon reigned over this year's rodeo events. She has been busy representing the Ketchum Kalf Rodeo at parades and rodeos in Oregon and Washington, and will continue her reign until next January. Tryouts for the 2009 Ketchum Kalf Queen including horsemanship, knowledge and personal interviews were held over Father's Day weekend. On Sunday, Kelsey Gunnier of Toppenish was announced as the winner of the contests and she will be crowned as the 2009 Ketchum Kalf Queen in January.
Now that the rodeo is over, we can all get back to our "normal" lives. I am always amazed at how many people from our community it takes to put on the rodeo, parade, breakfast, concessions and cowboy church services. Each year the community begins planning in January to ensure that each job is manned and that every detail is taken care of. Thank you to everyone for your long hours of dedication in making sure that every aspect of the rodeo and related activities happens.
Many local families host friends and relatives during the annual rodeo. Wanee Kuhnhausen reported that Bill and Marci Cooper had a house and yard-full of company as siblings and children traveled from as far away as Tennessee, Texas, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Happy news was received in the valley over the weekend. Candi Kuhnhausen became engaged to Steve Roby. The young couple is planning a May, 2009 wedding. Congratulations on your engagement Candi and Steve!
The Glenwood Homemakers would like to thank the community for its generous donations for the veterans in the Oregon Veterans Home at The Dalles. The veterans were delighted with their treats!
The Homemakers group would like to thank everyone for supporting the cowboy breakfast on Father's Day. Proceeds from the breakfast go toward local scholarships. Tim Kuhnhausen was the recipient of the 2008 Homemaker's scholarship for a graduating senior. As in the past, the Glenwood Homemakers is offering a $300 continuing education scholarship for Glenwood residents. For information on the continuing education scholarship, please contact Eileen Fletcher at 364-3590.