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Council Elections On Nov. 4

Trout Lake News for Oct. 16

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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

Community Council Elections will be held on Nov. 4. Remember these are not included in our "vote by mail" ballots; you must vote for our council members at the Grange Hall. Position 5, currently held by Carter Davis is open; please enter a write in name in this position. Others running are: Ken Belieu, Robert Schmid and Hans Winterlich. Community Council provides a very important service to the community, reviewing local issues relevant to our growth and making recommendations to the county commissioners. This is an opportunity to become involved at the grass roots level.

The annual burn ban, which runs from July 1 thru Sept. 30 is over. In years of extreme drought, the ban may be extended past Oct. 1, but the normal dates are July through September.

You may have noticed beautiful shiny new address plates that have appeared along Sunnyside and Little Mountain Roads. Over the past months the fire department has found it increasingly difficult to locate homes, particularly at night and have seen the need for a better, uniform method of identifying the location of your house. You may have noticed the homes along Highway 141 in the BZ/Husum area with address plates, as their fire department dealt with this problem.

This year, Heather Huffsmith took this on as her senior project and is working in conjunction with the Trout Lake fire department to provide an address plate for every house in the valley. If you have questions about this project, or wish to have your address plate located in a particular spot, call Heather at 395-2680. Our thanks to her and to the fire fighters for their continued efforts.

AARP Driver Safety Classes begin again this month. These classes are taught by our own Jim Bull, who has offered to teach one here in Trout Lake if enough folks sign up. The classes run for two consecutive days, four hours each day and the cost is $10. Once you have completed the class, you may get a discount on your auto insurance premium by presenting proof to your insurance agent. October's class in White Salmon is on Oct. 27 and 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Jill Parrott at 493-3068 to sign up. If you wish to attend a Trout Lake class, mention this to her and once there are enough folks, it will be scheduled.

On Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, Jerry Bulick left this life. He died in his home of a heart attack. He went out exactly as he wanted to.

Of all the things on this earth, it was not possessions or money that brought him the most joy. It was people. You were one of them.

There will be a memorial party to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2008, at the Trout Lake Grange. Please come and bring your favorite Jerry stories, your musical instruments and a potluck dish to share, as we send Big Daddy on his way to sing with the angels. Well, maybe not the angels. Exactly. But by gosh you know he'll be singin'.

Maxine Bulick, news writer

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