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Trout Lake News for Sept. 25

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Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Candidates' Night -- Candidates running for county offices will be in Trout Lake on Oct. 1 at the grange at 7 p.m. Come and meet them and hear what they have to say as they share their views on county issues.

Local elections -- Trout Lake Community Council has four positions up for election in November: position 5, Carter Davis; position 7, Ken Belieu; position 8, Robert Schmid; position 9, Hans Winterlich. All who are interested in running for any of these positions, please come to the Oct. 1 meeting. A nomination form with five registered voters signatures is required. The forms are available at the Community Bulletin Board and will be available at the October meeting. Forms can also be obtained from Frank Childs (395-2469) or Jim White (305-2585).

Rummage sale scores again -- Trout Lake Community Foundation's Rummage Sale brought in $12,900 this year. Special thanks go out to Bettina McCuistion for the use of her front yard, to Bob Wooldridge and his handy dandy forklift, to Don Warner and his cousin Nora for feeding the swarms of volunteers, to Trout Lake Farm for handling the recyclables, to Mark Schmid for the use of his trailer for hauling off the trash.

Jan Nelson is retiring from handling the donated linens, fabrics and crafts, and will be replaced by not less than three new volunteer gals! It was great to have so many students moving those heavy boxes. Thanks to each and every person who donated and volunteered to this worthy cause. All money goes to scholarships for Trout Lake students.

Next year the rummage sale will be in a new location -- yet to be determined, call us with your ideas. So, hold on to your donations for the 2009 sale until Coralee and Page give us the green light to drop them off at the Glacier Springs Office, sometime after the first of the year.

Pick up the Pinchot -- Let's clean up the forest! Celebrate National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27, by picking up litter around dispersed camp sites and roadways in your national forest. Meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept, 27, at the junction of Road 60 and 66, about two miles west of Peterson Prairie Campground. The event runs until noon and includes a free lunch...See you there!!

Eco-justice conference -- The First Presbyterian Church's Eco-Justice Team will present its fall conference on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. The theme will highlight sustainability with regard to food production as a strategy for achieving social justice worldwide. Speakers will be: Monte Pearson, a Trout Lake organic dairyman expert; Lon Ball, a Trout Lake farmer who is teaching organic farming in China; Lee Albaugh, a building contractor and missionary from Portland who works in Africa with children orphaned by HIV. The conference will be held at Trout Lake School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be available for $3, reservations requested. For more information about this event please contact Ardith Thompson at 395-2385 or Janet Anderson at 395-9307 or The school is located just south of Trout Lake on Hwy 141.

Grange -- after a summer break, the Trout Lake Grange is back in full swing with a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. We will soon be shopping to replace the refrigerator and one stove in the kitchen, thanks to grant monies from the Horizons program. Roof and foundation repairs will also be completed over the next few weeks. Many thanks to Nina Pochna and Doug Anderson of Horizons and Barbara Schram and Don Wellner who worked on the grant application that helped to make this possible. Your Grange Community Center Building, now 100 years old, continues to serve the community well.

Free firewood -- Trout Lake's Class of 2012 and Hancock Timber are sponsoring a free firewood weekend, Sept. 27 and 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your truck and saw and come get some firewood; the 9th grade class will help load firewood and will be accepting donations for the class.

Main entrance: Highway 141 north to Trout Lake. Bear right at Chevron station on to Mt Adams Recreational Hwy; take next right on to Sunnyside Road. Continue for about four miles until it turns into Trout Lake-Glenwood Hwy. Continue about a half mile; turn left on to King Mtn. Road S (number 1700), it's a gravel road at the bottom of the Trout Lake grade. Follow signs for 1.5 miles to the green gate and firewood area. There will be students at the gate.

Alternate entrance: from Glenwood, go west on Trout Lake Hwy. for 1.6 miles. Turn right on Draper Springs Rd, follow signs to firewood area. There will be students at the gate. For more information, call Hancock Forest Management, 364-3331, or Trout Lake School, 395-2571.

Maxine Bulick, news writer


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