Wednesday, August 5, 2009
As of Monday, Portland news was bemoaning the fact that they were experiencing a record-setting 10th straight day of 90 degree and warmer temperatures. I'm not sure about you...but where I come from that's just called summer. According to the calendar we are smack-dab in the middle of summer -- and probably ought to be expecting 100 degree temperatures. Just an observation! Remember to drink plenty of fluids and give your animals and plants extra water too!
Joe and LeeAnn (Burgin) Lorton welcomed a baby boy into their family on June 30. Young Frank Tommy Lorton weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Frank's older siblings are Joseph, Hayden, Austin and Macie. Grandparents are Oop and Diane Burgin of Glenwood and Amy Keech of Goldendale. Congratulations to the Lortons on the birth of their little boy.
Darren, Devin, Daegan and Donavin Spies flew from San Diego to enjoy an extended weekend at Darrel Spies' home recently. While they were in Glenwood, Auntie DeDe Stover organized a baby shower and luncheon for Devin at Grandma Lois Dechand's home on July 26. Following the shower, Darrel, Rhonda, and Darren's family headed back to California with a few site-seeing destinations on their itinerary.
Neola Putnam will leave for college at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, this weekend. Following a week at a sports camp, she will begin her first year of college. Neola has signed a letter of intent to compete on the track and cross country teams for Cedarville University. We wish Neola well -- she will be missed while she's away.
A group of kids and adults from our area attended the annual church camp at Camp Morrow near Wamic, Ore., this week. A junior camp was held from Sunday through Wednesday; followed by the teen camp beginning on Thursday. Water activities, archery, horseback riding and many other activities are part of the curriculum enjoyed by the campers each year.
Ron Ladiges and Red Whitmire are wished well after their accidents last week.
Word has been received that the Friday night pinochle games at the Grange have been suspended until September.
School will be resuming on Aug. 25. Parents need to make sure their childrens' immunizations are up-to-date. You can contact Toni at the school at 364-3438 for a list of required vaccinations.
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