The Glenwood Rodeo Association will be holding a family fun day on Sunday, Aug. 16. A state-qualifying 4-H show will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the open playday. Bring your horse for an afternoon of gaming contests including barrels, poles, keyhole, figure 8 and speed barrels. There are age groups to include the entire family: 10 and under; 11 to 16; 17 to 39; and over 40. Ribbons will be awarded in each event and prizes to those earning the highest accumulated points in each age division. Burgers and dogs will be on the grill for your eating pleasure. If you have questions regarding the playday, please contact Marlene Dewey at 364-4146.
The Friends of the Mt. Adams Cemetery are planning a celebration to honor our veterans on Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Cemetery. A generous donation from the Erwin Sweighoefer estate allowed The Friends to purchase two beautiful columbariums, and to erect a memorial to our veterans in the cemetery. There are a total of 48 niches available for those wishing to have their remains placed in a columbarium -- and they are not for veterans only.
4-H members, leaders and parents are busily getting ready to "Hoof It On Over To The Klickitat County Fair" Aug. 19 through 23. The 4-H lambs, pigs and steers are being fattened for the market sale that will be held on Saturday following the rodeo. As in the past, Harry Miller, Margaret Throop and Roxie Clemmer will be contacting community members to seek support for the Glenwood 4-Hers market stock projects. This is a very worthwhile cause, as many of the 4-H members use proceeds from their market projects to help fund their college educations.
The beautiful moon that we enjoyed seeing last week was known as either the Beaver or Sturgeon Moon just in case you were wondering about that! Another astrological occurrence this month is that the red planet, Mars, can be seen in the early morning hours. Beginning in early August, Mars will be visible about 2:30 a.m. and rising earlier each day until it is visible at 1:30 a.m. by the end of the month. At dawn, Mars should be about 35 degrees above the eastern horizon if you miss it earlier in the morning.
Mike McCutcheon passed away last week. Our sincere condolences are extended to Loretta and her family on the loss of their husband, dad and grandfather.
Harry Dechand recently spent some time in the hospital. We sure hope you're feeling better, Harry!
Chris Kuhnhausen and her daughter, Candi Roby, took a short trip to Polson, Mont., last week. Chris attended her class reunion and the ladies were able to spend some time with family members too.
The Glenwood Homemakers announce that they will be offering a $300 Continuing Education Scholarship again this year. The scholarship is open to anyone (except 2009 graduates) who has been a Glenwood resident for at least two years or whose primary residence is Glenwood, has at least 12 post-secondary credit hours, and will be attending an accredited two or four year college, university or trade school at least half time this fall. Deadline to apply is Sept. 1. For an application packet, contact Eileen Fletcher at 364-3590.
Please call 364-3627 if you have news items to share for the rest of August. Thanks!