Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Mark your calendars for the Missoula Children's Theater production of Robinson Crusoe on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at the school. The play will feature students from Glenwood School who have worked on the program all week. A spaghetti dinner will be served before the play from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the meal and production are available at the school for $20 for a family (parents and children) or $5 for individuals. The Missoula Children's Theater troupe has visited Glenwood in the past, and provided wonderful opportunities for our children to be part of real theater productions. Don't miss this chance for an evening out with dinner and a play!
We've all heard of Fat Tuesday in New Orleans. Well, in Glenwood, we have Sweet Thursday. Sweet Thursday is observed the first Thursday of every month at the Pioneer Memorial Community Church. All community ladies are invited to enjoy a delicious dessert, hot beverages and a great chance to visit. The topic on Nov. 5 will be "life is just one big thank you note." Plan to share what you are thankful for! No RSVP is necessary. See you there!
Operation Christmas Child is again being carried out in Glenwood. The annual program is arranged through the Samaritan's Purse organization, and seeks Christmas gifts (whatever will fit in a regular shoebox) for under-privileged children. Gifts are sought for boys and girls from two to 14 years of age. If you would like to donate a box or boxes, you can drop them off (along with a small shipping fee) at the Pioneer Memorial Community Church parsonage by Nov. 8. The shoeboxes will be forwarded to Samaritan's Purse headquarters in North Carolina for distribution to children world-wide. Duane Gahimer has served as the local project coordinator for a number of years; and his efforts have helped make a Merry Christmas for many children!
For questions about the Operation Christmas Child program, you can call Duane at 364-3501 or Pastor Hallenbeck at 364-3517.
The TLG high school volleyball team played its last league game against Klickitat at Trout Lake on Nov.3. They will advance to district competition in Goldendale on Saturday, Nov. 7. Good luck girls!
A Veteran's Day assembly will be held at the school on Monday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the gym. The Leadership Class is organizing the annual program to honor our veterans; and community members are invited to attend.
Community organizations wishing to submit applications for Klickitat County Economic Development Authority (EDA) funds must do so at the Glenwood Community Council meeting on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall. Completed applications will be reviewed, voted on and prioritized by the community council before being forwarded to Klickitat County with the local recommendations. Project applications submitted after Nov. 17 will not be accepted. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Lois Dechand at 364-3355.
This past Sunday was my very favorite day of the year...that precious extra hour when we set our clocks back to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time is such a luxury. It is also a good time to remember to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms. So, if you haven't thought to check out those batteries in awhile, why don't you replace them as a way to help safeguard your family?
Another sign that time is flying by...the first quarter of this school year has already ended. Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, from 3:30 to 8 p.m.
October Students of the Month were announced last Friday at the school. They are: Olivia Jacobsen, Louden Fiander, Kenny Henderson and Sheyu Yan. Congratulations to each of you on your recognition as outstanding students!
Also recognized as outstanding students were Grady and Spencer Hallenback as they were inducted into the National Honor Society. The two boys cumulative GPAs of 3.2 or better, good citizenship and attendance records qualified them to join the other four members of the National Honor Society at Glenwood High School. Way to go boys!
Our condolences are extended to Claude McKenzie's family on the recent loss of his father, Bob McKenzie. A memorial service was held for Mr. McKenzie on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Mary Jo Bauerle and Cessie Arquette are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary Jo is home now; and Cessie is at OHSU in Portland. We hope both ladies are better soon.
Please call Terry at 364-3371 if you have news items to share for November. Thanks!