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Glenwood News for March 11

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The TLG boys' basketball team played in state competition at Yakima's Sundome Feb. 24 and 25. Although the team lost out in its first two games of the double-elimination format, we are proud that they qualified to compete at the prestigious year-end tournament. Unofficially -- Glenwood and Trout Lake each last qualified for boys' state basketball play in the early 1990s. Way to go TLG boys!

There are a couple of other former GHS athletes that we're mighty proud of too. Neola Putnam and Mitch Wheelhouse both competed in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Indoor Track and Field Championships back in Johnson City, Tenn. last week.

Mitch is a senior at Eastern Oregon University out of LaGrande, Ore.; and competed in the men's weight throw. Going into the national competition, Mitch was ranked 40th but advanced to 13th by the end of the contest. Mitch's 16.91 meter (55 feet 5.75 inch) throw was his personal record (PR)! Eastern Oregon took 10 athletes to Tennessee, and every one of them placed in the top 15. Way to go Mitch and EOU!

Neola, a freshman from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, ran in the women's 4X800 relay race, finishing 19 out of 28 starting teams in preliminary rounds. Neola was disappointed that her team didn't qualify to advance to the final round. Knowing Neola, she'll be able to improve her record at nationals before she graduates though!

Mt. Adams Snowmobile Club is planning its annual ride and chili feed for Saturday, March 13. Word is that the snow up high is good for riding! The kitchen crew will begin serving chili and hotdogs at Island Camp shelter about 11 a.m., with a meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. For information about the day's activities, please contact Tami Warren at 395-0029 or Roxie Clemmer at 364-3539.

The annual Fire District #8 Benefit Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Glenwood School. The all-you-can eat turkey dinner with all the trimmings is only $8/adults and $5/12 years and under. Plan to support this very worthwhile event and enjoy a fine meal at the same time. For information, please contact Carol Guinn at 364-3443.

Remember to turn your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 14. My dad used to say the time changes are like riding a bareback spring forward and fall back. I know, I know...that sounds kind of corny, but that's how I can remember which way to set the clock at the beginning and end of Daylight Savings Time.

If you have news for March, please let Terry know at 364-3371. Thanks much!


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