The first quarter of the school year is already behind us. Toni Troh, school secretary, reported the following students earned honor roll designation for the first term. Sixth grade: Michael Jorgensen and Colton Troh. Seventh grade: Baylee Couch, Kaylee Feller, Reyauana Guzman, Marisela Hernandez and Bethany Putnam. Eighth grade: Rebecca Hallenbeck, Mary Jorgensen and Tiffany McCoy. Freshman: Jonathan Throop. Sophomore: Dakota Jones. Juniors: Spencer Hallenbeck and Manuel Marti'. Seniors: Grady Hallenbeck, Dustin Jones, Mariah Smith and Harvey Starr. Congratulations to each of these students who received their much-deserved recognition!
Halloween provided a good excuse for a lot of fun in Glenwood this year. Beginning on Oct. 29, the Glenwood General Store sponsored a pumpkin-carving contest. Claude Mckenzie reported that there were 17 entries in the contest that proved to be a big hit with community members. The top four contestants were Jamie Espinoza, Kelly Link, Debbie Sanchey and Brian Langfield. Be planning your best creative pumpkin-decorating ideas for next year's contest!
On Saturday, Oct. 30, the PTO organized another successful Halloween carnival at the school. Costume contest winners included Wyatt Patterson as a little lion; Alise Gimlin as a clown; Bailey Gimlin as a witch; Colton Troh as a ghost; Kelsey Parsons as a feline; and Kim Thomas as Aunt Gertie. The top three booths were Class of 2012, golf; Class of 2015, skull toss; and Class of 2013, bowling. The haunted house was as scary as ever!
And the cooks did a great job of whipping up treats for the carnival goers! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make a safe event for our community members (both young and old.)
The Missoula Children's Theater returned to Glenwood this past week and produced the play Beauty Lou and the Country Beast featuring a cast of 34 Glenwood students. It is amazing that auditions can be held on Monday and the play presented to the community on Friday. Thank you to the community members who attended the annual dinner and a play.
Congratulations to both the TLG and the Klickitat High School volleyball teams. After being deemed co-league champions, they went on to district competition in Goldendale, Nov. 6. TLG ended up in the #1 spot at the end of the tournament while Klickitat was #2. Congratulations to Glenwood's contribution to the TLG team -- Coach Bo Arnold and teammate Dakota Jones. Also congratulations to Klickitat's coach who hails from Glenwood -- Jaecee Hoctor. Best wishes to both teams as they travel to state competition at the Sun Dome in Yakima, Nov. 11 and 12. TLGs first game will be against Three Rivers Christian at 12 p.m. on Nov. 11. Their second game will be on Nov. 11 also at 4 if they win the first game; or 6 if they lose the first game.
The Class of 2011 recently held a fire wood raffle -- and Judy and Lyle Schilling held the winning ticket! Thanks to everyone who supported the raffle that will help fund the seniors educational trip.
A Veterans' Day Program was held at the Glenwood School on Nov. 10. The program featured presentations from various teachers and classes. The band played; students presented poems and art work that they had prepared; and the pre-schoolers led the Pledge of Allegiance. There will be no school on Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans' Day.
School will be dismissed at noon on both Nov. 19 and 24; and no classes will be held on Nov. 25 and 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Klickitat Fair is behind us, but the fair board has not forgotten everyone who helped make the event a success. To thank those who volunteered their time, the Fair Board is sponsoring an appreciation dinner on Nov. 20 at the American Legion in Goldendale. So whether you took tickets, worked in the Still Life Building or the livestock barns, or in any other capacity -- come enjoy a free dinner. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to either Chris Miller, 364-3427, or Margaret Throop, 364-3350.
The Pioneer Memorial Community Church has a bunch of activities planned for the community during November. Following is a summary of those events. The community is invited to attend each of the events. Should you have questions regarding any of the activities, please contact Pastor or Mrs. Hallenbeck at 364-3517.
Beginning Nov. 10 and every second and fourth Wednesday thereafter, the ladies will resume holding their craft days at 10 a.m. Bring your own project to work on and get some good visiting in at the same time!
Nov. 12 is the monthly Movie Night. This month's feature is Planet 51 and will begin at 7 p.m. SHARP! Plan to bring the entire family for a free movie and popcorn.
A Ladies Day Out is planned for Nov. 13 from 9 to 2. Bring craft projects to work on and $5 for lunch.
Ladies Bunco Night is Nov. 18 at 6:30. Bring finger foods to share; and prepare for a fun evening!
Most importantly -- Nov. 21 at 4 p.m., the PMCC is hosting a Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkey, ham and rolls will be provided and everything else is potluck. If your last name begins with A-H: bring hot side dishes; I-P: cold sides or salads; Q-Z: desserts. Even if you can't bring something, you are welcome for dinner. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for community members to share a great meal and visit with friends and neighbors.
Happy birthday wishes to Chris Kuhnhausen and Tim Kuhnhausen. They are both celebrating milestone birthdays this week!
If you have news to share during November, please contact Terry at 364-3371. Thank you!