Well, how about those Valdez grandchildren?!! They did their families proud at the Indian National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas two weeks ago. Courtney Frazier, of Touchet, competed in ladies barrel racing and breakaway roping. The talented young woman competed tough enough for a second place average in barrel racing; 16th in the ladies breakaway average; and was named the Ladies All-Around Champion when the dust settled! Jordan Dove, of Centerville, roped his way to a seventh place average finish in tie-down calf roping. His little sister, Cheyanne, roped a breakaway calf in 4.43 for a respectable placing in the first go round of the junior finals as well. These results were reported on the Indian National Finals Rodeo website. Congratulations to Courtney, Jordan and Cheyanne on their recent success at the Indian National Finals Rodeo! Grandma Alta was beaming when she was telling about their trip to Nevada!
Glenwood Grange #94 held its monthly meeting on Nov. 13. Members observed a brief ceremony that included draping the charter in memory of Harry Dechand. Harry was a Grange member for over 50 years. Grange members are in the process of planning a Financial Education Workshop for local senior citizens. The workshop is tentatively scheduled for February, 2013. Glenwood seniors will be notified individually as the workshop date nears. The Glenwood Grange remains committed to serving the community and maintaining a community center. New members are always welcome! If you are interested in joining the grange, please contact Carole Sturgeon at 364-4182 or Mary Pierce at 364-3344.
The Glenwood Women's Club has cancelled pinochle for the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23.) Pinochle will resume on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Bingo will be the game of the night on Dec. 7 -- while pinochle will be played on the remaining Fridays in December. Everyone is invited to enjoy the bingo and pinochle games sponsored by the Glenwood Women's Club. Besides the games and good opportunities to visit with neighbors -- delicious treats are provided as well!
Laurene Eldred, president of the Glenwood Homemakers, would like to thank the community for its continued support of funeral dinners. As a community service, Homemakers, at the request of families, organize funeral dinners following memorial services. Families are responsible for providing meat and paper plates. Homemakers furnish mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls; while community members provide salads, desserts and hot dishes. We receive many compliments on these meals; and would like to acknowledge the community support that makes these meals possible. We would also like to thank Darren Jones and students for setting up and taking down tables and chairs for these dinners.