It has been fun watching the changes around the Glenwood Valley as spring advances this year. A couple of weeks ago as the daffodils began shriveling up and the cottonwood and birches started rolling out their bright spring-green leaves, the buttercups began growing up through the grass on Conboy Lake. This week the buttercups are starting to fade just as the purple wave of camas is taking over the lake bottom. There’s just something about majestic Mt. Adams sporting a clean white coat against a brilliant blue sky while standing over the bright spring greens of the Glenwood Valley. Might pretty area we live in!
Speaking of a pretty area...kudos to Todd French for doing community beautification work around Glenwood. He’s recently been busy weed-eating the tall grass that’s grown up around downtown Glenwood. Thanks, Todd!
Last week the Glenwood School observed Certified Teachers Week. Teachers who were honored included Claire Alexander, Debbie Allaway, Jay Anderson, Tom Anderson, Julie Brazil, Shane Couch, Bridget McLaugjlin, Aaron Oldenburg, Lisa Parsons, Laryssa Scheepers and Charlotte Webb. Thank you to each of the teachers who work so hard to provide good educations for our students!
On May 1, the seniors and juniors presented their projects to community members and judges. It was apparent that each of the students had worked hard researching their topics. They did a nice job presenting their information and showing their visual aids. Jaylin Throop and Dakota Jones gave their senior presentations — which is a requirement for graduation. Jaylin told about rebuilding the engine on his 1965 step-side Ford pickup — and as a conclusion to his demonstration — he started up the pickup! Dakota Jones gave a presentation on radiology and shared X-ray and CT scan examples of injured and uninjured body parts for comparisons.
Kenny Henderson began the junior presentations; and he spoke about music production and told how the studios “mix” different sounds when recording music. Richard Slawson told about choosing a career as an electrical lineman including educational and apprenticeship requirements before becoming a journeyman lineman; and he showed examples of equipment they use. Jonathan Throop gave his presentation on horse shoeing including tools and career opportunities in our area. All five speeches were interesting and educational.
Glenwood Grange #94 will be on hand to greet visitors and serve coffee at the Mt. Adams Cemetery on Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27. This is a great opportunity for cemetery guests to visit and reminisce over the Memorial Day weekend.
Another Glenwood Grange community service: the Grange will be hosting the weekly Friday 7 p.m. pinochle games throughout the summer months. Due to other commitments, the Grange will only hold one Bingo night during the summer — on Aug. 3. Mark your calendars for a fun night out with your family.
Best wishes to the TLG track team members as they travel to Ephrata on May 18 for their district track meet. The state track meet is in Cheney the following weekend.
The Glenwood Rodeo Association has a work day scheduled for Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m. Chili dogs and burgers will be provided for the potluck lunch. There are only four weeks until the 79th Ketchum Kalf Rodeo — so there are lots of projects to work on. All help is welcome!
For those girls dreaming of being a rodeo queen — tryouts for the 2014 Ketchum Kalf Rodeo Queen will be held at this year’s rodeo over Father’s Day weekend. The contest includes a horsemanship pattern, run out, queen’s breakfast, parade, grand entry and personal interview. Contestants must be between 14 and 19 as of Jan. 1. Please contact queen coordinator Roxie Clemmer before June 1 if you are interested in trying out.