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Snow and rain contribute to reduction in fire level

 


Thankfully we have had some rain, not much, somewhere around 1.7 inches, but enough to reduce the feeling that everything was drying up and bring a little green to the grass. It certainly has not broken the drought but every little bit of rain is cheering. As a result of the rain the forest has changed the IFPL level to a 2. This means that some logging and firewood cutting can take place within the boundaries of the forest. Please call the ranger station for more information. A Trout Lake resident showed me pictures of the snow that fell on Forest Road 90 during the storm last week. There was only about an inch but I’m hoping that this is a good omen for the winter.

Unfortunately, this week the rain came on Friday, the day that the Community Foundation Rummage Sale started. However members of the Foundation report that sales are good despite the rain so there is hope that everything will sell and the gross income will again exceed the previous year’s income. This sale is the major fundraiser for the scholarship program of the Foundation. Many students who graduated from Trout Lake High School have received scholarship assistance with their college tuition as a result of the sale.

There will be an ice cream social at the school before the all school open house on Wednesday Sept. 30. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. and the open house starts at 7 p.m. It’s a wonderful opportunity to visit the school, meet the new principle, mingle and have a treat. Hope to see you there.

This was the last weekend for the Saturday Market, which will now be closed for the season. We’ll all miss the chocolate chip cookies, the pies and the cinnamon rolls. The Trout Lake Quilters always have an impressive display of handmade quilted items at the Market. We’re already looking forward to next year.

The TLC Senior Dinner usually is held on the second Thursday of the month at the school in the multipurpose room. Each month there are informational signs at the post office, the store and the Grange about the dinner. Check these sites for up to date information. The event begins with music and a social hour at 4:30 p.m., dinner is served at 5:30 p.m.

The Trout Lake Fair committee is holding a wrap-up meeting in the school library on Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Input about what went well and what went poorly is needed. Please attend if you have any thoughts to share.

On Sept. 13, Emma Tiffan, who spent last year in Russia as an exchange student, will give a presentation about her experiences there. The talk and slide show which are free will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Grange. It should be very interesting; her blog was engrossing and fascinating.

 

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