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Basketball Teams building more excitement

 

January 10, 2018



The Glenwood middle school basketball teams will play Trout Lake in Glenwood on Thursday, Jan. 11. Games start at 5:30 p.m. Adding to the excitement, the elementary kids will be playing a peewee game during half time of the boys’ game.

The high school teams will play in Bickleton on Friday and here in Glenwood on Saturday the 13th against Sunnyside Christian starting at 3 p.m. The elementary kids will also play a peewee game during half time of the boys’ game on that night. Two nights of fun and an opportunity to come out and support our Middle School Eagles teams, Klickwood high school teams, and the always entertaining elementary kids.

The Klickwood teams lost tough games with Yakama Tribal and Trout Lake last week. Both of those schools have a much deeper bench than the combined schools of the Klickwood teams. Our Klickwood athletes fought to the end and played hard and well in all the games, and their strong team spirit was on display. Those of us in the bleachers were proud to call them “our teams.”

Another demonstration of the bonds the Klickwood sports combine was through a thoughtful, caring gesture by all the athletes on the boys’ and girls’ teams. Early in the season, Easton Atchley badly dislocated his ankle during a game. His basketball shoe had to be cut away from his foot and ankle. The athletes pooled their money and purchased another pair of basketball shoes for Easton, exactly like the pair in which he started his season. We all hope Easton will soon be suited up and on the floor playing with his team. Klickwood, you show us what true team spirit is all about.

Glenwood Community Church is holding a pancake feed fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This is your opportunity to help local youth attend Winter Camp near Mt. Hood. What a great way to start off your weekend, with breakfast in the morning and basketball in the afternoon.

There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. School will be dismissed at noon on Wednesday.

Here’s another reminder of the first meeting of the year for members of the Glenwood Rodeo Association on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Grange Hall. Election of officers, 2018 rodeo planning, and Queen Kylie’s silent auction are on the agenda. Donations for Queen Kylie’s auction are very much needed and welcome. In addition to the small silent auction at this January meeting, she will have another at the Fort Dalles Riders Club in The Dalles on March 10. If you have items to donate, please contact Roxie Clemmer at (509) 364-3539. Community members who may be interested in joining the Association are welcome to attend the meeting to get an idea what is involved in planning and producing the annual rodeo. Refreshments will be served.

Corbin (C.J.) Schuster, son of Gina Hernandez, spent his Christmas break in Costa Rica. Sounds like a great vacation, doesn’t it? However, Corbin traveled there as part of a group of 11 indigenous students from across the country, funded by the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and Heritage University. Their group was called “People of the Big River Abroad and the hope was that their group would help further develop scientific relations for future research opportunities for many more minority students to come.

The group’s mission was to explore environmental factors that influenced disease coverage on an elevational gradient in a secondary forest in order to correlate disease coverage with an increase in humidity and a decrease in elevation. Corbin says that, although the study was very preliminary, they were able to find an obvious trend in that limited amount of time. This study was very important for indigenous communities in southern Costa Rica with regard to preservation and restoration of traditional plants for various ethnobotanical uses.

Corbin will finish his BS in biomedical science in May and, immediately following that milestone, he’ll begin to study for his PhD in microbiology, with a focus on genomics. His intent is to study disease pathogeneses and how genetic interactions may influence or discourage disease onset. All we can say is, the world needs a lot more Corbin Schusters who strive to make it a better place. We in Glenwood are all very proud of you, C.J.

Doug Daniels reports that we received a total of 3.56 inches of rain in December. The December high for the last 22 years of record-keeping was 16.8 inches in1996. The 22-year low was 2.41 inches in 2013. The 22-year average is 5.96. While December rainfall was a couple inches shy of the average, the total rainfall for all of 2017 was 32.01 inches, which was 2.23 inches more than the 29.78 inches total average rainfall for 2017. Thanks, Doug, for providing this information.

 

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