The Klickitat PUD has received a grant that will enable them to give some customer support for your electricity/water/sewer costs during this COVID-19 pandemic. The following is an excerpt from the Klickitat PUD website. Here is a link to the full information regarding how to apply for assistance with your PUD bill and locate the application link that is applicable to your account: www.klickitatpud.com/yourPUD/covid-19.

“Klickitat PUD has been awarded a grant in the amount of $245,000 from the Washington State Department of Commerce Community Services and Housing Division Office of Crime Victims Advocacy. The funding is federally provided through Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funds (CESF) and provides for the following Klickitat PUD customer assistance programs. The three programs—2021 CESF Small Business Customer Assistance program, COVID Residential Customer Assistance Program, and 2021 COVID Summer Low Income Elderly Discount program—are designed to assist as many customers as we can to help prevent, prepare for, and recover from the coronavirus prior to resuming disconnects for non-payment.”

Many friends and family members gathered at the rodeo dance hall last Saturday to celebrate the wedding of Jake and Gina Eldred. The hall was beautifully decorated, and it truly was a joyous occasion. Following the ceremony, everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner served by the Siebert family, followed by toasts and dancing. Congratulations, Gina and Jake.

It was nice to connect with young and old friends at the Eldred wedding. I especially enjoyed visiting with Marquis Tyndall, a member of the Glenwood High School class of 2020. Marquis is in her third quarter at Perry Technical Institute in Yakima, working toward a degree in the electrician program there.

Every time I drive past the Mt. Adams Cemetery in our community, I just have to slow down or stop to take in the beauty of the setting. Pam Keithley and the Cemetery District members continue to work hard to maintain this beautiful resting place for our loved ones. It’s just my opinion, but I think it’s the most beautiful cemetery I’ve ever seen. Thank you to Pam and all who help out there. We are so lucky to have you all.

The Klickwood volleyball girls continue to play well this season. Their record, not counting some tournament play, is 8 wins and 3 losses. The Glenwood middle school girls are also doing very well, with 3 wins and 1 loss. Those standings will have changed by the time this goes to publication. A couple of their games had to be postponed and will be made up at the end of their regular season. Way to go, Klickwood and Glenwood girls.

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