I’m awaiting information on the final standings for the fall season of Washington State Junior High and High School Rodeo, which I’ll share when it comes in. Meanwhile, Billie Patterson reports that Team Glenwood finished their season strongly at their rodeo in Basin City the first weekend in October. In Junior High rodeo, Emma Patterson placed first in the barrels on both days and Peyton Sanchey placed sixth in the poles on Friday and fifth on Saturday.

In High School Rodeo, Joslyn Arnold won the breakaway roping on the first day but had tough luck in breakaway on the second day. In the goat tying, she had finishes of 4th and 8th place. Way to add to your all-around standings, cowgirls. When the Junior High and High School Rodeo season starts up again in the spring, I’ll try to share information so some of Team Glenwood’s fans here in Glenwood can attend and cheer for these amazing rodeo athletes.

I also have news about a high school cowboy with Glenwood ties. Shane Scott, son of Amy and Shawn Roggenkamp and Courtney and Trevor Scott, competed with his high school rodeo team in Condon on Oct. 9 and 10. Shane, who is grandson of Glenwood residents Oop and Diane Burgin and Marilyn and Mike Scott, placed first in calf roping and third in bull riding. On the second day, he placed first in team roping. As with our Glenwood team, this was Shane’s last fall rodeo, and he is eagerly awaiting spring rodeo season. Way to go, Shane.

Did you all know that most of Washington state is prone to earthquakes? An earthquake can happen any time, any place. With that knowledge, the Glenwood School is once again participating in the Great Washington Shakeout. On Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10:51 a.m. there will be a Great Shakeout drill to help prepare children and staff for what they need to do in case of an earthquake. Students and staff will practice how to drop, cover, and hold on.

This would be a really good topic to discuss with your kids at the dinner table that evening, to listen to what they learned and what they think about the potential for an earthquake here. If you would like more information, you can go to the website at www.shakeout.org/washington/index.html. It’s a great site to gather some earthquake facts you can discuss with your children.

Next week is National School Bus Safety Week. This year’s theme is “Red Lights Means STOP!” Glenwood students will be given safety materials, but that theme is something all drivers need to be aware of. As I stand at the top of my driveway on our corner each afternoon to meet the school bus bringing grandkids home, I see traffic coming from the other direction and always hope they see those red lights and are able to stop in time.

Washington State law states drivers following the bus or coming from the other direction must stop when the red lights are flashing on two-lane highways. The penalty for passing a bus with red lights flashing can be at least $500, but the most important thing is the safety of all our Glenwood kids. Some have to cross the highway once they get off and their safety is paramount. We are so fortunate to have great bus drivers, Diane Burgin and Butch Hallenbeck, who put the safety of the kids first and are always watching out for them. If you get a chance, let Diane and Butch know how much they are appreciated.

Please send any news items for next week’s paper to gmpierce09@gmail.com.