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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends – and were blessed with too much to eat so you had leftovers to enjoy the following day(s)!

A bit of white in the valley has it feeling like Christmas is approaching. To get our town in the holiday spirit, there will be a community Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood General Store. Community members who have ornaments they would like to put on the tree are encouraged to do so. Hot cocoa and cookies will be provided; and rumor has it that there will be caroling too! See you there.

Claude McKenzie’s community lighting contest was so popular last year…that he’s bringing it back again this year. He’ll have a panel of unbiased judges tour the valley on Dec. 18 and 19 to choose their favorite light display. This is such a fun contest. Many lights are already starting to appear around the valley as friendly competitions among neighbors has begun! More details will follow next week.

Glenwood middle and high school students began basketball practice on Nov. 16 in preparation for the 2015/2016 season. The junior high girls’ team is being coached by Bo Arnold. Her team includes Rylene Beeks, Bella Couch, Brooklyn Emerson, Alise Gimlin, Carmen Guzman, Kaitlyn Masden, Allison McFall, Willa McLaughlin, Emma Odem, Nahaleigh Schuster and Mary Valdez.

Regina Hernandez is coaching the boys’ middle school team consisting of Preston Bartek, Isaiah Bren, Derrick Gimlin, Andy McFall, Liam McLaughlin, Nolan Walker, Brycin Whitefield and Caden Whitefield.

Glenwood High School boys and girls are combining with the Klickitat Vandals for this year’s teams. The girls are being coached at Glenwood by Ryan Webb; while the boys travel to Klickitat for practice under Coach Philip Watlamet’s direction. Glenwood girls on the team include Madi Couch, Bailey Gimlin, Kinley Troh and Crysta Warren. Boys from Glenwood who are playing this year are Baylee Coach, Dalton Jones and Colton Troh. Best wishes to each of the teams as they kick off this season’s games this week!

A $500 scholarship, sponsored by the Glenwood Homemakers, is being offered to a past Glenwood High School graduate or current resident who is enrolled in college or a trade school. Applications can be obtained from Chris Miller at 364-3427. The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 2, 2016.

The Glenwood Homemakers have finalized publication arrangements for their cookbook that will feature more than 430 favorite recipes and many local photos. The cookbook will be available by mid-December and will be on sale for $15 each. Books can be mailed by adding $3 for shipping and handling. You can place your order by contacting Chris Anderson at 364-3320, Chris Miller at 364-3427 or any Glenwood Homemaker. These three-ring cookbooks will make terrific Christmas gifts!

Remember to call the school office to make your reservations by Dec. 14 for the Christmas dinner that will be served at the school on De. 18 at 10:45 a.m. The school’s number is 346-3438.

Upcoming Schedule:

Dec. 2: High school girls’ basketball jamboree at Klickitat at 5 p.m.

Dec. 3: Middle school basketball at Trout Lake 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 4: High school basketball tournament at Maupin at 6 p.m.

Dec. 5: High school basketball tournament at Maupin

Dec. 7: Middle school basketball with Klickitat at Glenwood at 5:30 p.m. (Bring a can of food for free popcorn.)

Dec. 8: Book Fair Parents’ Night at the school at 6 p.m.

High school boys’ basketball at Troutdale with Open Door Christian Academy at 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 10: Middle school boys’ basketball at Bickleton at 6:30 p.m.

 

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