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Glenwood News 

Rest in peace, dear friends

 

October 23, 2019



Our hearts are heavy as we share the news of the passing of two beloved Glenwood friends. After a long illness, Hazel Bertschi Parsons passed last Friday, Oct. 17, at her home in White Salmon with her family by her side. Hazel would have been 92 in December and was loved by so many here in Glenwood and surrounding areas. She was a long-time member of the Glenwood Women’s Club and Glenwood Grange 94. Hazel loved the annual rodeo and rarely missed attending. She was selected to serve as Grand Marshal in this year’s rodeo, but illness prevented her from being here to ride in the parade.

Hazel’s children, Tim, Donna, and Vera, invite all her friends to attend a memorial service for their mom in the Glenwood school gym on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. A dinner will follow in the multipurpose room, and potluck dishes to share would be greatly appreciated. Hazel touched many lives and will be fondly remembered for her quick wit, her amazing recall of Glenwood history, and her love of singing and dancing. Our deepest sympathies to Hazel’s children and their families. Rest in peace, Hazel Rose.

We are also saddened to hear of the loss of Doug Daniels, who passed last Saturday, Oct. 19, with his beloved family by his side at his home here in Glenwood. Doug was a kind, gentle soul who quietly participated in Glenwood activities and was called “friend” by so many. He retired from a career as a forester with the Department of Natural Resources and enjoyed participating in all community events. Doug was a lifetime member of the Glenwood Rodeo Association and also belonged to the Pioneer Memorial Community Church. He was our dedicated weather recorder, and his faithful precipitation reports for the Glenwood news were much appreciated.

Doug was a regular member of the “old guys coffee group” at the restaurant in the mornings. He even kept his own coffee mug there for many years and the guys will miss him greatly as they gossip and visit in the mornings. Our deepest condolences go out to Kim, Hillary, and their families. Check the post office later this week for information on a service for Doug. He will be greatly missed here. Our community mourns the loss of these two dear friends.

Our thoughts are also with Jerry Throop as he recovers from a recent illness. It says a lot about the strength of this good friend that he was still riding a horse, rounding up cattle at age 85 when he fell ill. We hope he is able to come home soon. Jerry, you’re missed around here.

There was a good turnout (for Glenwood) of the October meeting of the Camas Prairie Pioneers Association last Sunday at the Grange Hall. Twenty-four people enjoyed a scrumptious buffet lunch, followed by a program of sharing history and memories of Glenwood. Lyle Schilling shared memories of attending the Lakeside School, which generated a lot of discussion of other family histories. A special guest was Mary DeLong, one of the current owners of the Lakeside School, which is now a family vacation home. She shared some great old photos of students at the school, one from 1916 and another from 1934.

During a brief meeting, there was a show of hands that indicated the group would like to see the twice-yearly Pioneers gatherings continue. Another vote selected Jerry Dean as the new president and Toni Troh as treasurer. The next meeting will be the first Sunday in May 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend, and you need not be descended from Glenwood pioneers. As the late Teunis Wyers said, when asked what it takes to become a member, “Five bucks!” If you have some good family history you’d like to share with the group, contact Jerry. Jerry and another member, Linda Williams, are making plans to research and present information on Camp Mysterious. That should be quite interesting.

Sunday afternoon, Mt. Adams Community 4-H leaders hosted a wonderful 4-H Achievement night at the school. Shaynie Arnold, club leader, introduced all the group leaders who each came up to the stage to present awards to members in their group. A very special award in memory of the late Angel Murillo was presented to Emma Odom by Angel’s brother Fernando. Following the awards, everyone gathered in the gym for a great slide show presentation of the year in 4-H and of the county fair.

A special tribute celebrated Kinley Troh, a 12-year member of the 4-H club who is now in her first year of college. She was such a tiny little girl when she first became a 4-H member, and the photos were great. The end of the slide show was dedicated to Angel for his years in 4-H and how he touched the lives of so many here in our community. He is greatly missed, and it was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful young man.

Claude McKenzie, owner of Glenwood General Store, began the Halloween Festival several years ago and Glenwood Station joined in. Claude spent hours planning and making this a special night for the kids and adults in our community. He’s taking a break and turning the reins over to others this year, but we want him to know how much his dedication to the people of this community means to all of us. The festival will be lots of fun, with trunk or treating, costume contest, and more, so bring your kids to the downtown area for a fun, safe evening. And while you’re downtown, stop in and thank Claude for starting this wonderful community tradition.

This news arrived too late for last week’s news, but we didn’t want to let it slip by. Glenwood kids Joslyn and Blaine Arnold, daughter and son of Casey and Bo Arnold, competed in the Central Oregon Pee Wee Rodeo Association in Prineville, Oregon, this year. Blaine won the championship in calf riding and placed 3rd in goat tying, 8th in Breakaway, and 4th in all-around score. Joslyn placed 10th in goat tying. Their cousin Bailey Rickman, daughter of John and Shayne Rickman, placed 10th in pole bending, 7th in breakaway, 6th in goat tying, and 8th in the all-around. These three are also grandkids of Ed and Terry Arnold. Congratulations on a great season, Joslyn, Blaine, and Bailey.

In last week’s news, I mistakenly reported that the Klickwood volleyball team played Sunnyside Christian on the 15th. They actually competed against Lyle/Wishram that night. We’re glad to report they did win that match in four games. Last Thursday night they suffered their first league loss in three tough games against Yakama Tribal. What an exciting night that was. It was also senior night for Bella Couch, Brooklyn Emerson, Carmen Guzman, Marquis Tindall, and Searra White, so it was an emotion-filled evening for the Klickwood team.

This week was their game against Sunnyside Christian in Sunnyside on Tuesday. They will play the Klickitat Alumni on Saturday night, Oct. 26, in Klickitat, starting at 6 p.m. They will play in Trout Lake on Friday, the 25th, at 6 p.m. Next Tuesday, Oct. 29, they will play their last regular season game in Bickleton. We wish them all the best as they approach post-season play. We are very proud of our Klickwood team and coach Jaecee Hoctor.

Our young Eagles middle school girls have had an amazing season. They played at Centerville last Monday evening and will compete in the middle school league tournament in Klickitat on Wednesday, Oct. 23, beginning at 4 p.m. You Eagles girls and coach Sara McFall also make us very proud. Go, Eagles!!

The next Kids Jam at the church will be Nov. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ages kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend. Dinner will be provided.

Pack a shoebox for a child in need. The church is collecting filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Look for “How to pack a shoebox” brochures at the Post Office, General Store, and Glenwood Station. Please return filled boxes to the church by Nov. 10.

 

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