The Scuttlebutt – News From Around Our Town

Margy Prout recently visited Tepozatlan, Mexico.

Margy Prout recently visited Tepozatlan, Mexico.

Where Do You Read the Voice?  Margy Prout recently carried her copy of Vernonia’s Voice all the way to the top of the El Tepozteco Pyramid in Tepozatlan, Mexico.

El Tepozteco Pyramid in Tepozatlan, Mexico.

El Tepozteco Pyramid in Tepozatlan, Mexico.

To reach the top, (and read the Voice) Margy had to complete a mile hike, on a trail paved with river and quarry stones,  to 7054 feet above sea level, including approximately 3000 man made stone steps.   “It’s the hardest thing I have ever done, it was a real challenge!” said Margy about the hike, (not about reading the Voice!)

Volunteers at the Mist Birkenfeld Rural Fire District.

Volunteers at the Mist Birkenfeld Rural Fire District.

Pancakes!  The volunteers at the Mist Birkenfeld Rural Fire District held a pancake breakfast on February 9th.  Over 100 meals were served, which included your choice of blueberry or regular pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon and coffee and juice.  According to volunteer Brent Dass,  the event wasn’t so much a fundraiser as a reminder to the community that their fire department is there.  “It’s something we wanted to do and let people know we are here,” said Dass between trips to the kitchen for more of the delicious batter.  The cook said her secret is buttermilk. We don’t want to start any trouble between local fire districts or anything, but those sure were some great tasting pancakes!

ScuttlebuttLoggerFansLoggers in Pendleton For the second year in a row a large contingent of VHS Logger fans traveled to Pendleton to see the boys basketball team compete in the OSAA State Championship. Second year Logger head coach David Weller is now two for two in qualifying for the tournament, winning the first round game and earning a trip to Pendleton.  Parents of the players quickly fundraised and organized food for the trip to save on expenses, and the community once again stepped up to support their team with donations.  Some even made the trip with the team to cheer the boys on.   The Loggers brought home the 6th place trophy this year, going 2-2 in the tournament and once again made their fans proud!