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Eighty-one food boxes distributed by community

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The Lyle Lions Club would like to ‘Wish Everyone a Wonderful 2014’, and thank those whose generosity and caring assisted in making their Christmas Food Box Project a great success. Eighty-one boxes helped feed 292 of the less fortunate local residents. Individual heartfelt thanks go to the charitable merchants, businesses, Dallesport Fire Department, Lyle Celebration Church, students from both Lyle Secondary Schools, as well as those who gave monetary or food donations; not to mention the volunteers who diligently filled the boxes and loaded them into the recipient’s vehicles; and finally to Katie Maple who helped with all her technological expertise.

The Lyle Columbia Grange 87 will hold an open forum for those concerned with the main agenda topic of their next meeting; which is to discuss the pros and cons about the Cherry Orchard Trail project being pursued by the Friends of the Gorge. Property owners and concerned Lyle residents can voice the basis for their opinions on Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m.

Another reminder about being responsible with firearms while welcoming in the New Year, check with your neighbor and see if the gunfire traumatizes their family pet. Consider informing them that you will be shooting a firearm, or take it to a less inhabited location.

The Tourism Advisory Council will hold their first official meeting on Monday Jan. 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., at the Goldendale Library. This year a collaboration of the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Goldendale Chamber of Commerce has stirred an interest in creating more tourism in Klickitat County. The Package Travel Initiative was introduced to Western Klickitat County this year and is now officially underway.  A consulting firm is drafting itineraries to entice tour operators to add Klickitat County to their destination list at their national convention in 2014. The council hopes to find volunteers with a passion for Klickitat County and the tourism effort. They urge representatives from all Klickitat communities to participate in this endeavor because tourism means dollars, and the more participation we have, the more attractive our area will become as a tourist destination. 

Friends gathered at the Corner Pocket on Friday, Dec. 27, to honor Don Starkin, who has decided to step down from his OLESS Board position, to a more relaxing role in the organization. Their regular meeting will be at the Activity Center on Tuesday Jan. 7, at 7 p.m.

At the close of this year, let us reflect back on our accomplishments and determine if we have done all we could have, in looking out for those less fortunate or for rekindling pride in our community. Are you satisfied?

Have a Happy 2014 Everyone!

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