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 By Mildred Lykens    Community    July 8, 2020 

Fourth brought forth many

Two events happened this past week at the Lyle Activity Center that I was unable to attend. One was the opening of the Good Food Bank, and the other was the Black Lives Matter gathering. During the...

 

Lyle seniors celebrate graduation

It warmed my heart to see the portraits of the members of the Lyle Graduating class flying high on banners above “main street” of Lyle. Then I received emails describing the celebrating event of...

 

Farmers Market is at the Activity Center

A volunteer of “Lyle Good Food News” wishes to relay to you a reminder that, from their conglomerate of various Lyle organizations and State Washington Gorge Action Program (WAGAP), a grand open...

 

Come and get your lamb

Some of you might have noticed that there was no Lyle News the past week. I was without internet and phone until I got switched back to the provider I had previously. Please be advised that my new...

 

Graduation Cruise to be held

Lyle Schools will host a Graduation Cruise for our graduating seniors on Saturday, June 6, starting in Dallesport at 2 p.m. Grads will be driven through Dallesport and Lyle. Community members are...

 

Churches are 'essential'

For those of you that may not know: Lyle is in the Fire Zone 2, District 4. And it’s now in the burn ban order. On days like the past few, the wind could play havoc with any fire no matter how...

 

Virtual kindergarten registration coming

I’m playing ‘catch-up’ with the closings and re-openings of the businesses in town. All I can hopefully be up-to-date on is saying that the Country Café is open for takeout, the Lyle Merc is...

 

Lyle Merc reopens

The Green Space at the Lyle Activity Center is the location (corner of 3rd and Klickitat St. in Lyle) for fresh, environmentally safe vegetables and fruit being brought there by Mobile Farmers...

 

Some businesses getting creative

In lieu of the public becoming an all-out protesting mob by breaking the rules in order to re-enter society and get their lives back to normal, the government is opening certain stages of the...

 

Cemetery clean-up day cancelled

With the transfer of ownership with The White Salmon Enterprise, Hood River News, and The Dalles Chronicle, this Lyle News column will be printed in the combined newspaper only every other week by...

 

The remarkable Lyle Alumni Association

The free income tax assistance usually given by AARP has been put on hold until further notice. Federal tax filing deadlines and payments are extended to July 15, 2020. The IRS has temporarily closed...

 

The three F's

Fright, Flight, or Fight. Let’s look at this virus outbreak as a horror flick and check out what can be done to conquer the unconquerable. In the plot of the story, finding out the monster is not...

 

You finally have time

This year 2020 has not shown to be a happy and friendly one. With all the social gatherings being cancelled and government telling us to stay in doors for our own good, the human suffers. We are...

 

In whom do you place your trust these days?

Because I haven’t heard of any news except for the virus, let me touch on it. For those of you experiencing a bit of cabin fever, remember the current deadline for reprieve is when the Lyle school...

 

Lyle schools to stay closed longer

This is a tad bit too late this month, but getting signed up will get you included in the month ahead’s Our Klickitat meetings. A message sent by their liaison states, “Our Klickitat Prevention...

 

Long House burns down

Lyle Fire Chief Dave McCune reported that last Sunday, March 8, his crew responded to a fire at the Long House at 270 Canyon Road. At their arrival, they were joined with the High Prairie and...

 

Fugitive sought, may be feral

Be on the lookout for an escapee. The incident happened late last month, and the perp has been on the run since then. Although not reported dangerous, the fugitive could be trying to locate a hiding...

 

Volunteers needed

Lyle Fire Chief Dave McCune and High Prairie Fire Chief Tim Darland are seeking volunteers to help plan for the FF’s appreciation dinner scheduled for Saturday, March 14. Which brings me to the...

 

Farewell to John Raz

A Celebration of Life will be held for John Raz on Monday, March 1, at the Country Café in Lyle from 3 to 5 p.m. John was a Lyle resident for over 45 years and made many friends in the area. He was...

 

Get your free tax assistance

By appointment only, but free tax assistance will be available for residents of Klickitat County through the Tax Aide Program, sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. Taxpayers...

 

Farewell to JoAnn

On a sad note, I received word that a longtime Lyle resident, JoAnn (Sorensen) Roseberry, passed away on Jan. 27 in Durango, Colorado, where she had lived for many years after her school years here...

 

Head up to the 'Lyle' sign

How’s that New Year’s resolution coming? Still off those smoking devices, exercising regularly, eating properly, reading more, and sticking to your new budget of less spending? The Lyle Lions...

 

Correct contact info

In checking my column in both county newspapers last week, I found that I erred in giving you my new contact information that would enable you to get me any newsy items about your upcoming...

 

Parents, it looks like snow

If you have any news, comments or concerns about our special community and surrounding area, please contact me. Notice there is a change in my phone number and email address: (509) 316-0124 or...

 

Make the LCC work for you

I have a brilliant idea—well, maybe a 40-watt, but it’s still enough light to visualize: think about those New Year resolutions and put volunteering at the top of the list. So many worthy causes...

 

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