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Volunteers sought for work party

Lyle News


More than 50 children attended the annual Vacation Bible School at Lyle Celebration Center this past week, with this year’s theme being ‘Sonrise National Park.’ Music, Bible stories, skits, outdoor activities, and crafts filled the mornings. Appreciation is extended to the Lyle Merc and Lyle Country Cafe for their donations. Make a date to join them at the church on Saturday afternoon, July 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a free matinee of the family film, Dolphin Tale.

Although this has been covered in other articles, our big news is that Martin Huffman has resigned from the Lyle School District as superintendant and principal of Dallesport School. He has accepted employment as the ‘new interim principal to lead Toledo High School’. He has been an outstanding volunteer at many functions such as cooking over the hot grill for the Lion’s Club Breakfast, leading the children in the Easter egg hunt and many, many more too numerous to note here. We wish him well in his new endeavor.

Concerned citizens of the school district are still busy collecting as many signatures as possible on the petition for “the dissolution of the existing director districts for Lyle School District 406, and the reapportionment of the District into no fewer than three director districts and no more than two directors at large.” These petitioners must have the signatures collected and delivered to the ESD in Vancouver no later than July 9. They will review and write the ballot proposal for the General Election. The petition will also allow more citizens to be eligible to run for a position on the board. Questions? Call Vern Harpole (509) 480-2607 or

There is a ‘Green Space Work Party’ planned for July 9, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lyle Activity Center, corner of 3rd and Klickitat streets. Lyle Park Place is maintained entirely by volunteers and is used every day by families in our community. A softball diamond is being constructed with bases donated by Norm White.

The Twin Bridges Museum would also appreciate some of that roll-up-your-sleeves volunteering. They are working hard to get the new location spiffy for the upcoming prestigious event of the NW United Methodist Church representatives, who are arriving on July 10, for the 6 p.m. final transfer of the property deed.

Happy 4th of July – But please shoot off your fireworks responsibly; not in residential areas where homes can be damaged or perhaps destroyed.


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