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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Shop with care on Black Friday


Black Friday is not always what it appears to be. Last year I finally splurged and purchased a new camera for all my photo needs. It had a great price and a GE logo on the front… exactly like General Electric’s logo. I found out that not only was it not a GE brand but that it was also obsolete when they sold it to me. This was found out when I decided to purchase an extra battery. I tried all kinds of stores and then went to the internet but couldn’t find it on the GE website. I finally took it to a camera shop in Hood River and after several tries on his behalf he found the problem. It is a ‘General Imaging Co.’ product out of China. And because I continued to use my old one until I needed the new one, it was too late to make a complaint. So, friends, be careful of your purchases and research before buying that ‘too good to be true” priced item. One of my favorite sayings is: “Tis a wise man who learns from his mistakes, but yet a wiser man who learns from other’s.”

The Lions Club First Saturday Breakfast on Dec. 6, is a very important one. They are hoping for a great turnout because all the proceeds go toward purchasing items for their Christmas food boxes. For many years they have generously donated boxes filled with much needed items for the less fortunate. Any canned or non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations will also be gratefully accepted. So, any show of support for this particular breakfast is critical to their continued success in bringing a much happier holiday to many families who would otherwise go without. 

Hail to all you vocally gifted children. High Prairie Christmas Dinner is happening soon and the organizers expressed their desire to have a repeat performance from the Children’s Choir. Kids interested in helping out are to attend rehearsals to learn a special Christmas song. Rehearsals are: Tuesday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m .; Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m .; and Friday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. For more information call (509) 365-3600.

I’m not sure who this affects in Lyle, but in case you own forest land, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a workshop designed for eastern Washington forest landowners to learn how to reduce wildfire risk, improve forest health and enhance wildlife habitat by actively managing their property on Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ponderosa Park Fire Hall in Goldendale. There is a charge of $2 per person paid to Ponderosa Park Firewise Committee. Info: Dan Lennon at (509) 773-5588 or

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