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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Interested in joining a kickball league? Come to family activity day


If you have anything to share about the ‘Cherry Orchard Trail’ topic; Wednesday, July 1, is the date and the Lyle Activity Center is the place. National Park Service, Dan Miller the Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance will be present to answer any and all questions pertaining to the subject. This may be too late for some subscribers as the newspapers are delivered about that time, but if you get yours early and wish to have a say, pro or con…time is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Miller will display draft maps, explain the decisions, get feedback, and discuss the next steps.

Kickball, free pizza, youth activities… rally round and help form a family activity by joining a discussion Tuesday July 14, at 6 p.m. at the Activity Center; top on the agenda is a kickball league and other youth activities at the park.

Now…one last time… due to inflation, they had to raise their prices by $1 a plate, but on Saturday, the Lions Club is still holding their ‘First Saturday Breakfast’ even though it falls on the Fourth of July. A hearty and healthy breakfast is the American way to start off a family holiday; followed by a traditional picnic at your favorite spot, whether it is in the mountains, on the river or at the coast. Then find where there is a designated area, with professional safety personnel (fire trucks) to enjoy the fireworks.

And, about those fireworks…I wish to add…from the internet: “Sadly, the American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO) indicates that child injuries make up approximately 40-percent of fireworks-related incidents from a variety of dangers—including burns from rogue sparks, eye damage, and burns from handling lit sticks, which can heat intensely up to around 2,000-degrees Fahrenheit.” and, “According to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), fireworks can get easily tangled in loose clothing, or cause injury if an adult meddles with a firework that didn’t light the first time. If supervising a fireworks display, it’s always important to light explosives far away from structures, crowds, grass, or brush in case of sparks.” I reiterate… ‘designated area with professional safety personnel’….

During this heat wave we must dig deep into our souls and remember to ‘love thy neighbor’. Check in on the elderly and less fortunate to make sure they have adequate cooling in their homes. Sometimes pride will not allow a person to ask for help, but would readily accept it, if offered. In my childhood days air conditioning meant my mother wetting a hand towel and draping it around her neck while dad just turned on the garden hose and stood under it. Primitive, yes… but it worked.

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