By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Time change is annoying


March 20, 2019

Lyle’s Community Clean Up is a go! Thanks to Twin Bridges Museum board member, Oren Johnson who spoke to the “Powers That Be.” He asked for intervention with the slow process with Republic Services. It is very short notice but we are scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The dumpsters will be in the school bus parking lot as usual. This year we are asking that, “If you bring it, help unload it.” So I’m counting on all of you to help get the information out to your neighbors. Since everything has worked out, we can once again clean up our properties, and the fundraiser can help the Twin Bridges Museum and Community Council. It wasn’t quite an act of Congress but pretty close! When you see our County Commissioner Dave Sauter again, give him a well deserved pat on the back!

Speaking of Commissioner Sauter and the Twin Bridges Museum: the museum board wishes to thank Susy Ramm for the enlightening presentation of the 100 years the Sauter family has lived in the area. During the museum’s membership luncheon, Dave himself and other Sauter family members either helped fill in the gaps or had questions of their own to learn more about their heritage. 100 years—I guess they are no longer considered “newbies.”

About that after school tutoring program I spoke of last week: called the A Team, students are welcome to participate every Tuesday and Thursday or as their schedule allows. Buses will run at 5 p.m. to take the motivated learners home. All of the tutors are teacher specialists at the high school. Each has a specific area of focus: John Bister will provide juniors and seniors with tutoring to prepare for the SBAC, the state testing students need to pass in order to graduate. Cody Magill will focus on English language arts for both middle and high school. Middle and high school students will get math learning support from Katie Gibson on Tuesdays and Josh Padgett on Thursdays. I haven’t met many students over the years who couldn’t benefit from a little help. It’s offered here, free of charge, so why not use it? Give the school office a call at (509) 365-2211 and enroll your student now.

My thoughts on Daylight Savings Time and clock changing: I get disappointed with myself each time it comes around and I have to reset my car clock. My memory can’t hold on to how to set it between time changes. I have to dig into my glove box to find the owner’s manual. I still don’t know how to use my car phone, nor for the life of me understand the DVD player in the house. I can’t watch the stack of brand new movies that I’ve purchased over the years. A grandson has tried twice to explain it; even writing step-by-step down on a tablet. (Granted, he forgot one step the first time, but I don’t think it’s his fault this time.) Technology has me scratching my head at what my great-grandchildren seem to breeze through. Without family nearby, I must wait for their next visit to enable me to “learn” once again. In the mean time, that stack of movies sits there, taunting me.


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