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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Lyle schools to stay closed longer


March 25, 2020

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 Coalition will go to Virtual Only meeting for 3/20/20 as we all look to limit group in person meetings as part of guidance during the Covid-19 outbreak. We will not hold any in person meetings until the guidance has been changed.” To add your address to the list check out Thank you and stay healthy everyone!

Just a repeat of last week’s not-so-good messages, sent by Annie Maguire, Lyle Lions Club; The Wash State Dept of Health has closed its meal sites for the Sr. Lunch program from 3/16-4/9. They also recommend cancelling of all programs involving primarily seniors. In our area these are White Salmon, Mon and Wed; Goldendale Tues and Thurs; and Lyle, Tues. Hopefully it will not be much longer.

And of course the Lyle Schools, have closed starting last Tuesday, March 17, and will go through Friday, April 24. Governor Jay Inslee announced this action on Friday, March 13, joining the growing list of other states taking this unprecedented measure to slow the spread of COVID-19. Hang in there guys, we shall all weather the storm if we all work together and not try to be irresponsible and defy health guidelines.

On a personal note; Scam Alert… As I had used an ambulance service recently, and my daughter had not, she assumed that the bill was mine and included it in my pile of mail. It was only after opening it that I found it was for her instead. It was a bill from “American Medical Response” stating she owed nearly fourteen hundred dollars for a ride from a clinic to a hospital near her home in Vancouver. She immediately knew it was erroneous because she was here and her family in Vancouver had not visited a hospital. Upon calling and confronting a representative of their ‘Customer Care Dept’ she demanded an explanation of the charges for something that had not come about. The woman speaking in very broken English wanted to ‘clear things up’ by Dana divulging her date of birth and social security number as reference. After denying both requests and informing the woman that she had proof that she was more than 80 miles away that day, their representative was all too quick to tell her to “disregard the message”, and that there apparently was an error on their end. In checking further their billing statement and survey had three different addresses in three different states. Be very aware my friends, the scammers are lurking in darkened alleys and behind stinky trash cans.


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