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Gather Up Your Trash

Lyle News for April 10

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Gather your trash and support the council with its main fundraiser. Community clean-up time is April 11 and 12 and is your chance to dispose of those unwanted items.

The dumpsters will be in the yard at the school bus garage. Allied Waste graciously donates these dumpsters each year and council members donate their time to man the clean-up, so monitory donations will be welcome.

The Lyle-Wishram Girls Basketball Team is selling Pepsi products as a fundraiser to earn money to attend Basketball Camp during the summer. Cases of 20 ounce plastic bottles will be sold for $20 each. This includes most Pepsi products. For more information please call Chris or David at the school: 509-365-2211 ext. 126 or 138. Selling dates are from April 14 to 25 with delivery April 28. All orders must be prepaid. They are also having a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on May 1 at the Dallesport Elementary School cafeteria.

Columbia Hills Wagons and Wildflowers: Saturday, May 3, will be "A Day of Exploring Natural and Cultural Heritage" at the Dalles Mt. Ranch. This event is hosted by Columbia Hills Partners, Washington State Parks & Recreation and Washington Department of Natural Resources. The time is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., come rain or shine. They are offering fun for kids of all ages, and living history activities. For more information, call Washington State Parks 509-767-1159 or Washington Department of Natural Resources 509-925-0940.

Hope everyone is enjoying their spring break this week.

The Song of the Rivers (a history of Lyle by Elizabeth McDowell): "Prologue: As the water ran, it sang, and its song was lightsome and gay, telling of sunlight and shadows and great fishes and clever men, and of gigantic rocks and mountains which would guide its course seaward. It was a wild, free song, lusty and unafraid."

"As the ages passed, the adventuring waters carved out a regular channel to pursue. They bit deep into the rocky course, year after year, forming beautiful lakes and gorges along the way. Other rivers, also unnamed, poured their floods into its lower level and now the Song was many songs rolled into one...the 'Song of the Rivers'."

Humor and Lexophiles (lovers of words): Acupuncture; a jab well done.

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