Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Once again our community will rally for some of its members in their time of crisis. Cameron and Carrie Coe lost their home to fire on March 5. The Lyle Lions Club is hosting a spaghetti feed fundraiser Saturday, March 15. The cost of the dinner will be donations for the family. Watch for flyers about town for the time of the dinner.
Have you noticed the pretty spring flowers in the triangle across from the Lions Club? Norma Brashers, with the support of the community council, dug it up, cleaned it out and replanted it. Thank You Norma it looks so dressed up.
The KCPEDA Board has made its decision on the grant requests the communities made in January. Lyle School District will be awarded $25,750 for facility improvements.
There is a correction for Wayne Trosper's retirement party.
It is planned for April 19 not May. See you there?
The next community council meeting on March 24 will be a busy one. There will be several speakers on the agenda -- Fritz Osborne and Andy Kallinen from Columbia Hills State Park, Bill Weiler from Fish & Wildlife, and Greg Harmon from Habitat for Humanity. Looks like this meeting will be packed with information of interest to almost everyone.
April 11 and 12 will be here before you know it, community clean-up time. Start gathering your trash and support the council with its main fundraiser. This is a great opportunity to dispose of those old appliances, (for a small fee) and other debris. And the 13+ mile yard sale is also sneaking up on us; it will be June 14 and 15. If you plan to have a sale and want to be on the map, call Joy Collins at 365-5102. She hopes to fill the park by the old school with sale tables so that all can benefit from the traffic on Highway 14.
The Song of the Rivers:
A poem by Elizabeth McDowell
Listen, my heart to the Song of the Rivers,
The Song of the Ages behind and before
Hear the wild echoes of Time and Creation
Of dreams and of labors along the bright shore.
Hark to the voices that speak in its laughter,
Weep with its tears for the days that are gone,
Hope with its tales of joys that come after,
For the Song of Rivers will go on and on.
Humor and Lexophiles (lovers of words): If you jump off a Paris bridge you are in Seine.