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Dangerous Park Tree Cut Down

Lyle News for Aug. 11

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

lykensme@embarqmail.com

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

http://lyle-wa.blogspot.com/

The dead and dangerous tree that stood along the edge of Lyle Park Place was downed this week by David Harris, who generously volunteered to do it as a pro-bono community service for the safety of park visitors. Small piles of the debris are still at the location, but will be removed when more volunteers step forward to offer their pick-ups and labor.

Speaking of clearing debris. It is good to see more residents out cleaning their properties of noxious and unsightly weeds, especially along our main Highway 14 going through town. Community pride shines brighter with each mowing and creates a nice "face lift" for tourists to notice and remember.

Eight Lady Sundowners met for their monthly luncheon at the Taste of the Gorge in Husum. An enjoyable meal and leisurely conversation made for a comfortable afternoon of good companionship.

The United Methodist Church began its Hope Project last Saturday with bags containing an array of personal essentials, as well as a note with a check list of what they might need on their next visit. This will continue each week from 3 to 5 p.m.

This is the last reminder about "The Last Blast of Summer" that will be happening at the Columbia Grange on Old Highway 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. this coming Friday, Aug. 12. Toe tapping music of the Mill Creek String Band of Goldendale, with caller Sue Baker of Hood River on the microphone, to guide the steps of newbies to contra dancing. From White Salmon Two Hot Mamas and 1 Pappa will be on site as a food/beverage vendor for your eating enjoyment. This event is a Lyle Community Council sponsored fundraiser to show appreciation for its very own men and women of the Lyle Volunteer Fire Department. Along with the music and dancing there will be a silent auction of many desirable items. Admission for the evening will be $5 per person or $15 per family, so bring great Aunt Matilda along and watch her have a good time. It's a family oriented event planned to entertain and enjoy. Please direct all questions to: Juliet Pouillon of the Lyle Community Council at juliet.pouillon@gmail.com

A thought to remember: One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness --it is usually returned. Court R. Flint.

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