Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
A decorating committee will gather on Friday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. to spruce up the Lyle Activity Center in honor of Santa's arrival later that evening from 6:45 to 7:30. If you have decorations you wish to donate and/or would like to join in on the fun, give Sherri Starkin a call at 1-360-608-5916. The Klickitat County's Fire Trucks and Sheriff Patrol cars will officially escort the jolly man to hear children's requests. During Santa's visit, the Twin Bridges Museum will serve cocoa and homemade cookies to one and all, so dress warm and bring your camera for that special photo of your little ones as they divulge their heartfelt Christmas wishes.
Lyle was saddened by the passing of one of its long time residents, June Butler. She passed away Nov. 21 in Husum. The Butler family settled here in the mid 50s and farmed the land by harvesting wheat and alfalfa hay. June was a tiny lady with a huge heart. Her smile and outgoing presence will be sorely missed.
If you love bird watching and wish to help, the 14th Audubon Sanctioned Lyle Christmas Bird Count will be held Sunday, Dec. 18. Contact Bob Hansen as soon as possible to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-637-2736. You will be assigned to a sector or you may participate just by observing species at your backyard feeder. There will be an annual count compilation dinner with homemade vegetarian chili, corn bread and dessert. Feel free to bring a potluck dish.
Dallesport Cub Scout Pack #312 has been newly formed from a collection of 15 boys, their families, three den leaders and Cub Master Fritz Osborne. Although they are mainly from Dallesport, Wishram and Lyle, the boys hold their meetings at Dallesport School. This pack visited both the Lyle Fire Department and the Twin Bridges Museum on Sunday. School grade levels determine which cub or den a boy will belong; first grade is Tiger, second is Wolf and third is Bear. Membership in this family oriented organization, whether as a scout or a leader, is guaranteed to better your life; for information call Evelyn Von Ahn at 1-541-288-3484. Cub Scouts is the first stage of the Boy Scouts of America which has bragging rights of forming the high moral character of some past presidents of the United States who through their perseverance earned the rank of Eagle Scout, its highest, most prestigious order.