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Volunteers Ask For Eda Funds

Lyle News for Jan. 13

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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/

Four active volunteers from Lyle attended the EDA grant presentations in Goldendale this past week. Lyle's Fire Chief Scott Brewer presented the fire departments request and Vern Harpole presented the OLESS's request. It was an interesting evening, starting at 6 and over by 7:30 p.m.

Saturday the OLESS board met for an all day session at the Lyle Hotel and had a strategy planning meeting. A list of the things the community has accomplished toward saving and restoring the Lyle Activity Center was first on the agenda. It was surprising how long the list was. They, the board went on to define the things that still need to be done in the future, and eventually a one-year, two-year, etc. action list will be presented to the community for input and assistance in completing the tasks.

It is so wonderful to report that Jim Titus is once again physically able to take his daily walks and share his time at the senior meals, church and other activities. Way to go Jim!

A reminder to the community, we are always on the hunt for news and really do appreciate when you share with us something to put into this column.

Excerpts from the book "Early History of Klickitat County" copyright by Jim Attwell 1977. "Chapter Four -- In Rowland Saga: "Yup, that's my first wife" Mr. Rowland repeated, and then looked Vida Rowland, his eyes twinkled happily; "and its the very same one I've got now."

"I'd never have long hair like that again," Mrs. Rowland said. Ira tenderly laid the long - silent violin back in the battered case. The pictured disappeared as he snapped shut the lid."

"Things aren't the same anymore. Everything is changing. Even the climate is different than it used to be. I get so lonesome for my fiddle, but I can't play it since I had my stroke."

"Yes, the old times are gone forever. Folks nowadays don't know what life is."

Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

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