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Council elections on Monday

Lyle News for Nov. 24

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Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

The Lyle Community Council is having elections at its Nov. 28 meeting. Cindy Bluemel nominated her husband Ralf for one of the three open slots last month; two still remain unoccupied.

As the winter discourages some of the members from a weekend camping, the Sundowners RV Club holds its monthly meetings at various restaurants in the gorge. On Sunday, Nov. 20, 22 of them converged upon the downstairs dining area of the CharBurger in Cascade Locks.

Christmas shopping early is an American tradition as well as the bazaars that help you find those one-of-a-kind, hand crafted items. The 8th Annual Dallesport Bazaar will be on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Hills Log Building on Hwy 197. The Dallesport Community Council and Fire Department will again host it and sell chili, hot dogs, soda, and homemade cookies for lunch. Contact Alice Mattox at 509-767-4077.

There is still time to contact one of the Lions Club members with names of people who may qualify for one of their Christmas Baskets which covers the Lyle, Murdock, Dallesport and High Prairie area and will be dispersed on Dec. 17. Monetary or food donations can be brought to the Dec. 3 Saturday Breakfast. Members to contact: Martin Huffman, 541-993-2329;, Joan Titus, 365-2872; or Rick and Linnea Denis, 365-0039.

The River Peoples Cultural Exchange /Lyle Community Study Circle will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lyle Activity Center, corner of 3rd and Klickitat Streets. Laura Slockish (Klickitat/Wasco) will be the guest and discuss her connections and relationships with the Warm Springs and Yakama reservations while residing in Wishram. She will also share some of the challenges she faces living and participating in the dominant society while maintaining her Native American culture and identity as a wife and mother. This second in a series of five monthly sessions exploring personal experiences in "Bridging Two Cultures" is free and all are welcome. Donations are accepted to cover speaker stipends and room rental. For more information contact Portia Masterson, 509-281-0631, or

A thought to remember: As Christmas looms in the near future I would like to suggest a great gift for all those on your list...It is one-size-fits-all, warming, uplifting, loving, can be regifted

or easily returned , and best of all free..but it will take both arms to wrap it...It is a HUG!


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